Dear 6th grade parents,
I am sorry to inform you that I am unable to make parent teacher conferences this week. As you may know, I have been out sick since Monday. I was hoping to be well enough to return to work today but unfortunately that is not the case. I was really looking forward to celebrating your child’s learning and discussing his or her goals for improvement. I apologise for any inconvenience my absence may cause you or your family.
I plan to be fully recovered and back in good health by next week.
If you would like to reschedule a conference with me, please contact Suzanne Makarem at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we know how many people are interested in rescheduling we will work out day and time options for us to meet.
Please accept my deepest apologies.
Thank you for your understanding.
6th Grade Science Teacher
A more detailed explanation:
Students have been hard at work preparing for International Day.
Please help them to stay organised. Review with them their rubrics and checklists.
The science portion of the project will be graded on Saturday.
These are the things students will be graded on.
I will be grading the displays on Saturday at 2:00.
A successful three dimensional model will:
An above grade level map could include:
A successful display will have:
An above grade level display could include:
Students this week are working on creating a 3 dimensional model of a topographic map from their country.
Below are some examples:
Clay and construction paper are provided but students can bring in any additional material. They are more than welcome to work on their model at home.
The most important thing that students remember is to use what they learned about topographic maps to create a realistic replica.
Students have been studying topographic maps. They have learned what contour or topographic maps are and their function. Students have also leaned about contour intervals and contour lines.
After learning the key vocabulary, students worked in small groups to create contour maps from different objects found on the UAS campus.
For PTSO International Day students will be expected to:
3. Create a 3 dimensional model of the topographical map
*clay and construction paper will be provided at school for the model but students are more than welcome to bring in any additional materials that they might find helpful