News from the Social Studies (By Kayla): We are doing daily geography and a map with Waterford in the middle so that you put different cities and states around in cardinal directions.We also started to work on google maps.
News from the Math Department (By Carleigh): For math we are working on MAPS testing, and we are also working on Gemdas or Pemdas and that stands for Grouping, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Adding, and Subtracting or if you do Pemdas you would just switch Grouping to Parentheses.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Gianna): Today we started reading “The Ravine” by Graham Salisbury. We connected our fears with the main character Vinney’s fear in the story. We also did DRC day 2 week 3, and the passage was Kids Take To The Airwaves. Then we did DOL and after that we did WW 3A- Worldly Wise.
News from the Music Department (By Chris): In music we are making our recorder music into different instruments by using the music score. We are also doing it in treble clef.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Bryce):In gym we are starting the football unit. Today we went outside and played catch with a group.
News from the Art Department (By Emma): We are doing the 3D bedroom. We are making our own room so we are designing our own room.
Free Choice Area (By Sophia): During free choice, we finish up homework, work on Compass (which is great since we need 4 Compass activities each for math and ELA), and if we finish everything we sometimes help out Mrs. Topp around the classroom. We also can play board games and read.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): We officially have been in school for a month, and the students are getting into a great routine. Thank you, parents, for checking your child’s assignment book daily. This is an easy way for you to see what your child is doing in class, and a great way for us to communicate with you as well. Also, look for graded papers from Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp that continually should becoming home so you can see what your child is doing in class.
Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up for conferences; an email went out earlier from the office explaining how to login to Skyward and sign up for conferences. If you lost the email click here for the email. More than 75% of you have registered already, so thanks. Please get registered as soon as you can to get the time you want. You will only be able to sign up for your homeroom teacher, so if you want to meet with the other teacher at all please contact us so we can tell you what times we have open. We will also send a letter home as we get closer letting you know what times are free.
This week we focused on evacuation for our ALICE training for the students. The students will participate in an evacuation drill on Monday, October 9th in the morning.
FIELD TRIP ALERT: It’s official, we are going to see the Admirals on November 8th for a STEM day and a game. We will be looking for 3 chaperones per class. The cost for chaperones is the same as the students, $9.25. If anyone is interested please send a note to us and we will chose three names by next Friday. You will also need to make sure you fill out a volunteer form from the office too. We can always put on in your child’s mailbox and send it home. For more about the Admirals game, click here. Permission slips went home on Thursday.
6th Grade - ALICE Lesson Four: Evacuate/Rally Point
Lesson Goal: Know where the school’s rally points are located, and understand the most direct path to those rally points.
Lesson Recap: The class took a walking field trip/tour to the school’s rally points, noting the different ways to get to the rally points depending on the exit used.
You can help reinforce what was taught in class by asking your child where the rally points are and then asking your student what would be the easiest way to get to the rally points from the classroom, gym, cafeteria, art room, library, playground, etc…. . You may also want to talk about a rally point for other frequently visited public places like a church, public library, local restaurant… On Monday we will be conducting our school-wide ALICE drill.
On Monday night, from 5:00-7:30, teachers and PTO members will be at Culver’s in Burlington for our fundraiser night. The school will get 10% from all sales during the time we are there. Please stop in for dinner on Monday and help the PTO earn money for the school. For more 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.
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 such as the daily #Chuckism during the month of Chucktober.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework and quick notes. We go through this with the students daily, but sometimes they do forget.
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!
What city is located at :
34 (degrees) S, 151 (degrees) E
51 (degrees) N, 0 (degrees) W?