6th Grade – Surprenant

January Newsletter

Second Quarter coming to an End!  Testing Begins!

In writing, we will begin a strong focus on our research papers. Students have already chosen their topic and are slowly researching during Study lab time. We have developed guiding questions and will begin developing main idea sentences and details to support them.

We will review decimals and move into finding percentages of numbers, sales tax and discounts, and converting decimals to percent and vice versa.

We have moved in to the physical science portion of Science. We start off talking about weather, we will discuss safety in severe weather, and we will begin looking at rocks and minerals.

We are wrapping up our unit on Themes of Geography as students develop a brochure for Arbor Academy incorporating all five themes. Then we will delve into our studies of the Eastern hemisphere.

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.

Please consider donating to Toys for Tots and our Arbor family holiday baskets.

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

Reading homework is sent home every day. After 10 homework’s 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!!

Students are interested in going skiing and jumping at Skyzone. I will keep you posted as I try to correlate these with our Health objectives.

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.

“Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.”  ~ Henry Ford