6th Grade Newsletter ~ November ~
Butler Middle School
Students of the Week for September & October
"Since the start of school, Sammy has demonstrated a high level of positive participation in class. He shares his thinking by raising his hand, and is respectful when listening to ideas offered by his classmates. He is always on task, listens to and follows directions, and is willing to help to make our classroom a welcoming place for all. Well done Sammy, and keep up the great work!"
"Kayden has been a shining star since the first day of school! He is always willing to share his ideas with the class and is a role model for his peers. Keep up the amazing work, Kayden!"
"Kadyn has been an incredible addition to our group. She gives regular feedback during class, is a major contributor in math and has a positive attitude for learning. She is always cheerful and helpful to others. She sets a lovely example for others. So happy she is part of our class!"
"Elijah is a spirited and energetic student. He often has much to offer in the classroom. Last week, I observed Elijah intervening when a student was being put down. Elijah jumped at the opportunity to coach and encourage this student who was feeling frustrated by how he was being spoken to by a peer. Elijah needed no prompting from other adults. His strong character guided him to make the right decision in that moment. Elijah has shown in other circumstances as well that he is not a bystander but an upstander. He is a model for other students."
"Olivia is a ray of sunshine! Her positive energy, participation, and willingness to help others is contagious and motivating! The 6th grade and the Butler are lucky to have such a wonderful role model!"
"Felix is a very nice person who always says good morning and helps others by letting them go in line first. He always tries his best and asks questions in class. He is a positive member of the Butler community. Keep it up Felix!"
"Sam continues to demonstrate positive engagement with his classmates and his work. He participates frequently in class discussions, and will ask clarifying questions to make sure his work is on track. He also watches out for his peers, to make sure they have materials they need for class, and helps everyone prepare for their best learning. Well done Sam!"
"Rosanny is a positive member of the 6th grade community. She comes into every class with a smile on her face and always puts forth her best effort. This week she found money in a classroom that did not belong to her and took it upon herself to return the lost money. Thanks for being you, Rosanny!"
The 6th grade team will be sending a sign up form home with your child on November 8th. Please check off if you are/are not interested in a conference and have your child return it ASAP. There will then be a notice sent home for those interested with a specific appointment time. Please be on the look out.
Spots often fill up and sign ups will be on a first-come first-serve basis. All conferences will be scheduled for a 10 minute time slot. More information to follow.
English Language Arts (ELA) Updates
In reading, students are working in small groups to read fictional short stories and are participating in a deep character analysis of their main characters and the plot. This will culminate in an essay about the theme of the story. In writing, students will be participating in a gallery walk to share the original poetry they have been working on. They will then be taking a fictional idea through the writing process. Thank you for your continued support of having your child read 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time for homework.
Students completed their first Eureka module 2 test which covered fraction divison as well as operations with whole numbers and decimals. November is the start of our rates and ratios unit. We can apply these skills when we think about our purchasing habits and finding the best offers and situations.
Social Studies Updates
We have finished our early introduction of geography. This month we are finishing our study on the 5 themes of geography. Then we will then move on to Human Origins, The Neolithic and Paleolithic Era.
English Language Arts (ELA) Updates
We are in the middle of our Rock History Unit. The past couple of weeks have been focusing on Types of Rocks and the Rock Cycle. Our next topic will be the Tectonic Plates which will be followed by Volcanoes and Earthquakes.
Please remind your student to bring their CHROMEBOOK to school CHARGED everyday. Since outlets are limited in most classrooms, it is best if students charge their laptops at home each night.
Check out the PTO Page of the Butler Website for a calendar of upcoming PTO events!
- Oct 27 - Nov 22: BUTLER FOOD DRIVE (see image below for additional info)
- Tues., November 2nd: NO SCHOOL
- Mon., November 8th: Quarter 1 Grades Close
- Thurs., November 11th: NO SCHOOL ~ Veterans' Day
- Wed., November 17th: Quarter 1 Report Cards go home
- Wed., November 17th: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
- Wed., November 24th: Early Dismissal ~ Thanksgiving Recess
- Thurs., November 25th: NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Day
- Fri., November 26th: NO SCHOOL ~ Thanksgiving Recess
MEET THE 6TH GRADE TEACHERS
- Mrs. Early ~ Math ~ Room 116 ~ email@example.com
- Ms. Arnold ~ Math ~ Room 115 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Ferris ~ ELA ~ Room 110 ~ email@example.com
- Mrs. Dowd ~ ELA ~ Room 121 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Goodick ~ ESL ~ Room ~ email@example.com
- Ms. Ewing ~ Social Studies ~ Room 122 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Cooper ~ Special Education ~ Room 120 ~ email@example.com
- Mrs. Cabrera & Ms. Stevens ~ Science ~ Room 208 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
This link will give you all of the Remind codes for the 6th grade teachers.