December 15-19, 2014

6th Grade Reading & Technology

Semester One Wrap Up

As you know, the end of semester one is December 19. This week is exam week for all students. Teachers will complete the grading process by Dec. 19, and report cards will be issued on Jan. 7. While attempting to wrap up this nine weeks, I am still working on getting assignments turned in by every student. Last week, every student received a letter stating the requirements for the nine weeks, including information about our class semester exam. I am including a synopsis of those letters on this post.


1) Students must log 200 minutes of keyboarding practice to receive an A.

2) Students will take the Northstar Digital Assessment: Modules 1 and 2 for their summative.

3) No Reading Plus grades will be taken this week or over the holiday, however, this is a great time to "catch up" on assignments NOT done in previous weeks!


We wish all of you the happiest of holidays!

Calling all Students!

Future newsletters will include articles written by YOUR children and I, for one, am excited to hear what they have to say! I am now accepting student submissions. So, kids, if you like writing, or have something to share with the world, please be sure to submit your article by Friday of each week. Here are some good web links to help you get started.


In order to access Tween Tribune, you will have to join Mrs. Campbell's class. Here's how: Click on this link and follow the directions. In about 60 seconds, you can join and have access to articles. Be sure to write your username and password in your planner.


Web Picks of the Week...and More!

Understanding the Standards...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.


This is an excellent video from the Teaching Channel that actually fits nicely with our class since it is a technology topic--Exploring the Concept of Online Privacy. Students in this middle school class learn about key terms as they relate to online privacy. As the children learn new terms and phrases, they are able to understand how those terms change meaning within the context of a technical subject.