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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Root Read Across America Recap

What a fun, zany, wacky week of celebration we had at Root. Just the kind I’m sure Dr. Seuss would have wanted!

Video Recap

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Read Across America Root Celebration

We are soooo excited to celebrate Read Across America the week of Feb. 2 – March 4th!!  Each day will have a new theme.  We invite your kiddos to join in the fun!


Monday – Cat in the Hat Day – students wear your favorite hats AND wear red & white


Tuesday – Fox in Socks Day – wear crazy socks


Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday – crazy hair, wear mismatched socks, backward shirts, inside out shirts, 2 different shoes, etc.


Thursday – Green Eggs and Ham Day – wear green
Friday – I am Not Going to Get Up Today – wear your favorite pajamas

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Spring cleaning….do you have any???

The “Letter-Writing Center” at the library has been busy, busy all year.  If you walk into our library at any given library class, and even before and after, you’ll likely find 2 children writing letters to drop into the Root School Mailbox, for our 2nd graders to then deliver.

Our supplies are running short.  As you start your Spring cleaning at home, keep us in mind!  We are looking for any of the following items:





white paper

colored paper

white labels (like the kind you might run through your printer at home)




Donations will be much appreciated and put to good use by Root students!

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February is Book Hogs Month!!!!! Get reading, Root Rockets!

Books Hogs starts February 1st and lasts until the last day of February.  Students, read at least 360 minutes and record them on your Book Hogs Playbook (5×7 card that teacher sent home).  Let your parents sign your card, and bring it back to your teacher!  Each student who turns  a signed card, with over 360 minutes, will earn a prize!

The class with the highest percent student participation will earn a pizza party field trip to eat pizza with the student athletes at the University of Arkansas!

If you lose your Book Hogs Playbook card, let the library know.  We can get a new one for you!

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