6th Grade – Surprenant

November Newsletter

One Quarter Down; 6th Grade Still Standing!

NWEA testing is done and independent work and small groups will begin. I already work with individuals daily to review work and to work on spelling.

We will wrap up our fractions unit in Math which will lead us into our decimal unit.

In Science, as we are learning about the different Biomes of the world, students will be making a Biome diorama. Then, we will return to our discussion of cells as we talk about cell division.

We will wrap up our discussion on Themes of Geography in Social Studies, but we will look at how humans impact the world. Then we will begin our study of the Eastern Hemisphere.

In writing, students will be moving into verbs and adjectives as well as beginning their research paper.

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

Students should study spelling words every night as part of their homework routine.

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

Reading homework is sent home every day. After 10 homeworks turned in, students earn a little treat.

Spelling test are on Thursday. Please make sure students work on words at home. Spellingcity.com has fun games using the spelling words.

Some students get cold in our classroom. Please provide them with either a gray, white, or navy blue sweater. NO HOODIES OR SWEATSHIRTS.

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

Book orders are still being sent home. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due  Nov. 17

Remember:  The school day begins at 8:00. 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.

You are not what you think you are; What you think, you.  ~Anonymous