Dear 6th Grade Parents,
   In order to promote a more effective use of time at school, the daily schedule will change beginning second quarter (Monday, October 22).   The last two academic periods of each day will be slightly shortened to allow for a 20-minute Silent Independent Study (SIS) as an alternative to the current lunch lab.  This opportunity will provide students with a designated time to catch up on missing work, request assistance from teachers, or work on current homework assignments.  We appreciate your understanding as we make this adjustment to help your children achieve their personal best.

The BGCS Annual Shuk is scheduled for Tuesday, 11/20.
There is no school on Wednesday, 11/21 through Friday, 11/23.

Homework from 

1. Why question due Monday (checked Tuesday)
2. Observation Connection due Wednesday.
3. Word Wizard (Week 12) due Friday.

11/9

Week  of
11/12 to 11/16

Classwork

Homework

No School
 
Veterans Day (observed)

​​Monday
 
11/12

None

No School

Y-Book Check: Why Question
 
Prompt into Topic
 
Transforming 4-Square Partner Activity (Which laws provide better justice: Hammurabi’s or current U.S.?):
Choose either partner’s 4-square chart.  Using the DEC and TS in the square, write one body paragraph.
 
Self-/ Peer-Evaluation
a.  Poorly completed prewriting
b.  Partially completed prewriting
c.  Fully completed prewriting
 
Group Write: Transforming 4-square charts into essays (Which laws provide better justice: Hammurabi’s or current U.S.?)
Part 1: Introduction
Students read their thesis statements and the class chooses an essay topic.
Students evaluate the attention grabber and edit it if necessary.
AG from SUBJECT (not on topic)
Write a sentence explaining the connection between the attention grabber and the SUBJECT.
Connect the explanation (step 3) with the TOPIC.
Write the thesis statement.
Observation Connection

Tuesday
 
11/13

A Schedule

  Y-Book Check: Observation Connection
  
Group Write: Transforming 4-square charts into essays (Which laws provide better justice: Hammurabi’s or current U.S.?)
Part 1: Introduction (if necessary)
 
Part 2: Body ¶s
Body ¶ 1
Topic Sentence
DEC1
DEC2
Justifier
 
Body ¶ 2
1.  Topic Sentence
2.  DEC1
3.  DEC2
4.  Justifier
 
Body ¶3
1.  Topic Sentence
2.  DEC1
3.  DEC2
4.             Justifier
Choose one quality quotation from Teengagement.  Write a sentence incorporating this quotation with an appropriate text talker using a present tense verb other than “says.”  

Wednesday
 11/14

B Schedule

 HW Check: Text talker sentence
 
Group Write: Transforming 4-square charts into essays (Which laws provide better justice: Hammurabi’s or current U.S.?)
 
Part 2: Body ¶s (if necessary)
 
Part 3: Conclusion
Topic part of thesis statement
Area 1/3
Area 2
Area 3/1
Return to AG
 
 Exit Ticket: Directed Writing
Word Wizard (Week 12)

Thursday
11/15

 C Schedule

​​Friday
11/16

Y-Book Check: Word Wizard
 
Multi-day Activity (Creative Writing):
Write a CHILDREN’S BOOK aimed at kids in grades K-2, incorporating information from handouts, foldables, etc. on early humans. 
 
Rough drafts and self/peer evaluations due Tuesday, December 4.
      
 Vocabulary Corner (Week 12):
weekly prefixes, roots, suffixes:
  
mega
phil
pop
sangui
ver

Children's Book Rough Draft Rubric
Children's Book Final Copy Rubric

D Schedule

Bring materials for children’s book Monday and Tuesday.

Parents' Information

Welcome Back! pdf
PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Welcome Back Information

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Samsung ML-3560 DB Toner Cartridge (no generic)
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
push pins, clear
Intruder Defense System (Safety Bar)
u brands shag dry eraser
Legal-sized laminating pouches
Ledger-sized paper (11 x 17)