• Parents and Students,

    I would like to start by saying that I miss you so much and I am here for you. Please reach out if you need ANYTHING! 

    I will be using canvas for all of my lessons for home learning. Please have your child visit their canvas page and go to "annoucements" to recieve all information for the class. 

    Lessons for week of April 6th:

    (the document is on Canvas in annoucments to click on links)

    1. Common Lit Article: Five Reasons Being Kind Makes You Feel Good. 

    2. Watch videos and discussion board. 

    3. Optional Journal Project

    4. Optional Art Project 

    Office Hours: 

    Please come see me using Zoom Monday- Thursday from 9-10 if you have any questions about assignments.  Please email me if you have issues getting in. Jessica.kerich@dvusd.org. The zoom link and password will be on Canvas. This will make sure it is private. 


  • Welcome to Sixth Grade at Sonoran Foothills!



    Our combined philosophies of teaching will provide our sixth graders with many different opportunities to learn and grow as individual students, to understand the importance of working collaboratively, and to become lifelong learners.

    The sixth grade curriculum will be based on the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards.  These standards are the foundation of the AZMerit test given in April.  Students will also complete quarterly district assessments in all subjects along with the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory).




    During our 75 minute ELA block, we will use the newly adopted Collections program.  Students will be exposed to a variety of genres, including several Newberry awarded novels. We will also work on vocabulary, writing, grammar, and spelling, as well as speaking and listening skills.  Students should be reading nightly for 20 minutes. Students will have many opportunities to improve their writing ranging from poetry to five paragraph essays.