Wow! Where did September go? Things are humming right along in Room 7, Grade 6.
We are moving right along with our non-fiction reading unit. Students are able to summarize using the text features present and are working on being able to pull out the main idea in a piece of writing. We are connecting that to our writing by working on writing information paragraphs with appropriate organization.
We will have a review test of the WWW words we have been working on over the last 4 weeks next Friday, Oct. 7th. Students should review the hilighted words from each week's list which can be found in their agendas.
In math, we are almost ready for our unit test on patterning; students should be able to represent and extend patterns in a chart and graph and be able to use a pattern rule to extend that pattern. We have set Friday, October 7th as our test date. Students will be working on the last couple of lessons and review before that date. Please sign and return the quiz that went home this week if you haven't already done so.
Students seem keen to be logging the phases of the moon. We will soon be able to see it in the night sky again as we move towards the first quarter. We have also begun group research projects on a planet selected by each student. They will conduct the research in groups and then create a group project to teach the rest of the class what they have learned. Most of the work will be done in class, but students wishing to do some extra research at home are encouraged (but not requred) to do so. Students can expect to be setting a date in the next 2 weeks for their unit test on Space. Watch the agendas for that info.
Finally, thanks to those parents involved in helping me get the junior soccer team to and from the tournament on Wed. The kids had a great day.