Friday, April 28, 2017

Writing Extra Credit

Students in my writing classes can earn extra credit by submitting an article about a special teacher who deserves recognition.  These can be handwritten, typed, or submitted electronically (email or shared via google drive).  Articles are due Monday.


Students in my reading classes can earn extra credit by earning their AR goals.

Dress Up Days

We are gearing up for KPREP testing.  Next week, May 1-5, we will have dress up days.  Please plan and dress accordingly.

Monday - Kentucky Proud Day
Tuesday - If you "Mustache" Ask- Mustaches
Wednesday - Imma Balla Day- Dress as baseball player or favorite team
Thursday - There's No Crying in Baseball Day- Dress like a "cry baby"
Friday - Knock it out of the Park (Pep Rally Day, wear tshirts)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Important News Updates

A secret envelope was sent home with each child earlier this week. If you did not get one, please let me know.

The puberty class note is due tomorrow. The class will start next week.  If your child has lost it, please send a note stating whether or not he/she has permission to attend. Questions can be direct to Nurse Tomblin here at the school.

KPREP t-shirt orders are due Monday. They are $5.  You may send an additional $5 to sponsor a student who can not afford a shirt.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Malala Writing Assignment

Below are the instructions for the Malala Writing Assignment. We began this work in class, but students need to finish at home.  This assignment is due on or before Friday, April 21.

Select one of the following writing tasks to complete.  Be sure to use the general scoring guide to help you as you complete the task. Don’t forget to use prewriting activities before you write your draft.

1. HUMAN RIGHTS – Should education be a basic human right?  Write a speech to our world leaders to express your opinion.  Be sure to include your reasons for your opinion.

2. PARENTING – Was Malala’s dad a bad parent?  Write a blog post that explains whether or not you think Malala’s dad was a bad parent.  Be sure to use specific evidence from the book to support your answer.

3. FAITH – Even through her struggles, Malala remained true to her faith.  Would you (could you) remain faithful to your faith group/religion if they gave you the same restrictions that Malala faced?  Write an article for your school newspaper describing your beliefs about equal rights and how they compare with your faith group/religion.  Include how you would react to your group if you were in Malala’s situation.

4. LINCOLN LEADERS -  Malala wanted an education more than anything and nothing was going to keep her from it.  What can you do to encourage your classmates to take pride in their education?  Write an action plan that you could present to the principal that would encourage students to come to school and work hard. Be sure to include the following in your plan: purpose of the plan, school attendance, behavior, and grades (keep in mind that not everyone will always be a straight A student).

If you do not understand the assignment, ask NOW. Do not wait until Friday. Use the chart below to guide you.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Class News

Mark your calendars for the following dates:
4/19 FSMS Tour
4/20 Academic Recognition @ 7:45
        Easter Lunch @10:45
4/24 KPREP T-shirt orders due, Book orders due
5/5  KPREP Pep Rally
5/10 KPREP Testing Begins
5/18 Safety Program
5/19 Awards Program @ 9:30
5/22 Field Day
5/23 WOW Party, Last day of school
8/9  First day of school

April Birthdays
4/20 Karlee
4/28 Abbi

Library News from Ms. Rahm
In order to get as many books back as possible, and get an inventory started, students will need to return books by 4/28. Starting Monday 4/17, students will only be able to check out 1 book at a time. Last day for having books out will be 4/28. This will allow 3 weeks to get all (or most) books back from students.

Battle of the Books Team
Kylie, Jayden, Dariyn, Abbi, Garrett, and Connor will be representing our homeroom in this year’s Battle of the Books competition. Christina will be our alternate representative.

26 Days of School Until Summer Vacation!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Friday Transportation

The Boys and Girls Club is closed Friday, April 14, 2017. If this your child's normal afternoon arrangement, please send a written note to the front office explaining alternate afternoon transportation.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Class News

Mark your calendars for the following dates:
4/19 FSMS Tour
4/20 Academic Recognition @ 7:50
          Easter Lunch @ 10:45
5/5    KPREP Pep Rally
5/10  KPREP Testing begins
5/18  Safety Program
5/19  Awards Program @ 9:30
5/22  Field Day
5/23  WOW Party and Last Day of School
8/9    First Day of School

STAR Testing
Students will be taking their end of year STAR tests for Reading and Math beginning next week.  Please encourage your child to do their best.  We want to see how much they’ve learned this school year. Their scores will also help place them in the proper flexible groups for next school year.

Book Orders
Book Orders are coming home today.  These are due back next Monday, April 17. Please make checks payable to Scholastic or you may order online. If you send cash, it must be for the exact amount.  Remember that your orders help provide books for our classroom