News from the Social Studies Department (By Annika): This week in social studies, we are learning about the five themes of geography. The five themes are Movement, Human environment interactions, region's, location and place. We are finishing up on maps. Learning that if you travel, what type of map would you bring and what are the pros and cons of a specific map.
News from the Math Department (By Caleb): This week in math we are learning how to tell what an expression is an equation. Today we are going to learn how to identify and evaluate expressions.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Avril): In ELA we read a short story called, The Landlady. After we read it we had to write the rest of the story of what we think should happen next. Every day that we come to ELA, we do something called DLR. DLR stands for Daily Language Review. We also learned more about plots and conflicts.
News from the Music Department (By Alex): We did guitars. We also played short songs with them.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Anna): This week in physical education we did started football. We also played flag football.
News from the Art Department (By Ava): In Art this week, we practice creating a room of our own and using vanishing points and perspective. After our practice room, we moved on to creating our dream room with items of our choice in it.
Free Choice Area (By Tatiana): This week we had our first week of Spanish class. We went over many things we learned last year, our class had a pretty fun time in Spanish.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): We have completed one month of school already. We are now full swing into our lessons in all subjects, and we are working well with learning and implementing our new PBIS expectations at school. This school year is going very well. Monday the students are rewarded with a day off. Enjoy the day and see you Tuesday. Below are some of the things we discussed this week, some important information on how to keep up-to-date with what is going on in class, and a fun bonus question to try.
This week we started our ALICE training. 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.
Lesson Goal: Know where the rally point is 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 rally point in 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 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 point is and then help them to understand that there are multiple ways to get to the rally point 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.
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 65% of families registered.
Tuesday is going to be the day we celebrate No Bullying Month. Students are encouraged to wear blue on Tuesday to show their support to stop bullying and encourage each student to be an upstander.
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!
Being that this next month is Chucktober, a month long celebration for everyone’s favorite actor and martial arts world champion, the trivia question each week will be one related to Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris was born on what day?