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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 January 26, 2015

 

***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 third quarter is March 11.

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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: Realistic Fiction (Adventure)      Reading Skill: Character/Conflict

We are in our last week of reading "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. Students will read along/listen to an audio cd of the novel in class. There are periodic reading comprehension checks along the way which will be classroom Reading grades. Students have a list of vocabulary words to study as we read and there will be a vocabulary quiz at the end of the unit. Each day students will summarize what was read in class in their own Hatchet journal. This will be a test/project grade in Writing. There will be a final project, a LapBook, which will be a Reading grade.

Monday - 3rd quarter writing assessment/students begin work on final project.

Tuesday - read chapters 18 & 19 (journal entry & comprehension questions)

Wednesday - Vocabulary quiz; 3rd quarter SRIs

Thursday - Final novel test and Reading Counts test for Hatchet

Friday - continue work on final project.

 

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. We will be working on writing skills: using text evidence, support and reasoning in your writing.

***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 January 26, 2015

Reading - Genre: Realistic Fiction (Adventure)      Reading Skill: Character/Conflict

We have begun our "Hatchet" novel study. Students will read along/listen to an audio cd of the novel in class. There are periodic reading comprehension checks along the way which will be classroom Reading grades. Students have a list of vocabulary words to study as we read and there will be a vocabulary quiz at the end of the unit. Each day students will summarize what was read in class in their own Hatchet journal. This will be a test/project grade in Writing. There will be a final project, a LapBook, which will be a Reading grade.

Monday - 3rd quarter writing assessment/students begin work on final project

Tuesday - Read chapters 18 & 19  Assignment: Journal entries

Wednesday - 3rd Quarter SRI Test

Thursday - Read Epilogue/Take Reading Counts test Assignment: Comprehension Questions & study for vocabulary test!

Friday - Vocabulary Test & project work. All journal work should be complete.

***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 "Troublesome Verbs" on Tuesday.

*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-Holiday

Reading- Holiday

Language Arts-Holiday

Grammar-Holiday

Reading Skill- Holiday

Tues-

Reading- Novel, Hatchet, ch 12, ch 8-12 quiz using the book.

Language Arts-DPEG and handwriting; High-Altitude Cooking

Grammar- Direct Object, Indirect Object, Subject Compliment

Reading Skill- Sequence, plot, summarizing, generalizing

Wed-

Reading- Novel, Hatchet, read ch 13-14.

Language Arts-DPEG and handwriting; High-Altitude Cooking

Grammar-Direct Object, Indirect Object, Subject Compliment

Reading Skill- Sequence, plot, summarizing, generalizinges

Thurs-

Reading- Novel, Hatchet, ch finish ch 14 and read ch 15.

Language Arts-DPEG and handwriting; High-Altitude Cooking

Grammar-Direct Object, Indirect Object, Subject Compliment

Reading Skill- Sequence, plot, summarizing, generalizing

Fri-

Reading- Reading Street: Novel, Hatchet, ch 15-16. 

Assess/Test- Chapter 13-16 quiz

Language Arts-DPEG and handwriting; High-Altitude Cooking

Grammar- Assess/Test- Direct Object, Indirect Object, Subject Compliment

Reading Skill- Assess/Test Sequence,

 

 


Mathematics

This week 

Monday-

 

Math 1st Period

Holiday

Math 2nd Period

Holiday

Math 3rd Period

Holiday

Tuesday-

Math 1st period 

Math Lab problem solving activity

Math 2nd period

Math Lab problem solving activity

Math 3rd period

Review chapter 3 lesson 7 Multiplying Decimals by Decimals

Wednesday-

Math 1st period

Review lesson 3-3 Rounding Decimals. Introduce; lesson 3-4, Estimating Decimals

Math 2nd period

Finish lesson 3-5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Math 3rd period

Math Lab problem solving activity

Thursday-

1st period-

Review lesson 3-4, Estimating Decimals.  Introduce lesson 3-5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

2nd period-

Mid-chapter 3 quiz

3rd period-

Review lesson 3-7, and introduce lesson 3-8, Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers

Friday-

1st period

Continue lesson 3-5 Adding and Subtracting Decimals

2nd period

Continue lesson 3-6 Multiplying Decimals by Whole Numbers

3rd period

Continue lesson 3-8, Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers

www.glencoe.com

http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com     students can use this site to log on to access their Math textbook online

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 - "Science in the News"

WEEK OF OF January 26, 2015

Monday – Partner work! Assignment: select article, read, take notes on graphic organizer, write summary
Tuesday – Assignment: select science concept related to article, research, develop "mini-report"
Wednesday – Assignment: Computer Lab - Type final copies

Thursday - Assignment: Develop script with partner & practice.

Friday - "Science in the News" presentations!

 

Social Studies - Chapter 8 Ancient Greece

Geography - Asia. Students have two physical maps of Asia (land and water). These are due Wed. 1/28. they will receive a political map of the entire continent on Thursday.

Monday - Chapter 4 Ancient China Test.

Tuesday - Peview vocabulary words and read Chapter 8 Lesson 1 pgs. 246-251 Geography of Ancient Greece. Homework: Complete vocabulary preview. Due Tuesday.

Wednesday - Students will review lesson 1 by creating an outline of the lesson. Outline due Wednesday.

Thursday - review vocabulary; read lesson 2 pgs. 252-256, The Greek city-states.

Friday - review vocabulary; students will review lesson 2 by creating an outline of the lesson. Outlines due Monday.

We will complete the ILP for Chapter 8 after we complete the textbook lessons (beginning of March).

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 activities.

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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