6th Grade Wolverine News

January 30 - February 3, 2017

Happening this week...

Please check grades in Skyward and attend tutorials if you need extra help.


Intervention and enrichment is beginning in most classes as we approach the testing season. Students may log in to MobyMax.com to review and reinforce academic skills during STEAM U and at home if desired.



From the Makerspace:


3D printed items and Eggbot eggs for sale starting at $1.00. Or use your “free 3D print” privilege on your Platinum Trust Card!


Check out the tutoring time below.

Math

Traci Justice

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-8:30


Camryn Whitfield

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Misty Gregg

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Science

Katy Irons

Tuesday 4:00-4:30 Thursday 4:00-4:30


Mindy Quisenberry

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & Thursday 8:00-8:30


Lindsey Wallace

Tuesday: 4:00-4:30 Thursday: 4:00-4:30


Humanities

Katie Moore

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Debbie Lindamood

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Electives

Alan Sypert- Band

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30


Taylor Beam- Art/CCS

Wednesday and Thursday 4:15-4:45


Sam Parker- CCS/AVID

Wednesday/Thursday 4:15-4:45


Suzi Woolsey- P.E.

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30am

College and Career Studies ~ Ms. Carroll, Mrs. Beam and Ms. Parker

This week our students will begin their exploration of Financial Literacy. Students will be exploring the following vocabulary terms and learning how to make smart decisions about money.


Vocabulary: Grants, Scholarships, Savings, Loans, Salary, Wage, Debit Card, Credit Card, Credit Score, Deposit, Withdraw


Each day they will be working through a practice problem and a real-world situation problem.

Pre-AP Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox


  • We will begin our unit on Energy, Force and motion, focusing on Thermal Energy this week.

  • 6.9(A) investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • 6.9(B) verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting.

  • 7.7(B) illustrate the transformation of energy within an organism such as the transfer from chemical energy to heat and thermal energy in digestion.

  • Friday: Thermal Energy Quiz

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • We will begin our unit on Energy, Force and motion, focusing on Thermal Energy this week.

  • 6.9(A) investigate methods of thermal energy transfer, including conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • 6.9(B) verify through investigations that thermal energy moves in a predictable pattern from warmer to cooler until all the substances attain the same temperature such as an ice cube melting.

  • 7.7(B) illustrate the transformation of energy within an organism such as the transfer from chemical energy to heat and thermal energy in digestion.

  • Friday: Thermal Energy Quiz

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

Monday - To Infinity and Beyond Reflection (summative grade)

Tuesday - Begin Tectonic Vacation e2L Unit; Launch and Plan Phases

Wednesday - Review Earth’s Structure, Map of the Plates

Thursday - Types of Plate Boundaries, DIY 8.9B

Friday - Group and Website Work Day


We will be focusing on the structure of the Earth, identifying tectonic plates, understanding the difference between oceanic and continental plates, discussing types of plate boundaries, and identifying the crustal features that are formed by plate boundaries. This will be a group project unit, with individual components.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Ms. Gregg

  • We will continue with the material from Unit 4 in our textbook. Students will continue to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent. They will also use the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions. Towards the middle of the week, students will identify and write equivalent expressions and begin solving equations that contain addition and subtraction.

  • STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice

    We will continue with the material from Unit 4 in our textbook. Students will continue to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent. They will also use the order of operations to evaluate algebraic expressions. Towards the middle of the week, students will identify and write equivalent expressions and begin solving equations that contain addition and subtraction.

    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher (Whitfield)


    • This week we will be wrapping up Unit 5: Geometry.

    • We will continue applying Dilations and Transformations to figures on a coordinate plane, and discovering how each transformation changes different dimensions of the figure.

    • We will take a test on Friday, February 3.

    • Next week we will review our Algebra unit, and begin learning about Functions. Functions are a large foundational piece of where they will begin Algebra I next year.

    Humanities ~ Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lindamood, and Mrs. Strother

    • Test Wednesday on World War II in World Cultures.
    • Students need to continue to read their novels and work on the assignments related to their roles in the literature circle discussion groups.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam

    This week, students will be finishing their oil pastel landscapes and working through artist statements. Portfolio postings and statements will be due by Friday.


    Save the Date! STEAM Art show is set for March 3rd. The reception will take place from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. We will have artwork by each student framed, matted, and ready to hang available for sale. Each piece will be $35 and all funds will go towards the STEAM Art Department.

    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

    Videos are back. Students are to submit recordings of their assigned scale. The video is due by Wednesday night. Check classroom for more details.

    Students are also studying for their next written music test.

    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey

    • Monday FUNday RUNday

    • Old School Games week (i.e 4-Square, Paddle ball, tag variations, etc.)

    • Health: “How much sleep is enough?”