Sixth Grade | Kimberly
Kimberly Middle School
IMPORTANT DATES !
Wednesday, May24à HOBBY DAY! Regular school start and end times.
Students will need gear required for their hobby of choice, lunch (unless ordered from school), sunscreen, clothing layers.
Friday, May 26 à Hat Day…Pay
$1 to wear a hat for a great cause. We
will be donating the $ to a family in need.
This week will be reviewing
grammar rules and vocabulary from the Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963. A
short quiz will be given on Friday, 5/26 covering both of these areas and a few
questions that should provoke reflection on the year. A short vocabulary list
(6 words) were handed out today for the student's to use to study.
I am also returning the
STAR test results and going over the DWA results with each student (as time
allows). Please ask your student about the results and remember that the STAR
test is just a guide. Many of the student's showed an increase from the
beginning of the year. What an amazing journey to watch each student grow and
mature in many ways over the year. I am honored to have had the pleasure of
teaching each one and feel fortunate to be in the same school to watch them
continue to flourish in middle school.
Student's should reach 100%
of their AR goal by this Friday, 5/26. If they meet 100%, they are able to
pick-up a Dawgie Bag and use it next week.
Journals will be sent home
this Friday. Please ask your child to give them to you (if you desire) as they
come home. As a parent, the writing of your child is a stepping stone to
reflect back on and is, also, a priceless treasure of time that can never be
All library books and fines
need to be paid, as soon as possible. I have 6 students from my Prime Time that
still owe fines and have had them for several month's. If you need to know if
it is your child, a note from the library was given to them today, but, you can
also email me and I will let you know if your child owes a book or fine.
In gathering books from
each class, it has come to my attention that I am missing several books from my
classroom library. Some of the missing involve the 3 books we read as a class: Wonder,
Iqbal, and The Watson's Go to Birmingham, 1963. In addition, some of
my I Survived books and several of my Who Was books have not been
located. Any searching for these books would be greatly appreciated!
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We are beginning the
week in STEM by finishing up bridge presentations and beginning a build
challenge. Students will be building a
bridge with only cardboard, paper, masking tape and hot glue guns. We will have a friendly competition to see
whose bridge can hold the most live load!
We will then have a review for a
test on Thursday and a test on Forces, Loads, Materials and Bridges will be on
Friday! Students will have a review sheet to study for the test.
MATHThis week in math, we are
going to work on a group project in class having to do with the statistical
question, "How many hours per week does the average sixth grader use
electronic devices?" This should be pretty interesting!
At the end of the week, we will do a bit of review and then take our end of year test. The test does not
count toward student grades, but it is a way for students to track their growth
over the course of this year, as we took the same test at the beginning and a shortened
version in March. I want them to look at how much they've learned and then
discover some obstacles that they may have come across that they may be able to
avoid in seventh grade.
~Marygrace Ahern~ email@example.com
EGG's will be dropped
Tuesday and Students will present the reasons for their container on Thursday.
We will wrap up the week by beginning review for the final exam which will
cover 4th quarter science and be given on June 1st. Students will be allowed to
use their review on the exam.
We are finishing up their zoo projects. It is Due Tuesday at the
end of class. Students have been working on this in class since Wednesday 5/18.
After Hobby Day, we are going to start a very quick unit on Canada to finish up
the school year. Students will have a map quiz on 6/1/17.
Bedtime Stories (Final Project worth 50 points) are due Friday, May 26th when students
come into the classroom. Make sure they are printed and ready to be turned in
before you come to class. If you need me to print them, parents can email it to
We will be eating Parfaits with the granola we made last
week (yogurt, granola, fruit) and grading Nutrition folders on Thursday. The
Nutrition folder grade will be the final for the course, make sure folders are
up to date and ready to grade. Let me know if you have allergy concerns: