Mrs. Harris' Class News

End of Second 9 Weeks Edition

Classroom Needs For Next Week

In order to complete our paper mache island models we will need newspapers. If you have any old newspapers lying around you could donate we would greatly appreciate it.

Also, next week we would like to create instagrams. Instead of making gingerbread houses each student will be given a graham cracker to decorate with frosting and candy. In order to make this possible we will need some items donated to the class. These items include:

  • a box of graham crackers
  • a variety of candies (ex: m&m's, dots, Mike and Ike, twizzlers, etc.)

If you are able to send in any of these items it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Upcoming Events

As we prepare for the end of the second nine weeks we are wrapping up many projects.

Sunday, 12/13

  • Leroy Elementary Barnes and Noble Book fair

Monday, 12/14

  • Create paper mache island, will be messy

Tuesday, 12/15

  • Book talk due

Wednesday, 12/16

Unit 8 Part 4 of spelling and vocabulary test

Friday, 12/18

  • Alphabios due
  • Christmas Party
  • All school sing along
  • Sixth grade holiday movie

School resumes from break on January 4, 2016

Barnes and Noble Bookfair

This Sunday December, 13th Leroy Elementary school will be hosting their Barnes and Noble book fair in bloomington from 12-4. There will be a wishlist for sixth grade located at the bookfair if you wish to donate any books. Many of the picture books will be shared amongst the grade levels, but the novels are on individual teacher basis.

If you are interested in purchasing books for my classroom, instead of those that will be shared among the entire grade, I have put together a wishlist on Scholastic. You can access the list when you login here:

Homework over break

I know this time of year is the time where students want to spend time with their families and relax. Despite this, I do have a few homework requests for my class. First, I would like each student to read for a minimum of one hour over winter break. In addition, I am requesting that each student complete one alphabiography ROUGH DRAFT before returning to school in January.

What's to come in January

January 2016 Preview

I want to give you a sneak peek at some of the topics we will begin covering in January when students return from break.

  • We will begin working extensively with algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities in math.
  • Students will complete a group research project on a region of the United States and will be given a US map test, where they will correctly label each of the 50 states. Mr. Scott is preparing to teach them a song, Fifty Nifty United States, to reinforce this learning. With the help of Mrs. Marcy, all sixth grade students will be working on their abilities to reference textual sources as they complete their resource projects.
  • Each student will continue working toward finishing their alphabiographies, using each letter of the alphabet to describe themselves and the things that are important in their lives.
  • In Language Workshop we will continue to explore some history concepts as we complete an interactive read aloud of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a book about the Holocaust.

Fifty Nifty United States vocals

Mrs. Candi Harris

Please feel free to contact me about anything!