We are still studying astronomy. We are now on Unit 8.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Hailey E.):
This week we chose our sections to read from three sections. We will start our worksheets either today or next week.
News from the Math Department (By Graeme):
We just finished our Bits and Pieces 3 test online and got our new books, understanding probability.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Marissa):
We have our own books for a small project. My group’s book is ‘Al Capone Does My Shirts’ and there’s even more books like ‘Tangerine,’ or ‘Where the Red Fern Grows.’
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Hailey H.):
We are doing poetry. It’s fun!!!!!!!!!!
News from the Music Department (By Zach L.):
We didn’t have music this week because we where at Fox River. It was very fun with the computers and the switches.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Troy):
We are doing track and field, and today we are doing the 100 yard dash.
News from the Art Department (By Trenton):
In art we are finishing our drawings of figures and coloring them. Then we will glue them on cardstock.
Free Choice Area (By Taylor): Chorus:
In chorus, we are reviewing our concert by watcing the video. We had to fill out a sheet on our concert that reviewed how everyone acted. We are also about to start new songs.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
Let me start off by saying GREAT JOB BAND STUDENTS. Your concert last night was very good. I was impressed to see how many of you also were in the “minute to win it” group, and how many of you participated in WSMA competition. Very impressed.
In the Friday Folders I put a copy of the final scores from the MAPs testing for this year. Please look them over and see how you child did. We had very good results this year. As a class in reading over 7%5 of the class made their goal growth, and 80% did the same in language arts. In math 65% of the class made their growth, but everyone made a positive growth over the year. GOOD JOB CLASS!
Planning for the end of the year; we do one more auction the last day of school for the students. I am asking again if you have anything you can donate to our auction that would be appreciated. So, if you are doing some spring cleaning and find some items that look enjoyable to 6th, soon to be 7th, graders, or you want to donate some gift like baskets, etc. please let me know. The dontaitons from auction letters have been down this year compared to the last few years.
As a reminder we have two field trips coming up. May 22nd , next Tuesday, we will be at Retzner nature center in Waukesha, and May 29th we will be at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Remember that for both days ALL kids need to bring a bag lunch. If you are a chaperone please make sure you come prepared as well.
May25th will be a half day where we are done at 11:30. May 28th will be no school because of Memorial Day.
The students have been working on poetry for the past few weeks. Many of them have created their poems and put them on their online portfolio. Please check out their poetry work.
If you are interested in any other information, please paruse the website and enjoy. Our class rules, pictures from the year, and much more can be found. If you ever have any questions, or comments, please email me!