May 31, 2017 to Summer

A Note from Miss Geene

Welcome to our last week in Sixth Grade! Can you believe graduation happened today! I feel like it was only yesterday I was seeing their bright smiling faces enter my class in August. I can’t thank each of you enough for sharing your child with me this year and for supporting our class this year. It has truly been a blessing to spend each day with your wonderful children. Thank you again for all your support throughout the year.  Please do not hesitate to keep in touch and come visit. I hope each and every one of you have a safe and blessed summer.

 

Summer Reading for Future Sixth Graders

Dear Parents,

Congratulations to your son or daughter for successfully completing 5th grade.  I am certain that each of them will be successful next year as well.

The summer reading list is enclosed with your child’s report card. I have chosen four possible novels for the students. They are to choose two of them to read this summer. All students are required to read at least two novels this summer. Attached is a list of the novels from which they may make their selections.  In addition to the choice of books, students have a choice of activities for follow up. They are listed with the summaries of each book. The completed project will be due by the end of the first FULL week of school (Friday, August 25th). These activities will be graded and averaged into the first quarter reading grade.

This year students are again being asked to work on The Summer Bridge: 5th to 6th Grade this summer.  The books may be purchased at bookstores such as Barnes and Noble or Books-A-Million. They can also be purchased on-line.

The book is divided into three 20-day sections.  Each 20-day section covers a wide range of subject areas, including math, science, and grammar.  I am requiring each rising 6th grade student to complete a minimum of one 20-day section.  An answer key is provided in the back of the book.  To receive full credit, students must correct their own work.  The work is due on the first day back to school. Parents, there is a certificate for you to sign verifying that your child did complete the work.

I would like to point out one more feature of The Summer Bridge.  Each math section comes with important directions.  For example, if it is a lesson that is related to fractions, important information about reciprocals or common denominators may be included in the directions.  Therefore, it is very important that students read the directions very carefully before beginning a lesson.

Also, there will be some sections in The Summer Bridge that may be challenging to your son or daughter.  However, I am asking each student to try his or her best.  This book is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to maintain basic skills over the summer months.  If your child struggles with a particular section, please encourage your child to do his or her best work, and I will accept this.

Feel free to email me at rgeene@stpeterscatholicschool.org, if you have questions. I will be checking my email over the summer months from time to time. Have a great summer and happy reading!

Sincerely,

Ms. Geene

 

Summer Reading for Rising Sixth Graders

 

Read TWO of these books and do ONE of the listed activities for ONE book. Work is due the first full week of school.

 

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  by John Boyne

The story begins in Berlin 1942. When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches alongside as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides he must explore his new home. While exploring, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different than his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

 

The Clone Codes by The McKissacks

In the year 2170 an underground abolitionist movement fights for the freedom of cyborgs and clones, who are treated no better than slaves. The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. Thirteen-year-old Leanna’s entire life is thrown into chaos when The World Federation of Nations discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement.

 

Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez

Apolonia “Lina” Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who’s just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books, she’s having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend’s divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in cascarones, Lina’s life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

 

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

Projects (Chose ONE for ONE book you read)

  • Book Timeline: Use complete sentences and pictures to illustrate 10 important events from the novel. Each event should include a paragraph, with correct spelling and grammar, describing what happened and how it affected the characters in the story. Dates should be written, if known. Remember to include the title and author on the top of your timeline.

 

  • Book as a Movie Project: Write a 3-5 page script as if you were producing the movie for the book. Include all characters and who you would use to play each character. Use complete sentences and at least 15 important events from the book. Accompanying your script, you must have an illustrated (must be drawn and not a copy of the cover of the book) movie poster that promotes your movie.

 

  • Letter Exchange Project: Write a series letters between you and a character from the story, or between two characters of the story. You will need to write six letters altogether: three from you to the character in your book and three from the character back to you. Include a cover page with the title, author and an illustration. Each letter should be about a page long. In your letters, ask the character questions that have to do with the character’s life and the story. Have the character answer the questions in his or her letters back to you. Write about things that you find interesting, things that you and the character have in common, or events from the novel.
  • Graphic Novel Project: Write a graphic novel (comic strip style) of the book by using 10 important events. The front cover should include the title of the book, name of the author (your name), and a large picture of an important scene. The pages should tell the story in frames with pictures (which are drawn and colored), captions and thought and speech bubbles. Use correct spelling and grammar.

 

Student Supply List for Rising Sixth Graders 2015-2016

 

  • Loose leaf paper (on going necessity)
  • 1 ream of copy paper
  • 4 very large “stretchable” book covers
  • 5 spiral notebooks (preferably with inside pocket) for Math, Reading, Religion, Science, and Social Studies
  • 1 composition notebook for Language Arts
  • 1 pencil pouch (preferably the soft kind)
  • 1 foot-long ruler with inches on one side and centimeters on the other
  • #2 pencils (on going necessity)
  • eraser tops (on going necessity)
  • blue pens and red pens
  • 1 box of crayons or colored pencils (16 or 24)
  • 2 yellow highlighters (one for homeroom and one for your travel bag)
  • 1 memory stick (flash drive) for the computer. (This does not need to be expensive.)
  • 2 boxes of tissues (we may need more depending on cold/flu season and allergies)
  • 1 Clorox or Lysol wet wipe dispenser
  • 1 pack of EXPO markers (these can be different colors)
  • 1 sturdy cloth bag to carry books in from class to class
  • 6 folders for Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Religion, and Special Area classes.

 

Please label all your child’s belongings

2017-2018 Rising 6th Graders summer reading

6th Grade supply list 2017-2018

May 22-26, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Welcome to another week in Sixth Grade! Can you believe it is almost time for Graduation! I feel like it was only yesterday I was seeing their bright smiling faces enter my class in August. I can’t thank each of you enough for sharing your child with me this year and for supporting our class this year. However, it is not the end of the year yet. We still have a whole week of learning left. Please encourage your student to continue to stay focused and to continue to work hard until the last day. Thank you again for all your support throughout the year.

Our Birthright service project is still going on. Please remember to send with your student baby items for our Birthright basket.

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 William Pryor and Thomas McBride will be Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack will be on Thursday this week. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 be reviewing skills we learned throughout the year, such as computing with fractions, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals, and much more. The students will have an End of Year Test on Thursday, May 25th. 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 be reviewing skills we learned throughout the year, such as computing with fractions, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals, and much more. The students will have an End of Year Test on Thursday, May 25th. 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 finish reading our final novel, A Wrinkle in Time, which is a science fiction novel. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot. The students will be working on their novel project Thursday and Friday. There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary test this week.

6th Grade Religion: We will discuss how we are called to stewardship and Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si.” Students can use the video below to help them study.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing human impact on Earth’s environment. Students will be working on a project to end this unit. Students can use the video below to help them study for the test.

6th Math: We will be reviewing skills we learned throughout the year, such as computing with fractions, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals, geometry, and much more. The students will have an End of Year Test on Thursday, May 25th.

Reminders & Important Dates

May 24th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 26th, 2017              All items for Birthright are due. Parents please remember to send your student to school with some baby items for our Birthright service project.

Please share the video below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKZMGBA_0Ik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOgF2Kgel6k

May 15-19, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Another busy week in Sixth grade! Please make sure to go over this with your child and continue to encourage them to keep working hard and doing their best until graduation. This week we have Field day and our PHEP program on Friday. I encourage all parents to come see the PHEP program. Let’s continue to work together to make the end of the year great!

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 Mikayla Rager and Justin Jack will be Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack will be on Thursday this week. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 solve for the volume of solid figures. Students will work on a project using these skills. 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 begin discussing how to solve for the volume of solid figures. 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 begin our final novel, A Wrinkle in Time, which is a science fiction novel. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, May 18th. Each student was given the list last Friday, May 12th. The words for the week are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss how we are called to stewardship.

6th Grade Science: We will begin discussing human impact on Earth’s environment. There will be a Science quiz on different forms of pollution on Wednesday, May 17th. Students can use the video below to help them study for the test.

6th Math: We will continue our geometry unit by discussing how to solve for the surface area of solid figures.

Reminders & Important Dates

May 17th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 19th, 2017           Field Day (Morning and afternoon) and PEHP program at 1pm.

Please share the video below with your student.

May 8-12, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Another busy week in Sixth grade! First, fourth quarter progress reports go home in the Tuesday folder. Please make sure to go over this with your child and continue to encourage them to keep working hard and doing their best until graduation. This week we also have our Spring Music Program on Thursday evening and the PTO Family Picnic. I hope to see everyone there! With only one month left, please keep in mind this month is going to be our busiest yet. Let’s continue to work together to make the end of the year great!

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 Morgan Hall and George Reeves will be Snack Shack managers. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 solve for the area and perimeter of polygons. Students will work on a project using these skills. 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 our geometry unit by reviewing. The Geometry test will be given on Wednesday, May 10th. 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 finish our unit on our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. The students will work on their final project in class and turn them in on Thursday, May 11th.

****Our last novel for the year will be A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. The students will need this novel by Monday, May 15th.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, May 12th. The words for the week are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the organization of the Church and the various jobs of the Pope, cardinals, bishops, priests, and deacons.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing natural resources. We will discuss how fossil fuels are formed, how we use them, and how we can conserve our natural resources. The Natural Resources test will be given on Wednesday, May 10th. Students can use the video below to help them study for the test.

6th Math: We will begin our geometry unit by discussing how to solve for the area and perimeter of various polygons.

Reminders & Important Dates

May 9th, 2017            Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

May 10th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

May 11th, 2017           Spring Music Program (Students must arrive in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm)

May 12th, 2017           PTO Family Picnic at 5:30pm

Please share the video below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaXBVYr9Ij0

May 1-5, 2017

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

A Note from Miss Geene

I can not believe we are in May already! It seems like only yesterday I saw each student’s bright face on the first day of school. With only one month left, please keep in mind this month is going to be our busiest yet. Let’s continue to work together to make the end of the year great!

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 Morgan Read and Millie Dennis will be Snack Shack managers. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 continue discussing geometry and the different types of angles, lines, and polygons. Students will complete a coordinate plane project where they will use these skills create a picture and write how to create the picture using only ordered pairs. Then, we will begin discussing how to solve for the area and perimeter of polygons. 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 our geometry unit by discussing how to solve for the area and perimeter of various polygons. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, May 5th. The words for the week are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the organization of the Church and the various jobs of the Pope, cardinals, bishops, priests, and deacons.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing natural resources. We will discuss how fossil fuels are formed, how we use them, and how we can conserve our natural resources. There will be a Science quiz on Wednesday, May 3rd. Students can use the video below to help them study.

6th Math: We will begin how to solve two-step algebraic equations. The test will be given on Thursday, May 4th. Then, we will begin our geometry unit by discussing how to solve for the area and perimeter of various polygons.

Reminders & Important Dates

May 3rd, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

Please share the video below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaXBVYr9Ij0

April 24-28, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter break with their families!

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 Judy Rice and Jackson Aton will be Snack Shack managers. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 continue discussing geometry and the different types of angles, lines, and polygons. Students will complete a project where they will use these skills to create a map of a city. The Geometry Test will be given on Wednesday, April 26th. Then, we will begin discussing how to solve for the area and perimeter of polygons. 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 our geometry unit by discussing interior angles of triangles and quadrilaterals. Then, we will begin discussing area and perimeter. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, April 28th. The words for the week are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss how the three theological virtues –faith, hope, and charity – are gifts of the Holy Spirit and how many of the saints exemplified these virtues. We will discuss ways we can too.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The Climate Test will be given on Tuesday, April 25th. Then, we will discuss renewable and non-renewable resources.

6th Math: We will begin how to solve two-step algebraic equations. The test will be given on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 13th-April 23rd, 2017        Easter Break

April 26th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

April 10-12, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

During this short week, we will have our Lenten retreat on Wednesday. On this day, the students will be involved in lessons on Holy Week, mediations, and Stations of the Cross as a whole school. If any parents would like to attend Stations of the Cross in the Church with their student, we will be attending at noon.

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 we will not have Snack Shack. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 continue discussing geometry and the different types of angles, lines, and polygons. Students will complete a project where they will use these skills to create a map of a city. The Geometry Test will be given on Monday, April 24th. 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 our geometry unit by discussing how to measure and draw different types of angles. Then we will discuss interior angles of triangles and quadrilaterals. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

There will not be a Spelling and Vocabulary test this week.

6th Grade Religion: We will continue discussing the Lenten season. On Wednesday, we will have our School-wide Lenten retreat.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The Climate Test will be given on Tuesday, April 25th.

6th Math: We will begin discussing inequalities and how to graph inequalities. The test for inequalities will be given on Monday, April 10th. Then we will begin discussing how to solve two-step algebraic equations.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 12th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform) and School-wide Lenten retreat

April 13th-April 23rd, 2017        Easter Break

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 3-7, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have our last Junior Achievement class on Friday afternoon. They will learn that life involves risk that insurance and personal responsibility help to reduce the financial consequences of loss and injury.

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 Case Norris and Grey Abramson. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 geometry and the different types of angles, lines, and polygons. 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 begin our geometry unit by discussing how to measure and draw different types of angles. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, April 7th. The words for the week are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will continue discussing the Lenten season. The Unit 4 test will be given on Monday, April 3rd. Then, we will continue discussing Lent and Holy week.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The students will have a climate quiz on Wednesday, April 5th.

6th Math: We will begin discussing inequalities and how to graph inequalities. The test for inequalities will be given on Tuesday, April 11th.

Reminders & Important Dates

April 4th, 2017            3rd quarter report cards are sent home in the Tuesday folders

April 5th, 2017             School Mass (Mass Uniform)

Tuesday, May 2: Please go to MidlandsGives.org/StPetersCatholicSchool and make a contribution to our school.  If we get 180 donors for this one day online event, sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation, St. Peter’s will get $10,000 in bonus money!  Thank you.

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

March 27-31, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

On Monday, March 27th, the sixth grade class leaves for Washington, DC. Remember to be at the Columbia Metropolitan airport by 5:45am.

Students are allowed two bags; a book bag and their carry on luggage bag. Both should have one of the luggage tags attached, which were sent home on Tuesday, March 14th at the Washington, DC parent meeting. The students should also be wearing the red name tag they were given on Tuesday, March 14th as well.

Students must bring their school uniform to be worn Monday and Tuesday. They are allowed to be out of uniform on Wednesday; however, it must be neat and appropriate.

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 Monday 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 9:30pm on Wednesday evening. Please make sure to see Mrs. Preston or myself before leaving with your child.

The students (and myself) will have a delayed start of 10am on Thursday, March 30th. 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 fifth Junior Achievement class on Friday afternoon. They will examine how a credit score is determined and learn about the consequences of positive and negative credit scores.

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 Brynn Phillips and Nathan Morario. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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:  Due to the Sixth grade DC trip, I will only see the 4th grade on Thursday. We will begin discussing geometry and the different types of angles and lines. 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: Due to the Sixth grade DC trip, I will only see the 5th grade on Thursday. The Measurement test will be given on Thursday, March 30th. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary test this week.

6th Grade Religion: We will continue discussing the Lenten season. The Unit 4 test will be given on Friday, March 31st.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The students will have a climate quiz on Friday, March 31st.

6th Math: We will begin discussing inequalities.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 27-29, 2017           Washington DC trip

April 4th,  2017             3rd quarter report cards are sent home in the Tuesday folders

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

March 20-24, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have our fourth Junior Achievement class. They will review how consumers pay for goods and services. They will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using debit and credit cards. They will recognize the importance of taking personal responsibility for financial decisions.

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 Justin Jack and William Pryor. Parents we are running low on snacks so please help us purchase more. However, 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 continue discussing how to divide with decimals. The students will take the Dividing by decimals test on Thursday, March 23rd. 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 and begin to discuss metric units of measurement. We will discuss how to add and subtract different units of measurement. The test will be given on Thursday, March 30th. 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 reading our novel, The Westing Game, which is a mystery. We will be discussing the many characters, the characteristics of a mystery, and the students will be answering questions about important information from each chapter and using problem solving skills to help solve the mystery.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, March 24th. The words are in the document below.

vocabulary23

6th Grade Religion: We will continue discussing the Lenten season. The Unit 4 test will be given on Friday, March 31st.

6th Grade Science: We continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The students will have a climate quiz on Wednesday, March 22nd.

6th Math: We will be discussing equations and how to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations. The equations test will be given Thursday, March 23rd.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 20, 2017             2pm dismissal

March 22, 2017             School Mass (Dress Uniforms)

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci