Week of 11/18-11/22

Hello Families!

6th grade started their Christmas Cheer this week with the beginning of Christmas Program practice. You all are in for a treat this year! The program is festive, engaging, and funny. I won’t give anything away, but you won’t want to miss what’s in store! The Christmas Program, held at St. Al’s Parish, is on 12/17 and starts at 6:30.

This week, the last full week before Thanksgiving and the last full week before report cards, is a great opportunity for you and your children to check grades on Teacherease and follow up with any concerns you may have for your child’s teacher. A common concern may be a missing assignment, absent work, or a low test score. While there is not much time left to change grades, there is time to celebrate achievements and brainstorm solutions for subjects that need more attention next trimester. Report cards go home on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (12/3).

Some important goings on this week include:

11/18

Spelling Ch 9 Pre Test (Words sent in email and can be found below in documents)
Spelling Practice Assigned
Finding our Big Idea – Interesting comparisons

11/19

Spelling Practice Due
Finding our Big Idea – Supporting thesis with evidence from the text
Compare and contrast organizer assigned
Lit Group Due (if your child’s group is still finishing her or his book)
Christmas Program Practice

11/20

Compare and contrast organizer due
Finding our Big Idea – Supporting thesis with evidence from the text
Introduction and conclusion paragraphs
Christmas Program Practice

11/21 **China Ch 8 Lesson 2 Vocab Quiz**

Spelling Game
Lit Group Due (if your child’s group is still finishing his or her book)
Introduction and conclusion paragraphs

11/22 **Picture Retake Day** Those getting picture retakes may wear free dress (Please, no ripped jeans)

Spelling Test and Celebration (Grammar Games) 😀
Introduction and conclusion paragraphs
Putting our essay together – 1st draft

Thank you for the opportunity to teach these awesome kids! I love having them in my class, and we love having them at St. Als. Have a wonderful weekend!