Junior High Journal
News and Happenings of the Junior High Department
6th Grade Updates and Reminders 11/14-11/22
- Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
- Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
- Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.
Winter Band & Choir Concert
Thursday, Dec. 15th, 7pm
18621 Washington Avenue
Union Grove, WI
Individual Class Updates
ELA News and Updates
Karrie Lazewski email@example.com
*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still
We worked on commas this week and they should all know where and when to use them. Ask them what LIES means. They took a quiz on Friday and those grades will be in next week.
Each class chose a book for me to read aloud to them for about 5-10 minutes each day. They really seem to be enjoying our story time. Most of the time, they don’t want me to stop reading. They sure picked some good books.
The students are making progress on their December Projects and I know many of the groups have either finished or are almost done. Remember that it is not required that they record it, but I know most of them want to present it that way. They are loving working together to create these fun commercials, skits, songs and stories. I have reminded them that their grades are also based on the scripts, where grammar and punctuation will be a big part of their overall grade.
I will be placing another book order next week, if you want to get gifts for anyone or yourself! The class code is listed above. The last day to order will be next Wednesday, December 14th, by 3:00.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Math News and Updates
Amanda Lois firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in sixth grade Math we have been learning about proportions. This includes what makes a proportion and how to solve for a missing part of a proportion.
We also did our first “Math Workshop!” Students are put into groups and move from station to station. The stations usually consist of: meet with the teacher, work on the assignment, technology time, and a review activity. Math workshop allows me to connect with each student at their individual levels. During tech time in “Math Workshop” students were introduced to a new online Math Program called “Prodigy.” There will be a parent letter coming home with more information about Prodigy next week. The students seem to be really enjoying it while practicing math skills at the same time!
Next week we will learn how to use proportions to convert within measurement systems and we will finish next week with the Module 7 Quiz.
Have a great weekend!
Social Studies News and Updates
Mary Niccolai email@example.com
We continued working on Colonial America. We looked at the differences between the New England colonies, especially the religious freedom offered in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. We reviewed the first two sections of this chapter and began looking the the middle colonies. Students learned how the Duke of York gained control of a colony from his brother, King Charles of England. The Duke named his colony after himself and that is where the state and city name of New York came from. Students learned that from as early as 1660, New York was a popular place. We ended the week with geography Friday and looked at the physical features of both North and South America. Have a great weekend.
Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.
Science News and Updates
Becky Seitz firstname.lastname@example.org
Now that chapter 19 is complete we will actually be moving onto chapter 21 - A Family of Planets. My plan is to complete two of the five sections before christmas break and then remaining 3 when we get back. The chapter will discuss inner and outer planets of our solar system. I anticipate some neat hands on activities and a project throughout the chapter. The chapter 19 test grade will be entered into Skyward by Monday, so keep an eye out for that. Enjoy the weekend!
Physical Education News and Updates
Amanda Peterson email@example.com
Nathan Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
This week the sixth graders participated in a few days of bowling. At the beginning of the two classes they practiced their technique and then toward the end of class they played a cooperative group game called 10 pins up/10 pins down. On Thursday, they started a 10 frame game and kept track of their score.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Band News and Updates
The Junior High Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm in the Yorkville Large Gym. Both concerts are free and open to the public, so feel free to invite all of your family and friends!
Students should be in the Band Room at 6:37pm. The dress code for the evening concert is:
· GIRLS: skirt (at least knee length) or dress pants and a nice top.
· BOYS: polo shirt or dress shirt (tucked in) and khakis or dress pants.
· Shorts, blue jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, or athletic shoes are not allowed.
· Students are allowed to wear holiday hats.
Our first Culver’s Fundraiser will be on Thursday, December 15 from Noon to 10:00 PM. A portion of your sales will be donated to our band students. Please spread the word and help support our students!
Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay up-to-date with the Yorkville Band!
Choir News and Updates
Our Winter Concert is Thursday, December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm. This is a required performance. Report time for students is 6:30 sharp. Please refer to the Band News section of the newsletter for dress code. We hope to see everyone there!!!
This years musical will be Music Man Jr. Auditions will be held during the week of Jan 9, 2017. Audition packets are available in the choir room. I have attached to music and choreography the students will need to perform during their audition on my website!!
We continue to work on music for Choral Fest. . Choral Festival is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm.
If you are looking for extra handouts, forms, etc. please check my website. I try to post everything I can so you have access at home!!! http://yorkvillemusic.weebly.com
Here is the link from our Fall Concert on Nov. 15 with Nash Elementary. If you were unable to attend the performance or would like to view it again, here it is…
Art News and Updates
Sixth grade students are beginning to work on a mannequin drawing. After posing and photographing a mannequin, we will enlarge it and add value!
Any sixth grade students who are interested in joining Art elective (last hour of the day) please see me!