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A Peek at This Week

Welcome to Mrs. Barragree's middle school website!

 We will be Studying:

*Note: There are tabs for each subject at the top of each webpage. These link to resources for you to use!*

Science: Matter: Physical & Chemical Changes; Classifying Matter & Periodic Table

English: Informational Writing and various Organization Structures

  • Materials we are using in class are copyrighted, so check your child's English file for exemplar essays, and their English notebook for the essay prompts' brainstorm lists

6th grade Math (4th hour): Rate & Unit Rate; Graphing Ratios

6th grade Math (5th hour): Properties with Algebraic Expressions; begin Area of Figures

Extra Math Practice Recommendations:

  • Khan Academy is available for extra practice, and also allows you to view teaching videos that explain how to do various types of math problems. Sign up and choose the grade level that you have just completed in school for a review of things you know and to learn a few skills you may have skipped!
  • XtraMath is great practice for anyone who wants to improve their memorization of their basic facts. In just 7-10 minutes a day, you will improve your skills and increase your speed on math computations! 

 Saint-of-the-Day & morning prayer:

For the Middle School daily assignments summary, follow this link. Be sure to select the 6th grade tab at the bottom of the sheet, and be careful to use the correct class period's row. Students are expected to write in their planners and be attentive to directions at school, as teachers will include additional details or updates in class.

For 6th grade Reading with Mrs. Hess, follow this link to Mrs. Hess's Website.

For 6th grade Social Studies with Mrs. O'Dowd, follow this link to Mrs. O'Dowd's Website.

For previous years' 6th grade Reading and Writing with Mrs. Kelly, follow this link to Mrs. Kelly's Website.

Technology: Click this link for the Typing Club website used at school.

Tests & Major Projects This Week:

Tests & Major Projects Next Week:

  • Monday, December 17: (hour 4) math test over chapter 5, part 1 (date subject to change)

Materials We Will Need:

  • pencil-cap erasers (set of 50 or so)
  • graph paper - loose sheets, not a notepad
  • Each student needs to bring a set of headphones or ear-buds that will stay at school all year.

Notices for Parents:

Please check your child's planner EVERY DAY. This is the best way for us to communicate what your child needs to be completing for class.

Please be sure that your child is wearing the appropriate & complete uniform. Shorts are no longer allowed until spring. Dress appropriately for the weather!

If your child will not be at school for a planned absence, please email or send a note to me ahead of time. If your child is ill, please email me or call the front office that morning by 9:00 to notify us.

Students NEED to have their basic 0-20 addition & subtraction facts and 0-12 multiplication and division facts WELL memorized. Please practice by using daily at home until mastered. This only takes 7-10 minutes each day.

Upcoming Events:

December 10 - last day to donate to the Christmas Fund for teachers & priests

December 12 - "Happy Hearts Working" charity support day (donate $1 to wear red/green/Christmas themed shirt)

December 13 - K-5th grade Christmas Concerts

December 14 - all school Mass (sit with Faith Families)

December 17 - Middle School Choir & Band Christmas Concert (7:00 p.m. concert start time)

December 18 - Faith Families

December 19 - Posada Prayer service & Christmas parties

December 19 - early dismissal at 11:30

December 20-January 4 - Christmas Vacation for students

January 7 - students return to school!

Thanks! to:

  • Mrs. Rosendahl and all the students who helped celebrate my birthday!

Birthdays this month:

Max, Mrs. Barragree, and Jesus (celebrated)!

Click here for birthday treat guidelines.

Website Wonders of the Week:

Pacer Kids Anti-bullying site

Growth Mindset resources to explore

StudyJams for explanations of math and science concepts

Khan Academy "mappers" to practice math at your individualized skill level (remember to "Log In" to your account we set up at school)

SMART Goal-setting Strategy explanation

Learn about Internet safety with a wide variety of information & videos

LearnZillion for lots of explanations for math and English/Language Arts topics.

Teacher link for typing practice

Dance Mat Typing - fun and practical typing games online

Try Arcadamics for great online games for math, English, reading, and geography! You can compete against the computer, or other online players. Set up a "private game" and invite your SHOJ friends to join you in a cyber-space race.

Incoming 6th graders should be able to:

Look up a passage in the Bible when given the book, chapter number, and verse numbers

Recite these prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Grace Before Meals, Grace After Meals, Angel of God, & pray the Rosary (may use a guide, but should have the prayers memorized)

Have all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts memorized through 12's

Know whole-number and decimal place values

Add and subtract decimal numbers and fractions

Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers

Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers

Multiply and divide with multi-digit whole numbers, expressing remainders as fractions or decimals

Measure length to the nearest 1/8 inch and nearest millimeter (PRACTICE this at home!)

Read and write fluently in cursive with correct letter formation

Read a map using the compass rose, legend, and scale

Copy accurately from a textbook or the board to their own paper

Write complete, gramatically correct sentences

Write stories and reports of at least 5-7 paragraphs

Look up words in a dictionary using the guidewords at the top of the page

Spell their complete legal name

Write their home address accurately, as it should appear on an envelope

Use online search engines (such as OneKey) and key words

Type using correct "home row" keyboarding skills (Use Technology link for online keyboarding practice.)