News from the Science Department (By Hannah):
What we learned in science this week was that force is simply a push or a pull exerted on an object. Balanced forces are when an object produces a net force of 0 newtons, won’t cause a change in the motion of a moving object. Friction is when a force that opposes motion between two surfaces that are in contact.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Seth):
We learned about the society of other regions as reviewing and we watch a Flowcabulary.
News from the Math Department (By Trevor):
In math we’re learning about least common multiples, and we just finished our main math test.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By KC):
Today in reader’s workshop we were read 2 chapters of The Postcard. After that we free read and had to do a summary on what we read about.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Hailey Rose):
In writer’s workshop we are learning how to write a letter to a business company. We are also writing a business letter to ask for donations for our 6th grade auction. We are allowed to write to any company as long as we have the address and an idea of what their company could donate to us.
News from the Music Department (By Dalton):
In music this week we watched a video on Fredrick Handle. He wrote music. In this movie a little boy gets bullied.
News from the Physical Education Department (By John):
In gym we did baseball and we learned how to throw properly. We did this by throwing four bean bags at a coffee creamer container inside of a hula hoop from 8 feet away.
News from the Art Department (By Ryan):
In art we made designs on crafts for later. We can put the designs on magnets we order on Artsonia.
Free Choice Area (By Josh):
A Viking fan and his dog walk into a diner. The Viking fan is told he can’t have a dog in the diner. The man says he just wants to watch the game, so the waiter says, “Alright, go sit in the corner and watch the game.” About a quarter into the game the Vikings kicked a field goal. The dog then ran around the diner and gave a high five to everybody. The waiter said, “Wow that was amazing. What does he do when he gets a touchdown.” “I don’t know,” the man said, “I’ve only had him for three years.”
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
Next week we end fall MAPs testing. This time it will be Language Arts. The week after will be Language Arts. After we complete the entire test I would be happy to send the scores home so you can see the changes since they took the test in spring.
September 26th will also be an interesting day at Trailside. It will be a Wednesday, but we will have a Monday schedule for the day. This is to make up for one of the Mondays that we lose during the year. October 5th will be our first early release day as well. For all major dates of interest please go to the website and check out the calendar page.
Today was our first time with our 2nd grade reading buddies. I have posted pictures from our visit on the pictures page. Check them out. I will continue to add pictures of the class doing stuff throughout the year. The goal is to help you follow along as we learn this year.
If you are interested in any other information, please peruse the website and enjoy. Our class rules, pictures from the year, and much more can be found. If you ever have any questions, or comments, please email me!