6A Newsletter

6A

March 29, 2018

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Mrs. Eagar A-17) In World Geography we will finished up Russia with a quiz. I am super proud of the effort the students put forth on our Russian adventure. The students will display their Russian culture art at open house in early May. We will be taking our tour to North Africa, Southwest Asia and Central Asia. The excitement is building as we continue our travels.

Reading: (A-17)We are at the halfway point in our novel, Among the Hidden.  Our curiosity grows and grows as we meet new characters and the suspense of the plot rises. Great NEWS! Mr. Conley’s new book is hot off the press and can be purchased on Amazon and in bookstores.  I can’t wait to read Dead Man’s River by Mr. Conley.

MATH: (Ms. Dhanaseelan  A-18) We finished the first three sections of Chapter 7 with a quiz. We will continue working on Chapter 7, which will be writing and solving equations with 2 variables and inequalities. The students will also be researching about their company for the Stock Project to make a brochure.

Reading: (A-18) We completed the book The Dead Man Story with an author visit where the students asked various questions to Mr.Conley. The students participated in a book tasting this week and have picked the next book to read. Ask them about their experience at the book tasting! We will be reading The River by Gary Paulsen over the next few weeks.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Hewitt  A-19) MCAS is next week on Wed. and Thursday. My ultimate goal is to get the students prepared and feel confident heading into the test. I try my best to calm nerves by playing a MCAS Simon Says game, showing them previous writing samples, and sharing terms and tips with them in a packet.  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, eats breakfast, and arrives at school on time. I’m grading the Home Essays, so expect to show in Aspen soon. Be sure to check the actual Google doc of the essay for lots of feedback comments too. We will soon go to the library to select independent reading books. There will be no HW over April vacation…enjoy your time with your sixth grader. We really have such a great group of them.

Reading: (A-19) We should finish Holes on LightSail before break. We will watch the movie and compare/contrast.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Shea  D-101) We are wrapping up our unit on rocks and minerals with a fun new project.  Students are using the Book Creator app on their iPads to create a children’s book on the rock cycle.  I am seeing some very creative stories! I will be posting some of the stories on classroom and our class Instagram page.  Next week we will begin our study of fossils. Enjoy the long weekend.

Reading: (D-101) We are moving quickly through Dead Man’s River.  We have been reviewing vocabulary, and studying Greek and Latin vocabulary roots.

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