6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of December 7th - December 11th

Important News

  • The Hour of Code is coming! Our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.


  • Our Hour of Code is a statement that STEAM Middle School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event awesome!

  • SAVE THE DATE!: On Wednesday, December 9th, we will host our first annual Hour of Code and Club Showcase night. Bring the family for an evening filled with fun coding activities and check out all of the great clubs we have at STEAM!
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College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

We are finishing our study of civil engineering and architecture by Tuesday this week. Student groups will be completing their design plan, presentation and model this by Tuesday, just in time to be on display during the Hour of Code night on Wednesday evening. We will also be working on web and game design Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon


This week we will be wrapping up our ability to identify the major tectonic plates including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American; and describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events, such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building. Our assessment will be presenting our game boards and questions we are creating/writing in class due Thursday. We will have a quiz over plate tectonics Friday in class. Our vocabulary time in class this week will be used to work on writing the questions for the game so students have an opportunity to answer questions and help write quality questions. Our semester exam review will come home with students on Monday and will be due the following Monday (December 14). Students can work on it for their 15 minutes of homework (no notes) and spend some intervention time. If your student needs help, please remind them that they can come ask for help during intervention.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

We will wrap up our study of ratios and rates on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students will begin working on their review for the midterm exam towards the end of the week. Please remind your child the importance of taking their time and showing their work on every assignment that is completed in class. I know this is an exciting time of the year, but we still have two weeks left of the semester and students need to take their learning seriously.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

This week will be a continuation of functions. The students did an awesome job on their quiz over functions from Friday. I am very proud of their hard work. The final review will be coming home later this week.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

We will be wrapping up our information over plate tectonics. Our semester exam review will come home with students on Monday and will be due the following Monday (December 14). Students can work on it for their 15 minutes of homework and spend some intervention time. If your student needs help, please remind them that they can come ask for help during intervention.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

We will wrap up our study of ratios and rates on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students will begin working on their review for the midterm exam towards the end of the week. Please remind your child the importance of taking their time and showing their work on every assignment that is completed in class. I know this is an exciting time of the year, but we still have two weeks left of the semester and students need to take their learning seriously.

Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

This week in ELA we will be continuing our 30 book challenge, reading 10 minutes at the beginning of class each day. Last week we tested over Unit 3, so this week we will be looking over the test. For any failing test grade, students are able to make up to a 70 by correcting and justifying all answers with text evidence that were missed on the test. We will be reading stories set in South America, following the countries studied in World Cultures.

***Monday and Tuesday in class Ms. Curtis will be offering an assignment to be read using close reading strategies for those students who want to bring up their lowest failing grade to a 70. This assignment will be due:

  • Friday (12/11) for students who have ELA MWF this week.

  • Monday (12/14) for those who have ELA TTH this week.


In World Cultures this week we are testing on South America Monday and Tuesday. The review is in Google Classroom so please take some time to study for the test. We will then continue our study of the rainforest and the economic, environmental and cultural effects of deforestation.

Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

We are starting clay sculptures and students will display hand building techniques and principles of art. Your student may want to bring an old shirt if they are messy. They also can continue their colored animal drawings.

Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson


We are continuing with a clay project while using our knowledge of pinch pot and coil technique to create a ceramic creature. Students will also be looking into how we use ceramics today as well as technology that relies on ceramics.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

The Hughes concert was a great success. The Kerr concert is sure to be as well. It will take place at the Kerr MS Gym (The PIT) on Tuesday December 8th at 7pm.
Please have your students continue practicing. Have you seen them working on Music Professor, SmartMusic or MusicRacer? If you haven’t heard of these things ask your student about them. They are great resources for your students to use in practice at home. If you have any questions about these please let me know.

PE ~ Coach Woolsey

Students will review the rules to several of the sports they have learned about over the semester. Including whiffle ball, soccer, ultimate frisbee & football.

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