Mr. Bell’s Newsletter
January 6, 2020
Hi 6th Grade Parents,
We are starting off the new year with a couple of larger projects in both science and social studies: For science we will be wrapping up our astronomy unit by designing, testing and redesigning air powered rockets. This will be our focus this week, and maybe longer if the weather doesn’t dry out a bit.
In social studies we are beginning our Wax Museum (see attachment). This is mostly a research paper on a person from ancient history. We will pick our people tomorrow from a list your child received today. He or she should have at least two people in mind that sound interesting. The Wax Museum event will be on February 6th. Your child will need to be in costume that morning. I have a couple of boxes of costumes here, but it is okay for parents to help with supplies from home. It will run from 9:00-10:30. I hope you will be able to come by!
We will get started on the research for the Wax Museum paper this week. I would like to see an outline (research notes) and a first paragraph on Friday. We will also start learning about Ancient Greece this week, covering pp. 228-241.
In 6th math we are working on fraction division. Due Tuesday is p. 134 #1-15. Due Wednesday is p. 138 #2-24 evens. There’s a worksheet due Thursday and p. 142 #2-20 due Friday.
In other news we will be taking a field trip to see a Skagit Symphony Performance on January 23rd from 12:00-2:15. We will be in school uniform. Permission slips will be coming home this week. Please let me know if you would like to chaperone.
No letter this week from Mrs. Reichlin.
Today we started reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. We will mostly read this book in class, but your child will have a bit of homework here and there. Also, expect to see your child reading for the next book review, which is due at the end of January.