As we approach the holiday season, we would like to wish all of our students and their families a wonderful holiday with lots of family time. Wow! It is hard to believe we are already well into second quarter. The students continue to do a wonderful job. We ask that you please continue to replenish supplies… especially paper and pencils! As second quarter progresses, our expectations for quality work continues to increase. Also, we will look for the students’ work to be turned in on time with stricter late work policies. We will also be expecting students to be to class on time now that all the initial locker issues have hopefully been resolved. Checking PowerSchool and COLE (Schoology) remains as important as ever, so please make time to check the sites regularly with your child. COLE is such a great resource for students who have been absent or those who have forgotten what their homework was. Once again, Happy Holidays and have a warm and wonderful winter break! As always, we are available for questions, concerns or good news via email.
Grade level classes are finishing up their work with the novel Freak the Mighty. The story promotes character building, overcoming weaknesses, and the importance of friendship - themes that are very much applicable to our students. With this novel the kids are working on understanding the ways in which conflict drives a story's plot, the development of a character through conflict, as well as the importance of point of view.
Advanced classes are finishing up their work with the novel Tangerine. This novel is a tool by which students are working with point of view and perspective, and how these elements have the ability to change the feelings and emotions attached to characters. This story also deals with characters having to overcome odds that are stacked against them, allowing students to further relate to the novel.
We hope all our Team 6-3 students and parents had a wonderful Fall Break. We can't believe it's already second quarter! If you did not get a chance to reorganize binders and restock supplies, please help your child with that as soon as you can. We are seeing an increase in the number of students who do not have their supplies (especially pencils!). Students should continue to fill in their Action Agenda every class, every day. Second quarter can get tricky with all the breaks, so please help us keep your child focused and working hard. Our team has lunch first this quarter, so please remind your child to get a pass from a teacher if he/she needs to go in for recess. We are looking forward to a great second quarter and hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
How time flies! Team 6-4 ended first quarter on a strong note. The kids have settled into the routine of middle school nicely and are diving into new challenges with enthusiasm. Quarter 2 can be difficult due to all of the breaks, so we’ll need your help to make sure students stay focused and keep up with the good study habits that have made them successful so far this year. Please take some time to help your child with the following: replenish supplies (pencils, pens, notebook paper), clean out and organize binders, and search for “lost” school books and materials under the bed, in the closet, in the car…it’s amazing where things can hide! In addition, please check the school ‘Lost and Found’ for any missing items. Finally, it is also suggested that students continue to check PowerSchool on a weekly basis and COLE as needed. This is especially true in the case of an absence. Remember, if you are absent one day you have an additional day to make up the work. This means recess/lunch should be spent with teachers the day you return.
We are very proud of how many canned food products the kids on Team 6-4 brought in to support the Food Bank of the Rockies’ canned food drive last month. Awesome job helping those in great need!
We look forward to another spectacular quarter with the awesome kids on team 6-4!