Sunday, August 18, 2019

WEEK OF AUGUST 19th - 23rd

CLASS UPDATE:
Room 20 had an awesome short week together getting to know one another. This week we hit the ground running!
In English Language Arts we started Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and we are doing an interactive journal to deepen our learning. Our spelling vocabulary comes from this book this week and the words will be posted on the blog tab above.
In Math we are taking the MAP test to establish differentiated math placement groups for school the year. (More to come about this at Back to School Night). In addition, we are starting Chapter 1 in math, which focuses on Number Sense.
In Geography we will start learning about the countries in Africa. 
Science Camp forms should be coming home by midweek.
See you at the Back to School Night next Thursday, August 29th.

"We will give our best effort today with a positive attitude!"




HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading/Writing-Finish Reading Chapter 1 in Hatchet + answer Chapter 1 Questions + After Chapter 1 activity
Math 1.1 Big Ideas Due Wednesday
Finish rough draft of "Math about me"
Study Spelling Vocabulary and learn meanings
iGrade-Have your parent create an acct and learn the password. I will send each of them an e-mail invite to first e-mail given on Tech Permission slip sent home last Wednesday.

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading/Writing-Finish Reading Chapter 2 in Hatchet + answer Chapter 2 Questions 
Math - Lesson 1.1 Big Ideas Due tomorrow (Submit on computer when finished)
Vocabulary-Study meanings of words from "bookmark"
Igrade: Check with parents if they created acct login and password. (Have them write down for student access) parents forget!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Reading-Finish Chapter 4 + Comprehension Sheet
Math - Finish 1.1 + Math Workbook p. 7-10/ 1.2 Due Friday
Work ahead if you wish
Vocabulary-Study Meanings of words

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Reading-Finish Chapter 6  Quiz tomorrow
Math - Finish 1.2 (Exponents/Powers)
Study DLR
Bring blank white shirt for Tye Dye (Science Camp)
Vocabulary-Study Meanings of words


Monday, August 12, 2019

BACK TO SCHOOL!


THE FOLLOWING IS A SUGGESTED LIST OF SUPPLIES FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR:

Hand pencil sharpener (with catch for shavings). 
Zippered Pencil Pouch (no pencil boxes please)
#2 Pencils 
Crayola Markers (Colored pencils will be provided) 
2 Blue ball-point pens for correcting mistakes
2 Red ball point pens for grading
Headphones/ear buds for to use with Chromebooks
Binder for keeping planner, assignments and important handouts
College Ruled Binder Paper
Low Odor Dry Erase Makers and a sock for White-boards during Math
1 old sock for erasing white board
2 College Ruled Marble Composition Notebooks (please no spirals, I have some extras that I can make available if you are not able to purchase these.)
Box of Kleenex to share 
Fine tip sharpie - very important for world maps 

Please Donate if you can...

The Basics
  • Essential Oils for Air Diffuser
  • Kleenex
  • Baby wipes for washing hands
  • Misc. prizes fun pencils / erasers (for the Sweet Store)
  • Jelly Bellies, Peanut M&Ms  (Brain Vitamins)Costco carries them
Other Needs
  • Checks written to RDMPA go to general fund... Class donations can be Amazon gift certificates, Teachers Pay Teachers (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com) for curriculum, STEM projects, etc., Palace Art, Staples


HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Parent Letter+Give to Parents
Writing-Fill Out Job Application-Jobs posted on side of blog
Have parents sign and return forms (After School, Emergency,
Tech Agreement/Email,
GET SCHOOL SUPPLIES BY MONDAY, August 19th
(Listed above)

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish 6th Grade Survey Packet
Emergency Form
Book Orders Due Friday, August 30th
Finish Filling out Email Forms

Thursday, June 6, 2019

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Dear parents and students,

Our learning journey comes to an end! Tomorrow is graduation at 8:30 a.m. It is advisable to get there early for good seats. Our 6th graders will be dressed for the occasion! No hats or shorts and boys will wear pants and a collared shirt. Girls can wear a dress, skirt or pants. Students will show up at the regular time to school and come to class.  We will line up in alphabetical order as a grade level and then we will let the commencement begin!
After the graduation and slide show the students will sign it out with their teacher and get their report cards.
It has been an amazing year and I  count myself blessed to have taught your child this year!
All the best,
Mr. Sweet

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 28th-31st

Homework Tuesday
Finish Reading Chapter 16 + 17
Math Finish L 6.3-6.5 (Due Friday)
Study Spelling Vocab Words
Science World Packet Due Friday
Science Newsela Due Friday: Wax Worm,
Fossil Bones, Spy on Sealife

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Through Chapter 23
Math Finish L 6.3-6.5 (Due Friday)
Science World Packet Due Friday
Science Newsela Due Friday: Wax Worm,
Fossil Bones, Spy on Sealife

Monday, May 20, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 20-24th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Chapter 3 + 4
Finish Packet
Science Newsela for Week:
Dark Matter
Shark Solar Tag
Self Repairing Shoes

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Chapter 6 + in Tuck Everlasting
Finish through p. 6 in packet
Finish 6.1 Math
Newsela Due Friday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Newsela
Science Packet Due Friday


Monday, May 13, 2019

May 13-17th

Dear Parents,
Thank you so much for all of the treats and gift cards last week! I truly felt appreciated!

This week is a busy one. Thursday will be the International Games followed by Open House at 6-7pm in the class. It is my hope that all of you can join us for your last Open House at Rio with your 6th grader. Rain is in the forecast as well to make things a little interesting. 

In addition, this Friday will be the big Jog-a-thon so, by all means, get some sponsors! I    have already challenged the class to run more laps that me...Think "tortoise and the hare".

Also, on Friday will be our last Geography test on South and Central America.

Spring has sprung...Family life, softball, junior high coming soon, field trips to Boardwalk, Beach and AHS, International Games. There is a lot happening in room 20.

Finally, a HUGE thank you goes out to Allison Fessenden, our super Room Parent. She volunteered to cover ALL of the Boardwalk passes for our class. 

Let me know if you have any questions in this busy time. 
See you this Thursday at 6pm!


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Read Science World-
Comp. Quiz on Friday
AR Optional
History-Finish Week 28
NO MATH! (Map Testing)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Study for MAP test (South America/Central)
Finish Week 28 History Rome
Work on Science World Packet (Due Friday)
OPEN HOUSE IS TOMORROW NIGHT at 6pm-7pm!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Study for South/Central America
Finish Science World Packet Due tomorrow
Study DLR

Monday, May 6, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 6-10th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Newselas + Quizzes:
Olympics x2, Alexa, Avengers
Due Friday
Math 4.3 Trapezoids Area
Field Trip tomorrow morning.
PRACTICE SPEECHES

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newselas + Quizzes:
Olympics x2, Alexa, Avengers
Due Friday
Math 4.4 Coordinate Plane Polygons
PRACTICE SPEECHES

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Newselas + Quizzes:
Olympics x2, Alexa, Avengers
Due Friday
PRACTICE SPEECHES
Field Trip Form need drivers!
Fill out Homework Survey on Google Class
Studies Weekly - Do Week 28 first two sections

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read Newselas + Quizzes:
Olympics x2, Alexa, Avengers
Due Friday
Study for Chapter Test 4
Field Trip Form need drivers!
Jogathon!
Studies Weekly - Do Week 28 first two sections

Monday, April 29, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 29 - MAY 3rd

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Chapter 33
Writing/Speech-Finish Argument
Slide Show
Field Trip form signed

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Anne of Green Packet through p. 67
Finish Slide Show (Argumentative Project)
Math L 4.1 - Area of Polygons
Field Trip form

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Anne Ch. 37 + p. 68 in packet
Math L 4.2 Area of Triangles
Finish Book Cover Argumentative Essay
Studies Weekly #22 Due Friday:

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Anne (Afterward)
Math finish Wkbk Pages 85-90
Studies Weekly #22 Due Friday:
Finish City State Project Due Friday
Bring White Sheet , if possible for Greek
Flags

Friday, April 26, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 29-May 3rd

Dear 6th Grade Families,
We are excited to start planning the 6th Grade Field Trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The scheduled date is Monday, June 3rd 10 am- 3:30 pm.
To help us better plan how many day-trip wristbands we will need, we will send home a questionnaire and more information within the next couple of days. Please help us by deciding if you will need a day pass for you and your child or if you are buying a year pass ahead of time.


Thank you!
6th Grade Team

CLASS UPDATE
Last Friday we finished up testing! This week we will wrap up Anne of Green Gables, our Argumentative Essays, and Greek Games/City State project. We start learning about South America and Central in Geography.




Monday, April 15, 2019

APRIL 15-19th

CLASS UPDATE
This week our class begins the SBAC Testing in English Language Arts. On Monday and Tuesday we will do the ELA portion and Wednesday - Friday we will do the ELA Writing Performance Task (Narrative, Informational, or Argumentative Writing)

As always, please make sure your child:


  • Gets a good night sleep
  • Gets to school on time
  • Gets a good breakfast each day.
HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Reading Ch. 26 + 27
+ p. 47-51 in packet
Finish Orders of Operation
Packet

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Study Week 21 Studies Weekly
Study Chapter 10 for Math Test