Dear 6th Grade Parents:
Welcome to our class website. I am really enjoying this year's class! Thank you for all you do to support your children at home!
We ask that you take a moment to check out our school’s home page @ www.cusick.wednet.edu. This is the missing link between the home and school connection! Many of your questions can be answered on this site. Families can check student's grades, lunch money in their account, absenses, missing assignments, etc. You can also view upcoming events and the school calendar. User name and password are the same as last year unless you have changed them. Please contact the office if you need a user name or password.There is also a link where you can send me an e-mail. This is the best form of contact since I check my mail at least once a day. Of course, you are always welcome to stop by the classroom too!I will be adding new photos as the year goes on so keep checking back to see what your child is doing in our class.
Students will be using the same grading system, daily rubrics and homework record sheets as last year so it should all look familiar to you and your child. The teachers have discussed homework and have worked out a balance in order to prevent an overload on your student. If this does become a problem with your student, please let us know! I do not like students working more than an hour per subject on homework. If this happens, please write a note and PUT IT AWAY! The frustration level is too high and not worth it.
For 6th Grade Leveled Math:
Students will have homework in math every day except for Fridays.There is NO homework on Fridays!Homework sheets should be coming home to be signed on every Thursday night. This lets me know that the parent is aware of whether homework is being turned in or not.
For 6th Grade Leveled Reading:
The students have 150 minutes per week required for reading in their chapter books, outside of school. It doesn’t matter to me if it is done in one day or 5, that’s up to the family. Occasionally students will bring home a project from their reading class to work on, but for the most part projects will be done in class. They will have a Wordly Wise, AVID Weekly and reading log due EVERY FRIDAY.
Snacks are a HUGE deal for this age level. If everyone could send just one snack per month, it isn’t a big burden on just a couple of people and all students can have snack. We have 18 students this year! Drinks need to be of clear liquid, colored drinks are not allowed on the carpeted area. Water bottles are strongly encouraged! Soda pops and energy drinks will not be allowed and will be sent back home unopened.
You are always welcome in the classroom or to join your student for lunch; our lunch is from 11:25-11:55. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail, call, or stop in to visit with me. I try to be at the classroom by 7:30 a.m. and usually leave about 3:30 p.m. If you need to make arrangements other than the previous times listed, just let me know.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school @ (509)445-1125.
After hours my cell is (509) 998-0318.
ALL 6th grade students should be reading a total of 150 minutes in a week.
6th Grade News
Remember to check onlineto keep up with your student’s grades, attendance, lunch funds, missing assignments, etc. Log onto cusick.wednet.edu , click the Family Access link. Every student has a login and password. If you don’t have this information contact the office at 445-1125. Your student has been using this at school and SHOULD know their password.
* Early release Feb. 28th. NO SCHOOL March 1st. ANY work not completed at school, becomes homework. Ask to see your student’s assignment log. All assignments are listed on it. January 14, 2013
* Early release Feb. 28th. NO SCHOOL March 1st.
ANY work not completed at school, becomes homework. Ask to see your student’s assignment log. All assignments are listed on it.
January 14, 2013
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-Assignment Log Due
WW 15 & Corrections to WW 14
-Sentence Completion #7
-Call It Courage
-Wordly Wise 15 Due
-Book Report Due
-MSP & Sent. Comp 7 DUE
Retest Chpt. 5
HW: Pgs. 70-73 & 136-137. 1st two prob in EACH set
Chpts. 1-3 Review
HW: Pgs. 138-139 & 198-201. 1st two prob in EACH set
Chpts 4& 5 Review
HW: Pgs. 243-245 & 295-297. 1st two prob in EACH set
Cumulative test Chpts 1-5
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HW: Pg. 263 #1-6
-Science Packet Due