Mrs. Mathews' Minutes
Everton Bearcats! Oct, 9, 2015
Sixth grade brings a lot of responsibility. Here are just a few areas to keep in mind:
- Keeping up on class work ( We have a lot to cover each day and move quickly)
- Checking in for attendance and lunch each morning
- Turning in daily work and completing morning work
- Using appropriate voices( There is a time to be social and a time to work)
- Participation (the more you participate, the better you will understand the skill )
- Responsibility (agenda, HW, turning in papers, following procedures)
Report Card Conference Time!
- Reading: Next week will be working on summarizing
- Writing: Halloween story writing to a prompt
- Math: We will continue working on variables, formulas, graphs and charts and algebraic expressions and test over chapter 3 on Friday
- Science We will be discussing using graphs and models in science and continue discussing ideas for science fair
- Vocabulary/Spelling words for next week: decoy defiant dependable descendant detour devour dialogue diameter discard discriminate domestic duel dynamic eager efficient
Oct. 12 -14th Report cards Conferences
Oct. 19-23 Fall Break
Nov. 11th Veteran's Day Program 1:30pm Grades: 5&6
Nov. 17th Grandparent's Day
Dec. 7th Winter Program 1:15pm & 6:00pm Grades: K, 2, 4, 6
Our Science Fair is Nov 16th, Projects will be due Nov. 13th. More info will be in next weeks newsletter!
Science Fair Projects
Participating in a Science Fair Benefits Students!
*A Science Fair has the potential to get students interested in science, engineering and mathematics.
* Science Fairs can make science relevant to a student
* Only limited by student’s imagination
* Ideas can come from a student’s personal environment, current events and hobbies
* We all learn in different ways
* Research can appeal to one’s natural curiosity
* We all can make a difference
* The work involved in creating a science fair project develops and reinforces successful work and life skills
* Teamwork, Time Management, Responsibility, Discipline, Ethics, Organizational Skills, interviewing, communication, working with mentors
* Participating in a Science Fair is a great for a student’s confidence.
* Science fairs can be a venue for students to network with others in their field of interest
* Students can win funds for college
* Participating in a Science Fair is a hands-on experience, a very important aspect of learning science.
* Science and engineering and mathematics are a human endeavor
- Daily Agendas
- Please check and sign daily agendas. I check them daily and students receive extra Dojo coins if they are signed!
- Thanks to everyone that signed up for Remind! It's an easy way for me to get a quick text message to everyone at once. Please consider signing up this weekend if you have not already done so! Thanks!
- Information was sent home the first week of school on how to sign up for Dojo. I also sent email invites to those that have not signed up yet. Please consider joining so you can see how your child is doing behavior wise. Students also earn coins to use for our mini economy. I can also send out emails to all of you at one time.
- I check my email many times throughout the day and evening. I will get back back with you as soon as I can. Sometimes, I need to gather and verify information, so please be understanding. I promise to communicate back as quickly as I can.
Please follow the directions so I can send you important information in a class text message! Your number will not be seen my phone either, so your information is still confidential.