6th Grade News

December 11, 2015


  • As we move into our second semester, please check with your student to determine that they still have scissors, glue and colored pencils. Valuable class time is lost as students scramble to borrow from friends, much needed supplies.
  • December 18 Winter Party 2:00 to 2:45 in Multi-Purpose Room
  • December 21-January 4 Winter Break, students return on the 5th

Math with Mrs. Johnson

We have wrapped up our unit on algebra and will test on Wednesday. They will be tested on combining like terms, distributive property, coding a word phrase thus making it an algebraic equation and identifying independent and dependent variables from a table and graph. They will also need to be able to move fluidly within these 4 areas; an algebraic equation, word phrase, table and graph.

They discovered how to solve a one step equation involving addition and subtraction by using algebra tiles. We will continue with division and multiplication next week.

Science with Mrs. Hintze

This week we studied thermal energy transfer or convection, conduction, and radiation. Students learned that heat moves in only one direction from a hotter object to a cooler one. They learned that it is transferred through direct touch (conduction), through the movement of fluids (convection), or through radiation, the transfer of heat via electromagnetic waves.

We will have a test over this unit on Wednesday, December 16th. If you know that your student will not be here for the test, please have them talk to me about taking it on Tuesday.

ELA with Mrs. Franks

This week and next , we are creating and presenting a TV news broadcast. Each group has a director, anchor, on-camera reporter, and a man-on-the-street. The presentation also includes scripts and graphics from a story we have read this semester in Springboard. Some even added music ! We will complete presentations and enjoy a Read- In next week.

World Cultures

We have been focusing on the geography of Europe. We began with learning many of the countries in the whole of Europe. To make learning about Europe a little more manageable, we have broken it down into Western Europe, Northern and Southern Europe, and Eastern Europe.

We spent last week studying Northern and Southern Europe and gaining an understanding of how geographic features influence economic development, political relationships, and policies of societies. This week we have moved on to Eastern Europe. Students will know that Eastern Europe incorporates many nations, and that it has a unique geography that affects their landscape, industry, travel, trade, and agriculture.