Thank you to everyone for your support and help in getting the school year off to a smooth start. If you were able to attend Back to School Night, thank you for taking time out of your evening to stay informed! If you couldn't make it, there is some information below that should help you stay oriented to our classroom goings-on.
A guide to the Game:
The Game- Parent's Guide
I am sure you have many questions, so please ask your students about our simulation. We will official launch the use of the game board this coming Monday!
Protocols, Rules, and Procedures we discussed the last two days:
We've covered many important processes this week. Our processes help students stay safe and secure. They allow students to be confident about their actions and decisions, and remove the guesswork involved in joining a new class and grade. We covered:
-Morning arrival routines
-End of day routines
-Turning in work, deadlines, consequences
-Transitioning to other classes and different teachers
-Daily breaks and bathroom breaks
-Classroom supplies locations, etc.
Things you should know about 6th grade:
Your child will have varying amounts of homework, but will most likely have nightly Vocabulary, Math, and Reading assignments. Middle-school homework averages about 1 hour.
This will come home with your student every day. It lists what assignments they need to work on that night. Please check it and sign it.
We begin vocabulary next week. Students will learn six new words a day. Visit this page on our blog for more details: http://chpcs6thgrade.weebly.com/vocabulary-riggs.html
Our schedule is always subject to change, but it is posted in several locations and available on the blog here: http://chpcs6thgrade.weebly.com/calendar.html
If students are missing an assignment, they head to the library at lunchtime to get caught up. This is a quiet, supervised, eat and work time.
We have 30 minutes for lunch and recess each day. In addition to that, sixth graders get a five-minute break in the morning after lunch and in the afternoon after P.E.
Students will have weekly homework assignments in the World Language class of their choice. Please support their learning by checking in to see what they need to be practicing for this class.
Every student should have a dedicated math binder. In it they will keep detailed notes and examples, previous homework, and old tests. Encourage them to keep it organized!
We have art once a week on Thursday afternoons. We began art this week, but won't have it again until the end of the month because of overlapping field trip schedules.
Your child has daily PE. Please ensure they have a water bottle with them each day! Hydration is key to successful physical activity!
Thank you for taking the time to stay informed. As always, please contact me as needed. I look forward to next week!