Oh, what an exciting time! Our 6th grade team has been anticipating your arrival, and are enthused to meet you!
Here are some helpful guidelines for starting the year with confidence:
See you soon!
Book Fair Week is coming! Fliers will be sent home on March 22nd.
The Book Fair runs from Sunday, March 26 – Friday, March 31 (Ends at 3:00pm on Friday)
Dates for student shopping: Students will have the option to shop during their normal library times with Mrs. Maca
Family Shopping: Sunday, March 26 8:00am – 12:00pm – Family Shopping
Tuesday, March 28 5:00pm-7:00pm – eCreamery Ice Cream & Cookie Truck will be in the parking lot to make it a fun community event. Families have the option to purchase cookies, ice cream sandwiches or eCreamery treats. In the cafeteria there will be places to sit and visit while you admire our new tables and eat your sweet treats. Please enjoy some complimentary water and The Amazing Arthur will be there doing magic tricks. Bring some spare change for your children to participate in a couple fun carnival games or use your camera to take pictures of them and your family in our carnival backdrop with props. Come One! Come All!!
Book fair dress down day Friday, March 24: Please consider donating to our library. One hundred percent of all the money collected will be used to buy books for our school library. Normal dress down day applies.
Thank you to our outstanding parents for making Valentine’s Day super *sweet*! We loved our games and goodies and just having an excuse to relax on a dark winter day!
Mod 8 Math: Geometry is a new enterprise for us! The students are mastering angles, angle relationships, and defining different classifications of polygons. Soon we will be able to solve perimeter and area of 2D figures using formulas. Look for their Lions of Symmetry soon! Beautiful works of art these kids will create!
Mod 9 Math: Algebra! Yes, we are solving for “x”! We are using inverse operations to isolate the variable. We are combining like terms and resurrecting our distribution property. I am so proud of these kids for their hard work enacting the steps to perform Algebraic tasks!
Welcome to 2023!
Mod 8: Advanced Math
We are continuing our grueling work with proportions by expanding into percents! We will learn how to navigate smoothly from decimals to fractions to percents and back again. We will learn how to survive in this market economy by estimating and solving for costs and discounts and tax rates. Hopefully the kids will be savvy purchasers and budget managers in no time!
Mod 9 & 10:
We are leaving Statistics behind, and wandering into the wild world of integers! What are they? What are the rules for adding/subtracting them, and then for multiplying/dividing them? Can we integrate our earlier lessons on order of operations now that we use integers in our math work? Big questions, and soon the answers should all be “I can show you!”
Mod 8: We just completed our Algebra introduction: one- and two-step equations, as well as inequalities! Our Mod 8 attitude is playful, curious, and hard-working. I am so proud of their audacious enthusiasm with all math challenges! Now on to….ratios, proportions, and percents!
Mods 9 & 10: These two classes scored the highest average grades of the entire year! I’m so proud of them! Their topic was multiplication and division of mixed numbers, not an easy study! Fearlessly we move on to Statistics! What is data? How should we best organize and present it? What manner of analysis are we able to engage? Lots of fun questions ahead for us to probe and observe!
Thanks to our first 6B students to volunteer to be in the SPOTLIGHT!
We loved hearing details about Brayden and Julie and seeing their photos and accomplishments.You are awesome 6B students!
Fifth and Sixth grade are gearing up for their musical, Disney’s Frozen, Jr.!
Here is a link to the music to practice at home, or just to use to jam out with your family.
FROZEN JR. Soundtrack:
Mod 8: Integers: our new number classification. We are learning to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers! Sometimes we sing, sometimes we shuffle poker chips, and sometimes we execute movement on a number line. Ask your 6th grader which is the favorite!
Mod 9 & 10: Congratulations to these math warriors on the detailed work of multiplying and dividing with decimals! Ask your student: Who is the divisor in the class? Where does the divisor sit in a division problem? And, how can we change numbers as long as we are fair? What does that even mean? The kids know!
Please continue to check Google Classroom for daily assignments and learning goals, as needed. The week is laid out for all students every Monday morning at 8 am on Google Classroom.
Mrs.Martinez & Mrs.Jeffrey are so excited to meet you and begin the 2022-23 School Year with you!
Please keep an eye on our classroom page for exciting updates throughout the year!
**Please cover the textbooks you pick up on Tuesday’s Open House Night
**Please get lots of sleep and be ready to step into our new year together on Thursday!
Thank you for your enthusiasm and know that we are praying for each and every one of YOU.
Happy New Year to my 6th grade students and their families. I hope that 2022 is off to a good start for you all and I’m excited to welcome the students back to class.
Welcome to 6B! I am Mrs. Jennifer Jeffrey, and gratefully teach all 6th grade math and religion classes. 2023-24 will be my third year at SPSL. I am mom to five young adults, love to read and travel (I've visited 29 countries so far!), and am up for a hike any time! This year is sure to be filled with adventure, discovery, and joy! Thank you for trusting me with your 6th grader.