6th Grade Scoop
Melissa Middle School
Thursday, March 15: Reading Benchmark
Lyssa Broach- email@example.com
Our next reading benchmark is on Thursday, March 15th.
In Social Studies students will be finishing up their Rainforest projects next week. Following our return from Spring Break, students will take a unit exam on South America before transitioning to our unit on the geography of Europe. Students will map 15 of Europe’s physical features and countries.
February 23, 2018
Math Workshop tutorials are in full swing and Spring Break is rapidly approaching. It will be summer before you know it! Please encourage your student to push through these remaining weeks so that we will have a strong finish in June.
As always, please encourage your student to attend tutorials before or after school if they need extra help or to retake a test. If you have any questions or concerns, please email your student’s teacher and we will respond at our earliest convenience.
Here are the upcoming events in math:
February 26 - March 2
Monday – Measures of Center (mean, median and mode)
Tuesday – Dot Plots and Distribution
Wednesday – Box Plots
Thursday - Stem and Leaf Plots
Friday - Categorical Data ; Daily Grade (Weekly Warm-up)
March 5 - 9
March 12 - 16
Monday – Benchmark Review
Tuesday – Math Benchmark Test
Wednesday – Reading Benchmark Test
Thursday - Review Benchmark Results and make corrections
Friday - Measurement Olympics ; Daily Grade (Weekly Warm-up)
The week before spring break we will begin Unit 8 which covers surface area and volume. Students will need to be able to access their STAAR Charts as we continue working with geometry. When we return from Spring break students will be taking their math benchmark and reviewing surface area and volume.
If you have any questions or concerns please email your child's teacher and we will get back with you quickly. Be sure to check out the 7th grade math website. The notes we take in class will be linked there.
Debbie Duguid- firstname.lastname@example.org
As we move through this quarter, we will focus on informational and expository content. Using non-fiction texts based on current events (Mars!), students will learn how to analyze articles, practice applying texts to the Expository Planner, and implement P.I.R.A.T.E. to the articles as well. We will practice identifying organizational patterns like compare/contrast, cause & effect, chronological, and more! Phonics will focus on types of syllables, prefixes, and suffixes.
Friday, February 23, 2018
We are practicing our skills this week on how to interpret motion graphs. Students will use these skills to write a story about the motion of an object based on the data of a graph. A quiz will be given sometime next week over this topic.
Earth science will be the next topic of study. This will include the layers of the Earth and Plate Tectonics. Students will be adding important information to their science notebooks - this is an excellent resource when studying for test or quizzes.
Kisha Maurer email@example.com
Paden Whetzel firstname.lastname@example.org