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

April 2016

What We Are Up To:

Reading: Roots of Democracy Unit in Schoolwide

Writing: Unit 3 Information Writing and Persuasive Writing

Science: no chapters will be covered this quarter

Math: Unit 4 Ratios and Proportions

Social Studies: Ch. 4 Ancient India and we will cover weekly current events via

Math Support for Ratios and Proportions

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. Skills include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. Other skills include dividing four-digit by two-digit number and the adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of integers. 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.

Information Writing

Support for this unit can be found here at

Persuasive Writing

Support for this unit can be found here and here.

Social Studies

Access to additional resources about Ancient India can be found here.

Important Dates to Know

  • April 7: Spring pictures
  • April 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28: 6th grades PARCC testing days
  • April 21: 6th Grade Parent Transition Meeting
  • April 22: 6th Grade Students Step Up Day (the students will visit Jefferson Jr. High)
  • April 29: No school/school improvement day

This Month's Birthdays!

  • Shiven

  • Jade

  • Alysa