Thank you, MLK Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Grateful for Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year.         January 2017

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Arkansas Bridges

Thank you Ms. Seward, at McNair, for sharing this video link to Arkansas Historic Bridges. Beautiful structures.  Hoping my family can take a field trip to find a few of these this summer!

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Gently used books?

Root Library is accepting “gently used books” starting in January!

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Creepy Carrots

Just a wild imagination, or are the carrots toying with Jasper?!  Your response…

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Our Root October “Character Word” is …..RESPONSIBILITY.  There are sooo very many ways that we ask our students to grow in responsibility.  It is exciting to watch our children take ownership of those things which they can control and manage.  Unlike the weather, which we can not control!  Today we had an entire 2nd grade class line up all by themselves at library time.  When the iPad alarm went off, telling us that we needed to clean up and line up quietly, this class showed incredible responsibility, and lined up without a word from Mrs. Jacobus!  Well done 2nd grade class, you know who you are!

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Spelling Bee coming up!

Spelling bee is coming!  To learn more about details of spelling bee, click on the following:


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Meet illustrator Christian Robinson

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Summer Reading Program at Fayetteville Public Library

Hey Root Rockets!  We have read, and read, and read this year!  Our library has checked out sooooooooo many books.  Let’s keep it going through the summer!  The Fayetteville Public Library visited our last Blast Assembly to tell us all about their summer program, including reading logs and prizes.  Click here to register for the summer reading program!

I’ll be looking for you at the library!

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May Character Word is….Perseverance

Perseverance video by Root kids…

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Deborah Hopkinson coming to Root!!!

We are sooo excited to have Deborah Hopkinson come visit with our students on April 27th!   Thank you PTO for making this special event happen for our Root families, helping our emerging readers and writers connect with an award winning writer!!!

To learn more about Ms. Hopkinson, visit her website at   .

On becoming a writer…

Writing about history…

Apples to Oregon

Voices from the Titanic


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