• 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 15, 2014

Homeroom Holiday Parties are planned for Friday, December 19th. Students will stay in homerooms all day and may wear pajamas to school (school appropriate, please!!!) We'll begin the day with a movie and hot chocolate, followed by a Read-In, and a party after lunch. Students may bring slippers, pillows, blankets, books, etc. We're looking forward to a great 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.

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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 Devices

We finished chapter 9 of "The Giver" by Lois Lowry last Friday. We are reading the book in class and discussing as we go. Students had a comprehension review for chapters 5-9 to complete over the weekend. After every fourth chapter there is review to complete. These are started in class but most of it will be homework. Students will create a Literary Devices 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 Devices 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: NO DPEHG this week. Students will be writing in their Literary Devices Flip Book.

***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 15, 2014

Monday – Working on holiday play presentations.

TuesdayWorking on holiday play presentations.
Wednesday – "Diamonds in the Snow" will present.
Thursday – "The Shoemakers and Elvis" will present.
Friday– No reading class. Staying in homerooms all day.

***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: Begin new skill in the New Year!"

This week's reading skills: script reading, oral presentations

.*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 Test on Wednesday!

WEEK OF OF December 15, 2014

Monday –  Test study guides have been distributed! Assignment: p. 208 #1-10, Finish vocabulary & information project!
Tuesday – Study! Test tomorrow!
Wednesday – Chp. 7 test

Thursday - No written homework.

Friday - Science classes will not meet today! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! :)

 

Social Studies - Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt

Geography - Southeastern Europe. They should be studying their map nightly. Geo quiz will be Wednesday, 12/10.

Monday - We are reviewing lesson 3 - Egypt and Nubia. Students began a study guide on Thursday and that should be completed in class.

Tuesday - Reviewing for Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt Test: review vocabulary, all study guides and lesson reviews. 2 discussion questions will be given in class today. Students should prewrite their answers before Thursday.

Wednesday - Continue reviewing for Chapter 3 Test (vocabulary, study guides, lesson reviews, work on discussion answers).

Thursday - Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt Test

Friday - Preview next unit - Ancient China (Discovery Education video) and intro new ILP.

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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