1. I had to postpone the test that was scheduled for this past Monday. For any major assessment we take, we have to have access to the testing lab for some of our students. Unfortunately, this resource gets booked way in advance. I could not get it again until January 25th. The projects were still DUE TODAY. If your child did not turn a project in today, they will take the test ont he 25th.
2. BIOME PROJECTS: We started group research projects today. Students were encouraged to pick their own groups and their own responsibilities within the group. The last day for in-class research is Wednesday, January 18th. Presentations will start on the following Monday, the 23rd. Please see the resources below to help your child find valuable information for their presentation. Discovery Education is a great place to start looking! One awesome feature is that they include completed citations for a lot of their resources. WE DO HAVE TO CITE OUR SOURCES IN 6TH GRADE!
Yes, your child does have homework! They need to conduct research at home for this project. They will also need to memorize their speech for the presentation!
Extra help is available every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30. Please remember that you MUST fill out a permission form (below) and turn it in the day before in order to attend.
For some of our projects this year, I will be asking for parent volunteers. If you already know that you would like to volunteer in the future, please contact me. Otherwise, the need for parent volunteers will be included in the weekly update. Thank you! :)