News from the Social Studies Department (By Ethan): In social studies we are learning about the ancient people such as the Aztecs and the Mayans. We are about to study Latin America. That’s pretty much it, later.
News from the Math Department (By Talisa): Well, we have been doing a test on turning fractions and decimals into percents. Fun right?
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Sam): In reading we haven’t been doing much. The only thing we are really doing is working in our reading packets.
News from the Music Department (By Daniel): In music we went over our Jazz Unit test. We also played on the drums for a little bit.
News from the Physical Education Department (By KC): This week in gym we are doing the volleyball unit. We practiced our form and played speed ball. We even played a real game of volleyball. That is what we have been doing in gym this week.
News from the Art Department (By Ashley): This week in art we finished our line-o cuts, and now we are starting our clay projects. That is what we are doing doing this week.
Free Choice Area (By Joey): Chuck Norris came out during his birthday month singing, “I'm the Man, I’m the Man” by Alo Black.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Only two weeks until spring break. Did anyone tell Mother Nature? Today we began our pilot testing of the Smarter Balance testing. The students did a good job following directions and taking their time do the test to their best ability. On Monday we will continue with the second part of the test, and then Tuesday will be for those kids who were not here today or missing on Monday.
Tonight is the final movie night. The movie playing will be Cloud 9. Come support the school and help donate $1 to the PTO tonight. The book fair will also be open on more time before the movie. Remember, the book fair this month is buy-one, get-one free (BOGO).
On Thursday, April 17 the schedule will be a Friday schedule. Please make sure the students who are in band bring their instrument that day. For upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar. There is an opportunity for you to support Trailside and participate in the skate night next Thursday at Traxside. See the flyer coming home today.
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.
If you want to know more about what is going on in the Trailside PO, please see their website too. You can find information about items like the Trailside gear sales, and more!
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.