March 22 Yearbook Orders Due
March 26-30 Spring Break
April 2 Library Visit
April 6 All School Meeting and Spirit Day
April 11 All-day O&A and Oregon Trail Dress-Up Day
Homework Due by Thursday, March 22
1. Read for at least 20 minutes every night.
2. Complete at least 30 minutes of math practice
3. Complete at least 20 minutes of typing practice.
4. Optional: Complete Paragraph of the Week writing assignment.
Prompt: Sometimes things happen that make us upset. Write about a time when you were very angry.
Upcoming Out and Abouts
On Wednesday, the Plovers will test out what it was like to take care of some of the chores that pioneer kids were tasked with. They will wash clothing in a bucket and hang it up to dry, participate in hunting and fishing simulations, and collect firewood. Since Pioneers did not have have computers or tablets to play games on, we also will have the students create their own games using simple objects like buckets, marbles, string, and sticks!
On April 11th, students will dress up as their character and visit the historical AT Smith house for a pioneer field day! Some easy costume ideas that you may be able to find around your house or borrow: long skirts, button-up shirts, suspenders, aprons, straw hats, and bandanas. We hope that some parents will be able to join us for a day of old fashion fun!
Order the 2017-18 FGCS Yearbook!
Don't miss your chance to order the 2017-18 FGCS Yearbook! Click here to order and pay for yearbooks online with credit/debit. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, you may download a paper form here or pick one up in the school office. Deadline for orders is 4 p.m. Thurs., March 22.
Library Chaperones - Chaperones needed for our next library visit 4/2
Out & About Chaperones - Check the SignUp page for more details about weekly chaperone opportunities through April!
- March 21 Pioneer Chores at the Backyard Garden
- April 4 Old Train Station Museum
- April 11 Pioneer Day at the AT Smith House
We started an Oregon Trail simulation last week. Students brainstormed desirable personality traits of a successful emigrant and traits that might hold them back while traveling on the trail. Students formed wagon family groups and created their own characters and family history. We watched a YouTube video to help us draw the characters in the right kinds of clothes. We will be studying the Oregon Trail from the perspective of our characters. This week, we will build model wagons and then write farewell letters to friends and loved ones. We are almost ready hit the trail!
We created some new classroom jobs and routines last week to help address a few reoccurring problems in the classroom, like not cleaning up, talking in the hallway and wandering around the room during lunch. The new Cheerleaders will help encourage other Plovers to follow directions and they will hold a prize raffle every Friday. At closing meeting every day, the Appreciation Captains will recognize the Plovers who were being good role models. We also have a V.I.P nomination box for students to leave notes about good behavior they notice and I will read the notes at closing meeting. Finally, the bloggers will help me keep track of the highlights from our week on our new "Gratitude Blog." We are hoping that focusing on the positive will encourage and remind everyone to do the right thing!
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Parents and students can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also leave a voice message on the class phone or set up a time to meet with me before/after school.