Mrs. DePalm’s Announcements / 6th Grade

This month concludes the academic portion of our study of Haiti.  Grade 6 students are publishing their position papers about Haiti.  Their topics ranged from the relevance of Konbit in American communities to the factors leading to Haitian Independence.

It is that time of year again, English Language Arts MCAS prep time.  This is the part of the school year where time stands still while our students prepare to show the city and state one of their many talents, successfully completing the MCAS assessment.

It is also the time of year when the daily classroom routine changes.  For the month of March, please note:

  • Students will not be REQUIRED to complete a reading reaction.  They are however encouraged to read everyday.  The opportunity to read in class will also be provided.
  • Students will be asked to complete MCAS prep-style questions as part of their homework assignment.
  • In addition students will be given a book to read independently this month and select a book report assignment to be turned in by the end of the month.
  • The daily Social Studies lesson will be reduced to 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday).  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will be extended time for English Language Arts instruction and MCAS prep.

The English/Language Arts MCAS is scheduled for March 27th and 28th.

If you have nay questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me @ or leave a message with the school secretary at 617-635-7717.

Sincerely,  Mrs. De Palm  / Grade 6 Teacher

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