6th Grade News

September-October

Invention Convention is Here

Students have received their Invention Convention packets. Ideas are due September 29th, and final projects are due October 12th. IC is required of all 6th grade students. We will have little time to work on it at school, so it is primarily an at home project. This year, one 4th-6th grade winner in RISD will win a trip to the national Invention Convention in Alexandria, Virginia! Contact Mrs. Menifee with any questions.

Marvelous Math

*Multiplying and Dividing Integers

*Integers Unit Assessment - end of September (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers)

*Classifying, Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers

ELAR

· Sept. 19-30

o Finishing up Fiction Unit

  1. Point of view
  2. Sensory Language
  3. Paired Text Analysis

· Oct. 3-14

o DRAMA!!!!!!

  1. Genre Launch (understanding structure and elements)

· Oct. 17-31

o Expository

  1. Text features, topic, main idea & details
  2. Organizational patterns

The Scoop on Science

*Comparing metals, nonmetals, and metalloids

*Density

*Evidence of a chemical change - a 6th grade favorite!

*Research and debate the advantages and disadvantages of energy sources

Upcoming Dates

Monday, September 19: Tutoring

Monday, September 26: Tutoring

Thursday, September 29: Spirit Night @Chick-Fil-A; Invention Convention Ideas Due

Monday, October 3: Tutoring

Wednesday, October 5: Individual Student Pictures

Thursday, October 6: Spirit Night @Raising Cane's

Friday, October 7 & Monday, October 10: No School

Tuesday, October 11: Class Pictures

Wednesday, October 12: Invention Convention Projects due

Monday, October 17: Tutoring

Monday, October 24: Tutoring

October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week and Book Fair

Counselor's Corner

Peer Mediator Meeting – Thursday, September 22nd

3:15-4:00 pm in the Counselor’s office. Pick up is at the front doors.


CogAT Assessment – Tuesday, October 11th

6th Grade ability testing to determine whether or not students may qualify for gifted and talented courses in 7th grade.


Peer Mediator Meeting – Thursday, October 13th

3:15-4:00 pm in the Counselor’s office. Pick up is at the front doors.


Peer Mediator Meeting – Thursday, October 27th

3:15-4:00 pm in the Counselor’s office. Pick up is at the front doors.

6th Grade Planning Committee

If you are interested in being part of the planning committee for parties and graduation, please contact Cynthia Miller and Laura Brownlee at 6MSTgrad@gmail.com.


The next meeting will be October 20 at 6:30 in the MST Library.

6th Grade Committee Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 20th, 6:30pm

MST Library