What are our Learning Targets?
Dear 6th Grade Parents,
We have been preparing for the upcoming conferences by engaging in some writing portfolio and MAP test results reviews. Students are reflecting on the strengths and areas for improvement, then using that information to set goals. I will have those items available at conference time to show parents.
Our investigation of the mystery novel The Westing Game has reached the end of the third quarter and the story is reaching the critical turning point! It is so exciting, and the theories abound. Our Bible booklets are finished and they turned out great! These will be showcased at conferences as well to highlight their ability to use Microsoft Publisher to create a product. Our grammar focus is now on adjectives and the many kinds there are. They each have a cheat sheet that helps them remember them all. Help your student prepare for the upcoming quiz by practicing these at home. In Social Studies the students are working in groups to research an ancient Mesopotamian culture, prepare a Power Point slideshow as a team, and teach the class about their assigned civilization. When we establish presentation dates, I’ll be sure to let families know in case you’d like to come see the fruits of their work.
Finally, this month the school’s Virtue to practice is Generosity.Â I am impressed with how many personal care items the class has donated for our St. Vincent de Paul drive. The generosity of this class is truly humbling.
This class is really doing well! Thank you for your tremendous support of these kids, of me, and of Holy Rosary School!
What’s coming up?
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: