Mrs. Carroll's Classroom

5th & 6th Grade
Sherry Carroll
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"Walk with your feet on Earth, but your heart be in heaven." 

-St. John Bosco

 

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6th Grade Newsletter

May Christian Value: Diligence

Dear Parents,

            We have had a couple of exciting weeks! The week of May 9th kicked off with our annual visit to Eagle Bluff. I am so impressed with the knowledge and perseverance the students demonstrated with each of the activity challenges. We are one of the few classes where every student successfully completed the ropes course/zip line without falling! Way to go 6th graders!!

            In math, we finished our geometry unit and have moved one to algebra. Using “Hands-on Operations” as our teaching and learning strategy (thank you Mrs. Calice!), the students are showing much success as we progress into more challenging equations. We are developing a deeper knowledge of the sacraments in religion, where students are creating a major advertising campaign that will encourage others to celebrate their chosen sacrament.

            This past Tuesday, the students visited the Minnesota History Museum. While it began with a few students groaning (Really, Mrs. Carroll? Our field trip is about learning history? How can that be fun?), it ended with, “Mrs. Carroll, why aren’t we able to stay longer?” At the end of our visit, all students seemed to have a great time – and yes, learning did take place! ;)

 

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGION: “Investigating the Sacraments”

MATH: Geometry Wrap-up; Began Algebra

READING: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

  • Vocab Skills/Figurative Language
  • Text Comprehension and Analysis

GRAMMAR: Cumulative Language Review

SOCIAL STUDIES: Wrapped up “Boom or Bust”

SCIENCE: Properties of Compounds Assessment

TECHNOLOGY: Task-Based Research

 

STANDARDIZED TESTING

We completed our reading test this week with impressive results. Over half of the students’ scores increased, a couple remained the same, and a few decreased slightly (although a couple these scores remained in our top five, so no concerns).

UP NEXT: The language test is Tuesday morning; the math test is Wednesday morning. Again, I need to stress that your child is fully rested and has a nutritious breakfast next week. Thank you!

 

LIVING ROSARY

Our students will participate in the Living Rosary next Tuesday (May 24th) at 8:30 AM in the church. All are welcome to attend this devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary.

 

GRADUATION

Graduation is fast approaching!! An e-mail has been sent out with graduation info and details.

REMINDER

Please send your child’s photo and message to Emily Carriveau ASAP, so they can be included in the yearbook. For details, refer to the e-mail that was previously sent to you. Thank you!!

 

God’s Blessings,

Sherry Carroll

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe School is a Catholic community where all members are dedicated to the total development of each child, thus providing the foundation for a Spirit-filled and sacramental life.

 

May 05

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6th Grade Newsletter

May Christian Value: Diligence

 

Dear Parents,

         Our Geometrocity Open House was a fun success. Thank you to the parents who were able to attend. The students thoroughly enjoyed showing off and explaining the details of their unique geometric city designs. We are close to finishing up our Geometry unit, and will soon move onto and finish up the year with Algebra! Mrs. Calice has purchased “Hands-On Equations” for our class, which is an interactive learning tool the students are sure to love.

Our faith activities have been centered on the importance of understanding the depth and significance of the Sacraments throughout our lives. Through our lessons, my hope is for each student to recognize our obligation to do God’s work each and every day.

      CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGION: “The Sacraments of Initiation”

MATH: Angles: Calculation and Measurement

READING: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”

  • Vocab Skills
  • Homonyms; Personification
  • Text Comprehension and Analysis

GRAMMAR: Cumulative Language Review

SOCIAL STUDIES: Boom or Bust – Great Depression

SCIENCE: Properties of Compounds – Chemical Reactions

TECHNOLOGY: Task-Based Research

 

MAY CROWNING

A reminder that May Crowing will take place tomorrow during Mass. Each student should bring a flower to school tomorrow. The student body will process to the altar at the start of Mass, offering a flower to Mary. Congratulations to Sam and Sophia who were chosen to participate in the ceremony (based on their written essays).

 

DISCIPLE OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Jordan Carriveau, who was selected as St. Max’s April Disciple of the Month (Patience). Way to go, Jordan!

 

HISTORY CENTER FIELD TRIP

The 4th, 5th, and 6th graders will be visiting the History Center on Tuesday, May 17th. This will be an amazing opportunity to connect with our state through interactive lessons and activities. I’m hoping the students find a new appreciation for Minnesota museums! I can take only three chaperones (Virtus trained and background checked). First come, first served. 

 

God’s Blessings,

Sherry Carroll

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe School is a Catholic community where all members are dedicated to the total development of each child, thus providing the foundation for a Spirit-filled and sacramental life.

 

 

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