Newsletter

An end of the school year prayer

May God’s blessing go with us today,
At the end of this school year we pray.
That you keep us safe and give us rest
So we start again renewed and refreshed.
Full of health, full of fun
Ready to come and learn again.

May God’s blessing go with us today,
As we begin our school holiday.
Give your peace and your joy,
To every girl and every boy.
Help the teachers to enjoy the break,
and prepare and plan for the new intake.

May God’s blessings await us next year,
To embrace each new challenge without fear.
Fill this school with your love,
and guide our hearts from above.
Full of faith, full of hope,
full of joy, and full of love.

Amen.

From:  www.living-prayers.com

 

In The News   

A 6th grade Newsletter 

For the week of June 3 

Graduation—June 5, 6:00PM; Volunteer Appreciation/Lunch with Students/Variety show—Friday, 11:30-2:30; June 10, Pizza for box tops and moving up lunch with next year’s teacher; Mrs. Vanderboom Retirement Celebration—June 13, 11:30; Peace Festival– June 13, 1:00 

Mr. Costanza  

Language Arts:  Slam poem due Wednesday. Greek 18. 

Literature:  Non-fiction unit with news articles and opinions from Newsela finishing up Tuesday; reader’s theater with The Phantom Tollbooth to finish out the year.   Last book report was due May 24. 

Religion: Family life.  Service hours were due last Friday—list of jobs with time, parent signature. 

Social Studies: Desk maps—choke points. 

E.C.  main economic activities of India and Saudi Arabia. 

 

Mr. Pryor 

6th grade science is exploring options to pursue in a world with a growing population and an equally growing need for renewable energy and resources. We will soon be learning about the correlation between the 1.4° Fahrenheit rise in global temperature and the recent carbon dioxide concentration measurement at 400 ppm. 

 

Mrs. Beshara 

Music 

Students are playing ukuleles and learning about the difference between fingerstyle and strumming. They are also learning how to find the open string notes on a music staff, and how to read tablature notation. 

 

Math– 

Mrs. Evans 

This week our class will finish Chapter 10 in Go Math – enjoying finding polygon areas!    We have been using models to understand the basic formulas that we use to calculate area of parallelograms, triangles and regular polygons.  We will test on Chapter 10 on Tuesday and then continue our geometric studies beginning with the surface area of solid figures.  Below is a link to a Khan Academy which will help give a great perspective of solid figure (polyhedra) nets.   

   

Mrs. VonFeldt 

This week the class is looking at data. Students will create histograms and find measures of center. We will then begin reviewing for the end of the year test which will be given on June 6 and 7. 

 

Mrs. Campbell 

Ultimate Frisby. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  busy weeks, now and ahead.  Not all news is new, sorry. 

In The News

A 6th grade Newsletter

For the week of May 28

Mr. Costanza

Language Arts:  Slam poem.  Greek 17

Literature:  Non-fiction unit with news articles and opinions from Newsela.  Last book report was due May 24.

E.C.  Give me three examples of a desert (not name).

Religion:  Luminous Mysteries.  Family life.  Service hours due Friday—list of jobs with time, parent signature.

Social Studies: Desk maps—extreme climates; breadbasket, Saudi Arabian and India comparison.

 

Mr. Pryor

6th grade science is exploring options to pursue in a world with a growing population and an equally growing need for renewable energy and resources. We will soon be learning about the correlation between the 1.4° Fahrenheit rise in global temperature and the recent carbon dioxide concentration measurement at 400 ppm.

 

Mrs. Beshara

Music

This week, students are playing ukuleles and learning about the difference between fingerstyle and strumming. They are also learning how to find the open string notes on a music staff, and how to read tablature notation.

 

Math–

Mrs. Evans

This week our class will finish Chapter 10 in Go Math – enjoying finding polygon areas!    We have been using models to understand the basic formulas that we use to calculate area of parallelograms,triangles and regular polygons.  We will test on Chapter 10 on Tuesday and then continue our geometric studies beginning with the surface area of solid figures.  Below is a link to a Khan Academy which will help give a great perspective of solid figure (polyhedra) nets.

 

Mrs. VonFeldt

This week the class is looking at data. Students will create histograms and find measures of center. We will then begin reviewing for the end of the year test which will be given on June 6 and 7.

 

Mrs. Campbell

In physical education students are blessed to have the Bellingham Bicycle Officers ride with them this week.  Please take bikes home this week. 4. A person of integrity who consistently: A. accepts responsibility for personal behavior.

 

   

 

In The News

A 6th grade Newsletter
For the week of May 20-24

Make up MAP testing
Mr. Costanza Language Arts: Pecha Kucha 20×20 (oral presentations/PP slide show) was due May 10. Class sharing the next week and a half or so.

Literature: Non-fiction unit. Last book report due May 24. E.C. The one decade of the Rosary last week in our school Mass was on what mystery?

Religion: Luminous Mysteries; prepping for our Mass on May 24. Family life.

Social Studies: Finishing up Africa. Beginning desk maps—bring overhead pens (dry or wet erase).

Mr. Pryor 6th grade science is learning about technology used for predicting natural happenings and weather. We will be discussing how changes can be made in a world with a rapidly growing population to responsibly extract and use the Earth’s resources.

Math– Mrs. Evans This week our class will finish Chapter 10 in Go Math – enjoying finding polygon areas! We have been using models to understand the basic formulas that we use to calculate area of parallelograms,triangles and regular polygons. We will test on Chapter 10 on Tuesday and then continue our geometric studies beginning with the surface area of solid figures. Below is a link to a Khan Academy which will help give a great perspective of solid figure (polyhedra) nets.

Mrs. VonFeldt This week students will be calculating the volume of rectangular prisms. There will be a test covering surface area and volume on Friday, May 24.

Mrs. Campbell Sixth grade – In physical education students will ride State St. to get to south bay trail. Next week the Bellingham bike officers will join us!! Thank you for support of parent volunteers – Mrs. Rush, Mrs. Johnson, and teacher Mrs. Vonfeldt. SLE 4. A person of integrity who consistently: accepts responsibility for personal behavior. Safety Safety Safety

Mrs. Beshara Music This week, students are playing ukuleles and learning about the difference between fingerstyle and strumming. They are also learning how to find the open string notes on a music staff, and how to read tablature notation.

In The News   

A 6th grade Newsletter 

For the week of May 13-17

Make up MAP testing  

Mr. Costanza  

Language Arts:  Pecha Kucha 20×20 (oral presentations/PP slide show) was due May 10.  Class sharing the next week and a half or so. 

Literature:  Non-fiction unit.  Last book report due between now and May 24 (no more book logs). 

E.C.  Name of the Muslim explorer, and traveler who explored most of the Islamic world in the 14th century. 

Religion:  Luminous Mysteries; prepping for our Mass on May 24.  Beginning Family life on  Wednesday. 

Social Studies: Beginning Africa. 

 

Mr. Pryor 

6th grade science is investigating technologies that humans have created to interact with the earth and predict natural happenings. 

 

 

Thank you for the gifts this past week—Starbucks cards, homemade cards, candy, chocolates,  REI GC, Dr. Who tie(Tardis), and multiple additions to my scrip account.  ALL were greatly appreciated! 

 

Math– 

Mrs. Evans 

This week our class will finish Chapter 10 in Go Math – enjoying finding polygon areas!    We have been using models to understand the basic formulas that we use to calculate area of parallelograms,triangles and regular polygons.  We will test on Chapter 10 on Tuesday and then continue our geometric studies beginning with the surface area of solid figures.  Below is a link to a Khan Academy which will help give a great perspective of solid figure (polyhedra) nets.   

   

Mrs. VonFeldt 

The Chapter 10 test is on Tuesday, May 14. In Chapter 11 we will continue to study geometry. Students will be looking at solid figures and calculating surface area and volume. 

 

Mrs. Campbell 

In physical education students will begin the bike safety fitness unit.  I am so grateful to all of you for getting the bikes to school last week.  We road in the loop to do the ABC check of bikes and fitting of helmets!!  This week we will  SLE 4 A person of integrity who accepts responsibility for personal behavior. 

Mrs. Beshara 

Music 

The Missoula Children’s Theater residency is just around the corner! Taking part in the production of Gulliver’s Travels will be a wonderful opportunity for all students, any children who are inserted are encouraged to come to open auditions after school on Monday, May 13th in the gym!  

 

This week, students are presenting their musical skits for the class and receiving feedback from classmates and the teacher.