October 23-27, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This is our last week of the first nine week’s! Can you believe how fast time is flying by! Please remember to go by the office this week and sign up for Parent Teacher conferences which are on Friday, November 3rd. I look forward to speaking with each of you.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are David Landholt and Isabel Storey. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 23rd. 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 multiplication of two to four digit numbers by two digit number. The multiplication test will be given on Tuesday, October 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 talking about fractions and how to add and subtract with fractions and mixed numbers. 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:   This week we will continue reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. We will also discuss and practice writing in iambic pentameter.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Thursday, October 26th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing how Jacob’s descendants show ongoing faithfulness to God and how God answered the Israelites prayers and freed them from slavery. Jesus memorializes God’s covenant God with us through the Eucharistic liturgy.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing plate tectonics. We will discuss volcanoes and earthquakes. The Plate Tectonics Test will be given on Tuesday, October 24th. Then, we will begin discussing Earth’s Oceans. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers. Then, we will discuss how to evaluate expressions with fractions.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 18, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 19, 2017         5th and 6th grade Field Trip

October 23, 2017         2pm dismissal

October 26, 2017         PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7pm

October 27, 2017       Inservice day/No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/volcanoes-101

October 16-20, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

I hope everyone who came enjoyed the Living Rosary last Friday, October 13th. What a beautiful celebration for Our Lady of the Rosary! Thank you for all who attended. The students loved sharing their faith with you.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Josh Graham and Owen Stikeleather. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 16th. 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 multiplication of two to four digit numbers by two digit number. 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 discussing multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. The test will be given on Wednesday, October 18th. Then, we will begin fractions. 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:   This week we will begin reading our second novel, The Shakespeare Stealer. We will discuss the Globe Theater, William Shakespeare, and what was going on in England during Shakespeare’s time. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 20th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will be discussing the story of Jacob and how he learned to trust God through difficult circumstances. We can cooperate with God by asking for his help and trusting in Divine Providence.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing plate tectonics. We will discuss volcanoes and earthquakes. The Plate Tectonics Test will be given on Tuesday, October 24th. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing the characteristics of fractions, prime numbers, and prime factorization. Then, we will begin discussing addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 18, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 19, 2017         5th and 6th grade Field Trip

October 23, 2017         2pm dismissal

October 26, 2017         PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7pm

October 27, 2017       Inservice day/No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

October 9-13, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

This week will be a busy week! We have our Pet Blessing at 2:30pm on the soccer field on Wednesday, October 11th. On Friday, October 13th, we have our Living Rosary at 9:30am. I hope many of you will be able to join us in blessing each pet and celebrating Our Lady of the Rosary.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Annelisa Fitz and Carter Schrenker. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Tuesday, October 10th. 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 multiplication of two to four digit numbers by one digit numbers. 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 discussing multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. 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:   This week the students will be focusing on expository writing to complete their in class The City of Ember final project. The projects will be presented in class on Friday, October 13th.

We will start our next novel, The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood on Monday, October 16th. Please make sure to purchase or borrow the novel by this date.

 

 

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 13th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will have our first Religion Test on Unit 1 on Thursday, October 12th. The students can use their notes, the Bible, and the textbook to study. Then, we will begin discussing Saint John Neumann.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the types of plate tectonic boundaries and their effects on earth’s surface. We will discuss volcanoes and island formation. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will discuss prime and composite numbers and prime factorization.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 9, 2017         No School

October 11, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 11, 2017     2:30pm Pet Blessing on the Soccer Field

October 13, 2017     9:30am Living Rosary on the Soccer Field

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

October 2-6, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Grandparent’s day is almost here again. I look forward to meeting the children’s grandparents. I know there is a wonderful day of picture taking and a play by Pork Chop Productions planned for them on Friday, October 6 from 8-11:30am!

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Aidan Dong and Harrison Reagan. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 2nd. 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 finish discussing how to estimate addition and subtraction problems with large numbers, how to add and subtract large numbers, and how to choose the right operation when solving word problems. The Test will be given on Tuesday, October 3rd. 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 discussing multiplication of whole numbers and decimals. 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:   This week we will finish reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

We will start our next novel, The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood on Monday, October 16th. Please make sure to purchase or borrow the novel by this date.

 

 

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 6th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the how God spoke to Abraham and Sarah, and we can hear God speaking to us today. He established a Covenant with Abraham and Sarah. God calls us to know him and to help other people to know him.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the types of plate tectonic boundaries and their effects on earth’s surface. Then, we will discuss sea floor spreading and continental drift. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing distributive property, exponents, scientific notation, and order of operations.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 4, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

Friday, October 6, 8-11:30 am- Grandparents Day

October 11, 2017     2:30pm Pet Blessing on the Soccer Field

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

September 25-29, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Our first week of Snack Shack went very well! Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Milton Cuapio and Kaelyn Phillips. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, September 25th. 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 estimate addition and subtraction problems with large numbers, how to add and subtract large numbers, and how to choose the right operation when solving word problems. There will be a quiz this week on Tuesday, September 26th. The Test will be given on Tuesday, October 3rd. 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 how to add and subtract large numbers and decimals, and how to choose the right operation when solving word problems. The adding and subtracting test will be given on Wednesday, September 27th. Then, we will begin discussing multiplication of whole numbers and decimals. 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:   This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 29th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the how God spoke to Abraham and Sarah, and we can hear God speaking to us today. He established a Covenant with Abraham and Sarah. God calls us to know him and to help other people to know him.

6th Grade Science: We will begin discussing the composition of earth’s geosphere and the types of plate tectonic boundaries and their effects on earth’s surface. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing numerical and algebraic expressions. The expressions math test will be given on Tuesday, September 26th. Then, we will discuss exponents and scientific notation.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 25, 2017         2pm dismissal

September 27, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

October 4, 2017      2:30pm Pet Blessing on the Soccer Field

Friday, October 6, 8-11:30 am- Grandparents Day

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHY6965o08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfVNnk8FHcU

September 18-22, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as sixth graders. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our first two, Corey and Raelyn, will begin this week. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, September 18th. Snack Shack will officially open on Friday, September 22nd. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

This Thursday will be the first PTO meeting! Mrs. Preston has promised a dress down day to every child who has a parent who attends. I look forward to seeing each of you on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm in Neglia Hall. This meeting will also be the first fundraiser for the sixth grade class. On Thursday, please make sure the sixth grade students are in their uniforms and are helping with the fundraiser, either with set up, selling the baked goods, or with clean up. This will be a great way for the students to take some responsibility in fundraising for their DC trip. Thank you to all the sixth grade parents who are helping to make this a successful fundraiser!

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 discussing how to estimate addition and subtraction problems with large numbers. Then, we will begin adding and subtracting large numbers. 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 how to add and subtract large numbers. 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:   This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 22nd. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will discuss the story of Adam and Eve’s disobedience and the story of Cain and Abel. We will discuss how when we stop trusting God things go wrong. We will discuss the different types of sin.

6th Grade Science: We will continue to discuss the geological time scale and the four major eras of Earth’s history. The unit test will be given on Friday, September 22nd. Students can use the videos and Power Point attached below to help them study.

Earth’s History Unit 1

6th Math: We will continue discussing evaluating and translating numerical and algebraic expressions. The Expressions test will be given on Tuesday, September 26th.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 20, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

September 21, 2017     PTO meeting in Neglia Hal at 5:30pm

September 25, 2017     2pm dismissal

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3MZ_wNFW8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KjqHfemon8

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

September 11-15, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

The classroom was buzzing with excitement last week as we finished our Financial Literacy Unit. Our business plans will be going home soon in the Tuesday folder. We hope you enjoy reading them! Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor. They are excited to begin Snack Shack on September 23rd.

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 place value, comparing and ordering whole numbers, and finding half of a number this week. The first Math test will be given on Thursday, September 14th. 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 place value of whole numbers and decimals, comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals, and rounding whole numbers and decimals this week. The first Math test will be given on Thursday, September 14th. 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:   This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the precise language and figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 15th. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We review talking about the two creation stories in the Book of Genesis. We will talk about how we were created in God’s image to cooperate with Him to care for the earth. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, September 12th. Then, we will discuss the story of Cain and Abel. We will discuss the different types of sin.

6th Grade Science: We will continue to discuss the geological time scale and the four major eras of Earth’s history. The unit test will be given on Tuesday, September 19th. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will continue our financial literacy unit by reviewing operations of decimals within budget reports for different companies. The financial literacy and operations with decimals math test will be given on Wednesday, September 13th.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 13, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

September 21, 2017     PTO meeting in Neglia Hal at 5:30pm

September 25, 2017     2pm dismissal

Please share the video below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3MZ_wNFW8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnpF0ndXk-8

September 4-8, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

The classroom was buzzing last week with excitement over beginning to write our business plan for Snack Shack. Please check this week’s Tuesday folder as there will be a parent letter about Snack Shack. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor. They are excited to begin Snack Shack on September 22nd.

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 place value, comparing and ordering whole numbers, and finding half of a number this week. The first Math test will be given on Friday, September 15th. 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 place value of whole numbers and decimals, comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals, and rounding whole numbers and decimals this week. The first Math test will be given on Thursday, September 14th. 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:   This week we will begin reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 8th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary2

6th Grade Religion: We will be talking about the two creation stories in the Book of Genesis. We will talk about how we were created in God’s image to cooperate with Him to care for the earth. There will be a Religion quiz on Thursday, September 7th.

6th Grade Science: We will continue to discuss the geological time scale and the four major eras of Earth’s history. The unit test will be given on Wednesday, September 13th. Students can use the videos attached below to help them study.

6th Math: We will begin our financial literacy unit by reviewing operations of decimals within budget reports for different companies. We will also discuss how to plan the budget to make the most profit. The students will be completing the business plan for Snack Shack.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 4, 2017       No School

September 6, 2017        School Mass  (Dress Uniforms)

September 21, 2017     PTO meeting in Neglia Hal at 5:30pm

September 25, 2017     2pm dismissal

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3MZ_wNFW8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnpF0ndXk-8

August 28-September 1, 2017

A Note from Miss Geene

Welcome to a new school year! I hope you all had a blessed time during the summer with your families! I feel so blessed to be back at St. Peter’s and I know we will have a wonderful year. I look forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night on Tuesday!

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 place value, and comparing and ordering whole numbers this week. 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 place value, decimals, and comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals this week. 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 be discussing the qualities of good readers and evaluating ourselves as readers. Then, we will read and compare two historical fiction short stories about the first people to climb Mt. Everest and the Statue of Liberty.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau will be our first novel. The students must bring it in by Tuesday, September 5th.

 

 

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 1st. The words are listed in the document below.

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6th Grade Religion: We will begin by talking about the organization of the Bible and how to understand and read the Bible. We will also discuss the English translations of various hymns we sing in Latin during Mass.

6th Grade Science: In science, we will be discussing how a scientist conducts research and how to make sure a scientific article is valid. Then, we will begin discussing the geologic time scale.

6th Math: We will be reviewing place value, comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals, and how to solve problems with decimal numbers. We will use these skills to learn how to start up and properly run a business. The students will begin to work on writing their business plan for Snack Shack.

Reminders:

August 29, 2017        Back to School Night 6:30 in Neglia Hall and school

August 30, 2017        First school Mass hosted by the sixth grade! (Dress Uniforms)

September 4, 2017     No School

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY3MZ_wNFW8

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.

 

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2017-2018 Rising 6th Graders summer reading

6th Grade supply list 2017-2018