News from the Social Studies Department (By Emalie): In Social Studies we have been working on our Home is project. We need to get it done before Christmas.
News from the Math Department (By Kaylee): Today in math we are discussing about the Venn diagram. We also rated ourselves on how well we knew about the venn diagram.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Marissa): In reading we had to do a chart were we had some words like plot, first person, third person and etc. We had to put a definition of the word and an example and then draw a picture of the book that we were reading with a certain group. It was a cool project.
News from the Music Department (By Fallon): In music we just finished discussing our music concert.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Analisa): Well in Physical Education we are doing lots of exercises. We have to do this exercise called, The Burpie.
News from the Art Department (By Logan): In art we are doing presentations.
Free Choice Area (By Quentin): Over the month of December we have been doing keyboarding. We are almost finished and by that time everybody will be fluent in their keyboarding skills.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer)
One week left of school for this year; 2013. We are going to be busy finishing up all our projects and units before we take a well deserved break of school. As I told the students today, they are not able to turn their brains off until the end of Friday. Except for maybe a little time on Friday. I am going to allow the students to have a little “break” on Friday. Any student will be able to bring in snacks they want to share with the class. I am not making it mandatory that anyone bring anything in, but what I am going to tell the students is that if they bring in something make sure you bring enough for everyone. I am planning on having this talk with them on Monday or Tuesday, but I wanted to tell you all today.
Grades became official this week. Please go on Skyward and check your student’s progress through the first third of the year. I will be checking in on everyones account to see if you have been checking the grades of your student. If you are having any trouble please let me know so I can get you the assistance you need.
Please make sure you make some time to check the Trailside newsletter as well. Please click on the link located on the homepage of our class website.
Dates to consider: The last day of school this month is December 20th. No School until January 2nd. For other upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar.
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 PTO, 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.