News from the Social Studies Department (By Sydney): In Social studies we are learning tons about the Iditarod and legendary dogs that helped deliver medicine to the sick people of the town of Nome in 1925. The dog named Balto that ran the last leg of the transport of the life saving Serum from Anchorage to Nome. And we are also learning about the climate and history of the US and Canada in Social studies also, We did a Stephen Hawking paper that had a quiz attached to it after we read a Comprehension about him on the first one and one half pages of the packet. WE are also learning were ur states are.
News from the Math Department (By Audriana): Over this week we have been doing math videos and we just finished the so that means we had to take the quiz on the 15th and if you didn’t finish you would have to work on it on the 16th. Today, (the 16th) we are making some Iditarod GORP, which stands for (G=good O=old R=raisins + P= peanuts but without the peanuts because of allergy things). That is why we had to bring in something in today (I brought Cheerios). Next week we have to take a pretest for the next unit. That what we have for math. Next up avery for ELA.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Avery): In ELA we are learning a lot about the iditarod, Today (The 16th) we to a quiz about the iditarod. We keep doing activities on the iditarod and we are doing mini lessons on cultures. We are learning more about cultures and regions. If you don’t know what the iditarod is it is a dog sled race, if you want to learn more go to www.iditarod.com
News from the Music Department (By Greta): In music we are learning percusion. It is fun.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Gavin): We did in line skating. We did the dice game and free skate.
News from the Art Department (By Brea): In art on Monday we drew half of a person from a magazine then gluing the other half of it on a piece of paper. On Thursday we printed with our rubber stamps and picked our best two prints.
Free Choice Area (By Jack): When Chuck Norris slices an onion the onion cries. Chuck Norris built the hospital he was born in.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp): Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone and a belated Pi Day. This week has been filling, both in learning and snacks. On Wednesday we indulged in pi-es, and today we enjoyed our GORP while watching Iron Will.
Forward Exam testing starts next week with ELA testing. Mrs. Topp will be doing the tests with the students on March 21st (Wednesday) and March 22nd (Thursday). Math will be done with Mr. Singer on March 26th (Monday) and March 27th (Tuesday). Please help the students do their best by; making sure they have had a good night's rest the evening before, a hearty breakfast, and a positive attitude when coming to school. For more about the Forward exam is, see Mr. Dembosky’s email from earlier this week.
Also, thank you to everyone who came out to our final APTT night, or those who have stopped in to collect the materials. Now that our APTT nights are done, we would like to get feedback from all families. We would like to know what you thought of the process if you attended and we would like to know what we can do differently to get those who did not attend to come. Please CLICK HERE for the survey.
Grades were posted Monday for the second trimester. So far we have 29 families that have checked grades! That makes 69% of the families checked this week already. We will be sending reminder notes home to families that have not checked since March 12th at the end of next week, so if you have not checked since Monday, please do so before a week from today.
On Wednesday we celebrate Pi day (3.14) with some fun activities. Mr. Singer brought in pies for all the kids to enjoy. The students wrote pi sorties, pi skylines, and pi-kus. We also watched some fun pi videos.
The sixth graders worked hard the last two weeks trying to read as fast as their mushers ran in the Iditarod. Today we tallied our points and paid out the winnings to the mushers. If a student got three strikes in the competition, they did not earn money. 1st place was $500, 2nd was $300, 3rd was $200, 4th was $150, and 5th was $50. If a team picked the winning musher of the entire race, which both classes did, they earned an extra $100. We are celebrating the end of the race today with Iron Will and making and eating GORP.
Dates to remember:
March 23rd is Wisconsin Day and popcorn day, more to come.
March 29th is our early release day for the start of spring break.
March 30-April 9 is the student’s spring break with kids coming back on the 10th.
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 92% 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!
Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day. Please share ONE true fact about the holiday.