News from the Science department (By Cierra): In science we just finished up our survival challenge, that was were we picked a topit and we had to build something that would work with our topit. Also we are going to be starting to programing.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Aubree): in social studies we are working on our countries and see like how the schooling is and how the annual income is for our country.
News from the Math Department (By JD): In math we are learning how to find the mean median MAD and mode. We have a packet and every night we have a homework packet from 2-4 pages and we just finished lesson 27 going on to 28
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Christian): Right now in ELA we are doing a project where we need to analyze a character and theorize what they are actually like. It is really fun, I have so many theories on this one character, I have as many as there are people on the planet.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Ryan C.): this week in gym we did roller blading which has a different type of skate. We did whenever you heard Ghostbusters! We would turn around and skate that way. We also did ship to shore it was kind of like Ghostbusters but easier. And for the last time we did freeskate and limbo!
News from the Art Department (By Ryan F.): in art we were making op art but now we finished we are making salty jellyfish.
News from the Music Department (By Heidi): In general music this week, we made our own songs and presented them to the class! We also made grading rubrics to judge the pieces.
Free Choice Area (By Lily): I like art so that’s what I’m going to talk about. In art we are finishing our OP art project. Also we are starting a watercolor jellyfish thing.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Welcome to my favorite month of the year, March! There is St. Patrick’s day, March Madness, daylight savings time, spring break, my birthday, Brewers begin playing again, Pi day, the Iditarod, and Chuck Norris has his birthday in March. What’s not to like about all of that?!
This weekend we will begin our following of the Iditarod, The Last Great Race. Students have been working hard to complete their wall map of the race, they picked their fantasy mushers to follow, and yesterday we went over the rules of the Idita-read. Students are expected to read faster than their musher travels. For every page they read, it will count for 3 miles of mushing. Each school day the kids need to bring their sheet, with a parent/guardian initial for that day to their teacher to try to earn as many points as they can for their team. Teams will be able to earn as much as $500 for the auction. Please make sure to help your child(ren) out by signing/initialing their sheet before they come to school each day. If they miss three days, they are out and can’t earn money.
Part of the Idita-read is that we celebrate the end of the race on March 15th by watching Iron Will and completing a comparison chart of the movie’s race and the Iditarod. We also will be asking the kids next week to find items for our GORP snack. GORP stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, a snack that mushers traditionally carry with them for energy. We also use this as a ratio project with recipes. Kids will be able to bring in things that are on our recipe for their class, or find something similar that we can buy in ratio to their snack. If you can’t make a purchase of a food item for the project, that is fine, I and other can supplement. I will make sure the students understand this as well. I just wanted to give you a heads up to this activity as well. Make sure to check our website/twitter feed to see what we are doing in class with the project.
The end of the trimester is next week Wednesday! We are almost ⅔ of they way done for the year, crazy. Grades will be available the following week. We will let you know when to look on Skyward to check final grades.
Dates to remember:
March 2 Start of Iditarod and Idita-read competition
March 6 End of 2nd Trimester
March 10 Daylight Savings Time (Spring Ahead….)
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!
Again, sticking to the Iditarod theme. When was the closest finish? Who was involved? What was the separation of time? $100 again.