News from the Social Studies Department (By Zach): We are making foldables that explain the industries in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
News from the Math Department (By Torie): In this unit we have been doing adding, subtracting, and multiplying decimals. We have been able to do this on our own and all lessons are due Thursday the 12th
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Haley): In ELA we have been doing proper and improper nouns. We have also been reading a story called The Banana Tree and There Will Come Soft Rain and we took the test on The Banana Tree.
News from the Music Department (By Maddy): In music, we have learned about the 12 elements of music, for example, there is harmony, timbre, texture, mood, and melody.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Thalia): In gym we are doing bowling. In bowling we go with our partners from warm ups. Before we start we usually go over all the steps and forms too.
News from the Art Department (By Gabe): In art we are doing yarn baskets. Where we have to weave a basket using different yarn colors.
Free Choice Area (By Sophia): There has been an invention in our classroom called Woof Woof. He is the king of the dogs, and he is a robot dog made of shapes, colors, and imagination. He has a large family including his wife, Nay Nay, and his three children, Woof Nay, Nay Woof, and Soaren. There is also the evil turtle dragon, Scooter. If you are interested in this amazing collection of books, visit www.woofwoofbooks.weebly.com to view the characters, authors, and the Woof Woof Chronicles. :)
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I want to apologize for the long delay between newsletters. This beginning of the year has been hectic every week and it has slipped my list of to do items each week. A lot has happened since our last newsletter. We have had Christmas break, a cold day, some fun with roller coasters in science, and even the Groundhog saw its shadow again...
One of the other big things that happened since we talked last was our winter MAPs testing. We finally completed this all last week and will be sending home the results of the winter scores soon. We also have the teacher requested conferences coming up in three weeks. Letters for this went home this week. If you received a letter requesting a conference please let us know as soon as possible on what times work for you. Mrs. Krueger and I will be doing the conferences together for all the students so the quicker we receive the responses the faster we can let you know your time. Those who still want a conference can request one. We will let you know what times are open and when we can meet with you. Letters are due back Friday, February 13th (next Friday).
Please check out the pictures of our class in action on our pictures page. To go to my Flickr account directly too. The link is https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradsinger/.
There will be a PTO meeting next Thursday so please make sure to put this on your calendar to join us then. For upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar.
I wanted to inform everyone of one more communication tool that I implemented into our school community to use. Along with the Remind101 text system we now have a Twitter account for the class. Go to www.twitter.com/mrsingerclass to see news and updates from the school day, etc. I am posting pictures, reminders, educational resources, etc. You can also gain access by clicking on the Twitter tab in the top right corner of our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. PLEASE stay connected to what we are doing in our classroom.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.
IF YOU MADE IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS NEWSLETTER YOU WILL BE REWARDED. STUDENTS, IF YOU OR YOUR PARENT HAVE READ THROUGH THIS ENTIRE NEWSLETTER PLEASE COME TO SEE ME FOR YOUR $50 REWARD!!! THE PHRASE THAT PAYS IS “It is only 58 more days until OPENING DAY!”