Sixth Grade Newsletter
March 20, 2016
If you will be extending your Spring Break by leaving early or returning late, please be sure to let Mrs. Klooster in the office know your plans so we can keep accurate attendance records.
We are continuing our work on argument writing based on Women's Suffrage and the First Amendment. Students will have an opportunity to support their arguments in writing and we will try some oral debate activities as well.
We just finished up our "Mini Mac Gyver Mission: Classroom Helper". The students had to work in groups to create items useful for a school setting. I was blown away with how creative and inventive the kids were. This project lead us into a discussion on inventions and perseverance. On Thursday I assigned an Inventor Research Project. Students chose someone who invented or discovered something. They have been working hard gathering information about their person in class. On Monday, I am going to introduce Part 2 of the project. In Part 2 they will take the information and turn it into some form of presentation. We will go over the rubric and requirements Monday in class.
This is an in class project so please send your student's I pad fully charged with them all this week!
March is Reading Month
Mr. Hopkins' Class: Library/Tech