6th Grade News 9/8/23

6th


Important Dates and Info:

School picture day is approaching! The oldest child of each family received a paper copy of this form, but we’re also attaching it here as a PDF. Please let us know if you have any questions.

  • 9/12 Parent Night  5:00
  • 9/22 Early Dismissal
  • 9/27Middle Scool Picture Day
  • English w/ Mrs. McFadden & Ms. G. – We began our unit on “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” this week. We are learning about 12 of the more famous Greek gods and Goddesses while comparing modern-day hero traits vs. ancient Greek hero traits. We are so pleased with the way the kids are engaging with this book! We have had several students say that they don’t enjoy reading, but that they like this book. They each have a reading calendar to keep track of which chapters they should be reading each night. They will have comprehension questions or written assignments daily to accompany their chapters. 
  • Foundations of Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray – In math class this week, we reviewed addition and subtraction with decimals, as well as reading and writing in word form numbers with decimals.  Friday, we had place-value activities with Skittles and dice. 
  • Deep Dive w/ Mr. K and Mr. Rouse – Students watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and learned about the various effects of social media on the world. They learned about how data is being transferred and used. 
  • Music w/Mrs. Chelsey – This week the students presented their “Soundtrack of My Life” songs, and it was great hearing the songs they chose and why!
  • Art w/Mr. K – Welcome back! We did some drawing exercises in art to get back into a creative flow and dust the cobwebs out of their minds. This semester, we will be focusing on 2D work using a variety of mediums. Would the fabulous parents of middle school be able to pick up a sketchbook 5×7 or bigger for their child? Thanks, and have a great weekend!
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – We played a game of “what am I?” Students had a type of fruit or vegetable on their back. They had to ask yes or no questions to determine what they were. Then, they were instructed to sort themselves into fruits and vegetables. Many “vegetables” were surprised to learn they are scientifically fruits. The activity introduced the students to our topic this trimester, horticulture.