6th Grade Tiger Newsletter

12/5/16-12/9/16

Tiger Teacher Topics of the Week

Mrs. Jester's Math

This week in Mrs. Jester's Pre-AP Pre-Algebra class, we will begin working with area of polygons. We will also find the circumference and area of circles.


This week in Mrs. Jester's 6th grade math class, we will start our unit on operations with fractions.


Parents, your student received a new math assignment calendar on Monday, December 5th. If you know that your student will miss any day(s) between now and December 21st, please have them talk to Mrs. Jester to make sure they have any needed assignment(s). The end of the first semester is December 21st.


"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." George Washington Carver

Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Turnbow's Math

Mrs. Turnbow and Mrs. Campbell's 6th grade math classes are reviewing converting fractions, decimals, and percents and taking a test on Wednesday. Signed and completed reviews are worth bonus points when turned in before testing.


Thursday we we will start our last unit for the semester applying mathematical operations to fractions.


All missing/make-up work needs to be turned in by this upcoming Friday to ensure it is input into the gradebook before the semester's end.


The last unit test will be given on Tuesday, December 20. Anyone that will be missing that day needs to make arrangements to take the test ahead of time with Mrs. Turnbow.

Mrs. Reynolds' Spanish

We are practicing on our writing and speaking this week as we prepare for the semester test. I'm so pleased with the progress and look forward to hearing them. Please spend some time to listening and practicing with your students this week. ¡Gracias!

Ms. Jasper's Science

We will continue to talk about the different types of energy and the types of energy resources that we have available to us in Chapter 3 Lesson 2 this week!!


Just a couple of reminders:


Chapter 3 Lesson 1 Quiz will be Tuesday, December 6!!!!



Last but certainly not least, our last test over Chapter 3 will be Monday, December 19. If you will not be here you need to make arrangements to take the test early.

Ms. Clark's Science

Chapter 2 Test will be Tuesday, Dec. 6th. Study guides are available on each student's Google Drive account under "Shared With Me" and "6th Grade Science Resources".


I am planning on arriving at school at 7:20 on Tuesday, Dec. 6 to be available for a study session in my room. Students are welcome to bring something to eat or drink.


Any questions between now and then, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks, and remember...."Study, study, school's your buddy!"

Mr. Janzen and Mrs. Anderson's Social Studies

Geography classes will be introducing our culture project on Monday, the projects will be presented in class starting onDecember 13th. We also will continue discussing early United States history and the movement westward.


Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Frank's English

Sixth grade English classes are working on our performance task for this nine weeks. Students are writing an argumentative essay on the issue "Should people be allowed to own pit bulls as pets?". We are reading and analyzing articles in class on the topic. Your student may also choose to conduct their own outside research. All evidence will be used in their essay to support their personal position on the issue. Final drafts are due the week of Dec 12th.


All students were offered an extra credit opportunity this week. All extra credit projects center around our novel we just finished, Freak the Mighty. These are all at home projects. Students who were interested were given a handout and rubric describing project options. All projects are due no later than Wednesday December 14th.


Mrs. Edwards' Literacy

In Literacy, we will continue reading The Running Dream. As we read, we will be working on skills such as: reading comprehension, inferencing, vocabulary, reflecting on what we have read, discussion groups, and drawing illustrations based on the story.