From the Nest

The Sixth Grade Newsletter

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've been so impressed with this group's ability to get set up and get going. It's going to be a great year! Next week, we'll start our weekly vocabulary on Monday. Ask your child about weekly expectations for vocabulary. We will also continue to practice some reading strategies, such as the article web, which the students will use throughout the year. Thanks for a fantastic start to the year.

Ms. Bosse - Math

MATH 6 - We've had a great few weeks getting settled. Our interactive notebooks are now ready to go for our first unit-Number Sense. Students will be learning about ratios, fractions, decimals and percents. Your child should bring home his/her notebook daily in their accordion. This can be a great resource when completing the iXL. iXL weekly lifework will start next week. I will do a brief tutorial and make sure everyone has their username and passwords (those who had them last year will remain the same.)

EXTENDED MATH 6 - Extended's first unit is the same as Math 6 (see above)

Mr. Cardone - Social Studies

We will begin our first unit of the year, geography. Students will review map skills as well as the continents, oceans, and geographic features. We will also begin looking at historical documents and analytical skills.

Mr. Cardone - Science

Students will begin the year reviewing the various components of the scientific inquiry process. Students will be able to make accurate observations and precise measurements.

Introduction to World Languages – 6th grade – 18 weeks

The Six grade students have been introduced to Communication and its forms. We discussed how the forms of communication are similar or different. Next week the students will have their first quiz. If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to reach me via email or by phone.

Señora Lowe


Fall Picture Day

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 9am

9305 Stonewall Road

Manassas, VA

This is a uniform day.