Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Registration Begins!

Pre-K registration will begin on April 1st and will end on the 3rd.

Kindergarten registration will begin on April 8th and will end on the 10th.

Please be sure to register your child on the proper dates that apply to you and your family.

Monday, March 24, 2014

During the week of March 17-21 first graders read a story by Ezra Jack Keats entitled Whistle for Willie.  In the story the little boy, Peter, wants to learn how to whistle so he can get his dog to come to him.  The boy’s pet, Willie, was a dachshund.  Mrs. Burt and her husband have a pet dachshund named Symon that looks identical to Willie.  So to close the week of learning Symon and Mr. Burt came to visit the children on the first grade hall.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Congratulations Dr. Hailey

“You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals!”
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915);

Fair Elementary would like to congratulate Principal Leigh Ann Hailey on completing her Doctoral Degree at Mississippi State University.  CONGRATULATIONS on a Job Well Done!!

We have read 453 books this 9-weeks!

Mrs. Chappell's kindergarteners read 453 books for 3rd 9 Weeks!! 1st place winner was SaNya Leach, she read 41 books with 91% correct. 2nd place was a tie. R'Dashyia Riddle read 38 books with 90% correct. Haleigh Triplett read 38 books with 91% correct. 3rd place was also a tie with three students. Caleb Hughes read 37 books with 96% correct. Bailey Vaughn read 37 books with 95% correct. Taylor Wade read 37 books with 93% correct. The students received prizes for their achievement in AR reading. Mrs. Chappell is so proud of all her students' reading ability!! Reading is the key to a child's academic future!

Head Start Collaborates with LMSD

On March 20th, 2014, LMSD and Head Start met to discuss the collaboration between the two.  The meeting was to discuss up-date reports, SPED Services, Common Core, transition visits, testing of head start graduates, and also teacher collaboration days so that the transition from head start to Fair Elementary would be an easy one.

Special Presentation by John Wesley Chaney III

Mrs. Janis Thomas's Class

Barn Hill Preserve

Thursday, March 21st, Barn Hill Preserve introduced several of their wildlife friends to Fair Elementary.  Kristen Jett and Kaylee Schwartz from BHP spoke to the students about the different animals and described their habits and traits to the students.  After the show students had a chance to take pictures with three of the animals from the exhibit.

Caught Doing Good!

Caught Doing Good is a weekly incentive program to motivate students to exhibit positive character traits. Students are "caught" by a staff member and their name and what they were "caught doing" is written on a ticket. Every Friday Mrs. Cotton announces CDG students to come to her office for prizes!  Here are this week's CDG Students!

Great Job Dezire, Christian, and Jamarica!!

Look What I Won

On March 20th, the Parent Center hosted a workshop for our parents to attend.  Samaria Hudson (Counselor at Eiland Middle School) and Tammy Parks (Counselor at Nanih Waiya Attendance Center), conducted a workshop to explain the importance recognizing Bullying in the school system and the preventive measures that must be enforced. Dr. Bryant also spoke during the workshop. She went over PARCC Assessment, which is the newest tests that will start in the 2014-15 school year. Parents that attended the workshop were presented with a ticket for their child to return and receive prizes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"Except for parents, no one is more important to children's futures than their teachers." -
Kate Walsh

Monday, March 17, 2014

Animal Education Program - March 20

Barn Hill Preserve will be visiting your child’s school Thursday, March 20 to teach them about wildlife/exotic animals.  Each student must have a signed permission slip prior to attending the program.  Students will NOT be allowed to participate in the program without the signed permission slip.  Permission slips will be sent home Monday, March 17.
 Wolf dog
African Spurred Tortoise

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thank you Mrs. Porter for reading to us!

Thank you Mrs. Porter for reading Green Eggs and Ham to Mrs. Butler's kindergarten class!

Thank you Bro. Dewayne for reading to us!

Thank you Bro. Dewayne for reading Oscar the Duck to Mrs. Butler's kindergarten class yesterday!

Thank you Mr. Breazeale for reading to us!

Thank you Eric Breazeale for reading Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star to Mrs. Butler's kindergarten class!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Activity

Students Read The Foot Book!

Students in Mrs. Chappell's room read The Foot Book, traced their foot, and measured it with unifix cubes, paper clips, and a ruler to see how long their foot is at the math station this week.

Thank you Ms. Johnson for reading to us!

Tawanda Johnson, Jamayia's sister, came to Mrs. Chappell's room and read Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! Thanks for the visit!

Attention Parents! We need your help!

Please let us know what you think about Fair Elementary.  Visit to complete a survey on our school.  Thanks for your participation.  Your opinion is important to us.

Dr. Seuss Enrichment Activites

Today, kindergarten classes rotated through classrooms completing different enrichment activities related to Dr. Seuss books.
In Mrs. Butler's classroom students went fishing for sight words and CVC words they could sound out!  They also fished for numbers to compare and practice their fluency of adding numbers 0-5!

In Mrs. Coward's classroom, students completed an activity on following directions!

In Mrs. Dinah Smith's classroom students made cookies that resembled green eggs and ham!

In Mrs. Greer's classroom  students watched a video clip of The Cat in the Hat - Fun in the Sun, a science based video.

In Mrs. Pam Smith's classroom students completed a flipchart at the Promethean Board comparing and contrasting pictures.  

In Mrs. Sheridan's classroom students completed a PBS kids activity based on The Cat in the Hat.  The activity took the students on a math safari comparing the size and length of objects!

In Mrs. Stalcup's classroom students played rhyming word Bingo based on words from The Cat in the Hat!

In Mrs. Warren's classroom students constructed an edible hat from The Cat in the Hat!

In Mrs. Chappell's classroom students played Dr. Suess sight word Bingo!