Welcome to Sixth Grade!
Day schedule is 8:30 to 12:15 Start Promptly at 8:30 but please arrive right after 8:15 so they have time to visit, go to the restroom and get ready for our day. Pick up is after 12:10 but before 12:15.
Bring a healthy snack–no peanuts, Water or juice rather than soda, may want to send two snacks.We do have a peanut allergy in this class.
Bring a light jacket–can be hot or cold in some rooms.
Art will be Thursday–starting the first day. Remember to bring your Art Homework -Thursdays.
This age it is important to socialize and always be kind. Great behavior is expected.
We want everyone to have a great new year.
Encourage your student to talk and meet to our new friends while catching up with our Faith friends. We want everyone to have a great new year.
9:40 – 9:50 Snack 9:25 – 10:15 Art
9:50 – 11:00 Math 10:15 – 10:25 Snack
11:05 – 12:15 Science 10:30 – 11:20 Math
XXX 11:25 – 12:15 Science
To the 2017-2018 6th grade students: August 10, 2017 is coming soon and I am excited to meet you all! Don’t forget to bring all your supplies labeled with your name. Also, be sure to have your novel with you the first day as well (6th-Holes). On the first day of school, we will spend some time getting to know each other, getting organized with books and materials, and learning about what my guidelines for the year will be for our class. Please make sure that you bring a composition book the first day of school! They have some at Kroger for 50 cents!
This year at Faith, I hope to help your child be organized and more responsible with classwork, homework, projects, and time. My hope is that you will help your child with these skills in the beginning but that soon they will gain ownership of most of the responsibility. Each day I will teach a grammar lesson and a writing lesson. On Tuesday, in addition to grammar and writing, we will discuss our novel. I will give homework in grammar and writing on Tuesday and Thursday. Our novel assignments will be given on Thursday so your child will have Friday-Tuesday to complete the reading and discussion questions. We will move along quickly in order to complete the curriculum. I will need your child to complete the work at home and for you to check the completed work to make sure your child’s practice is resulting in mastery of the new skill taught each week. *NOTICE! The homework assignments need to be checked at home. I will check the classwork done on Tuesday and Thursday as well as the completed novel projects and final writing assignments. Please feel free to use the homework you check as another grade. Grammar tests will be given at Faith. In order for your child to participate in novel discussions, they will need to bring completed discussion questions to class on Tuesday each week. For the vocabulary portion of the discussion guide, I would prefer we all use merriam-webster.com. That way we all have similar definitions. I will not grade these for correct answer but will take a grade on participation. Therefore, these are important to have completed. They will also serve as a study guide for the end of novel test. I will update the agenda each week so you will be aware of what we did in class. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or as needs may arise. I will get back to you as soon as I can. My email is: email@example.com
**This year we will be reading a Newberry Award winning novel entitled Holes, by Louis Sachar. It is an adventure book for ages 8-12. It is a humorous and moving book that children really respond to. As we begin to read this book, other topics I want to make you aware of are: unfairness of Stanley’s life, cold-hearted viciousness of some of the authority figures, violence, and love between different races that leads to lynching. The overall themes of friendship, loyalty, and redemption are why this book was chosen as part of the sixth grade curriculum. That will be what our class discussions will focus on. Please feel free to discuss these topics with your child at home as we read it this Fall.
Math Agenda –September Plans
Sixth Grade curriculum has some weeks where your child will be able to fly through the lessons while others will be challenging for them. In my weekly quizzes, I will always have review problems. I want the students to do well on these quizzes and make sure they remember the steps of Math problems we have completed. We will also do a heavy review of fractions which is the Epsilon curriculum of Math U See. On our Tuesday quizzes, I will have these types of problems after I have reviewed them several times in class. Math teachers love to help their students. Your student knows if they are understanding the problems so they are encourage to come to me during break or while we are working to ask for help. My kids in college at times have reached out to a tutor. Please encourage them to ask for help from me.
Your student will be expected to complete their work and have excellent classroom manners. We are really working on classroom responsibilities and working more independently. Most 6th grade classes have 6 subjects and 6 teachers where they have to rotate in classes around the school. We help them get ready for this change. Please continue to review math facts and other lessons to increase their confidence and timing completing classwork. Each child will have lessons to complete when they leave the tutorial. We also fill out their daily planner so please initial that you see and check their work each Tuesday and Thursday.
Please contact me anytime. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
September 5th–Tuesday--Video 3. In class–Lesson 3A and 3B: Quiz over lesson 2
9/6, Wednesday–Lesson 3C and 3D
9/7, Thursday–In class, Lesson 3E and 3F
9/8, Friday–Lesson 3G and Test 3 (Check test at home)
9/11, Monday–Video 4, Review
9/12, Tuesday–In class, Quiz over Lesson 3: Lesson 4A and 4B
9/13, Wednesday–Lesson 4C and 4D
9/14, Thursday –In class, Lesson 4E and 4F
9/15, Friday–Lesson 4G and Test 4 (check test at home)
9/18, Monday–Video 5, Review
9/19, Tuesday–In class, quiz over lesson 4: Lesson 5A and 5B
9/20, Wednesday–Lesson 5C and 5D
9/21, Thursday–In class, Lesson 5E and 5F
9/22, Friday–Lesson 5G and Test 5 (check at home)
9/25, Monday–Video 6, Review
9/26, Tuesday–In class, Quiz over lesson 5: Lesson 6A and 6B
9/27, Wednesday–lesson 6C and 6D
9/28, Thursday–In class, Lesson 6E and 6F
9/29, Friday–Lesson 6G and Test 6 ( check at home)
Thanks for all you do!!!
Thanks for all you do!!!!
Meet Mrs. Michelle–click here–2017-teacher-letter-final-draft (2)
Questions for Math–click here– 2016 Questions and Answers for Math u see __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I am SO excited that I get to teach 4th Grade Science again this year! We will have a great time and learn tons! Along with information we will study from your textbooks and Activity Manuals, we will be doing several hands-on activities! The Scientific Method will be used often in class. We will begin talking about the steps involved in the Scientific Method on the first day of school!
Students are responsible for being prepared for class. Just a few ways that you can be prepared:
1. Be on time! Class begins as 8:30 a.m.
2. Always bring your textbook, Activity Manual, binder (with agenda/planner), pencils, etc.
3. Always complete any homework that has been assigned. Each night, I will assign pages to read in your textbook and Activity Manual pages to complete. There will be quizzes to study for as well.
4. Always ask for help! That is what I am here for! My email address is email@example.com or you can text me at 731-217-2268.
Thursday, Sept. 7 – AM 29 and 30
Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Read p. 40-43 and p. 46-49. Complete AM 35 and 36. Quiz on Thursday over p. 34-36.
Thursday, Sept. 14 – Begin studying for Ch. 2 test scheduled for 9/22.
Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Study for Ch. 2 test
Thursday, Sept. 21 – Read p. 52 – 55 and complete AM 42