News from the Social Studies Department (By Carter): In Social Studies this week we are writing about climates. We also just finished our time zone unit.
News from the Math Department (By Joey): In math this week we learned about inverse operations. These operations include Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Mckaylee): This week in English we had to read a story and answer questions. Finally we had to do a sheet of complete predicates and complex subjects.
News from the Music Department (By Brady): We are learning about guitars and the notes of E, F, and G. I am enjoying it, but am struggling with it. It is fun!
News from the Physical Education Department (By Caden): In phys. ed. this week we are in are football section and we practiced punting. We also practiced punt returning.
News from the Art Department (By Alyssa): In art this week we have been working on our one point perspective room. In our dream room we must have one window, one bed, and a door. Then we posted our art work on Artsonia.
Free Choice Area (By Xzavier): We have been working on the ALICE program a lot and we trashed the room doing it. We learned to barricade the room and cover the windows with tables. So if the intruder gets in the room we are going to storm them with stress balls, pencils, note books, and anything around us.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Let me start out by reminding you about skate night tonight at Traxside. Please attend if you can to help the school. Half of the entry fee will go back to Trailside. The more people that attend, the more money we can give to the PTO to help us at school.
Thank you all who have returned your conference time sheet already. Within a week we have already received 18 out of 27 families forms thus far from our class. Remember these are due back by Wednesday so we can prepare for your visit. As it stated on the sign up at open house you signed up/are signing up for a hour time slot to meet with us. During that time you will get the chance to meet with either one or both of us when we are free. You will get about 15 minutes total to meet with both teachers. There are 6 slots per hour so everyone gets a fair amount of time to meet with us. Mrs. Krueger and I will be in the library at different tables. You will enter by the front doors and go to the waiting area until one of us is available. It will be first-come-first-serve for the hour you signed up for. Please make sure you are not jumping line. That would not be very nice.
The book fair will also be open the week of conferences. Please stop in at that time to see what is for sale. The school gets a good return on the sales from Scholastic back to the PTO.
This week we started our ALICE training. Below is a list of what we did for the training. Click on the links if you want to see the video and presentation from this week. Each week I will put this information in the newsletter.
5-6 Grade - ALICE Lesson Six: Lockdown during ALICE
Lesson Goal: Understand the concept of LOCKDOWN and know what to do in order to respond effectively. Develop better body and spatial awareness to make movement in confined areas more efficient and effective.
Lesson Recap: Students learned the difference between a traditional lockdown and enhanced lockdown; making note as to when an enhanced lockdown would be most appropriate (during an armed intruder event when evacuation is not a safe option). A discussion took place on how the teacher and students could create a barricade. There was also a discussion what to do after a barricade is created (spread out around the room and grab an object to throw in the event the intruder gains entry to the room).
Talk with your child about the importance of listening to directions during any emergency situation. To view an example of an enhanced lockdown, click here.
You can reinforce the concepts of ALICE at home by asking your student to describe each of the ALICE components to you. Then, talk about using ALICE in any public place like the mall, church, movie theater, fare, hospital, ….. Anywhere this knowledge may come in handy.
Make sure to sign up with class Dojo. We are at 65% of families registered.
Tuesday is going to be the day we celebrate No Bullying Month. Students are encouraged to wear blue on Tuesday to show their support to stop bullying and encourage each student to be an upstander.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar.
Make sure you are staying connected with our Remind alert system and following the class on Twitter. Find both feeds shown on our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. If you are not signed up on either you can do so on the website. Contact me if you have any questions on doing this. I have also added pictures to our pictures page too.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.
BONUS: Each week I 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 me to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
Being that this next month is Chucktober, a month long celebration for everyone’s favorite actor and martial arts world champion, the trivia question each week will be one related to Chuck Norris.
What year did Chuck Norris receive an 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master?