February 23, 2024
Welcome to 6 Integrity!!
Feb. 26th - Late Start
March 8th - End of 3rd Quarter
March 11th - Late Start
March 12th-13th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - More information will be coming soon
March 15th - 24th - Spring Break
March 25th - Late Start
Note from the Teachers
We are noticing many students not coming to class with charged Chromebooks. This causes problems in the classroom because there are not many outlets to charge and students have to leave class to get their chargers. If your student is not in the habit of charging their Chromebook at night, please remind them to do so nightly.
6 Integrity Student of the Week
In each newsletter, we will recognize a student who exemplifies our school values, especially our team value of integrity. We will start this in a couple weeks.
This week, we are excited to recognize Charlie Cohoon. Charlie is a student that is always doing the right thing. He comes with his supplies, he participates in class, he is kind and respectful to all people in the building. We are very proud of Charlie and encourage him to keep up the good work.
ELA: Ms. Duncan
Phone: 314-963-6450 ex-14101
Ms. Duncan’s syllabus can be found: HERE
February 23-March 8
We are in the middle of our Research-Based Writing Unit. Students are researching influential Black Americans for Black History Month. They will then create an infographic or brochure presenting their research including citing sources. Ask your student who they are researching.
Students should also be reading a book on their own outside of class. Typically, reading for 20 minutes nightly will enable them to complete one book each month. February books are due on March 1.
ELA: MRS. CHILDRESS
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 314-963-6450 ex-14112
Mrs. Childress's syllabus can be found: HERE
This week students have started a new nonfiction research unit. Right now we are working as a whole group researching the Children’s March in Birmingham, Alabama 1963.
As we finish this whole group research and practicing note taking strategies, students will then be divided into small groups to research other events of the civil rights movement.
The final products will be group eBooks. Examples of an eBook can be found in Canvas. Most of this work will be done in class.
Students also have an Independent Reading Project #3 which is due February 27th. They will need to make a one pager which they can access in Canvas. They have done a one pager before in small groups in class, so this should be familiar to them. New Vocabulary packets (unit 13) will be handed out next week.
MATH: MR. GIBSON
Phone:314-963-6450 ex-14201Mr. Gibson’s syllabus can be found HERE
February 26-March 8
Family Resource for the next unit. - section D
Our next, and final step in the early algebra work is equations with variables. Students will solve “1-step” equations.
On February 28 we will assess students to determine math course placement for 7th grade. Some students have asked what is on the placement assessment. The assessment is an End of Year test over Math 7 curriculum. Here is the link to the Math 7 curriculum: https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/14614 . If you scroll to page 11 of the curriculum you will find the content standards. Below is an overview of the major concepts of the Math 7 curriculum:
Operations with Integers and Rational numbers (positive and negative whole numbers and fractions)
Order of operations with integers (positive and negative numbers)
Solving and graphing inequalities (i.e. x-7 < -20)
Solving 2-step equations (i.e. 5 = 2x-9)
Simplifying expressions (i.e. 2(6x - 3) - 5x)
Factoring (i.e. 3x - 6 factors to 3(x - 2))
Surface Area and Volume of prisms
Finding missing sides of similar triangles
Khan Academy 7th Grade Mission is a good resource for any learner interested in preparing for the assessment: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math.
Sixth grade students are not expected to prepare for the assessment or to know the Math 7 curriculum. The majority of 6th grade students will continue onto Math 7. If you would prefer for your child not to take the Math 7 End of Year test and be placed into Math 7 next year, please let me know.
Science: Mr. Vorel
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 314-963-6450 ex-14103
Mr. Voral's syllabus can be found: HERE
Feb. 26-March 8
Students started the week off with an investigation of fossils, specifically index fossils and what information we can learn from them. We then scratched the surface of rock strata and will dive deeper into that topic next week.
Next week we will wrap up our unit on the fossil record/rock strata and take the unit summative test at the end of the week.
Social Studies: Mrs. Mangrich
Email - email@example.com
Phone - 314-963-6450 ex-14100
Mrs. Mangrich’s syllabus can be found: HERE
Feb. 26-March 1
This week we will be going into the students favorite topic - new warfare technology. We will be learning about tanks, airplanes, poisonous gas, and submarines along with trench warfare. Students will have homework on Monday about the Harlem Hellfighters. This will be due on Wednesday.
We will be wrapping up the war this week and preparing for our end on unit test. The test right now is scheduled for March 11th. This day could change between now and then. I will keep you updated. Study guides will go out at the beginning of the week.
Also - March 8th is the end of the quarter and all missing work will be due that day. Please checking SIS to see if your student has any missing work.
Homework in social studies depends on a couple different things.
1. Whether students finish class work.
2. Whether students are understand the information learned in class.
3. How students are doing on their map quizzes. I feel it's important for students to know where the states and countries are. They will be taking a weekly quiz on a specific area. If they pass with an 80% or higher they will move on to the next quiz. If they don't pass, they will have homework and will try again on Friday. We took our first quiz this last Wednesday.
Late Assignments to check on
Labor Union Readings - Module 21
Claim Practice 1 - Module 23
Claim Practice 2 - Module 24
Imperialism CER - Module 24
Causes of WWI worksheet
Neutrality Edpuzzle - Module 25
Zimmerman Telegram Worksheet