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Welcome to the sixth grade!  I am excited to be teaching Social Studies and Science this year! The Social Studies curriculum focuses on the ancient civilizations that have helped influence our world today including hunters and gatherers, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Middle Age Europeans, and Native Americans.  The Math curriculum focuses on four main strands: plants, animals, energy, and weather.
 
Students will need a SS notebook every day for my class. Your child will fill at least one notebook per subject by Christmas break, so please keep additional notebooks handy. They may use black or blue pen in their notebooks, but must have number two pencils on test days.  Each night, students will be expected to read and review their notes, however they will have little written homework in social studies.  In science, students will need a 3-ring binder and lined notebook paper. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.  Although sixth graders are becoming more and more independent, parents still play an important role in their success!

Weekly newsletters will be emailed with information from all three teachers on the team.  If you do not have email, you may request that a paper copy is sent home with your child.