Ms. Robertson's 6th Grade News

Week of 12/5-12/9

Information Disclaimer

If your child has me for reading, please regard my reading section only. The same goes for social studies and homeroom. Although the other reading and social studies teachers and I are following the same pacing guides, we are not always on the same lesson or project on the same day. Please let your child's other teachers inform you of their individual plans.

Homeroom Information

We will be having our holiday party within the coming weeks. Dec 14 is the date we have picked. Please be looking for more info about that from the room moms and myself.

I hope you saw progress reports from your kids last week. Please check in with me if you did not.

Please keep the LARGE reading book at home. The math and small reading book, along with their workbooks, need to come to school each day. I will keep the SS book in class and it will only come home when it is needed. At the end of each day, we have homeroom drop off, where students can drop things in their cubbies that they don't need at home that night. There is NO reason your child should be bringing home a 20lb bag.

Attendance Disclaimer

Students are to be ON CAMPUS at 7:30. At 7:40, our instructional day is to start. Teachers are to lock our doors and take attendance. This means even though your child is in the building at 7:40, they are still late to class. They will be sent to the office and will be counted as tardy.

Social Studies

We are finishing up WWI, its causes, its weapons, and war tactics used during this war.

Reading

The reading binder is set up by unit. Unit 3 information will all stay in their binder. Review this information with your child.

We are studying Unit 3 Week 4.

Skills to be covered this week are summarizing and cause and effect. Our genre is biography. We will also discuss prefixes and suffixes.

Behavior

Discuss the following rules with your children. These are the rules in 6th grade. All teachers will expect each rule to be followed each day in class. If a student fails to follow these rules, they will receive an X on their bucket list. This will result in a behavior reflection at recess. Rewards and incentives will be given to children with NO Xs on their list at the end of 9 weeks.

  •   Follow directions quickly. Ask questions when you don’t understand. Be open to change.
  • Treat your classmates, yourself, and your teacher with RESPECT, even when you don’t feel like it.
  • Be KIND to EVERYONE. Resolve any conflicts peacefully.
  • Do your BEST WORK all the time. Be PREPARED.
  • HELP anyone that looks like they could use a hand.
  • In the hallway, students are expected to walk in a straight line. School-wide, we are expected not to talk in the hallway, as other classes are going on at all times and we travel through the 1st grade and kindergarten hallways on our way through the building.

    Respect is something to be earned, not just given. Remind the students to respect themselves, their peers, and their teachers.

    Wishlist

    Thank you to those of you who have sent in materials and supplies! They will go to good use!!

    I would love the following item:
    medium sized kid scissors
    Kleenex brand tissues

    Thank you for sending in supplies if you have! Every little bit counts!

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