April 4-8

Mrs. Sacket-Mowers, 6th Grade

Testing Dates for 2016

Put on your calendar!

Author Visit, Monday, April 11th

Kathi Appelt & Alison McGhee are coming to visit Alderwood.

They are the authors of Maybe a Fox.

A copy of the order form (to purchase a signed copy of the book) was sent home Thursday with your child. Please contact Mrs. Perry at angelaperry@iusd.org if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events:

* History Chapter 11 Test: Tuesday, April 12

* Alderwood Open House: Thursday, April 21

* Soon: Starting Golden Goblet, by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Your child may want his/her own copy to read, and you are welcome to purchase it. Otherwise, I have copies here for students to share.

* Rancho Registration due to Alderwood by May 6th

Questions to ask:

* What are "Measures of Central Tendency"--(mean, median, mode. They are ways to describe a set of data's center)

* What is a way to describe a data display's distribution? (bell-shaped curve, skewed to the right or left, uniform, random) We talked in class about drawing a line over the top of the graph/display to see what the distribution looks like.

* When will you get your test on Expressions/Equations back? (I'm working on them...this is the most time-consuming test to grade, because I have to look at each line of every equation or inequality to see if it has been correctly done. Thanks for your patience).

* Tell me more about the types of governments found in Ancient Greek city-states. (monarchy, oligarchy, tyranny, and democracy)

* Describe life in Athens and Sparta- how were they the same/different?
* What is your study plan for this Tuesday's History test?

* Tell me about your take home Science test. What was your strategy for completing it and checking your answers?
* What was one big idea that stuck with you from this chapter in Science?

* Describe your Lit. Circle poster to me. Who did you cast in the movie version of your book. Why?
* What did you learn from working in a team during Lit. Circles? What is one thing you would do the same/different in your next group project?