Sixth Grade News
Reading is the heart of all learning. At this grade students are still learning to read. Direct reading instruction will be provided for one period of the day. Students will attend an additional reading class where the focus is guided reading. In guided reading skills and strategies are built upon through the use of complete texts. Concepts taught this quarter include:
Think Central (Reading Resources)
www.ixl.com (Math, L.A.)
The new year has brought with it a new curriculum. The Open-Up Resource is being used in 6th grade. This is story problem (real life) based and promotes student thinking and understanding. We have worked on the areas of using decimals (add, subtract, and multiply) and are working on division with decimals. We have also spent time dividing fractions in story problems-focusing on the understanding of the questions and processes used to get to the correct responses.
Parent Help can be found at: https://im.openupresources.org/6/families/index.html
We are now using a new science techbook. It was designed by Discovery Education. We have been learning about cells, organelles, and the various scientists that have made important discoveries about cells. We will be starting to do different labs in class and working on creating lab write ups.
Who doesn’t love American History? In Mrs. Heaton’s Social Studies class students enjoy learning about the time period of the early 1900’s. Topics covered include:
Students always ask after studying WW I, “Do we get to study WWII also?” Unfortunately we run out of time and we barely get to begin learning about WWII, but students can look forward to it in the grades to come!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
641-932-2161 ext 1301
Lincoln Leads PBIS Matrix
It is the policy of the Albia Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact: Joellen Breon, PK-12 Curriculum Director, Program Equity Coordinator, Albia CSD, Lincoln Center, 222 N. 2nd St, Albia IA, 52531, (641)932-2161 x1301, firstname.lastname@example.org.