News from the Social Studies Department (By Carson): This week in social studies we learned about the climate and all the different climates. Also how climate differs from weather.
News from the Math Department (By JD): In Math we are learning about how to put a division, addition, multiplication, and subtraction problems into different word phrases.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Maya): In ELA we learned about interjections.We watched a brain pop video about it and wrote a short story using at least three interjections.
News from the Music Department (By Ryan C.): In music class we’re doing the beats with drums it is really fun. We also played the beat of staying alive it was awesome! We made our own beats on paper and soon will be doing them.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Ryan F.): In P.E, we have a Soccer unit. Next week we have fitness gram testing! First is pacer, sit ups, push ups, and chin lifts. It is a lot of fun!
News from the Art Department (By Heidi): In Art, we finished our Miniature Houses and started our Sugar Skull drawings, for Day of the Dead. We will start our outline in pencil, then go over that in Sharpie, making creative patterns on the skull.
Free Choice Area (By Lily): I like that we are learning about variables in Math. I think that variables are easy but not in a bad way. We have been doing the 30 Book Challenge and it is very fun.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Happy Thursday! I know the kids are excited to have tomorrow off. I wanted to make sure we can get the newsletter out today so we can keep everyone informed.
We still have some families to sign up for conferences. If you are having trouble signing up, or noticed that all the spots are taken, please contact us. We are willing to do conferences on other nights or mornings that work better for your schedules. Since we both share your kids about 50/50 it is nice to meet with both of us at the same time. Here are the directions for singing up on Skyward. 2018 Parent Teacher Conference Scheduling for Parents.pdf
This week we started doing 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 Five: Lockdown during ALICE
Lesson Goal: Understand the concept of LOCKDOWN and know what to do in order to respond effectively. Develop better body and spatial awareness to make movement in confined areas more efficient and effective.
Lesson Recap: Students learned the difference between a traditional lockdown and enhanced lockdown; making note as to when an enhanced lockdown would be most appropriate (during an armed intruder event when evacuation is not a safe option). A discussion took place on how the teacher and students could create a barricade. There was also a discussion what to do after a barricade is created (spread out around the room and grab an object to throw in the event the intruder gains entry to the room).
Talk with your child about the importance of listening to directions during any emergency situation. To view an example of an enhanced lockdown, click here.
Dates to remember:
October 12 First no school day for students
October 16 Friday - 2 Schedule
October 24 Progress Reports Due
October 24 Conferences 4:00-7:45
October 25 Conferences 1:30-7:30
October 31 Halloween
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.
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!
In Social Studies all the students are learning about time zones, so here is a fun fact about time zones. What time zone does the International Space Station (ISS) follow?