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

 

Mar 13

6th Grade Newsletter

Week of February 29th – March 4th   

Dear Parents,

I am pleased to announce that the overall scores for our standardized MAP testing were impressive. I’m currently compiling the data, along with an informational brochure, that I will share with you during parent/teacher conferences.

In math, we are finishing up our unit on fractions with an emphasis on story problems. You may have noticed that your child has some difficulty with some of the assignments, as I incorporated some 7th grade material. In additional to instruction, all assignments are reviewed in class. Those students who continue to struggle meet with me in small groups for additional practice. I’m seeing a lot of success with this method, as students gain confidence with their mathematical problem solving and reasoning skills. We will take the STAR Math test on Monday morning. Moving head, we’ll focus on fraction/decimal/percentage calculations and comparisons.

 

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGION: Living Stations Practice, Costumes, Set

MATH: Multiplying & Dividing Fractions

READING: Storyworks – “Attack at Sea”

GRAMMAR: Impact Words – Parts of Speech

WRITING: Writing Workshop – Paragraph Structure

SOCIAL STUDIES: Completed Chapter 6; Test

SCIENCE: Wrap up Heat Investigation CELL 

 

LIVING STATIONS

Up until our performance on Thursday, March 17th, we will be practicing Living Stations each afternoon. Grades 4/5 will also be invited to participate this week and next. I could use some help with costuming, set scenery, and/or “crowd control” during our practice sessions if there are any parents interested in helping out. Depending on the day, we’ll be in the gym anywhere from 12:30-2:30. 

EAGLE BLUFF

The 6th graders and I will be heading to Eagle Bluff from May 9th-11th (Monday – Wednesday). The students and I have reviewed the offered activities and our top choices have been submitted.

Please let me know ASAP if you’re interested in chaperoning. The chaperone fee is the same as the student cost ($120 – a $5 increase due to the “owl pellets” and “dream catchers” activity fees). 

 

Many Blessings,   

Mrs. 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.

Feb 21

6th Grade Newsletter

Week of February 16th – 19th   

Dear Parents,

The students and I have been hard at work this week in preparation for next week’s standardized MAP testing.  We have been focusing our efforts on learning and reviewing both vocabulary and concepts in the areas of math, language, reading, and science. Our learning has been a combination of digital practice using our Chromebooks as well as traditional paper/pencil work. In addition to independent practice, we are also learning on a variety of levels through small and whole group discussions. This is done to ensure all students – regardless of academic level and/or learning style – are engaged in the learning process.

I plan on administering one test each day next week. Please ensure that your child is well rested and has a good breakfast each morning. The students have also been reminded to come to school with a fully charged Chromebook, as all the testing this year is online. 

 

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGION: Passion Play Script Review, Costumes

MATH: Test Prep: Vocab and Skills Review

READING: Test Prep: Vocab and Skills Review

GRAMMAR/WRITING: Test Prep: Language Review

SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 6 – “The Land Changes Hands”

SCIENCE: Vocab and Skills Review 

 

 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday: Phy. Ed. & Science Post Lab

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Phy. Ed.

Thursday: Music, Band Lessons

Friday: Mass, Music, Adoration 

 

THE LENTEN SEASON IS UPON US

A couple of reminders for the Lenten season:

The all-school Stations of the Cross, led by the 6th graders, takes place in the St. Peter’s Church at 1:30 the next three Thursdays.

The students seem very excited about 6th grade Passion Play. Parts have been assigned (we have invited the 4th and 5th graders to join us) and we are currently working on our costuming. Unlike years past, this year’s Passion Play will be a stage performance in the school gym. Please mark your calendars for Thursday, March 17th at 1:30. 

 

EAGLE BLUFF

Although May seems a ways off, we are putting together the final pieces for our Eagle Bluff adventure. You won’t receive forms until early April; however I want you to be aware of the per student/chaperone cost ($115, I believe) for those that need to plan ahead.

 

Many Blessings,   

Mrs. 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.

 

 

Feb 12

6th Grade Newsletter

February Christian Value: Chastity

Congratulations to Cassandra, who was voted January’s Disciple of the Month! Catholic Schools Week proved to be a busy week, filled with themed activities and projects. We have a fun bulletin board outside our classroom, where the students expressed their love of St. Max School in a “minion” ways. We also created Catholic Schools/St. Max advertisement bumper stickers and wrote letters to our military heroes. The religion lessons this week focused on “The Year of Mercy.” We reflected on the Corporal Works of Mercy and why they need to be an important part of our daily lives. As part of our service to community, we made colorful placemats for funerals and the senior center. Of course, I can’t forget our entertaining talent show. We finished off our week with an all-school Mass, Adoration, and Benediction. It was a great week to show our Catholic School pride!

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 Monday: Phy. Ed. & Science Post Lab

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Phy. Ed.

Thursday: Music, Band Lessons

Friday: Mass, Music, Adoration

 

 

CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS

RELIGION: Works of Mercy, Service Projects, Catholic Identity      

MATH: Adding Fractions (Mixed & Improper)

READING: Readers Theater

GRAMMAR: Paragraph Structure

WRITING: Friendly Letter, Minion "Why I Love St. Max" Craftivity

SOCIAL STUDIES: Chapter 6 – “The Land Changes Hands”

SCIENCE:  Investigating Heat CELL 

 

THE LENTEN SEASON IS UPON US

A couple of notes as we enter into the season of Lent. The 6th graders are leading Ash Wednesday Mass, which is February 10th. There will be no all-school Mass the following Friday.

Thursday (2/11) begins our all-school Stations of the Cross, led by the 6th graders. This will take place in the church at 1:30 for the next four Thursdays.

The newly revised 6th grade Passion Play will take place on Thursday, March 17th at 1:30 in the school gym.

VALENTINE’S DAY

The class will have a small Valentine’s Day celebration at the end of the day on Friday, February 12th. Students may bring a prepackaged valentine to share with their classmates. Please, no homemade or baked goods (I would like to keep it simple). Thanks!

Many Blessings,   

Mrs. 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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