News from the Social Studies Department (By Lucas): We were all done with are country. Then in the other the person who had your country you get together and then you share what you ad what they have.
News from the Math Department (By Cierra): In math we are learning about ratios. We just took the test for ratios, We are going to be starting a new lesson on monday. I think we are going to be starting the videos again for math.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Aubree): in english we are working on book talks every month. I think the book talks are going well and i don't really like doing them but they can be fun.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Erica): In Gym we are doing Archery. We are learning more stuff from last year about it also!
News from the Art Department (By Gabriella): In art we are just starting an ombre painting. We first have to choose our colors and then blend them. When we are done with that next class we will paint a shadow with black paint to go over the blended colors. It hopefully turn out nicely!
News from the Music Department (By: Jorell): In music we presented facts about songs from different cultures. One fun fact about Siahamba is that in the song they are singing we are marching in the light of god.
Free Choice Area (By Nick): Over the weekend I am going to watch FRIENDS and play Fortnight and have fun! And that is what I’m going to do this weekend
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy New Year! We did not have a newsletter last week so this is the first time I am reaching out to everyone this year. I hope everyone had a great break and was able to spend precious time with families. I also wanted to thank all the families that gave generous gifts to us teachers. It is so nice to see the love and thought that you had for Mrs. Wanasek and I. It makes us really appreciate working in this community and at this school.
Again, let me extend a big thank you to all of the families who donated to the 6th grade auction. The kids had a good time and some will be coming home with some nice gifts. I also want to thank the PTO for their help as well. The PTO gives us a budget each year for the auctions, and we were able to get quite a bit from their generous donation.
This week the students began having their ACP, Academic and Career Planning, conferences with their parents and Mrs. Koby. I hope you have all of you that have had the conference so far have enjoyed the opportunity to see what your child is thinking when it comes to their future planning.
I am sure you have heard by now, but the school district is going to be showing a movie called Screenagers. Here is the information you might want to know:
WHAT: SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The 67 minute film empowers kids & their families to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
WHEN: January 21, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 67 min. movie
Waterford High School Auditorium
Waterford, WI 53185
For Families & their children ages 10+
(Babysitting for the first 25 children under age 10!)
FREE! ($50 Door prize raffle, & receive a free parent guide)
Final update, this week we started our MAPs testing. This week it was reading and next week it will be math. We are planning on doing math during Tuesday’s math class and then continuing into Wednesday if needed.
Dates to remember:
January 3 Welcome Back to students
January 21 Screenagers Event
January 21 MLK Day
January 22 Progress reports go out
January 23 Fox River visit day at TS
February 1 WASBF event
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!
Since it is the start of a new year, I wanted to make the bonus this week related to the start of the new year, 2019. In Chinese culture each year is represented by one of twelve animals (Zodiac pattern). This year, 2019, is considered the Year of the Pig. What does the pig represent, or what is the fortune that comes with the year of the Pig?