News from the Social Studies Department (By Deion): in social studies we are starting to end the Olympics medals counter, and we are starting to do the Iditarod map with the whole class.
News from the Math Department (By Chris K): In math We have pg. 16 and a video to do.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Phaye): In ELA we are doing critical vocab and analyzing the text for a story in the Collection book, and we are learning about affixes.
News from the Music Department (By Allie ): In music class we are playing guitars and learning new and fun music. In my opinion my favorite was “Yankee Doodle”. We have quizzes on the big and long songs. We get graded on these songs with 1 being the worst 4 being the best.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Katie): In gym we did yoga and on Friday we are doing roller blades. In my opinion roller bladeing is the best.
News from the Art Department (By Bryce): In art we just started designing our logos. We had to make a name for our logo and we chose our company.
Free Choice Area (By Avery): In free choice area we can work on anything that we have to do or work on homework.We can work on math, reading, science and, social studies.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer and Mrs. Topp):
It is hard to believe that today is the end of the second trimester! We are up-dating Skyward this weekend, so please make sure to check your child’s grades by Monday. Contact us if you have any questions Report cards will be generated and ready for parents to view on March 12th after 2:00.
The sixth graders will start following the Ititarod race that starts tomorrow. Students are assigned to teams and will be reading to match their musher’s miles. Please look for the Idita-READ form; students need parent initials every day for the next 2 weeks.
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 his/her work or if he/she has missing work. Make sure to check your child’s grades occasionally, and also please continue checking your child’s assignment notebook and signing it at least once a week. Please also ask your child if he/she is coming to class with proper materials. Some students do not bringing their headphones to school or pencils and/or red pens.
This past week was the fifth week using the Dojo points system (3 points a day and working to keep them) for the students to work to earn an incentive after two weeks. If students are able to keep 80% or more of their provided points they will be able to participate in a choice time (extra recess, tech time, etc.). We are excited to report that ALL students earned the incentive! We also started sending home late work forms last week. If students collect any late work for the day, they will have to take a blue form home that needs to be signed and returned as a contract stating they have late work and need to get it done. This should be a heads up to the students that they are being held accountable for not getting their work done on time as this is still an issue in 6th grade. We do not want this to continue next year in middle school.
Dates to remember:
The PTO meeting is Tuesday, March 6th. Attendance has been low in the past few months. Please consider attending.
March 9th will be our first STEAM day. Students have signed up for their top choices and are looking forward to this fun and educational day! Lunch for that day is a ham sandwich, apple, carrots, milk and a cookie. The cafeteria needs to know by Tuesday morning if your child is taking the school lunch.
March 13th is our final APTT meeting from 6:00-7:30. The parent letter went home today. Please RSVP for this informational meeting.
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!
Who has the record for the fastest time in the Iditarod? (Name and time needed.)