February will be a busy month. Please refer to the calendar your child has tucked in the back of his/her C.A.T.S communication folder.
Important Dates tentatively scheduled for this semester Field trip and other important dates were included in last month’s newsletter and are posted and updated on the CATS website (fwcats.weebly.com), under the tab “Important Dates.” Permission slips can be downloaded from the forms tab. They are also listed below. (Note: this is a tentative list and may be difficult to see on a mobile phone, sorry)
Monday, February 4th: Field Trip 6th grade – Pima Air & Space Museum Thursday, February 7th: Half-day, No CATS for 3rd Grade Thursday, February 14th: No CATS for 3rd grade (Valentine’s Day) Monday, February 18th: NO CATS for 6th graders February 21s – 22nd: RODEO BREAK Tuesday, February 26th: Field Trip – 5th Grade to Tucson Museum of Art Monday, March 4th: Field trip 6th grade - FWJHS MESA Program Wednesday, March 6th: Field Trip – 3rd & 4th grades to Agua Caliente Park Thursday, March 7th: No CATS for 3rd Grade (FT Wed. instead) Friday, March 8th: NO SCHOOL Records Day March 11th – 13th CATS testing (no regular CATS classes) March 14th – 15th: Half-days, no CATS
Important Homework! Students should be bringing home their CATS communication folder and communication log every week. Please be sure to read your child’s log each week, discuss what your child is doing in CATS, and sign it every week. Also, please try to check your email at least once each week, as it is the best way for me to get CATS information out to families. Curriculum 6th grade students will continue studying the basic principles of flight by doing some hands-on investigations. Sixth graders will be going to The Pima Air and Space Museum on February 4th. There will be NO CATS on Monday, February 18th for 6th graders. We will be visiting Flowing Wells Junior High to see the campus and learn about course opportunities for gifted students on Monday, March 4th. We will spend time in the MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) classroom and do an engineering activity with current MESA students. When your child registers for 7th grade classes in February, please keep accelerated science and MESA (an elective class) in mind.
5th Grade students will continue to read and discuss the novel, Tuck Everlasting. For the next three weeks, we will continue to have an artist from the Tucson Museum of Art come into our classroom to teach us about influential artists and make art. This program will culminate with a field trip to The Tucson Museum of Art on Tuesday, February 26th.
4th & 3rd Grade: We have been researching endangered aquatic animals and creating scientific posters about them. We will have a scientific poster session this month to teach each other about our animals. Third and fourth graders will have another combined field trip on Wednesday, March 6th to Agua Caliente Park to study that aquatic ecosystem. PLEASE go to the FORMS tab to get a PERMISSION SLIP for THIS FIELD TRIP. Print, sign, and send to school with your child so that his/her teacher can mail it to me. Or, you can sign and attach it in an email to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately, I will NOT see the 3rd grade students for the first 3 Thursdays in February!
Puzzle of the Month December: How many seconds are there in a year? 12! - January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd, etc. January: If the wife of a King is called a Queen, then what is the wife of an Earl called? The wife of an Earl is a Countess February: What eats but never swallow?
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