News from the Social Studies Department (By Lily): In Social Studies we are learning about the 5 Themes of Geography. We had to make a project that told us about the 5 Themes of Geography. As well as describe pictures using the 5 themes.
News from the Math Department (By Christian): In math we have done our math quiz and finished our first unit. I am already enjoying this new way, it is kind of like independent work. Today we are going over our math quiz today. I am excited for more math to do.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Carson): This week we did MAPs testing. Also, we wrote our first draft of our auction letters. I am very glad to have maps testing over with.
News from the Music Department (By Cameron): Hello, I'm going to tell you some news about music this week. In music this week we did drumming and played drum games. My favorite was what's for dinner? It's were your in a circle with your peers and then we go around and you have to tell everybody what's for dinner and make a rhythm on your drum that sound like what you picked for dinner. Also we did kind of the same thing but it was with are first names. I hope to some more drumming games because it's fun. Thanks for reading and i hope you understand what we did in music this week i hope you enjoyed my news! , Thanks, Cameron
News from the Physical Education Department (By Delaney): In gym we did stations and there was two bounce house and many other stations. It was so fun!
News from the Art Department (By Jasmine): In art we are building tiny houses out of recycled materials. It is really fun!
Free Choice Area (By Sonya): This week I did flag and I hope I get to do it again. It was really fun.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): A big thank you to everyone who came to APTT night on Thursday. We had 17 families attend, which is almost 40% of the families in 6th grade, or accelerated 5th grade math families. If you did not hand in the goal sheet yet, please send the teacher copy back with your child soon. If you were not able to make it, but would still like the materials from the meeting, please contact me and let me know when you could stop in to collect the materials. If you want Mrs. Wanasek’s items, contact her as well. Our math presentation and survey, for those who attended, are located at mrsinger.weebly.com.
Next week we will continue our MAP testing. Next week’s focus is math. We will be conducting the testing in our classroom during their class time. For more information on what MAP testing is, click here.
Next week we will be supporting the high school’s homecoming week by following their daily themes. Please see the upcoming section below for more on each day.
MONDAY, MONDAY, MONDAY! The first PTO meeting of the year will be on Monday, Chucktober 1 at 6:30 in the library. Please try to stop in and be part of the meeting. We would love to see as many parents as possible there. To stay on top of the PTO events, you can follow Trailside PTO on Facebook.
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 Three: Evacuate/Rally Point
Lesson Goal: Know where the school’s rally points are and figure out the best route to get there.
Lesson Recap: Students discussed the best points of evacuation depending on the location within the building. They also were taught the school’s rally points the event of an ALICE drill or ALICE initiated emergency. It is important to note that students were taught that in an actual emergency (or even an ALICE drill), they will run to the rally point closest to their location and will NOT need to wait for a teacher to lead them. You can reinforce what was taught in class by asking your child where the rally points are and then help them to understand that there are multiple ways to get to the rally points depending on where they are in the school.
Note: The rally point is not where students will be reunified with their parents. In the event of an actual emergency, the reunification site will be announced through the school messaging system, social media, and the district web page.
Dates to remember:
October 1 PTO MEETING 6:30 in the library
October 1 Hawaiian Day - Homecoming Theme Day
October 2 Tie Dye Day - Homecoming Theme Day
October 3 Wing Color Day - Homecoming Theme Day
October 4 Decades Day - Homecoming Theme Day
October 5 Green/White/Black Day - Homecoming Theme Day
October 12 First no school day for students
October 16 Friday - 2 Schedule
October 24 Conferences 4:00-7:45
October 25 Conferences 1:30-7:30
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!
This weekend the Milwaukee Brewers finish out their season. This year, they will be in the playoffs for only the ___ time in team history? Note: History only counts for franchise starting in 1970 with the purchasing of the Seattle Pilots, not the Milwaukee Braves.