6th Grade News
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ILS will have a Scholastic Book Fair during the events of Grandparents Day, September 21, between 12:00-4:00. The fair will be located in the ILC Fellowship Hall. Online orders can be made from 9/12/18 - 9/24/18. Use the following web address to access the online book fair.
Maroon & Gold Day with Volleyball LIT pep assembly on Friday, September 14
Remember to send in box tops to your child's homeroom teacher. Those little tops add up fast!
In-gathering for Clarity Pregnancy Center continues through the month of September. 6th graders are asked to bring in formula (No soy types).
Literature (Mrs. Franke)
This unit's vocabulary: Manic Magee - trestle, kaboodle, blunder, twanged, dangle, crowbar, eon, contortion, bided, grenade, ecstatic, volley, pillbox, languish
Anticipated Assignments (Week of September 23):
Friday, 9.21 - Read & reread Maniac Magee Ch 25-30; RN: Tell all you know about Grayson; Read AR
Monday, 9.24 - Read & reread MM ch 31-32; RN: summarize these chapters; AR
Tuesday, 9.25 - Read & reread Ch 33-36 in Maniac Magee; RN: Tell what you learn about the Finsterwalds; vocab ws/quiz
Wednesday, 9.26 - Read and think about MM Ch 37-38; RN: make a timeline of these chapters
Thursday, 9.27 - Read & reread Maniac Magee Ch 39; RN: review chart for chapters 24-29; Study for MM Quiz Ch 24-29
Friday, 9.28 - Read & reread MM Ch 40-42; RN: Tell all you learn about the McNabs; AR
*The online textbook can be accessed at my.hrw.com. Check the password chart for username and password.
Online Lit Book
Scholastic Book Clubs
AR Book Finder
Literature Circle Summary/Role Template
Sixth graders have completed their first rough draft writing, "Show Me the Way". In this piece they were writing about this year as if it is a journey. Once they have their laptops up and going, they will type the narrative. We have also started our regular vocabulary/spelling instruction and our daily language review, known as MUG (they should be able to tell you what that stands for).
We will be studying the following words for the next two weeks. A pre-test will be given next Wednesday and the final on Friday. Words: insincere, petty, quizzical, venture, and whim.
Finally, we have started our Shurley Grammar lessons with a review of the four types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. On *Friday, the students will be bringing home a parent help guide. This is a reference for you, and for your child to use if needed at home.
* Help guides did not get copied in time to send home Friday. They will come home during the week.
Books and guidelines will be given the first week of school.
Students interested in serving on Safety Patrol, The Immanuel Cancer Fighters, or helping with a new project called AnySoldier - info will come out the first week.
Safety Patrol training meeting will be Monday 8/13/18.
You can check out the webpages for each of these activities on our school page (under the essential tab).
The Anysoldier.com class-page has been updated with the wish-list to send to a unit of 270 soldiers in Afghanistan.
We just finished Chapter 1. We will be doing some Sciency activities (aka Scientific Inquiry) over the next few days such as examining the properties of water using Scientific Reasoning and solving a mystery by observing and inferring. Be on the watch for updates when we begin Chapter 2.
Extra Credit was offered for Chapter 1 and was due the day of the test. New opportunities will be available soon for Chapter 2.
We started Chapter 2 - Mental & Emotional Health. We'll discuss topics such as self-esteem and self-image, managing stress, and being part of a healthy family. Vocab activities for each chapter will be graded in class, the day of the chapter test. Extra Credit options for each chapter are due the day of the test as well.