6th Grade Update:
Saving the Rain Forest by Sally Morgan
Why is it important to care about nature?
ominous, billowing, funnel, bellowing, buffets, species, organisms, biodiversity, consumption, desalination, basin, tropics, equator, evaporates, recycled, industrial, exported, erosion, charities
Concepts: Important Ideas, Fact and Opinion, word endings,
fierce, weird, piece, perceived, perfume, preserve, soldier, model, multiple, fuel, briefcase, retrieve, deceit, perception, vegetable, preferable, rectangle, bushel, pinnacle, preliminary
tremendous, kaleidoscope, fluorescent, unyielding, preposterous
Chapter Two – Prehistoric People
Tuesday the 12inch model is due along with ½ page the explanation
Complete reading section one and review key terms
Friday will be our first field trip and more information will be sent home on Monday. For now remember that proper clothing and lunches (for those who are bring their own) will need to be organized for the day.
Dear 6th Grade Parents,
Just wanted to update you all on the events in 6th grade. The year is continuing to be a positive experience here at CMS. We completed Homecoming Week and have begun to get into the routine.
A few things to know about are as follows:
· Chromebooks are a great tool, but we have had several students “gaming”, “chatting” and visiting sites that are not part of their workday. This has created some sterner expectations for their use.
o Students can only use the Chromebooks when the teacher is instructing them.
o Again, there is no gaming during their work day
o Assigned games (educational) now need to be approved by the assigning teacher and the supervising teacher so confusion is reduced (regarding Study Hall period)
o If a student is unable to get to class on time, they will not be excused to get their Chromebooks. If they have a legitimate reason for being late, I will investigate it before issuing the Chromebook.
1. Friday will be our first field trip of the year. It will involve hiking to some waterfalls and exploring the world around us. There will be a detailed letter coming home on Monday so be on the lookout for that information. For now help the kids remember to prepare their lunches and dress warm and comfortable for an outdoor adventure.
2. I am still getting the handle on posting my daily assignments to my webpage. If something appears to be an issue, please email me or check your child’s agenda or the infinite campus portal for help. I am trying to keep things up to date, but have some difficulty getting everything posted in all the different places!
As always, if I can be of help in anyway, just give a call, email or facebook message, and I will respond!
Thanks~ Mrs. Kief
6th Grade Update
September 24, 2012
Reading: Viva New Jersey
Concepts: Spanish/Native American Words, Moods, Conflict, Compare and Contrast,
Expression, Summarize, Vowel Sounds with r, Independent and Dependent Clauses
porch, servant, shore, disturb, market, margin, worth, purchase, kernel, perhaps, ignore,
concern attorney, barge, detergent, corridor, ornament, artistic, particle, nervous
trustworthy, versatile, particular, porcelain, carbohydrate
enormous, administrations, recuperation, imminent, corridors, destination, groping,
menacing, mongrel, persisted, pleas, comradeship, transition, amend, transform,
Mother Fletcher’s Gift
Walter Dean Myers
Oral and Lesson Vocabulary:
neighbor, benefited, bounty, mayor, participation, diversification, residential, urbanization, kinship, unity, apparently, flimsy, incident, fixtures, subscribe, survive
Character and Theme, Inferring, Greek and Latin Roots
damage, gentle, injury, palace, cottage, honesty, mustard, legend, clumsy message, modify, ruffle, glimpse, strict, dungeon, fender, fantastic, dignity, property, cannon
reconcile, hippopotamus, lozenge, insulation, glamorous
Identify questions, short vowels, subject and predicates and writing Thank-You Letters
1. Chapter I Test Thursday in World History
2. Pretest for Spelling Tuesday and Final Test Friday
3. Creative Spelling is due Thursday every week