From the Nest

The Sixth Grade Newsletter

This newsletter provides information on activities and concerns of sixth grade students and teachers. For more detailed information on individual subject areas, please refer to the teacher's School Fusion page, linked beneath their picture below. For information on school wide events and initiatives, please visit the Pennington homepage. If you have a question or concern, please email us directly using the information below.
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Mr. Anderson - Language Arts

Over break, there will be no reading log or lifework of any kind. I will be catching up on some leisure reading and relaxing. I wish all of you a merry holiday. I do not expect anyone to be working on essays over break, and have scheduled ample time when we return to complete the descriptive essay.

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When we return from break, students will continue in their novel reading groups after reviewing some summary notes we took on Tuesday. They will also have time on Wednesday and Friday to work on their essays. Please, ask them about the work they completed in class this week and ask them questions. If they become confused, I have posted the assignment to School Fusion.

Ms. Bosse - Math

Math 6- When we return from break we will spend two days on our Explorer's Ship Project. We will then begin our Problem Solving Unit with Decimals.

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Extended Math 6- When we return from break we will spend two days on our Explorer's Ship Project. We will then begin our Integer Operations unit.

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Have a safe and happy break! See you in the new year!

Mr. Cardone - Social Studies

Thank you to everyone who came out and chaperoned our Jamestown field trip. Thankfully the weather held out and I know the students had a great time. When we return from Winter Break, we will begin out unit on the colonies.

Mr. Cardone - Science

When the students return from break, we will continue our unit on Energy by discussing human impact on the environment due to our reliance on energy resources as well as how we can use renewable energy resources going forward.

Introduction to World Languages – 6th grade – 18 weeks

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Donors Choose - Support Needed

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Creating Lego movies with an iPad, Lego's and Brictek is not just promoting technology skills; it is the blending of cross curricular objectives while it includes problem-based learning, inquiry/discovery methods, role-play, simulation, and cooperative learning. To many of our ESOL students, speaking English is difficult, but playing with Lego's has its own universal language. Creating animations allows students to convey an idea, concept, or thought in a way that words can't.