Ms. McDaniel's Sixth Grade

George Miner Elementary School

 

We have been in school now for a little over a month.  I have been really impressed with the efforts I have seen both in and outside of the classroom.  We have started a new program that focuses on positive behaviors.  Students receive Mustang Merits for exhibiting the qualities of being Responsible, Kind, Safe, Proud, and Role Models for Respect.  Last month our class received an ice cream party for having the most merits in the upper grades.  Good job!

This week, we changed our daily schedule to allow for more instructional time for each student.  Math will now be taught first thing in the morning.  It will take a little getting used to, but I think we will all be happy with it in the long run.

See's Candy Sales are going on until October 9.  Please use this as an opportunity to decrease your Science Camp price!

Because of budget cuts, we are working harder this year to acquire school supplies.  Some of you have asked what we need. Currently, we are in need of lined, binder paper.  Thank you in advance for your generosity!

-Ms. McDaniel

 

Classroom Needs

Kleenex
Binder Paper
White Copy Paper
Pencils
Cleaning Wipes
Red Correcting Pens
 

What's Happening in Room P-8

Math - Expressions & Equations

Reading - Reading Strategies

Writing - Response to Literature

Spelling/Language

Social Studies - Ancient Egypt

Science -  Earth Science

 

This website will serve as a resource for students and parents throughout the year.  I will post homework assignments, deadlines, and upcoming events that you should know about.  Please feel free to email me whenever you have questions or concerns.

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Thursday's Homework

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Math p169-172 evens
Chapter 3 Test Tomorrow
Language Response to Literature
Reading
Spelling/
Vocabulary
 
Science
Social Studies
Art/Music
Other


 

Helping Your Child Succeed

California Content Standards

 

Please come to school prepared!

Required Materials List

 




Long Term Projects, Tests,
& Important Dates

Math Chapter 3 Test - Friday, October 16
Veteran's Day (No School) - Wednesday, November 11
King Tut Field Trip - Monday, February 8
Science Camp - March 6-9
 

Click for the Complete Calendar

 


Classroom Behavior and Consequences

I take classroom behavior very seriously.  Without order and discipline, learning cannot take place.  The classroom must be a safe environment where all students can thrive, feeling comfortable and ready to learn.  RESPECT is the cornerstone of creating this environment.  This does not only include the students' respect for the teacher, but also their respect for each other.

The consequences for violating this mutual respect are as follows:

First Offense:  Warning
Second Offense:  100 word essay
Third Offense:  Citation and/or Parent Phone Call
Fourth Offense:  Referral to principal

Reading

Each student will be responsible for completing independent reading throughout the year.  The book must be approved by Ms. McDaniel.  Here is a list of my recommended titles that I have enjoyed reading.  Many other books are acceptable if you get teacher approval first.

 

Book Reviews

Later this year, we will be writing book reviews in class.  Here are some sites that I have found that publish kids' reviews.  Use them to help you write your own or submit a review.  Let us know if it gets published!  If you find other good book review sites for kids, pass them on and I'll list them here for everyone.

Building Rainbows
Classical Charter
Spaghetti Book Club
Kid Kountry
Kids Bookshelf
Brave Monster
Kids Corner


Fun Stuff

The links in this area will let you leave the school district site.  The linked sites are not under the control of the district, and the district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites.  The district is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the district.

Practice typing with Typer Shark
More Free Typing Games
Lemonade Game
Visit Seussville!
Fun Brain Games
Cooking for Kids @ CafeZOOM
ExZOOberance Virtual Zoo
Print your own coloring book
Draw & Color with Uncle Fred

WebCams

San Diego Zoo's PandaCam! (See the baby panda!)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cameras
See a research station on Antarctica! (Brrr!)
CavyCam - Guinea Pigs!  (just plain silly)
Smithsonian Naked Mole Rat Cam

 

Ancient China Resources

Ancient China for Kids
Ancient China Resources
Kids Konnect
CyberSleuthKids


Useful Websites

School/District

  Oak Grove School District

Research

  Yahooligans!
Google Search
Ask Jeeves!
Wikipedia

Social Studies

  History for Kids!
Congress for Kids
Youthink!
The 1900 House
Time Magazine for Kids
 

Science

  National Geographic Kids!
Strange Matter
Chem4Kids
HobbySpace.com (Space Exploration)
Zoom on the Universe (very cool!)
US Geological Survey (for kids!)
Volcano World
Phases of the Moon Video
More Phases of the Moon (good one!)
Lunar Cycle Challenge
Nine Planets
Kids Astronomy
Science Monster (Solar System)
Your Weight on Other Worlds
Extreme Science
Kids Go Wild
Bill Nye The Science Guy
Funology
The Science of Hockey
Skateboard Science
The Exploratorium (my favorite museum)

Language Arts

  Stone Soup Writing by Kids
Poetry Writing with Jack Prelutsky
Kids Reads
Young Writers' Clubhouse
Writing Contests
Book Reviews
Scholastic
The Book Hive
Dictionary
Thesaurus

Math

  Cool Math 4 Kids
ArithmeTick (math facts)
Fact Monster
Math Facts Quizzes
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