6th Grade

 

What are our Learning Targets?

Greetings!

The room is abuzz with excitements as students prepare their special investigation displays for Open House! Each sixth grader is becoming an expert on one aspect of the ancient Egyptian world and our room will become a museum to showcase their projects. Be sure to visit after the 9:00 Mass on Sunday, January 27, to learn about the Nile River, pyramids, gods and goddesses, mummies, hieroglyphs, and so much more! Ask your student how you can assist them in preparing a great learning center to share.

In addition, we are about half way through our book club novels and independent book report stories for our mysteries genre studies. Students are seeking clues to solve the puzzles and figuring out the author’s messages in each selection. I was very impressed with the recent scores on our second English grammar quiz for verbs! Make sure your student is keeping all of these important study guides in their binder for future review for the unit test.

And lastly, our Religion reading in both text books has focused on the importance of Moses. The kids enjoy watching and discussing the reenactment film that shows Moses’ life story, featuring actor Ben Kingsley. From floating in a basket on the Nile to parting the Red Sea, they are getting a rich understanding of God’s deep love for his people and how he always keeps his promises and rewards the faithful.

I hope to see all of you at Open House!

Blessings,

Mrs. Santucci

What’s coming up?

  • All School Mass: most Fridays @ 8:30 in Full Uniform
  • Spirit Day 1/14
  • All School Family Mass for Catholic Schools Week is 9:00 AM Sunday, January 28
  • School Open House is 10:00-12:00 after Mass for CSW

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