News from the Social Studies Department (By Sonya): In Social Studies week we had to draw an outline of the U.S.A. It was difficult, but it was also very fun!
News from the Math Department (By Heidi): Though I am in 7th Grade Math, (Not Trying to brag, BTW), I will still share what I am doing in math. We are doing a very brief review on multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting fractions and decimals.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Lily): In ELA I enjoy that we are making / doing book talks. I find them very fun and I like to see how my classmates present their books. We are also doing the 30 book challenge and some of us are doing quite well. ( *chough*, *chough* Jorell! )
News from the Music Department (By Christian): We are learning about drumming. We are learning about culture of drums, and also different tunes that people play. We learned about one thing, called, the king is coming. We tried to make it our own way. We compared our song to the other classes. I am really enjoying this unit.!
News from the Physical Education Department (By Carson): This week in gym we started our bowling unit. In my opinion, this is one of the best units for gym.
News from the Art Department (By Cameron): This week in art class we worked on making spheres and adding values and shades. It was very fun I LIKE ART SO MUCH!
Free Choice Area (By Delaney): My favorite this to do is flag. Also, in Social Studies we are making maps and it is so fun because I love to draw and sketch!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy November! Can you believe there is snow on the ground? I, personally like it, but I know others are probably quite shocked by it. The snow does not stop the progress in class. We are chugging along through the school year and fast approaching the ⅓ mark on the year at the end of the month.
Today a letter regarding our ACP program (Academic Career Planning) is coming home. These are activities we are doing in our class and with Mrs. Koby during Guidance. In January the students will be having conferences to discuss their plans with you the parents. We wanted to give you a heads up on what is going on in class prior to January. As always, have a conversation with your kids at home about what they have done so far.
This week we continued our ALICE trainings. ALICE is our safety program and it stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Each week we will work with our students to make sure they are safe. Below is the lesson that was conducted this week for ALICE. Please take time to discuss the lesson with your children.
6th Grade - ALICE Lesson Eight: Counter - Control
Lesson Goals: Understand the effectiveness of confront. Understand what it means to confront an intruder by swarming.
Lesson Recap: Students learned about the counter option of control. They watched a video demonstration on control that you can view by clicking here. Next, under the direction of the teacher, students practiced swarming and safely evacuating the classroom. Ask your child about this.
Regarding swarming, it is important to note:
- The decision to swarm is ALWAYS up to each individual. This cannot and will not ever be something that an adult instructs a student to participate in.
- If a student chooses to swarm, they need to commit to doing so; backing out at the last second can lead to tragic consequences.
- No one should ever handle a weapon. Both staff and students have been taught to place a garbage can over the weapon and sit on it until law enforcement arrives. Of course, securing the weapon would not occur unless the intruder has been controlled using the techniques taught during ALICE training.
Dates to remember:
November 11 Veteran’s Day
November 21 No School Students
November 22-23 No School
November 27 Friday Schedule
November 29 End of Trimester 1
December 6 Winter Concert
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!
Our first snowfall of the season is upon us, so that made me wonder. When was the earliest snowfall in SE Wisconsin. According to wisconsinwatch.org, when was the earliest snowfall of the season? Hint, it was recorded in the city of Madison.