6th Grade Wolverine News

January 9-13, 2017

Happening this week...

We have had a great first week back. Fall Semester grades are out and we are well on our way to working on meeting Spring Semester goals. Each class has it's goals, but do you have goals? Think about an area you would like to improve in this semester. Set one or more goals for yourself and create a plan for how you will achieve that goal. Tell your teachers about your goals and ask help if want. We want to help you be your best!


"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." ~ Pablo Picasso


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

Thursday: 8:00-8:30 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

Wednesday: 1st lunch 11:00-11:30 & 4:00-4:15


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: Students will continue reflecting on their personal resolutions for the new year. Students will also complete Career Cruising activities.


Mrs. Beam & Mrs. Parker:


This week we will work through activities in Career Cruising. Students will explore careers that match their personalities as well as possible education paths for those careers. Chromebooks will need to charged and ready to go each day.


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


  • Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids/Elements

  • Physical and Chemical Changes

  • Physical and Chemical changes in breaking down food

  • Identifying matter

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Metals, Nonmetals, and Metalloids/Elements

  • Physical and Chemical Changes

  • Identifying Matter

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

  • “Get Mooned” Products due Monday, January 9

  • Begin new unit “To Infinity and Beyond”

    • This week’s focus:

      • Components of our Solar System

      • Components of our Universe

      • H-R Diagrams

      • Life Cycles of Stars

    • Test 8.8ABCD, Friday, January 20

    • Products Due Monday, January 23

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


  • Students will test on Friday, January 13th over additive/multiplicative relationships, solving proportions, converting measurements, and percents.


    This week students will work with fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will:

    • Relate fractions, decimals, and percents

    • Represent percents with concrete models and fractions

    • Generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using real-world problems and solve real-world problems involving percent


  • STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice


    Students will continue working on the Research Plots Blueprint unit in estudio. They will continue working with their groups to design a research garden for our school. Throughout this unit, students will learn how to convert measurements, generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents, and solve real-world problems involving percents.


    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher (Whitfield)



    • Students will continue working in their geometry unit for the next several weeks.

    • We will conclude Module 10: Surface Area this week with a test on Friday over lateral and total surface area of prisms and cylinders.

    • Next week we will begin transformational geometry on a coordinate plane.

    • Graph paper will be handy!

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

    • Students will practice summarizing non-fiction passages.
    • Students will make connections between and across multiple texts and provide evidence.
    • Students will continue their study of European geography through observing physical and cultural landscapes and creating maps with National Geographic interactive map maker.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam


    This week we will continue our oil pastel unit. We will also begin exploring Impressionism as well as the use of perspective in our artworks.


    Be sure to check with your student to see if they are in need of an additional sketchbook. We use these daily.


    Save the date! The 2017 STEAM art show is March 3rd at Steam Middle School! More details to follow soon!

    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

    • The BISD MS Solo Contest is coming up on January 21st. Students are preparing their solos. Please ensure that their videos are being recorded and they are practicing at home.

    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey

    • FitnessGram tests (shoulder stretch, push-up, curl-up, & trunk lift)

    • Modified Soccer games (weather permitting)