From the Nest

The Sixth Grade Newsletter

This newsletter provides information on activities and concerns of sixth grade students and teachers. For more detailed information on individual subject areas, please refer to the teacher's School Fusion page, linked beneath their picture below. For information on school wide events and initiatives, please visit the Pennington homepage. If you have a question or concern, please email us directly using the information below.

Mr. Anderson - Language Arts

Despite the short week, we did vocabulary. The kids got extra time on Wednesday to study the words, as housekeeping tasks took much of Tuesday's time. As many of you know, I will soon be taking two weeks off to spend time with our new baby girl. While I'm away, please feel free to address concerns to Mr. Cardone or Ms. Bosse. I've spoken with all classes about how they'll be spending their time. I'm having such a great time with this group of kids! I'm sure they'll have fun reading Al Capone Does My Shirts.

Ms. Bosse - Math

REGULAR MATH 6- We spent time on Properties this week, which will be useful during our Equations and Inequalities unit. Students should visit Schoolfusion if we are off more than 1 day for weather. Many students came back and had not completed the few assignments I had requested.


EXTENDED MATH 6- We spent time on Properties this week. We are jumping into Integer Operations as our next unit. Some students came back and had not completed the few assignments I had requested.

Mr. Cardone - Social Studies

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Mr. Cardone - Science

Science: On Thursday we will be having our Energy CFA. Study guides were distributed on Wednesday and during Tuesday’s class we will review. Our next unit is on the Earth’s water.

Introduction to World Languages – 6th grade – 18 weeks

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Donors Choose - Support Needed

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Creating Lego movies with an iPad, Lego's and Brictek is not just promoting technology skills; it is the blending of cross curricular objectives while it includes problem-based learning, inquiry/discovery methods, role-play, simulation, and cooperative learning. To many of our ESOL students, speaking English is difficult, but playing with Lego's has its own universal language. Creating animations allows students to convey an idea, concept, or thought in a way that words can't.