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Sixth Grade Communication & Assignments


Assignment Recap – March 31
Dear Parents,

Since our 9 days of work is due Friday, I have had a couple of requests today to summarize the work that was assigned with final instructions for submitting this work, etc. I realize you have gotten inundated with email, containing web addresses, instructions, webinars, and articles for two weeks so I will make this a short list of final instructions for this week:

1. As per the instructions that went home on March 13, all work should be submitted by this Friday, April 3. You can submit all of this work via photo to my email or put it all in an envelope and leave on the lobby table. Here is a summary of those items

  • Bible Plans: Students are to read through the book of Hebrews and keep a journal with one WELL WRITTEN sentence summarizing each chapter. Then, students will compose a well written paragraph of 6-7 sentences summarizing the entire book.
  • Literature Plans: Students are to read Number the Stars and complete the packet. The page numbers that needed to be complete are 9-15, 18-22, 25-28, 33-35, and 37-39
  • History Plans: Each student has been given a Story of the World book. They are to read the chapters indicated on the top of the worksheet and complete the worksheets for each chapter. These chapters cover things we have covered in class as well as upcoming lessons that we will complete in more detail when the students return. Worksheets are labeled as TEST, but these will be counted as homework grades, not tests.
  • Math Plans: Students will complete every 10th lesson as review. So, for example, they will do lesson 10, 20, 30, etc. The answers are on the class website for checking (wcainfotogo/blogspot.com). Please let me know the grades for each lesson in an email.
  • Grammar Plans: Complete the packet of review materials as well as a couple new concepts.  These will all be taken for grades. Students can also work on note cards for research papers.
  • Research paper note cards are due Monday as we will be beginning outlines. You should have about 60 for your topic. In case you missed the announcement:
  • “As you may have found out, the research projects are a real challenge since the library is closed. I am going to open up the topics so that you can actually choose any card that we have studied and research that. You may choose any medium to display a theme of your research. For example, if you research the assassination of President Lincoln, you may want to do a diorama of the theater. You can certainly stick with the Fort Project, I am just trying to loosen that requirement in light of our safety situation. You can do a painting, construct the fort, maybe make a replica of the document of the Monroe Doctrine. Be creative!! You are not required to use a book, but please do not use any information from Wikipedia. Let me know if you have questions!”
  • AT THIS POINT YOU ARE ONLY GATHERING INFORMATION. WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUTLINES, CITES PAGE, AND YOUR ROUGH DRAFT NEXT WEEK

2. As of Monday, April 6, Google Classroom will be our only medium source. It will be much easier to retrieve, view, and complete classwork from one platform. The school site and the classroom site will no longer be available.

3. You will receive Google Classroom access information on Friday. You can view and become familiar with the program, but please do not start the classwork until Monday.

4. If you need a Mossflower book, they are on the table in the school lobby. If you desire, you can also purchase one on Amazon. The books are in separated envelopes with student names on them. I will also need the Number the Stars books returned as well as Carry a Bog Stick, if your child still has one. They can be left on the lobby table.

5. Please administer the two spelling tests (list 30 and 31) by Friday and send me the grade or a picture of the test.

6. Please take the math test by Friday. It is only questions 8-23. You either send me the answers or a picture of the test.

If you have any other questions, please contact me directly, even if it’s a GroupMe message. This way, we can keep any unnecessary confusion to a minimum 🙂

This will be my last email until I send out Google Classroom information on Friday.

Blessings to you!

Cathy


Latin Update – March 30
Salvete!

I recorded another quick tutorial to help students get started on their Chapter 9 translation which you can find here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xZbOHFTA2auyPRf1BQsz7GKGAw6sibmH/view?usp=sharing.

Also, here is a link to our chant booklet that they may find helpful in remembering the noun cases and jobs (chant #11), the noun declension endings (chants #4-6), verb endings (#1, 3, 7), etc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KhUQe8UicoiWlcKskFJjui0GZd5EsCAmRRwu7FhO3Rg/edit?usp=sharing.

Please reach out if your student is struggling! I would be happy to help them remotely however I can!

Mrs. Maddox


Update – March 25
Please check into the class blog for the spelling list 30 if you do not have them at home.

There is a math test that will need to be taken and sent back to me or a picture sent with answers by April 1.

Literature Update – March 23
Lit:  Please continue reading and complete workbook pages 25-28 for Chapter 8-10

Grammar: Links to help with Writing Friendly and Business Letters

Email Update & Spelling List – March 23
Good Afternoon, Parents!

I hope all are doing well and staying healthy! I want to communicate that until we know if school will be closed for a longer period of time, you can refer to the school  page and our class blogspot for direction. Claire will be keeping our lessons current and it is so much easier seeing all the classes in one place! Math answers have been uploaded and I am in process of uploading some grammar helps for a couple of the grammar pages. Literature assignment will also be up. I see that about half of you are using our class page and that is fine…whatever works best for you.

As far as conferences go, please email me what day and time works best for you. We can do a conference call or Facetime, and if you prefer to wait until spring break is over that is fine. I am so glad I had the chance to meet with my family before the Shelter in Place. Thank you for understanding. I can even email you a report of your child’s progress and we can communicate that way. Again, which ever way works well for you.

Praying without Ceasing,

Cathy

Spelling List:
Parents, please administer the spelling test for lesson 30, and either take a picture of the test and send it via text, scan a copy to my email or grade it yourself and send me the grade. You can add a bonus word of your choice 🙂   
Here is the list for lesson 31 for a test on April 3. Students are to write the words four times and alphabetize them.
accelerate
canvass – to look over carefully or solicit votes
canvas – a closely woven cloth
erode
melancholy
parch
puny
gruesome
flounder
quibble
ratify
vital
bystander
casual
ordeal
regal
persist
stifle
downtrodden
entice


Latin  Break Assignment

Latin Q&A Flow Chart:

Caput VIII Tutorial video (you can put this on the YouTube channel): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ybnUo1MzHXcOaNokdP7wbuao-08c-hv1/view?usp=sharing

There is also a good video on the Latin Tutorial website that explains Latin prepositions which could be a good refresher for your student (or for you as you are helping them study!): https://latintutorial.com/videos/prepositional-phrase-latin


Tuesday, March 17

12:55
Please check the class web page for all updated information. New announcement: http://wcainfotogo.blogspot.com/

As you may have found out, the research projects are a real challenge since the library is closed. I am going to open up the topics so that you can actually choose any card that we have studied and research that. You may choose any medium to display a theme of your research. For example, if you research the assassination of President Lincoln, you may want to do a diorama of the theater. You can certainly stick with the Fort Project, I am just trying to loosen that requirement in light of our safety situation. You can do a painting, construct the fort, maybe make a replica of the document of the Monroe Doctrine. Be creative!! You are not required to use a book, but please do do use any information from Wikipedia. Let me know if you have questions!

Ms. Burns


12:22
Hi again,

The code I sent is a valid code but unless you have a wca account with google it will not work. Carol is trying to fix this but for now it may take a few days. Thank you!

Cathy


11:32
Good Morning, All!

I am sure the challenges of setting your kiddos up for “school at home” has been quite the adventure! In an effort to streamline the way lessons will be communicated with you , the school is MOSTLY using Google Classroom. Not every teacher will do this because it is just not efficient for the younger grades, but sixth grade can definitely do this. This is a first for me using this program, but we will figure it out. For those who do not want their child using a digital resource, please consider logging in to the site as ‘yourself’ and then navigate the work with your student. If you simply want to stick with hard copy assignments, just let me know and they will be available in the school lobby. You already have everything you need through April 6, so if need be, Google Classroom will be the means of communication after that date.

Please log into google classroom. Go to the tab that is labeled “join a class” . Put in the code zdihgs7 . 

Please communicate with me that you indeed see the class for sixth grade

Thanks for all you are doing. Stay healthy!

Cathy