Last Week Before Break!

Happy last week before break, Hornets! Just some reminders about this week:

  • QUIZ Wednesday on Central Idea
  • Bellwork Quiz Friday
  • Library TUESDAY for Core 2 and 3
  • SPIRIT WEEK for Pennies for Patients
    • Tuesday- Neon (Nickles)
    • Wednesday- Dress Up (Dimes)
    • Thursday- Wacky Outfits (Quarters)
    • Friday- Red (Dollars)
  • Friday is DODGEBALL. Raffle tickets are being sold in A2 to play- 3 for a dollar!

Learning Targets:

  • I can find the central idea and supporting details in informational texts.
  • I can summarize without personal opinion.
  • I can cite text evidence to support inferences about the text.
  • I can paraphrase how things are introduced and described in a text in my own words.

Classwork:

Two Weeks to Go!

Our next zero session will be at 3:05pm on Friday. Any student with a missing assignment or unfinished essay draft will be required to attend. Any student who does not attend will be given two after school detentions. These are grade saving sessions for many students. Please check connect and talk to your student about missing assignments.

Learning Targets:

  • I can find the central idea and supporting details in informational texts.
  • I can summarize without personal opinion.
  • I can cite text evidence to support inferences about the text.
  • I can paraphrase how things are introduced and described in a text in my own words.

Classwork:

Week of 1/27

Library Tuesday!!

Dear Basketball” by Kobe Bryant

Learning Targets:

  • I can find the central idea and supporting details in informational texts.
  • I can summarize without personal opinion.
  • I can cite text evidence to support inferences about the text.
  • I can paraphrase how things are introduced and described in a text in my own words.

Classwork:

  • Main Idea Independent Practice (Student Connect for Copies – Due Wednesday*)
  • Week 20 Reading Squares (Due Friday)
  • Suspensions Don’t Work Article (Read Together)
  • IXL 6A.1 & 6G.1 (Due Friday)
  • Readworks Paired Matter Texts (Google Classroom; due Friday)
  • “Students Who Lose Recess” Article and Questions (Due in Class Wednesday)
  • Read “Should Schools Start Later?” and complete the T Chart (Due Friday) (Extras in class)

Half Day City!

Hornets, I’m so glad we’re back to normal tomorrow!

Reminder: Permission Slips are due MONDAY for the field trip to High Velocity Sports. Turn in to Ms. Strome.

Zero Sessions will resume next week. Any student with missing work will be asked to stay after school to protect their grade. This is different than the fall because Mrs. McKeon’s coaching schedule has ended. 🙂

Learning Targets:

  • I can find the central idea and supporting details in informational texts.
  • I can summarize without personal opinion.
  • I can cite text evidence to support inferences about the text.
  • I can paraphrase how things are introduced and described in a text in my own words.

Classwork:

  • MLK Paired Texts (Google Classroom – Due Friday)
  • Murder Mystery (Due Monday)
  • Core 3: Central Idea Half Sheets (Due Friday)
  • Main Idea Independent Practice (Student Connect for Copies – Due Wednesday*)

NWEA & Other Afflictions

What a long week, everybody! Thank you for working SO SO hard on the NWEA. I know how hard it is to test every day, piled on with midterms. We’re almost on the other side of it! Keep up the good work.

Families, it’s flu season! Our poor Hornets are dropping like… well… flies. A couple of requests: if your student is throwing up or has a fever please keep them home. This long weekend is also a great time to wash backpacks, coats, lunch boxes, gym bags, tennis shoes, and anything else that goes to school and can get germy. I hate to see our kids so sick! This is also a great time of year to donate lysol/clorox wipes to your favorite ELA teacher 🙂

Learning Targets:

  • I can find the central idea and supporting details in informational texts.
  • I can summarize without personal opinion.
  • I can cite text evidence to support inferences about the text.
  • I can paraphrase how things are introduced and described in a text in my own words.

Classwork:

  • Central Idea Task Cards (Hard Copies in class)
  • Paraphrasing Mini Lesson (No Homework)

Report Cards:

Grades are due TODAY! They are completely update with every single piece of missing/late/corrected work AND the midterm retakes. Please DO NOT be surprised by a report card in the mail– always check student/parent connect for an up-to-date look at grades each week. 🙂 Halfway there, everybody!

Welcome Back!

Reminders:

  • Wednesday I will start conferring/meeting with students about their Winter NWEA goal. They need to have their planners for class everyday this week to make sure they get updated!
  • NWEA starts today! Students are taking Language and Math this week, and Reading next week.
  • Students should have their planners and IDs everyday. If they lose either they can be replaced for $5 in the office during A2 each day.
  • Check Out these NWEA sample questions! Thanks Saleh!

Classwork:

Monday

  • Newsela Article Writing (Google Classroom) (Due Monday)
  • “Found” Poetry (Due Monday)

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Reading Squares
  • Conflict Movie Clip Practice (Google Classroom)

Thursday

Friday

Happy Last Week!

Classwork:

Week Schedule:

  • Monday – Normal (yay!)
  • Tuesday- Normal
  • Wednesday- Late Start, ELA Midterm, Locker Clean Out
  • Thursday- Normal!
  • Friday- PBIS (Donuts & Phones), the Lorax Movie

It’s going to be a hectic week, but as you can see, most of our days are actually just normal instruction days!

NWEA:

When we come back from break, students will be taking the Language Usage NWEA. If you’d like to help support their language during break, the ELA IXL (login in your planner!) is a great practice.

Free Rice is also a great website to practice vocab!

Math will also be the week we come back, and Reading will be the following Monday.

Other reccomendations for NWEA review:

  1. Elements of Fiction: https://www.quia.com/mc/1019068.html
  2. NWEA Review: https://quizlet.com/382226461/nwea-flash-cards/
  3. Full NWEA review: https://quizlet.com/23068956/nwea-practice-6th-grade-flash-cards/—-this is my favorite
  4. Figurative Language Jeopardy: https://www.quia.com/cb/125762.html
  5. Poetry: https://www.quia.com/rr/615897.html
  6. Types of Sentences: https://www.quia.com/pop/35934.html?AP_rand=1361700886
  7. Rhyme Scheme and Figurative Language: https://www.quia.com/rr/845051.html?AP_rand=1413342775
  8. Genre: https://www.quia.com/rr/297697.html

9 Days to Go!

Reminders:

  • Concert for 6th Grade Thursday during C3
  • Field Trip Friday– All students not attending are expected to be in school for a regular day!
  • Next Wednesday is a LATE START
  • Next Wednesday is the ELA MIDTERM

Midterm Information:

In middle school, all students are required to take a midterm and a final for each of their core classes. This means 6th graders will be taking 4 midterms.

Because of the length of the test and the weight of the grade, only one retake will be permitted. Retakes must be completed after school, after winter break. This is different than quizzes and learning target corrections.

A Study Guide will be given tomorrow. It is ungraded, but will prepare students for their test. The midterm covers all of the learning targets we have covered so far this year.

Class Work:

Happy December!

Classwork:

We’re trying something new this week! Our room will be almost completely student driven using Stations. I attached the station sheet, which students will get Tuesday. It’s basically a checklist of what they need to accomplish by the end of the week.

Students will have a mini lesson each day pertaining to our Summarizing Learning Targets and everything will be checked before the quiz on Friday.