• Welcome to Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Learning for the Future:  Every One, Every Way, Every Day
  • Proud member of the Georgia/Alabama School District
 

Mailing Address

  • Fort Rucker Elementary School
  • Bldg 21037, Red Cloud Road
  • P.O. Box 620279
  • Fort Rucker, AL 36362

Principal: Dr. Vicki Gilmer

Phone: (334) 255-1607

Fax: (770) 268-7482

6th Grade Home Page

Updated: For the week of December 1, 2014

***Remember: students must take and pass 4 Reading Counts tests, no more than 100 points below their lexile, at lexile, or above lexile, before the end of each quarter. ***

Are you taking Reading Counts tests? Last day to test for Reading Counts requirement (4 books within your lexile range - 100 pts below or above) for second quarter is December 18th.

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Please check student planners daily for class work and homework updates. Differentiated instruction in curricular areas means that all students do not have the same work in each class each day!

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Dress Code Reminder: Many students are having issues with the dress code; specifically jackets/hoodies with designs. Refer to the dress code that was sent home on the first day of school. Also, students are required to wear athletic shoes on days they have P.E. class.

***The Art Room is in need of material scraps, yarn, string, felt, etc.  Any donations will be appreciated!

 Please replenish school supplies as needed!

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Safety Patrol members should be in the lobby of the school no later than 7:20 so that they can be at their post when the morning bell rings.  If they are going to be absent or late, please call the school and leave a message.

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English Language Arts -

VH Class:

Reading - Genre: Science Fiction      Reading Skill: Literary Elements

Huge round of applause for the video presentations the students created for Plot Structures! I was impressed with their technical and cooperative learning skills.

On Monday we will begin our Science Fiction unit with "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. We will read the book in class and discuss as we go. Students will not bring the novel home until the very end of the unit. Students will create a Literary Elements flipbook. They will have time to work on this during class but should also be working on the book at home.

Five grades for this unit: 5 Reading Comprehension Reviews (after every 4 chapters), 1 end-of-book test, Literary Element Flipbook, and the Reading Counts test for the novel.

LARS - Daily Paragraph Editing, Handwriting and Grammar: Students receive a packet on Mondays that contain 4 paragraphs to edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors, 5 days of handwriting practice, and on alternating weeks either grammar or writing skill pages. . We work on these every day in class, except Wednesdays. The students are responsible for completing the handwriting practice pages for homework. Packets are due on Fridays.

This week: Pandora's Mysterious Box

***Remember: students must take and pass 4 Reading Counts tests no more than 100 points below their lexile, at lexile, or above lexile, before the end of each quarter.

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SP Reading/Language Class: For the week of December 1, 2014

Monday – Novel studies continue. Selections include: The Egypt Game and Tales of Despereaux Students need to bring a shoebox (or similar size) box to school for "book report" project.    Writing: Quatrain poetry. Assignment: writie 3 holiday/winter quatrains. Assignment: grammar packet p. 1 and handwriting

TuesdaySharing quatrains. Designing ornaments for poetry display.  Assignment: grammar packet p. 2 and handwriting
Wednesday – Library Day! Continue novel group work.
Thursday – Students begin writing their book reports which include: title, author, setting, character, summary, problems/solutions, conclusion, personal review
Friday–  Prepare book reports for display and finish ornaments for display.

***Remember: students must take and pass 4 Reading Counts tests no more than 100 points below their lexile, at lexile, or above lexile, before the end of each quarter.

LARS - Daily Paragraph Editing, Handwriting, and Grammar - Students receive a packet with 4 days worth of paragraphs to edit, 5 days of handwriting practice, and grammar lesson sheets. Packets are usually completed in 5 school days and are graded for completion. A grammar quiz is given upon completion.

This week's grammar concept: Past, Present, Future Tense Verbs

This week's reading skills: comprehension & vocabulary development, identifying story setting, characters, problems/solutions, and summarizing

.*Unfinished class work becomes homework. Students may choose to work ahead in their editing/HW/grammar packets.

  English Language Arts -                   

RG

Homeroom- Morning Math Fluency

Reading

Mon- LARS

Reading- Reading Street: Dinosaur Ghosts, discuss and review as we read. Define story vocabulary.

Language Arts-Daily Paragraph Editing and Handwriting; Greenland Letters

Grammar- Possessive Nouns Vocabulary-Vocabulary and Word Structure-Latin Roots

Reading Skill- Main Idea and Details; Graphic Sources

Tues-

Reading- Reading Street: Dinosaur Ghosts, discuss and review as we read

Language Arts-Daily Paragraph Editing and Handwriting; Greenland Letters

Grammar- Possessive Nouns Vocabulary-Vocabulary and Word Structure-Latin Roots

Reading Skill- Main Idea and Details; Graphic Sources

Wed-

Reading- Reading Street: Dinosaur Ghosts, discuss and review as we read

Language Arts-Daily Paragraph Editing and Handwriting; Greenland Letters

Grammar- Possessive Nouns Vocabulary-Vocabulary and Word Structure-Latin Roots

Reading Skill- Main Idea and Details; Graphic Sources

Thurs-

Reading- Reading Street: Dinosaur Ghosts, discuss and review as we read

Language Arts-Daily Paragraph Editing and Handwriting; Greenland Letters

Grammar- Assess Possessive Nouns Vocabulary-Vocabulary and Word Structure-Latin Roots

Reading Skill- Main Idea and Details; Graphic Sources

Fri-

Reading- Reading Street: Assess/Test Dinosaur Ghosts story, and story vocabulary.

Language Arts-Daily Paragraph Editing and Handwriting; Greenland Letters

Grammar- Assess/Test Possessive Nouns Vocabulary-Vocabulary and Word Structure-Latin Roots

Reading Skill- Assess/Test Main Idea and Details; Graphic Sources

 

 


Mathematics

This week

Monday-

 

Math 1st Period

Chapter 10, quiz, review; Introduce Chapter 2, lesson 2-1 and 2-2, Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

Math 2nd Period

Bar Graphs and Line Graphs, review; Introduce Interpret Line Graphs. Students will work with a partner for ten minutes, on the Get Ready for the Lesson. Discuss and review the work after ten minutes. Work on page 21, 22, 1and 23.

Math 3rd Period

Chapter 2, lesson 4: Stem and Leaf plots, review. Introduce Ch 2, lesson 5 Line Plots, page 96-100.  Students will work with a partner for 10 minutes on the Get Ready for the Lesson page 96. Discuss and review answers after ten minutes. Work on page 27-28 individually.

Tuesday-

Math 1st period 

Math Lab problem solving activity

Math 2nd period

Math Lab problem solving activity

Math 3rd period

Ch 2, lesson 5 Line Plots, page 96-100. Continue work on page 27-28 individually.

Wednesday-

Math 1st period

Chapter 2, lesson 2-1 and 2-2, Bar Graphs and Line Graphs; page 9, 14, and 16.

Math 2nd period

Ch 2, lesson 3. Interpret Line Graphs page 21, 22, and 23. Students may work with a partner.

Math 3rd period

Math Lab problem solving activity

Thursday-

1st period-

Chapter 2, lesson 2-1 and 2-2, Bar Graphs and Line Graphs; page 9, 14, and 16.

2nd period-

Ch 2, lesson 3. Interpret Line Graphs page 21, 22, and 23. Students may work with a partner.

3rd period-

Ch 2, lesson 5 Line Plots; review lesson 2-1 through 2-5. Do the mid-chapter quiz on page 101.

Friday-

1st period

Chapter 2, lesson 2-1 and 2-2, Bar Graphs and Line Graphs; page 9, 14, and 16.

2nd period

Ch 2, lesson 3. Interpret Line Graphs page 21, 22, and 23. Students may work with a partner.

3rd period

Ch 2; mid-chapter quiz

www.glencoe.com

https://www.math.com

https://www.brainpop.com

https://www.khanacademy.org ,is a very helpful website; free sign up, students must have parent/guardian assistance to sign up. 

 


 

Science - Unit: Vertebrate - Chp. 7 -

WEEK OF OF December 1, 2014

Monday – Chp. 7, Section 1 Assignment: worksheet and vocabulary poster
Tuesday – Chp. 7, Section 2 Assignment: worksheet and vocabulary poster
Wednesday – Chp. 7, Section 3 Assignment: worksheet and vocabulary poster

Thursday - Chp. 7, Section 4 Assignment: worksheet and vocabulary poster

Friday - Frog Anatomy - Study for quiz on Monday! Computer Lab - Virtual frog dissection

 

Social Studies - Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt

Geography - Southeastern Europe. They should be studying their map nightly. Geo quiz will be Wednesday, 12/3.

Monday - Ancient Egypt Independent Learning Portfolio (ILP). Students may choose the order in which to work on the 7 activities in their portfolio, however, they must show progress every two ILP days or I will decide the order they work in. . Portfolios are due Dec. 5th. This ILP includes a RAFT project. RAFT stands for Role, Audience, Format, and Topic. I sent home a parent letter home explaining this project on Thursday 11/13. Students receive 5 bonus points if they return it with a parent signature.

Tuesday - Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt, review vocabulary. Review lesson 2 with worksheet. Homework: Lesson 2 review worksheet.

Wednesday - Students will work on the seven activities in their ILP.

Thursday - Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt, review vocabulary. Read lesson 3 pgs. 92-95, review with Lesson 3 study guide. United Streaming video Ancient Egypt. Homework: Lesson 3 study guide.

Friday - ILPs are due today!!

Independent Learning Portfolio: students complete an ILP for each civilization we study this year. An ILP includes map, timeline, and vocabulary activities, two brainpop video quizzes (minimum score of 70%), and a current event to complete. Some ILPs include a webquest or reading comprehension activties.

At least 5 of the 7 activities can and should be worked on at home in addition to the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher Contact

  • Phone:  (334) 255-1607

Links for Sixth Grade

 

Daily Schedule

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri:

7:30-7:50 Homeroom/ Morning Work

7:50 - 9:15 Reading

9:20 - 10:15 1st period

10:15-10:20 Lockers/Bathroom Break

10:20 - 11:20 2nd Period

11:25 - 11:55 Lunch

11:55 - 12:00 Bathroom Break

12:00 - 1:00 3rd Period

1:05 - -2:05  Special Areas/Recess

2:05 -2:20 Math Fluency

2:25 Dismissal

Wednesday:

7:30-7:50 Homeroom/Morning Work

7:50- 8:40 1st Period

8:45 - 9:35  3rd period

9:35 - 9:40 Lockers/Bathroom Break

9:40 10:25 2nd period

10:30 - 11:15 Specials/Recess

11:25-11:55 Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 Reading/LARS

1:15  Homeroom/Dismissal

FRES Library Schedule: RG- Tue 8:30-9:00, SP Wed 12:00 - 12:30, VH - Wed 12:30-1:00

Classroom Library Policy: students may check 1 book at a time out from teacher's collections.

Class Rules

  1. Respect yourself and others.
  2. Follow directions and procedures.
  3. Turn in neat work on time.
  4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Listen when someone speaks.

Special Area Schedules:

  • Monday: VP - Music, SP - PE,  RG - Art
  • Tuesday: VP - PE, SP - Music, RG - PE
  • Wednesday: VP - PE, SP - PE, RG - PE
  • Thursday: VP - PE, , SP - Art, RG - PE
  • Friday: VP - Art, SP - PE, RG - Music

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