Week of September 14, 2015
Mark Your Calendars
Homecoming Spirit Days
- 9/21 - America Day - wear red, white, and blue
- 9/22 - Jersey/Sport Day
- 9/23 - Character Day - wear clothes with or dress up like a favorite character
- 9/24 - Crazy Hair/Crazy Hat/Crazy Sock Day
- 9/25 - Maroon & Gold Day - show panther pride
Other Important Dates
- 9/25 - Half Day of Student Attendance - Students will be released at 11:20
- 10/12 - No School - Columbus Day
- 10/15 - Grade 6 Curriculum Night 5:30-6:30pm
- Math Help - Miss Pollock
- Creative Writing - Mrs. Harris
- LES Character Development - Mrs. Shivers
- Advanced Painting & Art History - Mrs. Bataoel
- Panther Radio - Mr. Scott
While the concept of exploratory was first implemented in sixth grade only two years ago, it has been a great success. If interested, the following video describes how past students have benefited from this unique experience.
Units of Study - Entrepreneur Research Project
The students will be asked to research the following aspects of their entrepreneur's life:
- personal information
- creation of their business - How did it come to be?
- obstacles they overcame
- interesting facts
Next week students will be given class time to work on their posters displaying their information. Each student will need a white poster by Monday, 9/21. I am able to purchase posters in bulk with a teacher discount and have posters that I can give to students in exchange for $0.25 should that be easiest for your family.
Alongside this reading students are working on a continuous assignment where they are compiling a collection of songs that directly correlate to events in the book. This particular assignment is helping students to make connections between different text types and requires them to provide textual evidence as support for their selections. To illustrate students watched and discussed the video below that tells the story of the Wizard of Oz through popular music.
Parent Resources on Class Website
As we are all getting into the sixth grade routine, I want to make sure everyone is aware of various resources that are available to you and your students. The 'parent education' page of my class website currently focuses solely on math, but has videos, games, explanations, and copies of students notes that are taken in class. These resources can help students who are struggling on homework assignments or can provide additional practice at home. Additionally, the 'resources & links' page of my website is routinely updated to include spelling and vocabulary practice resources and games that can be played or studied at home.