Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Welcome 2017-2018 6th graders!  I am so excited to start the school year and to get to know you better.  I hope you’ve had a fun and relaxing summer.  See you on August 30th!

Click here for a link to the 6th grade patrol form!

Weekly Homework

Summer Reading 2017, for students entering 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school year!

Fiction (Choose at least one)

Egypt Game  by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Petey  by Ben Mikaelsen
Holes  by Louis Sachar
City of Ember  by Jeanne Duprau
The View from Saturday  by E.L. Konigsburg
Bat 6  by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Walk Two Moons  by Sharon Creech
Nick of Time  by Ted Bell
Book of Time  by Guillaume Prevost
Murder at Midnight  by Avi
Lawn Boy  by Gary Paulsen

Non-Fiction (Choose at least one)

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba
No Summit Out of Sight:  The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits  by Jordan Romero
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World  by Jennifer Armstrong
I am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, Young Reader’s Edition  by Malala Yousafzai
Heroes of the Environment  by Harriet Rohmer
Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson
Ancient Inca  by Michael Burgan
Bomb:  The Race to Build – and Steal- the World’s Most Powerful Weapon  by Steve Sheinkin

Current Class Work

Book Talks
Book talks are a way for students to choose a book within a genre and share it with the class.  Students will prepare a 2-4 minute oral presentation on the book, including a short plot summary, character explanation, and recommendation, with evidence from the book!  In addition, 6th graders will create a visual presentation from one of the many book talk menu choices.  This is an opportunity for students to show great effort and creativity, and to practice speaking in front of a group!

1st trimester book talks will take place on the following days:

Lesson 1 Vocabulary

Social Studies