News from the Social Studies Department (By Natalie): In social studies we are studying Latin America and having a test today. We also are finally starting our culture fair research!
News from the Math Department (By Rowan): We had to do our math videos each day and worksheets. We also had Compass to do, and since we all understand what we are learning pretty well, we do not have to do our second quiz.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Sydney): For ELA we have been working on Wordly Wise lesson 16. Also, for ELA we are starting our culture fair project.
News from the Music Department (By Audriana): This week on Wednesday, we did percussion, and we made up our own rhythms for the drum circle. We used congas, maracas, claves, agogo bell, buffalo drums, and more.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Avery): This week we were teaching games, my group was Kinball. On Tuesday we learned our game and then we taught Ultimate which was another game, and then Ultimate taught us.
News from the Art Department (By Greta): In art class we are learning to make letters from our names and making them look ancient. It is really fun and they look really good.
Free Choice Area (By Gavin):School has the ABC countdown. There was a lollipop day yesterday.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): This upcoming week will be an exciting and fun time. We will have our field trip to Discovery World and the students will be having their shadow day at Fox River too.
On Friday we will be heading to Fox River in the morning only. The students will be paired up with a 7th grader in a small group. The 7th graders will be taking the kids around the school showing the 6th graders were the classrooms are, how to use a locker, etc. We will be back for lunch, so the students will not be able to see how lunch is different, but other than that the students will get to see what it is like to be at FOR next year.
Our field trip to the Discovery Museum on May 23rd. Please remember the kids will need a bag lunch for this event. Make sure the lunch is in a labeled bag and we prefer it is a bag that can be tossed when they are done. We will be leaving by 8:45 and coming back by 3:15. Thank you to all the parents who will be helping as chaperones. We are looking forward to a fun-filled day.
Please go to Skyward and click on the individual grades if there is a question about low grades because of missing assignments or low scores. We know that our sixth graders will end the school year on a successful note!
It’s almost auction time and we are looking for donations for our biannual classroom auction. Students have been earning money for being positive and taking responsibility for their learning.
If you are interested in helping make the event a success, we are in need of your help. We have received a decent amount of items from donors thus far, but we are still in need of a few items for the upcoming auction.
If you have any of the following items that would be of interest to sixth graders we would be glad to take them:
- Rummage sale items
- Used books
- Baked goods
- Business donations
- Gift cards
Please send your donations with your child to his/her homeroom teacher by Wednesday, June, 6th (unless you are sending baked goods, those can be send on the morning of the auction. Our auction will be held on the morning of June 7th.
In addition to checking your child’s grades on Skyward, please also periodically (at least once a week) check your child’s assignment book. The assignment book is a helpful tool to see what students are doing in class and checking if there are notes for upcoming events or messages from us.
Dates to remember:
May 22nd PTO Meeting 6:00
May 23rd Discovery World Field Trip
May 25th American Day and Popcorn Day/ AM Shadow Day at Fox River
May 28th Memorial Day, No School
June 7th Early Release Day, Last Day of School, 6th Grade Parade, and AUCTION
For information on upcoming events you can see our calendar page from our website too.
Please make an effort to join our Remind account and/or Class Dojo to keep up with information, behavior concerns, and other photos and stories from our classes. For remind to go www.remind.com/join/bradsinger and for class dojo go to www.classdojo.com/CT7L92M. Mrs. Topp and Mr. Singer will update through these two resources all year. Currently we are at 92% of the families connected with us on DoJo.
Throughout the year Mr. Singer will post pictures on our pictures page of the website too. Check out what is going on in the classroom. He also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass.
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!
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