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.

Mr. Anderson - Language Arts

We will read in novel groups and complete a reading comprehension assessment. Students will also begin planning their explorer essays, which relates to the work they have been doing in Social Studies. They will have three prompts to choose from, just like the expository essay. This work will not be due until well after we return to school. I do not expect students to be working on these essays over the Winter Break. There will be no vocabulary next week, but there will be a reading log due on Friday.

Ms. Bosse - Math

Math 6 & Extended Math 6- We will review on Monday, test on Tuesday, work on our Explorer project Wednesday and Friday. Thursday is our field trip that we are all looking forward to!

Mr. Cardone - Social Studies

Chaperones, if you have not turned in your money yet, please do so on Monday. Next week we will conclude our exploration unit but discussing the west African empires. We will test on Wednesday and our field trip to Jamestown is this Thursday. A more detailed itinerary will go home next week but students should be at the school by 6:30 for attendance as the bus leaves at 7:00.

Mr. Cardone - Science

We will continue our energy unit by looking at our dependence on nonrenewable resources as well as how we can begin to 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.

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