# Stepping Up Into Grade 6

## Important Information

Friday, October 26th: NO SCHOOL!

## Math

This Week:

Monday: Reteach Percents

Tuesday: Reteach Percents

Wednesday: Reteach Percents

Thursday: Retest Percents

Friday: NO SCHOOL

Our essential learning targets for first quarter are:

6.RP.A.3.a Create tables of equivalent ratios, find missing values in the

tables and plot the pairs of values on the Cartesian coordinate plane.

6.RP.A.3.b Solve unit rate problems.

*NEW*

6.RP.A.3.c Solve percent problems.

Our learning target for this week is: I can solve real world percent problems.

Important terminology for this unit: coordinate plane, equivalent ratio, graph, greatest common factor, least common multiple, ordered pair, origin, prime factorization, rate, ratio, ratio table, scaling, unit price, unit rate, x-axis, y-axis, x-coordinate, y-coordinate

rational number, percent, least common denominator (LCD), proportion, percent proportion,

Extra Practice Pages: 107, 121, 153, 161

## Science

This week: We will be testing over celestial bodies! Monday and Tuesday will be review days. We will test on Wednesday. Thursday will be enrichment or intervention based on how the student scored on the post test.

Our learning target for this week is: Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

Our essential learning targets for the quarter are:

• 6-8.ESS1.B.1 Analyze and interpret data to determine scale properties of objects in the solar system.

• ​6-8.ESS1.A.2 Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun systems to explain the cyclical patterns of seasons, which includes Earth’s tilt and directional angle of sunlight on different areas of Earth throughout the year.

• ​6-8.ESS1.A.1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-Sun-Moon system to explain the cyclic patterns of lunar phases and eclipses of the sun and moon.

• ​6-8.ESS1.A.3 Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

Important terminology for this unit: celestial body, planet, moon, Earth, Sun, rotation, revolution, axis, astronomical unit

## Social Studies

Our learning target for this unit is: Mesopotamian Empires Student can uses maps or timelines to show change over time in a region.

Important terminology for this unit: chronological, BCE/CE, map key/legend, political border, Akkadians, Babylonian, Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians

Unit Checklist: This document outlines what is expected of the students to show they have met the standard. A pacing calendar is on the 2nd page (it may be altered to allow more time if students show they need more practice).

Monday: Document Base Question Stations

Tuesday: DBQ Stations

Wednesday: DBQ Stations

Thursday: Timeline Project Intro

Friday: No School

Mrs. Windmann will be staying after School October 23rd and 25th to help students complete work in Social Studies. We will be finished by 4:30 pm.

## English Language Arts

This Week: We will be focusing most of our attention on writing our narrative stories. You will notice that your child's grade for the writing is not in the grade book because we were not able to get these pieces completed before 1st term ended. It has been added to 2nd term instead. Your child should still be reading for 30 minutes each night for homework.

Our learning target for this week is:

1. I can follow the writing process to write a clear and understandable story.

Our Essential Learning Objectives (ELOs) for 2nd quarter: (RL = Reading Literature and RI = Reading Informational)

W2A - Follow a writing process to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and voice are appropriate to the task, purpose and audience; develop writing with narrative techniques.

Narrative Writing Rubric

RI1D - Explain the central/main idea(s) of a nonfiction text and cite evidence of its development

RL1D - Using appropriate text, determine the theme(s) of a text and cite evidence of its development

W1A - Conduct research to answer a question, drawing on several sources; integrate information using a standard citation system. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility of each source, and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.

W2A - Follow a writing process to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and voice are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience; develop writing with narrative, expository, and argumentative techniques.
b. Expository: Develop informative/explanatory writing to examine a topic with relevant facts, examples, and details.

RL3D/RI3D - Read and comprehend literature and informational text independently and proficiently.

## Environmental Science

Our learning target this week:

This week we will start learning about available resource for all living things.

Our essential learning targets for this unit:

1. Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on individual organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

Objective sheets

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns: mdoering@fulton58.org