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Sixth-Grade Newsletter 
Newsletter 
October 2018 
2018 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS + IMPORTANT INFORMATION 
INFORMATION 
QUARTER 1 PROGRESS REPORTS SENT HOME 
HOME  October 5, 2018 
2018 
→ Progress Reports must be signed by a parent and sent back by 10/10!    

NO SCHOOL  Monday, October 8, 2018 


2018 

GoCPS 5th/6th Grade Parent Workshop 


Workshop  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 
2018 
5:30-6:30 PM 
PM  
*THIS MEETING IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL COVER INFORMATION 
INFORMATION 
ABOUT APPLYING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD NEXT YEAR! 
YEAR! 

MEDICAL COMPLIANCE DEADLINE 


DEADLINE  Friday, October 12, 2018 
2018 
All Medical / Vaccination Records DUE to the Main Office!  

Whitney Young Academic Center Open House 


House   Sunday, October 14, 2018 
2018 
10:00 AM 
AM 

PAC Meeting / PTO Meeting 


Meeting  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 
2018 
5:00 PM / 5:30 PM 
PM 

Morgan Park Open House 


House  Saturday, October 20, 2018 
2018 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - -  

Shoesmith Spirit Week! 


Week!  October 29th - November 1st 
1st  
● Monday: Pajama Day 
● Tuesday: Twin Tuesday 
● Wednesday: Parade of Characters 
● Thursday: Shoesmith Spirit Day 

END OF QUARTER 1 
1  Thursday, November 1st 
1st 

NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Development 


Development  Friday, November 2nd 
2nd  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
​LITERACY NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS:
LITERACY
 
Last week, we kicked off our class novel, T​ he Lightning Thief​, with a spirited read-aloud and close reading 
activity. This week, the sixth-grade students have been reading T​ he Lightning Thief ​for homework. Students are 
welcome to listen to the audiobook version of the novel, if needed. There is, however, *​ONE RULE*: Students 
who listen to the audiobook MUST read along in their book along with the audio version​. I have posted links to a 
YouTube Channel that has audiobook versions of each of the book chapters on the Google Classroom as well as on 
the STUDENT LINKS AND RESOURCES page on my classroom website (mshenry205.weebly.com).  
Please make sure your child is caught up with their reading as they will be taking a quiz over Chapters 1-6 this 
coming Tuesday (10/9).  
 
Additionally, this week we are wrapping up our first Writing Project -- IDENTITY POEMS! The sixth-grade 
students have spent the first few weeks of school participating in discussions about IDENTITY as well as 
completing a variety of writing brainstorm and mining activities designed to help them think deeply and 
critically about who they are and what things they treasure and value. The students analyzed various poems and 
discussed how figurative language and sensory details can make poetry and writing come alive.  
 
COMING UP:  
Continuing T​ he Lightning Thief​...Mythology...The Hero’s Journey Archetype...Personal Narratives 
 
MATH NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The sixth-grade students are wrapping of their first math unit, “Variables & Patterns (V&P).” Students 
Students 
will finish working through their algebra textbook next week and be formally assessed on the algebra unit on on 
October 15th. Throughout the unit we have covered graphing on a coordinate grid, creating and interpreting x-y x-y 
charts, writing expressions, equations, and inequalities, and digging deep into story problems about equations. 
equations.  
 
All students have all assignments from V&P up to date returned. Students are able and expected to complete any  any 
REDO ASSIGNMENTS or any MISSING ASSIGNMENTS from their V&P unit through Friday October 12th,  12th, 
2018. After October 12th, I will not accept any assignments from the V&P unit with exception to Unit Test Test 
REDO ASSIGNMENTS that will be handed back to students the week of October 15th.  15th.  
 
Our next unit will begin the week of October 15th. We will begin our “Data About Us (DAU)” unit, which is our  our 
statistics and probability unit. Statistics and probability are in general new concepts for sixth grade students. 
students. 
We will be working on calculating the mean, median, mode and much more of different sets of data. Students 
Students 
will be required to work with real life word problems throughout this unit as well. 
well.  
 
If you have any questions about what we have done or what we are beginning to work on in the next few weeks, 
weeks, 
please feel free to email me at ahildner@cps.edu​
​ahildner@cps.edu.​ Thank you. 
you.  

 
 
--Ms. Henry, Ms. Hildner, & Ms. Jacques--
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