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Friday, May 15, 2020


Happy Friday!  Hopefully you have read Hoot through chapter 12.  You will find questions to complete on a new Teams assignment.  I will be checking research pieces over the weekend.  Thanks to our first presenters yesterday- so great!

Read 'N Quiz monitor code for today is S6950.  It will be in effect until 4:00 pm today.  Keep reading!


Thursday, May 14, 2020


Hope to see you in our Zoom classroom today.  Check Teams for log-in info.  Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, May 13, 2020


Good Morning!  Please see the "Backyard" assignment on Teams.  It would be great to bring your "Backyard" writing piece to share at a Zoom meeting.  We will have meetings tomorrow at their usual times.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Good Morning!  Zoom Day.  Please see your Teams page for log-in info. and come with your Vocabulary book.  Be ready to share answers to the "complete the sentence" activity.  I am eager to see you all!


Monday, May 11, 2020


Hello Readers & Writers!


This is a big week for us with important work happening each day.  Please complete and submit your third and final research piece before the end of this week.  I can help edit on-line.  We will begin presenting on Thursday with your choice of which piece to present.


We will also complete Vocabulary Unit 14 (last unit for the year!), continue reading Hoot and write about our backyards.


Tomorrow and Thursday, we will meet on Zoom: 6-1 at 10:00 am, 6-2 at 11:00 and 6-3 at 1:00.  Meeting information and assignments will be posted on Teams.


See you soon!


                              ~Mrs. Motzenbecker


Friday, May 8, 2020


Are you ready for Virtual Field Day?  I am planning to do the scavenger hunt (before it rains) the shoe landing, balloon juggle, towel flip and "Look For The Good".  How about you?  If you plan to so some school work this weekend, work on your research and make sure that you are reading Hoot.  If you are ready to take a Read 'N Quiz test, the monitor code for today is U7416.  It will be in effect until 4:00pm.  Make sure to honor your Moms for "Happy Mother's Day" on Sunday!  See you soon for Tuesday's Zoom meeting.


Thursday, May 7, 2020


Please finish and submit the "chinstrap penguins" assignment and the questions for chapters 7 through 9 of Hoot today, so that you can participate in Virtual Field Day activities tomorrow.  Both assignments are posted on Teams.  Your final research piece is due next Tuesday.  I will try to touch base with each one of you as we finish our work!


Wednesday, May 6, 2020


Thanks for attending yesterday's Zoom meeting!  Questions for chapters 7 to 9 of Hoot will be posted later today.  Please make a sincere effort to submit answers to Hoot questions and "chinstrap penguin" activity by the end of this week.  Next week we will focus on finishing your research drafts.  Don't forget to read- have you discovered any new and interesting books?  If you have a library card, you may borrow book on-line.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020


Weekly Zoom meetings today.  6-1 will meet at 10:00am, 6-2 at 11:00am and 6-3 at 1:00pm.  Please bring your vocabulary book and try to have some of the introductory activities complete.  Log-in info. will be on Teams post.  

Note- if you are feeling overwhelmed with work- just READ!  Reading can be relaxing and sometimes reading is enough.


May 4, 2020


Hello Readers & Writers~


We are midway through our final marking period of 6th grade as we begin week 7 of "at-home learning".  Many of you need to do some "catching up" to help improve your grades.  Please use this week to do so, and contact me for help in prioritizing your assignments.


Our new work this week includes:

  • Vocabulary Unit 14- pages 176-178 (intro.), synonyms on p. 180 and the "50/50" activity on pgs. 179-180.  We will go over these at our weekly Zoom meeting on Tuesday.
  • "Penguin Census" from Time for Kids and video accompanied by activity to complete.  You can find this assignment, which is due on Thursday, on Teams.
  • Continue reading Hoot- we should complete chapter 9 this week and will be talking about the characters, plot and conflict at our class meeting.


On Friday, we will participate in "Virtual Field Day" activities, so there will be no new assignments.  Please continue to work on your research pieces.  Also, are you reading anything new?  Please continue to devote some time to independent reading.  I will post a Read 'N Quiz monitor code on Thursday.


See you soon!


             ~Mrs. Motzenbecker