May 23, 2016

Dear 6th Grade Parents,

Here is a look at our week:

In Spelling, we are working on words with the roots -rupt- and -ject-.   Students should be learning/practicing this week’s words on Spelling City.  A link to the lesson is located on our Sixth Grade webpage.  Please make sure your child reviews the words Wednesday night to prepare for Thursday’s test.  In Grammar, students will be taking a final quiz on Fundamentals in the Sentence Writing Strategy.

This week in Math, students will take the End-of-the-Course Test.  We will begin taking it on Wednesday and finish up on Thursday.

In History, we will focus on current events as well as do some creative writing on history topics.

In Literature, students will finish their literature circle novel in a genre of their choice.  Students are to stay with their group’s pacing and not read ahead.  Please remind and encourage your child to keep reading!  Scholastic Reading Points will be an assignment toward the English-Language Arts grade.  Students must bring me the book they would like to take a test on and check in with me before taking a Scholastic Reading Quiz.  SRC points that students have earned so far have now been entered into the grade book.  Students still have until this Thursday, May 26th, to earn their 50 points toward their grade. 

During Writing, students will be sharing the poetry they published last week with the class.

For Science, I would just like to thank you all for participating with your child in the “Firewise in the Classroom” program.

A few announcements:

Our last Scholastic Book Fair of the year is taking place this Monday through Thursday, before school, during lunch, and after school, in the Gym.

The Detention Free BBQ is tomorrow.  Congratulations to those students who made it all year without one!

We will wrap up Teach-the-Teacher this week with William and Beth.  Thank you Tanner for teaching me how to do a 180 on a scooter!

Today was our last day of MAP testingJ  If your child has been absent on a testing day, makeups will be done by this Thursday.

There is no school this Friday, May 27th, and next Monday, May 30th.  Enjoy your Memorial Day!

The SRC Field Trip to the waterslides is next Tuesday, May 31st.  If your child earned 150 points and received a permission slip, it is due tomorrow.  If you plan to join and are able to drive students in our class, please make sure to mark that on the slip.

The Third Trimester Awards Assembly is next Wednesday, June 1st, at 8:30 in the Gym.

The last day of school is next Thursday, June 2nd.  Don’t forget, parents are welcome to join us at the family BBQ! 

Again, please feel free to contact me any time by email at or by phone 257-2338 (school).

Amy Phillips