The 4-1-1 on 6th Grade at Sipley

May/June 2016

What We Are Up To:

Reading: Roots of Democracy Unit in Schoolwide


Writing: Persuasive Writing


Science: no chapters will be covered this quarter


Math: Unit 4 Ratios and Proportions


Social Studies: Ch. 4 Ancient India and Ch. 5 Ancient China. We will cover weekly current events via Flocabulary.com

Math Support for Ratios and Proportions

through Khan Academy and Learnzillion.


You can also contact Rachel Manjarres, the district's Math Specialist, for any additional questions by e-mailing her at manjarresr@woodridge68.org

Math Fluency

Learn more about it here. Skills include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. Other skills include dividing four-digit by two-digit number and the adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of integers. Mrs. Zei's and Mr. Spear's class are using xtramath.org to help support fluency. Mrz. Zei's class also is using IXL to supplement the classroom instruction. Both classes should also work on their Accelerated Math 2.0 problems through Renaissance Place.

Information Writing

Support for this unit can be found here at learnzillion.com

Persuasive Writing

Support for this unit can be found here and here.

Social Studies

Access to additional resources about Ancient India can be found here.

Social Studies Part 2

Access to additional resources about Ancient China can be found here.
tic tac toe
shoot the puck eli
shoot the puck ava
Rethinking how we brainstorm: Yes... and.... vs. No...but
A song to show our appreciation!
Band Concert!
Shoot the Puck: Matthew
Shoot the Puck: Marisol

Important Dates to Know

  • May 6: Zoo trip permission slip and money are due
  • May 6: DARE Lock-In Releases and money are due
  • May 6: DARE Essays are due from students for students to graduate the DARE program
  • May 13: DARE Graduation in gym at 1 p.m. (parents welcome to attend)
  • May 13: 6th Grade DARE Lock-In at Jefferson Jr. High, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • May 16: Enchanted Castle permission slip and money are due
  • May 20: Brookfield Zoo Trip
  • May 25: Enchanted Castle Trip
  • May 30: No school/Memorial Day
  • June 3: The last day of school

May/June/July Birthdays!

  • Vicky

  • JaMarcus

  • Javier

  • James

  • Sydney

  • Nick

  • Shahnoor

  • David

  • Jackson

  • Sam

  • Jacob

  • De'Asia

  • Chelsea

  • Mari

  • Britney

  • Ian

  • Luz

  • Eli