Grade 6

Welcome 6th Grade

Hello, Sixth Graders!

I am so excited to see you again! I have missed you so much. You are coming back as sixth graders, looking forward to a new level of thinking, and, of course, Exhibition. It's going to be challenging, but I know you've got this.

We decided this year to not combine fifth and sixth grade classes. This will allow us to protect you better because you won't be in contact with as many people during the day. You (sixth graders) will spend the first half of the year with me, and the second half of the year with Mrs. Muhich. The 5th graders will spend the first half of the year with Mrs. Muhich, and the second half of the year with me.

Our first day of school will be Wednesday, August 26th. I'm looking forward to showing you our new classroom in the main building -- I worked hard to make it safe and welcoming for you. If you are going to be a Hybrid students, your first day will be August 31st.

Remember, this year the school has constructed student school supply caddies with the basic supplies you will need. You only need to bring:

  • Personal Masks (2 clean, fresh ones per day)

  • Lunch Box, containers (in lieu of plastic bags), utensils, water bottle, no heat-ups (fall term minimum), no utensils-plates available

  • Indoor non-marking gym shoes, Childsize (60") or Adult Size Yoga Mat (clearly labeled with child's full name)

  • Non-rolling, regular sized backpack - we are trying to minimize items going back and forth between home and school and keep your belongings in your workspace

  • Laptop/Chromebook with small footprint and Headphones/Earbuds (with microphone)

  • Optional: Mouse/Stylus, computer cord for school (because of distancing, we have very limited spaces for charging computers)

  • Texas Instruments TI-34 MultiView Scientific Calculator

I really am so excited to see you all. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Love you! Bye!

Summer Reading Requirements

Required Reading:

Look Both Ways, by Jason Reynolds

plus one book of choice from this list

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson

New Kid, by Jerry Craft

Blended, by Sharon Draper

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

The Science of Unbreakable Things, by Tae Keller

Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhhà Lai

The List of Things That Will Not Change, by Rebecca Stead

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor

Gone Crazy in Alabama, by Rita Williams-Garcia

Feathers, by Jacqueline Woodson



Read Look Both Ways plus TWO choice books from the list!



Read Look Both Ways and more books from the choice list to equal 1,000 pages or more!

Kirkus Reviews


Optional Enrichment Activities



Write creatively and share in Google Classroom!

CONSTRUCTIONS (Design Challenges)

June Design challenge (inspired by Phineas and Ferb): Backyard Mini-Water Park. Design a mini-water park in your backyard that has water move interesting ways. Share a picture of your design!

From the World Peace Game Foundation:

It’s time to IMPROVISE!

Jazz Tool

First, define the word tool.

Then, define the word Jazz, noting that it is an original American art form based on improvisation or creating in the moment.

Next, take any existing tool (a hammer, telescope, telephone, eyeglasses) and improve it in some way, making it more useful than before. You may add functions, but it still must operate as the tool was originally intended.