Sixth Grade Sentinel – 4/23/2021

Greetings all,

It was a fun-filled week, celebrating our awesome planet in a mix of ways. Students wrote poetry based on the style of artist Charley Harper, using the figurative language skills they have been building up in ELA. They also created 3D recycled models of an ocean creature to go along with their recent studies in Science. In the spirit of collaboration, students also worked in varied groups to present a reader’s theater performance of a Greek play – getting us ready for our new unit in Social Studies next week. Additionally, they had many opportunities to get outside each day – because “outside is always open”!

Next week, IAR (Illinois Assessment of Readiness) begins. Please be sure to support your child’s success by reminding them to get a good night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and stay positive each day. These tests tell us a little about where students are with academic skills and content – that said, remember there is so much these tests do not tell us. For example, the tests cannot see how kind and thoughtful and resilient our 6th graders have been this year! We are so proud of them and want to encourage everyone to simply put their best foot forward.

Important Dates

  • April 26: IAR Testing, 8:30 each morning (Mon-Wed Math, Th/Fri Reading)

  • April 30: Next Materials Exchange

  • May 5: Reading NWEA, PM

  • May 10: Math NWEA, AM

Please enjoy your weekend!

-The Sixth Grade Team