6th Grade – Surprenant

April Newsletter

Testing our Students Capabilities
Reading groups have come to an end as we begin in full swing with testing. We will still be working on things in class, but at a minimum. We of course will still be focusing on reading as a class.

In writing, we have introduced adverbs and prepositions. We have already begun gathering information for a research paper, and we will continue digging into that as well as progressing through the steps of writing the paper.

Math will have us working more with functions and graphs as well as other ways to display data

Science will bring the exploration of matter, chemicals, and parts of a wave. We have been watching many videos to help us understand our science concepts a little more and will hope to get our hands “dirty” through experimentation.

We end the year in Social Studies with our study of South America. We will explore the importance of the rainforest to the continent as well as the many historical and cultural components.

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.

A special recognition goes to Ben for reading all month long and meeting the classroom goal each week. Go Books!

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.

An extraordinary person is someone who consistently does things ordinary people can’t do or won’t do.”
Nido R. Qubein

Thank you to all who attended conferences. They went well and I am excited to see how strongly everyone finishes the year.

Spring has Sprung:
Warm weather is inching closer, but until then, please make sure your student is dressing properly.