News from Mrs. Drudy 11/16/2015
"We exist so children can excel."
What We're Learning in 6th Grade Language Arts
Learning to Swim
In keeping with our theme of determination, we are reading Learning to Swim. In this autobiography, Kyoko doubts her swimming ability. Eventually, with her mother’s help, she learns to swim two strokes. Later Kyoko and her mother enjoy jumping in the waves of the Sea of Japan. They realize that they have drifted far from shore. Kyoko’s mother tells her to swim strongly to some rocks, and they make it safely there. Kyoko no longer doubts herself.
Spelling: Using Just Enough Letters
Pronouncing a word correctly and picturing how it looks can help you avoid writing too many letters. Don't forget the usefulness of www.spellingcity.com/tdrudy for those students that have Internet access at home.
Our study of figurative language has moved beyond similes, metaphors, and idioms and now includes hyperbole. Be sure to ask your child why the phrase "talking a mile a minute" can be considered hyperbole.
5th & 6th Grade Choir
Some of our own shared their musical talents with our veterans on Wednesday.
America's White Table
Here's our Missing Man, or Remembrance, table that we set for Veterans Day.
Flag Folding Ceremony
Can your child recall the meaning of any of the ceremonious folds of the flag?
Notes from the Teacher
November 16-20 National Education Week
Tuesday: Superhero Day- Dress up as your favorite superhero
Wednesday: Dress Disney!- Dress up as your favorite Disney character
Thursday: College Day- Wear your favorite college gear
Friday: Hats Off to Education- Wear hats to school with MCS spirit gear