News from the Social Studies Department (By Delaney): In Social Studies we are learning about time zone. Time zones can be easy sometimes but confusing other times, so that's why our teacher is helping us with them.
News from the Math Department (By Jeremy): This week in math we learned about expressions and tables. We also learned how to translate between numbers and words.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Chloe): In ELA we are learning about the 4 different kinds of sentences. For example, Declarative, Imperative, Interrogative, and Exclamatory sentences. Also, we recently read about men that dive 150 feet every day! Much more fun is coming our way, and homework!!
News from the Music Department (By Jayden): This week in music we are still working on guitars for the trimester, next week we are going to have a test on the notes EFG. We practiced those, along with starting our second string. It has been a lot of fun! :)
News from the Physical Education Department (By David): In gym this week we have been playing football and we got our Sqords, the Sqords keep track of our movement. We have been playing lots of games with football! It's been a lot of fun! ;)
News from the Art Department (By Ayden): In art we did our dream room. It was really hard.
Free Choice Area (By Hope): Chorus is really fun. We are learning a song, it is called Show Biz Snowman and Jamaican Noel. It is super fun, I can not wait until the winter concert.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Feels like fall is finally in the air and this for me is exciting. Fall is my favorite time of the year with the colors changing, the cool air, hunting season, and best of all hunting season. It also means that we have our big school fundraiser too. On Sunday will be the color run/walk. If you signed up make sure you go and have fun. Take plenty of pictures and share them. Please share anything you take on Twitter with me @mrsingerclass. Check-in is at 12:30 with the run starting at 1:30.
Fall also brings our first skate night at Traxside. Next Friday will be the first skate night so make sure you come and have fun. Bring the whole family to skate to the music, eat good food, and play games in the rink.
Fall also brings conferences, which will be the last week of October. Many of you signed up at open house for a time slot to join us. We will be sending home a reminder letter to you this next week. There are only 7 students not registered for conferences and we will be sending a letter home letting you know what time slots are available and asking you to sign up so we can meet with all of you. 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. If you have questions or need to make changes, please let me know on the letters that go home on Tuesday.
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.
ALICE Lesson Five: Evacuate/Rally Point
Lesson Goal: Know where the school’s rally point is located, and understand the most direct path to that rally point.
Lesson Recap: The class took a walking field trip/tour to the school’s rally point, noting the different ways to get to the rally point depending on the exit used. You can help reinforce what was taught in class by asking your child where the rally point is and then asking your student what would be the easiest way to get to the rally point 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, etc.
Note: The rally point is not where students will be reunified with their parents. In the event of an actual emergency, the reunification site will be announced through the school messaging system, social media, and the district web page.
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 was Chuck Norris’s debut movie and in what year?