News from the Science department (By Ryan F.): in science, we are making mechanisms for a survival challenge.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Heidi): In Social Studies this week, we learned more about the government of the United States, and expanded our knowledge on economy. For Valentines Day, we discussed the ‘Candy Crisis’, where this Valentines Day, Candy Hearts could not be found in stores! Learn more about it: https://newsela.com/read/no-sweetheart-candies-valentines-day/id/49210/
News from the Math Department (By Lily): We are using a new system in math. We got a packet and we take notes in it. We are learning about statistics and and how to write statistical questions.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Christian): In ELA we are doing something really really fun! Mrs. Wanasek is teaching us how to figure out and analyze how a character is in a story. She probably is going to make us write an essay about one of our characters in our story, I am really excited! (especially if this essay is going to be typed, I am super fast)
News from the Physical Education Department (By Carson): In gym this week we are doing rollerblading for monday and wednesday. For friday we did aryal yoga.
News from the Art Department (By Cameron): In art class this week we are making Campbell's soup cans with different themes. Also different colors.
News from the Music Department (By: Delaney): In music we are using a music app. WE have to put down music letters and make music.
Free Choice Area (By Jasmine): In band, solo and ensemble sheets are due today as well as our practice sheets. We are also practicing our chromatic scale as well as 4 other scales that we will be playing in the minute scales where you have to play 4 major scales in 1 minute!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Did you hear? The groundhog indeed saw his shadow, what a surprise. The good news is that today is Friday, and the weekend is nigh.
Again, last week was our third night of APTT, Academic Parent-Teacher Teams, and I wanted to thank all the families who came. We had 14 families from 6th grade attend my classroom for math. Since then three more families have asked for the materials. We would love to send them home to you, but would like more to give them to you in person. Please email me at email@example.com, or Dojo message me when we can make that happen. Again thanks for the support and dedication you are making to your child’s education and the teamwork between us.
With all the snow days we had recently there was a lot of talk about possibly using some of our in-service days to bring kids back to school as well, and if you haven’t heard yet that will now have school on February 25th after this last snow day we had this week. Remember, that since we are doing the APTT nights at school there will not be any conferences on February 21. If you would like to meet about your child and you did not attend one of the APTT night and want to have a conference, you need to contact Mrs. Wanasek or I to possibly set up a time before or after school in the coming weeks.
Coming up in April will be our 2nd annual STEM day at Trailside! As part of the STEM committee I am happy to be helping plan this day. By February 21st we will be asking for your help to get your child to share with us what activities they will want to do that day. Mr. Dembosky will probably be sending out a message to all families soon to have you sit down and register for the classes. It should take less than 5 minutes to read the descriptions and pick the top choices. Here is the link to the sign up. Go to the bottom of the page for the signup.
Dates to remember:
February 21 Early Release day - 11:30
February 22 No School
February 25 WE DO HAVE SCHOOL
February 27 Monday Schedule
March 6 End of 2nd Trimester
March 22 Early Release, start of spring break
April 1 Welcome back to school (NO MORE SNOW PLEASE)
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!
With all the buzz of the candy hearts going away, which I do not believe since I bought a ton with no issue, do you know the origin of the candy? Helpful Hint