News from the Social Studies Department (By: Natalie): We are doing a decades project of the 1900s-1990s. We have to look up information about our decades and copy and paste it into our Google Docs. We will eventually do Google Slides for a presentation.
News from the Math Department (By Rowan): This week we did fraction videos Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday we did a review and today (Friday) we are doing a test on fractions.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Sydney): In ELA we are researching animal intelligence. And also we are reading the book The Pod.
News from the Music Department (By Audriana): We are trying to learn how to play guitars in music. On the guitars we are learning “Ode To Joy,” and we will be testing the song next week. If others are in Solo and Ensemble we are having the “Sing-A-Thon” tonight. (Jan 19, 2018 5:30 - 7:00). In Solo Ensemble we are practicing for next week's judging. That's what we had for music this week.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Avery): Hi, my name is Avery. In Physical Education (Gym) we are doing Archery. First we start out with string bows and then we use real a bow and arrow that is kid safe but the bows are kid safe too.
News from the Art Department (By Greta): This week in art we are experimenting with negative and positive space. Almost all of us got our cutting done. That is what we did in are this week.
Free Choice Area (By Gavin): School hasn’t really been anything exciting besides the float lab. Also in school we are doing a thing where if everyone earns enough Twister Tickets we will play a staff vs kids basketball game.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): We want to start out by thanking the families that attended, or have stopped in already, for the APTT meeting and planning. Remember that Academic Parent Teacher Teams is a family engagement system that connected families, teachers, and the school resources to support and drive student learning. We had 16 families attend the 6th grade section, which was the most among all meetings! Remember, if you still wanted to participate and receive the data and new math game, contact us. You can also find the presentation from Thursday night here.
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. Monday is our halfway point for the second trimester. So, make sure to go on next week as we will have all grades in for a progress check.
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!
With all the excitement of Bon Jovi coming to Milwaukee, here is a way of us getting into the spirit. What is Bon Jovi’s real name, and what is his birthday?