7th Grade Newsletter (January 2019)

Dear 6th Grade Families,

We hope you had a lovely break and we wish you a happy new year!

Below you will get information about what your scholars are doing in each class and what events the whole grade can look forward to. Please enjoy!

Class to Class - What’s Being Learned in the 6th Grade Hallway

ELA - Ms. Yang - kyang@motthall2.org 

6R/6B - Ms. Nam - knam@motthall2.org 

Students have selected book club project groups for Hidden Figures, and will complete a final project for this non-fiction unit in which they craft an informative non-fiction text with their groups on one of the characters from the book.

Math - Ms. Tapada - etapada@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Ms. Alalouf - malalouf@motthall2.org 

We are currently studying exponents and order of operations. We will continue this topic into expressions and equations--the foundations of Algebra!

Science - Ms. Acevedo - yacevedo@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Ms. Alalouf - malalouf@motthall2.org 

We are in the Energy Unit, currently studying engineering and how it relates to energy. We are also continuing to work on the scientific method and writing lab reports.

Social Studies - Ms. Breach - lbreach@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Ms. Nam - knam@motthall2.org 

We are learning about the world religions.  We will cover Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  If we have time, we will also include Buddhism.  Students will receive the study guides for the midterms on Friday, January 4th.  Students should both complete the guide and study for a few minutes each day in order to prepare.  

On the Calendar - Upcoming Events          

Jan. 9 - School-Wide Reading Assessment

Jan. 18 - Report Cards Distributed

Jan. 11 - End of 2nd Marking Period

           Hangout Night

Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Jan. 15 - ELA Midterm

Jan. 22 - Science Midterm

Jan. 17 - Social Studies Midterm

Jan. 24 - Math Midterm

Reminders & Suggestions

  • PupilPath logins have been sent home last month. Check your scholar’s PupilPath account for missing assignments and remind them to check regularly on their own. Missing assignments will be accepted up to ten (10) school days after they are due for partial credit. Math assignments will only be accepted the following day. Turning in missing work is much better than receiving a 0. If your scholar loses their password they can get it from Ms. Robbins.
  • Any late work must be submitted before the end of the marking period (Friday, January 11) for credit.
  • Please make sure your child returns their signed Report Card to their Advisory teacher
  • Scholars are required to bring in an independent reading book to school every day!  This is important! Scholars have reading after lunch multiple times a week. Reading Explorations is now a graded course - students will be receiving a grade based off preparedness, arriving on time, and being on task. They are usually required to read the independent reading book during this period.  Please have them come to school prepared and on time.                         

Sincerely,

6th Grade Team (Acevedo, Alalouf, Breach, Nam, Tapada, Yang)