News from the Social Studies Department (By Olivia): This week in social studies we are reading about Latin American. Next week we will start learning about the a project we have to do.
News from the Math Department (By Genna): In math, we took our test. Then we took our pretest for the next unit, which is about geometry.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Ethan): We are working on our new project. We read the book then we pick something to do with the book, like a diorama. That is it. Thanks, reading.
News from the Music Department (By Talisa): In music we are learning beats and rhythm with drums. We do lots of beats its really fun.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Sam): In gym we are doing different track and field events. The events that we are doing are: shot put, discus, hurdles, and 100m dash.
News from the Art Department (By Daniel): In art we made clay projects. We still have to glaze them . The projects had to use a coil, a slab, and a hollow form.
Free Choice Area (By KC): This week was teacher appreciation week. Almost every body brought something for the teachers.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer): I want to start out by saying Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. I hope your weekend is special and enjoyable. Secondly, I want to thank everyone for the nice words and small gifts this week for teacher appreciation week. It really helped brighten up my week.
Next week we will be completing our spring MAPs testing. The students have been working hard and it is paying off with their scores. Once they are all done I will send home the results from their tests. So far in Reading over 80% of the students made their growth and have went up almost 12 points on average per person. Each student was expected to go up 4 points as a goal. Three times their goal as an average is very impressive.
Next Friday we will be at Fox River for shadow day. The students will be teamed up with a 7th grader and will be able to go around the whole day with them to see what it is like for a normal day in middle school.
For upcoming important dates, including days off, Market Day pick up, etc. go to our Calendar. There is an opportunity for you to support Trailside and participate in the skate night next Thursday at Traxside. See the flyer coming home today.
I wanted to inform everyone of one more communication tool that I implemented into our school community to use. Along with the Remind101 text system we now have a Twitter account for the class. Go to www.twitter.com/mrsingerclass to see news and updates from the school day, etc. I am posting pictures, reminders, educational resources, etc. You can also gain access by clicking on the Twitter tab in the top right corner of our website, www.mrsinger.weebly.com. PLEASE stay connected to what we are doing in our classroom.
If you want to know more about what is going on in the Trailside PO, please see their website too. You can find information about items like the Trailside gear sales, and more! The final PTO meeting of the year is coming up in two weeks. Try to make it.
Remember to check the assignment notebook board daily for homework updates.