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I can't believe it will be October this week!  Here is what is happening in the sixth grade the week of September 28:
Religion - We will be completing chapter two on the creation stories.
Social Studies - This week we will continue our study of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The students were each assigned an animal Lewis and Clark observed on their journey.  They are to type a one 6 - 10 sentence paragraph describing the animal and include a picture of the animal from the internet.  This is due on Tuesday,  the students will then draw the animals based on classmates descriptions.  We will also take a closer look at Sacagawea's role in the expedition.
Math - We will conclude our first chapter with a chapter test on Wednesday.  We will then begin chapter two which will explore fractions and decimals.
Language Arts - We will be having our Giver test on Tuesday so in the meantime we  have been discussing chapters 18-23 in the book (the test will be on these chapters only). I have gone over vocab as well as assessments that should help them study. Today we will be starting a poster on our ideal Utopia!

For our writing and grammar portion we will continue with sensory writing and they will be given a short writing assignment describing a favorite place. This week we studied what makes a good description and writing a description, and sensory language as well as similes and metaphors. Next week misused words, thesaurus and oral descriptions. Next week we will continue with grammar with count and noncount nouns and concrete and abstract.
Science - Unit 1 Lesson 4

Levels of Cellular Organization

Objective: The student should be able to describe the different levels of organization in living things

Other Reminders and Announcements:
*  The student will complete NWEA assessments in math and reading on Monday and Tuesday this week.


We made it through our first full week of school!  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 21.
Religion - We will be exploring the creation story.
Social Studies - This week we will take a close look at Lewis and Clark, the land they explored and what they saw during their expedition.
Math - This week we will explore Least Common Multiples.  We will also review lessons 1.3 - 1.5.  There will be a quiz on these lessons on Friday.
Language Arts - We have had a busy week with an assessment of the Giver chapters 8-10.  They were given a list of vocabulary they did well with.  We have had a lot of in depth discussions especially now that we know that Jonas is the Receiver of Memory and we have been introduced to the Giver.  "What if we weren't able to choose? Would it be safer like they say it is in their community? do you agree or disagree?" "How would it feel if you were told you could lie, and it would be ok to lie, for the first time in your lives?" "How would it feel if you were Jonas and you had to keep it a secret- all of these wonderful, amazing, and painful memories?"
Students have handed in their rough drafts which I am in the process of proofreading.
Next week we will start with more grammar (Nouns and proper nouns) and introducing Chapter 3 in their Voyages book -Descriptions.
Science - On Friday 9/18 the students will  have the quiz for unit 1 lesson 2.This coming week the  students will be studying the Cell Structure and Function.
Objective:By the end of this lesson the student will be able to compare the structure and function of cell parts in both plant and Animal cells.
Other Reminders:
* Hot lunch forms for October are due on Monday.

* Ice Cream will be on sale during lunch on Monday for $1.

* Remember to call Mrs. Maureen in the office if your child will be absent between 7:30 and 8:00.


Hello Sixth Grade Parents,

I was nice to see many of you last night at our Parent Orientation Night!  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 14:
Religion - We will be finishing our first chapter on God's Revelation.
Math - We will have a quiz on Lessons 1.1 (Powers and Exponents) and 1.2 (Order of Operations) on Tuesday.  We will then complete Lessons 1.3 (Prime Factorization) and 1.4 (Greatest Common Factor).
Social Studies - We will take a closer look at the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson's reasons for purchasing the land and how it affected the United States.  We will also explore the US Constitution on Thursday, which is Constitution Day.
Science - The students continue to study and learn about the cell.  Unit 1 Lesson 2 the students are learning about The Chemistry of Life.
Objective: Be able to discuss the chemical makeup of living things.
Vocabulary Words: atom             Carbohydrate molecule nucleic acid lipid               phospholipid protein
Language Arts - The 6th graders have been busy reading the Giver both in class and at home for homework.  We have been discussing the Community in which the main character Jonas lives, and have been doing some writing prompts such as what job do you think the elders would give to you?  What are your skills? It really got them thinking! I loved hearing their answers and they have been reading them aloud in class- I'm so happy that everyone is very willing to share their writing.  In addition we have been discussing the writing process especially with personal narratives.  We have been brainstorming their ideas with a writing web and a sensory detail worksheet etc. They have started their personal narratives and will continue to be writing these.  What a wonderful group of kids!
Other reminders:
* Drama Club will start after school on Monday for those students interested.  We will be performing the Life of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy.  A flyer went home last night for all after school activities.  Please contact Mrs. Maureen if you need one.
*  Spanish and Technology will begin this week.
*  I have included the letter that I usually hand out at Parent Orientation Night to this email  Given the current pandemic I thought sending it electronically would be better this year.
Have a great week!
We had a great first week!  The students did a great job with the new routines.  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 7:
Math - We will be exploring powers, exponents and order of operations.
Language Arts with Mrs. Long - We have started reading The Giver by Lois Lowry... one of my favorite science fiction novels while giving them writing prompts that have to do with the community that Jonas, the main character lives in.
We have learned about personal narratives and have started talking about our ideas for personal narratives and by now, should have an idea ready to go for Tuesday.  We will be writing them in class on Tuesday morning.  I have already heard of some fantastic ideas ready to go, and they will eventually be reading them orally in front of the class.
Science with Mrs. Reynolds - The class has a quiz Thursday on Unit 1 Lesson 1.
Social Studies - We will learn more about Daniel Boone and explore how the Louisiana Purchase changed the United States.
Other Reminders:
* There will be no school on Monday in observance of Labor Day.
* Hot Lunch starts this week for those who have ordered.
* In addition to physical education we will start art and music this week.
* We will have a parent orientation night on Thursday, September 10.  Due to the pandemic  we need to have staggered times for orientation.  Parents in grades 5 - 8 will meet in the Recital Hall on the third floor at 6:30 pm for a brief meeting and will then move to the classrooms.
Welcome to Sixth Grade!
I hope you had a great summer!  I am looking forward to being back in the school building!  I will be the sixth grade homeroom teacher, but your child will have 3 teachers total.  I will be teaching them religion, math and social studies.  Mrs. Reynolds will be teaching them science.  Our new third floor teacher, Mrs. Long, will be teaching them language arts.  The students will remain in the classroom and the teachers will be changing rooms.  I know these are still uncertain times, but we will make the best of it!  Lots of time and effort have been put into developing protocols to keep everyone safe.  Each Friday you will receive a "True's News" email from me letting you know what is coming up the following week.  This email is also posted on our class website.  Here are a few reminders about the first few days of school.


Drop off is between 7:30 and 8:00 at the Elm St entrance where students will have a screening and a temperature checksent , they will then be sent directly to the classroom for a second temperature check by me.
The classroom supply list is on the school website, but don't stress if they don't come to school with everything on the list the first day.
Students will have Health/Physical Education the first week of school (Ours days are Thursday and Friday) and all other specials will resume the 2nd and 3rd weeks. I will go over their schedules on the first day.
Masks must be worn into the building and any time a student is not sitting at their individual space.
Snack and lunch will be in the classroom, so please no nut products.  Lunch order forms are due by Tuesday.  If you have not already done so, please return your child's paperwork for the start of school.
There will be no school on Friday, September 4 and Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
I look forward to a great school year!
Homework for the week of 9/28/2020

Please cover all textbooks

Math -

chapter 1 test on 9/30/2020

p. 50 problems 2 - 32 even due 10/2/2020

Social Studies -

Lewis and Clark animal paragraph due 9/29/2020

closed book clipart: salmon slightly open book

Book Report - Instructions will be given soon!