6th Grade Newsletter
April Christian Value: Kindness
I’m happy to announce that we all made it through the accreditation process. Several of the 6th grade students interacted with members of the accreditation team, and as usual, they were considerate and respectful. We were surprised to learn that one person from the accreditation team has written two books on the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. As luck would have it, he walked into our classroom while we were reading our social studies digital text and was kind enough to spend the next 20 minutes giving us more insight and details into the war. He also took time for student questions. It was a great learning moment!
We have also begun our 3rd Trimester literature study – “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." We will be applying all the literary skills and concepts we have learned throughout this year as we evaluate and analyze each chapter. During this month-long unit, new concepts will also be introduced, as well as several projects and activities. Our culminating project will be watching the original "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie and then completing a standards-based comparative analysis between the book and the movie.
One final note – I have personally purchased each student a book to use. For added protection, I covered them in plastic (good thing I didn’t forget those library skills!). I told the students this morning, that they are responsible for ensuring the books are returned to me in a condition similar to how they received them. Students will need to pay an $8.00 replacement fee if their book is lost or is returned to me damaged.
RELIGION: “We are Prophets” Craftivity
MATH: Geometrocity – Phases I and II
READING: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
LANGUAGE: “The Sea” by James Reeves
- Denotation, Connotation
- Figurative Language
- Poetic Structure
WRITING: 5-Paragraph Argumentative Essay
GRAMMAR: Writing Process Review
SOCIAL STUDIES: US/Dakota War of 1862
SCIENCE: Properties of Compounds – Solubility
TECHNOLOGY: EasyBib Text Citations
SCIENCE FAIR REMINDER
The 6th grade Science Fair will take place in the school gymnasium at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 19th.
Please allow your child to work as independently as possible to complete this project. This is truly the best way you can prepare them for their academic futures. In addition to science concepts, this project also helps student become independent, critical thinkers through planning, developing, creating, and prioritizing. Don’t let your child lose out on these important life skills!
Our Eagle Bluff environmental field trip is May 9-11 (Monday-Wednesday). The permission slips were sent home last week. Please complete and return as soon as possible.
I have enough female chaperones; however, I am looking for another 1-2 dads who would be willing to attend.
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.