News from the Social Studies Department (By Nick): we are taking notes and making maps of our country. And that is what we are doing in is Social studies.
News from the Math Department (By Delaney): In math we are starting something different. It sounds fun.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Jasmine): In ELA we are working on personal narratives. We have a Writer’s Notebooks to write them in.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Sari): In Gym this week since there was a concert we really didn’t get to do much hockey (Which is the unit we are in right now) We di though get to do at least one ay of hockey, but that was Monday. On Wednesday we did letter yoga, we spelled the countries of the world while doing yoga poses.
News from the Art Department (By Soren): We finished our lights so now we are going be starting another project. The light project is where we create our own light, then we outline it, and we have oil pastels that we outline it with.
News from the Music Department (By: Erica): The last time in muric we were learning about different cultures and listening to Hanukkah songs!
Free Choice Area (By Gabriella): In school we are doing the Home is… project. The home is project is a picture drawn of your home, then you right what your home means to you. It is really fun and I am excited to finish it and see how it turns out. Well that’s it for the weekly newsletter. Have a great weekend!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I want to start out by giving a big thank you to all who helped with the penny war. It seemed like a big success this year! It is so nice to see how caring our families here at TS are. The total will be shared next week, so stay tuned.
It’s almost auction time, and we are looking for donations for our biannual classroom auction. Students have been earning money for being positive and taking responsibility for their learning.
If you are interested in helping make the event a success, we are in need of your help. We have received a decent amount of items from donors thus far, but we are still in need of a few items for the upcoming auction.
If you have any of the following items that would be of interest to sixth graders we would be glad to take them:
- Rummage sale items
- Used books
- Baked goods
- Business donations
- Gift cards
Please send your donations with your child to his/her homeroom teacher by Thursday, December 20th (unless you are sending baked goods, those can be send on the morning of the auction). Our auction will be held on the morning of December 21st.
If you did not see the letter sent home about our math pilot, here it is:
As you may know our district is continually looking for ways to improve. Over the past year our district math team has met working towards the improvement of our mathematics programming. We are currently at the point of piloting our two choices towards the adoption of the top one for the 2019-20 school year. The team narrowed the selection of math materials by studying teacher resources, assessment resources, student resources and home to school resources found within multiple math programs. We’ve narrowed down the choices to Eureka Math and Ready Math. Your child’s teacher has volunteered to be a part of piloting both programs. Our teachers in the pilot process took part in an initial training of Eureka Math and will have training with Ready Math. Your child’s teacher has spent a considerable amount of time planning to ensure the best learning experience for all students. Over the next few months expect to see a survey asking for your feedback with the experiences of the math programs.
We are excited about the opportunity and we appreciate your involvement with our school community! Throughout the process, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me or your child’s teacher.
- Eureka Math (https://greatminds.org/math)
- Ready Math (https://www.curriculumassociates.com/Products/Ready/Mathematics)
Yours in Education,
T. Sloan Allen
Director of Curriculum and Student Growth
Dates to remember:
December 21 Early Release Day and our 6th Grade Auction
Dec. 21-Jan 2. No School, Christmas/New Year Break
January 3 Welcome Back
For information on upcoming events you can see our calendar page from our website too. Please take some time each week to go on Skyward and see how your child is doing in school. This will help us work better as a team to know where your child is at, and where we may need some help.
Check out what is going on in the classroom. He also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass. If you do not have Twitter, don’t worry, you can see the thread on the homepage of the class website.
Do not forget to register on Class Dojo to keep up-to-date with notes from the teachers, the behavior of your child, and more. If you need me to print another flyer, or send you an email invite, let me know.
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!
One week ago today, our 41st president, George H.W. Bush passed at the age of 94. The last time a past sitting president passed was Gerald Ford in December of 2006. This was the first time the 6th graders have seen this happen in their lifetime. George Bush’s trip to his final resting place was done in a way that has not been completed in over 50 years. What was this special trip and for a second $50 name another president that also had this special ride to their final resting space.