6th Grade Wolverine News

March 20-24, 2017

Happening this week...

After Spring Break we have only 7 instructional weeks until the STAAR test. Please be sure students are coming to school with a charged Chromebook and appropriate writing tools. It is important to make the most of each day.


Sixth grade is starting the Reading Challenge this week. See details below.


From the Makerspace:


iMake at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is coming April 1st!



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

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & 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

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


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

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

Students will begin/continue our unit on architectural design and earthquakes. Students will need the following materials for this unit: a shoebox (or box of similar size) and a marker (preferable thin).


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

  • Begin new Engage Unit on Natural Resources

  • Tutoring is Monday afternoon and Thursday Mornings

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Begin new Engage Unit on Natural Resources

  • Tutoring is Monday afternoon and Thursday Mornings

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This week we will complete our Mock STAAR Science. We will also begin our one week study of Human Body Systems. Students will be assigned a booklet about the body systems that will be due Monday, March 27.

Monday - Complete questions 21-44 of Mock STAAR

Tuesday - Respiratory and Circulatory Systems (possible substitute)

Wednesday - Excretory and Digestive Systems

Thursday - Nervous and Endocrine Systems (substitute)

Friday - Skeletal and Muscular Systems

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


    • This week, students will determine solutions for problems involving the area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles and volume of right rectangular prisms. We will also model area formulas for parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles by decomposing and rearranging parts of these shapes.


      • There will be a test over Unit 5 on Thursday, March 30th. We will review in class next week.

    STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice


    This week, students will determine solutions for problems involving the area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles and volume of right rectangular prisms. We will also model area formulas for parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles by decomposing and rearranging parts of these shapes.


    In Academic Lab, students will work through problems using the properties of operations: inverse, identity, commutative, associative, and distributive properties. On Monday, students will complete a pre-assessment to see what their previous knowledge of the content is. Tuesday and Wednesday, students will complete fun and engaging activities to review the skill. Thursday students will take a post-assessment to see how much growth they made throughout the week.

    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

    • We will continue reviewing for the STAAR test which will take place on Thursday, March 30.

    • Please remember to take advantage of after school tutoring and STEAM-U times as needed.

    • Students will only have one administration of this STAAR test.

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

    • We will begin our in class novel A Long Walk to Water in which we will focus on inference skills and context clues.
    • Students will study current social, political, and economic events causing disruption in Africa.
    • Intervention this week will focus on a review of test taking skills.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam

    This week we will be working on our Pixel Paintings. We will begin our final paintings and work on our color mixing techniques.

    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

    We continue to prepare for our spring contest at iTZ on April 25th. Also remember that our Spring Concert will be at CHS on May 18th!
    Please ensure your students are still practicing at home, and submitting their videos.


    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey

    • Starting our “Whiffle ball” unit!

      • Basic batting & fielding skills

    • Lead up games that reinforce these concepts.

    • ***Please make sure you student is wearing their FULL PE UNIFORM each day!

      • This includes: PE shirt, shorts. & proper athletic shoes

    • ***Temperatures are starting to raise back up...hydration is very important!

      • If your child wants access to water during the entire class….they MUST bring a water bottle!!