Team 5-3 Newsletter

Mrs. Ahlfeld & Mr. Cortelyou

Important Announcements and Reminders

  • SCI'S Silent Auction ends TONIGHT (Friday, March 18th @ 9:30pm). Here is the link if you are interested in bidding on some fun activities with the teachers. https://www.32auctions.com/SCISHARKFEST
  • We are running low on Kleenexes, pencils, and dry-erase markers. If anyone would like to donate any, we are happily accepting:) THANKS!

Language Arts

  • Achieve 3000: Students will complete two- three articles during class next week.
  • Today was our first Genius Hour. Students brainstormed passions they have and how they could turn those into a project. We will continue to have Genius Hour every Friday. Ask/encourage your child to think about the following questions:
  • If you could read/learn about anything in the world, what would it be? What do you wonder about? How can you turn that into your PASSION PROJECT?

Social Studies

  • The States & Capitals focus for the 4th nine weeks is the Southeast Region. All of the students have made flashcards. They should start studying these on a daily basis.
  • Practice Test: Thursday, March 24th
  • Final Test: Tuesday, March 29th
  • We will also be moving on to Chapter 9: Life in Colonial Williamsburg

Science

Students have finished up measuring with meter sticks (meters, centimeters, millimeters). We have moved on to mass and weight. Students have been using triple beam balances and weighing various objects in grams at the end of this week. We will be moving on to volume next week.

AdvMath 6th Grade (Block A)

Students will be tested over Chapter 7 (solving 1 and 2 step equations) on Wednesday of next week. Look for a StudyGuide in-class on Monday, we'll review on Tuesday, and then test on Wed, March 23rd.


We are near the end of our Read Aloud in-class from the book Lawn Boy. We will be doing a stock market graphing project related to the theme of this book in which students will invest $10,000 in a stock of their choice later this school year (April).


VMath: 100 minutes is due Sunday @ midnight.

Regular Math (BLOCK B)

Students will be tested over Chapter 11 (multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers) on Tuesday, March 22nd. By then, students will have done 2 studyguides along with lots of practice in-class each day. This is always one of the lower test scores of the year due to the complexity/steps of each problem. Students will be allowed to use their studyguides on the test to assist them if needed. There are also some files posted on Bb.


We are near the end of our Read Aloud in-class from the book Lawn Boy. We will be doing a stock market graphing project related to the theme of this book in which students will invest $10,000 in a stock of their choice later this school year (April).


VMath: 100 minutes is due Sunday @ midnight.

Related Arts Schedule (MAR 21 - MAR 25)

Monday: PE

Tuesday: PE

Wednesday: PE

Thursday: PE

Friday: PE