The 4-1-1 on 6th Grade at Sipley

January 2016

What We Are Up To:

Reading: The Nonfiction Unit and Culture Shapes Perspective Unit in Schoolwide

Writing: Unit 2 Argumentative Writing and Unit 3 Information Writing

Science: Ch. 8 Astronomy and Ch. 11 Exploring Forces

Math: Unit 2 Equations and Inequalities and Unit 3 Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Social Studies: will cover weekly current events via

Math Support for Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

through Khan Academy and Learnzillion.

You can also contact Rachel Manjarres, the district's Math Specialist, for any additional questions by e-mailing her at

Math Fluency

Learn more about it here. Mrs. Zei's andMr. Spear's class are using to help support fluency. Mrz. Zei's class also is using IXL to supplement the classroom instruction. Both classes should also work on their Accelerated Math 2.0 problems through Renaissance Place.

Argumentative Writing

Support for this unit can be found here at

Information Writing

Support for this unit can be found here at


Access to video summaries, review games and practice quizzes here

Important Dates to Know

  • Jan. 18: No school/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Jan. 20: STP Meeting @ 6:15 p.m. in the LRC
  • Jan. 21: STP sponsored assembly: Comedy/Magician
  • Jan. 22: The last day of the 2nd quarter
  • Jan. 25: The 3rd quarter begins
  • Jan. 26: District Spelling Bee, 6:30 p.m. @ Jefferson Jr. High
  • Jan. 27: Field Trip to Adler Planetarium

This Month's Birthdays!

  • Dariahn

  • Mixsi

  • Sirah

  • Diego

  • June

  • Uriel