6th Grade – Surprenant

January Newsletter

Ringing in the New Year With Lots of Cheer!

We will review unit rates along with calculating discounts and sales tax. We will also learn how to calculate interest earned or paid. Then, we will delve into our decimal unit (although we’ve already gotten a bit of a head start).

For Science, we will create posters describing the types of severe weather. We will also begin our unit on rocks and minerals.

We continue looking at regions around the world, discussing the various aspects within: culture, government, climate. Last month, students chose a country in Asia and did a power point incorporating its physical and human features.  This month, we will look at the countries of Europe.

Students will continue their work on their opinion paper if they did not finish before the break. We will publish them by reading them aloud as well as making a poster to display our opinion. Then, we will close out our unit on verbs.

We continue to read The Phantom Tollbooth, paying attention to the character changes as well as all of the figurative language.

Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader.

As weather changes, please make sure students have appropriate clothing, especially if they are Bully Busters!

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 can 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.

“To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.”~ Mike Gafka

Guest speaker Pete LaRoach visits again this month. He is helping us to understand the importance of teamwork and what it takes to be successful.

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.