6th Grade

6th Grade News

6th Grade Homeroom News:

Math - 6th Grade:

Starting 3/27/17, Monday 6th Grade Math will be conducted in the Computer Lab.  We have renewed our subscription to IXL.com.  Remember that we did a trial month on this system back in November.  We now have a yearly subscription.  Instead of a paper math assignment from our book, students will be doing their Monday "homework" on this website.  Each group will be required to correctly complete a specific number of problems within each specified category.  Students can work freely on this website at home for extra practice.  Over the summer, all middle school students will be required to do a specified amount of time each week working on their math so that they will retain the math that they learned over the academic year.  I will be checking the website and can monitor student progress.

Camp Hamilton:

Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets are here!  Each 5th and 6th grader is asked to sell 16 Brown Bear Car Wash tickets.   They are good at any Brown Bear Car Wash. The regular price for a car wash is $10 - $14. People will be saving $3 in purchasing one from your child! If people want to upgrade to a more expensive wash, they can pay extra at the time they get their car washed.

An envelope containing these tickets has been given to your child. Tickets will be sold for $7 per ticket. Payments may be made with cash, or checks made out to, "St. Pius X School."

When tickets have been sold, please return the envelope containing the checks and cash to Mrs. Brown. If you are unable to sell the tickets, please return them to Ms. Creighton or Mrs. Van Hollebeke. We will find a buyer for them!  Ticket sales ends 4/28/17. Please return the unsold tickets and money to school by 4/28/17.

Our Hot Chocolate sale fundraiser will be on Tuesday, April 25th from 12noon to 12:40. We have surplus supplies from our 3/20 Hot Chocolate sale and do not need any donations! Thank you to Aster Yared and Hirut Gidey for heading this fundraiser!


Please send a water bottle to school with your child.  This will limit the number of times students are leaving class, missing instruction and work time as they get a drink from the fountain. Thank you!  Also, please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat, gloves for outdoor recess. Students are sent outside if it is not raining. Thank you!


  • Field Trip to Golden Gardens Beach, 4/27/17 - Bring Sack Lunch!
  • I am checking planners on Fridays. Please initial your child’s planner on Thursday nights. Many students are forgetting to do this.
  • Please send a water bottle to school with your child so that they do not have to make frequent trips to get drinks from the fountain.
  • One Community Service experience is required at the end of each month.
  • Homework is updated on the website on Sunday. http://www.stpx.org/classpages/6th-grade/6th-grade-homework

Dates to remember:

  • 4/25/17 - Camp Hamilton Hot Cocoa Sale; 12:00-12:40. No IOU's.
  • 4/27/17 - Middle School Field Trip to Gold Gardens Park. 9:30a - 2:30p.
  • 4/28/17 - Brown Bear Car Wash Ticket Sales ends.  Return Money and unsold tickets to school.
  • 4/28/17 - April Community Service due/Prayer Test.
  • 5/3/17 - 5/5/17 - 5th/6th to Camp Hamilton.
  • 5/1/17 - 5/12/17 - MAP Testing.


Mrs. Van Hollebeke,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 *** Science- I am offering tutoring for any 6th grade student ONLY on Wednesdays until 4:30-5pm I will be here come in if you need some extra help!!

** New site http://www.newpathlearning.com/login/  We will be starting this March 15th -How to log in would be students first name with the first letter being capital then followed by stpx and the password is 000000

CH.5 will have a project on Meosis/Mitosis as Test Grade. Be prepared to move right along! Ch.6 we will be talking about how DNA is transcribed and made! 

2017 6th Grade Expectations/Reminders:

-Planners everyday - teacher will check that planner is filled out on Thursday's - two lottery tickets will be handed out if all days are filled out 

-Still doing lottery tickets!! The first class to fill up the Good Jar gets pizza party! They get marbles from me by being attentive, quiet, on task and respectful. Also if student gets lottery ticket and is called at the end of the week and they want to trade in for marbles(to put into Good Jar) instead of a toy then they may :) After a class fills jar up all jars will reset and a date for the pizza party will be determined. The other classes have a chance for a popcorn and soda party if they maintain good behavior and obey their contracts. They have to keep doing a good job! :)

-Wednesdays is computer lab time or national geographic article readings with summaries  

-Teacher will keep track of days that warm-ups were done(sometimes we wont have time) and if students have any warm-ups or as much as I do then they get that many extra credit points at the end of each month              

No late work accepted unless student lets me know before his/her class time or has a note- Missing work slips will be enforced  

SMART Goals - Beginning of each month student will write 1 or 2 goals  and keep to it 

Extra Credit- Once a month students can preform a lab that they found in a book or online and either do it at home and how me via pictures or PP or do it at school with materials(must have on note card what they learned, how they would improve it and how they did it) or may find an article that is Science related and do a summary on it - this is quiz grade 100pts  

Class Contract and Team! Every class created a team name related to their subject matter and came up with words to decribe how they want to be treated, how they should act and how others should be treated. They will sign this and follow it.

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6th Grade Homework




Prayer Test (4/28/17): Lord Send Your Abundant Blessing

Lord, send your abundant blessing upon your people who devoutly recall the death of your Son in the sure hope of the Resurrection.  Grant us pardon; bring us comfort.  May our faith grow stronger and our eternal salvation be assured.  Amen.

Community Service for April:  Due Friday, 4/28/17.

Tuesday (4/25/17): Begin Unit 3. Read Pages 67-71 in Christ Our Life. (Moses, 10 Plagues).

Wednesday (4/26/17):  Mass. 9:00am.  Read Pages 72-73, Christ Our Life. (Exodus, Crossing the Red Sea).

Thursday (4/27/17):  Read Pages 74-75, Christ Our Life. (Christian Passover compared to Eucharist).  Planners go home Thursdays for parents to check and initial.

Friday (4/28/17): Prayer Test on "Lord Send Your Abundant Blessing".  Chapter 10 Study cards passed out.  YouTube video, Ron Wyatt-Red Sea Crossing.  Chapter 10 Quiz, Tuesday 5/2/17.





Weekend homework due Monday:None

Monday: Choose and memorize a favorite poem to perform in front of the class.  (Starts Thursday).  Finish K-W-L chart if not already done.

Tuesday: Poetry Introduction Word Wall & Crossword.  Fill out: Poetry, line, form, rhyme, concrete poem on glossary. (Due Thursday)

Wednesday: No Literature Class on Wednesdays.

Thursday: Write a concrete poem (where shape tells about content)

Friday: Ballads: read the Ballad of John Henry on Pg 167 -176 in Lit book.  Complete Plot Chart and Questions 2-4 PG 176. Add ballad and refrain to glossary. This will be started in class



Language Arts/Spelling:



SPELLING ASSIGNMENT: Ch 21 Pg 101 1-20, pg 103 1-10

Weekend HW due Monday: None

Monday: None

Tuesday: Direct vs. Indirect Quotations. Pg 473 handout. Ex 1-2 if not finished in class on Pg 73

Wednesday: No Language Arts on Wednesday.


Friday: Spelling Test


Assignments are due the following day, unless otherwise noted.  O = Odds, E = Evens, 1/3 = Every third problem, 1/4 = Every fourth problem.

Website will be updated over the weekend for the upcoming week. 

Math Help Times:

Monday:  12:40-1pm

Tuesday:  7:30-8:15am, 12:40-1pm, 3:30-4pm

Wednesday: 7:30-8:15am, 12:40-1pm, 3:30-4pm

Thursday: 12:40-1pm, 3:30-4pm

Friday: 12:40-1pm, 3:30-4pm

Monday: (April 24, 2017): 

Group A: IXL.com Computer Lab Math practice.

6th Grade: IXL.com Computer Lab Math practice.

Tuesday: (April 25, 2017): 

Group A: Estimate Fractions. Pg 171 (#1-19).

6th Grade: Multiply Fractions w/Whole Numbers. Pg 249-251 (#1-37).

Wednesday: (April 26, 2017):

Group A: Fractions/Decimals/Percents. Worksheet Pg 41.

6th Grade: Multiply Fractions. Pg 253-255 (#1-37).

Thursday: (April 27, 2017):

Group A: Beach Fieldtrip. No Math.

6th Grade: Beach Fieldtrip. No Math.

Friday: (April 28, 2017):

Group A: Fractions/Decimals. Pg 174 (#1-50 Odd).

6th Grade: Estimate Fractions/Mixed #'s. Pg 257 (#1-21).

Social Studies:

4/24/2017 -Continuing Work on Multi-Cultural Night, no homework this week





Friday: Happy Easter Break

 Science: April 24-27th

Hw might change from time to time depending on what we get to cover on a particular day

**Starting http://www.newpathlearning.com/  supplemental curriculm material during computer lab time! **Free Site** Login info students first name (first letter capital)  then stpx and password 000000

 Monday: Review of Ch. 22 Section 1 in class. Hw- Human Body systems Crossword

Tuesday: Ch.22 Interactive Reading guide in class and Body System Cootie Catchers- HW study for Quiz on Friday!

Wednesday: Webquest in computer lab

 *I will not be able for tutoring after school today!

Thursday:  Beach Field Trip (graded participation)

Friday: Ch.22 Sec 1 Quiz and Begin working on our Life Sized Human Body cut outs!



  I have subscribed to the following website that is 100% kid friendly and lets them study! The website is- http://NeoK12.com/user/StPiusX and the Password is 756756 - the students have access this way and can look on the Dashboard -I have created certain games and added videos particular to what each grade is learning!

Other great websites are - http://BIOLOGY4KIDS.com , http://Sciencekids.co.nz  and http://kids.nationalgeographic.com