6th Grade

 

Dear Sixth Grade Families,

We are half way through the trimester! Wow! We are learning so many new skills and concepts in our classes, mastering the routines and becoming more responsible with our time.

Soon I will send home field trip permission slips for three upcoming events that happen in rapid succession, so you can fill them out all at once. These are:

  • 11/8   Archaeology presentation and campus tour at UW
  • 11/13 ECA performance of “American Revolution”
  • 12/4   AMHS pottery production for the auction piece

Let me know if you have any particular questions or concerns. I am happy to meet with you prior to Fall conferences too.

Reminder

  • Encourage your student to engage in at least 20 minutes of independent silent reading daily to strengthen their comprehension skills and develop a stronger vocabulary

Sincerely,

Mrs. Malia Santucci

What’s coming up?

  • All School Mass: most Fridays @ 8:30
  • Spirit Day 10/29
  • Halloween Parade  October 31 @ 8:30

What are our Learning Targets?

In STEM we are creating a pamphlet that showcases how the Bible is organized using Microsoft Publisher. We are also exploring the Old Testament stories more in depth. We’re tackling pronouns in English grammar, engaging in expository writing, by becoming detectives in our mystery novel in Literature. In Social Studies we are learning about how archaeologists dig into the past to discover the beginnings of civilizations thousands of years ago. This will prepare us for our first field trip to the University of Washington next month!

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