6th Grade – Surprenant

September Newsletter

Welcome back to the 6th grade All Star Team!!

Students may come in before and after school to get help on work.  Homework is sent home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and students are given two days to complete it.
Unfinished work is sent home as homework and is due the following morning. Detentions will be served for incomplete work.
Spelling words are sent home on Fridays with a homework assignment attached.

MAP testing (NWEA) begins in September and spills over to October. The scores from these tests help give us strengths and weaknesses of your child and areas for growth.

In Writing, we have started off small to remind students of the basics of writing– types of sentences, sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization. We will begin writing a personal narrative and watch how the students put their grammatical skills into action.

Math has been a lot of review, but much needed review for most. We have been working on story problems and how to really hone in on what is being asked in the situation. After our basics are down, we will be moving on to working with decimals.

We began our Science unit by looking at the ecosystem and how it all “began”- exploring different theories of how the world came to be, succession, and why the classification system is important. We looked closely at plant structure and will continue with plant and animal cells.

Social Studies began with our study of the 5 themes of Geography and will continue into our study of and uses for maps. We will further discuss primary and secondary resources, though we’ve been using them throughout our unit already.
If your student is cold -natured, please provide them with a grey, white, or blue sweater to wear in class.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~Albert Einstein

Book orders have begun. Please help contribute to the classroom library with your order. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due May 9.

Remember: The school day begins at 8:10. 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.