News from the Social Studies Department (By Ryan F.): In social studies we are learning about culture. We are learning to know to identify what is surface level and what is deeper down.
News from the Math Department (By Heidi): Though I am in an advanced math class, and go to the middle school, I will still share what me, Carson, and Jorell do in math. In the early week, we were finally wrapping up our geometry unit, and began our proportions unit. In 6th grade, we finished our Wisconsin Forward Testing on Thursday.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Lily): We are going to writing an essay on a famous Cherokee woman named Wilma Mankiller. We read a biography and an autobiography about her. My partner and I still have to finish our graphic organizer but we will soon move on to our essay.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Christian): Right now we are working on something that is really fun. This unit we are working on Volleyball. We are doing a variety of Minigames and activities to make our knowledge of Volleyball stronger. I am pretty bad, whenever I serve I usually hit the ball up to the roof and make it go out of bounds, I am usually hated by my team. (Not Really)
News from the Art Department (By Carson): This week in art we finished our bug projects. After that we started a school wide project where we had to color our hand print.
News from the Music Department (By Cameron): Right now in music we are doing guators and learning notes and the parts of the instrument. Also we got fit a gutor to are height and size of your hand.
Free Choice Area (By Delaney): In art we got to go outside and play with chalk. We made many cool looking drawings. I got all chalky.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, and National Big Wind Day (I am unsure what this is, but hey). It is sunny, warmish, and I feel we have had our final snow of the year (if more comes, it is my fault).
If you did not see the letter we sent home on Tuesday for the field trip, here it is:
On Wednesday, May 22nd the sixth-grade students will be taking a field trip to Discovery World in Milwaukee. We are going to be getting the chance to participate in a lab called “Shirt Factory” in the Rockwell Automation lab area and enjoy the rest of the time visiting the exhibits of Discovery World. We will be leaving Trailside around 8:45 and returning around 3:15.
Shirt Factory - Explore the art and science of fabric printing in this hands-on workshop. Students choose from a selection of Discovery World designs to make their own professional-quality shirt that they get to take home.
All students will need to bring a bag lunch that day. We will be eating around 12:00 or 1:00 (depending on your group) in the lunchroom at Discovery World. Do not pack any energy drinks, and make sure to pack a lunch that is large enough that your child will be able to eat their meal and have little waste.
The cost will be $16.70 per student/chaperone. We will also need three chaperones from each homeroom to accompany us. If you are interested in attending the field trip, please let us know. If we have more than 3 interested people, we will have to pick names. If you are interested you will need to complete the volunteer background check form from the office before attending.
We ask you to return the permission slip and money be returned by May 1st.
Our final APTT (Academic Parent and Teacher Team) night will be on May 2. The time will be the same, 6 pm-7:30 pm, and include two rotations. However, I will be out of town for a math conference and will need to reschedule for those interested in math with your kids’s progress. The math night will be Tuesday, April 30 at 5:00 pm. We will be sharing activities to help with the summer, so there is no “summer slump” going into the next year. We hope you can attend May 2 for all and I hope you can attend April 30 for math.
Dates to remember:
April 18 STEAM Day
April 19, 22 No School for Students
April 30 APTT Night for 6th grade math, 5 pm
May 2 APTT Night (Math night will change, see above)
For information on upcoming events, you can see our calendar page from our website too. Please take some time each week to go on Skyward and see how your child is doing in school. This will help us work better as a team to know where your child is at, and where we may need some help.
Check out what is going on in the classroom. We also post what is going on through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass. If you do not have Twitter, don’t worry, you can see the thread on the homepage of the class website.
Do not forget to register on Class Dojo to keep up-to-date with notes from the teachers, the behavior of your child, and more. If you need me to print another flyer or send you an email invite, let me know.
BONUS: Each week we will put a challenge on here for any parent or student to try. All you have to do is give a response by Monday in the assignment notebook for us to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
This week was National Siblings Day. Do you know who founded this day, and in what year?