Sixth-Grade Class News

Rachael Franklin, Sixth-Grade Teacher

Thursday
Nov012018

1 November 2018

Sixth Grade News

Report Card Pick-up Night will be on Wednesday, November 7th. We will be available from 3:30-4:30 and from 6:00-7:30. You can come whenever it is convenient for you.

Coming Up:

  • Boys & Girls BB Game on Tuesday vs. St. James, 4 & 5 pm

  • Boys & Girls BB practice on Monday and Thursday from 3:30-5

Happening in Class:

  • English - We are beginning Chapter 3 in the grammar textbook which deals with parts of speech.  Students will be completing a Hyperdoc--a package of digital lessons I have put together which allows them to work at their own pace.  Ask your child to show you how it works! They can complete it anywhere they have access to Google.

  • Math 1 finish a review on the unit of "Exponents & Order of Operations". They will take a test on Tuesday. Then they will start a new unit on "Integers".

  • Math 2 continue to work on Chapter 2, "Equations". The focus will be on solving one and two-step equations.

  • Algebra will begin a new unit of study, Chapter 5 “Graphs & Functions”.

Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, November 6th

Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.      Revelation 2:10


Due Thursday, November 8th

Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Friday
Oct262018

26 October 2018

Sixth Grade News

The second quarter begins on Monday. With the start of a new quarter, we have made an update to our homework policy. Check your child’s papers for more information about the update! It was also emailed out along with this newsletter.

Report Card Pick-up Night will be on Wednesday, November 7th.  We will be available from 3:30-4:30 and from 6:00-7:30. You can come whenever it is convenient for you.

Coming Up:

  • Boys & Girls VB tournament at St. Philip Friday/Saturday

  • Boys & Girls basketball practice on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-4:30

Happening in Class:

  • English - Chapter 2 Test on Tuesday.

  • Math 1 will continue a unit of study on "Exponents & Order of Operations".

  • Math 2 began a new unit on Chapter 2 "Equations". They will continue to study that unit throughout next week.

  • Algebra will wrap up their study on Chapter 4, “Solving Inequalities”. They will have a test  on Thursday of next week.

Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, October 29th

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15b


Due Thursday, November 1st

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:3


High School Prep

Homework Policy Update

With the start of the second quarter, we are making some changes to our homework policy. These changes are outlined below, along with an example of the note that will be sent home.

  • Each Friday, a note will be sent home if your child had any missing work that week.

  • That note needs to come back signed on Monday. If it does not come back, your child will lose a class dojo point.

  • Your child will be required to stay in the homework room on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 pm to either complete the missing assignment, or work on other homework if the assignment has already been completed.

  • If someone isn’t here to pick up your child by 4:35, they will be sent to extended care.

  • If your child does not stay, the assignment(s) they were missing will be give a 50% reduction in the grade.

Dear parent,

Your child had one or more homework assignments that he/she did not turn in this week. They will be required to stay in the homework room on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 pm. Refer to Fast Direct to see what assignments your child is missing. Please sign this form and have your child return it on Monday.

Parent Signature: _______________________________________________________


Thursday
Oct182018

18 October 2018

Sixth Grade News

The first quarter ends next week Friday!

The high school prep is doing something different for our parent/teacher conferences this year. Instead of having individual times, we will have a Report Card Pick-up Night, where all the teachers will be available to talk with you if you have any questions. You will pick up your child's report card from their homeroom teacher and then you are free to speak with any of the teachers if you have questions about your child's grades or behavior. If there are no concerns on either end, you are free to leave after you have picked up their report card. If you do not make it that evening, you will need to set up a time to meet with Mr. Green to pick up their report card.

Report Card Pick-up Night will be on Wednesday, November 7th.  We will be available from 3:30-4:30 and from 6:00-7:30. You can come whenever it is convenient for you.

Coming Up:

  • Boys & Girls VB Games vs. Grace on Monday; 4:30, 5:30, & 6:30

  • Boys & Girls VB Games vs. Pilgrim on Tuesday; 4:00 & 5:00

  • Boys & Girls VB Tournament @ St. Philip Friday & Saturday

Happening in Class:

  • Social Studies - There will be a test on chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, October 23rd

1 John 4:16

Due Thursday, October 25th

Psalm 103:2-4

Friday
Oct122018

12 October 2018

Sixth Grade News

The first quarter ends on October 26th, please remind your children they need to complete 1 service hour before that date. They should also be checking FastDirect for any missing assignments and get those turned in by that Friday.


Coming Up:

  • Girls VB Tournament @ St. John’s on Saturday; first game at 8:30am

  • GIrls VB Game Monday, 10/15 @ Walther, 4:15 pm

  • Girls VB Practice Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 pm & Thursday, 3:30-5 pm

  • Boys VB Practice Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm

  • No School on Friday, October 19th


Happening in Class:

  • Science - The test got moved to Tuesday.


Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, October 16th

John 17:17

Due Thursday, October 18th

Psalm 46:10


Friday
Oct052018

5 October 2018

Sixth Grade News

The Walk-A-Thon is coming up on October 12th and we are looking for volunteers! If you are interested in helping out, you can email ptl@stjohnschicago.org! The time for that day would be from 11 am until 4 pm.

Coming Up:

  • CC Practice Monday 3:30-4:15 & Meet @ Montrose Harbor Tuesday @ 4:30

  • Boys & GIrls VB Game Monday, 10/8 vs. Holy Family @ 4 and 5

  • Boys VB Practice Wednesday, 10/10 from 3:20 to 4:20

  • Girls VB Game Thursday, 10/11 vs. St. James @ 4:15

  • Girls VB Practice Friday, 10/12 from 3:30 to 5

  • Girls VB Tournament @ St. John’s on Saturday, 10/13

Happening in Class:

  • Geography - We have finished our unit about the five themes of Geography. There will be a test on Thursday, October 11th.

  • Science - There will be a test on chapter 3 about rocks on Friday, October 12th.

  • English - The rough draft of our Narrative Essay is due on Monday.  We will then edit/revise throughout the week with the final draft due on Friday, 10/12.

Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, October 9th

Numbers 14:8

Due Thursday, October 11th

Numbers 6:24-26