6th Grade – Surprenant

Spring has finally arrived! Last quarter makes for busy bees!!!

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

Homework is sent home Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and students are given two days to complete it.

I have sent extra word work practice for home use. Please encourage your child to work with his/her spelling words every night. Use spellingcity.com for fun ways to “play” with their words.

Thank you to those students who participated in the Science Fair. They are eligible for Rocket Club.

Please continue to enforce the daily study of notes taken in class, so students grow more and more familiar with the material. I have begun copying notes so there is a copy at home and school.

As we wrap up our fraction unit, we move into percents and discounts. We will begin looking at compound interest as well as functions and inverse functions.

In Science things are heating up as we learn about types of heat and the way it is transferred. Hopefully, we will be able to take a trip to the Kalamazoo Valley Museum as well to investigate their display of how things are made.

The Caribbean sounds like a fabulous place to visit, but we are wrapping up our study of these tropical islands and moving on to our discussions on South America.

Your students have finished their research papers and presentations on a famous African-American inventor/scientist. They worked long and hard on that project. The next writing piece will be a fantasy paper– full of imagination and creativity. We’ll be looking deeper at our setting, developing our characters, dialogue, and problem/solution.

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, have them keep a journal about what they read. Then go back and check it for complete sentences.

Remember: As the weather remains chilly, continue to wear hats, gloves, jackets.

“Happy the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding!”
Proverbs 3:13

Book orders have begun again. To order online, use teacher code LFQ39. Orders are due April 4

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.