Ms. Alyssa Sherry
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About Ms. Sherry:
Hello and welcome to sixth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies! I am so excited to learn and grow with you this year. Here are a few things about myself to help you get to know me better: I grew up in Mesa, Arizona and even was a student in Mesa Public Schools myself! I stayed in Arizona for college and graduated from Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!). I love reading, painting, and listening to music in my free time. You will rarely ever see me without a cup of coffee or tea nearby and I will always have an awesome new book to recommend to you!
Weekly newsletters will be sent to you via email to update you on what your student will be learning and what assignments will be due. I always try my best to give you and your student plenty of notice when there are any big assignments or important due dates. Please email or call me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or their classwork. I am happy to talk to you about how we can make it a successful year for your student!
About English Language Arts:
This year we will be continuing to grow in so many areas of reading, writing, and language. Sixth grade focuses heavily on the following skills:
Comparing and contrasting text Writing summaries of text
Citing textual evidence Write Explanatory texts
Analyzing elements of literature Writing summaries of text
Making inferences Write argumentative texts
Researching a topic to provide evidence in text Plan, draft, revise, and edit writing
Understanding Greek and Latin Roots
About Social Studies:
This year we will be exploring ancient civilizations!
We will be diving into prehistory, Mesopotamia, and Ancient Egypt during the first quarter. After fall break, we will begin exploring Ancient China, India, and Ancient Greece. During third quarter, we will study Ancient Rome and Mesoamerica. Finally, we will be jumping into the Middle Ages and the Renaissance! Get ready to learn about some of my absolute FAVORITE times in history!