What's Happening in Class

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April 26, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on April 26, 2019 at 6:02pm

Hello!

In your Eagle Messengers this week, a letter was sent home with the dates that we will be administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) to each of our classes. Please make sure to look over that letter so that you know when students are testing. If possible, please try to avoid making appointments for those days. Our kiddos do their best when they are able to take the assessment in their typical testing environment rather than in a testing make up room. Of course, we all know that things like illness come up, but we would appreciate your help in making sure our students are here and ready to do their best!

All week we have been reviewing standards like point of view, theme, making inferences, and main or central idea. Students have also had time in class to read their independent book. As we are entering the last few months of school, please make sure that your student is still reading 30 minutes every evening at home. The reading we do in class does not count towards the reading minutes they should be completing at home.

An email was sent out on Friday (4/26) with a link to a Sign Up Genius for each class. It is important to us that our students have a snack each day that they are testing, and we need help from families to make this possible! if you have not received an email, please let me know so I can send you a link!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Bublitz

April 19, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on April 19, 2019 at 5:14pm

Happy Friday!

This week we finished our novel study of Bud, Not Buddy!  We celebrated by watching a movie that is based on a novel by the same author, The Watson's Go to Birmingham and closed our study by analyzing Bud's character traits. We will take a break from novel studies for a few weeks and will be reviewing the many standards we have covered so far, this year.

In Social Studies we continue our continent research packet.

I hope you all have a restful weekend!

Miss Bublitz

April 5, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on April 05, 2019 at 5:41pm

Thank you to everyone that contributed to the Fun Run fundraiser! The money we raised will go towards our ASB fund and our PTA. 

This week we finished up our unit of working with the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling. I am really proud of the hard work that I saw from students while analyzing this very challenging poem.  We took an assessment at the end of the week and I will be grading those over the break. Look for the results in Eagle Messengers the week we return.

In Social Studies we started research about each of the continents. For each continent, students are asked to research facts like population, landmarks, natural resources, land area, and other information.

I hope you all have a wonderful break!

Miss Bublitz

March 29, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on April 01, 2019 at 5:41pm

This week in class we were introduced to a poem titled "If" by Rudyard Kipling. This is a challenging poem that we have been analyzing, stanza, by stanza. We focused on figurative language and how Kipling uses it to share his ideas through his work. We also focused on unfamiliar vocabulary within the text and used context clues to determine their meaning.

In social studies, we talked about the continents and oceans, and for some students, this was new learning. Understanding geography and where we live in the world is important and we will continue to learn more about it.

Please remember that Eagle Reader time sheets are due on Monday and they must be signed.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Bublitz

March 22, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on March 22, 2019 at 12:08pm

It was great to see so many families at conferences this week! Thank you to everyone who came out! 

We took our last iReady of the year this week, so I didn't get to see much of each class, other than testing. I look forward to conferencing with each student next week about their recent scores. Be looking for their spring iReady scores to be coming home in Eagle Messengers next Friday, 3/29. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

March 15, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on March 15, 2019 at 8:54am

This week in reading we have been learning all about Text Structures, how informational text is organized. We have focused on identifying each of the five structures and have worked as a large group and independently to determine how sample texts are organized. It is important to understand how author's organize their writing. We continue to read "Bud, Not Buddy" in class and are learning more about the Great Depression, as this is the setting of our novel. 

In Social Studies, we continued to learn more about Latitude and Longitude and how we use coordinates to find absolute location. We learned how to use coordinates to locate state capitals in our country. 

I look forward to seeing families next week for conferences! Remember, our drop-in conferences will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00. See you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Miss Bublitz

March 8, 2019
Posted by Megan Bublitz on March 08, 2019 at 10:01am

Hello Families!

It feels so good to be back in the classroom with your students again! We have been very busy these last two weeks as we catch up from missing school days due to snow. We have worked on the following activities the past two weeks:

  • Snow Day Poetry from different perspectives
  • Geography (Relative v. Absolute Location and Latitude and Longitude)
  • Point of View in Literature
  • Practicing citing text evidence
  • Using a new tool, called Plickers

I look forward to speaking with each of you during conferences in a few weeks to talk about your student's progress in class!

-Miss Bublitz

September 14, 2018
Posted by Megan Bublitz on September 14, 2018 at 4:11pm

Hello Families!

Well, we just finished up our first full week of school and I am very pleased with how much we've been able to accomplish in a short amount of time. I've truly enjoyed getting to know your sixth graders and look forward to getting to know each and every one better as the year goes on. 

This week, we took both the Reading and Math iReady district assessments to get a better idea of where our kids are and give us a baseline for the year. I will be sharing the reading scores with students in the coming weeks and will share scores with parents during the Goal Setting Conferences in October.

In reading we begun our first novel study of the year.The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is a fictional story that combines elements of Greek Mythology with current-day characters that takes readers on an adventure where Percy must complete a difficult task in order to save the world. We've already read the first two chapters as well as a few accompanying myths. Even though many students may have already read this book, when we read as a class, we look at the text in a different way and analyze the book as we read.

In social skills, we talked about the science behind how our brains work. We learned that we are not born with a determined level of intelligence, but that we strengthen our brains as we learn new things. We know that we are all capable of learning new information and that there is no limit to what we can learn. This information shows us that when we have a growth mindset, we can accomplish many things.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Bublitz