6th Grade – Surprenant

February Newsletter

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

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

Spelling tests are on Thursday. Please make sure students work on words at home.  Suggested activities for practicing them will be sent home.

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

We have finished the Winter portion of NWEA Reading and Math. We use these scores to gauge student growth from the beginning of the year.

This month we will begin our graphing unit.

In preparation for the Science Fair, we will investigate our curiosity by performing several experiments utilizing the scientific method. We will also dig deeper into the layers of the earth and the consequences of its movement .

We are learning a lot about the Eastern Hemisphere as we study each region. As we continue our readings on Europe we will begin to focus on interdependence between countries and the economy.

Students have completed their second formal writing piece, voicing their opinion on various topics. We will start looking at the different types and uses for adjectives.

We have finished our reading of The Phantom Tollbooth. As we read, we looked for character development, use of figurative language, problem, solution, make predictions, and draw conclusions. Ask your child what they are reading both at home and at school. This will help with their comprehension as well as story telling abilities. Our next read aloud in class is Tuck Everlasting.

We continue to work on respect and consideration of others in the work environment.

Remember:  The school day begins at 8:00. If your student is tardy, (8:20) 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.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.   ~ Anatole France

Dreams
Hold fast to dreams For if they die  Life is a broken-winged bird  That cannot fly  Hold fast to dreams  For when dreams go  Life is a barren field Frozen with snow  ~Langston Hughes