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Reading: The Emperor's Silent Army
Amazing Words - paleontologists, extraction, quarry, tomb, explanation, replica, formation, vestige, penetrated, craftsmen
Vocabulary Words- approximately, divine, excavated, mechanical, pottery, restore, superstitious, terra cotta
Concepts - suffixes (-ful, -ly, -al), main idea and details, Latin roots
Words with Latin Roots Spelling List:
suspend pendant conductor novel productive numeral reserve numerous preserve pending
pendulum deduction novelty numerator reservoir appendix induct innovative impending conservatory
Challenge Words: aqueduct, perpendicula
As a reminder, the Creative Spelling Lessons are always due on the Thursday before the final test.
WKCE Testing again this week and Club Day is on Wednesday (kids that have fallen behind in there work will be attending the Study Club and spend the afternoon trying to get things done and turned in for credit. There is a dance this Friday. Refer to the flier that was sent home on Friday.
6th Grade Weekly Note
October 22, 2012
Due to the time given to the WKCE Test Mrs. Ernst and I have made some changes to next week. We will be flip-flopping some history and sciences times to create an equal time frame for all the students. Below is the general idea and we will be helping them with this change. Please make sure the kids are well rested and fed so that they can hit these tests out of the park!
WKCE Testing Schedule for 6th grade
1.Tuesday Reading Test (40min.) 9:00AM(No AM History Class)
2. Wednesday Reading (40min) 9:00AM (No PM History Class)
3. Thursday Math (55 min) 9:00AM (9th hour split of 20 min)
4. Tuesday Math (55min) 9:00AM (split block)
5. Thursday Math (5omin) 9:00AM (split block)
Reading: The Universe
Vocabulary: intrigued, celestial, orb, constellations, observatories, black hole, cosmic, quasars, nebula, aurora borealis, astronomers, galaxy, particles, collide, compact, collapse
Spelling List: Multisyllabic Words ~
possibility, linear, ridiculous, calculator, competitive, organization, individual, correspondent, optimistic, enthusiastic, satisfactory, simultaneously, encyclopedia, sophisticated, curiosity
Concepts: Main Idea and Details, Monitor and Clarify, Greek and Latin Roots, Regular and irregular Nouns
Kief 6th Grade
October 8, 2o12
Reading: Hachiko: A Loyal Dog
Amazing Words: dependable, notable, dedication, uncompromising, conscientious, salvation, substantial, salvation, advocate, symmetry, commitment
Concepts: Word: suffixes, fact and opinion, imagery, setting
Vocabulary: ruff, fixed, morsel, nudge, quietly, vigil, stooped, furious
country’s countries’ countries its
ours theirs hers library’s
libraries’ libraries niece’s nieces’
nieces crow’s crows witness’s
witnesses’ witnesses secretary’s secretaries’
communities, communities’, Chequamegon, April Fools’ Day
Pretest on Tuesday – get a 100% and don’t have to do post test on Friday!!
Progress Reports are due Oct. 9, 2012 and it is important that the kids are getting their daily work done and turned in for grading. Please check websites, parent portal and your child’s agenda if you have questions. Also, email or call if you have other concerns. We are keeping track of a lot of students and it is helpful if you work with us about your child so that things don’t get away from them.
WKCE Testing window is Oct. 23 – Nov. 23 this year. Rest and eating right will be especially important for the success on these tests.
Ann M. Kief firstname.lastname@example.org