From the Nest
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
I don't plan on working too much over break, so I will expect very little of the children. Over Spring Break, there will be no reading log and no IXL assignment. Students will be assigned new vocabulary and IXL materials on Tuesday, when they return. They will also be given a new reading log. On Wednesday after break, we will continue our writing program by reviewing the short stories the children wrote last week. They will be assigned a new narrative writing assignment, and have Thursday and Friday to work on that essay as well, due date TBD. I have reminded students of their Accelerated Reader responsibilities for this term. Everyone should be aware of their progress and goals.
Mr. Cardone - Science
When we return from break, we will start wrapping up our unit on Earth's waters by exploring the human impact on water. On Thursday we will have a quiz on how large bodies of water regulate temperature. Remember, Tuesday 3/29 we will be having our watershed field experience. Check my school fusion for some information about tick/insect prevention. While we don't expect there to be too many this time of year you can never be too safe.
Travel & Absences
We understand that families may need to travel outside of scheduled school holidays, but Prince William County's policy is that work will be provided to students upon their return. The sixth grade teachers recommend that you email us when an extended absence will be taking place, as the office form takes some time to process. If feasible teachers will reply with how your child can stay on-track with the class.