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Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Craft Fair, Grandfriends Day and our Veterans Day tribute.  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of November 11:

Religion - We did not study from the book this week, instead we made Veterans Day cards during religion.  That being said the focus this week will again be to explain that the Blessed Trinity is the mystery of the loving relationship of One God in Three Divine Persons.

Math - We will begin a new chapter.  This week we will be learning about how to write and interpret ratios.

Social Studies - We have been exploring who different groups viewed The War of 1812.  We will continue this week and at the end of  the week we will make Venn diagrams comparing the groups.

Language Arts - The students will start new literacy groups this week. This will be groups based on choice.  The students will hear their choices and learn their new group on Tuesday.

Grammar -*Personal Pronouns pp. 338-339 Ex:1 (1-5), Ex:2 (1-8) Practice Power

Science -   The students will be working in teams to create a Sale Brochure on coal and why their coal is the best one to use.  They will be researching the different grades of coal.  At the end the students will be presenting the brochure.

Other Reminders:

* There will be no school on Monday in honor of Veterans Day

* Picture retake day is on Tuesday, please have your child dress in dress uniform if they are having their picture taken for retakes.

* Parent Teacher Conferences start on Thursday and finish next Wednesday.  Please sign-up using Mrs. Reynolds sign-up genius link if you have not already done so.  Report Cards will be handed out during conferences.

* Mystery book reports and alternate endings are due on Friday.

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of November 4:

Religion - This week we will work to explore how the Blessed Trinity is the mystery of the loving relationship of the One God in Three Divine Persons.

Math - We have come to the end of chapter 2 and will be having a chapter test on Wednesday.  I have encouraged the students to use the two quizzes from this chapter as a study guide for the chapter test.

Social Studies - We will explore the different perspectives of the War of 1812.  We will look at the war from the perspective of Great Britain, the United States, the Native Americans, and the British colonies in Canada.

Language Arts - Students will be finishing the current novels they have been reading in literacy.

Science - 10.1 What are Fossils?   TEST Nov 8th

 

Objectives:

  • Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed
  • Recognize different types of fossils

Vocabulary:

  • Fossil
  • Cast
  • Mold
  • Fossil fuels

Other Reminders:

* Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 - 2.

* Intramural basketball starts on Wednesday for those interested.

* Drama Club on Monday.

* Science Club on Tuesday this week.

* No school next Monday the 11th in honor of Veterans' Day.

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 28:
Religion - The students in grades 5 - 8 have been researching saints.  They will be presenting their research on Friday, some during morning chapel and others during Friday Family Meeting.  Their completed research will need to be handed in on Wednesday so some will need to work on them at home.
Math - We are coming to the end of our chapter on multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.  There will be a quiz on sections 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7  on Wednesday.  There will be a chapter test on all of chapter 2 next Wednesday, November 6.
Social Studies - The students had fun this week writing descriptive paragraph of animals seen by Lewis and Clark.  They then had to give their paragraph to a classmate to draw the animal based on the paragraph.  They then compared their drawing to an actual picture of the animal.  This week we will be reading about The War of 1812.
Science -

9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified? Test Wednesday Oct 30

Objectives:

  • Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks

  • Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks

  • Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.

Vocabulary:

  • Rock

  • Igneous rock

  • Metamorphic rock

  • Sedimentary rock

10.1 What are Fossils?

Objectives:

  • Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed

  • Recognize different types of fossils

Vocabulary:

  • Fossil

  • Cast

  • Mold

  • Fossil fuels

Other reminders:
* Our craft fair is this Saturday We are in need of cake donations for our cake walk. Cakes may be baked or store bought and need to be brought to school on Friday.
Have a great week!

 

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 21:

Religion - The students in grades 5 - 8 will be preparing for All Saints Day on November 1.  They will each choose a saint to research.  Along with their research they will need to create an illustration of their saint using a human outline.

Math - We will continue to work on dividing decimals.  There will be a quiz on Lessons 2.3 - 2.7 next Wednesday, the 30.

Social Studies - We will explore the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The students will take a closer look at some of the animals Lewis and Clark observed during their expedition.  In geography will continue to locate cities using latitude and longitude coordinates.

Science - 9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified?

Objectives:

  • Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks
  • Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks
  • Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.

Vocabulary:

  • Rock
  • Igneous rock
  • Metamorphic rock
  • Sedimentary rock

Language Arts - (Grammar-Monday& Writing-Friday)

5th & 6th Writing : Students will go back
and correct first draft again, ask a
peer to check it and type the final
paper and hand it in by Oct. 28
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6th Grade:
* Chapter 2: Personal Pronouns
pp. 338-339 HMWK: Exercise 1
(1-5), Exercise 2 (1-8), Practice
Power- Due on Oct. 25

Other reminders:

* We will be having a book character parade during Friday Family Meeting.  Details came out with this week's whole school newsletter.

*  We will once again have a Cake Walk for the Craft Fair.  I know some students will be having their own tables, but we still need helpers for our school/class table.  We are also looking for donations of either store bought or home baked cakes.  The cakes should be brought to school on Friday, November 1.  A Sign-Up Genius for Mrs. Reynolds went out last week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 14th:
Math - We will be working on multiplying decimals and reviewing division.
Religion - We will learn that God reveals his truth to us through Scripture and Tradition and that Scripture and Tradition can guide us in knowing how to live.
Social Studies - We will continue our study of latitude and longitude.  In American History we will further explore the Lewis and Clark expedition.  The students learned about Christopher Columbus this week.  They worked on answering questions using an except from Columbus's diary, they also worked on writing a paragraph giving reasons why they think Columbus is either a hero or a villain.  Some class time was given and the students have been instructed to finish anything they did not finish in class for homework due Wednesday.
Language Arts - The students were giving their second book report assignment today.  They are to choose a mystery book.  The book must be brought in to me by Friday for approval.  Please make sure your child has returned the book they borrowed from me for the last book report.     6th Grade:
*Assessment on Friday, October 18
Chapter on Nouns: Language
Voyage textbook can be used to
review and study Chapter 1:
Singular & Plural Nouns, Possessive
Nouns, Nouns as subject and
subject complements
Science - Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals? Quiz Wednesday Oct 16
Objectives
 Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
 Identify the physical properties of minerals
 Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties
Students will be getting a project sheet on minerals today Oct. 11 th
with the directions for the project. It is due Wednesday, October 23 rd .
Lesson 9.2 What are Properties of Minerals?
It is a digital lesson.
Other reminders:* No school on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.* Our annual craft fair is coming up on November 2.
Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 7:

Math - We will be studying dividing mixed numbers.  We will have a quiz on lessons 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 on Friday.

Social Studies - In geography we will continue with latitude and longitude.  In American History we will look at how Thomas Jefferson expanded the US westward.  We will also take a look at how Christopher Columbus can be viewed as both a hero and a villain.

Religion - We will be finishing chapter 1 in our religion book.  The chapter focused on how God makes himself known to us.

Science - Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle

Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?

Objectives

  • Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
  • Identify the physical properties of minerals
  • Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties

Other reminders:

* Daniel Boone picture books are due on Monday.

* Book reports are due on Friday.  The directions were handed out but can also be found on our class website.

* No school on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Have a great week!

 

Good Afternoon,

The students did a great job with the dramatization of the life of Catherine McAuley this afternoon during our Mercy Day celebration!

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 30:

Social Studies  - We will explore the reasons why Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase as well as learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition.  In geography we will continue to review lines of latitude and longitude.  Completed Daniel Boone picture books will be due no later than Monday, October 7.

Math - We will find products involving fractions and mixed numbers and compute quotients of fractions and solve problems involving division of fractions.

Religion - We will learn that God created us to know him and reveals who he is and that, Jesus Christ is the fullness of God's Revelation.

Science - Lesson 8.4 How do Plates Move is a digital lesson.

Thursday, October 3rd will be a Unit 8 Test.  This is an open book but the students should still be studying.

 Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle

Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?

Objectives

  • Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
  • Identify the physical properties of minerals
  • Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties

Other Reminders:

* Picture Day is Monday, September 30, remember to wear dress uniforms and bring in picture order forms.

* Audition for "Alice in Wonderland" will be Monday, September 30 from 2:30 - 4:00.

* No school on Friday, October 4 for a teacher workshop day.

* Book reports are due Friday, October 11.

Have a great week!

Good Afternoon Sixth Grade Parents,

We have made it through our first full week of school! Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 16:

Religion:  We will start preparing for our Mercy Day celebration which will be on Friday, September 27 at 1:45.  We will be preparing to present the history of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

Math: We have been studying exponents, order of operations and prime factorization.  This week we will be finishing chapter 1 with greatest common factors and least common multiples.  One thing I forgot to put on the supply list was a graph paper notebook for math.  The books last year were consumable so I forgot to add it for this year,  so if your child could bring in a graph paper notebook I would appreciate it.

Science: 6th Grade Science Fusion

Sept 3-13 Quiz on Friday September 13th

The students started to learn how to write a lab report.  The students started the Science book.  Unit 8 Lesson 1 How Do Weathering and Erosion Shape the Earth’s Surface?

Objectives:

  • Explain what is weathering and how does it change rock
  • Explain how erosion and deposition change the Earth’s surface
  • Describe how landforms can change over time]\contrast physical weathering and erosion

Social Studies: We have been studying early Westward Expansion.  We will continue that study with a further look at Daniel Boone.

Literacy: We have begun literacy groups.  These groups will focus on reading, grammar and writing.  The students have chosen their first book report book and were given the instructions today.  The book report is due October 11.

Other Reminders:

*  Band with Mr. Jenkins meets on Tuesdays, make sure your child returns a permission slip if they want to participate.

*  Running Club will start on Wednesday after school.  Again, please make sure your child has returned a permission slip to participate.

Have a great week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,
I hope everyone had a great summer.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with my sixth graders!  Although my homeroom grade level has changed my classroom has not, so students will still report to the same classroom on the first day of school.  We are excited to have 7th and 8th graders joining us on the third floor this year!
Mrs. Reynolds has moved upstairs to the Science Lab and will be teaching 5th grade homeroom as well as science for the upper grades.  The 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be with me in the mornings for homeroom/religion.  I will be teaching Social Studies to the upper grades.  Your students will have me for math.  We will be continuing with Literacy Blocks this year with the 3 - 6 grades.
I am looking forward to another school year with your children!  The first day of school will be the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3 and it will be a full day with dismissal at 2:30.
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Homework for the week of 11/11/19
Math - Cumulative Practice worksheet due 11/13/19                             p. 112 problems 1 - 16 due 11/14/19                                           p. 113 problems 17 - 42 due 11/15/19                                                                                                                                     Grammar - Personal Pronouns p. 338 - 339 exercise 1, 2 and Practice Power
Book Report - mystery book report and alternative ending due 11/15/19

 

 

 

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October Book Report

 

Due Date:  Friday, November 15, 2019

 

This month’s book report book will be to choose a mystery.  You must show Mrs. True your book no later than Friday, October 18, 2019 for approval. Your book report will made up of two parts, a written report and a project.

 

Written Report

 

Your report must have an illustrated cover with the title of the book, your name, and the due date.  The next page will be a title page including the title, author, illustrator (if there is one), publisher, copyright date, your name, and due date.  The written report must begin with a paragraph describing the main characters of the book.  Then a paragraph describing the setting.  The body of your report will include several paragraphs summarizing the story.  Your report must conclude with a one paragraph critique of the book.  Your written report should be 2 – 3 pages in length.  The report should be double spaced, size 12 font.

 

Illustrated Cover 10 Points
Title Page 5 Points
Description of Main Characters 5 Points
Description of Setting 5 Points
Summary of the Story 20 Points
Critique 5 Points

 

 

Write a new ending

 

This month you will write a new ending to your mystery book.  Think about how the book ended.  If you could go back to the point in the book before the mystery was solved and rewrite the ending, what would happen?  How would things have turned out differently?  Find a part of the book that you will use as a starting point.  Write the page number of your starting point.  The first part of your rewrite should briefly explain what has occurred in the story up to where your rewrite starts.  Your rewrite should be at least one page in length.  It should also be double spaced and size 12 font.

 

Does your ending make sense? 20 Points
Is your rewrite thoughtful and interesting? 20 Points
Correct spelling, punctuation and grammar 10 Point

 

 

Remember:

 

*  Check your spelling!

*  Check your grammar!

*  Neatness counts!

*  Enjoy the book!