Sixth-Grade Class News

Rachael Kretschmar, Sixth-Grade Teacher

Friday
Apr282017

28 April 2017

Sixth Grade News

The sixth grade class will be going to the Adler Planetarium on Tuesday, May 30th. If any parents would like to help chaperone, they are welcome to do so, I just need to know as soon as possible. I will send a permission slip home next week when I know what our transportation will be.

If you are able to help at the Rummage Sale on Saturday, it would be appreciated! You can contact Mrs. Mackie at dmackie@stjohnschicago.org.


Happening in Class:

Social Studies - We have finished our study of World History for the year. For the remainder of the quarter we will be studying Geography and taking a States & Capitals test.

Math - Math Group 1 will finish their study on number patterns and functions early next week and then take a unit exam.  Math Group 2 has a test on Monday on data variability.  Then they will begin a unit on probability.

Reading 2 - We will be finishing The Giver this week.  Afterwards, we will create a project that demonstrates our learning, as well as watch the movie and compare the two.  Also, two book-talks are due by the end of the quarter.  Sign up now!


Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, May 2nd

Acts 2:42

Due Thursday, May 4th

What is the Sacrament of the Altar?

Friday
Apr072017

7 April 2017

Sixth Grade News

If you gave me information about wanting a zoo membership, they will be mailed to you in about one month.

If you or your child need service hours or would like to help, the rummage sale is coming and they could use some help. They are looking for help on Thursday 4/27/17 from after school through 8 pm and then again on Friday 4/28/17 from after school through 9 pm. If you are interested in helping, you can contact Debbie Mackie at dmackie@stjohnschicago.org.


Happening in Class:

Social Studies - The cathedral is due on Monday!

Science - I assigned an outer space creature project today, it is due on Thursday.


Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, April 11th

Psalm 51:1-2

Due Thursday, April 13th

What is Confession? What sins should we confess?

Friday
Mar312017

31 March 2017

Sixth Grade News

The zoo field trip is on Tuesday next week. Remember, we are not getting picked up from the zoo until 3:30 so we will be getting back to school around 4:30 pm.

I would like to take the 6th grade to the Adler Planetarium at the end of May but because we are going to Medieval Times later this year, the field trip fund will be used up. Can you please let me know if you would all be okay paying $10 to send your child to the planetarium?


Happening in Class:

Social Studies - The cathedral project is due on April 10th.

Science - We started our study of space this week. We will be covering all the topics in the book and then will take a final space test.

English - There will be a Chapter 6 test on Thursday.  It will cover subject/verb agreement, as well as pronoun/antecedent agreement.


Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, April 4th

Galatians 2:20

Due Thursday, April 6th

Baptism 4

Friday
Mar242017

24 March 2017

Sixth Grade News

Grades will be released today. If you have any questions/concerns, please let me know.

Happening in Class:

Math - Math Group 1 will continue studying their geometry unit of 3D shapes.  The focus in the week ahead will be on volume.  Math Group 2 will be wrapping up a geometry unit with a test on Monday. Then they will be beginning a unit on data and statics.

Social Studies - The cathedral project is due on April 10th. There will be a test on chapter 16 on Wednesday.

Science - We are doing chapter 2 on the atmosphere then we will be switching to the Space Science book.

Reading - Students should continue to read every night for at least 20 minutes.  It is an assignment that they receive credit for (5 points a night).  Also, book talks/shares should be completed earlier in the quarter.  Reading 2-3 need to have a book-talk done by Spring Break.  

English - We will continue to work on Chapter 6 which has to do with correct subject/verb agreement.  The test will come the first week in April.

Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, March 28th

1 Peter 3:18

Due Thursday, March 30th

Baptism 3

Friday
Mar172017

17 March 2017

Sixth Grade News

We are still accepting donations for the coffee/tea basket for the auction! If you have anything, you can drop it in the office.

Today is the end of the 3rd Quarter. Report cards will be released on Friday, March 24th.

I know I’ve asked before, but we are out of tissue boxes again! It’s been a year of coughing and sneezing kids. If you could donate a few boxes, it would be appreciated.


Happening in Class:

Social Studies - We started our study of Medieval Europe this week. I will be assigning the cathedral project on Monday so look for a sheet to come home. If you have any questions about next week, please let me know.


Memory Work:

Due Tuesday, March 21st

Job 19:255-26

Due Thursday, March 23rd

Baptism 2 - What benefits does Baptism give? Which are these words and promises of God?