March 12-16, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

On Tuesday, March 13th, the sixth grade class leaves for Washington, DC. Remember to be at the Columbia Metropolitan airport by 5:00am.

Students are allowed two bags; a book bag and their carry on luggage bag. Both should have one of the luggage tags attached, which will be given to the students at the airport. The students should also be wearing the red name tag that will be given to them at the airport.

Students must bring their school uniform to be worn Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Students are allowed to bring snacks, books, a cell phone, a camera, and up to $40 worth of cash. Please no electronic games, Ipads, Ipods, or kindles/nooks. Students will be allowed to call home as soon as we land Tuesday morning and when we arrive at the hotel each evening. Mrs. Preston will be in touch with Ms. Davis in the office, who will email you about our arrival and send pictures throughout the duration of the trip. So check your email often for lots of pictures!

We will arrive back into the Columbian Metropolitan airport around 6:50pm on Thursday evening. Please make sure to see Mrs. Preston or myself before leaving with your child.

I have thoroughly enjoyed each student’s research paper on their location. I can’t wait for the students to see each monument and historical site in person. I know they are going to learn a lot and love this trip!

This week we have our second Junior Achievement class. They will discuss how to set goals for their financial future and how to apply decision making to their education and career choices.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack has been going well and the students are having a great time selling the snacks and seeing the results of their hard work on the financial report! This week our Snack Shack managers are Wyatt Merland and Gavin Mincer. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $10-$15 on snacks. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

4th Grade Math:  We will begin discussing how to add and subtract decimals. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

5th Grade Math: We will continue discussing customary units of measurement and how to convert between the different units of measurement. The Measurement test will be given on Tuesday, March 20th. Students can use the review games and math videos above to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

6th Grade Reading:   We will continue our fourth novel, The Bronze Bow, which is a Historical Fiction novel about an eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin who is a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s dislike for the Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot.

There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary test this week. There will be a Reading quiz on Friday, March 16th.

The next Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, March 23. The list is attached below.


6th Grade Religion: We continue discussing the Sacraments.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. Students can use the video below to study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing equations and how to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 13-15, 2018       Sixth grade Washington DC trip

March 17, 2018         St. Patrick’s Day parade

March 19, 2018           2pm dismissal

March 29-April 8, 2018     Spring Break

Please share the video below with your student.