Classroom News

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fun and restful Winter Break.  Now that we are back in school we are hitting the ground running with our winter round of assessments.  As I mentioned before, students will take the ITBS/CogAT tests as a measure of achievement.  These tests will take approximately two weeks and will be used to help determine class placement for 7th grade.  Please see below for our testing schedule.  Please note that this schedule may change.  

Monday, January 9 - No Testing

Tuesday, January 10 - 1:15

Wednesday, January 11 - 1:15

Thursday, January 12 - 12:15

Friday, January 13 - 9:35

Monday, January 16 - No School - MLK Day

Tuesday, January 17 - 1:15

Wednesday, January 18 - 1:15

Thursday, January 19 - 12:15

During the two week ITBS/CogAT testing period you will notice a lighter workload.  We will only have one switch class per day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  

Students will also take the winter iready assessments later in the month.  This consists of two class periods for reading assessment and two class periods for math assessment.  I will share updated iready results with students when they are available.

In math we will begin Chapter 4 - Areas of Polygons.  In this chapter students will discover how they can use the area of a rectangle to find the areas of parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids.  We will finish up the chapter by finding the area composite figures, figures made up of more than one shape.  There will be a test as opposed to two quizzes for this chapter due to the heavy testing this month as well as the shortness of the chapter.  

Before break students were working on Cause Effect Essays regarding endangered species.  We will take some time this week to polish them up before moving on.  As we approach mid year students will begin working on Articles of the Week.  I will assign an article through Google Classroom and provide assignments/questions for students to complete and submit on a weekly basis.  

January Events

January 14 - PTSA Chili Cook Off

January 16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17 - Sixth Grade Concert

January 17 - Skate Night

January 19 - Sixth Grade Concert