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Welcome to the last full school week of December 2017!!!! I can't believe how fast the school year is going already!! I just want to remind all parents that homework WILL be given this week, but it will look a little different. They will receive homework on Monday that is DUE on  TUESDAY and then they will be given homework on Tuesday that is DUE on THURSDAY

Here are the lessons for this week:

Language Arts-Week of December 18, 2017:

In Reading, students will continue to read articles and watch video clips on the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. They will also continue working in their "Informational Book Clubs". These are groups of readers (usually 4-6 students) who meet frequently together to discuss articles THEY have choosen to read and topics THEY are interested in. While engaged in Book Clubs, students will use a variety of reading strategies to plan and prepare for what they want to discuss with their classmates. The focus of these "clubs" is to have authentic, open-ended, student-led discussions. 

In Writing, students will continue to use a graphic organizer (Cornell Notes) to take notes about their topic they are researching about. This week, students will start to organize the notes in their Google Doc accounts to prepare to write their research essay after vacation. We will visit the library 2 times this week. 


Homework for this week:

  • Monday (December 18th) - "Snowman Poem" - DUE Tuesday (December 19th)
  • Tuesday (December 19th) - "A Snowy Day" (picture with detailed paragraph describing the picture) - DUE Thursday (December 21st)
  • NO homework for Thursday night.


In Other News:

  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Band Concert @ 6:00 PM (Grades 5-8)
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 - Early Dismissal (12:50 PM)
  • Friday, December 22, 2017 - NO 21st Century After School Program


I want to wish all of my 6th grade students, parents and families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! See you in 2018!!!!!


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Welcome to another full week! I hope everyone enjoyed the unexpected surprise on Saturday, SNOW!! I hope everyone was able to spend some time with their families playing in the snow!

Here are the lessons for this week:

Language Arts-Week of December 11, 2017:

In Reading, students are continuing to read articles and watch short video clips on the great fire of Chicago in 1871. Students will continue to take notes and ask questions, using their "Cornell Notes" graphic organizer. They will then work in a small group to figure out the main idea and support it with details from the article or video.

In Writing, we will go to the library so the students can continue to research about their topic they will be writing on. Students have chosen a famous person in history, an event in history, a country, a science topic (space, etc.) or a sport to research about. Students will first take these notes using a "Cornell Notes" graphic organizer, then they will type these notes on their Google Doc account.


Homework for this week:

  • 6th grade Reading Log 
  • Read for 30 minutes everynight
  • Each night, students will answer a different question (character's actions, character's thoughts, character's feelings, and summary.)
  • Parents must sign the reading log
  • Reading Logs are due on: Friday, December 15, 2017


In Other News:

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Annual Ziti Dinner (5:30 - 7:00 PM)
  • NO 21st Century on the following days this week:
  1. Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  2. Friday, December 15, 2017



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Welcome to a brand new week! I hope everyone had a well-rested weekend! The count down is on to Christmas!! I am sure everyone is excited. The students are definitely excited and unfortunately, this is showing in their behavior, classwork and homework! Please be aware that homework is given everyday and will continue to be given, even the week leading up to Christmas. Please check that your child is keeping up with their homework and remember to sign their "Reading Log".

Here are the lessons for this week:

Language Arts-Week of December 4, 2017:

In Reading, students are working on the book: The Great Chicago FireThey are learning about the Chicage Fire of 1871 through this book, articles, video clips and audio clips. They are working in groups of 4 or 5 to figure out the main idea and supporting details in non-fiction articles. They will also be working in "Non-fiction Book Clubs" based on a topic they are interested in learning more information about.

In Writing, students will begin to make a list on topics they feel they are experts on. They will choose one of these topics to begin to research about. They will use books, articles, the internet and video/audio clips to take notes on their topic. Students will be using "Cornell Notes" to take all of their notes while doing research. This week we will visit the library Monday, Wednesday and Friday to begin our research. *Students can use the same topic for writing that they are working on in their "Book Clubs".

Homework for this week:

  • 6th grade Reading Log
  • Students read for at least 30 minutes everyday.
  • Students will answer a different question each day (character's speech, character's thoughts, character's actions and summary)
  • Parents will sign reading logs.
  • Reading Logs are due: Friday, December 8, 2017.

In Other News:

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Annual Ziti Dinner  (5:30 - 7:00 PM)

         *The raffles will be done differently this year. Each student is being asked to donate one (1) item to a  "themed basket" for their grade level. 6th grade's basket is "Family Movie Night". Therefore, students can donate a movie (Only PG or PG-13. NO R-rated movies please), popcorn, candy, etc. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your support.* 


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Welcome back after a well-deserved long weekend!! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!! I hope you didn't eat too much food!! I know I sure did!!

Now that we are all out of our food comas, here are the lessons for this week:

Language Arts-Week of November 27, 2017:

In Reading, students are continuing to read the CORE novel, The Great Fire. This week, we will use the CORE novel and non-fiction articles to focus on main idea and supporting details. I will model first with the whole class, then have students work in a small group or with a partner, and finally work independently. Students will also begin their non-fiction "Book Clubs" on Tuesday. Students may read either fiction or non-fiction texts or articles for homework. 

In Writing, students will begin researching on a topic that is interesting to them. It may be a Science or Social Studies theme/topic. Students will use books, articles, the internet, websites, and short videos to conduct their research.


Homework for this week:

  • Students will do a Reading Log for this week.
  • They must read for at least 30 minutes everyday.
  • Students will write a summary everyday.
  • Students will write at least 3 new or interesting words.
  • Parents must sign each night.
  • Homework is due: Friday, December 01, 2017.


In Other News:

  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - Picture re-take day


6TH GRADE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Welcome to Thanksgiving week!! Thank you to all of the families that came to pick up your child's report card last week. I was very excited to see all of you and to discuss your student's progress in the year so far. Many students made honors and high honors!! Way to go 6th grade!!

There are just a few announcements for this week:

  • Due to the short week, there will be no homework!! Students should still at least read 30 minutes each night. 
  • Teacher VS. Student Volleyball game - Wednesday, November 22, 2017 (9:30 - 10:30 AM)

           *Students are asked to bring $1.00 as admission into the game (Half of the money raised will go to the 

             Connecticut Food Bank and the other half will go towards field day in the spring)*



*Have a very restful and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

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