News from the Social Studies Department (By Kalvin): We are doing Air Heads and Reese’s Pieces to tell which one is better.
News from the Math Department (By Carter): This week in math we did integers. An integer you do subtraction, addition, multiplication, and division.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Joey): In ELA, we have tested rotations. We now have lit circle books.
News from the Music Department (By Mckaylee): In music we had to learn a song. Also we had to test on the song. The song was Ode To Joy.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Brady): We are playing games. Also, jogging laps for 2:30 minutes.
News from the Art Department (By Caden): In art we have been researching old antiques for a clay art project. We have also been finishing up a water coloring project.
Free Choice Area (By Alyssa): Also in Social Studies we are doing a paper with a group about which candy is better Reese's or Air Heads. Then we are voting on Air Heads or Reese's.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I would like to start out by thanking all of you out there who are veterans of our armed services. Your selfless efforts are truly appreciated. Your efforts allos us the freedoms we enjoy each day.
Remember that the end of November is the end of the 1st trimester. Grades will close on the 30th. Make sure to check your student(s) progress at least once a week on Skyward to ensure you know if they are handing in their work or not. Mrs. Kreuger and I post grades as soon as we can. We do this to make sure you are able to get the most accurate results of your child as we can.
The following is our ALICE training update from the week. Below is a list of what we did for the training. Click on the links if you want to see the video and presentation from this week. Each week I will put this information in the newsletter.
5-6 Grade - ALICE Lesson Nine: Decision
Lesson Goal: When faced with a threat, make a decision to lockdown, evacuate, or counter.
Lesson Recap: Students practiced decision-making using the options that ALICE provides. Using a mock scenario of a dangerous person gaining entry to the school office, students decided on a course of action based on the location of the classroom. After, the same scenario was presented, but using different locations within the school. Again, the teacher and students discussed options in order to reach safety.
You can talk with your child about the lesson by asking him/her to describe what the scenario was and then answering any questions they may have. You can also assure them that the adults will always do whatever it takes to keep them safe, but they now know how to best keep safe on their own.
You can reinforce the concepts of ALICE at home by asking your student to describe each of the ALICE components to you. Then, talk about using ALICE in any public place like the mall, church, movie theater, fare, hospital, ….. Anywhere this knowledge may come in handy.
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Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.
BONUS: Each week I 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 me to see. If the answer is correct the student will receive $50 towards their checking account. Good Luck!
Washington DC is known for its beautiful cherry trees. What country gave us them as a gift and for what?