Sixth Grade Weekly News
February 19, 2016
A Week In Review
Writing: We are finishing up our informational practice piece.
Math: We are working on dividing fractions in context.
Social Studies: We are completing our presentations on the geography of our ancient civilizations.
Science: We began our space unit by discussing the universe, galaxies, and solar systems.
Kinder Buddies: To celebrate the 100th day of school (2/10), we did 100's day activities with our buddies! See pictures below.
Field Trip: Last week we went to the Chicago Symphony and Art Institute! See pictures below.
A Peak Into Next Week
Writing: We will be preparing for our informational writing test, which will be within the next couple weeks.
Math: We are continuing to work on dividing fractions with visual models, context problems, and standard algorithms.
Social Studies: Presentations will be next week!
Science: We will continue learning about space!
-CoGat testing for sixth grade will be 3 hours, spread across 3 days.
Q: What is CoGat testing?
A: CoGat testing is a Cognitive Analysis test that helps the district determine gifted services. We are unsure when we will receive the results.
Q: Does Jefferson Junior High require cursive?
A: According to the principal of JJH, they do not require cursive. However, they may need to sign their name on documents.
Q: Will there be an informational meeting before JJH?
A: Yes! We do not have information as to when, but you will be notified.
Q: Will kids be able to sign up for classes before the summer?
A: Yes; we will take the kids to Jefferson before the end of the year, and at that time they will be able to choose classes.