September 25th


Happy Fall!



Allergy Season
   The students are suffering from allergies this year. Unfortunately, many students did not bring a box of kleenex to school with their supplies.  If your child did not bring a box of kleenex to school it is not to late. They need to bring it to their homeroom teacher. 

                        Thank You!!

Richland's Expectations
I am to be . . .
 Responsible
Respectful
Honest
   Our first goal is to keep the number of office referrals at 32 or less.  If we meet this goal, the students will be able to play softball against the teachers on October 6th. It will cost 10 "Eagle Bucks" to participate.
   Together We Can Make A Difference!
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What will we being doing in Science?

   This week the students will explore the reasons for the seasons and the intensity of indirect and direct sunlight.  The test for the unit will happen during the week of October 1st.  Please check in with your child to make sure they are reviewing their notes nightly, this will help them be successful on the test. 


                  What will we being doing in Math Applications?

   The students will use charts and frequency tables to find the mean of various types of data.  They will use this information to compare, draw conclusions and answer statistical questions.


(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, September 25th: Class Pictures (P.E.)

  • Friday, October 6th: Early Dismissal (12:55 p.m.)

  • Monday, October 9th: Columbus Day (No School)