Miss Robertson's 6th Grade News
Week of 10/17-10/21
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.
I hope everyone's report cards came home last week. I was proud of all the kids' hard work!
Pet Parade is Oct 31 at 1:00 pm. Permission slips went home last week. If you haven't sent in permission slips yet, please do that ASAP.
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.
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.
We are presenting slideshows on the 14th-19th amendments to the constitution. Each child has a folder and a notebook for SS. Please make sure both come to school every day.
We are working on 2.4.
Focus skills/strategies: understanding historical fiction, point of view, making predictions.
We will alternatively assess this week using a writing prompt assignment on Friday.
The reading binder is set up by unit. Unit 2 information will all stay in their binder.
Check your child's planner for their homework. It is assigned NIGHTLY. If your child is confused about the assignment, please email me. If they don't complete their homework, they will receive a behavior reflection to complete during recess.
Last week we rewarded those students for their behaviors last nine weeks. They got free time outside and a Popsicle treat for their efforts!
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.
Respect is something to be earned, not just given. Remind the students to respect themselves, their peers, and their teachers.
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
Thank you for sending in supplies if you have! Every little bit counts!