News from the Social Studies Department (By Cameron): We are working on are social studies notebooks this week. We also fishined are maps of the usa.
News from the Math Department (By Jamison): We all learning how to add, subtract, multiplication and divide integers.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Ryan C.): so this week in ELA is book talks, and just doing normal work like Read Theory or Reaper’s Response.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Ryan F.): In this unit, we are doing our hockey unit. We are learning to dribble and pass.
News from the Art Department (By Heidi): We finished up our ‘What is art”cubes on Monday, and on Thursday we started to make glowing lights with oil pastels.
News from the Music Department (By: Lily): In music we are learning about what music notes are which. We were previously do the drum unit, learning how the drum sounds, and how to use it.
Free Choice Area (By Christian): Let me tell you a story, once there was a sapling. The sapling, after many years, growed and growed. After a few years, the tree was fully grown. Three men showed up. They had saws. The Tree’s life flashed before it’s eyes, as it went black. But little did he know, that a tiny leaf fell off the tree. One day, it rained. Then, a strange man arrived. It was Chuck Norris. A child left a lego by the tree. When Norris stepped on it, it came to life and cried. The tears were absorbed by the leaf. Then after a few years, it made oranges. Chuck Norris was so powerful, the tree came to life when he plucked the oranges. Then, he made lemonade.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Today is the last day of November, No Shave November, and next week we begin our journey through December. We are that close of the end of 2018 already. Today is also the start of our second trimester. We have officially made it ⅓ of the way through the school year.
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 Thursday, December 20th (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 December 21st.
This next week we begin my most enjoyable event of the year… PENNY WARS! To help raise money for families in need this holiday season the classes will be in a competition to try to collect the most pennies of all classes. Other students can ruin the progress of this goal by adding other money that is not pennies to your bin (quarters, dollars, etc.). This event is fun for everyone and goes to a good cause. Please check your change jars and couches for all the pennies you can to help our class. If you find a dollar or roll or quarters, you can send that in as well and we can drop those in to some other teachers’ jar (Mrs. Hall, Ms. Hayek, Mr. Beiser, etc.).
This week we continued our ALICE trainings. ALICE is our safety program and it stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Each week we will work with our students to make sure they are safe. Below is the lesson that was conducted this week for ALICE. Please take time to discuss the lesson with your children.
6th Grade - ALICE Lesson Ten: Putting it Together!
Lesson Goal: Understand the concepts of ALICE.
Lesson Recap: This lesson is a recap of all of the ALICE components. Students were asked to work together to create a presentation to teach others about the ALICE concept. Ask your student about this presentation!
Dates to remember:
December 6 Winter Concert 1pm and 6:30pm
December 21 Early Release Day and our 6th Grade Auction
Dec. 21-Jan 2. No School, Christmas/New Year Break
January 3 Welcome Back
For information on upcoming events you can see our calendar page from our website too. Please take some time each week to go on Skyward and see how your child is doing in school. This will help us work better as a team to know where your child is at, and where we may need some help.
Check out what is going on in the classroom. He also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass. If you do not have Twitter, don’t worry, you can see the thread on the homepage of the class website.
Do not forget to register on Class Dojo to keep up-to-date with notes from the teachers, the behavior of your child, and more. If you need me to print another flyer, or send you an email invite, let me know.
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!
This last Monday, Milwaukee was host to one of my favorite sporting events… Monday Night Raw! Come on everyone, you know you have a favorite wrestler from the past or present. Share with me your favorite(s) in this week’s bonus!
And since you asked…. My top three: Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, and Daniel Bryan (honorable mention, Bobby Roode)