### 4th Edition September 8-11, 2015

Mr. Tracy Adams is entering his 12th year of teaching Reading/LA. Most recently, he taught 8th Grade ELA in DeKalb County Schools. Prior to coming to DeKalb, Mr. Adams taught his first 10 years in Athens, GA. Over his career, he has taught all students of all ability levels from Exceptional to Gifted and all middle school grade levels. Mr.Adams will teach 6th grade ELA/Reading. He is a wonderful addition to the LPA family.

## Mrs. Clark's Math Class

New Edmodo Code: 8fk2hy

Deficiency Notices and Grade Details were be sent home on Tuesday, September 1st. Please sign and return.

Homework: Graded for accuracy. Students are expected to submit homework on-time. Please remember neatness counts. PLEASE REVIEW THE HW WITH YOUR STUDENT NIGHTLY, AS I AM CONCERNED WITH THE QUALITY OF WORK BEING SUBMITTED. THANK YOU.

Syllabus: Please visit Edmodo. Click on the tab marked FOLDERS. Click on the Syllabus tab. Review the syllabus. Print the last page. Sign and Return. Thank you.

LAST week: 8/31-9/4

M.GSE.6.NS.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply, divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

Students completed their STAR Math assessments. Students will bring home assessmetns results in the next week. Please be reminded the data is not calculated into student averages in Infinite Campus.

THIS week: 9/8-9/11

M.GSE.6.NS.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply, divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

**Focus- Dividing with decimals

MGSE6.NS.1 Interpret and compute quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions, including reasoning strategies such as using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Assessments: EXIT TICKETS

UNIT 1 POST TEST- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH.

## Ms. Phillips' Science Class

9-8-15 to 9-11-15

This week in Science, our scientists will begin their investigation of plate tonics. The young scientists will explore how the Earth plates move, the three different types of boundaries, and how these movements under the Earth affect the crust, which is where we live. Our scientists will explore these concepts using information text, visual models, interactive notebooks, and other hands-on learning means.

Last week our scientist enjoyed puzzling how to answer questions using science detail and language. They also enjoyed the station where they had to create a rock cycle model using cut-out arrows, ovals, and squares. Our students gained a deeper understanding of how rock are made and how the Earth's layers are different from each other.

Standards for 9-8-15 to 9-11-15:

S6E5.d-Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.

S6E5.e-Recognize that lithosphere plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface.

First and foremost, your child will have homework in my class EVERY night! (Do not let them tell you otherwise).

The basic requirements of this homework is as follows:

1) Review the most current ELA lesson or any lesson that was presented during the week for at least 10 min. each night.

2) Review current week's Robust Vocabulary in preparation for vocabulary test each Friday.

3) Read for a minimum of 30 min. each night and write a 3-5 sentence summary of what they read...weekends included.

This week (8/31/15) students were introduced to the Parts of Speech and Week 1 Robust Vocabulary.

Standards covered:

ELAGSE6L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

ELAGSE6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Note: Each week, Robust Vocabulary will be uploaded into Quizlet. We have vocabulary review in class each day, however, students should study and review their vocabulary on a nightly basis.

For the Week of 9/7/15:

*Parts of Speech

*Grammar (pre-test)

*Robust Vocabulary (Week 2)

*"Who I Am" Essay

## Mr. Arnold's Social Studies Class

1. Students are reminded to bring their binder with dividers to class each day.

2. The Edmodo code for 6th grade is 7kaszd

3. This week we will be covering the following standard: SS6G11 The student will describe the cultural characteristics of Europe.

4. The students will also have a current event due each Friday. The students should use the template located on Edmodo to complete the assignment. Please use an article related to an event that occurred within the past month.

5. Donations for tissue and hand sanitizer are accepted.