News from the Social Studies (By Lexi): We are working on a project. It is due October 24th.
News from the Math Department (By Brianna): This unit we are learning about algebraic expressions and many other fun things. Here are some examples; Plug and chug , learning to translate between math and words (That was one of our learning goals during EDpuzzle), and learning how to write expressions between tables and sequences.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Talon): We are doing something called DRC, or Daily Reading Comprehension.The book we have read lately is “The Ravine”. It takes place in Hawaii in a ravine.There was a dead boy that was never found in that ravine in a four-day search. That is it, coming to you Derek.
News from the Music Department (By Derek): We are doing Noteflight. We are working on lesson two.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Riley): In gym we learned the rest of the “belly breathing technique” which helps us to stay calm. Another thing that we did was fitnessgram testing, which teaches us to try and progress rather than get worse. (We tried to beat our goal.)
News from the Art Department (By Savana): in art we have to trace an animal. In art wew half to colour the animal.
Free Choice Area (By Natalie): Chuck Norris can win connect 4 in only 3 moves.
Chuck Norris will never have a heart attack. His heart isn’t nearly that foolish enough to attack him.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): Welcome to the weekend, almost. This week seemed to fly by very fast and we now only have one more week to celebrate Chucktober. Oh well.
This week went well with keeping points on Dojo. Many of the students earned a free time for Monday based on their scores so far. Please make sure to check in on Class Dojo and view your child’s story to see how they have done this week.
Next week will be conferences and we are excited to meet with you. Remember if you want to meet with the other teacher from your child’s homeroom, email that teacher directly. Below are our open times:
6th Grade - ALICE Lesson Six: 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.
Tonight is Traxside night for Trailside. The school gets a certain amount of money for each person who attends. The more we get to come, the more we receive. Stop in from 5:30-8pm and help out Trailside. 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 Mr. Singer will update through these two resources all year. Currently we are at 81% 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 such as the daily #Chuckism during the month of Chucktober.
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 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!
Our bodies are made up of a long string of DNA. There's is so much DNA that if it was lined up your DNA would reach from the Sun to Pluto roundtrip how many times?