6th Grade – Surprenant

December Newsletter

Fractions have been a breeze with this bunch and we are moving on to a similar unit of ratios. We will look at scaling up and down as well as how that related to map scales.

We will wrap up our discussion on cell division and move into our Earth Science unit. We will look at the layers of the Earth and climate zones.

We continue looking at regions around the world, discussing the various aspects within: culture, government, climate. Then we compare and contrast them. Students are reading about Asia currently.

We will look at verbs and the many different names and uses for them. We will also begin our next long writing piece, an opinion paper.

We have finished our first read aloud book, One Crazy Summer, and are now reading The Phantom Tollbooth.

Please continue to encourage reading at home– at least 20 minutes a day- to help your child become a better reader. Every day your child is read to in class and they are asked to respond to what they heard. Take some time to read with your child and discuss what you read together.

We welcomed two new students to our classroom. They are getting along with everyone and have adjusted to the new classroom quite nicely.

As weather changes, please make sure students have appropriate clothing: hats, gloves, scarves, boots (or x-tra shoes).

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

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.