6th Grade Wolverine News

October 11 - October 14, 2016

Happening this week...

We are off to a great start for the second six weeks grading period. Remember to check Skyward often to stay up on grades.


From the Makerspace:

The Makerspace could use donations of craft supplies - here are some suggestions:

  • Play-doh

  • Clay

  • Foil

  • Coin cell batteries

  • Copper wire

  • Hot glue sticks (the skinny ones)


Monday, October 10, is a student holiday. Enjoy your day off.

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

Mrs. Carroll- We will continue with our e2L: Now Hiring: Careers in Space! protocols. Students should come to class with Chromebooks charged and ready to use class time effectively to submit their end product on time.


Mrs. Beam and Ms. Parker- We will begin our next unit focusing on Careers in Space. Students need to come to class each day with a Chromebooks charged. On Tuesday, we need each student to bring a copy of their favorite children’s book for an in class activity.

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


  • We will continue designing SSEP experiments and begin outlining proposals

  • Students need to bring charged Chromebook, journal, and pencil each day

  • Tuesday is the last day to re-take the journal test if they failed since it will be 5 school days after the original test.

  • At the BRiCk on Wednesday evening, October 12 at 6:30 pm, Sarah Twidal, a Solar System Ambassador from the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, will be talking about NASA’s Kepler mission.

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • We will continue designing SSEP experiments and begin outlining proposals

  • Students need to bring charged Chromebook, journal, and pencil each day

  • At the BRiCk on Wednesday evening, October 12 at 6:30 pm, Sarah Twidal, a Solar System Ambassador from the Fort
    • Worth Museum of Science & History, will be talking about NASA’s Kepler mission.

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

  • e2L “You are what you eat”

    • Knows/N2Ks

    • Developing research questions

    • 8.5C, 8.5D DIYs due Friday

  • Quiz Thursday - Identifying Elements, Counting Atoms in Compounds


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

This week students will begin an Engage2Learn Unit over integer operations. Students will investigate the rules for how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide positive and negative numbers.


  • Math Tutoring Hours:

    • Mrs. Justice - Monday and Tuesday from 8:00-8:30

    • Ms. Gregg - Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-4:30

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice


This week we will begin learning how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers. We will work with number lines, counters, and other models to represent the integer operations.



  • Math Tutoring Hours:

    • Mrs. Justice - Monday and Tuesday from 8:00-8:30

    • Ms. Gregg - Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-4:30

Accelerated Math ~ Ms. Whitfield

  • This week we will begin Unit 3: Numbers and Operations. Students will review operations with integers, decimals, and fractions, as well as converting.

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

Students will begin a new Engage 2 Learn unit on North American folklore. Students will learn about various cultures in North America through the use of folklore.

Art ~ Mrs. Beam

We are continuing our value study unit and will dive into learning about parts of the eye and realism. Students will be finishing a quick draw that we started at the end of last week focusing on examples of value found in nature and the world around us. We will start a large scale drawing midweek as well.


Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

  • Practice Log Videos are going well. Make sure to check Google Classroom for instructions on each week’s videos.

  • Have students work on memorizing their fingerings for their first 5 notes (this can be found at the top of page 6 in their books.) Use musicracer.com fingerings game to help memorize these first notes.


P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey


  • Understanding the “physics” of volleyball:

    • gravity, force, velocity & acceleration

  • Applying those principles when learning to “pass” & “set” to a partner, group, and/or over the net.

  • Utilize proper form, control, and respect for the equipment.