6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of January 18th-January 22nd

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

We have had a wonderful transition into our new building! The 6th grade students have done a great job handling the change and I look forward to all the new experiences we will have in our fabulous facility this year.


Last week, we began exploring photography. This week we are moving into graphic design and visual arts as majors of study. We will be taking an in depth look at what graphic designers and clients look for in a product as well as how graphic design affects marketing. Students will be learning new vocabulary words such as alignment, proximity, contrast, and many others. We will also create a digital “Mood Board” this week to help us with our design project that starts the following week.


I will be encouraging students to find advertisements, magazine spreads, movie posters, video game art,etc. that appeals to them, and apply our growing knowledge of design and marketing to why we find certain things more intriguing than others.

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

I am proud of how well our students have made the adjustment to our new building and routines. We will continue to work together to make our first semester here as special and meaningful as we can. Last week we worked on measuring and calculating mass, volume and density. 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 every Monday and they will be graded every Friday. If students spend their 10-15 minutes a night working on them, they should have no problem completing these. Please remember to keep an eye on our class Google calendar for deadlines and test dates. Our assessment over calculating density and comparing metals, nonmetals and metalloids will be Friday, January 22. We are putting all of our class notes and class work into a booklet that they will bring home to study before the test. Until then they can study the notes they take each night and participate in the lessons for Unit 3 Lessons 1 & 2 of our online textbook.


Please help your student get back into the habit of charging their Chromebooks each night, bringing their supplies (Chromebook, pencil, paper, scissors, colored pencils) to class each day and meeting expectations in class. I know this transition has been exciting but it is important to remember that our procedures and expectations are crucial to helping them learn.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

This week in math, students will continue to investigate and explore different ways to generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using real-world problems. Students struggled a little last week with determining the percent of a number, so we will review this concept throughout the week to ensure that students have a deep understanding of percentages.


Please make sure your child is prepared for class each day with a charged Chromebook, a pencil, and some notebook paper.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

We had a great week working on Pythagorean theorem. The students did a wonderful job showing their work and putting all the pieces together. We will continue our study on the Pythagorean theorem and test on Thursday. Friday, we will begin working with volume formulas.


I have also uploaded text pages to my calendar for reference. Feel free to print, if needed.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

We will continue to work on measuring and calculating mass, volume and density. We are putting all of our class notes and class work into a booklet that they will bring home to study before the test. Students need to participate in the lessons for Unit 3 Lessons 1 & 2 of our online textbook.


*** Please help your student get back into the habit of charging their Chromebooks each night, bringing their supplies (Chromebook, pencil, paper, scissors, colored pencils, & headphones) to class each day and meeting expectations in class. I know this transition has been exciting but it is important to remember that our procedures and expectations are crucial to helping them learn.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

This week in math, students will continue to investigate and explore different ways to generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using real-world problems. Students struggled a little last week with determining the percent of a number, so we will review this concept throughout the week to ensure that students have a deep understanding of percentages.


Please make sure your child is prepared for class each day with a charged Chromebook, a pencil, and some notebook paper.

Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

ELA students will finish up the Theme portion of Unit 4 this week. We will finish Theme Notes for students to use to study for their test. The test over theme will be Friday (1/22) for Group 2 students and Monday (1/25) for Group 1 students. Students still have the opportunity to do the extra credit assignment due at the end of the six weeks (see last week’s newsletter). Ms. Curtis has updated her calendar and website, so to subscribe to the ELA calendar, go to Ms. Curtis’s website.


Students in World Cultures will continue our study of how the events of World War II led to the development of the European Union.

Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

Art students have begun origami and cultural art. We will be researching how to communicate culture through art, we will teach each other some origami, and we are drawing our origami forms with dramatic lighting.

Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

We are about half way done with grid drawings and they are turning out wonderful! This week we will finish up the project, write about our work, and present it to each other on Friday.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Students should have access back to their music professor accounts. This is a great way for them to have organized practice at home. Please make sure they are spending at least 10 minutes a day playing their instruments at home.

PE ~ Coach Woolsey

Students need to remember their PE uniforms along with their “layers” to stay warm. Athletic tennis shoes are also as MUST for physical activity...one of our surfaces we are using for exercise is a concrete lot. Proper footwear will help protect your child from some impact injuries.

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