6th Grade – Surprenant

May Newsletter

We Are coming Down the Home Stretch

We are wrapping up our NWEA testing and will turn our focus to the M-STEP. Here, students will apply what they’ve learned this year.

In Math, we will wrap up our objectives as we return our focus to graphing and finding the equation of a line from two points and by looking at a graph as we learn about slope. We will also look at adding and subtracting expressions.

In Science, we have broken into our physical Science unit by discussing energy transfer, molecules and their movement, and the parts of atoms. Then we will discuss what causes physical and chemical changes and the result of each. We will wrap up with a mini lesson on simple machines.

Social studies will bring us to the study of our final “neighbor” of Latin America-South America. We will look at the overall geography of the continent and then start breaking it down into the different regions. We will look at its history and then circle back to South America today.

For Writing, our focus will be on our final paper- the students get to choose whether they want to write a fairy tale, an adventure, or a tall tale. We will focus on the elements of plot regarding setting, characters, problem, and solution. With tall tales, we will look at exaggerating details.

  • NWEA : ELA  May 3
  •  M-STEP testing dates: May 9, May 10, May 12

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

We are done with regular spelling tests. Only those who have review lists will need to continue studying.

Even as the weather warms up outside, students are mostly inside with the air conditioning. Please make sure your child has a gray, white, or navy blue sweater if they get cold easily.

Stay tuned for more information on end of year activities and 6th grade graduation.

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

Persistence can change failure into extraordinary ~ Mary Levy

Remember to READ! READ! READ!

Remember:  The school day begins at 8:00. We start Busy Bee at 8:30 , so if your child is  tardy, they have already fallen behind for the day. Help your child have a great start to their day by having him/her here on time.