On Tuesday, December 3rd. 6th and 7th grade are taking a field to to the Davis Theater to view a selection of short films revolving around STEM, Human Impact. The permission slip is attached below. Please make sure to have it filled out and turned in by December 2nd. Feel free to email the permission slip and, as always, you can pay online, by check or with cash.
The best way for students to become better readers is to read and talk about what they are reading.
AR, also known as Accelerated Reader, is a program Coonley uses to help encourage and monitor independent reading. Our 6th grade students currently have about 15 minutes 4 days a week to read independently, hopefully for fun. When they finish a book, they take a short comprehension quiz to ensure they understood what they read. This all goes towards their AR grade.
Each quarter, students have a point and quiz goal to meet. The quiz goal is 85% or higher average on the quizzes taken. The point goal is based on their reading levels and is different for each student. We wrote down the goals in the front of their reading notebooks.
Starting this quarter, students are expected to read a minimum of 20 minutes a night. This cannot include a book that is assigned in reading. AR book are self selected, free reading books. It can be any book from home, school, the book store or the public library. If you want to find out the points book is worth or the book level to see if it is appropriate for your student go to https://www.arbookfind.com/UserType.aspx?RedirectURL=%2fdefault.aspx . You can enter any book title and it will pull up the information. AR reading can be done anywhere!
6th grade has a fast approaching Spanish field trip to see a play this coming Tuesday 11/12. Field trip forms went home yesterday. If they missed you, please fill out the attached form and have it ready for Tuesday.
Report Card Prick UP and conferences are upon us. Please feel use the link below to sign up to meet with the teachers you would like to conference with. If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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