6th Grade

Welcome to Sixth Grade!

Here’s what’s coming up….

Currently we have been researching the many scientific tools and methods archaeologists employ to study fossils and artifacts of ancient mankind. Otzi, the Iceman of the Alps, provides some intriguing mysteries that scientists form around the world are trying to unravel using the latest, state-of-the-art technology. Anyone want to take us to Bolzano, Italy, to the Iceman museum?

Our recent field trip to the University of Washington was so fantastic that the Holy Rosary School Parent Association has agreed to host a special presentation in the Parish Center in January welcoming Dr. Elen Feuerrigel to speak! It will be a very interesting evening! Look for details coming soon from the PA in the Family Folder!

Also in January, two of our seminarian pen pals are coming to visit the class! It will be great to meet them in person and to find out more about their calls to serve the Church as priests.

What are our Learning Targets?

Parents, ask your 6th grader…

  • to share something interesting learned in the mini book
  • about prehistoric peoples and their culture
  • how to find specific information in a text
  • what’s happening in their reading books lately
  • if you can help them study their vocabulary words
  • to teach you something from the Religion lesson
  • how one can be kind, respectful, responsible, and safe
  • how they are living the Beatitudes daily
  • if the work turned in meets with junior high expectations
  • to change a fixed mindset into a growth mindset

Reading Support at Home

Parents can help their students shop for a book to read that is “just right” for their reading level by logging into AR Home Connect on the school’s home page and choosing AR Bookfinder in the lower right hand corner. Have students do an advanced search to locate AR books by reading level, interest area, point value, or author. Create an AR Bookbag and then go shopping for these titles at Holy Rosary’s library, or using the online catalog of Sno-Isle libraries at sno-isle.org. It’s such a great resource and it’s FREE! We’ve taken a tour in the classroom…now try it at home.

For step-by-step instructions click the link below:
Using AR Bookfinder