February 20, 2018

Friday, February 16th
Mid-Term Progress Reports went home.  They should be signed and returned today (Tuesday, 2/20/18)



Please make sure your child is dressed properly for the weather.  If the bus were to breakdown, it is important that your child is warm.  

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Scene from "Huffpost"

Richland's Expectations
I am to be . . .
 Responsible
Respectful
Honest
   Our new goal is to reduce the number of office referrals by 7%.  We   If each grade level reaches this goal they will have a spring class celebration on Thursday, March 28th.
   Together We Can Make A Difference!

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What will we being doing in Science?

This week the students will use text evidence to support what is used by scientist to identify the ages of each rock layer.  They will also use all the evidence they have accumulated to support a claim regarding the geologic time line of the Earth.

                  What will we being doing in Math Applications?

  This week the students will calculate the mean of data and use that information to describe the variability and distribution of numbers on a dot plot.  They will also use this data to answer statistical questions.  These skills will be necessary to be successful on the PARCC test.

(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 asks 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 have your child's work ready by 2:45 p.m. Also, if you are unable make it in; please check the homework hotline or web-pages. 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 proof read their writing 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 after they have been graded. Also, when the textbook is used review the "Section Assessments" at the end of each section.  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, February 19th: President's Day (No School)

  • Tuesday, February 20th: Return Signed Progress Reports