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SEF Sponsored Science Lab - Stalactites

posted Mar 20, 2012, 3:51 PM by Tracy Kinsch

Today was a SEF sponsored lab with Ms. Mackin.  Students mixed together baking soda, food dye, and warm water.  They inserted a piece of yarn with paper clip on the end to their mason jar.  We are hoping for a killer stalactites!

iMovie Fictional Narrative

posted Mar 20, 2012, 3:45 PM by Tracy Kinsch

Today was the first day in the computer lab working with iMovie.  Students were amazing!  Every child was actively engaged creating their movie.  Today we imported picture, added transitions and played with the application.  I am really excited to see the final product.

Unit 8 Math Test

posted Mar 20, 2012, 3:43 PM by Tracy Kinsch   [ updated Mar 20, 2012, 3:43 PM ]

The Unit 8 math test will be Friday, March 29.  This date is tentative.

Missing Assignment Report

posted Jan 19, 2012, 10:46 AM by Tracy Kinsch

    With the new year, I was able to record student's homework on Power School.  Power School isn't live for elementary school parents to view, so I have printed out a missing assignment report.  This will show any assignments that your child has missed.  If you don't receive a report, it means your child has turned everything in!

Mission San Juan Bautista - Wednesday, Feb. 29th

posted Jan 19, 2012, 10:42 AM by Tracy Kinsch

    On February 29th we will be heading out to Mission San Juan Bautista!  This is a wonderful field trip that brings to life social studies by showing students mission life.

    Permission slips will be in Thursday Folders today.  We do need drivers/ chaperones for the trip.  We leave at 8:45 and return by 2:10.  Students will need to bring a lunch.

    Please return permission slips by 2/3/12!

Pennies for Patients Begins 1/23

posted Jan 19, 2012, 10:37 AM by Tracy Kinsch

    Foothill will be participating again in Pennies for Patients!  Last year we raised over $4,000.00, which meant that Mr. Bosco had to kiss a pig!  Students are asked to look for change around the house and, starting Monday, bring it in.  Each student is given a collection box and when their box is full, they can empty it in the class box.  We will be collecting for three weeks starting Monday, 1/23. 
    We are collecting to help support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society find a cure to Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Also to improve the quality of life for patients with Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.

Book Orders due by Friday, 1/27

posted Jan 17, 2012, 3:02 PM by Tracy Kinsch

  If you want to place a book order, please turn in your form and money by next Friday, 1/27.  I will place the whole order all at once!

Science Fair Proposals are due 1/27

posted Jan 17, 2012, 2:59 PM by Tracy Kinsch

   Science Fair Proposals are due Friday, 1/27.  The proposals will be reviewed and handed back by Februrary 10th. Fourth grade students are encouraged to participate, but it is not mandatory.  Students may work individually or in small groups.  All the information can be found on the Foothill Elementary website including the proposal forms. 
    Science day will be Thursday, March, 8th.  If students are participating in the Science Fair, they may drop their poster off at the MPR before school on Thursday, March 8th.

Math Study Guide is Posted!

posted Dec 16, 2011, 8:17 AM by Tracy Kinsch

If  you click on the Math section, you can find the Unit 5 study guide.  I have also posted some multiplication rules to help students memorize their facts.

Sing-a-long 12/16/11

posted Dec 9, 2011, 11:09 AM by Tracy Kinsch

We will be having our annual sing-a-long on Friday, 12/16, at 8:40 in the MPR.  Please feel free to come and join us sing our way into the holiday season!

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