AAS Grade 6 Food Drive – October 15 to November 15, 2019

Please help spread the word about the AAS Food Drive.AAS Food Drive benefits the Noy House, which is a shelter that helps those in need who are willing to work to get back on their feet. People living there include those who work in the community for small wages, the elderly, those with disabilities, and women with children. We need non-perishable food (cans, dried foods, and baby food) and hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers sized 4 to 6, and baby wipes). Our goal is to collect 10,000 items. There are collection bins in front of the ES Office.

Unit of Inquiry – Artifact homework: We need your help! We ask that you please help your child gather 8-10 artifacts (physical objects) to bring to school as the basis for creating their personal museum.  Please see our earlier email or contact your child’s teacher for more details.

Math – First graders brought home a mid-module math assessment. It is a check-in for teachers to guide the direction of our lessons. You will see teacher notes on your child’s paper that may give you a better insight to their work. 

Halloween  – Thank you to our class parents for organizing the first grade Halloween celebration, and thank you to all who contributed time or treats to the event! The kids loved it!

Activities Begin – New after school activities begin on Monday. Please make sure that all concerned are aware of your child’s schedule changes.

Reading – As the temperatures dip, it is a good time to find a cozy spot to listen to your child each day. Please remember to send the books back to school. We have completed our first Reading unit on ‘Good Habits of Reading’. Keep a lookout for the reading rubric that has been posted on Seesaw or sent home via the blue bag as an update on your child’s learning during this unit.

Writing – Our week away from school inspired some great personal narratives. Ask your child about a writing piece s/he has been working on in class.

Math  – How about getting out the playing cards (or dominoes or dice) this week and playing Card War. It is a great way for your child to practice addition facts and strategies for adding two numbers. Begin with the ace, two, three, four, and five cards and divide them between partners. Each player turns over two cards and adds them. The highest number wins all four of the cards. What strategies does your child use? Is s/he saying the larger number and counting on? Does s/he recognize the doubles (2+2, 5+5, etc.) and find them easier? If s/he is ready for a greater challenge, add the 6s, 7s, etc.

Important Dates:

Monday, November 4 – After School Activities Session 2 starts

Thursday, November 28 – Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences – No School

Thursday, December 5 – Grade 1 EXPO

Wednesday, December 11 – After School Activities Session 3: Sign Up begins

Thursday, December 12 – Holiday Concert for Grade 1 to 4

Thursday, December 12 – After School Activities Session 2 ends

Thursday, December 19 – Last day of school before Winter Break


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