Week of 10/9-10/13

Hello 6th Grade Families! I am so excited to be starting this week with your kiddos. We have a lot of work ahead of us and many things to celebrate!

Class General Announcements:

***Thank you for donating to the Hygiene Drive! Our 6th Grade class came in 2nd place for the upper grades!***

Wednesday 10/11/2017 is picture day. The 6th Grade is scheduled for 9:55am.

If you bring something for your child during the school day, please leave it with Mrs. Kelli Kelly at the office. She will contact me and I will let your child know when it is a good time to grab the item. This will help reduce lost class time.

Academic Announcements:

We are completing a lot of critical thinking pieces in Religion and Humanities:

Students have been reworking chapters of Exodus into a comic strip that is due 10/10. Following the comic strip, we will begin working on our Virtus-Safe Touch unit. Due to the content, your child may be more vocal and ask questions that can be uncomfortable. They can also be a little squirrelly in class, so I ask that you be patient and understanding with them as we cover sensitive material. A detailed description of their unit will be sent via email.

Your children have been busily writing Compare and Contrast essays involving Maniac Magee and Loser by Jerry Spinelli. The final typed drafts are due Friday 10/13. If you do not have access to a printer at home, please email the final draft to me. Please be mindful that writing style can be very personal and sensitive, so this week may be stressful for your kiddo. I will attach their rubric via email so we are all clear on the expectations.

Last Friday, your child read through pieces of Hammurabi’s Code and acted out sentences they thought Hammurabi would have selected. Needless to say, the interpretations were extremely entertaining. This week we will continue talking about Mesopotamia and move into agriculture and written language.

Students will have a spelling test on  10/13. The words for this unit are: answered, answering, delayed, delaying, remembered, remembering, satisfying, satisfied, omitted, omitting, occurred, occurring, decided, deciding, included, including, exercised, exercising, interfered, interfering.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me so that we can work in concert preparing your child for success. I am very much looking forward to this week, especially to read your child’s essay! I hope you all have a wonderful week as well.