6th Grade Mrs. Ponessa

Week of 3/23-3/26 Distance Learning Week 1

Hello Families! First and foremost, I hope everyone is healthy and doing well despite the new circumstances we are under. Secondly, thank you all for being so great about coming to the school and picking up the necessary items. The staff is getting trained tomorrow Monday, March 23rd, on our digital components, so that we can use the sources we have to their full capacity. On Tuesday, after I have more detailed information, I will be sending out the schedule and other important information, so...

March 22, 2020 Read more

Week of 3/9-3/12

Hello Families! This week is our last week before our Spring Break. We will have next week, March 16th-19th off. I hope that everyone enjoys the week away. The sixth graders did a wonderful job on their museum exhibits and did well accomodating the variety of guests. There are pictures of the exhibits at the bottom of this post. The week ahead in 5th grade math: This week we will continue multiplying decimals and will learn the properties of dividing decimals by decimals. We end the week...

March 8, 2020 Read more

Week of 3/2-3/5

Hello Familes, Thank you to those who had the opportunity to pop in on Friday for student-led conferences. If you were unable to make it, please let me know of date and time after school that works for you and your student. [email protected] The week ahead in 5th grade math: On Monday, we will review our Unit 7 concepts and prepare for our Unit 7 test on Tuesday, March 3rd. The students began working on a practice test and it is advised that they look over those questions and create...

March 1, 2020 Read more

Week of 2/24-2/27

Hello Families, This Friday, there will be conferences for grades K-7. For sixth grade, they will be student-led. Families and their students are welcome to come by the classroom anytime this Friday, February 28th, 8am-4pm. Students will have a collection of recently graded assignments, as well as a self-reflection form to share about their current progress in their classes. The week ahead in 5th grade math: This week we will continue multiplying decimals by powers of ten, and will...

February 23, 2020 Read more

Week of 2/18- 2/20

Hello Families, I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. The learning keeps moving forward in this three day school week. The week ahead in 5th grade math: We start off the week applying our understanding of long division to dividing decimals by whole numbers. This concept leads into converting fractions into decimals. On Thursday, we will begin investigating multiplying decimals by powers of 10. Here are some videos to support your students’ learning. ...

February 17, 2020 Read more

Week of 2/10-2/13

Hello Families, The week ahead in 5th grade math: Last week we began investigating decimals. This week we will move forward onto adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Students can apply their understanding of these concepts from previous learning to decimals. Here are some helpful videos: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-add-decimals/v/adding-decimals-example-1...

February 9, 2020 Read more

Week of 2/3- 2/6

Hello Families, We are entering our second month of the new year, time just keeps flying! Please continue to check Infinite Campus for grades and missing assignments. I try to get these updated once a week and students are encouraged to check as well. The week ahead in 5th grade math: We just finished up Unit 6 on ratios and will be moving into Unit 7 to begin our journey with decimals. We will investigate decimal place value, compare and order decimals, write decimals as fractions, and...

February 2, 2020 Read more

Week of 1/27-1/30

Hello 5th and 6th grade families, We are back in the swing of things and taking off in this second semester. I will be sending home the math MAPs family reports this week via backpack with your student. Please be on the lookout for that. As always continue to monitor IC for updated grades and missing assignments. The week ahead in 5th grade math: We are continuing to progress forward with ratios. The students are enjoying this skill and working hard. We will begin the week by solving...

January 26, 2020 Read more

Week of 1/21-1/23

Hello Families, I hope everyone was able to take advantage of the long holiday weekend! We have a three day week ahead of us and lots of learning to look forward to. The week ahead in 5th Grade math: We will continue our new unit on ratios. We will discover equivalent ratios, compare ratios and simplify ratios. If students are behind on classwork, such as problem solving or IXLs, these can be done at home to help remedy the situation. The week ahead in 6th Grade math: We will...

January 20, 2020 Read more

Week of 1/13-1/16

Hello Families, It is hard to believe that this upcoming week begins our second semester of the 19-20 school year! Infinite Campus grades for the first semester have been reviewed and are up to date. Students will receive their first semester report cards (via backpack) this Thursday, January 16th. The week ahead in 5th grade Math: We will begin the week reviewing the concepts learned in Unit 5 such as finding the area of rectangles, triangles, and parallelograms. We will have the Unit...

January 12, 2020 Read more