Month of August

Welcome Back!
School Begins Remotely on 
August 31st

Students will follow a daily schedule. Classes will start at 9:00 each day. Attendance will be taken!
I am excited to meet and work with you and your child this year.  
Together we will make this a great year!!


Richland Pride
Together We Can Make A Difference!
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What will we being doing in Science?
   






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ABSENT WORK

Please Check Mrs. Amedeo's Homework Page

       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.  Put the student's daily work on top of their absent work, the question is how much of the lesson do they really retain. The sixth-grade team requests, if your child is going to be out for more than a day or two, please try and pick up their absent work. If you call before 10:00 a.m. 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 teacher's web-site because homework is posted daily. We really appreciate your help in this matter.
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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.)
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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.  

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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.
 
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