Weekly Update 6th Grade Reading
The View From Saturday
Oral Vocabulary: Native American, Indian-ness, appreciate, occasion, congregate, supervision, caretaker, dependent, biological, domiciles
Lesson Vocabulary: accustomed, decline, former, presence, unaccompanied
Spelling Words: Suffixes –ate, -ive, -ship
activate, negative, friendship, objective, representative, attractive, creative, membership, partnership, compassionate, fortunate, considerate, secretive, scholarship, restrictive, affectionate, cooperative, originate, township, relationship
Challenge Words: affirmative, dictatorship, and championship
Concepts: plot and theme, antonyms, word analysis, literary terms
The spelling tests will continue as they have been from third quarter. To recap the process I will quickly explain it again here. The pre test is on Wednesday and the students need to earn a 100% before they are able to use that grade for their final score. Students that have a 70% or better will only need to do Creative Spelling for the words missed. However, if a student earns less than a 70% they will need to do Creative Spelling for all of the words. The hope is that they will see the incentive for studying and put the effort in earlier in the week so that the workload is less.
I hope everyone has taken time to see my website and view the play pictures of the kids. They have a good time and did a nice job.
Reminder: ½ day on Thursday and no school on Friday or Monday.
There will only be one spelling test this week so I would like you to remember to study these this weekend words! Plan for the test on Wednesday!
Inventions Project Expectations:
1. Draw and prepare your Graphic Organizer
2. Journal of each step
· Step One: Today I have set my goal. I am going to make a holder for my ipod in my locker
· Questions I need to answer:
3. Build a model
a. Use available resources and materials
b. Appropriate size
c. Something others will want
Items to be turned in for grading:
Both Graphic Organizers
(Sample and personal)
List of questions to ask
Report on the test results for your invention
Step 7 and 8 (build and test)
6th Grade Update
March 12, 2012
Inventing the Future
Amazing Words: contemplated, specialized, unhealthy, revelation, invaluable, inquiry, diseases, practical, significance, patented
Lesson Vocabulary: converts, devise, efficiency, generated, percentage, proclaimed, reproduce, transmitted
Concepts: author’s purpose, prefixes re-, pro-, trans-
Spelling Words – Word endings –ty, -ity, -ion
electricity, equality, society, specialty, celebrity, recognition, description, reduction, tradition loyalty, security, clarity, popularity, certainty, cruelty, subscription, reputation, intention, deception, reputation, intention, deception, penalty
Special Notes: We have had track and field sign up and the kids should have brought information home to you about this sport. There will be a link to a webpage on my homepage so if you need to get additional information it should be there, too. Mr. Patterson and Ms. Nelson will be coaching this year and can be reach at the elementary.
Baseball and softball sign ups will be coming March 27 and 29 at the Park Falls campus cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:00. Mrs. Gelina has also put together a webpage with information about this summer activity as well. www.parkfallsyouthbaseball.weebly.com