Success in Sixth Grade
Volume 8. Issue 2
"Intelligence plus character - that's the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Note From Mr. Nakano
Back to School Night / BYOD Presentation
Thursday, Sep. 10th, 6:30pm
12025 Yale Court
Sorry, but it is right in the middle of the first NFL game of the season.
Our Back to School Night presentation will have a different feel this year. The "traditional" presentation is available to view below; an example of flipped learning, which will be explained more later.
This gives us the opportunity to present and introduce to you our new BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program.
We will start by meeting in the MPR and then we will dismiss to our individual classrooms the last few minutes to go over some quick nuts and bolts. Looking forward to seeing you!
Our focus this week on the growth mindset is to treat our brain like a muscle. It is through practice and hard work that concepts become easy to pick up; like a bowling ball is to a bodybuilder.
Unit 1: Number Concepts
"SELFIE" stands for:
Showed all of my work
Explained my answers
Lots of math vocabulary used
Found multiple solutions
I persevered through the problem
Eliminated careless errors
Before turning in our work, we're going through the "SELFIE" process to ensure our best work is submitted.
To start off, we are reviewing the most common errors from our initial basic skills assessment, starting with division and decimals.
Dates to Remember
9/10 - Back to School Night - 6:30 pm
- Minimum Day
9/28 - 100 Mile Club Kick Off Assembly
10/5-9 - Parent Conferences
10/6 - NO SCHOOL