6th Grade Reading Update
Conventions: Main Idea and Details, Background Knowledge, Context Clues, Unfamiliar Words
Vocabulary: characteristic, corrode, engulfed, exploited, extract, hoard, Klondike, claim, exaggerated, prospect, mineral, deposits, substances, nugget, precious, metals metallic
Spelling Words: Mileage, moisture, heroism, storage, passage, organism, journalism, failure, mixture, postage, luggage, departure, patriotism, optimism, acreage, percentage, enclosure, voltage temperature, mannerism
Challenge Words: architecture, brokerage, patronage
We will be having the STAR assessment next week Tuesday-Friday. This is the assessment tool that the students take three times a year so that we can see the areas of success or improvement or failure that our students are achieving. The hope is to better meet the needs of all the students and strengthen any areas that are in need.
There is also an Eagle Award open gym scheduled for Friday.
We will be having a lot of opportunities for the students to venture out of the typical learning environment in the weeks ahead. It will be very important however that current work is being completed carefully and grades are maintained so that participation can take place. Please encourage your child to continue to work on those work habits so that they can be an active part of any of these activities. Privileges came with hard work, determination and dedication….even in the Spring!
Weekly 6th Grade Update
Changes to keep in mind: With the fourth quarter here and the need to stay organized and efficient I will not be keeping extra copies of these notes for kids to take. If they need the information they can access it on the website from home or school. I am making too many extra copies of this information and it is not necessary. Also, the amount of late work has continued to be an issue. Deadlines need to be met and several classes are asking that the students meet those deadlines or large penalties will be implemented as a result. If you would also have a conversation with your child about these standards, it would be great!
Reading: The River That Went to the Sky
Vocabualry: densest, eaves, expanse, moisture, ventured, wandering, snowdrifts, sprouts, meandered, phenomenon, coastline, glacial, crevasse, intercontinental, rotation
Concepts: Cause and Effect, Context Clues, Synonyms
Spelling Words: old-fashioned, daydream, summertime, follow-up, knee-deep, foothills, nevertheless, self-control, themselves, baby-sit, make-believe, sunburns, bloodhound, fine-tune, great-grandmother, roller blade, folklore, empty-handed, self-esteem, runner-up
Challenge Words: heavyweight, straight-faced, and breathtaking
Band Large Group to Prentice on Thursday
Weekly Note 6th Grade Reading
Vocabulary Work: revolutionary, fellowship, nonviolence, controversy, protested, oppressed, grievance, integrate, peace, rallied, access, authority, lush, obstacle, toll torment, wilt
Concepts: Fact and Opinion, Homonyms, Context Clues
Spelling List: Words from Many Cultures:
ivory, cocoa, lilac, gorilla, pretzel, safari, kayak, crocodile, fiesta, dandelion, monsoon, slalom, amateur, boutique, suede, poncho, hammock, bungalow, sequin, burrito
Challenge Words: artichoke, wildebeest, haiku
This is another short week so please make sure and study these words over break. We will pre test Wed. with Creative Spelling due on Thursday.
Hopefully everyone enjoyed Easter break and is ready for the sprint for the finish line.
I would also like to thank everyone who supported the attempt at the referendum. The outcome is sad, but we will continue to try to meet the needs of our kids. Changes are here and this will be an especially important time for parents and teachers to work together for the benefit of our kids. We will need to put even more of an effort into providing for our kids the education and preparation they will need to help lead our families, businesses, communities, and nation into a better place. For those of you born in the 70s you probably remember the movie Breakfast Club… one of the lines in that movie made by the janitorial staff to the Assistant Principal about who will be taking care of us in our old age has always remained in the forefront of my mind. I have tried to make sure all the kids know that they are a valuable part of our community and lives. Now is the time to really give them the extra support they will need, and I think we are the ones to do it! Thanks to technology we have new ways to communicate and work together! Don’t forget to check out the web pages and call if you feel that I am missing anything.