Stepping Into 6th Grade

October 7-11th

Important Dates and Upcoming Tests

October 7th - No School

October 9th - Math Retest


Unit: Introducing Reading Workshop

Learnings Target: RL1A & RI1A: The student can draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

Vocabulary: draw conclusions, conclusion, conclude, make inferences, inference, infer, analyze, cite

This Week: Students will be working to write a short narrative starting next week. They will have 2 weeks to write their stories and the stories will be due October 16. Our focus with the narratives will be on the following criteria: following the writing process, having a strong lead (beginning), and use of narrative techniques, and editing for correct sentence structure.

If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Mrs. Clark:

Mrs. Clark:

Ms. Hervey:


Ending Unit 1: Area and Surface Area

Starting Unit 2: Introducing Ratios

Learning Objectives:

Students can use ratios to compare two quantities and can write ratios in the 3 forms.

Students can use unit rates and percents to solve real-world problems.


ratio, rate, equivalent ratios, per, at this rate, constant speed, and constant rate

Last week:

Our classes wrapped up Unit 1 and took the post-test on Friday.

This week:

On Tuesday, students will relearn and work on any problems they got wrong on the post-test they took on Friday. On Wednesday, students that did not get a 3 on the first post-test, will retake the Unit 1 post-test. This will be the last chance for students to bump up their grade for these learning objectives. On Thursday, we will dip our toes into Unit 2: Introducing Ratios and dive in on Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Ms. Grant:

Ms. Lechiara:



Engineering design

-8.ETS1.A.1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

6-8.ETS1.B.1: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem

6-8.ETS1.B.3: Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

6-8.ETS1.B.2: Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several designing solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

This Week: We will be wrapping up our engineering design unit and getting ready to dive into space!

If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Ms. Hemken:

Ms. Doering:

Social Studies

Unit Checklist

Learning Targets This Unit:

  • Student can describe how the geography of river valleys led to settlement and the beginning of civilization
  • Student can describe the advancement of civilization and its legacy

Vocabulary: River Valley, Fertile Crescent, Silt, Irrigation, Physical Characteristics, Legacy, Advancement, Polytheism, Law

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Hyperdoc or Reading

Wednesday: Hyperdoc or Reading

Thursday: Hyperdoc or Reading

Friday: Simulation

If you have any questions or concerns Please Contact:

Mr. Hoskins:,

Mrs. Windmann: