September 10-14, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

The classroom was buzzing last week with excitement over writing 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 28th.

This week we will continue MAP testing. Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so they can focus during the testing. I know each sixth grade student will do their very best! Sixth grade will test on September 10th, September 14th, and September 19th. Each day the students will take one test in the morning.

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

5th Grade Math: We will be ending our unit on place value, decimals, and comparing and ordering whole numbers and decimals this week. The Test will be on Thursday, September 13th. 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 Science: We will continue to discuss cells and their purpose. We will talk about the parts of an animal and plant cell. Students can use the video below to help them study.

5th Grade Reading: The students will have a reading quiz on the elements of a fantasy story and pre-reading strategies on Tuesday, September 11th.  This week we will continue our novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons include personification and symbolism.

6th Math: We will begin discussing how to evaluate and translate numerical and algebraic expressions.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing the geologic time scale and fossils. The Geologic Time Scale Test will be on Wednesday, September 19th. Students can use the videos below to help study.

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue 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 Reading quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 13th and it will cover the elements of a science fiction novel and similes and metaphors.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 21st. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary 2

Reminders & Important Dates

September 11th, 2018    PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

Please share the videos below with your student.

5th Grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDt1I0R3cdI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IlzKri08kk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69A6xyXGC-M

6th Grade:

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

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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVwPLWOo9TE