6th Grade

 

What are our Learning Targets?

Greetings!

Spring has sprung and with the warmer sunshiny weather comes an excitement for Outdoor Education and then Easter break! We are soon finishing our exploration of Ancient Greece and will be moving on to the Roman Empire followed by Ancient China in Social Studies. Our Religion focus during Lent is the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the mysteries of the Rosary. Our daily rosary prayer, fasting from poor choices, and generous almsgiving has deepened our appreciation of the many gifts God has blessed us with and how we are called to freely share those with others. Our class has delighted in the various cultural recipes prepared by parent volunteers to give us a taste of the communities our Rice Bowl contributions support. Our investigation of the complex realistic fiction novel Holes, by Louis Sachar, has introduced us to the modern juvenile justice system, and students are learning about the pros and cons of various justice models. They will compose a position paper citing their perspective on the effectiveness of juvenile boot camps later this month. Our English grammar is targeting a variety of adverb forms. All in all, it’s a great start to the last trimester. Keep yourself on task and on target to finish the year strong!

Blessings,

Mrs. Santucci

What’s coming up?

  • All School Mass: most Fridays @ 8:30 in Full Uniform
  • Easter break April 22-26

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