News from the Social Studies Department (By Violet ): This week in social studies we finished doing our Travel Diaries, and next week we will we start our presentation for our decades.
News from the Math Department (By Brianna): We do EDpuzzles, which we watch a video and take notes and answer quizzes. Then we we work on a worksheet, we also have fridge facts we do every week.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Lucy): In ELA, we did our “How Smart are Animals?” summaries of each section and took a quiz. We got our new Wordly Wise packet and did A-B.
News from the Music Department (By Gianna ): In music we learned how to play “Ode to Joy” on the guitar and how to switch fingers.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Phaye): In gym we did archery. If we shot in the red or yellow there was a twister ticket or a 50 dollar bill. We could only get it if we shot the ticket or money.
News from the Art Department (By Kayla ) In art we are doing Chinese lanterns by involving nature for the design. We can use animals or plants; you can almost use anything but nature related.
Free Choice Area (By Emma): We did a sub lunch and tech day for being responsible and respectful the past 3 weeks. We also do homework at study hall.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): We can’t believe that February is here already! Just a reminder that we will not have scheduled conferences on February 23rd. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us for a pre-arranged conference.
Please make sure you are taking some time to read these newsletter to hear what is coming up so you are prepared. Also, take a little time each week to be checking Skyward too so you know if your child is up-to-date on their work or if they have missing work. We are now more than past the halfway point for the second trimester. Make sure to check your child’s grades occasionally, and also please continue checking your child’s assignment notebook.
Monday we started again using the Dojo points system (3 points a day and working to keep them) for the students to work to earn an incentive after two weeks. If students are able to keep 80% or more of their provided points they will be able to participate in a choice time (extra recess, tech time, etc.). We also started sending home late work forms this week. If students collect any late work for the day, they will have to take a blue form home that needs to be signed and returned as a contract stating they have late work and need to get it done. This should be a heads up to the students that they are being held accountable for not getting their work done on time as this is still an issue in 6th grade. We do not want this to continue next year in middle school.
Coming up on March will be our first STEAM day. Please be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Dembosky on what help we will need on that day. We will be looking for parent volunteers, and donations of STEAM items (cardboard, glue, wire, etc.). As we get closer there will be another email for you and your child to go over together to sign up for activities they want to participate in.
For information on upcoming events you can see our calendar page from our website too.
Please make an effort to join our Remind account and/or Class Dojo to keep up with information, behavior concerns, and other photos and stories from our classes. For remind to go www.remind.com/join/bradsinger and for class dojo go to www.classdojo.com/CT7L92M. Mrs. Topp and Mr. Singer will update through these two resources all year. Currently we are at 88% of the families connected with us on DoJo.
Throughout the year Mr. Singer will post pictures on our pictures page of the website too. Check out what is going on in the classroom. He also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass.
BONUS: Each week we will put a challenge on here for any parent or student to try. All you have to do is give a response by Monday in the assignment notebook for us to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
The Olympics opening ceremony will take place in the new PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9th. What is the big concern that organizers have and why?