We learned about P.H.E.O.C. It stands for problem, hypothesis, experiment, observation, and conclusion.
News from the Social Studies Department (By Trevor):
The 5 traits of geography are location, movement, region, human interactive movement, and place.
News from the Math Department (By KC):
In math we did a time test. For our math homework we had to pick out 7 vocabulary words from our new math book and write down what we think they meant.
News from the Reader’s Workshop Department (By Hailey Rose):
So far in Reader’s Workshop we have learned about what is an easy, difficult, and good fit book and how you can tell if it’s a good fit book for you.
News from the Writer's Workshop Department (By Dalton):
This week in writing we wrote a story on how your big toe is alive and the fun adventure he or she goes on.
News from the Music Department (By John):
In music we got are seats on the risers. We also talked about the general music concert, but Mrs. Canales does not know what we are doing yet.
News from the Physical Education Department (By Dylan):
We played kick ball in gym and a card game where we tag the card ace card or king card.
News from the Art Department (By Alex) – Free Choice:
Here’s a joke. What weighs more a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?
Neither they both weigh a ton.
Free Choice Area (By Ryan):
Here’s a riddle, what is it? There is a black house inside of a red house inside of a white house inside of a green house.
Teacher's Corner (By Mr. Singer):
One week down and we are all still having fun. We have been busy going over rules, procedures, passwords and signups, etc. Finally we can begin to do some learning!
This next week will be the start of our MAPs testing. We do it three times a year. This next week we will do Math, the week after will be reading and then language arts the following week. During this next week I will also be doing AIMSweb testing with the students. They are quick tests individually with each kid on reading fluency, reading comprehension, and math skills. All these test are also done three times a year. The MAPs and AIMSweb are both designed to assist me as a teacher to develop individualized learning plans to help me make the students better learners.
Next week will also be picture day on Thursday. Make sure the kids come prepared for their annual fun “see the birdie” moment. 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. For all major dates of interest please go to the website and check out the calendar page.
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!