Monday, 2/11/19: Today in class, 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th periods viewed presentations created by some advanced students about the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the Birmingham Church Bombing of 1963. Afterward, we read chapter 3 of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
4th period: Viewed the poem and song, "The Ballad of Birmingham" and then read chapter 1 of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
Tuesday, 2/12/19: Today in all classes, students will make sure their STEM portfolio (Book Creator) is up to date and that it contains all required information. These portfolios are due on Wednesday,
Wednesday, 2/13/19: Students in 1st, 5th, 6th and 7th periods will begin researching a famous African American of their choice and creating a Google slides presentation about the person to share with classmates. This will count as one daily grade and will be due on Wednesday, 2/20/19.
4th period: Will do "cold reads" and complete the next lesson in Read to Achieve.
Thursday, 2/14/19: All of Mrs. Hulsey's classes will go to the library for independent reading time and to take RC tests. Students who have all of their points will be rewarded with game time on their Chromebooks since MakerSpace is not opened back up yet. RC points are due Friday, March 8, 2019.
Friday, 2/15/19: All classes will read chapter 4 of The Watsons Go to Birmingham and complete comprehension questions for a daily grade. Students may read and listen to music since it is Friday and finish up their famous African Americans presentation. 4th period will complete "Hot reads"
Monday, 1/28/19: Mrs. Hulsey was absent today. Students were given class time to finish their haiku poems (test grade) and their STEM project poems over tsunamis. Students who were finished watched a documentary about Martin Luther King, Jr. and answered 10 questions for a daily grade as a pre-reading activity before we read The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
Tuesday, 1/29/19: No school today due to inclement weather!
Wednesday, 1/30/19: Today we had a 2 hour delay. All reading classes went to the library for Chromebook and Destiny Online orientation.
Thursday, 1/31/19: Mrs. Summers will be doing a guidance lesson in Mrs. Hulsey's classes. *Bring Chromebooks to class for Friday, 2/1*
Friday, 2/1/19: Newsela article of the week. Finish any missing assignments; students will do some augmented reality lessons using their Chromebooks. :)
Monday, January 21- No school in honor or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 22- Today students completed a 20 question poetry review (daily grade) on Google. Afterward, students began working on a 5 haiku project (alone or with a partner) for a test grade.
Wednesday, January 23- Students who have their agenda and have brought back their signed (green) Chromebook agreement, will receive their Chromebook during 1st period. We reviewed the rules for using the Chromebook in reading class. Afterward, students completed their haiku poem and those who wish to present theirs to the class will do so.
Thursday, January 24- Students will write their tsunami haiku and acrostic poems that will be featured in the reading section of their STEM book. Afterward, they will read the NEWSELA article "The Story of Tsunamis" and take the quiz.
Friday, January 25- We will review poetry elements using popular songs. Afterward, students will finish up any missing work and read for Reading Counts and take tests if needed. Points are due by Friday, March 8, 2019.
Today in class, we began an assignment in which students will come up with and write three of their own acrostic poems. Each student received a set of instructions and a grading checklist that they were advised to follow. This assignment will count as two daily grades. The directions and grading checklist can be found below.
4th period: We resumed lessons in Read to Achieve today. We read Unit 1 Lesson 3: Studying History and completed the comprehension questions for it. Students also did their one minute fluency read.
Today in class students presented their acrostic name poems to the class. Afterward, students were given class time to complete any missing assignments and read for Reading Counts. Points are due March 8, 2019.
Today in class we began discussing acrostic poems. Students drew the names of their classmate and wrote an acrostic poem about the person using Google Slides and Google Docs.
FCMS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Tami Summers, will be speaking to all of Mrs. Hulsey's reading classes tomorrow about career readiness and helping them set up an online portfolio. Her presentation is expected to last the entire class period. We will resume presentations on Thursday, 1/10/19.
Today in class students were given 20 minutes to finish up their limericks with their partners or individually. They were also responsible for completing the 10 question Quizizz assignment (a link on Google Classroom) for a daily grade. Afterward students presented their limerick presentations to the class.
Students were given time to read library books if we finished a few minutes early.
Today we discussed the upcoming STEM project that all 6th graders will be working on this month. The PowerPoint with more details can be found on the homepage of this website.
Today in class, we reviewed limerick poetry, continued/finished our limerick projects and looked at the Destiny website that is part of the FCMS library. All limerick Google Slides assignments are due tomorrow, 1/8/19.
Welcome back to school! Today marks the beginning of the second semester of school as well as the beginning of the 3rd nine weeks. I hope that everyone had a wonderful break and are coming back refreshed and ready to learn a lot of new and exciting things.
Today you will receive a new seating arrangement, preview Destiny Quest and discuss Limerick poetry. If you haven't already done so, please pick up a folder that has a 3 prong clasp to use as your poetry notebook. I have posted a picture of a sample folder below.
Hi! I'm Mrs. Kelly Hulsey. I am a graduate of FCHS. I received a Bachelor of Arts in English from KSU in 2006 and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Georgia in 2013. I teach reading on 6B at FCMS and am also the 6B team leader. I live in Blue Ridge with my husband, Chris, and our precious, son, Harrison. Please don't hesitate to contact me any time.