NDMS 6th Grade
- May 22: Field Day
- May 25: No School - Memorial Day
- June 1: 4th Quarter Reward - AIRBOUND
- June 2, 4, 8-9: EOGs
- June 10: 6th Grade Awards Ceremony
- June 11: Last Day for students, Early Release
This month, students in Mr.Brooks' ELA classes have begun to explore central idea. They have participated in activities that asked them to drill down through text in order to find the one central statement the author is trying to make. We have also reviewed inferences and author's purpose. Students in 4th and 5th period will have a cumulative vocabulary test on Friday, May 15th. Media center genre quilts are due on May 19th. It is the testing season, so let's begin instilling a winning attitude!
Students are becoming the "teachers" of prefixes, suffixes, and root words. They did a great job on Friday teaching many new prefixes. I loved some of their visuals and I learned some new words. We are also reading some short stories and non-fiction articles to prepare for EOGs. They are continuing to use the strategies taught in class to become more successful answering EOG type questions.
Remember, a NewsELA quiz is due every week. They can take as many as they want, then turn in their highest grade each Friday. Many are not taking advantage of that and are turning in lower grades. They may also have help from parents, grandparents, or me. Encourage them to take the time to do this since the questions are very similar to what they will see on all of their End-of-Grade tests.
Math classes are finishing up our Geometry units by learning more about 3D shapes. We have now discovered how to find volume and surface area of prisms. Our next unit will dive into the wide world of Statistics and different ways to display data. We will continue to prepare for EOGs and students will have more practice through released tests, TenMarks, and SchoolNet.
Energetic sixth grade science students are exploring ENERGY, the transfer of energy, and the wavelike properties of energy in sound and light.
Social Studies classes are in the middle of studying Ancient Greece. Students are enjoying learning about the many concepts and ideas that we use in our society that came from Greece. We will finish up the year studying Ancient Rome which is always a favorite for the students.