News from the Social Studies Department (By Lindsay): We are having a test on Immigrants of the U.S. and Canada. The test will be Monday.
News from the Math Department (By Skyler): This week we kept talking about decimals. We had a quiz and are soon going to have a test on the whole unit.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Jake): We finished our Non-Fiction Narratives. We also watched a documentary on the Titanic.
News from the Music Department (By Rebecca): We finished our Noteflight projects. We played silent ball at the end of class.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Noah): This week we worked on playing basketball. We also did hoops for heart a fundraiser for heart surgery.
News from the Art Department (By Brian): Horizontal pattern is what were learning to do it is kind of a picture but opposite.
Free Choice Area (By Sabrina): I’m am reading Diary of the Wimpy Kid.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy Valentine's Day weekend to all of you. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some time this weekend as a family and share the love you all have for each other.
This week we went to Fox River for a presentation on internet safety. It was a eye-opening experience for the students to hear and see the concerns that can come with bullying and other issues on the world-wide web.
On Monday the students will be taking the community survey in school. The letters went home a week ago explaining the survey and why it is being conducted in 6th to 8th grade. Kids who you wanted opted out of the survey will be taken to another room for that period of time. If you have any questions on this survey, contact our school or district administrators.
This week Trailside got some good news about the growth that the school has made as a whole. Mr. Dembosky sent an email home and I also posted it on this blog as well. Please read it. It is located under this submission. Congrats to all the students and family members who have helped Trailside succeed so much.
Conferences are at the end of this month and letters were sent home already stating if we need to have a conference or not. The conferences will be conducted like in the fall. We, the teachers, will be in the library to meet as a whole for the requested conferences. Conference slips are still coming back from those families we requested, but once they are all back we will let you know what open spots there are in case the families that were not requested still want to meet.
Looking forward - At the end of February we will be starting the Iditarod unit where the students will follow the Last Great Race in Alaska, learn about the great state, and get to know the history of the race. As we get closer we will give more information to you. If you want to do some of your own research go to the Iditarod website.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar. This coming week is very busy with PTO events.
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: Since the Iditarod is approaching at the start of March it is time to give you some weekly trivia about the “Last Great Race.” Let’s see how you do. What does Iditarod mean? An answer by Monday by email or in the assignment notebook, or in a note form, will earn you or your student $50! Good Luck!!!