6th Grade Newletter

Friday, April 13, 2018

Reading

This week we completed our non-fiction novel, Freedom Walkers. Students worked in small groups discussing what it would be like to live in the South during the time of the Montgomery bus boycott. They expressed what they thought about the speeches that were given by Martin Luther King Jr. and learned of others who were very influential during those turbulent times.

Science

In Science we have been talking about for four spheres that make up the chemistry of the Earth, the biosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and atmosphere. We did an activity called “Island Survival” where the students were put in groups and given a specific island to be “stranded” on. The groups received “Fate Cards” and had to survive on their islands based on what their cards told them, as well as tell how the different spheres were affected by those fate cards. The students did a great job of adjusting to some pretty awful situations! We will be taking a break from our Earth Science unit for a week or so to complete a writing piece on a famous scientist or inventor.

Social Studies

We have been learning about the various cultural exchanges that have taken place within our country, Canada, and between the two countries. We will soon be learning about each individual province and territory in Canada and how they compare to our states.

Math

This week in math students have been working with graphs. They have been spending a lot of time constructing various types of graphs from the data they have been given. Also, they are getting close to review and taking the next text over this material.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, April 13th-Reports went home and signature slips need to be returned by Monday, April 16th.
  • Tuesday, April 17th- 5th Grade Math
  • Tuesday, April 17th- Spring Pictures
  • Wednesday, April 18th- 5th Grade Math
  • Wednesday, April 18th- Spring Pictures
  • Thursday, April 19th-DARE Graduation @ 1:30-All parents welcome!!
  • Saturday, April 21st - Daddy/Daughter Dance 6-8 pm in MP

DARE Graduation

The 6th grade students have completed their DARE course work and essay for Deputy Ameel. We will be having a short DARE graduation on Thursday, April 19th in the elementary gymnasium. The DARE officer along with other law enforcement officers with be there to speak about the program and the positive impacts it has on your child's future.

We hope to see you there.

Daddy Daughter Dance

The Senior Class is putting on the Daddy/ Daughter Dance this year. The dance will be on Saturday, April 21st from 6-8 pm.

Safety and Security

Our staff has been in many ongoing conversations regarding the safety and security of the building. One area that we will be tightening up is the front entry at the end of the day. To help ensure the safety of the our students, these doors will not open up for parents until 3:00 pm. If you need your child prior to the 3:10 dismissal, you can still get buzzed into the school and report to the office. We will call your student down and he/she can be signed out to you. We will implement this change starting after spring break. Remember, this is being done with your child's safety in mind.