On Saturday, September 27th, the FSAPS Anime Club will traveling to Anime Weekend Atlanta. AWA is a three-day Japanese Animation and comics convention held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. While most of the Anime Club members plan to attend this full-day field trip, there may be other Middle School students who are interested in attending as well. All interested 6th – 8th grade students are welcome to accompany the Anime Club on this field trip. Parent carpooling and chaperones will be coordinated by Ms. Ashley Fichter. We will meet at FSAPS at 8:30 am and return by 10:00 pm. If you are interested in more information about this trip, please e-mail email@example.com. Anime Club students can look forward to information and permission forms coming home in hard copy and through e-mail tomorrow. Additional permission forms for this trip are available in the front office and are due NO LATER than Wednesday, September 24th at 5:00 pm. Please go to www.awa-con.com to learn more about this convention.
To celebrate his upcoming birthday (September 25th), we read A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein. Shel was an amazing poet, author, song-writer and illustrator. In this story, a giraffe grows a half and experiences some funny mishaps along the way. The children learned about rhyming words. We played a fun matching memory game to combine rhyming pairs. We all enjoyed this story and hands-on extension activities. If you have any of Shel Silverstein’s books at home…this is the perfect time to read them! One of my favorites….The Giving Tree. ENJOY!
FSAPS Chess and Math Teams have organized a weekend cabin camp for FSA students.
We will be leaving at 6:00 PM on FRIDAY, October 10, 2014 and return back around 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 12, 2014.
Students need to bring a sleeping bag, pillow, slippers, toothbrush/ toothpaste/hairbrush and SNACKS (no gum).
Delicious food will be prepared and served by teachers in accordance with students’ dietary restrictions.
There will be 2-3 teacher chaperons during the camp depending on the student number. Parents are most welcome to attend as well. Cost per student is $75.00.
For more information, registration form and questions, please contact Mr. Seker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First come first serve! First 30 students will be accepted.
FSAPS students are having such fantastic experiences in cooking class. They try a different recipe every week. This past week, students cooked spaghetti with tomato sauce. It was very delicious. Students take all the yummy leftovers to home as well 🙂 Please see pictures from cooking club here:
We are very excited about the start of our College Mentorship Program (CMP) this year, on September 24, 2014.
Fourth through eighth grade students will be assigned a mentor. Every Wednesday from 2:55 to 3:30 students will participate in the CMP Program. They will be doing activities with their mentor, working toward their CMP goals and have bi-weekly speakers.
We are taking suggestions for speakers. If you know of someone in our community that you think our students could benefit from having as a guest speaker, please let us know.
Email Michelle Campbell at email@example.com
Click on the following links to see some examples of previous speakers
As well, we appreciate any feedback or suggestions for improving the program.
Fulton Science Academy College Mentorship Program
We have three goals with CMP:
1- Academic Proficiency
2- Guidance & Counseling
3- College & Career Readiness
As part of CMP, we also will plan short seminars on important topics every other Wednesday. Some of the topics we plan to cover are as follows:
- Understanding and Managing Conflict
- Personal Finance
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Attention Improvement Techniques
- Stress Management
- Goal Setting
- Top Universities
- Public Speaking
- Critical Thinking Improvement
- Community Service
- Working Together Effectively
- Road to College
6th Grade Earth Science class conducted a mineral exploration activity which simulates real-life economic, societal and issue-oriented problems. The activities were designed to teach about how water works along the earth’s surface and through the ground as it picks up small amounts of the minerals found in the rocks and sediments. Certain minerals ionize, then travel along in the moving water and later react chemically with the surface of river sediments. Since it is impractical to take a class out to the field to obtain samples, working with simulated sample river sediments were a great way to learn about this topic!
Stained Glass Window is a project that requires students to graph linear equations in order to create a colorful (yet mathematical) display window. Each student selects and graphs at least twelve linear equations from the equation bank to create their own unique stained glass window. This visual/kinesthetic project helped Mr. Seker’s math students to clearly identify the equations of horizontal and vertical lines and to easily distinguish between positive and negative slope. Please see a picture here:
One of our wonderful parents, Mrs. Harkonen came in to share her knowledge of Nordic countries with the 6th graders. The Harkonen family is from Finland and has been in the United States since 2003. We were happy to have her teach us about the culture and geography of that region of the world. The students really enjoyed her presentation and learned a lot. We all want to visit there now!