6th Grade – Surprenant

April Newsletter

On the Final Stretch of the Year!  Final Quarter to Determine our Strength!

In writing we will finish up our grammar objectives  of using and identifying adverbs and prepositions. We will also finish be wrapping up our opinion piece and starting on our final writing assignment which is to create a an adventure story, a Telltale, or a fairy tale. .

In math we will continue with algebra and looking at functions and solving for unknowns. We will be looking at more geometry and doing Transformations across coordinate planes. We will look at data and how it can be represented in several different ways.

In science we will begin working on our physical science unit involving the elements of chemistry. We will look at compounds, elements,  and mixtures as well as the bonds that these elements create.

In social studies we will continue with the Eastern Hemisphere looking at the economic systems of the countries there. We will look at public policy and how we can go about implementing change. We will implement some of these policies into debate topics.

We finished Wonder and compared the movie to the book. We will start our last read aloud, A Wrinkle in Time.

This month we take our final spring NWEA test as well as the M-Step Michigan test. Please make sure students are well rested throughout the weeks,  still focusing on school and success.

 Students receive homework every night and is expected to be turned in every morning. In addition to their normal homework, students should be reviewing notes taken in class, studying spelling words, and reading for at least 20 minutes.

I highly recommend students take advantage of the review opportunities I offer each week.

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

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

Spelling tests are on Thursday. Please make sure students work on words at 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!!

We may be going to the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center in May Stay tuned.

Remember:  The school day begins at 8:00. If your student is tardy, 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.

 “Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtures, but the parent of all others.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero