6th Grade – Scheffler

September Newsletter

Your student needs to arrive everyday ready to work.  There is a school-wide behavior model we use, your student will start each day out on Green-Go.  If there is a behavior or pattern or behavior that has not been rectified, the student must SLOW DOWN, and their name is placed on Yellow- Think About it.  Finally, we all know what Halt-Red means!  Let’s not go there friends!!!!  At that point, there is a phone call home.

Our School has a policy that all visitors must first check into the office.  Entrance is on the Front of the building.  Follow Cars around the circle for drop off/pick up!

Our School has a policy that all visitors must first check into the office.  Entrance is on the Front of the building.  Follow Cars around the circle for drop off/pick up!

Mathematics:   We will be learning new skills to add to our skills book each week.  This week’s skill is dividing fractions into decimals and recognizing decimals with their matching fractions.  We will continue to revisit this skill all year!   We are also starting a new unit in our text books, using Place values.

 ELA:   We will be choosing books for silent sustained reading, an activity we do every day in our room.  Our amount of time at school will be fifteen minutes, try monitoring your student to see them read 20 minutes each and every day at home too!!  We will be doing a class read-aloud to the book PAX.  Also, we are writing and reading everyday using our writer’s workshop, and our literature circles, and Daily 5.

Science/Technology:  Introduction to 3D printers, *Unit One, and Earth’s Layers *Unit One

Art:   Art through the Ages.  Students Create Art mimicking art from the Stone Age, and learn about those who lived 30,000 years ago.  Our class will start a classroom timeline!  Throughout the year, we will continue to add to our timeline as we learn about art through the ages!

Special Points of Interest:

  • Homework:  Homework is sent home on Friday, and due on Monday of the next week.
  • Every week you will receive information about our class and the amazing explorations we will  have!

Ideas for You and Your Students at Home!!!!

  1. Take a walk outdoors!  This time of year is magical as the deciduous trees begin to change and highlight why living in our Deciduous forests is awe-inspiring.
  2. Ask your student, “Did you do something kind for your friends today!”
  3. Make reading a part of your family time!  Visit a library, create a comfy spot in your home for reading.
  4. Create cards for family members and friends, send them and encourage them to send letters or cards back!
  5. Create a poem based on the changing weather.  Go outdoors and write down adjectives and use those in the poem creation.

Character Citizenship:

  • Respect
  • Caring
  • Responsibility
  • Fairness
  • Honesty and Courage