News from the Social Studies Department (By Alicia): In Social Studies we are learning about population and migration. We just took a test on it.
News from the Math Department (By Bria): This week for math we finished our lessons on chapter 2 and took the test on it. We also took the pretest for the next unit on Integers.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Caleb): This week in ELA we have been taking a few quizzes. For example the one worksheet was called Types of Sentences.
News from the Music Department (By Avril): In music we have been playing guitars. We learned how to play on the first and second strings. We also took a test on them.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Alex): In gym we are doing pacer testing. We just finished football.
News from the Art Department (By Anna): This week in art we got to pick a animal out to draw. We also got to start drawing that animal.
Free Choice Area (By Ava): We worked hard this week, though there were some disruptions. I hope we do good next week.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Let me start out by reminding you about movie night tonight at Trailside. Please attend if you can to help the school. The price is right and the movie will be good. Remember this is a family night. Do not just drop off the students and leave. The more people that attend, the more money we can give to the PTO to help us at school.
Next week is conferences and I have heard back from 25 of 27 families. Next Wednesday and Thursday will be pretty booked for the times you all signed up for. Please remember that you will get about 15 minutes total to meet with both teachers. There are 6 slots per hour so everyone gets a fair amount of time to meet with us. Mrs. Krueger and I will be in the library at different tables. You will enter by the front doors and go to the waiting area until one of us is available. It will be first-come-first-serve for the hour you signed up for. Please make sure you are not jumping line. That would not be very nice.
The book fair will also be open the week of conferences. Please stop in at that time to see what is for sale. The school gets a good return on the sales from Scholastic back to the PTO.
The following is our ALICE training update from the week. Below is a list of what we did for the training. Click on the links if you want to see the video and presentation from this week. Each week I will put this information in the newsletter.
5-6 Grade - ALICE Lesson Seven: Counter - Distract
Lesson Goals: Understand the effectiveness of distraction. Understand and be able to distract an intruder by shouting and throwing objects.
Lesson Recap: In this lesson, students watched a video that can be accessed here. After, there was a discussion about focus and how easily it is to be distracted. At this point, students were introduced to the concept of distraction as a form of counter, one of the ALICE options.
Ask your child what he/she could use to distract a dangerous person where you are sitting right now. Your child should be able to easily notice things that can be thrown at the intruder in order to distract and evacuate safely.
You can reinforce the concepts of ALICE at home by asking your student to describe each of the ALICE components to you. Then, talk about using ALICE in any public place like the mall, church, movie theater, fare, hospital, ….. Anywhere this knowledge may come in handy.
Make sure to sign up with class Dojo. We are at 70% of families registered.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar.
Make sure you are staying connected with our Remind alert system and following the class on Twitter. Find both feeds shown on our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. If you are not signed up on either you can do so on the website. Contact me if you have any questions on doing this. I have also added pictures to our pictures page too.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.
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!
Being that this next month is Chucktober, a month long celebration for everyone’s favorite actor and martial arts world champion, the trivia question each week will be one related to Chuck Norris.
Give me your best Chuckism! It can be one you have heard before, or one you made up. I will take up to two. If you send two, that will be $100 for the students.
For Example, Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door, or Chuck Norris counted to infinity, twice. (Sorry, you can't use these).