News from the Social Studies Department (By JR): We took a test this week on types of government. Also what we did learned where they started.
News from the Math Department (By Delaney): This week in math we had a quiz. Our class average on the quiz was around 85%. We also have been learning about adding integers and subtracting integers.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Jeremy): We are starting our lit circle groups. We are also starting our HOME IS project. Send in a picture of your home (:
News from the Music Department (By Chloe): In Music we are playing guitars, they are quite fun once you get the hang of it, but also very frustrating! Our class will be taking a quiz soon on Ode to Joy!!
News from the Physical Education Department (By Jayden): This week we have been finishing up Fitnessgram testing, with curl-ups, sit & reach, and height and weight. We have been playing a number of fun games on the side as well for halloween. We also played a few tag games.
News from the Art Department (By David):We painted animals and sharpied it. Then we got to look at it.
Free Choice Area (By Ayden): It’s was really fun making those cubes that Tatiana was talking about. Have a great weekend.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I hope everyone enjoyed our month of Chucktober. I know I did. I even celebrated Chuck-o-Ween and dressed up like someone else to hide in fear from Chuck on the 31st. Ahh, such a great tradition. Welcome to November! This month always seems to go fast with Thanksgiving this month and all the great Black Friday deals too. Before you know it we will be celebrating December. Let’s not get too far ahead yet though.
Thank you to all the families who came to conferences last week and for those who could not make it doing conferences with Mrs. Krueger and I on the phone or in person this week. It is very important that we meet 100% participation with the families and this year we did. Remember that you can always email, DoJo message, Tweet, or call us.
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 Eight: Counter During ALICE
Lesson Goals: Understand the visual skills and concentration it requires to follow a moving object or person. Develop better body and spatial awareness to make movement in confined areas more efficient and effective.
Lesson Recap: Distraction as a form of control was reviewed and practiced. Distraction works with a human’s natural instinct to flinch or protect him/herself if something is thrown at them. As a result, precious seconds are gained in order to evacuate the room.
Have a talk with your child about things they could use to distract a dangerous person should they ever be confronted in a public location. What could your child use to throw at a dangerous person at a movie theater, the grocery store, the zoo, ….?
Besides throwing objects at an armed intruder, distraction also consists of making loud noises and running in a zigzag pattern. Make sure that you ask your child about these distraction techniques as well!
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.
Make sure to sign up with class Dojo. We are at 70% of families registered.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, PTO events, etc. go to our Calendar.
Make sure you are staying connected with our Remind alert system and following the class on Twitter. Find both feeds shown on our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. If you are not signed up on either you can do so on the website. Contact me if you have any questions on doing this. I have also added pictures to our pictures page too.
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!
For all you bowling fans out there, what is the minimum degree of tilt a bowling pin needs to fall over?