6th Grade Newsletter

Melissa Middle School

September 19th - September 30th

Math

We took our first test last Wednesday and the students performed well over all. However, if your student would like to try to improve their grade they must:


1) Complete corrections on all of the problems they missed on the original test

2) Come in for tutorials any day this week 9/19 – 9/23 to complete a re-test


Any student that made lower than a 100 on the test may come in for a re-take. The higher grade between the re-take and the original test will be recorded in the grade book.


Sept 19 – 23 – We will learn about multiplying and dividing fractions.


Sept 26 – Sept 30 – We will learn about Integer Operations on Monday and Tuesday, take a quiz over Unit 3 on Wednesday and learn about absolute value on Thursday and Friday.


Tutoring is offered Monday-Thursday in the morning (8:10-8:40) and after school (4:10-5:00). Please contact your student's teacher at any time if you have any questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Science

We will apply our understanding of physical properties to identify unknown minerals. We will wrap up the unit on physical properties by calculating density and using the calculation to identify unknown substances.

English/Reading

READING: In reading, we will begin exploring the world of poetry! Students will understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry. To support their understanding, students will be asked to use evidence from the text.


WRITING: The 6th grade writing students have been working on refining our conflicts for our personal narratives. We are using our narrative plot diagrams to organize our thinking, and peer conferencing to get real life feedback as we go along. Our rough drafts are in the works. We can't wait to read the final stories! Some of the word choice and higher level thinking we've shared has been phenomenal so far!!

Social Studies

This week in World Culture we are going over the Continents and Oceans that make up the world identifying their location and characteristics of them. We will also be looking at Thematic Maps and answering why geographers use a variety of maps to represent the world.