# Notes from the 6th grade team

## Important Events

2/15 - No School - President's Day

2/16- Just Go Gold For Childhood Cancer -Wear gold today!

2/17 - Social Studies Post Test

2/23- Math Post test

## This week in math

Monday: No School

Tuesday: The students will be introduced to a new web-based tool, Aleks, we will use in math class. Students will also review writing and graphing inequalities.

Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces is a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. As a student works through a course, ALEKS periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained.

Wednesday: Students will explore integers and absolute values.

Thursday: Students will work with the coordinate plane.

Friday: Students will continue work with this weeks concepts.

If you need to contact your math teacher, please email at Trish Alexander, Coleman Lee, Angela Lipscomb, or Laura Williams

## This week in science

Students will receive their grade on the minerals test from last week. Most students meet or exceeded the goal they set from themselves. We are so proud of the hard work the students have done.

Monday: No School--Enjoy the day.

Tuesday: Introduction to Rocks video: Look at each rock type (sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous) and discuss their characteristics of each group: Song about rock types.

Wednesday: Review the 3 rock type characteristics: Using Starburst candy students will make each rock type and learn how rocks change (Rock Cycle).

Friday: Continue learning about the 3 rock types

Below are a list of topics/activities from science class that you can use as conversation starters with your child.

*Did they reach their minerals goal?

*What happened to the jelly beans when they were melted?

* What did you do with the Starbursts?

*How did you weather and erode the Starbursts?

*Which rock type can be found near volcanoes or deep underground?

Book log-in information--

Go to the following website.

ShroutScience6

FMS2016

Lipscombscience6

FMS2016

If you need to email your science teacher please click on the link: Lucy Shrout or Angela Lipscomb.

## THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES

We have finish most of the student presentations on the Four Hebrew Leaders, and they were AMAZING. Students did and excellent job of researching and creating their project.

This week we will be finishing our Origins of Judaism unit with the Chapter 11 Post Test. Afterwards we will being our unit for Black History Month.

Tuesday- Finish presentations, begin Chapter 11 Study Guide.

Wednesday- Finish Chapter 11 Study Guide

Thursday- Chapter 11 Test

Friday- Begin Black History Unit

Social Studies Tutoring is provided Mon-Thursday until 4:15 for any student needing help on a project, or an assignment.

If you need to email your Social Studies teacher, please click on the link: Heather Yates, Jeremiah Hoskins

## This Week in ELA

We will be reading chapters 10 and 11 of The Watson's Go to Birmingham -- 1963. Vocabulary, summarizing, and character analysis are the focus this week as we read. We will work with reinforcing reading skills in guided reading using Newsela, and we will compose a character analysis in writing. Grammar this week will focus on complete sentences and transition words with punctuation.

Homework is reading 30 minutes per night or more recorded in the reading log, and any work not completed in class. For parents whose students use Google Classroom, you can check out your child's progress on assignments through the week by opening the classroom page. Thank you for all your support with improving reading through practice!

If you need to email your ELA Teacher, please click on the link: Nathan Tramel, Wendy Ford, Josh Howard, Jeremiah Hoskins