Posted by: aoifelove | September 6, 2014

Great Start Sixth Graders!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

THANK YOU to all the parents who attended Orientation/Back to School Night.  It was lovely to meet and chat with all of you.  Your Sixth Grade children are settling nicely into their Middle School routine, with ease and enthusiasm.  It is fun getting to know my new students.  They all appear to have a great sense of humor, and enjoy a good laugh.  I feel very positive about this new school year.

THANK YOU also to those parents who provided the teachers with Starbucks coffee, and bagels and cream cheese on Tuesday morning.  It was very thoughtful of you.

This past week, the Sixth Graders started to read Skellig by David Almond, which they are enjoying.   This coming week, I will continue read fables to them, as we prepare for the first writing assignment, Write a Fable, which will be due on Wednesday, September 24.  This week, I will distribute the guidelines for this assignment, and I will discuss the assignment in great detail.  In addition to this, they will write about themselves in their journals.  They will also complete Lesson 1 of Wordly Wise in class.

In Chapter 1 of our history book, Ancient Civilizations, we started to read about early man as hunters and gatherers.  A history test will be assigned upon completion of this chapter.  Then, your children will have a week to study the definitions and questions for the test.  This coming week, your children will learn about taking notes in their history notebooks in preparation for their first history test (TBA).

The Sixth Graders will have their first drama class on Friday, September 12.  They will learn about expressing different emotions and gestures, using their faces, hands, and legs.  They will also make up skits, which are usually hilarious.  They will receive their scripts for A Christmas Carol at the end of September.

The Sixth Graders also started Chapter 1 of their Religion book, We Believe.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling and vocabulary of Lesson 1 in Wordly Wise for Wednesday, September 9.

If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.  ~ George S. Patton

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and have a GRAND week ahead.


Miss Susan