News from the Social Studies Department (By Frankie):
We are working on the five themes of geography. The five themes are Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human-Environment Interaction. We read in the book with our group and then we have notes in our notebook to study for the quiz.
News from the Math Department (By Kiera): During math we are on a site called EdPuzzle and that is where our lessons are for that day. Sometimes it takes two days to do the lesson. The homework we get are 4 Compasses a week, and the other homework we get is the worksheets in our math book or on a sheet of paper.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Brady): We completed a vocabulary test from our Wordly Wise book. We Map tested this week and Mrs. Topp gave us a popsicle for our effort.
News from the Music Department (By Violet): During music we have been doing this program called Flat. Flat is just us making music out of notes and learning the notes out of all the string, brass etc. And then we can play the music we make. Example: We played as a class “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Brianna): During physical education we got our Sqords and logged in. After that we played Man From Mars. If you do not want a Sqord, you had to just read.
News from the Art Department (By Katie): During art we are making still lifes, which are drawing that look 3D. We get to pick for five objects for the drawing. We get to color it in with colored pencils. It will be on Artsonia soon.
Free Choice Area (By Avery): When we finished Map testing Wednesday we got ice pops and an extra recess.When there are 5 minutes left of school we get to play Heads Up 7 Up.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Looks like we are back to fall weather now. Next week is already October. We will officially be through one month.
A big thank you to everyone who attended our first APTT night and received the math game to play at home. We enjoyed working with all of you and hope that the goal you set will work out for your child in a few weeks. If you could not make it for some reason, the presentation is located here if you want to review. If you were unable to make it and want to stop in to receive the packet of information contact Mr. Singer or Mrs. Topp and you can stop in before/after school to go over the material. We will be handing out the packets to all other parents at conferences in October and hope you can make it to our next meeting in January. If you want to research APTT more, go to the APTT DPI website. For those that did attend we would like you to give us some feedback. Please take this survey and share with us what you thought.
Speaking of conferences, an email went out earlier this week from the office explaining how to login to Skyward and sign up for conferences. If you lost the email click here for the email. Almost half of you have registered already, so thanks. Please get registered as soon as you can to get the time you want. You will only be able to sign up for your homeroom teacher, so if you want to meet with the other teacher at all please contact us so we can tell you what times we have open. We will also send a letter home as we get closer letting you know what times are free.
This week we began our ALICE trainings for the students. Our district safety committee has put together trainings for us to do each week with the students for 15 minutes. Each week I will put a review of the lessons here in the notes.
6th Grade - ALICE Lesson Three: Evacuate/Rally Point
Lesson Goal: Know where the school’s rally points are and figure out the best route to get there.
Lesson Recap: Students discussed the best points of evacuation depending on the location within the building. They also were taught the school’s rally points the event of an ALICE drill or ALICE initiated emergency. It is important to note that students were taught that in an actual emergency (or even an ALICE drill), they will run to the rally point closest to their location and will NOT need to wait for a teacher to lead them. You can reinforce what was taught in class by asking your child where the rally points are and then help them to understand that there are multiple ways to get to the rally points depending on where they are in the school.
Note: The rally point is not where students will be reunified with their parents. In the event of an actual emergency, the reunification site will be announced through the school messaging system, social media, and the district web page.
For more 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 I will update through these two resources all year.
Throughout the year I will post pictures on our pictures page of the website too. Check out what is going on in the classroom. I also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework and quick notes. We go through this with the students daily, but sometimes they do forget.
BONUS: Each week I 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 me to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
Now this is random… What is the average amount of time that someone in Washington D.C. spend in traffic annually?