6th Grade December Newsletter
Miss Blanshine, Mrs. Schnader, Mrs. Shetter and Mrs. Weaver
It's beginning to look a lot like...... snow!
As winter approaches, please remember to have your student wear the appropriate coat, hat and gloves to school. We have outdoor recess unless the weather is severe.
Did someone say snow? Just a reminder to log onto the parent portal and check your phone number. In case of a delay or cancellation, the school will send an automatic message to your phone. https://portal.conestogavalley.org/CommunityWebPortal/Welcome.cfm
A username and password is required for your family and you can request one if you do not have access. Please contact Annette Stewart at the district office at (717)397-2421 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additionally, many forms will be online in the future so you'll need an account.
Conferences were a success!! Thank you!
We still have a few items we need for our classrooms Holiday food basket. Please email your homeroom teacher if you are able to donate another item. Thanks to everyone who already sent in their donations. All of the food baskets go to families in Leola!! What a great way for our students to be generous during this holiday season.
Click below to check our this month's featured WEBSITE!
Quizlet features online FLASHCARDS. All of the spelling lists and vocabulary lists are posted. You can search a spelling list, a Reading Street selection or by your homeroom teacher's name (mweav, dshetter or ablanshine).
Field Trip to the Lancaster Science Factory
WOW!!! Look at these 6th Grade Leaders
Next TAG/Parent Meeting - January 19th
Come out to our next Parent meeting on January 19th!
Barnes and Noble
Come out and join the fun! Monday, December 7th is the Annual Leola Elementary Barnes and Noble Night. Leola earns 20% in rewards for purchases at the store and 12% for online shopping. Visit the coffee shop for a special LEOLA inspired drink, watch some Leola students perform and buys some books to support our school.
We spent some time in the last month working on our written responses to text-based questions and learning to read text deeply. If you see your student highlighting and writing back to the text- that's a great sign! We read both fiction and non-fiction this month. Recently, we read "Saving the Rain Forest" as we learned about creating valid opinions that are backed up with facts. Next, we will read the historical fiction piece "Hachiko" and discuss author's purpose.
Please remind your student to write in his/her home reading log. December's log is green.
Also, their reading journal is due every Tuesday. I enjoy reading up on what they have been reading at home!
Mrs. Weaver, Miss, Blanshine and Mrs. Shetter
Math with Mrs. Schnader
This month our focus will be on percents. Just like the previous chapters, we will focus on getting to one percent (unit) and use that information to find our answers to other questions. We will focus on real-world application with examples like finding the tax on an item, sales price, and tip. We will continue to use bar modeling to help us visualize the problem and write statements for our answers. Check out this website on bar modeling http://www.mathplayground.com/thinkingblocks.html. After we finish chapter 6, the next two chapters will focus on algebra.
Mrs. Schnader's email: email@example.com
Social Studies with Miss Blanshine
We have wrapped up our geography unit! The students finished by presenting information about the culture of a country or people group of their choosing. See some of them in action below! The annual 6th grade Geography Bee will take place on December 18th at 9:15am
Miss Blanshine's E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing with Mrs. Shetter
Writing: This month will focus on publishing and tools to create a polished written product. Students will learn how to use Wikispaces and expand their skills in creating and refining Google Slideshows. We are currently creating presentations to showcase our knowledge of grammar concepts.
Mrs. Shetter's E-mail: email@example.com
December 1-4 - Leola Holiday Shop
December 4 - Parents Night Out/Movie Night
December 7 - Leola Barnes & Noble Night
December 10 - Leola Holiday Concert
December 18 - Geography Bee 9:15a
December 23 - Early Dismissal
December 24 - January 3 - HOLIDAY BREAK no school
January 14 - Parent Pep Rally 5:30
January 15 - No School - Snow Make up Day
January 18 - No School
January 19 - 6th Grade Ag Day
January 20 - Spelling Bee 9:15a
January 19 - Leola Parent TAG Team Mtg 7p
January 27 - Early Dismissal
January 29 - Leola Family Movie Night 6:30
On our website you will find homework, online links for studying, classroom calendar, 40 Book Challenge information, Leader in Me information, and so much more!