News from the Social Studies Department (By: Chris): In Social Studies we are learning about the 1900s. Also, we are making a presentation for each one.
News from the Math Department (By Ray): This week in math we are learning how to turn mixed numbers into improper fractions. Back to you Lexi.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Lexi): This week it is a little different because of MAPs testing. And we are working on the 2018 goals.
News from the Music Department (By Brianna): In music class this week we continued guitars. We learned how to switch strings in the guitar.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Talon): This is Talon for the news what we have been doing in P.E. We have been working on tennis and my favorite is the passing of beanbags as a practice ball.
News from the Art Department (By Derek): This week we had a coloring challenge! It's were we can make anything but it has to colored.
Free Choice Area (By Riley): Chuck Norris can here sign language. When Chuck Norris was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: “What is courage?” He received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): I hope everyone is setting in and getting back in the swing of things now. The students have been working hard this week on MAPs for reading and getting started with fractions in math, and even starting our next project for science. Next week will be math MAP testing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please make sure you are taking some time to read these newsletter to hear what is coming up so you are prepared. Also, take a little time each week to be checking Skyward too so you know if your child is up-to-date on their work or if they have missing work.
On Thursday we will be having our 3rd night of APTT at Trailside. We hope to see all of you there so we can look at the progress of your child on our math goal, and discuss further steps for the year. Please do your best to be there on that night. Here is a Copy of Letter Sent Home today about APTT night. This meeting replaces the conference night in February, so if you can’t make it Thursday and want to meet about your child, please contact either of us to set up a time to meet before or after school.
Coming up on March will be our first STEAM day. Please be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Dembosky on what help we will need on that day. We will be looking for parent volunteers, and donations of STEAM items (cardboard, glue, wire, etc.). As we get closer there will be another email for you and your child to go over together to sign up for activities they want to participate in.
For 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. Currently we are at 88% of the families connected with us on DoJo.
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.
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!
In a cow’s lifetime how many glasses of milk will a cow produce on average?