6th Grade – Surprenant

October Newsletter

Students off to a Great Start!

Once NWEA testing is complete, we will use these initial scores to specialize student’s learning and possibly form new reading groups. We will focus on vocabulary and comprehension as well as parts of a story.

In Math, we will continue practicing division and multiplication as we  introduce decimals. Students will add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. We will also cover rules of divisibility to lead us into our fractions unit.

We began the year in Science by discussing classification and the plant kingdom. October will focus more on the animal kingdom, parts of a cell (plant and animal),  and cell reproduction. Students will “make” a model of a cell.

Students continue discussing Themes of Geography and applying their knowledge of them  in various ways. We will focus on movement, H.E.I. ,and region.

In Writing, students will begin writing a personal narrative. They will brainstorm, draft, revise/edit, and publish.

Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader. Every day your child is read to in class and they are asked to respond to what they heard. Take some time to read with your child and discuss what you read together.

Students may come in before and after school to get help on work.

Reading homework is sent home every day. After 10 homework assignments are turned in, students earn a little treat.

Spelling tests are on Thursday. Please make sure students work on words at home.  Suggested activities for practicing them will be sent home.

Some students get cold in our classroom. Please provide them with either a gray, white, or navy blue sweater. NO HOODIES OR SWEATSHIRTS.

Remember:  This is Michigan – we don’t know what the weather will be like from day to day.  Come prepared!!

Book orders are still being sent home. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due October 19.

Remember:  The school day begins at 8:00. If your student is tardy, (8:20) they are already falling behind on the day’s work. Please make every effort to be on time. If your child will be absent, let the school know and ask for make-up work to be sent home.

 A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. ~Nelson Mandela