We are almost ready for Goal Setting conferences! We have a lot of learning to review and discuss. We have finished our study of Ancient Greece., and are beginning our student of Planetary Science In math we have almost completed Comparing Bits and Pieces (all about fractions, ratio comparisons, and percents), and our Unit Post-Test is scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday this week. We are in the middle of the first unit of our first EL Module: The Hero's Journey Narrative, and we have completed a mid-unit assessment.

Students may begin to feel overwhelmed with the amount of learning that will take place in class this year. At school, I am supporting them with reviews of strategies to organize materials, use the planner, and use resources I have provided to help. At home, students may need a structured time and place to do their practice (homework). Homework assigned in 6th grade is always based on what we are learning in class - I will not assign practice for something that I haven't taught and provided support in class for success. Homework shouldn't take more than an hour, including the 30 minutes of reading expected every night. If you find that your child is struggling, please contact me so that we can work together to support them with developing study skills and learning habits. Encourage them to persist in their learning - they can do this!

The October book orders through Scholastic Books have been placed, and shipping takes 5-7 days. Please use the link "Book Order Information" for online ordering. There are a lot of great books to choose from!

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to working with you as we support your child's growth this year.

Respectfully,

Michelle Avolio, NBCT
253-373-3279
michelle.avolio@kent.k12.wa.us