6th Grade

Welcome to sixth grade!
We are a community of scholars who strive for hands-on learning experiences, rich content, and in-depth discussions.  

6th grade plan for Remote learning

Your 6th grade Teachers and Paras have been thinking about you and hope that you had a restful Spring Break and are doing well. As we begin our remote learning plan, please know that this is a fluid plan that may change as we all get adjusted. We are all learning together! Any changes that may be made will be communicated immediately. In addition, please feel free to reach out to our teachers and paras with any questions or concerns. We are here to help! We can do this TOGETHER!

Here is a Detailed SAMPLE Daily Schedule. Students can "make a copy" and adjust it to their needs.


Monday’s - student work day/non-teacher contact day: 


  • Check each teacher’s Google Classroom page (including first elective classes) for details on expectations and instructions for assignments

  • Work on assignments in Google Classroom

  • Read 30 minutes

Tuesday - Thursday:

  • Please follow this schedule for on-line learning: Students will connect with their teachers via Google Meet or Zoom during their original core period.(students will receive an invite in their gmail to join their teacher). 

    • CORE 1 - 9:00 am - 9:50 am

    • CORE 2 - 10:00 am - 10:50 am

    • CORE 3 - 11:00 am - 11:50 am

  • Students will work on assignments independently in the afternoon

Friday:

  •  9:00 - 9:50 am Social Emotional Learning with your Homeroom Teacher. Students will check in with their homeroom teacher for Social Emotional Learning via Google Meet or Zoom (students will receive an invite in their gmail to join their teacher.) 

  • 10:00-2:00 Independent Work

    • Work on Language Arts, Writing, Social Studies, Science, or Specials assignments.

A Few Notes:


  • As students use Google Chat/Hangouts, they should remember that we have a "vault" of everything they say and do. They should NOT invite anyone to join. They should be practicing good digital citizenship in times of remote learning!

  • Attendance will be taken on a form posted to Google Classroom. Students should fill this out daily by 3 p.m.

 

 Jeffco Parents Guide To Google Classroom

  • Please remind students that while using Google Chat, there is the "Google Vault"  and we have an entire record of everything they are saying and doing! They should NOT be inviting anyone else to join. They need to practice good digital citizenship in remote learning times! 
  • Spring Break - Independent Activities To Share With Students & Families: Spring Break is quickly approaching! We recognize that some of the typical choices for entertainment and enrichment throughout the week might not be as readily available during this time of social distancing. However, here are some fun and (yes!) educational options for you and your children to engage in during the next few weeks! Spring break ideas are organized by grade/age levels and include both digital and physical activities. 
  • Students have until 3:20 p.m. to complete the daily attendance form/activity for you class.  If a student is unable to complete the form by that time they should email their teacher.
All Week: Students must login to their teachers class at least twice before 3:20. This counts as attendance. 

Monday: Teachers will be working to get everything ready for the week. Students can check into Google classroom for any assignment or messages from the teachers. 

Tuesday:
Work will be available in Google Classroom.  Students can log in to get details and lessons. Students should expect to work 30 to 45 minutes per class. 

Wednesday: Work will be available in Google Classroom.  Students can log in to get details and lessons Students should expect to work 30 to 45 minutes per class. 


Thursday & Friday: Conferences. If you wish to speak to any of your children's teachers, sign up on the Signup Genius that was sent on Friday. Teachers will call you at your assigned time.
 


March 23 - 27
Spring Break, Enjoy! 


 



     Upcoming Events:                


Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 Classroom Museum: Students have created an artifact representative of the civilization from the unit "Ancient Greece" or "Ancient Rome." Students will display their artificats, museum style, and identify their classmates artifacts. These could include models of buildings or structures, tools or weapons, articles of clothing, something used in everyday life, something used in a religious ceremony-there are unlimited possibilities. Valentine's Party:

Parties will start at 2:30 PM on Friday, February 14th. If your child wishes to bring in Valentine cards to share with the class, please do not address the cards to specific students. Please bring in any food before 2:30 PM on Friday. Here is the sign-up link for the 6th grade party: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094da5ac2ba2ff2-6thgrade3

If you are attending the party as a parent, please do not leave with your child prior to 3:20 p.m. This becomes a security issue when we have many children leaving school on such a busy party day. Parents, who prefer that their child not participate in the Valentine Party, are more than welcome to check them out of school at 2:30 p.m.

Classroom party days are always extra busy at Excel and parking becomes difficult. As a reminder, the Jefferson County Fire Department prohibits cars to park in the drop-off /pick-up lane, as these are also our fire lanes.

We look forward to helping your child create lasting memories of Valentine’s Day as we celebrate our last class party of the school year.

Jan. 24, 2020 8:20-9:02 Spelling Bee 2:40-3:20 Academic Award ceremony Principal's list Grades all A (4.0) Honor roll Grades all B (3.0)





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Contact Us:  

Michelle Lynch 
6th grade Math 
303-467-2295  Ext. 118

Christine Hares 
6th grade Social Studies/Science 
Christina.Hale-Hares@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-467-2295  Ext. 119

Barb Ham
6th grade Literacy
Barbara.Ham@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-467-2295  Ext. 117

 

Note: We will respond to emails according to Excel's policy, which is to respond within 24 hours on work days. This means that if I receive an email at 8:00 am on Friday, We may not respond until 8:00 am the following Monday



A Note About Homework

Homework can be accessed through the 6th Grade Homework Calendar. 

According to the Parent/Student Handbook, your child can have around 60 minutes of homework plus reading time. Projects may take longer.
Student completing homework
If you find that your child’s homework is consistently taking over 90 minutes (with their sustained focus), please let us know.

Students and parents should  sign up with Campus to receive notifications for your student's current grades and missing assignments. Campus can send you a notification when assignments are scored (including missing assignments) or grade changes (below a certain %).

If something extraordinary were to occur on a school evening and your child was unable to complete their homework, please send a signed letter with them to school.

Late work will only be accepted until the end of the unit of which it’s from, and may receive no credit depending on how late it is.  Please check middle school late work policy.  

Middle School Success 

The power of "Yet" ......

A time of growth as we move through important  skills together as a team.

Please note, we are working really hard with your scholar. In the sixth grade we go through extensive and involved steps to help scholars  master the skills necessary for middle school.                           


    Pointers for having a good year:

Turn in all work on time 
Bring all of the necessary materials to class
Ask questions 
Use time wisely
Study 
Take good notes
Communicate with your teachers
Advocate for yourself