6th Grade Newsletter (November 2018)

Dear 6th Grade Families,

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 

We are finishing up our work with The Misfits using the Notice & Note fiction signposts and See-Think-Wonder strategies for annotating and creating inferences. Scholars will then study character development and dramatic structure they can identify from the novel. We will then turn to our non-fiction unit, reading Hidden Figures.

Math - Ms. Tapada - etapada@motthall2.org

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

We are currently studying operations with fractions. Soon we will begin solving fraction word problems. We will then study decimals before we begin learning the foundations of algebra.

Science - Ms. Acevedo - yacevedo@motthall2.org

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

We are in our electricity and magnetism unit. We are learning about insulators and conductors. We are going through the steps of the Scientific Method and how to follow each step in order to carry out scientific investigations. 

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

6R/6B - Ms. Nam - knam@motthall2.org 

We are starting our third unit on Egypt and China. Students will be comparing the elements of a civilization and students will finish the unit with a PowerPoint presentation on a topic of their own choosing.

On the Calendar - Upcoming Events          

Nov. 2 - End of the First Marking Period

Nov. 19 - Picture Day

Nov. 6 - Election Day - No School

Nov. 22-23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

Nov. 9 - Report Cards distributed

            Hang Out Night (new date)

Nov. 27 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 12 - Veterans Day - No School

Nov. 28 - Afternoon Parent Teacher Conferences

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.
  • Please make sure your child returns their signed Report Card to their Advisory teacher
  • Mott Hall II families are encouraged to take advantage of our Ashley Farms fundraiser!  All the money you raise will be used for your scholar's individual end of year trip!  Some scholars have successfully used this fundraiser to go on our end of year trips for FREE!  To access the registration form, CLICK HERE.  Please contact the PTA if you have any questions.
  • Support the City Harvest Food Drive - We need your support!! The counseling team is currently holding a food drive on behalf of City Harvest. We are in need of canned foods, canned peanut butter, macaroni and cheese, and more! We are collecting canned and boxed food in room 507B  (the technology room) AND room 410, Mrs Gorman's office. With your help, we can help feed those families in need. Please support this drive and bring in your canned food! If you have any questions about what to bring in, please see the counseling team!
  • 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.  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)