News from the Social Studies Department (By Noah): This week we learned about the conflicts between Britain and France in Canada. On Tuesday we were working on our Culture Fair research.
News from the Math Department (By Brian): We are learning about operations with fractions. We are multiplying fractions and dividing so we show that we improved throughout the months.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Sabrina): In English we are reading stories about the disasters that happened like the Katrina hurricane. And the people who survived.
News from the Music Department (By Trevor): We are working on Noteflight. It is an app that allows you to create music digitally and then compose it. How it works is you write down notes pick your instrument and play it.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Makenna): In gym we are doing tennis games. Every gym class we do a push-up routine. Last class we played tennis speedball.
News from the Art Department (By Ava): In Art we are working with clay. We are building stuff like pots, stamps, and animal figures. We also just finished up glazing our repetition pieces where we had to make it so that it either overlapped or was built with one shape.
Free Choice Area (By Taylor): Mrs. Kruger will be gone ‘till spring break. We did fractions in math.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): We finally got the cold snap all us ice fisherman wanted. For the rest of you, I am sorry it got so cold. At least we should see some warmer temperatures for next week. We had a very busy week. Now that we are back into the swing of things again we put the figurative pedal to the metal and worked hard. The students had to do the reading MAPs test this week, we had a quiz in math, and even a test in science.
Next week the students will be doing their math winter session of MAPs testing. For Math Mr. Singer’s class will be testing the Monday after and Mrs. Krueger’s class will be testing Wednesday. Good luck to all the kids. Make sure they get good rest and a hearty breakfast so they are ready to test.
This next week I am planning on doing a fun and engaging lab on the understanding of heat transfer. The students will be working in pairs to make a thermos. For this to work the students are going to need some insinuative materials. If you have anything laying around the house that you would be willing to donate for them to help create a thermos please bring them in. The students get a $50 if anything is donated. I am hoping to build up an inventory of materials that can be used each year.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar. This month 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: The Wisconsin Badgers once had a real-life badger as their mascot. During games, it would be led around the sidelines on a leash. The animal proved too mean. What year did they replace the real one for the fun-loving one we see today? 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!!!