Dear Parents: The end is near! Please check up on your 6th grader’s academic progress. If you are not already checking grades online with your child on a weekly basis, please talk to either Mrs. O’Leary or Mrs. Godinez in the front office. They can help you get set up with a password. Weekly check-ins with your 6th grader can save you a lot of grief and unhappy surprises in regard to your child’s grades!
Sixth grade English scholars have just begun an in-depth study of poetry. We are exploring the features that make poetry different from prose (“regular” writing), such as the use of condensed language, lines and stanzas, the frequent use of literary devices like simile, metaphor and imagery, and the way poets use rhyme and meter to create a unique sound with their words.
Additionally, we are continuing with our spelling and vocabulary studies, beginning a list on Mondays and concluding the week with a test on Friday.
We are in the middle of our Science Fair project. The R. L. S. 6th grade Science Fair will take place on Tuesday, May 14th. If you would like to be a Science Fair judge, please contact Mr. Pham. Our last field trip will be on Thursday, May 16. We will visit the Petrified Forest, Napa Valley Museum, and the Napa River Ecological Reserve. Contact Mr. Pham if you can help chaperone this field trip. To end the year, we will be working on an Endangered Species project.
Math 1 students will continue working on solving equations, and will take a test on Chapter 4.
Math 2 students will continue working on percentages to finish out chapter 6, and will then work on a sales tax project.
Pre-Algebra students will resume with slope and begin to graph linear equations finishing chapter 6 with a quiz.