News and Notes from Mrs. Shivers
I anticipate taking very few grades this week, so I will let you know when you might want to check those in Skyward, however I will begin posting assignments on my website daily. My website address is shivers.leroyk12.org and you will find a variety of resources there. In addition to assignments, you may want to check out the Parent Education page, where you will find many excellent math resources for the topics we will cover this year.
Homework that is not turned in by the due date will be considered late and the score will decrease by 1 letter grade for each day it is late. After 5 days, the maximum points available will be 50%. If an assignment has not been turned in by the time we reach the end of the unit or end of the quarter, it will be recorded as a zero.
Please contact the office if you have any questions about accessing grades in Skyward.
What are we doing?
Math- We will be spending the next several weeks on our first unit of fractions. We will work on finding equivalent fractions, adding, and subtracting.
Units of Study- Our first unit of study will focus on character traits, leading into a discussion of what character traits are shared by successful entrepreneurs. This unit will begin after Labor Day.
Word Study- We are pretesting our No Excuse word list this week. This list consists of 100 words that all sixth grade students should be able to spell consistently in their writing. After Labor Day, we will begin testing with vocabulary words from our Word Wisdom workbook. Our units will begin and end on Wednesdays to accommodate our schedule, meaning that our first unit will begin next Wednesday (August 31) and be tested the following Wednesday (Sept. 7).