6th Grade Wolverine News

February 21-24, 2017

Happening this week...

Monday, February 20 is a student holiday. Tuesday is the beginning of a new grading period. Spring is approaching quickly! Be sure to help students stay focused by making sure they come to school with a fully charged Chromebook and writing supplies.


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:


From the Makerspace:

It’s Engineer’s Week! Come by the Makerspace and build something. We have stations set up and a collaborative Rube Goldberg machine in the works!


We are always accepting donations for consumable craft items too:

  • Cardboard tubes

  • Duck tape

  • Tape

  • glue/hot glue sticks

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Craft sticks, clothes pins

  • etc...


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

Mrs. Carroll- This week we will wrap up our Personal Finance Unit. Students will reflect on what they learned through a variety of choices. Students will also complete an online module.


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

  • This week we will continue working on designing and building our Simple Machine Derby Vehicles, due on February 27.

  • Speed, Acceleration, Forces, Simple Machines review on Thursday and Test on Friday

6.8(A)^ compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

6.8(C)^ calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

6.8(B)* identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces.

6.8(D)^ measure and graph changes in motion.

6.8(E) investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object.

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • This week we will continue working on designing and building our Simple Machine Derby Vehicles, due on February 27.

  • Speed, Acceleration, Forces, Simple Machines review on Thursday and Test on Friday

6.8(A)^ compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.

6.8(C)^ calculate average speed using distance and time measurements.

6.8(B)* identify and describe the changes in position, direction, and speed of an object when acted upon by unbalanced forces.

6.8(D)^ measure and graph changes in motion.

6.8(E) investigate how inclined planes and pulleys can be used to change the amount of force to move an object.

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This week we will be completing our Tectonic Vacation Websites, writing our unit reflections, and beginning a quick study of weather patterns.

Monday: Student Holiday

Tuesday: Reflections (summative grade) and Website Workday (Mrs. Irons out at training)

Wednesday: Website due, Begin Weather Patterns

Thursday: Air Masses

Friday: High and Low Pressure, Frontal Systems

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

  • We will wrap up our study on equations and inequalities this week. Students will solve inequalities that involve multiplication and division of integers (positive and negative numbers) on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Thursday, we will begin a new module over locating and naming points in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to graph points in all four quadrants using ordered pairs of rational numbers.


  • STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice


    We will wrap up our study on equations and inequalities this week. Students will solve inequalities that involve multiplication and division of integers (positive and negative numbers) on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Thursday, we will begin a new module over locating and naming points in the coordinate plane. Students will be able to graph points in all four quadrants using ordered pairs of rational numbers.


    During Academic Lab, students will convert units within a measurement system, including the use of proportions and unit rates. Students have access to fun, interactive games in their ACL Google Classroom that will help reinforce what they are learning in class.

    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

    We will continue writing, modeling, and solving equations and inequalities with variables on both sides of the equal sign. There will be a summative assessment over this information the following week. Students who need extra time to finish the practice STAAR from Friday will need to come in during STEAM-U/Academic Lab times or after school, please.

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

    • Students will begin researching and drafting articles for their Middle East newspaper unit.
    • Students should continue reading their novels to prepare for literature circle discussions each week.
    • Intervention will continue in preparation for the Reading STAAR.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam


    This week we will wrap up our one-point perspective unit and begin a quick digital project.


    Reminder: STEAM art show is only a few weeks away, March 3rd from 6-7:30! We will be selling student artwork as a fundraiser for $35 each.

    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

    Students need to continue practicing on their concert selections. Video assignments are going back to be doing by Friday evening. (We will bring back Monday videos after the President’s Day Holiday.)


    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey

    • The game of “USA Ultimate” (aka “ultimate frisbee”)

    • The Field, Initiate Play, Scoring, Movement of the Disc, Change of Possession, Substitutions, Non-contact, Fouls, Self-Officiating

    • Spirit of the Game: Ultimate stresses sportsmanship and fair play. Competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of respect between players, adherence to the rules, and the basic joy of play.