# Stepping Up Into Grade 6

## Math

This Week:

Monday: Write and Graph Inequalities page 629

Tuesday: Write and Solve Inequalities page 639

Wednesday: FIELD TRIP

Thursday: Practice writing, solving, and graphing inequalities

Friday: HOUSE DAY

Our essential learning targets for third quarter are:

6.EEI.A2/3 Combined: Create and evaluate expressions involving variables and whole number exponents. Identify and generate equivalent algebraic expressions using mathematical properties.

Objective Sheet

6.EEI.B.6/7/8 Combined: MLS Code: 6.EEI.B.6 Write and solve equations using variables to represent quantities, and understand the meaning of the variable in the context of the situation. 6.EEI.B.7 Solve one-step linear equations in one variable involving non-negative rational numbers.Standard: 6.EEI.B.8

Recognize that inequalities may have infinitely many solutions by graphing and simplifying inequalities.

Our learning target for this week is: I can write and solve algebraic equations using inverse operations.

Important terminology for this unit: Addition property of equality, subtraction property of equality, multiplication property of equality, division property of equality, equation, expression, inverse operations, solution

Extra Practice Pages:

531, 541, 557, 567

If you have any questions or concerns please email:

## Science

This week: This week we will look more closely at weathering and erosion. We will also look at how rapid catastrophic events can change Earth's surface!

Our learning target for this week is:

• 6-8.ESS2.A.2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.

Our essential learning targets for the quarter are:

• 6-8.ESS2.A.1: Develop and use a model to illustrate that energy from Earth’s interior drives convection which cycles Earth’s crust leading to melting, crystallization, weathering, and deformation of large rock formations, including generation of ocean floor at ridges, submergence of ocean sea floor at trenches, mountain building and active volcanic chains.
• 6-8.ESS1.C.1: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s history.
• 6-8.ESS2.B.1: Analyze and interpret data on the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures to provide evidence of the past plate motions.
• 6-8.ESS2.A.2: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.

Important terminology for this unit: Weathering, erosion, rapid, catastrophic

## Social Studies

Tutoring After School will be offered on Tuesdays by Mrs. Windmann, and Thursdays by Mr. Hoskins for any Social Studies student who needs help with their assignments

Our learning target for this unit is: Student can describe the advancements of Ancient Rome and its legacy. Students will:

• Provide examples of each type of advancements
• Explain the legacy of a civilization
• Compare and Contrast the advancements of civilizations

Unit Plan/Objective Sheet: This document shows the level of proficiency required to meet the standard along with a calendar of assignments and when they are due.

This Week

Monday: Rome Vocab

Tuesday: Rome Vocab

Wednesday: Rome Organizer

Thursday: Rome Organizer

Friday: Rome Vocab and Organizer Due

## English Language Arts

This Week:

We will continue our non fiction unit focusing on main idea and supporting details. The websites www.dogonews.com, www.newsela.com, and www.wonderopolis are great resources for some extra practice. You should check them out!

This is a friendly reminder that ALL 6th graders should be READING 30 MINUTES EVERY NIGHT.

Our learning target for this week is:

RI1D- Explain the central/main idea(s) of a non fiction text and cite evidence of its development

Our Essential Learning Objectives (ELOs) for 3rd quarter: (RL = Reading Literature and RI = Reading Informational)

W1A - Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on several sources; integrate information using a standard citation system. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility of each source, and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

Objective Sheet

W2A - Follow a writing process to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and voice are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience; develop writing with narrative, expository, and argumentative techniques.
b. Expository: Develop informative/explanatory writing to examine a topic with relevant facts, examples, and details.

RL3D/RI3D - Read and comprehend literature and informational text independently and proficiently.

## Environmental Science

This week:

Welcome term 4! We will spend the first few days getting to know each other, what environmental science is all about, and start learning about ecosystems.

Our essential learning targets for this unit:

1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on individual organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
2. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
3. Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals’ probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

Objective sheets

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns: mdoering@fulton58.org