6th Grade – Surprenant

May/June Newsletter

In the Final Stretch!
The End is Just Around the Corner.

Students have begun NWEA testing and will continue with that as well as completing M-Step testing for the state. Testing dates are as follows:  May 1, May 9, May 12, and May 16.

In Math, we will be doing a lot of review on past objectives that students struggled with . We will do some hands on activities that will allow us to put our learning into practice.

In Science, as we wrap up our unit on thermal energy, we will discuss different types of bonds. We will close our Science unit with learning about and building simple machines.

Students are researching a controversial topics and will deliver a speech to persuade the class in one way or another.

In Writing, students will use the rest of the year to write an adventure/fair tale of their own.

Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader. We finished our book Brian’s Winter and will begin our final  book, Tuck Everlasting.

We have daily conversations about respect in the classroom, both for teachers and peers. Please stress success to your child so that every child feels welcomed and safe.

Be on the lookout for end of year activities as well as a summer packet so students can keep their brain fresh over the summer.

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.

Objective spelling lists are complete. From now on, students will receive review lists to improve grades. Those with no review will receive a challenge list.

Even with the temperatures changing outside, the air conditioner is turned on inside and it is still cold in the classroom.  Blue, white, or gray sweaters are  still recommended.

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

“If there is anything a man can do well, I say let him do it.  Give him a chance.
~Abraham Lincoln

Would you rather…be able to levitate 1 inch of the ground or teleport 1 inch forward?

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.