Week of October 22nd

Spirit Week 

Monday, October 22: Pajama Day
Tuesday, October 23: Teachers Dress Down, Students                                            Dress Up
Wednesday, October 24: Nationality Day
Thursday, October 25: Decade Day
Friday, October 26: 6th Grade Wears Orange

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Parent/Teacher Conference Sign-Up 
Opened Through Wednesday, October 25th
(Instructions to sign-up are on the district's web-site.)

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     Please take the time to check "Skyward" on a regular basis with your child.  This is a great time to have a conversation with your child about their academic successes and struggles.  It also lets your student know that their grades are important to you and it should be important to them.  
 
Richland's Expectations
I am to be . . .
 Responsible
Respectful
Resourceful
     The students will be working to keep the office referrals in all areas of the school (especially in the hallways) at a minimum from October 9th until November 8th  .  Students who do not receive an office referral will have a 45 minute celebration on November 9th. Any student who has received a referral will not be allowed to participate and they will be going to a reflection and reteach class.

   Together We Can Make A Difference!
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What will we being doing in Science this week?

This week the students will begin exploring the universe.  They will discover the big bang theory, electromagnetic radiation and the life cycle of the stars.

What will be learning in Math Applications this week?

This week the students will begin identifying statistical questions and if the questions are using categorical or numerical data. 

(Supplies for this class include: a ruler, graph paper, color pencils, pencils, calculator, a folder and notebook paper.)

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Does your child have a library card?

      Many of the assignments this year are computer based.  If your child does not have access to a computer at home, they can go to the local library.  Students with a library card can use the computer free of charge.  So, if your child does not have a library card it is easy to get one.  Go to your local library with a picture ID, that states your name and address and you can get you and your child a library card.  The library has so much to offer and most of it is free to the public.
 

 ABSENT WORK

***We cover a great deal of material in a short period of time, much of that material is gathered through hands-on activities and inquiry-based learning. When students are absent it is very difficult for them to get caught up and yes, they begin to feel overwhelmed. We understand that children get one day for each day they are absent, but put their daily work on top of their absent work, how much do they really retain of the absent work? The sixth-grade team ask, if your child is going to be out for more than a day, please try and pick up your child's work. If you call early in the morning, we will do our best to have your child's work ready by 2:45 p.m. Also, if you are unable to make it in; please check the homework hotline or the teacher's web-page. We really appreciate your help in this matter.
*** ALL SIXTH GRADE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ON MY HOMEWORK PAGE. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT FILL-IN THEIR PLANNER YOU CAN CHECK THIS PAGE. (THIS IS ANOTHER WAY TO WORK TOGETHER AND HELP STUDENTS BE SUCCESSFUL.)
Success In Science

1. Students need to come to class ready to learn and participate.  Being an active participant can be an essential element to a successful experience.

2.  Students need to do their homework.  Homework is given to reinforce the concepts that have been taught.  It is used as a guide for the teacher to measure each student's understanding of the material taught. Finally, it is a preparation tool for labs, students will be ready to work in their groups and have back- ground knowledge to successfully interact with their lab partners.

3. When written responses are required students should make sure that they have reread their written responses and all essential writing skills have been used. 

4.  Review notes, lab sheets and diagrams in journals. If vocabulary cards have been created, review them nightly.  Students will need to know the definitions of each new word, but they will also need to be able to apply their meaning to the concepts being taught.

5. Review worksheets and lab sheets after they have been graded. The benefit of reviewing these two sources is the format of the questions may be similar to the questions on the test.

6. When we use the textbook reread the chapter before the test.  The beginning of the chapter sets the foundation and each section after that builds upon that foundation.     

EXTRA NEWS: 
  • Monday, October 22nd - Friday, October 26th: Spirit Week
  • Friday, October 26th: Report Cards Go Home
  • Tuesday, October 30th: Halloween Dance (7:00 - 9:00) Free 
  • Wednesday, October 31st: Teacher Institute Day (No School)
  • Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd: Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)