6th Grade – Surprenant

October Newsletter

Off to a Rough Start!! Expectations Set Forth For Success

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.

Once NWEA testing is complete, we will use these initial scores to specialize student’s learning.

In Math, we will work with exponents and begin our focus on factoring and divisibility of numbers.

We began the year with discussing classification and learned about the plant kingdom. October will focus more on the animal kingdom and cell reproduction. Students will be asked to “make” a cell model project.

Students continue discussing Themes of Geography and applying their knowledge of them  in various ways.

In Writing, students are wrapping up the publishing step of their personal narratives . We will return to the grammar component of writing as we identify subject and predicate as well  as the many uses of commas.

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 have daily conversations about respect in the classroom, both for teachers and peers. Please stress success to your child so that every child feels welcomed and safe.

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

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.  ~Mike Gafka

Book orders are still being sent home. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due October 14.

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.