We hope you have a fabulous Winter break and looking forward to having your students back at school in January!
January 3rd - Return From Winter Break
January 5th - 8th grade performance of Twelfth Night
January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School
January 20th - Field Trip
January 23rd - Winter MAP testing begins
February 3rd & 10th - Parent Teacher Conferences
Ms. Venture’s Updates:
Science: Sixth grade students began their study of Energy. They have created flip books that outline the different types of energy. Please check with your student to make sure their book is completed before we return from break. We will add to these books as we move through our energy unit.
Seventh graders will continue to present their Google Slides presentations when we return from the break. Once presentations are completed, we will move into our next unit, Cell Division.
Literature: Sixth grade was treated with a video of the Prince and the Pauper. They are also continuing to enjoy Tale of Troy.
Seventh grade got a chance to watch the film version of War Horse. They have also continued Cyrano de Bergerac and are enjoying the reader’s theater we are doing in class.
Computer/Library: Both grades should have finished with all 100 lessons of Typing Club before December 15th. If not, they will need to complete the lessons over the break. Any students that have not finished upon returning from the break will be required to stay in during lunch until they are caught up. Remember, I make the computer lab available every day after school. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Mr. Vieira’s Updates:
Riggs (Spelling): We trying out some modifications to our spelling program. Your child will begin to have only 4 spelling words a day in January. They should still be practicing their new words each night. Students should also practice missed words each night.
History/Geography: Final exams for both grades will be rescheduled. Upon return from break, 6th grade will begin learning about Enlightenment Philosophers. Seventh grade will complete a mini-unit about the Russian Revolution before moving on to learn about the 1920s in America.
Writing: Despite regular interruptions to our schedule, both 6th and 7th grades have wrapped up their first short research paper. We have spent a considerable amount of time working on how to produce digital work.
In January we will begin our creative writing project where students write a short story/novella. More information will follow after the break!
To sign up for parent teacher conferences please visit the following link:
To sign up for field trips please visit the following links:
6th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-6thgrade
7th Grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-7thgrade
Room Cleaning Volunteer Signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4ca9af29abfe3-67room
If you have questions or concerns, please let us know!
Ms. Janice Venture and Mr. Luke Vieir