6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of February 1st-February 5th

Important News

Mrs. Morgan will be attending a conference in Austin this week so the Makerspace will be closed. Activities will resume on February 8th.


Donations needed:

  • We are in need of consumable items including duct tape, washi tape, craft foam, and any other craft items that require replacement periodically. Your support is appreciated!


College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

We are beginning work on our cereal box design challenge this week to continue with our study of graphic design. At the end of last week, students created design boards and mock-ups for in order to develop several layout options for their cereal brand. This week, each student will choose their most appealing design for the target audience of their choosing. By Friday, the first draft of the front and back design of their cereal box should be completed.

Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon

We are so excited to see our first ever STEAM Element Super Hero Day take place! I know that we will all be proud to see our 6th grade students walking the halls in their shirts and jeans ready to share their super powers! How do the elements that comprise the largest portion of our natural world compare to the elements on the periodic table? What elements are the primary components of the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere? In what ways do the properties of matter change when elements are combined? What is the difference between a mixture and matter that can be identified as pure substances? What is the difference between an element and a compound? As we answer these questions we will be able to recognize that a limited number of the many known elements comprise the largest portion of solid Earth, living matter, oceans, and the atmosphere, as well as begin to differentiate between elements and compounds on the most basic level. Our Academic Vocabulary is element, living matter, solid Earth, ocean, atmosphere, Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere. We will assess Elements and Elements in Earth on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

This week, students will continue to learn how to represent real-world problems with numerical expressions and simplify the expressions by applying rules relating to exponents, prime factorization, and order of operations. We also begin to explore how to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent.


Our daily warm-ups this week will cover fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will complete their warm-up the first five minutes of class and will take a short quiz on Friday over the specific learning objective that is being covered in the daily warm-ups.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

This week, we will continue our geometry unit. We will conclude surface area on Monday. Tuesday will be a testing day of our knowledge of volume and surface area. The week will continue with a look at transformations. Students can find assignments for each day posted in google classroom and on the accelerated math calendar.


Looking ahead...accelerated math students will have a unit 5 test next week.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

This week we will work on this learning target: I can compare metals, nonmetals, and metalloids using physical properties such as luster, conductivity, or malleability. Our Academic Vocabulary will be: luster, conductivity, malleability, magnetism, ductility, metal, nonmetal, metalloid, and brittle. We will have notes come home Monday and they will be graded Friday. Also, a “Reading Science” page with 6 questions will come home for homework one night this week. If students spend their 10-15 minutes a night working on them, they should have no problem completing these.


***Please help your student come to class prepared with a charged chromebook, pencil, paper, headphones, colored pencils, and scissors.***

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

This week, students will continue to learn how to represent real-world problems with numerical expressions and simplify the expressions by applying rules relating to exponents, prime factorization, and order of operations. We also begin to explore how to write algebraic expressions and use models to decide if expressions are equivalent.


Our daily warm-ups this week will cover fractions, decimals, and percents. Students will complete their warm-up the first five minutes of class and will take a short quiz on Friday over the specific learning objective that is being covered in the daily warm-ups.

Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

In World Cultures, we have been reading multiple primary source documents of life in Europe during World War II. Next week, we will continue our study of Russia before moving out of Europe and into Asia.


In ELA we will begin our unit on autobiographies, biographies, and memoirs, tying in with the countries of study in World Cultures.

Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

This week in art students will be working on creating their own images by drawing, watercolor painting, and using digital drawing to show/share what they learned about their interests and cultures. This is the final part of a PBL like art project. It is very student driven and will help the students be more culturally aware. They will be learning new art techniques and give each other feedback on their ideas and progress.

Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

This week in art we will work on the final outline drawing and begin painting our “what if…” project. We will be using black and white paint on cardboard. This project will continue into next week as well. Students are welcome to bring a smock or oversized t-shirt to protect their clothes from paint.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Students have been working on tackling some difficult new rhythms in band this week. Please look for an email I sent regarding the upcoming Solo contest at Kerr MS on March 5th. As always help encourage your student to practice their instrument at home everyday…there is plenty for all of us to be working on!

PE ~ Coach Woolsey

Students have been learning and practicing basic fundamentals to the game of “Pillo Polo” this past week. Students received a study guide to help them with terminology and rules of the game that they will be responsible for knowing. This week weather permitting...students will start to apply the fundamentals to modified team game versions.


**Weather has been changing on a daily basis between very cold, warm, mildly cold, & windy. Please help your child be prepared for what the weather will be like for their class period each day. (ESPECIALLY 1st & 2nd periods)**

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