Step Up Into Grade 6
March 22 Science TestMarch 25-April 3 No School, Spring Break
This week in math
Monday: Reteach, Self Learning of concepts students missed on unit test. Kids who passed the test will work on a project. STAR test will begin
Tuesday: STAR Test, Self Learning, Retest
Wednesday: STAR test, Retest
Thursday: Present class projects, Pre-test over volume and surface area
Friday: NO SCHOOL
This week in science
Students will be working geological time and fossils.
Monday: We will be doing a study guide over fossils and geological time.
Wednesday: Reteach and retest
Thursday: Build a structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks that can withstand an earthquake.
Friday: No School
Below are a list of topics/activities from science class that you can use as conversation starters with your child.
Question to ask your child about what they are learning in science
What is Pangaea?
What evidence is there of Pangaea?
How are fossils made?
What are the types of fossils?
What happens with earth's plates move?
What is the difference between relative and absolute dating?
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THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES
Students are learning all about China! Some of us even got a chance to write our names in Chinese!
This week we will continue learning about China and discover the adventures of the Shang Dynasty. Next we will explore the three Chinese philosophies of Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism.
Monday - Finish up China poster activity and share out.
Tuesday- Students will study Shang artifacts and learn what they reveal about their civilization.
Wednesday- Three Chinese Philosophies.
Thursday- More about Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism.
Friday- Spring Break!
Social Studies Tutoring is provided Mon-Thursday until 4:15 for any student needing help on a project, or an assignment.
This Week in ELA
We will be continuing our informational essays on helping our community. Vocabulary, summarizing, and paraphrasing are the focus this week as we read. We will be working on improving MAP listening skills through an oral reading of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. We will work with reinforcing reading skills in guided reading using Newsela, and articles on teen activists. We will continue to work on our note taking skills in writing. Grammar this week will focus on complex sentences and capitalization.
Monday - Informational texts -- summary, research
Tuesday- Informational essay -- activism research, guided reading
Wednesday- Note taking, forming groups
Thursday- Informational essay/Note taking
Friday- Guided reading, independent reading
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!
Field Trip to Hannibal on May 4
We are looking for parent volunteers to spend a fun-filled day with their child and classmates. If you are interested in assisting with the field trip, please contact Mrs. Shrout at Fulton Middle School(590-8200). Parents wishing to volunteer must complete a background check. Please allow for at least five business days for processing. We are limited on the number of chaperones who can ride with the students on the bus, so please contact us as soon as possible, if you are interested.