News from the Social Studies Department (By Wyatt): In social studies we are learning about Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and South America and how they help.
News from the Math Department (By Emalie): In the begging of the week we did Smater Balance testing. Then for the rest of the week we learned about Mean, Median, Range, and Mode.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Sydney): This week in reading, we read about spontaneous human combustion. It is when somebody bursts into flames at a random time. Only the body burns. Everything around it is untouched.
News from the Music Department (By Ryan): We lrearned about drums in music. It was fun.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Whitney): Today we did an activity that involved teamwork. We read notecards explaining the game because Mrs. Beiser told us nothing. So then we got together with our opponents and discussed the rules that we would play with. After we played that game we switched teams and the other team played so different. So we had to talk through it so we could make things fair.
News from the Art Department (By Beth): In art we are working with clay. We leared the three stages of clay; plastic, leather hard, and bone dry.
Free Choice Area (By Serena): In gym today we played a game that revolved around team work.There were five basic rules we had to follow.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):This next week will be spirit week at Trailside. Instead of the traditional spirit day themes we are focusing on a theme for the week. Our theme is “Celebrate Differences.” We will be working with students to be aware of the many different ways we are different people, but still are all here for the same purpose. The week will be kicked off with a video that will show what we are focusing on for the week. The rest of the week we will be doing daily activities that will help us to gain a better understanding of how we are all different.
We will also be having our SCAN presentations this week. You should have received a letter from your child on this program. Stop Child Abuse and Neglet (SCAN) provides a contimum of school based prevention curriculum to children of Racine County. The program is designed for the sixth grade students addresses the topic of cyber-safety and abuse. The courses will be using presentations, videos, and discussions with questions allowed to be asked by the students. For more about this program check out the letter that went home Thursday.
On Thursday, April 17 the schedule will be a Friday schedule. Please make sure the students who are in band bring their instrument 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 PO, 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.