6th Grade Language Arts Class Newsletter
GRADES ARE IN!
If you do not have Home access, please contact Ms. Noemi Gamas in order to set that up. Her email is Noemi_Gamas@roundrockisd.org . Home Access is a great way to stay on top of student grades and progress in all of their classes. I HIGHLY encourage it for all parents.
The end of the 4th six weeks is on February 14th.
The Watson's Go to Birmingham
If you are going to purchase a copy of this book, I suggest that you go to Halfprice books, check one out through the public library, and lastly, purchase it through a regular book vendor like Barnes and Nobles, etc.
Some of the kiddos have asked about purchasing the books on their phones, Ipods, kindles, etc. While I am ok with this approach, they are responsible for any electronic devices that are brought to school. Please discuss with them the importance of keeping up with their things as well as reinforce the school BYOD policy and acceptable use of electronic devices at school.
Istation and MAP
In the gradebook I have placed the students Percentile score. This score has a 0% weight so it IS NOT affecting the students grade. I placed it there simply for your own knowledge and information on how your student is performing. In RRISD, your sixth grade student should have a percentile score of 41 or higher at this point in the school year.
Another grade you will see is Istation. Istation is used to assess each students reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. This is an ongoing tool that we will use weekly to measure growth in all reading areas in conjunction with small group pull outs based on the data provided by this tool. Istation CAN BE DONE AT HOME! I will be sending home a form with details on how your students can increase performance by practicing at home! Students will be given a weekly grade based on their overall performance.
If you have additional questions about MAP or Istation please feel free to contact me via email at any time!