6th Grade Wolverine News

October 24 - October 28, 2016

Happening this week...

As we enter week four of this grading period, be sure to check Skyward regularly for your grades. Utilize all of your class time and STEAM U times to ensure your grades are the best they can be. Attend tutoring if you need.


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

Wednesday & Friday 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

From the Makerspace

#globalmakerday is a global online event on Tuesday Oct. 25th - Some of the challenges students have been working on to share include:

  • Make an obstacle course mainly out of cardboard

  • Create a whimsical jack o’lantern out of recycled materials.

  • Create word art using inspirational words

  • Build a the tallest tower possible using just 5 items.

  • Design a 3D self-portrait

If you would like to participate in these challenges at home and send photos or videos to share on Tuesday, please forward to: louise.morgan@bisdmail.net

For more information visit: http://edcampglobal.wixsite.com/globalmakerspaces

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

  • Students will be introduced to a new component of our class time: Genius Hour

  • Students will be introduced into our 3rd e2L unit covering persuasive writing

Mrs. Beam and Ms. Parker- Students will be working through our e2L unit “Journey to Nasa”. Students should come to class each day with chromebooks charged and ready to work!

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


  • .SSEP Editing Final Proposals
  • Creating Presentations and Boards

  • Analyzing and Displaying Data Assessment on Friday


STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • SSEP Editing Final Proposals

  • Creating Presentations and Board

  • Analyzing and Displaying Data Assessment on Friday


Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

Complete e2L “You are What You Eat” projects due and presentations, October 26

Begin e2L “Need for Speed” (until Thanksgiving)

  • Potential and Kinetic Energy

  • Speed Calculations

  • Graphing Motion

  • Newton’s Laws

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

  • Students will be finishing up with their Integer Operations e2L unit. Their final product will be for a test grade and will be presented next week.

  • Students will have a test over integer operations on Thursday, October 27th.

  • We will also be reviewing how to multiply and divide decimals. There will be a short assessment over these skills on Tuesday, October 25th. Please make sure your child knows and is studying their multiplication facts.


  • 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

  • We will continue our unit on integer operations. Students will learn the steps needed to multiply and divide positive and negative numbers this week.

  • Students will have a test over integer operations on Thursday, October 27th.

  • We will also be reviewing how to multiply and divide decimals. There will be a short assessment over these skills on Tuesday, October 25th. Please make sure your child knows and is studying their multiplication facts.



  • 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 continue Unit 1: Numbers and Operations with Section 2: Scientific Notation.

  • Students will convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation, and back again.

  • We will have a knowledge check on Friday.

  • On Tuesday, November 1 we will assess Unit 3.

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

We will conclude our North America unit this week by continuing to analyze non-fiction texts. We will also introduce interpreting primary source documents in Social Studies.


Our test on the North America Unit will be Monday, October 31.

Art ~ Mrs. Beam

We will do a quick project focusing on an introduction of symmetry on Monday and Tuesday. After that, we will begin our next e2L unit focusing color theory, emotion, and abstract expressionism


If you have not purchased a 9x12 sketchbook for your student, please do so. We use that each day for warm ups and process work. Also, if you did not purchase an art kit, we are going to be using our Prang Watercolor set for this unit. Please purchase as well. If you want to follow along with artroom happenings, head to instagram and follow @mrs.beam_steam

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

  • Snap Raise Fundraiser ends on Monday October 24th.

  • Twice weekly videos are still due by every Monday and Friday evenings. Please help ensure your student is practicing at home and completing their work.


P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey


  • Cardiovascular Improvement (aka Monday FUNday RUNday)

    • Students will set goals to increase run segments

  • Volleyball: (outside weather permitting)

    • Group Volley & Partner Volley Tasks (applying Newton’s Laws)

    • Underhand Serving (applying concepts of force & velocity)

  • Lead up game: Newcomball (aka Nuk’em) enhance VB skills and strategy

  • Continue to identify main functions of the Skeletal System (Science TEKS 7.12B)