Monday, January 30, 2012


Students need to finish reading "Letters from a Concentration Camp" and "Letter to Scottie." Both stories are in the literature book and they need to answer the questions.

We will begin our research on the Holocaust tomorrow!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Dear Parents,
We will start our first class novel, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, next week. The novel deals with the Holocaust and teaches a great theme, tolerance. Before we begin the novel, it is important that students have background information on the Holocaust. They will begin researching the Holocaust in a couple of days using a website from the social studies textbook and from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Please review the websites listed below. These are informative websites which allow students to read and listen to videos about the Holocaust. We will do a basic research project of who, what, when, where and why. This can be a wonderful opportunity for students to discuss what they are doing at school with their family. I encourage you to talk with your child about questions that they may have as we study the Holocaust. Most students are very excited and interested in learning about the Holocaust. While the events of this tragedy are horrific and shocking, the rich educational opportunities that it encompasses can not be denied. It is my hope that each student will gain a new perspective not only on the world, but their fellow students as well. Teaching Tolerance is a constant theme in 6th grade literature and it is very important for students to understand and learn. Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an excellent novel and I hope they enjoy reading it.
Mrs. King
Resources that we will use include:
~Various websites
~Nonfiction books and videos in our library based on the Holocaust
~Number the Stars or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
~ “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” (film) Please send a note if you would prefer your child not see the film.
~Guest Speaker
*you can go to my website,, and you can go to the links on the Holocaust.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


We will begin our unit on the Holocaust this week. Students have a letter that needs to be signed.

I sent home a progress report last week reminding students that they need to turn in any missing work. The work was due today. I will allow them to bring it to me tomorrow before Core 1to receive credit.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Read pages 430-438 and answer all questions!

Students should bring home a progress report. If they are missing any work, please have them turn it in by Wednesday.

Monday, January 9, 2012


Students need to finish Eleven Questions and Finish Tree Map

Test on Short Stories, Fiction and Nonfiction

Read Novels and work on any make up work

Book Talks on Friday

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Read Novel
Student who access to a computer can work on essays but they need to save on a flash drive and bring to school tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from a much needed break! I hope everyone enjoyed their vacation. We are getting back to our routine of writing and reading. Students will be finishing the final draft of their essays so we can start typing this week. We will review short stories and have the final test on this at the end of this week. Please make sure that students have added detail to their stories. They may need to eliminate unnecessary events. Student should also have important dialogue in their story. I look forward to reading all of the narratives soon!