6th Grade Newsletter (May 2018)

Dear 6th Grade Families,

The Math State Test is scheduled for May 1 and 2. The test is only two days long this year, as opposed to the traditional three days. Students have been preparing for this test throughout the past 2 weeks, but the skills they have been learning all year go hand-in-hand with the skills required to take the test successfully.


  • Make sure students are resting up and going to sleep on time the nights before the  test.
  • Make sure students are getting a good breakfast before arriving at school.
  • Making sure students come prepared with a #2 pencil, water, and an independent reading book.
  • The most important thing is for your student to come in feeling relaxed, confident, and ready to show what they have learned.

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 are finishing up our non-fiction food unit and will be going back to fiction as we read The Giver by Lois Lowry. Students will continue practicing their notice and note reading strategies to make inferences as they read.

Math - Ms. Tapada - etapada@motthall2.org

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

Students have been preparing and practicing for the Math state test.

Science - Ms. Acevedo - yacevedo@motthall2.org

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

We will continue our unit on Weather and Atmosphere, where we will review the layers of the atmosphere, wind patterns, and severe weather. Students will also study and look closely at the causes and effects of global warming. Afterwards, we will be launching into our unit on biodiversity.

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

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

Last week we finalized our unit on Ancient Rome.   Students ended the unit with an analysis of the causes of the fall or Rome.   They shared their findings with a written piece.  We are currently starting our study of Medieval Europe.  We will discuss how Europe transitioned and formed a  new society after Rome collapsed.  

Message from Ms.Robbins (School Counselor)


Thank you!  Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jrobbins@motthall2.org.  


On the Calendar - Upcoming Events

May 1-2 - Math State Test

May 28 - Memorial Day - School Closed

May 7 - Health Launches for all Scholars in lieu of


May 29 - College and Career Week Launches

May 17- 4th Marking Period Progress Reports    


June 1 - Last day of Mott Hall 2 Afterschool Academy

 Reminders & Suggestions

  • Check your scholar’s Engrade 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.
  • The 6th grade will be going on an end-of-year trip to High Exposure on June 18. Permission slips have been distributed. Please make sure your child returns the permission slip as soon as possible. Payment options have been listed on the permission slip. If you would like to pay in installments, the first due date is on May 1 ($15)
  • The best way to reach 6th grade teachers is through email (listed in Class to Class section). If you have questions about information  on the newsletter or your scholar’s progress please reach out to us. Engrade is not an efficient way to contact teachers.
  • As the days get warmer and summer gets closer, it is important for scholars to remain focused on the growth they should still be making each day. Please continue to stress the importance of staying focused, completing and staying on top of classwork and homework, and finishing strong.


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