Dear 6th Grade Parents,
   In order to promote a more effective use of time at school, the daily schedule will change beginning second quarter (Monday, October 22).   The last two academic periods of each day will be slightly shortened to allow for a 20-minute Silent Independent Study (SIS) as an alternative to the current lunch lab.  This opportunity will provide students with a designated time to catch up on missing work, request assistance from teachers, or work on current homework assignments.  We appreciate your understanding as we make this adjustment to help your children achieve their personal best.

Make sure all missing/absent work is up to date.  
The last day to hand in “m” or “a” work was Wednesday, 10/10.

Lunch Lab Information
Mon. & Wed.: Mr. Piskun & Mrs. Zeller; Tues. & Thurs.: Mrs. Gifts & Mrs. Romero

Homework from 

Why question due Monday.
Observation Connection due Wednesday.
Word Wizard (Week 8) due Friday.

10/12

Week  of
10/15 to 10/19

Classwork

Homework

Y-Book Check: Why Question
 
October Writing Prompt (planning, prewrite & draft): Salem Witch Trials
Prompt into Topic
TAP
Read/highlight for information
2 details/elaboration per body paragraph
3 areas of thesis statement
Topic sentences (opinions)
Connection of details to topic
Thesis statement

​​Monday
 
10/15

Make sure to have the Rainbow Writing  colors with you tomorrow: black, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, red, and pink/turquoise
  

C Schedule

Paragraph Shapes: Intro, Body, Conclusion

Rainbow Writing (15 minutes): Four-Square Chart
 
October Writing Prompt (draft): 
Introductory paragraph starts with attention grabber
Introductory paragraph ends with thesis statement
Each body paragraph starts with a topic sentence (opinion)
Each body paragraph contains 2 FEDS details, elaboration & connection
Conclusion contains information from thesis, topic sentences, and attention grabber
  1. Observation Connection
  2. Make sure to have the Rainbow Writing  colors with you tomorrow: black, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, red, and pink/turquoise

Tuesday
 
10/16

D Schedule ​​

Rainbow Writing
Make sure you have your Y-Book with you tomorrow.
Y-Book Check: Observation Connection
 
Rainbow Writing (25 minutes): 1st Draft of Essay
 
October Writing Prompt (editing, & revision)  

Wednesday
 10/17

A Schedule

Thursday
10/18

 Early Release Day
 
Activity: Quotation with Text Talkers Balloon

Vocabulary Corner (Week 8):
weekly prefixes, roots, suffixes:
chrome
dis
dys
ortho
trans  

  1. Word Wizard (Week 8) checked Monday.
  2. Why question due Monday.
  3. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday.
  4. Word Wizard (Week 9) due Friday.

Noon Dismissal
B Schedule

"Balloon" Quotations Foldable
Text Talkers Foldable

​​Friday
10/12

No School: Teacher Planning Day

  1. Word Wizard (Week 8) checked Monday.
  2. Why question due Monday.
  3. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday.
  4. Word Wizard (Week 9) due Friday.

No School

Parents' Information

Welcome Back! pdf
PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Welcome Back Information

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Samsung ML-3560 DB Toner Cartridge (no generic)
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
push pins, clear
Intruder Defense System (Safety Bar)
u brands shag dry eraser
Legal-sized laminating pouches
Ledger-sized paper (11 x 17)