6th Grade Newsletter Kanoelani Elementary School November 2014 Calendar Nov 4 Nov 11 Nov 15 Nov 27-28 Dec. 5 Election Day: No School Veteran’s Day: No School Basketball Tournament Thanksgiving: No School Flu Shot Day Weekly Assignments 1. 2 Teenbiz Activities 2. 1 assigned TB Thought Question 3. 1 assigned IXL strategy *Internet access available at school to students that do not have access at home. Please make arrangements with your child’s teacher. Parent Communication I really enjoyed meeting everyone who came to parent teacher conferences. Please let me know if there are any questions that you would like me to address. Remember, the planner and goal tracker are key components of daily communication between the school and home. Please be sure to check and sign it daily. Curriculum: Math: We are covering Ch. 4 and 5 which is on rates, ratios and percents. This includes equivalent ratios, comparing ratios, unit rates, unit conversions, and using percents. Language Arts:. Some of the strategies that we have learned this quarter include identifying main idea and supporting details, author’s point of view, and non-fiction text structures. A big focus in 6th grade is Greek and Latin roots. Students will use this knowledge to build their vocabulary. Science: This month we are introducing the periodic table and the atomic model. Encourage your child to study their notes! Social Studies: As part of our study of ancient civilizations, we will be learning about many of the world’s religions. This would be a good time to discuss your family’s beliefs with your child.
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