The Phillips News January 2016

A Letter From You Teacher

Dear Students and Parents,

I hope that this new month and new year finds each of you happy, healthy and ready for an amazing second semester of 6th grade! The next few months will fly by so make sure to cherish each moment and milestone as they occur!

At this time of year, I find myself reflecting on the many blessings in my life. I can certainly say that my relationship with you and your children is at the top of my list! Whenever anyone asks me about my students, I cheerfully respond that I have the best students EVER! So, thank you for raising such amazing, inquisitive, and respectful young men and women!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful new year!!

Cheryl Phillips

Important Dates

Jan 18 - No School (MLK Day)

Jan 20 - Spelling Bee!

Jan 25 - SAC Mtg. (7:30)

Jan 26 - 6th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

Jan 27 - Middle School Counselors come visit with Sixth Grade students about Middle School and registering.

In the Classroom:

Language Arts:

  • New novel groups will began this past week!
  • Persuasive Writing - students will learn all about persuasive writing techniques.
  • Persuasive speeches and presentations


  • Chapter 6 (Introduction to Algebra)
  • Powers and Exponents
  • Numerical Expressions
  • Writing Algebraic Expressions
  • Properties
  • Equivalent Expressions

Social Studies: Geography, Civics, Government, and History

  • Central America