Mrs. Hovland's News

Forest Hills 6th Grade

iPads

The students have received their iPads, but not all students have one issued to them yet, so we will be using them on a limited basis until we have a complete class set. Please support us at home by not allowing your students to download games. The iPads are to be used as a tool for learning and creating. Thank you for your support in this area.

Important Reminders

*Picture Day - September 23rd

*Coffee with the Principal - September 25th - 9:30am

*Eden Praire School District Color Run - September 26th

This Week in 6th Grade...

Reading - In reading we are focusing in on different texts and examining them for character development. Students are identifying contrasts and contradictions, Aha moments, and questioning the internal struggles of the character.


Writing - The students are looking at the text structure of mentor texts. Students will be composing a personal narrative to tell a story about an event from their own lives.


Science - This week we are completing labs on the states of matter. Students are identifying physical and chemical characteristics of matter.


Math - We have been studying integers, absolute zero, and now we are adding and subtracting integers. Students are exploring a variety of strategies to solve their math problems.


During Eagle time each morning we are continuing to discuss classroom expectations and our social contract. I love the way the students are honoring one another through their actions and words!