6th Grade Wolverine News

October 16-20, 2017

Happening this week...

As we enter the third week of the grading period, please be diligent in checking Skyward for grades. The tutoring schedule is attached below if you need to retake a test or are experiencing difficulty in mastering the objectives in your classes.


All 6th graders should be reading a book either through iLit, Destiny, or our physical library.

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Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Marek

This week we are digging deeper into experimental design. Groups are finalizing their questions and experimental designs and many groups are drafting their official project proposals. Ms. Marek’s Pre AP classes are taking a test over experimental design this Monday the 16th and will soon be wrapping up SSEP and starting a brand new unit on Organisms and Environments!

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Hernandez

This week we are digging deeper into experimental design. Groups are finalizing their questions and experimental designs and many groups are drafting their official project proposals.

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

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

This week we will be taking our BOY math test on Monday. We will repeat the test again in January and April in order to track the growth that each student has made throughout the year.


On Friday during math class, students will be participating in the Gallup Student Poll. The poll measures are linked to desirable learning outcomes in 5th through 12th grade, including self-reported grades, perception of school success and self-reported absenteeism.


We will begin Unit 3, which will cover comparing and ordering rational numbers. Students will be working with fractions and decimals and will begin to track their own data from the test scores. Students will continue to track their data all year.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mr. Maddox

This week we will be taking our BOY math test on Monday. We will repeat the test again in January and April in order to track the growth that each student has made throughout the year.


On Friday during math class, students will be participating in the Gallup Student Poll. The poll measures are linked to desirable learning outcomes in 5th through 12th grade, including self-reported grades, perception of school success and self-reported absenteeism.


We will begin Unit 3, which will cover comparing and ordering rational numbers. Students will be working with fractions and decimals and will begin to track their own data from their test scores. Students will continue to track their data all year.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Morgan


On Monday, students will be taking a MAP test in math. This test will determine their current math level and in which areas they need to improve. This week we will be continuing Unit 2 over Geometry. Students will be working on lateral surface area and volume of prisms and pyramids and will be receiving Clue #4.

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

Students will test on North American Geography in World Cultures on Monday and plot structure and academic vocabulary on Wednesday. We will complete workshops with the readings of “Collecting Team” and “All Summer and a Day” as we continue to explore plot and theme.

Global Business and Professional Communication ~ Ms. Tedford and Ms. Owen

This week we are compiling our research to begin creating our Google Slides Presentations. Students have been thinking about how to organize information in a way that makes their message most powerful. Students will also be creating rubrics to get specific feedback on their presentations from peers. We have been discussing how getting and giving critique helps us to improve and to make our work the best that it can be.


Art ~ Mrs. Beam

  • This week we will wrap up our Line Unit with a critique and online portfolio set ups. The Art 1 portfolios will be designed in Google Sites.

  • We will begin our value and realism unit focusing on drawing skills, pencil and charcoal techniques, and drawing what we see.

  • SAVE THE DATE! STEAM Holiday art show & Artome sale will take place December 1st. More details to come!

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Band classes are rolling along. We are introducing new rhythmic values this week as we continue to work on developing our tone and range. Please make sure that students are completing their videos. Videos are due every Monday at 8:30am and by Friday at midnight.

P.E. ~ Coach Dunson

We will wrap up our football unit this week. Keep up the great work and be ready for our flag football tournament at the end of the week!


*Reminder* Please remember to bring your PE uniform to class every day. As weather gets colder it is acceptable to wear a jacket or sweat pants, but your uniform needs to be layered underneath to receive your daily dress-out points. Your uniform is 10% of your daily participation grade, so if you forget your clothes the best possible grade to earn that day is a 90.