Sixth Grade | Kimberly
Welcome to the KMS 6th Grade Weekly Update!
What is this class called 6th Grade English? English involves many things from reading to writing. Each student has completed a STAR test (this week) and AR goals have been set. The goals will seem smaller than last year, but remember that 6th graders are learning new things every day. Each teacher usually has some sort of homework and now 6th graders have at least 6 different teachers. The adjustments of a new school, new teachers, and all that comes with Middle School can be overwhelming. So, please consider this, when goals have been set. AR goals are 25% of his or her grade at the end of each quarter. Each student has been to the library and needs to read 30 minutes every night. Journals are used almost every day and supplement our writing program. I will have them available for you to view during conferences in November. Student’s do need to bring a book to each class and are expected to read 30 minutes every night. Different genres will be covered over the year. This first quarter is a genre of the student’s choice.
We will be having a vocabulary quiz this Friday on the basic Elements of Literature. Each student will have notes to study.
The introduction of the book Wonder will be presented today and we will begin reading with an audio in class. The book covers acceptance and kindness to all. Each student will take an AR quiz on the book when completed (possible points 11).
Handwriting will often take place for approximately 5 minutes throughout each week. I feel that it is important for the student’s to be able to read and write in cursive.
This week in Math we are continuing on with Ratios and are now introducing Unit Rate! Students will apply this understanding to real world applications by comparing items in a grocery store and seeing which is the better buy! Who doesn’t want to save money, right? We will also be going over last week’s quiz. Ask your child whether he/she is a Padawan, Jedi Knight, or Jedi Master over ratios!
*Our Unit Test will be next Wednesday, September 27. (Just wanted to get you an early notice)
Mrs. Ryan Martin
We are diving into the science content this week with a pretest on the metric system and science process. We will be focusing on the metric system over the next few weeks including what the basic units are, how to use the tools to measure in the laboratory and converting between different metric measurements. Thank you so much for reviewing and signing the lab safety contract we are at almost 100% return only a couple are unsigned .
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Students received a study guide on Monday 9/18 to help them study for a quiz that will be on Friday 9/22. Please feel free to review with them. There city project is also due Tuesday 9/19.
This week in STEM we are warming up our engineering prowess with our first real building project. We have been studying and learning how to classify levers. Then we will begin building a catapult from a mousetrap on Tuesday! The students will practice following the engineering design process and some of my students will have the opportunity to work with a high school Engineering class to improve their design and hopefully make their catapults even more effective!
Parents: in preparation for another project a bit down the road, could you send your child with a large cereal box sometime in the next 2 weeks?? Thanks in advance!!
9/19 Volleyball (white) @ Home vs Jerome
9/20 XCountry @ Wendell - athletes need to be excused at 2:00
9/20 Sports Pictures
9/20 Team Leader meeting @ 7:30 am in the office
9/21 Volleyball (red) @ Filer - athletes need to be excused at 2:30
9/21 Volleyball (white) @ Home
9/21 Football @ Home vs O'Leary
Don’t forget about Success!
This is an after school program that allows students to work on homework, catch-up on missing work, and much more!
This is every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3:05 – 4:05 in room 601.