Welcome to Report Card Week!! I am so excited to see all of my parents to discuss your child's progress so far! All of the 6th grade students have made so much progress during the First Marking Period. I can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for each and every one of them!! Report Card Conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 1:30-5:30 PM.
Here are the lessons for this week:
Language Arts-Week of November 13, 2017:
In Reading, students will begin to read a variety of non-fiction articles and texts. They will begin the book, The Great Fire. This book is about the great Chicago fire that took place in 1871. It was one of the most colossal disasters in American history. This week students will also wrap up their fiction "Book Clubs" as they begin to prepare to form non-fiction "Book Clubs". In these newly formed "Book Clubs", student will read articles about events in history that they are interested in.
In Writing, students will begin to discuss Expository writing. Students will learn about non-fiction text features and how they can include these features in their writing. Students will also learn why authors write non-fiction. They will choose an event in history that they are interested in to start researching about. These topics will include, but not limited to: World War I or II, the Holocaust, the Cold War, the Civil War, the American Revolution, Civil Rights Movement, the Titanic, etc.
Homework for this week:
- Daily Reading Log
- Students will answer a different question each day (Monday-Character's Speech, Tuesday-Character's Thoughts, Wednesday-Character's Actions, AND Thursday-Summary)
- Parents must sign one time on the back of the paper.
- Homework is due: Friday, November 17, 2017
In Other News:
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Early Dismissal (12:50 PM)
- Report Card Conferences (1:30 - 5:30 PM)
6TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!