Mrs. Ward’s May Newsletter
May 7, 2018
It is hard to believe that this is your child's last month in sixth grade. They have been working very hard in ELA.. We are continuing reading the memoir, I Am Malala , about a young Pakistani girl who spoke out and made a difference about education for girls. We are enjoying learning not only about her culture but that someone young, like your children, can make a difference. We will continue "Write About It Thursday," with any genre of their choice that they are reading for their outside reading. We will continue with two more Daily Language Review (DLR) lessons, and your child should be bringing home the review sheet on those Thursdays to study. They have now been introduced to feature article writing from School Wide, the ELA program that the district purchased for K - 8th grade next year. Now they will be putting all that information together and writing their own feature article.
Period 8/9: This month’s spotlight genre is any genre your child chooses. They went to the library last week. They will check in on his/her book on "Write About It Thursdays." Last month they read a biography and created an award for the person they are read about. I was so proud of their creativity that they are in the showcase at the top of the stairs. Periods 2/3 and 6/7: They have been working hard on the Literature Festival - Making a Difference Through Literature. Please stop by the festival, Monday, May 14th, 6:30 -8:00 pm.
Other upcoming events include early release days are the first and third Fridays of the month, Memorial Day off, the 28th, Libertyville Sports Complex field trip on the 30th, graduation on the 30th and the last day is the 31st.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me anytime if you have any questions. I have enjoyed having your child in my class this year. It has been a great year and exciting watching your children grow into fine, young adolescents. Please have them read this summer! Thank you.