Sixth Grade Weekly News

December 4, 2015

A Week In Review

Math: This week students took their post-test for Part A (expressions) of Unit 2. The final results will be sent home in Friday folders.


Reading: This week we focused on inferring text. Students were able to identify the explicit meaning of text and then add an inferred meaning with their schema.


Writing: We are practicing for our Argumentative essay test, which will be the week before Holiday break.


Science: We used the scientific method to conduct an experiment with water, plastic bags, and colored pencils. Ask you student about it!

A Peek Into Next Week

Math: We will be starting Part B of Unit 2 (Inequalities and equations).


Reading: We're focusing on story structure within our fiction unit.


Writing: We are focusing on the Argumentative essay rubric while we practice for our test.


Hour of Code: Mrs. Sayer will be teaching students coding for an hour period!

Conferences Q & A

Q: Will students be continuing Lucy Caulkins' writing at Jefferson Junior High School?


A: Yes they will!


Q: Can students work on IXL at home?


A: Absolutely! I would encourage them to only practice things we've learned in class, so they're not solving incorrectly.


Q: What is MobyMax?


A: Moby Max is a website (www.mobymax.com) that practices many skills through test prep questions, fact practice, and games. We're using it in math class currently, but students may practice other content areas from home.

Housekeeping

Erin's Law: Next week, Mrs. Ross, will come in for an Erin's Law lesson. Please refer to the flyer sent home in Friday Folders.


Goodrich Holiday Giving Project: There's a family in need this Holiday season. Please refer to the flyer sent home in Friday Folders.


No School Next Friday, December 11, 2015 for a teacher inservice day

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