September 15th

Today we began presenting our book talks. We heard about a lot of interesting books! We also went to library orientation to check out new books. We will finish our book talk presentations on Monday and begin NWEA testing.

Have a great weekend!

Homework

  • 60 minutes of reading library book begins this week! Please finish your hour by Friday!
  • 60 minutes of MobyMax LANGUAGE  due Friday before school!
    • Check your minutes by going to the Student Progress tab —> click on the Timer —> Press the WHITE ARROW until you find the Language column….if you did your 60 minutes on separate days, add up the dates from September 8th-14th
    • Students that were having trouble with their minutes not showing up should have that problem solved today! Please email me if you are still having issues with that!

September 14th

We created a Book Wish list today where we explored some awesome books from my classroom library and shared the description in small groups. If students were interested in a new book, they added it to their “Wish List” for future reference. We then got some choice time for MobyMax and/or silent reading.  Tomorrow we will present our Summer Book Collages so don’t forget to come prepared!

Our first 60 minutes of MobyMax – Language is due by 11:59 pm!

Homework

  • Summer Book Collage & 3 index cards (new students do not turn these in) due TOMORROW
    • All students know the requirements for their Summer learning! We talked about this ALL LAST WEEK AND THIS WEEK! We even talked about it in class today!
  • 60 minutes of MobyMax LANGUAGE  due TONIGHT (by 11:59 pm – new round will start tomorrow!)
    • This isn’t the summer learning minutes, this is assigned weekly homework! Make sure you get this done in time!
    • Check your minutes by going to the Student Progress tab —> click on the Timer —> Press the WHITE ARROW until you find the Language column….if you did your 60 minutes on separate days, add up the dates from September 8th-14th

September 13th

Today we finished our About Me acrostic poems and created our writing portfolios. We also signed up for my iLearn site and Quizlet pages. We ended class with discussing the Daily 5 choice of “Read to Self” – BRING A READING BOOK TOMORROW!!! If you don’t have one you may borrow from my class library.

Homework

  • Summer Book Collage & index cards (new students do not turn these in) due FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
    • This information was sent home with the students at the end of 5th grade, please see my June 19th post for more information on what students have due by Friday
  • 60 minutes of MobyMax LANGUAGE  due by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th (before school begins!)
    • This isn’t the summer learning minutes, this is assigned weekly homework! Make sure you get this done in time!

 

Open house is tonight from 6-7:30 pm! Please be advised that each grade level has their own Open House schedule to follow.

The sixth grade Open House schedule is as follows:

6:00 – 6:15        Block 1                             

6:19 – 6:34         Block 2                             

6:38 – 6:43         Block 3                            

6:47 – 7:02         Open Block                                         

7:10 – 7:18        “A” Day Elective           

7:22 – 7:30         “B” Day Elective          

Your student should have filled out a paper with their personal schedule in their first block today. If they do not have one to give you, they should have their schedule taped into their planner so you can take a photo of it and bring that with you!  We are trying to be equitable with the times and room numbers. The “Open Block” is for visiting either Mr. Peterson or Mrs. Jones because they split their science and social studies days.

See you tonight!

 

September 12th

Today we worked on About Me acrostic poems (which we started yesterday) and built our Daily 5/CAFE board. We will continue our technology sign up tomorrow and go through how to properly check our MobyMax minutes so we can all get our homework in on time! Students will be given some time to work on MobyMax in class tomorrow and Thursday, please expect your student to complete about 30 minutes of MobyMax at home this week – due Friday!

Homework

  • Acrostic Poem final copy – if not finished today in class!!! – DUE TOMORROW
  • Summer Book Collage & index cards (new students do not turn these in) due FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
    • This information was sent home with the students at the end of 5th grade, please see my June 19th post for more information on what students have due by Friday
  • 60 minutes of MobyMax LANGUAGE  due by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th

September 8th

We had quite a busy day today!  We started out with a 6th grade welcome assembly where we were acclimated with school-wide policies and expectations. We then went to all 3 blocks in the morning where we signed up for the technology we are going to use in each classroom. For my class we signed up for my Google Classroom, Read Theory, and were assigned our first round of MobyMax minutes. To get the students used to MobyMax homework, they will be given time in class to complete SOME of their 60 minutes that are due Friday.

In the afternoon we went outside and played various team-building activities so we could get to know our classmates better and how to best communicate and collaborate to complete tasks efficiently.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Homework

  • Supplies:  Are you prepared to begin learning curriculum on Monday?
  • Summer Book Collage due FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
  • 60 minutes of MobyMax LANGUAGE begins today and will be due by FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15th (Some, not all, time will be given to students next week to work on their MobyMax – expect to work on half of it at home)

September 6th

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Today we practiced more with our lockers and went over our class syllabus & summer reading requirements. The first week of school is information overload so it would be great if you could go over the Welcome Letter and Class Information packet I sent home today as a family! Over the course of the year information may be added or changed but it’s a great overview of what to expect in terms of my policies and expectations!

Tomorrow we will continue getting to know each other a little better but today was a great first full day!

Have a great evening!

Homework

  • Recommended supplies – do you have everything you may need to be successful in 6th grade?
  • Book Collage (from summer reading requirements) due September 15th!!

June 19th

Miss my 6th graders already!  Below are the District Summer Learning Requirements – DON’T FORGET!!

Math:

  • Complete 60 minutes of Khan Academy a week, based on their NWEA level.
  • Students need to access Khan through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.

Literacy:

  • Read 3 books of your choice and genre
  • Prepare one page collage about one of your books to be presented in September
  • Complete a combined 60 minutes of MobyMax a week in Vocabulary, Language, and Reading Skills Literature
  • Students need to access MobyMax through Clever from the Dearborn Schools Student page.

 

Below is the grade breakdown by minutes for each subject area: Math (Khan) and ELA (MobyMax).

480+ minutes    A                 

384 – 479           B                  

336 – 383           C       

288 – 335           D

DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN!  HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL SUMMER!

June 14th

Park field trip tomorrow!

Students – Pack your things tonight so you don’t forget anything!

  • YOU WILL NEED:
    • LUNCH (concession stand will be closed)
    • Water Bottle
    • Swimsuit (if you plan on swimming) & towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Small bag to carry your belongings in
    • Entertainment (sports, games, blanket, cards, etc.)
    • Umbrella (just in case!)
  • Wear tennis shoes if you plan on playing sports!
  • NO CELL PHONES – They must remain in your locker
  • Remember: Anything you bring YOU are responsible for!
  • School appropriate attire! (no flip flops, etc. – follow dress code in student handbook please!)

Parents – if you are picking up your student in the middle of the day tomorrow please note we will be at the park from approximately 10:00 am-2:45pm!

Can’t wait to celebrate all of your hard work tomorrow! Have a great evening!

 

*All grades will be updated by Friday at 3:00pm – I just finished ISN checks today for their Giver pages (100 points – formative). Students were given weeks of Daily 5 time (and an entire “catch up” day) to get caught up with their ISN work and unfortunately many of them chose to grab a computer or read a book instead and lost major points. Due to the amount of extra time they were given to get this work done, there will not be any regrading opportunities for work that was missing.

June 9th

We took our final quiz for The Giver today on chapters 16-23. After the quiz we were given the remaining class time to work on our final projects (Instagram Character Activity) These will be due by the end of class Monday!

ALL READING ISN PAGES RELATED TO THE GIVER (page 46 and up) ARE DUE MONDAY. Students were given time to make sure these pages were complete during Daily 5 time every day this week. Anyone not finished will have some class time today to complete them or they can be done for homework over the weekend. I am collecting Reading ISNs Monday and grading them through Wednesday.

Homework

  • Read!!!! Begin a chapter book to be done for summer reading requirement! (You will need to read 3, don’t forget!)
  • The Giver movie permission slip is due by MONDAY JUNE 12TH – Please return ASAP