Learning to SwimVocabulary: customary, emphasized, frantic, stunned, treaded, tundra, trauma, attitude, challenges, evacuate, practicing, cautiously, serenity, turbulent, composed
Concepts: Sequence, Predict and Set Purpose, Verbs, Objects, and Subject Complements, Synonyms
nuclear, helicopter, anxious, appreciate, plastic, familiar, athletic, escape, apologize, Washington, pastime, exquisite, lantern, fulfill, souvenir, tragedy, sherbet, algebra, icicles, escort, judgmental, argumentative, consumable, pavilion
Other Important Information for your family…
Many kids are participating in Forensics again this year. It would be great if families would have the kids practice their events for them at home. For many this is a first time experience and practice really does help to keep the nervousness down. Our practice schedule for the week is as follows: Monday = 3rd hour, Tuesday = 4th hour, Wednesday = 7th hour, Thursday = 8th hour Meet dates are also January 31st in Glidden, and for those who earn the privilege to move on, state is on February 21st in Eau Claire.
Save the DATES:
January 22 Spelling Bee with the 5-8 grade top spellers. Noon in the gymnasium
January 21 & 24 Nutrition Education during Science Class with Mrs. Ernst
January 25 Christie Mountain Winter Fieldtrip –Remember: lunch, spending “fun money” and warm clothes!
Weekly 6th Grade Update
Reading: When Marian Sang
Concepts: Generalization, Questioning, Suffixes –ic, -ous, -ation, and Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs
Vocabulary: capability, enthusiastically, expectancy, perseverance, upraised, ideals, conviction, conquest, ascertaining, resolution, opera, formal, recital, prejudice, privileged, application, momentous, dramatic, enraged
international, prehistoric, untrustworthy, constellation, honorary, disagreement, preparation, Philadelphia, promotional, constitution, unbreakable, biodegradable, coordination, compassionate, impossibility, entirety, executive, companionship,
unthinkable, predicament, inappropriately, decaffeinated
The classroom “spell down” will be on Wednesday using 6th grade leveled spelling words. The top 12 students will compete for the top four spots to earn the right to compete in the district match on January 23, 2013.
Please make sure that you are dress warm enough to spend recess outside each day.
We will be having a great time on the Winter Fieldtrip to Cristy Mountain on Friday, January 25, 2013.
Weekly Update 6th Grade
Hatchet, Gary Paulsen
Concepts: Sequencing, Background knowledge, Word Endings –ed, -ing, Comprehension, Regular Verbs
Vocabulary: ptarmigan, solstice, camouflaged, hibernating, initiative, motivation, unrestrained, uncontrollable, exasperation, self-reliant
Spelling List: Unusual Spellings:
crescent, language, vehicle, exhibit, examine, Michigan, parachute, unique, conquer, rhyme, penguin, exertion, exotic, brochure, symptom, antique, exhausted, heirloom, rhinoceros, bureau, ricochet, chalet, chauffeur, hygiene
Ancient Egyptian Test on Tuesday (study your guides)
The kids will have some documents that will need to be filled out and returned for the winter fieldtrip. Each advisory will be collecting these permissions slips so please remind the kids to bring them right to Mrs. Ernst or me.
I hope your families had an enjoyable holiday break and that everyone is rested and ready to knock the 2013 out of the park or at least into the cheap-seats!
As always let me know if you need anything or have any concerns!