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Parent Letter

Mrs. Schilke

Welcome to 6th Grade Math and Science!

I am super excited to be working with your students here at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy.  We have a busy year ahead of us, and many fun and amazing things to learn.

6th Grade Math

Students can expect to have daily homework in math, except on test days.  There is typically time at the end of class and during study hall for students to get a good start on their homework.  Students who use their time wisely can shorten the time needed at home to complete the assignments.   We also use Khan Academy twice a week in class.  This is not only a great resource for continued learning, but also a great way for students to challenge themselves.  I always encourage students to use Khan Academy at home as well for that extra practice.   

6th Grade Science

Students will have science twice a week and are expected to bring their science notebooks with them both days.

Students can expect a weekly quiz on the material covered the week prior.  There will also be two unit exams and two semester exams this year.  Students are encouraged to keep their notebooks clean and organized, as these will be their main study tools for the exams and quizzes.  We will also be doing a variety of laboratory activities and building projects throughout the year.

Students are also expected to read a minimum of two science news articles each month and turn in a one paragraph summary, per article, of what they have read.  They will be expected to use MLA citations for each article.  I have included three science magazine links above for students to use if needed.  These will also be available in Google Classroom.