6th Grade – Surprenant

October News Letter

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

Reading homework is sent home every day. After 10 homework 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.

NWEA began the last week of September and carries on in to the beginning of October. We will use these initial scores to begin grouping and assigning specialized work and homework.

Math continues to be a review of skills that were begun in fifth grade and should be mastered by sixth grade: multi-digit multiplication, multi-digit division, etc. If your child has not mastered multiplication and division facts, please spend practice time at home in this area. We will be working with decimals in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We began the year with discussing classification and learned about the plant kingdom. October will focus more on the animal kingdom and cell reproduction.

We reviewed the Five Themes of Geography and students completed their first mini group project quite successfully. They culminated this study by creating an Arbor Academy brochure as well as writing a paper about all five themes.

In Writing, we continue to stress punctuation at the end, as well as the middle of sentences. Students are doing great at capitalizing the beginning of sentences.

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

To increase writing and retelling skills, students write every day after recess and retell a chapter from our read aloud.

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

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself. ~ Robin Cook

Book orders are still being sent home. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due October 16.

Remember: The school day begins at 8:20. 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.