6th Grade

 

What are our Learning Targets?

Dear Sixth Grade Families,

With the first trimester under our belt, we are gearing up for the Christmas season. We are anticipating two wonderful choral performances by the whole school on Tuesday, December 18 at 1:30 PM and again at 6:30 PM in the church. It will be a spirit-filled celebration of song and Scripture! In class, we are building our Jesse Tree with new ornaments arriving each day that tell the story of God’s plan for our redemption. Also in Religion, we are discussing empathy and how to build stronger relationships among peers.

We are investigating mystery novels to extend our understanding of this genre of literature. In grammar, we are now into the chapter on verbs, and we’ve started a new unit in vocabulary with words related to earth, sky, and water. In Social Studies we are learning how scientists gather information about prehistoric peoples to learn about their culture, especially the “Iceman” of the Alps. Students will be writing a few short essays to explain what they’ve learned in their novels and about how the use of scientific methods furthers our understanding of God’s wonderful world.

Have a blessed Advent!

Mrs. Malia Santucci

What’s coming up?

  • All School Mass: most Fridays @ 8:30 in Full Uniform
  • Spirit Day 12/17
  • Christmas concert 12/18 @ 1:30 & 6:30 in church

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