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 ( 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.


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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