Sixth Grade Newsletter

November 15, 2015

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for attending Parent-Teacher Conferences. It was great to discuss our students and their progress. The trimester ends this Friday.

English

We are working on a mentor text called "The All-American Slurp." Students have several writing invitations to choose from. A finished writing piece is due Tuesday, November 24. We will also have a vocabulary and grammar quiz that day. Students can access all the necessary information in Edmodo, and they also received a printed page.


Students can re-take assessments as necessary.

Social Studies

We are having fun learning how a basketball that originally came from Japan washed upon the shores of Alaska. Ask your child about this story! The geography behind it is amazing! Homework is assigned on Edmodo each Monday, and due on Thursday. Students have many ways to access this homework- with or without internet. So if their internet isn't working, they still have the capability of doing their homework.

Math

This week begins the last week of the marking period. Students should turn in all missing work before the end of the week. Students will begin this week learning about algebraic expressions. Next, students will work on the concept: Order of Operations. On Thursday, there will be a formative assessment over expressions and order of operations. Students will end the week learning about the distributive property.

Science

We are wrapping up our Ecosystem Unit and we will begin reviewing for the unit test at the end of the week. The test will be on 11-17-15.

Specials

Mrs. Pott's Class: Music

Mr. Hopkins' Class: Library/Tech

Book Fair

Miss Frank would like to thank the fifth and sixth grade students for all of their help with the book fair. It was the best one ever thanks to the book trailers they made and their help with the kindergarten wish lists!

Small Group Counseling

A flier was sent home in Friday Folders about small group counseling opportunities. If you would like your child to participate in a small group, please return the form. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Devitt at 547-8149.

Santa's Secret Shop

A flier was sent home in Friday Folders about this year's Santa's Secret Shop. Students will have an opportunity to purchase gifts for family members at moderate prices of 25 cents to $12.Parent volunteers are needed to set up and run the shop. If you are available to volunteer, please return the form. Thank you!

Sincerely,

The Sixth Grade Team


Mrs. Garver jgarver@rayder.net 547-8166

Mr. Hopkins shopkins@rayder.net 547-8169

Mrs. Muladore smulador@rayder.net 547-8186

Mrs. Pott apott@rayder.net 547-8177