Hurst Hills 6th Grade Newsletter
Week 4.4: February 12-16, 2018
HEB Core Messages
1. Students are responsible for their learning.
2. Quality teachers and effective schools are essential to students’ learning.
3. Parents and patrons are vital partners in the educational process.
4. A safe environment for every student and employee is a prerequisite to learning.
5. Decisions and actions, at all levels, focus and support effective student learning.
Feb. 14---Valentine's Day Parties @ 2:00
Feb. 15---Social Studies CBA-1, Spring School Pictures, Family Writing Night 6-7pm
Feb. 16---HEB District Geography Bee @ 9:30am @ Pat May Center
Feb. 24---Cowtown 5K for HHE Running Club
Feb. 27 & 28---Science CBA-3
Feb. 28---Reading Counts due
Mar. 2---Early Dismissal 11:50 am, End of 4th 6-Weeks, Maker Space Mania
Mar. 3---HEB Showcase
Mar. 6---Reading DBA-2, Crusing Through the Continents Program @ 6:00
Mar. 12-Mar. 16---Spring Break
Mar. 27---Math/Science Family Engagement Night 6:30-7:30pm
Mar. 30---School Holiday (Good Friday)
Mar. 31---Mrs. Turney's birthday
ONLINE: Grades / Progress Reports / Report Cards
HEB ISD Student Showcase
This is a come and go event...
HEB ISD is hosting it's 2nd Annual Student Showcase. This is an opportunity for community members to get more insight for schools and special programs that HEB has to offer.
When: March 3, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 1: 00 PM
Where: Buinger Career and Technical Education Academy
1849 Central Drive, Bedford, TX 76022
Date: Saturday - March 03, 2018
HEB ISD's Student Showcase is a FREE community-wide event. At the Showcase, your family can participate in hands-on activities, hear student performances, and explore HEB ISD's state-of-the-art Buinger Career & Technical Education Academy.
- Free hands-on activities for all ages
- Performances by PreK - 12th grade students
- Food, fun, and music for the whole family (concessions will be available for purchase)
- Come see why HEB ISD is the place to be!
Congratulations Elisabeth Kiu!
Elisabeth participated in the district spelling bee on March 26, 2018. She "out spelled" students from all twenty elementary schools and 7th and 8th grade students from 4 of the 5 junior high campuses in HEB ISD. Hurst Hills is proud to have Elisabeth represent our school as District Spelling Bee as runner up for the 2017-2018 school year!
Family Engagement Nights in HEBISD
02/13/18 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Harrison Lane Elementary @ 1000 Harrison Lane, Hurst
For Parents of SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN Parent University: Parenting a Child with ADHD – Learn effective ways of addressing issues that are common to the ADHD child. Childcare provided
The Reading Nook: Mrs. Toepfer
"When I say to a parent, 'Read to a child,' I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. "
— Mem Fox
Students may use the catalog on the Hurst Hills library website to find wonderful books they can check out right here at school. Students can search by Lexile level, title, author, subject, and other attributes. Please see my website for other Reading Counts information and resources. Good books are always available to our students from our school library and my classroom library no matter what their Lexile ranges may be.
Rotation 1: By the end of this unit, students will demonstrate the ability to:
---recognize that syntax means arranging sentence parts for effect and that syntactical choices affect the author’s style and voice
---review parts of speech learned earlier this year and analyze the parts of speech as building blocks of all we read and write
---understand that artful writing is built upon purposefully arranging four main writers’ tools: words, phrases, clauses, and sentences
---identify roots and stems, apply them to new words, and incorporate them into daily vocabulary
---build and apply background knowledge to appreciate the historical significance and parallels between Twain’s America and England during the time period of The Prince and the Pauper
Rotations 2 & 3: By the end of this unit, students will demonstrate the ability to:
---analyze images to clarify and enhance comprehension.
---show understanding of structural elements unique to the genre of poetry
---show understanding of literary elements in poetry
---make inferences and draw conclusions about the text and use textual evidence
---make predictions about the text, confirm their predictions
---identify literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives
---use personal schema and textual information to infer and draw conclusions from biographies/autobiographies
---provide evidence from text to support the author’s purpose
---generate questions before, during, and after reading to understand the author’s message
---determine an author’s style, content, or format
---identify key (main) ideas or themes as they read
---distinguish the main idea from facts and details
---combine multiple key ideas from text to produce a summary of the text
---distinguish between important and unimportant information in relation to the key ideas or themes in the text
---utilize text structures and text features to help them distinguish important from unimportant information
---compose a multi-paragraph essay that ANSWERS THE QUESTION ASKED and includes: an effective introduction and conclusion, a clearly stated controlling idea/thesis statement, logical organization with appropriate facts and details with no extraneous information or inconsistencies,a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions to link paragraphs
RC Due by Dates: 2/28, 4/18, and 5/9
***These dates are absolute. There are no late days to complete the RC requirements.
Social Studies & World Cultures: Mrs. Turney
Economics Learning Goals—
1. What is economics?
2. What is the difference between wants & needs?
3. What are the factors of production?
4. What is an entrepreneur?
5. What are some different methods of production?
6. What is scarcity, and how does it affect the functioning of an economy?
7. What do we mean when we say the world’s economies are interdependent?
8. What are the different ways societies produce and distribute goods?
9. Compare market, mixed, socialist and command economies in countries around the world, including the United States. What are the pros & cons of these different systems?
10. How can you describe the economic development of various societies using indicators such as life expectancy, gross domestic product (GDP), GDP per capita, and literacy?
High School students are here to help students of all ages with their homework and to introduce them to their fabulous website "Brainfuse Homework Help". If students want some one on one help with a high school student, come on Monday or Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 8 pm to the Bedford Public Library. Tutoring is located in the children's section with sign-up at the Kid's Desk.
We Love Our Library
Library December Newsletter:
**The December Infotopia Newsletter is out. Students will find resources for citing sources, holiday traditions in other countries, and the Holocaust (coincidentally, I’ve gotten lots of requests on this topic the past few weeks).