6th Grade – Surprenant


2015-2016 School Year

Dear sixth grade families,

There is a lot to learn in 6th grade which means there is a big focus on responsibility. accountability, and preparedness.  We will be learning how to stay organized from one subject to the next to help prepare for middle school and the transition to lockers.  This will involve responsible movement around the classroom and timely transitions back to the seat.  To ensure success for your child we must work as a team- parent, student, and teacher.  We must recognize the importance of each individual and the unique qualities and gifts that each one has, allowing each student to use those gifts.  We must also allow opportunities for success, even if that means failing the first time.  We must stress the importance of working hard so that we can have fun later.

We will be focusing heavily on CHAMPS this year , a set of predetermined behavioral classroom expectations.  Before beginning each activity in class, your child will know the following expectations:

C.  Conversation- what level is acceptable on a scale of 0-4
H.  Help- the method they should use to receive help
A.  Activity- the task they are working on and what their actions would look like
M.  Movement- what type of movement is allowed during the activity
P.  Participation- how we know they are doing their part and what it look what it looks like
S.  Success- how following the previous expectations leads to a successful session

Many supplies are provided for the class.  See the supply list for supplies you are responsible for.

Please keep in mind that we do have a uniform policy of a white polo shirt or blouse and navy blue bottoms.  Socks and undershirts must also be either white, navy blue or gray.  It does get chilly in class, so please provide either a white, gray, or navy blue sweater. Sweatpants and hoodies are not allowed.

I look forward to meeting you at Open House on Wednesday, September 6, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. and beginning the school year with you on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 8:10a.m.

Sincerely,
Your sixth grade teacher