Scholarly News

September 16, 2013

Welcome back 6th graders! We missed you!!! We almost have a full week of school. We have a half day on Tuesday and I will be testing, so I won't be seeing most of my classes that day.

Due to the half day we will have no class on Tuesday. This week we will begin a unit on properties of addition. We will be focusing on the associative property, commutative property, and the identity property. Monday we will make a foldable with definitions, images, and examples as a resource for the students. This week's math game is called Round and Round. It focuses on rounding to the nearest tens place. Please be sure that your child plays the new math game and returns the math game folder on Friday.

Due to the half day we will have no class on Tuesday. The concepts review Jeopardy game last Monday went very well and the student had a lot of fun. We will be welcoming our 6th graders back from Catalina and diving right back into the regular routine. This week we will be working on adding and subtracting decimals.

The scholars did great with post testing step 4. I am so impressed with how much they remembered from last year. We moved on to step 5.1. This syllable type introduces the open syllable. This is when a syllable ends in a vowel. That vowel is long, such as in the first syllable in hydrate. We will move on to substep 5.2 this week, which is reading and spelling words with open syllables and the other syllable types. On Tuesday, the students will work on their presentations about The Little Free Library.

On Monday and Wednesday we will do Read Naturally. On Tuesday, the students will be working on their Little Free Library presentation. On Thursday we will read a story from Six Way Paragraphs called "A Tasty Weed." It is about dandelions. We will focus on the vocabulary and the questions. For homework they are to read the story and answer the questions. On Friday they will discuss the story and their answers in a group. They need to be prepared to support their answers from the story.