News from the Social Studies Department (By Maya):This week in social studies we learned what latitude and longitude is. Latitude is the north and south of the equator and longitude is east in west of the equator.That is something that we learn in social studies.
News from the Math Department (By Ryan C.): I learned the percent sign means fraction. I learned how to multiply a percent by a whole number. I really enjoyed learning math this week.
News from the English/Language Arts Department (By Ryan F.): I learned about observations and inferences. Observations are something you see in a background. Inferences are prediction of what is going to happen
News from the Music Department (By Heidi): This week, our new general music teacher, Ms. Kulow, is making Music class ‘so much more fun’ and ‘more enjoyable’, as said by the students of 6th grade. I learned a new musical game. In this game, you danced and sang and listened to others speak about their interests and skills. Thanks for checking in the Music Department!
News from the Physical Education Department (By Lily): I learned more about body basics and what we will be graded on. We should not wear jewelry to class and we should dress appropriately on gym days. (aka gym clothes and flexible clothes).
News from the Art Department (By Cristian): Our art project is a monochromatic portrait. It is a picture of yourself, and one color of your choosing. We are going to put them in a rainbow shape in the main hallway of our school. This is a very exciting project!
Free Choice Area (By Carson): This week I met a few of new teachers. Ms.Wanasek and Ms.Nannemann. I think with all this new staff this year will be great.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): Welcome to 6th grade! I am excited about this year after one week. Our students are excited to be at school, willing to learn, and have a good sense of my humor already. Now I need to get them to understand the ways of Chuck Norris and we are set.
Almost each week we will be posting our newsletter here on the website for you to read and keep up-to-date with what is going on in school. Frequently your child will also be sending out emails to you sharing their progress in school and telling you what goals they are setting for themselves too. I like to focus on open communication with all families.
Some of the other items you will seek weekly are: upcoming events, what resources we have free to you (website items, etc.) and a bonus question at the end that could help your child earn some money for our checkbook system. When I get a lot of questions on some topic or focus, I add them to my FAQ page.
Tonight you will also receive a letter about our first APTT night coming up on September 27 from 6-7:30. APTTs are a classroom-based, teacher-led, data-driven family engagement mode that re-purpose traditional parent-teacher conferences. The teams align family engagement with school improvement goals and gives families information, skills, and confidence to support student learning at home. At the same time, APTTs build educators' and families' capacity to work together to drive student achievement while creating a school culture of mutual support and shared responsibility. Mrs. Wanasek and I will be working together for our meeting to give you goals and activities to work on in both ELA and math, but attempt to do it all at one meeting time so you do not need to attend both of us separately.
Dates to remember:
September 13 Picture Day, send the envelopes back anytime before this day
September 27 Our first APTT night from 6-7:30. We hope to have everyone there.
October 12 First no school day for students
October 16 Friday - 2 Schedule
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!
Back-to-school can seem exhausting. All that shopping for unicorn notebooks and Fornite folders. With about 29 million households in the U.S., how much on average does each household spend on back-to-school supplies? (Source: Deloitte.com)