September 13, 2021
Hi 6th Grade Parents,
First full week of school! It feels like the class is getting in the swing of things already.
Since there isn’t much in the way of grades entered yet in Renweb, I decided to wait until next week to put out the first progress report.
In 6th math we will be working on “Inspirational” math problems until Wednesday, when we will take a beginning of the year assessment. Due Friday will be a lesson on understanding and defining ratios.
In science students are supposed to be working on an at home project this week on the solar system (attached). It is due next Tuesday. We will be getting started on our computer based astronomy curriculum called “Starry Night” tomorrow. The first assignment will be due on Friday.
We will be getting started with our social studies books this week. We will be covering pp. 42-49 this week and answering questions 1-5 on p. 49, due Friday.
In language arts students will be giving their first “20 Second Book Report” on Tuesday. Students will need to show their book. Due Wednesday is a grammar assignment on the parts of speech. There will be two grammar worksheets due by Friday plus a short writing assignment we will do on Friday.
I am happy to be teaching your child reading this year. This week we will read “King of Mazy May” by Jack London.
Let me introduce myself. I am Mrs. Linda Reichlin, and I am excited to be your child’s religion teacher for the next three years. Sharing our faith traditions, discussing the ways God works in our lives, leading students to a closer relationship with Jesus through prayer, and reaching out in service to others is my ministry. This year, in sixth grade, students will learn about the Old Testament and the foundation of our Catholic faith. They are also required to participate in service which is sharing Random Acts of Kindness weekly and recording their acts on their service log. I have attached a copy of the service log so that you can be familiar with the format (and have a spare in case one gets lost.) I have given a clear overview of the content and expectations for the sixth graders. They have their service log in their religion notebook.
This week, sixth graders are reflecting on our school theme, “Be the One.” They are creating a cover for their religion notebooks using this theme. They will also generally explore the organization of the Old Testament and spend time with one of the books of the Old Testament.
Sixth graders need to share one Random Act of Kindness this week and record their activity.
I feel blessed to teach religion to this new group of sixth graders. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessings to you all,