Kindergarten had a wonderful trip to the Sacramento Zoo to begin our learning unit on plants and animals and their needs.
Students were able to explore the various exhibits, searching for their favorite animal. They collected information on that animal's needs, then emailed a picture of themselves at the exhibit to Mrs. Morrison.
The lion and the gibbons really sounded off, putting on a show for us, but other animals, such as the tiger, hid out and took a nap, so he was difficult to find. It was so much fun to hear a student say, "What's that?", and head off to the next enclosure to discover what was lurking in the rocks and bushes.
We will definitely visit the zoo again with future kindergarten classes. It was a wonderful way to kick off our plants and animals unit. I know it will help the students be more engaged in our learning activities as we continue to explore the needs of living things in their various environments.
Thanks to all of the parent chaperones that came and explored with us!
The FCS Elementary family joined together for a great BBQ and playtime before the back to school orientations on Tuesday, August 16.
High school student council members greeted new and returning families, welcoming them to the evening and an exciting new year. Parent and staff volunteers helped to serve a delicious barbecue dinner under the direction of Shannon Hannold. The FCS mascots spread school spirit as they paraded through the crowd. It was a casual, relaxing start to the new year and a wonderful way to reconnect as an FCS family.
New faculty member Pam Belza, third grade teacher, was introduced as well as our new fourth grade teacher, Hannah Farley and new instructional aide, Megan Evans, both graduates of Faith Christian High School!
Families were welcomed to tour the classrooms following the orientations to touch base with the teachers and gather their final instructions and supplies in anticipation of the 1st day of school! All together it was a crowd-pleasing kick-off to the new school year!