Miss Pitney's 6th Grade Class
Sixth Grade Parents/Guardians,
I hope you’re all settling back into the school routine. In the classroom we will continue to get used to our daily procedures and expectations. In social studies we completed three mini units, studying the Three Branches of Government, The War of 1812, and The Trail of Tears. In science, we started learning about meteorology, the study of weather. We started writing personal narratives in writer’s workshop, and soon in reader’s workshop we will start meeting in guided reading groups as we continue to build our reader’s community.
This letter is to keep you up to date with important happenings in school. Thanks to Mr. Drinkard, we had a great 6th Grade Adventure Day in September. The students spent the day completing fun (sometimes frustrating), teambuilding activities. This week, we will be going on our school-wide Florence Griswold Museum field trip. I look forward to seeing many of you again in the coming weeks for parent-teacher conferences.
With the arrival of fall comes chilly weather. Please send your child with layers, such as a sweater or sweatshirt each day to keep them comfortable. While our classroom is typically warm, it may be chilly in the morning or outside at recess.
A reminder of our four-day specials cycle:
A Day: PE
B Day: Spanish
C Day: Music & Book Exchange
D Day: Art & Chorus
*Band meets Thursday afternoons
In your child’s folder you will find several Scholastic Book Orders. You can fill out and return your order form, or you can order books online through Scholastic Reading Club. Visit scholastic.com/readingclub, enter our class activation code (NFWZQ) and submit your order online. Each order will help earn FREE books for our classroom library. Orders for October are due no later than October 20th.
As always, if you ever have any questions, problems, or concerns please feel free to call or e-mail me.
No School Wednesday, October 12th- Yom Kippur
Florence Griswold Trip Friday, October 14th
Early Dismissal, October 21th & 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Veteran’s Day Essays Due, October 28th
Halloween Parade, October 31st
Picture Retakes/Class Picture Day, November 3rd
Miss Allyson Pitney
2016-2017 Supply List
Please come to school on the first day with a list of a few books you’ve read this summer, as well as an independent reading book. In addition, pack a healthy morning snack. All sixth grade students are asked to bring the following supplies to school:
- 5 hard cover composition books
- 2 boxes of tissues to share with the class
- 1 pack of pencils (I suggest mechanical pencils, Paper Mate Sharpwriter pencils are my favorite, but any will do)
- 1 4-pack of pens (blue or red)
- 1 highlighter
- 1 3-ring binder (I suggest 2 inch—any larger and it won’t fit in your desk!)
- 1 pencil case (preferably soft-sided with holes, to keep in your binder)
- 1 5-pack of divider tabs
- 1 square of Post-It notes
- 1 8-pack of colored pencils
Any additional school supplies you wish to bring (like lined paper or a ruler) are welcome, but not necessary.
At the beginning of the 2015-2016 year our class watched a Kid President video about being more awesome! Kid president posed a question:
What can you do to #bemoreawesome?
Our class came up with a list of things we can do each day to make our community more awesome.
-always believe in yourself and try your best
-donating money to important funds around the world
-being nice to everyone that I meet
-bringing in tissues every day
-including everyone in a game, never leaving anyone behind
-getting my assignments done and returned on time
-participating and volunteering to help others
-being respectful to others
-playing with my sister even if I don't want to
-understanding that you don't need to be right all the time; let things go!
-trying new things
-always being a good sport without any arguments
-cooperating with teachers, students, teammates, friends and family
-helping people who need help and being nice
-working on cars more
-overcoming a fear
-helping someone out
-doing my homework, helping around the house, helping to make dinner, being nice, and NO bullying
-by making people smile
-by being myself!
Remember to bring a hearty, healthy snack for our mid-morning break. Our recess begins at 12:30 and we eat lunch at 1:00.
The school's lunch menu and rotation schedule, as well as the district calendar, can be found on the DRES or Region 4 websites.
IXL Math and Typing Pal can be accessed through the DRES site under "Student Resources."
Please click on "Useful Links" at the left to access newsletters from Room 202 that have been sent home.