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April 25-April 29  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     New novels were issued last Thursday. The boys will read The Cay with Mr. Lawry. The girls will read The Watson's Go to Birmingham with me. Assignments will differ;however, each student will have nightly reading assignments. Everyone should read the assignments in order to be successful in written assessments. We will continue to learn about punctuation, specifically the comma this week.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org  or   rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us. Have a great week!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


April 18 - April 21  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

Let me begin by saying how proud I am of most of the sixth grade students and the effort displayed during the Aspire Achievement Test.  Many of the students worked very hard to do their best each day! I want to extend a huge thanks to the parents for your support as well!

Friday was the annual CMS Talent Show with proceeds going to our awesome library! Congratulations to three sixth grade students for placing first ( Dequan) and second (Zaria and Raamiah). Our other sixth grade participates did great as well!(Emma, Lexie, and Daja)! Forgive me if I left anyone out!

This week Sixth Grade students will experience a change in schedule. After eating breakfast, students will have p.e. until 9:30. This is to allow a quiet atmosphere for our 7th and 8th grade students as they take the Aspire Achievement Test. Sixth grade students will then follow an abbreviated daily schedule in language arts, math and science or social studies.

I am looking forward to teaching the unit "Courageous Characters" this week. Students will focus on standards RI6.1 (citing text evidence) and RI6.2 (central-main idea) while reading informational text on acts of courage. We will complete our study of punctuation for the moment with a review homework assignment Monday night. Students will attend an assembly Wednesday afternoon to hear a speaker on the topic of substance abuse.

Progress reports will be issued Tuesday. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us   or   rjones@coosaschools.org .

Rachel Jones


April 11 - April 15  

Students, Parents and Guardians.

     This week begins the state sponsored "Aspire Achievement Test". (There will be no homework this week.) The Sixth Grade ELA students have been preparing for this test since the first day of school. Students scores indicate academic growth during the year and are used as one indicator of class placement for the coming school year. Students need to be well-rested, present and on time each day. While it is not expected for students to know the answer for every problem, they are strongly encouraged to do their best. Reading will be administered Monday, math on Tuesday, science on Wednesday and English and writing on Thursday. Once again, students should do their best on each test.

     There are several other activities taking place this week. Monday is the last day to turn in the tree poster for the Coosa Soil and Water Conservation Agency. Friday, the Central Middle School Talent Show begins at 9:00. Admission is $3.00. Also, Friday students are invited to attend a play sponsored by the Central High School English Department . The play begins at 1:00 and admission is $4.00. Lastly, the Coosa Family Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 16th. Health and welfare resources for children, adults and senior citizens will be available. Games and activities will be going on as well. The festival begins at 9:00 and the admission is free.

     As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490  or  rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us  or   rjones@coosaschools.org.

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


April 4 - April 8   

Students, Parents and Guardians;

     This promises to be a quiet week. Students will continue to focus on vocabulary ( suffixes ), punctuation and theme in the classroom. Please check the File Manager link, the Calendar link or Assignments link to view assignments. There are two assignments students are asked to participate in by completing. First, a poster on the importance of trees. This optional activity is for the Soil and Water Conservation contest. Next is a poster and a paper family chain. (Each homeroom has been asked to participate in this activity.) This optional assignment in being done in for the upcoming April 16th Family Festival at Central High School.

     April 11th begins Aspire Testing for 6th grade. A student asked me earlier when would we begin preparing for the test. We started the first day of school. Parents and guardians, please encourage your student to do his or her best each and every day!

     If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490   or  rjones@coosaschools.org  or  rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us.

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


March 28 - April 1  

Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed the Spring Break! Let's get back to work! Please check the assignments link, the calendar link or the file manager link for this week's assignments and vocabulary words. We are beginning a new unit this week with a review of standard RL6.2 (Theme and Main Idea). Look for our final novel assignment to be made in the near future.

We will do a mock Aspire Testing Wednesday, March 30. This is strictly practice, but it is important every child is present. Sixth grade students will begin the actual Aspire testing the week of April 11. All students must be present for the tests during this week. If you have any questions or concerns regarding testing, please contact the office.

I will be contacting the parents of students who are in danger of being retained in the 6th grade. I have attempted to contact these parents in the past, but with little success. If you have concerns regarding this matter, it is important to contact me as soon as possible.

As always, if you have any questions, contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org     or rjones@ coosaschools.k12.al.us.

Have a good week!

R. Jones

6th ELA


March 14-March 18  

Students, Parents, Guardians,

     This week before Spring Break will be very busy. Due to several activities happening during the school day, there will be no homework for this week. The activities are as follows:

Tuesday, March 15

  • Central High Baseball @ 1:00
  • Report cards issued

Wednesday

  • Unit Pretest

Thursday

  • Awards Ceremony @ 9:00
  • Awards Dance @ 1:15

Friday

  • Fun Day @ 1:00

 

     During instructional time, we will review climax and review old and learn new capitalization rules. I am sponsoring a poster contest through the Coosa County Soil and Water Conservation organization. Students are encouraged to participate. They may see me for an entry form. The deadline is April 13.

     Next week is Spring Break. I hope each of you have a safe but enjoyable time away from school.

As always, if you need to contact me, call 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools. org.

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

 

 


March 7 - March 11  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week promises to be very busy. Monday, students review for the "Embracing Heritage Unit" posttest. The posttest is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9. You may view the standards ( Unit 4) and a practice test (Jones Posttest 3) on File Manager. This may be used as a study guide. We finish "Esperanza Rising" Thursday with a summative assessment on Friday.

     Please review the Coosa BOE policy on dress code and cell phones ( found on the CMS website). I will be following these policies to insure your child's learning is not disrupted.

     Report cards are scheduled for next Tuesday. If you child is in danger of failing, please contact me. Time change this weekend! Spring Break is approaching!

     If you have any questions, contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

 

6th ELA

Rachel S. Jones


February 29-March 4  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Please read the nightly homework assignments found on "File Manager" or the Assignment Page. It is important that assignments are completed on time. Remember to return the March 8 field trip form as soon as possible. If there are any questions, contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


February 22-February 26  

Students. Parents and Guardian,

     Monday, Sixth Grade ELA will complete the study of subject-verb agreement with a test. After a test reviewing chapters 1-9, we will continue to read Esperanza Rising this week. Students are learning about text structure in informational text and climax in fictional text.

     I want to encourage students, parents and guardians to check homework assignments daily. Several students did not have the correct assignments this week or failed to do the assignment completely.

     If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490  or  rjones@coosaschools.org.

 

Rachel Jones


February 16-February 19 Announcements  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend! I have a few brief updates. Due to the delayed starts last week, we are approximately one week behind on the reading assignments for Esperanza Rising. Please check the homework assignments for this week on File Manager, Assignments, Calendar or Classroom Google for changes.

   Central Coosa County Varsity Boys Basketball will compete against American Christian Academy in State Sub-Regionals Tuesday night at Joe Belyeu Gymnasium. Cougar Baseball and Softball are starting this week as well. Come and support the Cougars! Lastly,  I want to thank the parents who visited Thursday night for STEM night. Your support is greatly appreciated!

    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 256-377-1490  or   rjones@coosaschools.org.

   Hope everyone has a good week!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


February 8 - February 11  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week, although a short week, is a very busy one for the students. We continue to read Esperanza Rising with daily comprehension tests. To guide the reading, I am sending home a copy of this week's focus questions for chapters 6, 7 and 8. You may also view the questions on File Manager and Classroom Google. Instruction will also include subject-verb agreement lessons.

     Progress reports will be issued on Tuesday. Spring pictures are scheduled for Thursday. Thursday night, CMS will present STEM night beginning at 6:00. Please come and visit your child's class to see how your child is receiving instruction through science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Last, but not least, students will not attend Friday, February 12 and February 15. Students return on February 16th.

     If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


February 1 - February 5  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians.

     This week's announcement focuses on class and homework assignments. First, please look for homework assignments posted on the File Manager link and your child's Classroom Google account. The assignments this week are for Esperanza Rising.You will notice that I have posted focused questions for this week's reading assignments in Esperanza Rising. Students will receive a copy of this to guide their reading. I want students to concentrate on the reading as homework assignments. This reading should be completed at home. Because of this, English assignments on subject-verb agreement, vocabulary on multiple -meaning words and writing will be completed in class.

     I do want to stress that the reading assignments will be done at home. If the reading is not done as homework assignments, the student will do poorly on assessments.

     Also, many students have not been completing or doing poorly on homework assignments . I have returned the assignments to complete. I am afraid many students now expect this. I will no longer do this. I will go over errors made. I will reteach the standard, but students will receive the grade originally earned. After reteaching, hopefully, the student will improve the score on the next assignment.

     As always, if you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact me at 256-377-1490  or  rjones@coosaschools.org.

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


January 25 - January 29  

Dear Parents,

     I have just a few items to share with you this week. Students will receive an homework assignment sheet this week. I have several questions I would like students to think about and identify evidence supporting their answers. It will be easier to include these questions all on one sheet. I would like to remind parents and students regarding homework. Homework is to be completed at home unless I instruct otherwise. Also, while I encourage parents to help students with homework, I respectfully ask that parents do not do the homework for their child.

     If you have any questions regarding homework or any other matter, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Sincerely,

 

Rachel S. Jones


January 19-January 22   

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     We begin this week with students taking the "Global Scholar" test in reading. Students should demonstrate growth in reading from September. Everyone is encouraged to do his or her best as this test determines students eligible for intervention lessons. We will have homework assignments every night this week. Parents and Guardians, as I grade and review homework, I see students not demonstrating their best. I encourage you to help and review the assignments.  Students will also receive the novel Esperanza Rising to begin reading. A calendar of reading assignments can be found on File Manager and the student's Classroom Google page.

     Recognition of A and A/B Honor Roll students will be 1:00, Friday in the CMS Gymnasium. Afterwards, those students will be treated to a special event!

     If you have any questions, contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org. Have a good week!

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

 


January 11 - January 15   

Welcome to 2016!

     We began 2016 with enthusiasm and hard work. Report cards were issued Thursday. If you have questions concerning your student's grades, please contact me for an appointment.

     Sixth Grade ELA classes began Unit 4. (You may view the standards on the file manager page. ) Students will take the pretest Monday. The classes are focusing on the standards before beginning the novel Esperanza Rising. Look for the classes to began reading next week. Also, instead of the weekly vocabulary exams, we will do a Vocabulary Menu. This will give students choices for daily assignments and assessments. This begins tomorrow! We also have homework assignments this week. Please view File manager, the Calendar Page or Assignments for more information. Also, I have added an additional page to this website. It contains links to your child's classroom google page. This will give you a snapshot to some of the daily activities we do in class.

     CMS will host its last basketball game Wednesday (4:30-7:30) against Reeltown. Come out and support the Cougars. Lastly, there will be a "Critter Show" Thursday (10:30-11:30). There will be an admission for the program.

     As always, if you have any question, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Rachel Jones

6th Grade ELA

    


December 14 - December 18  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Just a few important items for you before we dismiss for winter break. Students will take a Poetry Unit Test on Thursday, December 17. Also, we will have our class Christmas party on Thursday from 12:00-1:30. Girls are asked to bring chips and the boys bring dip. School dismisses at 11:45 Friday, December 18. Report cards will be issued when we return from the winter break.

     Here is wishing everyone has a wonderful Christmas and the happiest of New Year.

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


December 7 - December 11  

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians,

    Our second nine weeks and first semester are quickly coming to a end. We will begin summative assessments this week with figurative language on Friday. The following Monday, December 14,  will focus on theme and central idea. Our posttest will be Thursday, December 17. The majority of review for these test will be done in class.

    Also, Thursday, December 17, I will have a Christmas party for my homeroom students. I will provide the drinks, but I will ask students to volunteer to bring paper goods or food items. If your child is in my homeroom, please contact me concerning this.

    As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


November 23-November 24  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Happy Thanksgiving! Due to the short week, we will not have a vocabulary test or homework. Regular assignments will resume after the Thanksgiving holidays.

     The CMS Fruit Sale ends Tuesday, November 24. Please turn in the completed order form and monies by tomorrow. I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


November 16 - November 20  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week we bring to a close Unit 2. Students will review for the posttest in class in addition to Tuesday and Wednesday's homework assignments. You will find Unit 2 standards on "File Manager".Several parents have questions regarding INOW entries categorized with "EC". These are opportunities for students to earn extra credits in my class through the completion of selected assignments such opportunity is a book summary of a book read outside of class. Students may see me for the summarization form.

     The fruit sale continues through next week, November 24th. Please participate in this fundraiser for the school. Also, please be aware that we dismiss next Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holidays.

     As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

 


November 9 - November 13  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Students will have a "light" week for homework this week. The only assignment for this week will be to study for Friday's vocabulary test. You may view the words on this week's assignments found on "File Manager". Students are working on a special project involving folktales. We will try to complete most of the project in class. There will be more information in the days to come. We will have our annual Veteran's Day program 9:00, Tuesday, November 10. There are two home basketball games this week as well. Monday night at 5:30, the CMS Cougars will face the Fayetteville Wolves. Tuesday, the Cougars meet Winterboro for our homecoming games. Tipoff is at 5:30. Progress reports will be issued on Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

    I want to remind parents to continue to sell the fruit for our big fundraiser. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Finally, I want to thank each parent and grandparent who visited my class on October 31st. I hope you were able to see a little of the day-to-day activities in my class.

    As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the above number or email with questions.

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

 


Veteran's Day Essay Contest  

Why Are Veterans Special?

Essay Contest

 

Honoring America’s Veterans

Open to all Central Middle School Students

·        Essay should address the prompt “Why Are Veterans Special?”

·        250-500 typed double-spaced on white paper with your name on the back of each page

·        Deadline for submission is November 6, 2015

·        Winners announced at the CMS Veteran’s Day Program, November 10.

·        First Prize - $25.00

·        Second Prize - $15.00

·        Third Prize - $10.00

 

 

 

See Mrs. Jones for details


November 2- November 6  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     After a busy past two weeks, this week looks to be pretty quiet! First, a BIG thank you to the parents and grandparents who visited CMS and my class this past Friday. I hope you saw a "snapshot" of every day instruction in my class. CMS will begin the basketball season playing Elmore County in the CMS gymnasium on Tuesday, November 3 at 5:30. Thursday, we will visit Elmore County to play again. School will dismiss Friday at 12:00 for Cougar fans to travel to Brewton, AL in the first round of high school football playoffs. Make plans to support the Cougars! also, Friday is the deadline to submit an entry in the Veteran's Day Essay Contest. Contest information is posted on this page.

     Academically, students continue to struggle with literary elements of fiction, specifically climax. We will continue to work on this standard this week ending with a quiz on Thursday. Also, on Thursday, there will be a vocabulary test on figurative language terms. Friday, students will begin a small research project on folktales and their origins. There will be more details on Friday.

     As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


October 26-October 30  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week CMS will recognize "Red Ribbon Week"-- Say No To Drugs. Each day is a special day. Please see the homework assignments on file manager for Red Ribbon dress assignments. Central Middle School will host Parent and Grandparent Day on October 30 from 8:00 to 9:00. This provides an opportunity to visit and observe the students' day to day activities. It will not be a time for conferences. You may make an appointment for conferences during this time. This is the day before Halloween---Please, no costumes or Treats!

     Please look closely at the homework assignments for this week. Many students did very poorly on a homework assignment on action and linking verbs. We will continue to study the subject this week. Also, the majority of the students struggled with a class assignment on plot. I will review this on Monday with an opportunity to revise a worksheet on the topic before grading.

     I want to brag on the 6th grade students behavior during our recent field trip, CMS Pep Rally and CCHS Pep Rally! They were awesome! We definitely need to come out and support the Varsity Cougars Football Team in the weeks to come. The team has worked hard and improved each week earning the opportunity to compete in the state playoffs! Way to go Cougars!

     Hope to see you on Friday, October 30th for Parent-Grandparent Visitation!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


October 19-October 23  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     There is "lots happenin" at CMS this week. Honor roll students will be recognized Monday in an assembly program. The program is scheduled for 9:00 in the CMS gymnasium. Tuesday, October 20th, the CMS cheerleaders will cheer the JV Cougars to a victory against B.B. Comer in a pep rally. The pep rally will be at 2:00 in the CMS gymnasium. That night our JV football team takes on the B.B. Comer Tigers at Cougar Field. Game time is 5:30. The CMS Sixth Grade will have a field trip Thursday to see "Pan" the movie. The cost is $10 which covers admission, popcorn, drink and transportation. We will leave at 8:00 am and return to campus in time for lunch. (There will be an assignment reviewing the movie!) The last day to return money and permission form is Wednesday, 2:30! Last, but not least, we are celebrating Homecoming Week with CCHS!. Each day is a different "Dress Up" day. ( See File Manager Homework Assignments for the theme!) CMS students will attend the Homecoming Pep Rally and view the parade as well.

Oh...Let's not forget academics! Homework assignments are posted on File Manager. Students will complete the Justin Tuck Essay this week. This is a required assignment and is considered a summative assessment. You will also see the new vocabulary with the assignments. This test is scheduled for October 27.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Have a great week!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


October 13 - October 16  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     I hope everyone enjoyed the "Fall Break"! This week begins a new nine week grading period. Report cards will be issued Thursday. Our awards program will be 2:00 Friday. If you have any questions concerning an ELA grade, please contact the office to arrange an appointment. With the new nine week, we also begin a new unit. You may view Unit 2 Standards on "File Manager". As we study these standards, students will complete a performance assessment aligned to these standards. Look for more information on this assignment in the days to come. There will be no homework assignments this week!

     Tuesday is the last day for our fundraiser. Please sell at least 2 items as the proceeds benefit not just CMS but the students as well. Also, this Tuesday,  the CMS JV Football team plays NLMS at 5:30 at Cougar Stadium. Come support the Cougars! Next week we celebrate Central Homecoming with Central High School. We will participate in "Dress Up Days". More information will be posted this week!

     As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org. Have a great week!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


October 5 - October 7  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week brings to a close our first nine weeks. To "celebrate" the nine weeks as well as our "Fall Break", we will have a "Sports Blast" in the CMS Gymnasium , 1:30 - 2:45, Wednesday, October 7. Admission is $5.00. Class competitions in various sports will take place. Refreshments will be sold.

     The CMS Cougars JV Football team is scheduled to meet Horseshoe Bend October 5th at 5:30 at Horseshoe Bend High School. Please support the Cougars!

     Fall Break is October 8 - October 12. We return on October 13 to begin the second nine weeks. Report cards will be issued October 15th. I will post the standards for Unit 2 at this time as well as other information pertaining to this unit. Should you have a question concerning a grade, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Have a wonderful and safe break!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


September 28 - October 2  

We have a "packed" week ahead of us! Students will review for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Summative Assessment on Monday with the test scheduled for Tuesday. The pronouns summative assessment will be Wednesday. Our Unit One Posttest will be Thursday.Study guides will be issued.

Students are encouraged to "Dress for Success" Monday as we attend a special assemble program "Think2Change". You may visit www.thing2change.org for more information. "Think2Change" t-shirts will be sold for $10.00. Also, don't forget CCHS Homecoming T-shirts orders are being taken here at CMS. Students received an order form last week.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


September 21 - September 25  

Students, Parents and Guardians,

     We are fast approaching the end of our first unit "I Won't Grow Up". Our post test is scheduled for October 1st. We will begin reviewing the standards this week as well as next week. You may view the standards on "File Manager". Students will also take summative assessments on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ( September 29)  and pronouns (September 30). Study guides will be sent home Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28. These summative assessments will help in reviewing for the post test.

    A home JV football game is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30. Make plans to attend and support the JV Cougars.  Monday, September 28 students will attend an assembly. I would like all 6th grade students to dress their best for the assembly. Also, a graded reflective writing assignment will be given with the program. I will be sharing more details with the students this week. A "BIG" surprise for the 6th grade ELA classes is being planned for October 2. Shhhh! It is a secret!

     As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org. Have a great week!

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

 


September 14 - September 18   

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week's assignments have been posted on "File Manager", "Calendar" and "Assignments". Please read the assignments carefully.

     We will continue studying possessive pronouns this week as well as intensive pronouns. Intensive pronouns can be challenging so study! Students will read and review chapters 11-17 of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. As the week ends, we then turn to chapters 18-23. Keep reading!

     Monday, September 14 is the last day to order a CMS shirt, hoodie or socks. Support CMS through this fundraiser! Our JV Cougar Football plays Winterboro Tuesday, September 15 at Cougar Field. The game begins at 5:30 so come out and support the Cougars!

     Hope everyone has a great week. As always, if you need to speak with me, call 256-377-1490 to schedule an appointment or email rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us.

Thanks,

Rachel Jones


September 8 - September 11  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week we will continue to read Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, study possessive pronouns, learn new vocabulary by using context clues and reading personal narratives. There are some important dates for you to remember. Progress reports are scheduled for Wednesday, September 9. If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment by calling 256-377-1490. Our first JV Cougar Football game is scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 5:30. Our opponent is Childersburg. All money, orders and proofs for school pictures are due September 11. Also, the deadline for ordering school shirts, hoodies and socks is September 14. Please purchase or sell as much as possible as this is a much needed fundraiser for our school.

     As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel Jones                                                                                                              6th ELA

 

 

 

 


August 31st - September 4 Homework Assignments and Announcements  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This week students will take the English portion of the Performance Series test. Everyone should do his or her best. The assignments are now posted in File Manager, Assignments as well as Calendar. Please read the assignments carefully. We will have new vocabulary words, study possessive pronouns and focus on chapters 5 - 10 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week.Monday's ( 8/31) homework is defining the new vocabulary words. If you do not have access to a dictionary at home, please see me to check out a dictionary to use for the night. Many students did not learn the list of subject and object pronouns. Scores were very low. Therefore, students who did not score 100 will re-test Friday (9/4).

  Picture proofs will be due September 11th. Look for the September Cafeteria Menu to be posted by Tuesday. If you have not connected to "Remind 101" for updates via text messages or "Class Dojo" for student behavior, see "File Manager" for information. School is not in session next Monday, September 7,  for Labor Day. Our first progress reports are scheduled for Wednesday, September 9. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask or contact me at rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us  or  256-377-1490. Hope all have a great week!

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


August 24 - August 28   

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Today, Monday, students will take the Performance Series Test in Reading. This test determines growth in reading since 5th grade. This week we will begin out first novel study Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. There will be daily reading assignments for homework. Students will receive ten vocabulary words associated with these chapters. You may view these words on this week's assignments on "File Manager". We will test on these words next Monday. In English we will study subject and object pronouns. Students will have homework on this Thursday.

     Our lunchroom will serve a third option for lunches beginning Monday. This choice includes peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, milk, cheese, chips and a vegetable snack. Please encourage your child to choose one of the three options. Our varsity football team has its first regular season game against Fayetteville Friday night. The game will be played in Fayetteville at 7:00. Come support the Cougars!

     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at rjones@coosaschools.org  or  256-377-1490.

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


August 17 - August 21  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     This will be the first week for homework assignments. Please visit the following links for additional information: File Manager, Calendar and Assignments. You will see this week's vocabulary as well as testing information. We will continue to study inference, review nouns and explore personal narrative writing. Friday, students will receive the novel Charlie & The Chocolate Factory with reading assignments. Students are responsible for outside reading.

     I have established accounts for each student on Class Dojo. This site allows one to monitor the behavior of a student. I will send home account information for each child by Tuesday. Also, the Remind 101 text messaging is set up for my classes as well. I have the information needed at the "Form" link by homerooms. Again, this is just for the ELA classes. I have entered the first of many grades in INOW. If you do not have the user name and password needed to log in, please contact Mrs. Robinson, our school secretary,  at 256-377-1490.

     If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us  or  256-377-1490. I am looking forward to a productive week!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

 


August 10 - August 14  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. There will be no homework assignments this week. Our week will focus on schedules (library), pretests and introduction to nouns and inference. Fall pictures will be Thursday, August 13th. Please continue to check this page for current information. I am looking forward to a great week!

Rachel S. Jones

6th Grade ELA


Welcome!  

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

     Welcome to Sixth Grade ELA! This site will provide you with current information for my class. Use "File Manager", "Assignments" and "Calendar" for homework assignments, class or school events, study guides and more! Using the "Forms" links, you will find my syllabus and discipline plan. Please read these carefully. You may also see what is being served each day under the "Lunch Menu" link. Check back each week for updates. I am looking forward to a successful school year!.

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones