6th Grade Wolverine Weekly
Week of January 11th-January 15th
College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames
Starting off the new year in our brand new facility is exciting! I want to give the students a chance to explore their new surroundings and as well as try out our new collaborative areas. It will be extremely important that each student comes prepared, with a charged Chromebook, to class each and every day in the coming weeks.
We will be exploring Photography and the Visual Arts for the next two weeks as a major, as well as graphic design before the end of the 6 weeks is up. Students will have several photography assignments this week that will be completed using the camera on their Chromebooks. This will allow students a chance to get out and explore the new building while learning how to take and compose photographs. This will also build the base for our upcoming graphic design project. Students will have several assignments to complete through Google Classroom during the school day, as well as a vocabulary quiz at the end of the week.
Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon
Welcome home! I hope your student is as excited about starting this new semester in our permanent home as we are! We will begin our unit on matter with the following learning target: I know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols. Our vocabulary words will be: Chemical symbols, elements, atom, metals, non-metals, metalloids, luster, conductivity, malleability. Our defining question is “What characteristics define an element?” Our google calendars will have important dates for you to be aware of and your students will have what they need in their Google Classroom :) The online book section for this learning target is Unit 3 Lesson 5 and their 10-15 minutes of homework will be completing their notes unless otherwise noted in calendar or Classroom. Thank you for all of your support and flexibility as we start our spring semester!
Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice
Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird
Wow!!!! We survived our first week in our official home. The students are adapting great to their new surroundings. We did not waste any time in learning new material. We spent the week learning about angle relationships and will test over this information on Tuesday. Then our focus will move to Pythagoras. We will use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve problems in different situations. Please remind your students to have pencil, paper (might want graph paper), and a charged Chromebook for class.
STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell
We will begin our unit on matter with the following learning target: I know that an element is a pure substance represented by chemical symbols. Our vocabulary words will be: density, substance, mass, volume, water displacement, chemical symbols, elements, atom, metals, non-metals, metalloids, luster, conductivity, malleability. Our defining question is “What characteristics define an element?” Thank you for all of your support and flexibility as we start our spring semester!
STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird
Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood
In World Cultures, we are exploring Europe. After a brief study of European geography, we will study the history and rich cultures this continent. In ELA we will be finishing up our unit on Theme, reading “The Dog of Pompeii” in our literature textbooks.
If your student is looking for an opportunity to have extra credit, I am challenging 6th graders to finish the book Walk Two Moons that we read the first half of the first semester. When they finish the book they have options for reporting on the outcome of the book:
Make a drawing that portrays the book’s resolution, making sure to include the main characters. The drawing must be colored and look professional. Write an explanation of the drawing.
Write an alternate ending to the book that is at least five paragraphs in length, and give an explanation to why you would end the book this way.
Create a travel brochure for a trip across the country, highlighting the spots that Sal and her grandparents stopped on their way. This brochure should encourage travelers to take this trip.
Art ~ Mrs. Bishop
This week in art we will complete and grade our colored pencil animals by Wednesday and dive into our Cultural Art Unit! This includes origami and watercolor paintings of students’ chosen culture.
Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson
This week we are continuing our grid drawings as well as trying out some new techniques with charcoal.
Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert
It has been a great week back at STEAM! Band students are working on new rhythmic patterns and pitches. Please ensure that students are continuing to practice 10 minutes every day.
PE ~ Coach Woolsey
This week we will learn the rules to and be playing noodle hockey. We will be OUTSIDE so please make sure your student is prepared for the cold weather and to dress in layers. It is very important that both their arms and legs are covered up to keep their muscles warm.