This week in 6th grade
Ms. Green and Ms. McKenna
Week of 9/26-9/30/16
Please do not forget conferences are September 29, 2016, beginning at 3:15-5:15, in the cafeteria. Conferences are for students that have been invited . If you have questions about your student's grades, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Camp Letters of Intents are due 9/30/16. Please plan on sending the letters back if your are attending or not. We are trying to get an accurate count of who will attend this awesome camp. September 30, 2016 is a minimum day. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 .
This week in ELA we continue to read Wonder , by R.J. Palicio as a class. Our focus is in figurative language, character analysis, and comprehension of the chapters read. We have started a unit on argument writing. Some components of this unit includes: taking a stand or making a claim, using evidence and an explanation to support your claim, introducing counter-claims, rebuttals, and finally ending with a strong conclusion with recommendations. We are also working on writing sprints to increase stamina in writing. Some students are currently up to writing one half of a page in three minutes.
We are taking Cornell notes over the chapter, Ancient Mesopotamia, and completing the assessments at the end of each section. Students will complete a poster that details the information studied .
Students are continuing to work on Genius Hour/ Passion Projects. We continue to have AVID tutorials on Thursdays only. Friday is a day to reflect upon the week's learnings , have binders checked for organization, and focus on college and career planning.