6th Grade Newsletter
* We Play, We Learn, We Grow Together *
SOAR is an acronym that stands for Stand Out And be Recognized. This is a special incentive system where students will be recognized and given a ticket when they have gone above and beyond, making good choices as well as putting effort into improving behaviors. There will be lockboxes to house these tickets and will frequently draw winners. As stated, this is a way to really recognize students that are good citizens and self-directed learners.
We will be recognizing students according to Wredlings "Guidelines for Success" I can: Be responsible, be respectful, be positive, be honest, be kind, persevere.
Things that we are noticing that many have but some don't are:
* Colored Pencils (preferred over markers)
General Notes About Technology
School wide expectations
1. Use your computer for academic purposes only
2. Stay off of your computer during your lessons unless asked to be on it.
3. Stay off of non-academic websites in class.
Examples of Technology Violations
Chat rooms & websites
Music without permission
Changing your wifi settings
Creating a hidden screen
Using your personal account
Deleting assignments in Classroom
Signing a student out of his/her computer
Messing with another student’s computer
Using your phone as a hotspot
Subject Updates - Language Arts
Subject Updates - Math
Accelerated Math has the Unit 2 test on the RADAR next week. Students that have NO problem with RATIOS compared to those that struggle is about 9:1. Students, keep your eyes on the Learning Logs as we move from Double-number lines to Tables and also look for additional study links for practice!
AT/Infinity Math: During Unit 4, we are reaching 95% understanding. There are fun and challenging problems still to learn. This unit, especially the Interest portion, is one of the MOST real world, and important, units that we teach. Kids start to understand that $50.000 in student debt costs A LOT more than $50,000.
Subject Updates - Social Studies
We are starting a two-week project on the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age. Students will highlight the differences between the two eras and create a movie highlighting those differences. The video editing software that we are using is WeVideo which will allow students to be creative and innovative in their final product.
Subject Updates - Science
Learning Logs and Agendas
Creative Writing Club - Wredling Writes/ Fiction on the Fox
What is Wredling Writes?
Wredling Writes was created so that students had a time and place to create and express our ideas through the written word and write about whatever you want. It's a club for students who are passionate about reading and writing stories.
What do some of the people write?
Some kids like to write short stories, others are working on long chapter novels. Some kids want to work on poetry and others on song lyrics. Last year we had a group of kids write a play that was later made into reality by the Wredling Drama club. You can write whatever you want to write. We have high school students and teachers who are available to give you feedback and inspiration for things to write about.
What makes Wredling Writes fun?
High school kids help facilitate the club. They create games and mini lessons to help us tap into our creative potential. We laugh and joke and even have some inside jokes.
What's new this year for Wredling Writes?
This year we're going to be holding our club remotely. We are also going to join up with Thompson Types and hold our meetings at the same time. If you have a friend that goes to Thompson, consider joining together, and have that opportunity to socialize with our cross-river friends.
The Google Classroom Code is 4btcmps. Our first meeting will be Thursday, October 15 at 3:40 - 4:40 PM. Use the code that generates on Google Classroom.
Questions, Concerns, Things You Want Us to Know??
This year, students will be challenged to grow in many ways and if they are willing to work hard, you will love the direction that this journey will take. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.