We did it!! We made it!! First full week since May was a success!
Students continued to dive deeper into story elements, plot elements and characterization this past week. We also got to start the novel, Ghost, by Jason Reynolds. Students are VERY interested in this book! It’s a good one!
Students also worked on a TDA (Text-Dependent Analysis). Many students were able to sit and teach Mrs. Tercha how to write one of these, to which I am very grateful for their patience.
This past week, students took their first math test for the school year (Chapter 1). This is the most difficult chapter, but overall the students did well.
Congratulations goes out to the Purple Table for accumulating the most table points for the month of August! Students earn table points by displaying positive behavior. Some examples of how students could earn table points is by the table members coming in quietly from recess and reading silently, everyone pushing chairs in when leaving classroom, everyone following teacher directions quickly and quietly and also by everyone acting like leaders in the hallway and during specials. Whoever earns the most points at the end of the month gets a special treat from Mrs. Tercha.
The Purple Table requested Starbucks Frappuccinos for breakfast.
**Please note, these were caffeine free.** 🙂
Coming up this week, we will continue to read our novel, Ghost, and dissect more with characterization. Students will also work on the analysis part of the TDA.
In math, we will be taking the CDTs on Tuesday. This will be done with the entire 6th grade.
We will also be starting our Social Studies unit at the end of this week (Friday). This unit will focus on the Civil War.
We will be taking a field trip on September 26th (next Thursday), so please fill out and turn in both field trip forms this week! If your student needs another copy, please let me know! We will be going to the Lancaster County Parks with the rest of the 6th grade students and work on team building activities.
Monday – Music
Tuesday – Tech.; Math CDTs
Wednesday – Art
Thursday – Phys. Ed.
Friday – Music