Grade 6 Spring Update

Spring is in the air....

Spring fever!

Dating....As you may or may not know 6th grade is the beginning of exploring relationships. We have seen so many wonderful new friendships made this year and old friendships become stronger. We have also seen a great deal of "dating". This traditionally does not happen until the 4th quarter but this year we have been seeing it for quite some time.

We want to help students navigate the academic expectations of grade 6 and balance their social lives as well. The stress and drama that we see on a daily basis because of the prevalent dating has disrupted learning and impacted grades. We have seen a decline in appropriate hallway behavior and is stressing many students out.

We would like to ask for your support. If you could have a conversation with your student about this topic and reinforce the academic focus of school as we approach the last 10 weeks of 6th grade we would appreciate it.

CORE Updates

Core Updates

Reading Classes are practicing Close reading in the math classroom. We are also continuing with Notice and Note close reading comprehension strategies.

In Math Class we are going into our statistics unit after the test! Students will have a final project at the end of the year where they will be finding and interpreting data about what makes up a "typical middle school student?" Presentations will follow!

We are wrapping up our unit on Plate Tectonics in Science. Unit exam will be on April 19th. Students should be studying their interactive notebook to prepare for the exam, which is 80% of their Quarter 3 grade!

ELA we are continuing to practice our Essay writing skills and will be reading many short stories over the next few months.

Social Studies we are studying Ancient Rome and Greece. Our interview project is due on the 19th of April.

Are you confused with the iPad? Wondering about Schoology vs Infinite Campus? Come join us!

Parent Technology Meeting
Monday, May 2, 2016
6:30 -7:30
EIMS Computer Lab 117

Please RSVP to by Monday, April 25, 2016 if you plan to join us.

Bring your child's iPad and your questions!! (be sure to get their passcode if they use one to unlock it!)