News from the Social Studies Department (By Delaney): This week in Social Studies we were introduced to the decades project. We found out who our partners were and we got started right away.
News from the Math Department (By Jeremy): This week in math we learned how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals as well as equations. Today is the quiz, good luck everybody!
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Chloe): This week we had an essay due on 2/3/17. The essay is about the most intelligent animal! You choose which animal you think is the smartest and then collect notes. Which animal do you think is the smartest?? We also had a huge grammar test, which was worth a lot of our grade.
News from the Music Department (By Jayden): This week we have been working with our drum unit still. We did really well this week and we all earned a fifty in the middle of class. We are still working on rotating between the different instruments to play multiple rhythms, along with the echo rhythms.
News from the Physical Education Department (By David): In gym this week we are doing Jump Rope for Heart. We got to raise money to help the Jump Rope for Heart people. We are also doing archery. So far we only had 1 class period, but it’s a lot of fun.
News from the Art Department (By Ayden): In art this week we were doing something called zentangles. Zentangles you have to cut out something and glue it to the other side over the paper. After all of that you have to make small designs in the remaining space.
Free Choice Area (By Hope): Friday is WASBF for band and I am super excited. We are taking a math test on friday and I hope I do good. It is really easy so I think I will.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I am in need of some materials for our science projects we are planning in the near future. We have been using the Maker Space in the STEAM lab but we are going to be doing some specific projects with growing plants, and making thermoses. If you have materials at home that are good insulators (foam, newspaper, etc.) or items that can be used for growing plants without dirt (old washcloths, 2-liter bottles, and items we can set seeds in like sawdust, shredded paper, etc.) please send them in and your child will get a $50 for each item donated.
Progress Reports have been out for a week plus now. Please take some time to go on Skyward and do a check of your child’s progress. I have gone on Skyward and checked on the status of who is checking grades. I will send home reminders on Tuesday to those who have not checked yet.
Teacher requested conferences are coming up this next month. We, Mrs. Krueger and I, will be sending home a letter to a few families we would like to meet with during that day, but we will also be keeping a few time slots open in case others would like to stop in that are not expected to come. We always are willing to meet with any of you as long as time permits. Letters will go home Tuesday
Remember that we do not have school Monday, for the kids at least.
MAPs testing has come and past for all the students. We finished this week with the reading test. Last week I met with each student individually to go over the progress they had in math. We had some great improvements overall and some students were even so improved we are able to make some changes to their interventions and graduate them out. Our next MAP test is in May and that will be the time to see how the students have progressed from last year through this year. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the MAP results, let me know and I can print one to send home. It does take a lot of paper to print them all, so please make a request.
Make sure to sign up with class Dojo. We are at 70% of families registered. To register go to www.classdojo.com/CT7L92M.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar. We have a Cousin’s night on the horizon.
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 today is the inauguration of our new president, let’s stick to that theme for the trivia questions.
With the Super Bowl this weekend… Okay let me rant, why is the Monday after the Super Bowl NOT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY? Okay, back to the trivia question… I wanted to make sure I gave a fun trivia question to match the occasion. What was the highest combined scoring game in history and what was the least combined scoring game in history? Two parts, two $50s on the line.