Sixth Grade Sentinel – 11/20/20

Greetings all,

It was a wonderful, jam-packed first week of the second trimester in 6th grade! We had a Natural Leader Assembly, Environmental Ed with Mrs. Naomi, and a chance to show gratitude by designing “Thankful trees” during Turner Homeroom’s morning meeting.

This week:

  • In ELA: students started our new unit, on informational reading and writing. They also took a quiz to determine if our current vocabulary routine is working well for growing students’ knowledge of academic vocabulary.

  • In Social studies: students designed a Stone Age Menu to show their understanding of hunters & gatherers in prehistoric times. They then had a chance to blend poetry with our studies of megaliths – ask your child to read their found poem to everyone at home!

  • In Science: we learned a lot about plate tectonics, plate boundaries, and convection currents. Wednesday’s lab was a lot of fun. Thank you parents for supporting your student in that.

  • In Math: Math A took a quiz today on fraction and decimal operations. Math B continues to work through rational number concepts with the help of some student volunteers.

Important Dates

  • Today 11/20: Curriculum pick-up/drop-off, 3-4 pm

    • Please return ALL books (Dar & the Spear-thrower, Front Desk, Out of My Mind, Red Scarf Girl and additional lit circle book titles

  • Mon/Tues Nov 23/24: Conferences, 1PM Dismissal days

  • Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27: Thanksgiving Break – have a safe and festive time with loved ones!

-Ms. Turner & the Sixth Grade Team