News from the Social Studies Department (By Fallon): In Social Studies we are learning about Canadian Provinces.
News from the Math Department (By Analisa): In math we are doing a program called Smarter Balanced.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Logan): For reading we are doing things for the Iditarod.
News from the Music Department (By Quentin): In music we are wrapping up our jazz unit.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Brendan): In Phy Ed, we are now doing our FitnessGram testing. That means we do push-ups, curl-ups, trunk lifts, and pacer.
News from the Art Department (By Kaitlyn): In art we are working on something to make the world better.
Free Choice Area (By Olivia): Today in class we made GORP (trail mix) for the class. It has m&m, cereal, raisin, peanuts etc.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the wonderful weather we are having today. We have had a busy last few days. This week has been a preparation for the Smarter Balance practice test in math next week. The 6th graders are piloting the new test that will be replacing WKCE next year. The students will be taking in the test all week. On Monday we will be completing the in class work, on Tuesday and Wednesday the students will be taking the computerized test all week. The time allotted will be about 45 to 90 minutes daily.
To make sure you are prepared for planning on Friday, March 28th we are having an early release day. We will be ending at 11:30 that day. For upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar. There is an opportunity for you to support Trailside and participate in the skate night next Thursday at Traxside. See the flyer coming home today.
I wanted to inform everyone of one more communication tool that I implemented into our school community to use. Along with the Remind101 text system we now have a Twitter account for the class. Go to www.twitter.com/mrsingerclass to see news and updates from the school day, etc. I am posting pictures, reminders, educational resources, etc. You can also gain access by clicking on the Twitter tab in the top right corner of our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. PLEASE stay connected to what we are doing in our classroom.
If you want to know more about what is going on in the Trailside PTO, please see their website too. You can find information about items like the Trailside gear sales, and more!
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.