6th Grade – Surprenant

March Newsletter

Spring Fever is Upon Us– Students Still Expected to Stay Strong!!

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

Students who get cold during the day may wear a navy blue, white, or grey sweater. Hoodies are not acceptable.

Students found in violation of the dress code will receive a detention.

Spelling words are sent home on Fridays with a homework assignment attached. Students should keep their spelling list at home to study.

Log on to spellingcity.com for fun ways to practice spelling words.

Homework is sent home Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I am keeping track of assignments and creating a percentage grade.

As quickly as she swept in, she left us. A sad good-bye to Mrs. Evan who found employment elsewhere.

Reading groups have been slightly reconfigured. We continue to not just “read” but to discuss symbolism, character development, plot structure, and word choice.

Students are continuing with their adventure/fantasy writing piece. Once those are wrapped up, our focus will be on pronouns and their antecedents, prepositions, and adverbs.

We have introduced a little bit of algebra into our geometry unit as we begin using formulas to solve for an unknown. We are identifying properties of shapes to help identify them, area, types of triangles, angles and lines.

We will continue looking beyond the Earth’s surface at tectonic plates, types of boundaries, and what occurs at these boundaries.

We move on from Central America into the Caribbean where we look at how these islands came to be. We will again look at their history, culture, and geography.

Students should be thinking about what part they’d like to play in the 6th grade talent show.

We will be incorporating some of our Health objectives in to some classroom “workout” times. Notes will go home regarding proper attire to be worn.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Thank you to all who participated in the Science Fair. There were many great and creative ideas.

Winter is Here!!
Please make sure your child is sent to school with appropriate cold weather attire-hats, scarves, mittens, and boots. Snow pants are even handy for cold weather (not just snow) to keep the chill off the legs.