News from the 6th Grade

12-16-15

Giving Attitudes C.P.R.

Today, students participated in an assembly featuring local author, magician, and speaker Steve Somers. He spoke with the students about the benefits of reading, and having a positive attitude. He advised them to give their attitudes C.P.R. - Choose Positive Responses. Below are some pictures of our students participating in the assembly.

Science

Students, who were recently studying bacteria and germs, did an experiment to see which surfaces in the school had the most germs. They tested this by swiping the surface with bread, then measuring the growth of mold on the bread (gross). The dirtiest spots will be announced soon!


After break, students will be learning about light waves, sound waves, and how waves effect color.

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Math

Throughout break, students are encouraged to continue working on Think Through Math, and Math IXL. When they return, they will be working on equations and inequalities.

Social Studies

Students continue to study ancient river valley civilizations. This week, we moved on to Ancient Egypt. Students went on a scavenger hunt through a number of books to learn about life as a pyramid builder, about mummies, and King Tut. Ask them how Egyptians mummified dead bodies. Warning: you may want to avoid this conversation during dinner!

Language Arts

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is about homework. Students should read for at least 20 minutes each night. This is the best way to help your child improve as a reader. Have them read out loud to you sometime, and ask them questions about what they are reading. Read a book together and start a family book club. There are many ways for you to be involved in your student's reading, get creative and get reading! Click on the graphics below to see more information.

Art

After break, students will be beginning their International Night Projects! These always prove to be great learning experiences that will be on display on International Night.

Service Learning

This past month, our middle school houses participated in service learning projects. House Mutunci Sugabanin collected goods to send to soldiers serving across the world. These soldiers are sure to be thankful for all the supplies and treats the students collected for them.


House Fortitudo made holiday cards to send to senior citizens in the nursing home. The residents greatly enjoyed the messages from the students.

Spelling Bee

All students participated in our class spelling be on Tuesday. Congratulations and good luck to Carmen Starks and Ryan Soundara who will be advancing on to the school wide spelling bee tomorrow!

Science Fair

Great job to all our 6th grade participants in the science fair.


Congratulations to the following students whose projects will move on to the district science fair in January!


Mohammad Abdelmajid

Sarah Qureshi

Carmen Starks

December Reading Sheets Due!

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 7:30am to Friday, Dec. 18th, 12pm

Ms. Eller

Please remember that the pink reading sheets are due by Friday. You can begin turning them in now!

Holiday Reading Challenge Sheet!

Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 at 7:30am to Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 12pm

Ms. Eller

Green Holiday Reading Challenge Sheets are due when we get back from break. Remember, participants who read 300 minutes will get a free ticket to a UNCG basketball game on February 28th. They will also be entered intoo a drawing for a $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Card or an iPad!

Contact us

Please let us know if there is anything that we can help you with.


Amanda Eller

ellera@gcsnc.com


Erica DiCarlo

dicarle@gcsnc.com