Junior High Journal
News and Happenings of the Junior High Department
6th Grade Updates and Reminders 11/14-11/22
- Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
- Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
- Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.
Winter Band & Choir Concert
Thursday, Dec. 15th, 7pm
18621 Washington Avenue
Union Grove, WI
Individual Class Updates
ELA News and Updates
Karrie Lazewski firstname.lastname@example.org
*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still
The 6th graders worked on verbs all week and did some practice problems on noredink.com. They seem to love that website and it really helps them learn to identify verbs and use them in the right tense. They are always welcome to do lessons on noredink.com. We ended the week with our verb test. They got to use notes and those grades will be in before Thanksgiving break.
They also have been working hard on their November Book Projects. Those are due November 30th. Make sure they have a good start on it because Thanksgiving break goes by quickly and it will be due shortly after we get back.
This week for spelling, we did a contest. Every week I take points off for spelling errors on the packet. The purpose of the packet is for them to practice the spelling the words correctly three times, which they can all do because the spelling lists are on each page of the packet and they would just have to copy them down. This week anyone who spells all the words correctly on their packets does not have to do spelling the week after Thanksgiving. Let’s see how many students will have to do spelling next week. Hopefully they all took their time and no one will have to do it!
I am going to place a book order before Thanksgiving, so if you want to order any books, please do so before Tuesday the 22nd. You can order online with the code (JQ8XW under Miss Thomas) or bring the orders and money to me by Tuesday.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! I know I will!
Math News and Updates
Amanda Lois email@example.com
This week in math, the sixth graders fine tuned their skills on calculating unit rate to find the best deal! They were very excited to get to use their calculators to get the unit rate and then practice rounding to the hundredths place for money. You should have some good helpers at the grocery store finding the best price! We finished the week with a Kahoot to review Module 6 and took the Module 6 quiz on Ratios, Rates, & Unit Rates.
Next week we will move on to graphing equivalent ratios and solving proportions.
Have a great weekend!
Social Studies News and Updates
Mary Niccolai firstname.lastname@example.org
We began working on Colonial America to start the week. This chapter examines the beginning of the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. This week we examined the New England colonies of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. We discussed how the religious differences in England forced many of Separatists to make the pilgrimage to North America for the freedom to practice their religion without persecution. We heard the tale of the first Pilgrims and their struggle to make it through the first winter in Plymouth. We also investigated the conflicts that began between the settlers and the groups of Native Americans. Next week we will continue to make our way south as week look at the middle and southern colonies. Have a great weekend.
Please contact me via e-mail if you have any questions or concerns.
Science News and Updates
Becky Seitz email@example.com
The students will be having their chapter 19 test on Thursday, December 8th! A study guide will go home with test specifics on Monday or Tuesday next week. Until then, they have all the information they need in their star packet, interactive notebook and galaxy flip chart so they can look over the material at anytime. They also have the vocabulary they can review using Quizlet. This last week we watched a video on the International Space Station(ISS) and I have provided them with a list of dates through December 16th that they can actually view the ISS moving over our area! Have a great weekend!
Physical Education News and Updates
Amanda Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Nathan Meyer email@example.com
This week the sixth graders participated in a few days of bowling. At the beginning of the two classes they practiced their technique and then toward the end of class they played a cooperative group game called 10 pins up/10 pins down. On Thursday, they started a 10 frame game and kept track of their score.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Band News and Updates
The Winter Band Concert will be held on December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm in the Yorkville Large Gym. Both concerts are free and open to the public, so feel free to invite all of your family and friends!
Students should be in the Band Room at 6:37pm. The dress code for the evening concert is:
· GIRLS: skirt (at least knee length) or dress pants and a nice top.
· BOYS: polo shirt or dress shirt (tucked in) and khakis or dress pants.
· Shorts, blue jeans, sweatshirts, t-shirts, or athletic shoes are not allowed.
· Students are allowed to wear holiday hats.
Our first Culvers Fundraiser will be on Thursday, December 15 from Noon to 10:00 PM. A portion of your sales will be donated to our band students. Please spread the word!
The Jazz Band had another great rehearsal this week! We improved our reading of and performance of syncopated rhythms in Feliz Navidad. Jazz Band meets every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:15.
Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay up-to-date with the Yorkville Band!
Choir News and Updates
The youtube link for our Fall Concert from Nov. 15 with Nash Elementary is now available. If you were unable to attend the performance or would like to view it again, here it is…
We are currently preparing for our winter concert. Our Winter Concert is Thursday, December 15 at 9:45am and 7:00pm.
This years musical will be Music Man Jr. Auditions will be held during the week of Jan 9, 2017. Audition packets are available in the choir room. I have attached to music and choreography the students will need to perform during their audition on my website!!
We continue to work on music for Choral Fest. . Choral Festival is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00pm.
Art News and Updates
Sixth grade students are beginning to work on a mannequin drawing. After posing and photographing a mannequin, we will enlarge it and add value!
Any sixth grade students who are interested in joining Art elective (last hour of the day) please see me!