News from the Social Studies Department (By Brea): This week in Social Studies we learned about the 5 themes. During the 5 themes ( Location, Place, Region, Movement, Human-Environment Interaction) unit we made a flip page with notes under the flaps.
News from the Math Department (By Jack): In math we learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide using an algorithm. We also learned what and how to use expressions, and we made charts on video’s we watched.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Molly): In ELA we learned about words like arrogant and degrade. We did our packet that we normally do. It's a packet on these words and we have to answer them then we grade them. Then we correct them as a class. When we are done we turn it in and then we do our DRC daily reading comprehension. That is were we read a passage and then answer 4 questions about the passage.
News from the Music Department (By Audrey): This week in music, we are using this app called FLAT to write a mystery song in the bass and treble clef and figure out what the song was. In the end, the song was “ Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. “
News from the Physical Education Department (By Cynthia): This week in P.E., we were doing our last week of soccer. We dribbled, played against each other, and we played lots of games having to do with soccer. And now new from the Art Department we have Desi.
News from the Art Department (By Desi): Hello, this week in art we worked on and finished a project called the dragon eye which was basically a sketch of a unique eye but like I said we finished that and now were doing ANOTHER sketch but it is fun, so it's okay. Good Bye for now.
Free Choice Area (By Chris):Last week the Packers lost to the Falcons, but they have a chance to win again. This Sunday on Fox6 for most people. Go Pack GO!!
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Well, three weeks down so far. The “honeymoon” period is over and homework is being given and responsiblility of students is being tested. Most students have been doing well, but this is the week where many of the students are realizing how important time management is with the work time given in class. Mrs. Topp and I have been understanding this week and using this week as a “teachable” moment for the students so that next week they understand. Please help us out by checking their notebook and even reviewing what they should have written by opening mrsinger.weebly.com and going to the Daily Assignment Board link.
Our first night of APTT will be Tuesday, September 26th at 6pm. Mrs. Topp and I will be working together with all 6th grade families on this journey. This is our first year as a school participating in this program. If you want to research APTT more, go to the APTT DPI website. Also, the letter we send home is here to view if you need a review.
This week we began our ALICE trainings for the students. Our district safety committee has put together trainings for us to do each week with the students for 15 minutes. Each week I will put a review of the lessons here in the notes. Here are the two (2) we did this week.
Lesson Goal: Understand the concepts of ALICE.
Lesson Recap: The five options in ALICE were introduced: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Students brainstormed different ways that they could alert and inform others of an emergency.
Click here to watch a video that was shown during this lesson.
Click here to go to the ALICE Institute website.
Lesson Goal: Know how to respond effectively and quickly when given the STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN signal.
Lesson Recap: Students learned the importance of Stopping, Looking, and Listening when they heard a specific signal. This signal is very important for students to learn and know so that they can receive important instructions from their teacher at any time, including in the event of an emergency. Please ask your child what his/her class signal is and have a discussion about why it is important to stop, look, and listen when they hear and/or see the signal being used by the teacher. The sign is shown below. It is a “zero” sign to coincide with our PBIS “no talking/silence” sign.
*WGSD universal signal is “0” voice level (PBIS).
One Monday we will be sending home a letter regarding ACP, or Academic Career Planning, that will be going on with your child here at school. The letter will explain what ACP is and what we will be doing in school. For a copy of the letter you can view it here. We have also created an ACP website for the district which you can view here.
Next week Tuesday is our first APTT night. For more 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 I will update through these two resources all year.
Throughout the year I will post pictures on our pictures page of the website too. Check out what is going on in the classroom. I also post what is going on on twitter through the Twitter handle @MrSingerClass.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework and quick notes. I go through this with the students daily, but sometimes they do forget.
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!
Boy is it hot out. Makes me wonder what the warmest September day was in Wisconsin history and do you know where in Wisconsin it was recorded?