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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dear Parents,

     There will be NO reading worksheet homework tonight!

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


Red Ribbon Week and More!  

Dear Parents and Students,

     Lots and lots of activities happening this week! Red Ribbon Week begins Monday. Please see and open the document CMS Red Ribbon Week on File Manager for more information.

     Homework this week includes completing the final draft of the " Confidence Essay" Monday night for Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Burke and my homeroom. Mrs. McGraw's class will complete their essay for homework Tuesday night. There will be a quiz on the writing process Wednesday and a worksheet on characterization Thursday night.

     Friday is tenatively schedules as "Grandparents and Parents Visit". A note was sent home this past Friday concerning this. If you did not receive one from your child, please call the office for more information. 

     Please check with your child about paper and pencils. Many students have none and are borrowing from classmates. Oh yes, regarding Halloween---NO COSTUMES AND NO CANDY

     For more information about homework assignments, check File Manager, Assignments or Calendar of my page of the CMS website.If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us.

 

Sincerely,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


Confidence Essay for R.U.S. H. for Literacy  

Dear Parents and Students,

     I hope everyone enjoyed the brief vacation! There is one item of interest I would like you to be know. Very few students attempted the prewriting and writing assignment of the Confidence Essay for the R.U.S.H. for Literacy sponsored by Justin and Lauren Tuck. Therefore, additional class time will be allowed for students to work on the essay. However, some work will need to be completed at home. (Due date for the final draft will be Tuesday, October 28.)  While participation in the contest is not mandatory, writing the essay is required. It is directly tied to the following standard: W.6.4.  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  I will expect each student to complete the essay to the best of his or her ability. Failure to do so will result in a failing grade. Please see your child has completed the assignment.

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

Thank you,

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


This Week In 6th Grade ELA  

Dear Parents and Students,

     We begin Unit 2 "A Blast from the Past" in earnest this week. Look for standards to be posted on file manager. There will be a vocabulary test Thursday, October 16 on Greek and Latin Affixes. Also, on Wednesday and Thursday, students will begin working on the Tuck essay. This is a required writing assignment. Depending on what is accomplished in class, students may need to complete the class assignments at home on those nights. Club meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, October 15 at 2:00. Our first reports cards will be issued on Thursday, October 16. If you have any questions or concerns regarding grades, please schedule an appointment through the office at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us. Our fall break will be October 20, 21 and 22. Students will not attend school those days. Enjoy!

Thanks!

Rachel Jones

6th ELA


October 6 to October 10  

Dear Parents,

     I have moved the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory test to Tuesday, October 7. Students will begin lessons in vocabulary focusing on the meanings of Greek affixes and roots. If students do not complete the work in class, they will be expected to do so at home. Students who do not have access to dictionaries or internet will be able to check a dictionary out from the classroom on a day to day basis.

     If students are absent, please send a note upon their return to school. If a student has an unexcused absence, a grade of zero is entered into INOW untill the absence is excused. Also, many students do not have paper or pencils. Please ask your child if he or she needs these tools.

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

Thank you

Rachel S. Jones


This Week In 6th Grade ELA  

Dear Parents and Students,

     This week begins with a pretest for our upcoming Unit 2: Folklore-A Blast from the Past. Also, each day in class, students will plan and create a lesson on subject, object and possessive pronouns as a performance assessment. Wednesday, students will take a summative assessment on inferencing followed by a summative assessment on subject, object and possessive pronouns on Thursday. Also on Wednesday, students will be introduce to 10 Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and roots. The class will learn the meaning of these affixes and roots to better determine the meaning of unfamiliar words. The test will be the following Wednesday.

     This week is homecoming week at CHS. It has been decided our students WILL NOT participate in the daily dress-up sponsored by the high school. We will attend the pep rally and parade on Friday.

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

 

Thank you,

Rachel S. Jones


Very Important Information  

Dear Parents and Students,

     We will begin our review for our Unit One Test which is scheduled for Friday. Students will receive a study guide and review assignments in class and through homework daily. Please use the class and homework assignments as a means to study. Friday, students will receive instructions for a Pronoun Performance Assessment. The majority of the assignment will be completed in class though it may be necessary for the assignment to be completed at home. Look for summative assessment on pronouns and inferencing to assigned next week as well.

     We will begin monthly club meetings this Wednesday. We are excited at the clubs being offered! Dress code issues continue to be an issue. Please remind your child that jackets or hoodies that are not in dress code should be placed in locker. If your have any questions, refer to the Coosa County Code of Conduct Manual for more information.

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

Have a great week!

Rachel Jones

 

 

 


For Your Information!  

Dear Parents and Students,

     This week in Sixth Grade ELA, we will continue to study pronouns. There will be pronoun homework assignments on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Our vocabulary test is scheduled for Wednesday. You may view the vocabulary words in "File Manager" link of my page. Students are continuing to read in class Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with class assignments for the chapters. Our goal is to complete the novel by September 26.

     There is a Cougar JV Football game, Tuesday night at Cougar Stadium where we will play Nichols-Lawson. A pep rally for our first game is scheduled for 1:30 Tuesday. Sixth Grade students are ask to wear gray or silver to support the Cougars. Club meetings for fifth and sixth grade students will be September 24th. Due to this, our post-test will be September 26th. Stay tune for more information on this.

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

Have a great week!

 

Rachel Jones


Remind 101 Update!!!  

REMIND 101

Central Middle School will use a new tool, REMIND 101, to communicate with parents. It works much like “text messaging”. In order to receive messages, announcements, etc. from me, your child’s teacher, simply call the number below then enter the code. It will automatically establish a line of communication between you and me, your child’s English-Language Arts teacher. (You may also download this document at File Manager.

Rachel Jones


Homeroom and First Period ELA 

 To join, send a text to

(256)274-0946

With the message

@3839bb

 

Second Period ELA

To join, send a text to

(256)274-0946

With the message

@85732

 

Third Period ELA

 To join, send a text to

(256)274-0946

With the message

@1c40f

 

Fourth Period ELA

To join, send a text to

(256)274-0946

With the message

@b01a6


Things to Know This Week!  

Dear Parents and Students,

     Tomorrow is International Literacy Day. I can't wait to see who some of my students choose to be from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory! There will be homework on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night. (See Assignments, Calendar or File Manager for more information.) Progress reports will be issued on Tuesday. Picture proof money is due Friday. As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us. Have a great week!

Rachel Jones


Lesson 2 Vocabulary  

Lesson 2 Vocabulary words are now posted on File Manager!


Things to Know for September 3 - September 6  

September 1, 2014

Dear Parents and Students,

     This week will be another busy week! There will regular homework assignments for Tuesday and Thursday night. (See file manager, calendar or assignments for more information.) Also, the new vocabulary words will be announced Wednesday, September 4. Hopefully, our vocabulary assignments will be completed in class each day. The next vocabulary test is scheduled for September 10th. We will continue to read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class. International Literacy Day is Monday, September 8. Students who wish to earn extra-credit may choose a character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to impersonate. They must prepare a brief "speech" about his or hers chosen character. Questions will be assigned on Wednesday, September 8. (This activity is for extra-credit; those not participating will not receive the extra-credit.)

     Picture proofs were handed out last week. If you are interested in purchasing, please send proofs, completed order form and money to school as soon as possible. Also, school compact forms were handed out last week as well. These should be signed and returned as soon as possible as well. Our JV Football Team will play Horsebend at Horsebend Tuesday, September 3. Last, but not least, please make sure your child is following the dress code as stated in the Code of Conduct. Several students are wearing jackets, hoodies and blouses that do not follow the guidelines. Those breaking the dress code will be referred to the office.

     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us.

Thank you for your support!

 

Rachel Jones

6th ELA

    


International Literacy Day  

Parents and Students,

     In recognition of INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY, Monday, September 8, the Sixth Grade students will select their favorite character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and will dress like that character. The students will need to prepare a brief speech explaining why they selected that particular character. This should give you, as the parent, a week to help prepare your child. Hope this is a fun experience for all!

 

Rachel Jones


What Is Happening This Week!  

Dear Parents,

     This week we will continue to study inferences but in fictional writing (RL.6.1). On Tuesday we will take the Grammar Benchmark Test to see at what level your child remembers grammar, mechanics and punctuation. Wednesday will be the first vocabulary test. It will have test items on the definitions, synonyms and using the word correctly in a sentence. New vocabulary words will be assigned on Thursday. Don't forget that next Monday is Labor Day. There will be no school so enjoy the end of summer. If you have any questions, please contact me at 256-377-1490 or rjones@coosaschools.k12.al.us. Thanks!

Rachel Jones


Homework Begins!  

Homework begins this week in 6th Grade ELA. Please view the Assignments page, File Manager page and the Calendar page for more information. I am implementing "Class Dojo" which is an app that tracks students positive as well as negative behavior. A letter with student and parent codes will be sent home on Monday, August 18. Please read carefully, copy the codes, sign and return! Students will take "Global Scholar Test" on Friday. This is one of many assessments we use to monitor a student's progress in reading. Please encourage your child to do his or hers best. Have a great week!

Sincerely,

 

Rachel S. Jones

6th Grade ELA


Welcome to CMS Sixth Grade ELA!  

Welcome to CMS Sixth Grade ELA 2014-2015! I am excited about the new school year as your child enters the 6th grade. In an attempt to keep parents and guardians more informed, I will be using this site to post important announcements, homework assignments, study guides, weekly vocabulary words, yearly and monthly standards. You can find these updates on the assignments links, calendar links, file manager and other links on my page. The "Other Class Info" links provides the monthly menu, yearly standards and unit standards.

Another tool of communication will be Remind 101. This will allow me to text students and parents important information regarding assignments, tests and events. Your child has been given a phone number (256-274-0946) and a code for each of my class periods to give you the opportunity to establish this contact. Please make use of the parent-teacher-student communication tool.

I also use INOW as a way of informing parents of homework assignments. Please check the homework tab for this information.

In the weeks to come, I will also implement DOJO as a way of monitoring, documenting and informing student's behavior in my class. Look for additional information in the days to come.

Last, but not least, there will not be homework assignments for the August 11 - 15. I would like to get to know my students before we tackle the responsibility of completing homework! I am sure the students will be thrilled to know this!

Thank you for your response to Remind 101 and the information you provided in the student letters. This will help me as I work with your child. Once again, I am looking forward to establishing a partnership with you and your child for a successful school year!

Rachel S. Jones

6th Grade ELA