WELCOME TO MRS. PIZZUTO’S CLASS & 6B
6B Religion, 6A & B Reading, Math 6-2, & 6A & B Science
Twenty-six Week of School
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12
Science Current Event Articles
Check the Bloomz app for more details on this assignment. Criteria and schedule included in the Bloomz app were sent home in take home folders. Our first round of presentations will begin Tuesday, 2/19.
Students welcomed the break from the Wonders text to begin our new novel Freak the Mighty.
Vocabulary words will be taken from the novel and tested the Monday after grouped chapter completion.
Wonders spelling lists will still be sent home for students to study and prepare for bi-weekly tests.
Students are responsible for keeping up with reading 5 chapters per week and answering comprehension questions in their copybooks. Comprehension questions for the entire novel were distributed to students on 2/11.
In addition to the novel, students will be working on individual readers each week.
Here is a timeline for novel and reader completion:
Week of 2/18: Chapters 6-10: Students examine bullying and its effects. In-class: Wonders Leveled reader Beyond Expectations
Week of 2/25: Chapters 11-15: Students analyze character development and the importance of relationships. In-class: Wonders Leveled reader A World of Water
Week of 3/4: Chapters 16-20: Students will practice using direct novel references to expand on the character of Kane and his actions. In-class: Wonders Leveled reader: Aground! The Story of Exxon Valdez
Week of 3/11: Chapters 21-25: Students will investigate Morquio Syndrome and its effects.
- Monday, February 18 – Presidents’ Day – School is closed.
- Tuesday, February 26 – Hawk Walk Letter Writing Day
Upcoming Tests & Projects
Friday, 2/22: FTM Ch. 6-10 Comprehension quiz & Unit 3, Week 4 Spelling Test
Monday, 2/25: FTM Ch. 6-10 Vocabulary Test
Friday, 3/1: FTM Ch. 11-15 Comprehension quiz
Monday, 3/4: FTM Ch. 11-15 Vocabulary Test
Friday, 3/8: FTM Ch. 16-20 Comprehension quiz & Unit 3, Week 5 Spelling Test
Monday, 3/11: FTM Ch. 16-20 Vocabulary Test
Friday, 3/15: FTM Ch. 21-25 Comprehension quiz
Monday, 3/18: FTM Ch. 21-25 Vocabulary Test
Code of Conduct Form
Students coming to class unprepared, without homework, and consistently disrupting learning will receive comments (checks) on their discipline form. If your child receives a check, please initial it. Discipline forms have been stapled into agenda books.
For Religion, Reading, and Math, the grading scales are as follows: Test 35%, Quiz 20%, Classwork 15%, Project 15%, Homework 10%, Copybook 5%
For Science, the grading scale is as follows: Test 35%, Quiz 20%, Science Lab 15%, Project 15%, Classwork 10%, Homework 5%
During dismissal, students need to be listening for their bus numbers to be called so as to not miss their bus. In addition, it has come to my attention that if a student wishes to ride the bus of another student, it must be from the same district. A note must be sent in and receive the approving signature of Mrs. Okula or Mrs. Swavely. Any other changes in transportation, from bus to after care, bus to car rider, or car rider to after care must also be accompanied by a note. This is for the safety of all students and so I can ensure you, the parent, have knowledge of your child’s transportation change. Thank you for your support and cooperation.
We are trying a new app this year to improve our communication with parents and students. Download the app to your phones and devices from the App Store and Google Play. Once you have the app, use the following codes below to join our groups. Each child should join THREE classes – the homeroom, the math class, and the classes (s)he switches for.
Ms. Berge’s Homeroom 6A – FTMDSY
Mrs. Pizzuto’s Homeroom 6B – J655QH
Ms. Berge’s Math Class – Y5Q97K
Mrs. Pizzuto’s Math Class – VAW565
Ms. Berge’s Language Arts & Social Studies (for 6B only) – MQ9DDA
Mrs. Pizzuto’s Reading & Science (for 6A only) – 67JY3W
Dates for upcoming meetings: 1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns. I am always here to help!
(610) 253-8442 x30
*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/