This week in science Mr.Singer gave us a packet and a lot of tooth picks and told us to make a bridge out of tooth picks. He put us in groups of four. Then we started the bridge. After working on it Monday throgh Thursday. We will be testing the bridges with toy cars on Monday.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Zach M.):
Social studies is getting harder know and we have more homework.
News from the Math Department (By Jack):
Math is getting more confusing by the homework and I am getting a little crazy.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Makenzie):
We are making text to self, text to world on post-it notes after we are done reading.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Mateo):
We are making a business letter and we are making a auction in our class.
News from the Music Department (By Kaitlyn):
This week we practiced our Christmas concert songs. The songs we practice were “Somewhere In My Memory,” “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree,” and “It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas.”
News from the Physical Education Department (By Zak S.):
For the last week or so, we have been doing soccer and the activities are awesome. It is a blast!
News from the Art Department (By Sydney):
In art we are led by the wonderful Miss.Steffen in using exo knifes to make a relly cool window art!!
Free Choice Area (By Henry):
In art we are useing exo knifes they are really cool!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week went well. This week we were again very busy, and the students were very well behaved. We had two birthdays, finished our MAPs testing for the fall, and even SKYPED with our classmate in Italy this week. Today also marks the ending of our first month of school. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than have a half day. Speaking of celebrating, how about the BREWERS!!! I am totally excited that they are in the playoffs and hosting the home field this weekend. Not to mention that the Packers play Sunday, and the Badgers are playing one of the biggest games in college football all year. If you love Wisconsin sports, you will be busy holding down the couch, or traveling to events!
Now that we finished our MAPs testing, I am going to be sending home a form that shows the results of their tests they took, and the results of previous years as well. There is also a second page for those visual learners, like myself, that graphs our the results over the year. On the graph, you will see a dotted line at the end that displays where they should be by the spring. The purpose to the MAPs testing is for the students to make growth by the end of the year. We see where they are in the fall, review in the winter, and finally see what they have learned over the year. MAPs, Measuring Academic Progress. If you have any questions on the results do not hesitate to email me, or call me before or after school during work hours.
Parent-Teacher conferences are a month away. October 24th to October 25th. During that week we also have early release on the 25th and no school the rest of the week. We will also be starting the state mandated testing, WKCE, the second week into November.
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!