Dear Parents & Families of Room 414–
‘Tis the season! Now that we are entering December, we know we’re at the halfway mark of the school year. Here are highlights of things to come…
Math > We took our Mid-Module test before the Thanksgiving Break, and about 60% of the class passed. If your child was in the 40% who did not, please encourage and work with him/her to justify their answers in sentences. Students are working on precise vocabulary to explain their reasoning.
Language > We will conclude the Egypt Game in just a few days. Students will then be writing an essay focusing on tracking the main character & her traits. Our Edublog Challenge will also conclude next week. Students are nominating “Best of” blogs from around the world, and will vote in the coming weeks. Maybe one of ours will get on the ballot!
Social Studies & Gallery of Experts > Dec. 15th will be 6th grade’s turn for our Celebration of Learning (formerly called “Gallery of Experts”). They will be presenting projects on over ancient Egypt. In class next week, students will be working on a 3D model for this project. Only students who are up to date with certain requirements will be allowed to move on to the model portion of the project. They will need to bring a shoebox to class by Monday. The following will be provided in the classroom: construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, pencils, crayons, and colored pencils. Any other necessary supplies can be brought from home (clay, etc.).
Science > Students will be presenting their group animal adaptation video project in class and these will be posted later online for parents. The Living Coast Discovery Center loved our video project idea so much, they may post some of the video projects on their website as well! Please let me know if you would prefer NOT to have your child’s image posted on the web since these will be public on YouTube.
Report Cards > Will go home the last week of school. There are no parent conferences this quarter.
Extended Absences? > If you plan to take your child out of school for longer 5 consecutive days, please remember to see the office for an Independent Study Contract. Otherwise, absent days go against their record and will show up on the report card as “unexcused”.
6th Grade Camp > If your family still needs to turn in your child’s Medical Health History form or money, please do so soon. January 29th is the deadline for Camarena to make our deposit.Dates to Remember
- Dec. 9 – Nuyo 6th Grade Fundraiser – 3pm-8pm
- Dec. 7-11 – Scholastic Book Fair
- Dec. 9 & 10 – VAPA Showcase– 6th Grade’s showcase will be Thurs. Dec. 10 from 5-7pm.
- Dec. 15 – Celebration of Learning (formerly called “Gallery of Experts”) Time TBA
- Dec. 18 – Report Cards for Q2 (no parent conferences)