6th Grade Newsletter

December 17, 2018-- B Week

Looking Ahead.....

  • 12/14-12/20 - Holiday Spirit Week

  • 12/17 Show Choir Day Tour
  • 12/18 - Holiday Adopt-a-Family Gifts Due
  • 12/20 - Holiday Movie Party
  • 12/20 End of 2nd Quarter
  • 12/20 PTA throws end of quarter celebration for the classrooms
  • 12/21 - 1/2 No School, Winter Break
  • 1/3 Classes resume

Principal's Pride Post

Thanks to Mr. Zinecker and our 6th Grade Band Students, our W.C. 6th Grade Band Concert was a success!

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Math

Blue, Lion, & Silver Teams: We will be wrapping up Chapter 2 on fractions, decimals, and percents. Then we will begin taking the iReady middle of the year test. After Winter Break we will begin Ch. 4 on Fractions.


Pride Team: We are finishing up the iReady Middle of the Year test and doing some pre-work for Unit 4 coming up in January. This is also the last week for the Mangahigh trial, and we will be doing some holiday math activities as well.

Science

As we continue the Save the Polar Bear unit, project teams will design and test a prototype which reduces heat transfer. Students will also differentiate between conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will wrap this project up this week. After Winter Break we will begin our Weather Unit.

ELA/Social Studies

ELA News: Our focus is building skills for parts of speech contained in the Writing Warm-up packet.Hatchet is our mentor text for this quarter. Students will identify parts of a story as we read the book together.


ELA News (Lion Team):

We are continuing to build skills for writing a Narrative Essay. Students are applying knowledge of how to accurately punctuate sentences including dialogue.

Please check Reading + assignments weekly to make sure 80% or higher is scored.


S.S. News: Students will continue learning more about Ancient Egypt.


S.S. News (Lion Team):

We will be researching and studying Ancient Civilizations’ religions through TCI text lessons: Lesson 42. After collecting important facts about the different religions, students will accurately locate the answers to questions in the religion graphic organizer in his/her composition notebook.

THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS...

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Library News

Word of the Week

This is a new activity in the library! Every week a new word will be posted. Students who find the word in a print dictionary (not online) will win a small prize.

Chat and Chew Book Club

Students are invited to join the Chat and Chew book club. Once a month we’ll discuss a 2018-2019 Truman nominated book with a librarian from The Library Center while we eat lunch. Popcorn will be offered as an optional snack. Here’s information about our next meeting:

What: We’ll be discussing Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz

Where: Library Workroom

When: Thur. Jan. 3rd during lunch

RSVP: Students should read the book and pass the quiz about the book in the library’s Canvas page before Jan. 3rd in order to attend.

Follow the library on social media!

Twitter: @WCreekLibrary

Instagram: @WCreekLibrary

STUCO News

Our school has a wonderful opportunity to bless a local family through the Crosslines Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. Please check this live link for the family’s Christmas wish lists. The link is updated as gifts come in, so please check back often to help us avoid duplicate gifts.


https://goo.gl/QpaMW9

Counselor's Corner

A Note from the Counselor

Kristin Felton kefelton@spsmail.org


Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by their peers at the Most Caring in their homeroom class:

6th Silver Team

Mrs. O’Mealy & Mrs Wilson:

Gracie H.

Lilly U.


6th Blue Team

Mrs. Keller & Mr. Dlouhy:

Taryn H.

Kyle M.


6th Pride Team

Mrs. Stafford & Mrs. Reid:

Gavin M.

Teresa B.


6th Lions Team

Mrs. Stevens & Mrs. Box:

Hannah W.

Alex C.

Kolin K.