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REMEMBER--

ALL parent drivers for school activities need a copy of their driver's license and insurance on file in the office.

ALSO, ALL medication needs to be sent to school in the original packaging to be dispensed in the office.  That includes Tylenol, Advil, and even cough drops.  The office will no longer dispense anything unless a parent sent it in.

BUDDIES--6th graders team up with the 4 year old preschool class each week for 'Buddies.'  This gives the 6th graders an opportunity to grow in leadership and responsibility for a few minutes.  Sometimes 6th graders help with reading books to the 4 yr. olds, sometimes they help them learn their letter of the week, and sometimes it's just fun and games.  

 
Week of August 13
6th Grade Math with Mrs. McKinney

 We will be discussing estimating with whole numbers, division with whole numbers and the use of exponents.

Reading

READNQUIZ--

Students will get to read as many books as they want and take quizzes whenever they are ready to earn points for a prize.  Their goal is 60 points for an "A" for a reading grade each quarter.   If a student earns more than 60 points, he/she can receive a treat like a candy bar or a small bag of chips.If they reach 240 points by the end of the year, then he/she will have an ice cream party.

Students are NOT ALLOWED to read books that they have read before.  I will keep track in school of books and points.
Deadline for 1st quarter points is Oct. 1

Each week a student presents a Poem of the Week.  The poem should be written by a famous published author.  The student will stand in the front of the room and read the poem.  There is a calendar hanging in classroom that shows dates for the presentations.  Students have no reason not to know when he/she presents.

In class this week we will read "Stray."  Students will study plot. There will be comprehension questions to answer and those will be due on Thursday. There will be a test on Friday, August 17.

Spelling

 I will pass out the spelling word list on Monday, Aug. 13 and a couple of worksheets will be passed out.  The WS need to be completed in cursive by Wednesday August 15.  We will then have a spelling test on Friday, August 17. The students must write the words in cursive unless I give them other directions.  We will be using words from lesson 1.   We will then use the same words the week of August 20 for more practice on usage.  There will NOT be a spelling test that week.

PLEASE SAVE ALL WORD LISTS from week to week because there will be review activities every few weeks and students need to have old lists.  

 

 

English

Students have their own copies of the Jingles and the Reference pages.  They are expected to keep these pages handy and in proper working condition for the year as we do not have textbooks for English.

We will learn some jingles to help us remember the parts of speech and what they do.  We will also learn to classify sentences and give a job to each word in the sentence.  

Religion

We are praying the rosary each week so make sure your child has a rosary. If your child does not have a rosary, he/ she will not get participation points.  

We will begin learning about how we grow in faith in chapter 1.  The FIRST TEST will be on August 20 or 21.  More info to come. I will give students a study guide to study from.

Social Studies

We will begin the year with some geography and world trivia.  

Students will begin work in the text in chapter 4 which focuses on the geography of the United States and Canada.

Science

Students will begin with a stem challenge activity to create a cupholder with simple materials.

We will then begin in the test with the nature of scientific inquiry and engineering.

7th Grade Math with Mrs. Stirn

We will begin working in Chapter 1 - Algebraic Reasoning. The students will use the order of operations to simplify numerical expressions, identify properties and evaluate algebraic expressions.


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765-647-4961


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