Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another BUSY week...

What a week! We are working on our end of book projects in reading. We are writing narratives and we will be publishing them on the laptops into mini-books. The students are working tremendously hard.

We are in week 3 of our Pro-Ohio testing. Students take assessments on-line and have the data readily available letting them know their success on each weekly assessment. We have covered cause/effect and fact/opinion and author's argument. We are working on summarization of both informational and fiction text for these next two weeks. Ask your 6th grader the key words for summarizing-they should tell you two different strategies!

Our focus in spelling is multisyllabic words. The students have focused on 3, 4, 5, and 6 syllable words. Breaking them into syllables help them both spell and read them correctly.

We continue to be especially busy. Progress reports will be coming home this Friday, October 7th. Please be sure to observe the progress report, sign the recycled envelope, and send it back to school with your 6th grader. Only a few short weeks until the end of the first quarter. Keep your eyes out for information regarding conferences in the first two weeks of November.

As always feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or thoughts. I look forward to seeing you at student-led conferences in a few weeks! Enjoy this wonderful weather!

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