Posted by: aoifelove | October 9, 2015

Parent/Teacher Conferences!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents and Students,

Welcome to my blog via Sycamore!  I hope that you will enjoy our new system.

The Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Friday afternoon, October 16, and on Monday, October 26.  The “Sign-Up” sheets will be at the top of the stairs, on the right hand side, on Monday, October 12.  The conferences will be held in Room 218, and will take approximately fifteen minutes per student.  If you have two children in Middle School, please sign up for two slots.  Thank you!  We look forward to meeting with you.  The conferences will begin at 2:00p.m.

This past week, the Sixth Graders continued their reading of Skellig by David Almond.  In addition to this, they also read and analyzed narrative poetry with “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.  Then, they watched two videos of the poem, and compared and contrasted them.  We will read more narrative poems for several weeks, before I assign a narrative poem for homework.  The next writing assignment will be “Write a Spooky Story.” I will distribute and discuss the guidelines with them. This week, I will read several spooky stories aloud in class, as we approach Halloween, and in preparation for the next writing assignment.  Some Sixth Graders still need to turn in the rewrites of their “Fable.”

I am very happy to report that 70% of the Sixth Graders scored A+’s/A’s/ B’s on their first History Test.  I am so proud of them!  Great job, Sixth Graders!  We are finished reading Chapter 2 of the history book, which encompassed early agriculture, cities, civilizations, and the Maya civilization, in particular.  Next week, we will watch a history documentary, and prepare for the next History Test.  In addition to this, we will start Chapter 3.

Today, we had rehearsals for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  My Sixth Graders are starting to really enjoy the acting process.  We will continue to audition for our play, until all the characters are cast.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 5 in Wordly Wise/Thursday.
  • Complete all the exercises in Lesson 5 of Wordly Wise.
  • Rewrites of the fables and a colored  illustration are past due.
  • Write up the history definitions from Chapter 2 of Ancient Civilizations.

Education happens when hope exceeds expectation.  ~ Andy Hargreaves

Enjoy your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan