Please make sure that you’re doing your weekly IXL standards! They are 20 formative points each, what makes a significant difference, up to a full letter grade! Also, extra work on reading skills throughout the year is what will help us improve on reading levels by spring.
There will be two standards per week, you must get 80% or higher to get the full 20 points! I mention this again, because you had 3 weeks now, and over half of you have not done this. There will be no “late points” for this, so make sure that you’re keeping up, because we’re only going forward on this one!
So, in advisory block, we voted on our next 6th grade book, which we will read for the first 15 minutes of class each day. The students have selected “the Hunger Games”. This is a fun, but challenging book, because it is science fiction, and contains a lot of made up creatures and vocabulary that can be confusing. If you need to re-read, or need to catch up on your reading, I have included the link to the full-length audio book here. However, it is your responsibility to find out what chapters you missed!
6th graders are going to start our next class novel, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. While we will not be taking the books home, feel free to use this link, to follow along in the audiobook, whenever you are absent, or can’t finish your in class reading.
6th Grade: your unit test has been pushed back several days, as a result of the half day, and my Monday absence. I hope you have been studying! Make sure your are making flashcards using the study guide that we made together in class.
Retakes: While you shouldn’t plan on retaking, retakes will be required for all students who receive a “C-” or below. They will be held after school, Monday-Thursday of next week. Remember, you must study with me one day, and retake the following day. This is not optional, if you want to take advantage of the retake policy.
7th grade: We are still working on our second shark article, but please plan for a test on it sometime next week (Monday?) More information to come.