Junior High Journal
News and Happenings of the Junior High Department
6th Grade Updates and Reminders 4/3-4/7
- Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
- Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
- Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.
Culver's Band Fundraiser!
Friday, April 7th, 12-2pm
722 South Sylvania Avenue
Mass Band Concert
Friday, April 7th, 6:30pm
Union Grove, WI, United States
Union Grove, WI
Individual Class Updates
ELA News and Updates
*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still
We have the winners of the March Madness Book Brackets. Here are the winning books and the students with the winning brackets.
6-1: Defriended, Mackenzie Pope
6-2: City of Ember, Mason Noble
6-3: Among the Hidden, Noah Petrick
This week their spelling unit consisted of the suffixes: -ious and -ous. Please remind your child to study these words. They can use the lists on the packet or their pretests to study. Studying will really help some of them out.
They are continuing to work hard on their book projects. These projects are due next Wednesday, April 12th. They will present their posters on that day to small groups. Be sure to follow the guidelines and the rubric I have handed out.
The 6th graders had a busy week with testing, the Inter-Generational Fair, the Color-a-Thon assembly and Mass Band practice, so we didn’t get a lot of time to work on literary analysis. We have read the two folk tales and some have started to write their literary analysis comparing and contrasting the two. We will keep working on it next week.
We have been taking notes on various vocabulary strategies in hopes they will use these strategies when testing. This week we took notes on denotations and connotations. They then practice these strategies in their online textbook with a Wordsharp Vocabulary Tutor lesson. It’s great practice for testing!
Have a great weekend! Get out and enjoy that warm weather we are supposed to have!
Math News and Updates
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This week in math the sixth graders have been busy applying the volume formula to rectangular prisms, as well as reviewing all the formulas for finding area of parallelograms, trapezoids, rhombuses and triangles. On Tuesday we took the Math Forward Exam. On Thursday we used equations to solve for the missing dimension of the area formulas. In order to solve area equations, the students must first plug the correct information into the formula and then use what they know about applying the opposite operation to solve for the missing part (variable) in the equation.
Next week the sixth graders will review all of the area formulas and then learn how to find the area of polygons. This is completed by breaking the polygon into simpler more familiar shapes, finding the area of each of those and then adding all of the areas together to get a total area for the entire figure. Then they will take the quiz for Module 13 before they leave for spring break.
Have a great weekend!
Science has had a busy week learning about the Earth’s tectonic plates, the theory of continental drift, and sea-floor spreading. It is amazing to see how our earth has changed in the last 265 million years. To start next week, classes will be putting together a model of how sea-floor spreading occurs and then to end our short week all classes will be taking a quiz on sections 7.1, Inside the Earth & and 7.2, Restless Continents. When we return from Spring Break we will learn about the the different types of plate boundaries and the type of faults. Have a great weekend!
Band News and Updates
The 6th-8th grade members participated in an amazing performance at the 40th Annual Mass Band Concert on Friday, April 7 at Union Grove High School. The sound that the large group produced was spectacular! Thank you to the Beyer family for loaning us a trailer for transporting band equipment!
Thank you to everyone that helped support our fundraiser at Culver’s Fundraiser on April 7. I don’t know the how much money we raised yet, but I hear the restaurant was packed most of the evening!
Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay up-to-date with the Yorkville Band!
Choir News and Updates
Music Man Jr. Costumes - Some students still need to find their own costume for the musical. I do have some things here at school, but not a lot. Full costumes were due to school April 7th. I will be sending costumes home over spring break, so you can wash them, fill in missing pieces or alter them if needed. The musical takes place in July 1912, victorian edwardian style “titanic-like” clothing and knickers, suspenders and fedoras or kentucky derby hats are some examples.
Music Man Jr. Rehearsals - Rehearsals are running smoothly!! We continue to work on blocking. There will be a MANDATORY after school rehearsal on Tuesday April 25th, from 3:45-5:45 for EVERYONE enrolled in choir. Cast should have their lines memorized by now!! Rehearsals are every Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday. It is very important that your child be present during these times!!
Music Man Tickets - Order forms went home this next week. Ticket sales started April 5th! Last year we sold out so get your tickets early!!
If you are looking for extra handouts, forms, etc. please check my website. I try to post everything I can so you have access at home!!! http://yorkvillemusic.weebly.com
This week, students put the finishing touches on their Up Close Eye and evaluated their work. Once they were done, students began analyzing how to add value to turn a shape into a form.