right now is my favorite subject besides band. We are currently doing a quiz in science. My favorite thing so far was the air trolleys that we tested.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Kaitlyn):
In social studies we are working on the United States and reading in the read book. There is a lot more things.
News from the Math Department (By Joey):
We just learned about integers and how we can use them in a number line. Also before that we took a quiz about properties.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Ethan):
We worked on a lot of different things in or packet. We learned about old Chinese words. We read a lot of books. It was awesome; it was a great week.
News from the Language Arts Department (By Talisa):
NO REPORT GIVEN – Absent
News from the Music Department (By Sam):
In music we learned a new concert song. We are in the winter concert this year.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Daniel):
In gym we just finished soccer, and started football this week. On Monday we played End zone and on Wednesday we played Capture the Football.
News from the Art Department (By KC):
We just finished drawing out our 3-D objects going to a vanishing point. Now we are using water colors to paint in our projects. That is what we are doing art class.
Free Choice Area (By Ashley):
Reading: What I like in class for reading is that we have certain reading groups and every day we try to do something different. We get to read as a group, do compass learning as a group and much more. So that is what we are doing in reading.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
Happy early release Friday. What are you going to do with the extra day of no school? Good job this week to the sixth graders. We got a lot done and make some good growth in our learning. The students are starting to get in the swing of things now that we are a month into school.
Next week we will begin our yearly push with Reading Counts and Xtra Math. Xtra math is new this year. I will be sending home a letter that explains how you can access your account and complete the challenges needed to earn your points for the carnival weekly. Also coming home today are the results of the MAPs fall testing we did. You can see how your students did on the tests. This will be our benchmark test for monitoring progress.
Just a heads up on some upcoming dates; On October 8th the 6th graders will be going to a No Bully Assembly at Fox River. October 9th will be our big fundraiser for the school, Walk to School Day. For more on different events coming up please check our calendar page of the website. If you want to know more about what is going on in the Trailside PTO, please see their website too. You can find information about items like the Trailside gear sales, and more!
Remember to check the assignment notebook
daily for homework updates.