6th Grade – Surprenant

January Newsletter

The New Year is in full Swing!!
Students may come in before and after school to get help on work.

Students who get cold during the day may wear a navy blue, white, or grey sweater. Hoodies are not acceptable.

Unfinished work is sent home as homework and is due the following morning. Most of the time, this is for a grade. If it is not returned, missing grades may end in failing subjects.

Spelling words are sent home on Fridays with a homework assignment attached. Students should keep their spelling list at home to study.

Homework is sent home Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Reading groups continue to go well. Some have finished their book while others are still digging through the plot- identifying characters, problems, solutions , as well as the use of figurative language. After we take the Reading NWEA this month, we will look at moving groups around based on new scores.

The students just finished writing their opinion papers on what the best pet or season is. They had some very interesting reasons indeed. We will continue working on different types of verbs, as well as the use of adjectives in our writing.

The fraction unit is going pretty well. There are a lot of different processes to keep track of so we continue to review them all as we introduce new ones. This month our focus will remain with fractions, dealing with improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Students have been working on research of a scientist and will present those in class. We will continue the month with our study of the atmosphere, climate, and different types of weather.

We have delved into our historical accounts of Mexican history. We will continue to read Esperanza Rising, a historical fiction book related to the historical events in Mexico as well as the way of life following the Mexican Revolution. As the month progresses, we will look at Mexican culture today.

“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.” ~ Tony Robbins

Thank you to all who donated to our Christmas party. It was a fun time had by all. Thank you also to all those who brought us such lovely and thoughtful gifts.

Winter is Here!!
Please make sure your child is sent to school with appropriate cold weather attire-hats, scarves, mittens, and boots. Snow pants are even handy for cold weather (not just snow) to keep the chill off the legs.