April 2, 2014
We've started the final push! With just April and May remaining, 6th grade is
quickly coming to an end. I must say, we've had an unbelievably great year, so
far. Here are some upcoming activities:
In Science, we are currently involved in a unit on Chemistry and Matter. Lots
of hands-on activities to help us learn about atoms and sub-atomic particles,
molecules, elements and matter. I will be taking the 3rd Quarter Science
Projects over to SM West on April 26th for the annual R&D Forum. Who knows?
Maybe there will be a few blue ribbon winners!
In Social Studies, after we've completed our Ancient Egypt unit this week,
we'll be moving on to the ancient civilizations of China, India, and then
Greece and Rome. We'll be heading to the Nelson Atkins Museum on May 9th for a
culminating look at some ancient artifacts there.
Of course, the fourth quarter wouldn't be complete without the Kansas Reading
and Math Assessments. I have no doubt that the students will perform well on
these newly re-designed for 2014 assessment tests. I do ask that you ensure
that your student has had adequate rest and a quality breakfast the day of the
testing.I'll send home notifications for reminders of the tests.
We'll be visitors to Indian Hills Middle School on April 28th. They'll show us
around, let the kids see some classes in action, and help the students feel
comfortable with next year's environment. We will also have an opportunity to
see the IHMS production of Grease on April 30th in the morning.
Third quarter progress reports went home Monday, March 31st; this group is
having a fantastic year overall. As always, if you need to reach me, feel free
to email me. I consider it quite a privilege to be your child's teacher.