• 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 October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20th is PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY! We look forward to meeting with you during our scheduled time! :)

***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.


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!


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!




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.


English Language Arts -

VH Class:

Reading - Genre: Mystery      Reading Skill: Elements of a Mystery and Plot Structure

Students have chosen a Mystery novels and are in novel groups based on choices. As a group they have decided how many chapters to read nightly and filled out a reading calendar based on the completion date I gave them (November 7th). Their calendar is in their binder and they should be reading nightly.

Grades for this unit: (1) Participation/Effort Grade - based on their participation in novel group discussions. If students do not read nightly assigned chapters they are not able to participate in discussions. Ten points will be deducted each time they do not participate.  (2) Clue Journal based on their novel. This will be a test grade.  (3) A multiple choice test on their novel.  (4) 2-3 Classwork grades

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.

Writing Focus this week: Elaborating with sensory images

***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.


SP Reading Class: For the week of October 20th

Monday – Parent/Teacher Conference Day!

TuesdayLeveled Reader: The Battle Over the Rain Forest Assignment: vocab. wksht. & skill wksht., Grammar - packet p. 3/Handwriting?
Wednesday –Grammar Quiz - Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns
Thursday –6th Grade Assessment Day! Students stay in homerooms.
Friday–  Begin new selection: Saving the Rain Forest. Assign: REREAD selection! Grammar - packet p. 1/Handwriting?

***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: Finishing Regular and Irregular Plural Nouns, Beginning Possessive Nouns

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



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Math Lab Problem Solving


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



Science - New Unit: Plants

WEEK OF October 20th

Monday – Parent/Teacher Conference Day!
Tuesday –"What is a Plant?" Chp. 5, Section 1 Assign: lesson worksheet & vocab. flashcards
Wednesday – "Seedless Plants" Chp. 5, Section 2 Assign: lesson worksheet & vocab. flashcards
Thursday – 6th Grade Assessment Day - Students stay in homerooms.

Friday – "Seed Plants" Chp. 5, Section 3 - No written assignment.




Social Studies -

Geography -  Major Mountain Ranges and Rivers Geo Quiz Wednesday Oct. 22. We will begin our unit on Europe on Thursday.

Students should be studying nightly for geo quizzes. Geo quizzes are always on Wednesdays.

Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Mesopotamia

Monday - Parent/Teacher conferences

Tuesday - Chapter 2 Lesson 4 Hebrews, Phoenicians, and Lydians; review vocabulary and read pgs.54-57, discuss lesson. Begin Lesson 4 study guide. Homework: Lesson 4 study guide.

Wednesday - Students are working on their Independent Learning Portfolio for Ancient Mesopotamia. Computer Lab for Webquest and/or current event.

Thursday - Chapter 2 Lesson 4 Israelites, Phoenicians, and Lydians: review vocabulary, read pgs. 58-59, main ideas and details. Lesson 4 Review. Homework: complete Lesson 4 study guide and review.

Friday - Independent Learning Portfolios are due today.

Independent Learning Portfolio - There are 7 activities to complete in the ILP - vocabulary, map, timeline, a webquest (will be completed in class), reading comprehension, 2 brainpops, and a current event. Most of these activities can and should be worked on at home if not completed in class.

*All assignments are begun in class and become homework if not completed.



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


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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