6th Grade Newsletter

October Newsletter

General Announcements

  • October 15: Hornets Field Trip
  • October 20: Fall Picture Re-Takes
  • October 24: 1st Quarter Reward
  • October 30: Early Release, Student Led Conference (REQUIRED), Report Cards
  • October 31: Teacher Workday

Language Arts Classes

Mr. Brooks

Mr. Brooks' class is reading the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulson. We also spending our days building fluency, discussing vocabulary words and practicing making mental pictures of text we have read. On Fridays, our class becomes a "Writer's Workshop". Students are busy writing personal narratives as well as stories of fiction. Our focus is narrowing down a topic and capturing moments in our writing. We call those "seeds".

Mrs. Whitehead

We are about halfway through Touching Spirit Bear and we are LOVING it! I love that they are so excited to read from it every day. Please make sure you check my webpage for homework updates especially since I don't give extra homework every night. Some weeks we will have vocabulary or grammar work and other weeks not. Students are ALWAYS expected to be reading and writing in their reading log which is turned in weekly.

Our media project is due Wednesday, October 22 for all 6th graders. If you are unsure about this project, please check my webpage. I have a link to Mrs. Callahan's page which gives a description of all their choices.

Math Classes

Mrs. Lowery, Ms. Lyerly

Math classes have wrapped up operations with decimals and moved on to fractions. We have been reviewing Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple as well. We have also been working on fraction and decimal equivalents and will soon move onto operations with fractions. It is imperative that students know their multiplication facts so please be reviewing those with your students at home.

Social Studies Classes

Mr. Brooks, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Whitehead

Social Studies classes have just finished up projects on the 5 Themes of Geography and are getting ready to study their first ancient civilization, Mesopotamia. Students are learning why people settled in this area and what advancements and inventions they made that we still use today.

Science Classes

Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. Lowery, Ms. Lyerly

In sixth grade science classrooms, we continue our study of Earth in the Universe. Students are completing research on a planet in our solar system in preparation for a final project. We hoped to see the total lunar eclipse as we traveled to school Wednesday morning but clouds may have obscured the view for many of us!


Orea Lab - Lunar Phases

1st Quarter Reward

On October 24, we will be taking students to the Alpha and Omega Corn Maze in Hamptonville, NC. This field trip will be for students who pass ALL of their classes and do not receive a referral for the entire quarter. Permission slips went home Tuesday, October 14.
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Student-Led Conferences - October 30

Student-Led Conferences are required by the Davie County School System. These are not optional. All students must come with their parent/guardian at their designated time to discuss their progress through the first quarter and to receive their report cards. Students MUST attend with their parent because they will be leading the conference. Teachers will be available if needed; otherwise, we will be roaming throughout the rooms. More information went home with students on Monday, October 13. Parents should request two times that work for them. The teachers will review each time slot and then send back a confirmed time with your child. If you have any questions, please let us know!