Welcome to Sixth Grade! My name is Mrs. Nicole Sherman and I will be your child’s teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my 17th year at Mill Creek Elementary. I am excited to have the opportunity to be your child’s sixth grade teacher next year and welcome you and your child to Team Murray. I am very grateful to be working in this district and community. Sixth grade is a magical year, full of adventures and new experiences. When students enter sixth grade, they will become scientists and investigate the world around them! In Science, students will learn about Clean Streams, our Changing Earth, and the Human Body. The adventure continues as we travel through history. Our Social Studies topics will include early man, Mesopotamian Kingdoms, and Ancient Egypt. Reading will be a time to explore different novels as a class and your child will experience a variety of reading genres (realistic fiction, fantasy, historical fiction). We will be learning strategies to apply in both fiction and non-fiction texts. In Language Arts, we will work together to become expert writers and presenters. Sixth grade is truly a year where students come into their own and learn how to be confident, independent learners by learning not just the content, but how to study and what works best for their learning style.
I have enclosed a list of back-to-school supplies that will help your child be prepared for the many tasks and assignments in the year ahead. Our class will be using folders to help students strengthen organization skills and become more independent. The students will also need a Writer’s Notebook. This is not just any notebook! It should be sturdy, in that it will be taken back and forth from school and home, and perhaps several other places. There is only one criterion for notebooks: at a minimum, notebooks should be no smaller than the Mill Creek Assignment Book. Please allow you child to choose the page format that he/she thinks will work best. (Lined or un-lined pages).
I encourage you to contact me with any questions or concerns you or your child may have throughout the summer. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be happy to answer any questions and ease anxieties as best I can. Enjoy your summer! Create some wonderful family memories, relax and enjoy the summer weather, and be ready for a new and fantastic sixth grade year in the fall. I can’t wait to see your child on the first day of school and hear about all of your exciting summer adventures. Please plan to send a picture of something you child did this summer to school the first week so we can create a bulletin board. I look forward to working with you and your child and I hope to meet everyone on back to school night.