6th Grade Newsletter (September 2017)

Dear 6th Grade Families,

The 6th Grade Teachers would like to introduce the year’s first monthly newsletter for families of 6th Grade Mott Hall II scholars. 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 - Mr. Pearsall - jpearsall@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Ms. Nam - kkim@motthall2.org

We will be working on basic writing skills and personal narratives. Then we will dive into our Notice and Note boot camp. Basic Writing Skills goal sheets are being sent home with your child. A check means that they have met the expectation for the goal. An “N” indicates that the goal has not been met yet. Please review this goal sheet with your child, write your initials in the appropriate boxes, and return these back to school with your child. Students will have an opportunity to retake any quizzes that were marked with an “N”.


Math - Ms. Tapada - etapada@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Mr. Kahan - jkahan@motthall2.org

We are currently working on our first unit about Division and Decimals. Students are going to apply their knowledge about division to complete a Movie Theater Project where they will make design decisions and then use math to collect data about their movie theaters.


Science - Ms. Acevedo - yacevedo@motthall2.org

6R/6B - Ms. Nam - kkim@motthall2.org

We are currently working on our Nature of Science Unit. We are going to focus on 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 - Mr. Kahan - jkahan@motthall2.org

Our current unit is Maps and Geography. Students will learning how to read and create maps.   I’m looking forward to meeting you are Curriculum Night on September 26th.  We will have a chance to discuss our year.


Message from Ms.Robbins (School Counselor)

jrobbins@motthall.org

Welcome to Mott Hall II!  We are very excited to have you attend our school.  We will be participating in several community service drives this year, so I look forward to all of your participation.  Both hurricane Harvey and Irma has been devastating to many families, some more than others.  Please note, we will be raising money for some of the families that have lost most of their belongings.  Stay tuned for more information.  Scholars, if you have an idea about how you would like to help, please come see me!  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that may occur during the school year.


On the Calendar - Upcoming Events

Sep.21-22 - No School (Rosh Hashanah)

Oct. 9 - No School (Columbus Day)

Sep. 26 - Curriculum Night

Oct. 12 - 1st Quarter Progress Reports Distributed

Oct. 6 - Field Day


 Reminders & Suggestions

  • Please join us on Curriculum night! It is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and gain a better understanding of each class (curriculum, grading, etc.).
  • Please make sure all forms given out in the welcome packet are turned in as soon as possible. Forms include Blue Emergency Sheet, Walking Form, PTA Form, Media Form, Housing Form, Lunch Form.
  • The Ashley Farms Fundraiser will be starting shortly. Packets will be distributed during homeroom. Please be on the lookout for it, along with any other forms distributed to your child.
  • Check your scholar’s Engrade account, the online gradebook, 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. Turning in missing work is much better than receiving a 0. If your scholar loses their password they can get it from Ms. Robbins.


Sincerely,

6th Grade Team (Acevedo, Breach, Kahan, Nam, Pearsall, Tapada)