6-Ms. Gavit’s 6th Grade Class Message

From: "6-Ms. Gavit’s 6th Grade Class " <marthagavit@msdlt.k12.in.us>
Subject: 6-Ms. Gavit’s 6th Grade Class Message
Date: September 2nd 2016

Newsletter

Welcome to 6th grade.  We are off to a great start with a really good group. 

We started the year with a lot of work on building our Ubuntu spirit.  The students have worked in teams to complete tasks and solve problems all while building group skills and community.

I hope your child shared with you their Olympic project.  The students worked on research skills and making and supporting claims as they investigated “High Tech Olympics - Better Athletes or Better Technology” and “The Olympic Training Table.” 

Language Arts - Our focus right now is using annotation to help examine an author’s use of diction to develop a certain tone or style.  We are using A Wrinkle in Time as a mentor text.  The students are also required to read another book they have selected.  These books need to be complete by Sept. 23rd.

Our vocabulary study for this quarter is Wordly Wise.  You should see a list come home each Monday.  The students will take a vocabulary test each Friday. 

Our writing focus has been summaries. 

Math - We are mostly up and running with our new online math materials.  Your child can access the online materials through their Canvas account.  They should know how to do this. Until they can bring their Chromebooks home, I will have paper copies of work available as well.  Our focus in math has been computation on integers.  It is very important that your child has a good understanding of this skill. 

Social Studies - I hope your child has shared information with you about our study of Human Rights.  They have really enjoyed this unit.  They have participated in debates, rewritten stories, had a mock trial, as well as having lots of great discussion.  Next week they will begin a project that will showcase their knowledge for Back to School Night. 

Science - Next we will start a study on variables. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email.  I hope to see all of you at Back to School Night next week. 

Important Dates:

Back to School Night - Thursday, September 8th - 6:00 - 8:00

Mid-Term Reports - September 9th

Picture Day - September 28th



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