On Friday we had our science test (ugh!) on our chapter 1. Chapter one had to deal a lot with friction and speed. Subjects mostly like that. I hope everyone studied hard for the test! =)
News from the Social Studies Department (By Trenton):
We went over the geography of some of Canada and the U. S. We also went over lines of longitude and latitude.
News from the Math Department (By Taylor):
We started out watching a video on prime factorization. Then, we talked about prime factorization. We did about four problems then went over them. We finished off with writing our homework in our assignment notebooks.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Eva):
In Reader’s Workshop we have been working on our weekly reading log. Our class has been reading twenty minutes a night and answering creative questions.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Hailey E.):
This week we have worked on our newest pieces that tells how your summer went in the perspective. First we started on our edit and when we finished we had a friend peer edit our papers. Then we instructed to type our second drafts up . Then we learned how Mr. Singer (The awesomest teacher ever!) wanted us to turn in our writing stage to him. I`m Hailey, and that’s this weeks news from the writing departement.
News from the Music Department (By Graeme):
This week in Music we started the “Composer Bucks” Program. If you are respectful as a class in music you get 5 composer bucks. 1 reminder, 4 bucks, 2 reminders, 3 bucks, and so on. We are also picking out songs for our concert and practiced singing: “Somewhere in my Memory.” J
News from the Physical Education Department (By Marissa):
We played soccer outside for gym, and I got hurt two times!!!!! L But, I’m okay now. J Other than that, we played soccer with teams. So, we weren’t just kicking a ball around. That made me SOOOO happy.
News from the Art Department (By Hailey H.):
We have Art on Monday and it was soooooooooooo much fun!!!!!!! We didn’t do clay yet but I know we will.We alwas do.
Free Choice Area (By Zach L.):
This week was very fun for everyone! We all learned some things that some of our classmates didn’t even know. It was extremly fun! Everyone, have a good weekend!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
I hope everyone has had a good week. We have been hard at work here in room 178 learning a lot of new concepts, taking MAPs tests, and enjoying our first guidance lesson this week too. As we approach the end of the first month there is a lot we can look back on and reflect. We also say good-bye to one classmate, for a month at least. One of our classmates is going to Europe with family and will be sharing his fun with us when he gets back. We will also try to SKYPE with him while he is over there so he can share what he learns with us.
We will be continuing our MAPs testing this next week. This next week will be language arts. Our goal is to see students grow academically throughout the year. This first test is to see where the students are at the start of the year, and set the goals of what I will be teaching for the remainder of the year. This is the last test of the cycle.
Our first early release day is September 30th, next Friday. We dismiss at 11:30, so be ready!
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