Welcome to 6th Grade Language Arts
Update on the Fourth Quarter
State Assessments are over and I cannot be more proud of my students. They worked so hard and put forth so much effort both days. We are now in the home stretch of the year, but there is still a lot to be done!
Students are still working every Friday on their Genius Hour project and making some incredible discoveries. I love hearing, “Mrs. Couvillion, did you know …?” repeated throughout the day. They are taking great interest in their passion project, and I look forward to seeing and hearing about all they have learned. When it gets closer to the time, I will send out reminders of your child’s presentation date; therefore, if you would like to come hear their presentation, you are more than welcome to join us.
Besides Genius hour we are beginning our new book, Behind Rebel Lines, which is a narrative nonfiction. I am hoping to open the students’ eyes to the wonders nonfiction books can provide them. Through the book, the students will continue to work on the reading standards along with a focus on informative writing.
Students will continue working on their vocabulary words – prefixes, suffixes, roots, and pronouns. They will have one more test on these words and then their last test will just contain vocabulary from the novel, Behind Rebel Lines. Please continue to have your child practice their vocabulary words nightly.
UPCOMING EVENTS for the 4th QUARTER
Wednesday, May 9th – Library (AR Book #3 due)
Wednesday, May 9th – Reading STAR Assessment
Thursday, May 10th – WEB Lunch
Monday, May 14th – Friday, May 18th – Genius Hour Presentations (no presentations on 5.16)
Wednesday, May 16th – Vocabulary Test #3 (Behind Rebel Lines Vocabulary Only)
Friday, May 18th – All late work and AR books due!
Friday, May 18th – WEB Ice Cream Social (2:30-2:50 during 8th Hour)
Monday, May 21st – Genius Hour Presentations
Wednesday, May 23rd – Last day of school – early release at 12:50
Every Tuesday and Thursday students can stay till 4:00 to receive assistance on homework or have access to the computer lab to work on keyboarding assignments. If they sign up for homework hub, they are required to stay the entire time, unless they have prior approval from the administration.
The students are not allowed “to hang out” with friends during this time; they will be kept in the homework hub room where the teacher will go through with them over any missing assignments and assist with them on how to get them completed and turned in. This is a wonderful asset for your students.
Students MUST sign up in the office BY lunchtime on the day of homework hub to attend; otherwise, they will have to wait for the next day. Please be at the school promptly at 4:00 to pick up your child, or they may walk home. Unfortunately, there is no bus service provided.
If you need to see me in person or need to contact me, I am available from 7:50-8:36 daily. If you plan on meeting with me in person, please give me a day notice. There are times I am not available due to other meetings I may have to attend.