News from the Social Studies Department (By Cameron): In Social Studies this we worked on our countries. We are finding information about our countries Economy or Government. After we gather some deep information we are going to make a book on either Economy or Government also we did is daily geography this week as always.
News from the Math Department (By Delaney): We are learning histograms and how to use them. Also, a box plot we are learning to use.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Jasmine): In ELA we are writing essays about a character named Squeaky. We are also doing Book Talks today.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Sonya): This week in phy ed we finished up our basketball tournament and we started out racket sports.
News from the Art Department (By Soren): In Art, we are finishing our pop art and also our Jelly Fish thing. But we are strting ur Sea Creatures.
News from the Music Department (By Erica): In music, we finished our music we made on noteflight. And now we are playing them for the lass to hear and get it graded.
Free Choice Area (By Gabby): Well we are currently learning about the Iditarod. The Iditarod is a sled race that you do with dogs. You have up to 16 dogs and at checkpoints, if your dog is hurt you would drop them out and then continue racing. If you lose all your dogs you get scratched from the race. Have a good weekend!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy International Women’s Day and National Tartar Sauce Day! I hope that you can celebrate both on this warm-ish March day.
This is the second weekend of the Iditarod race and the leaders are now halfway through the race. The students will continue with their competition by reading. Remember that they only need to fill in the 3/11 section of their scoresheet, not daily records over the weekend. Each school day the kids need to bring their sheet, with a parent/guardian initial for that day to their teacher to try to earn as many points as they can for their team. Teams will be able to earn as much as $500 for the auction. Please make sure to help your child(ren) out by signing/initialing their sheet before they come to school each day. If they miss three days, they are out and can’t earn money.
Part of the Idita-read is that we celebrate the end of the race on March 15th by watching Iron Will and completing a comparison chart of the movie’s race and the Iditarod. We planned out our GORP snack. GORP stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, a snack that mushers traditionally carry with them for energy. Kids chose what they want in their class mix and will be asking if you can attain some materials for our recipe. If you can’t make a purchase of a food item for the project, that is fine, I can supplement some materials. I will make sure the students understand this as well. I just wanted to give you a heads up to this activity as well. Make sure to check our website/twitter feed to see what we are doing in class with the project.
We are not officially into our final third of the year. Grades will be “live” for you next week. I will send out a DoJo message when this happens.
Our annual state assessment, Forward exam, is coming up after the break. For sure I know math will be done on April 9 and 11. We will be doing a practice run of the program prior. I just want you to be aware of this time window. I do not know when reading will be yet, but since I teach math I can give you this information.
Our second math pilot will be wrapping up before spring break. We will then be going back to the regular format of the class, but not before we celebrate Pi day next week.
Dates to remember:
March 10 Daylight Savings Time (Spring Ahead….)
March 22 Early Release, the start of spring break
April 1 Welcome back to school (NO MORE SNOW PLEASE)
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!
Again, sticking to the Iditarod theme. Yesterday, Aliy Zirkle was the first to the halfway point of the Iditarod. She received a special award, as does everyone each year that accomplishes this feat. What is the name of the award and what is the person who the award is named after’s nickname? Worth $100.