6th Grade Wolverine News

May 1-5, 2017

Happening this week...

Many classes are preparing for STAAR testing as we approach week 3 of this grading period. Please continue checking Skyward for grades and stay caught up on all work.


STAAR testing will take place for Reading, Math, and Accelerated Science the week of May 8, therefore, final preparations for state testing are underway in many classes. it is very important to be present and on task each day and we work toward these test days.


Please check out the tutoring times below to seek extra help from your teachers if you need assistance.


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Check out the tutoring time below.

Math

Traci Justice

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-8:30


Camryn Whitfield

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Misty Gregg

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Science

Katy Irons

Tuesday 4:00-4:30 Thursday 4:00-4:30


Mindy Quisenberry

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & Thursday 8:00-8:30


Lindsey Wallace

Tuesday: 4:00-4:30 Thursday: 4:00-4:30


Humanities

Katie Moore

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Debbie Lindamood

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Electives

Alan Sypert- Band

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30


Taylor Beam- Art/CCS

Wednesday and Thursday 4:15-4:45


Sam Parker- CCS/AVID

Wednesday/Thursday 4:15-4:45


Suzi Woolsey- P.E.

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30am

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College and Career~ Ms. Beam, Ms. Parker, Mrs. Frantom

Mrs. Beam & Ms. Parker

Students will be wrapping up their Graphic Design and Marketing unit by completing their cereal box designs. Once we complete this, we will be researching and comparing "Chromebooks vs. Textbooks." Students will use this research to participate in a "Philosophical Chairs" discussion at the end of the week.


Mrs. Frantom’s classes are just finishing up a culinary arts unit and is now starting a unit on Geologists. Students will learn about different types of geologists, as well as completing fun projects on the Earth!

Pre-AP Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

Cox: We will be finishing up our projects and practicing presentations next week. We will also have our test review for Space on Thursday 5/4 and our Space Test on Friday 5/5; Written test reviews will be due Thursday before our in-class test review.


Quisenberry: Monday we will go over the assessment topics from Friday and start our Space Unit.

Tuesday, students can re-take tests and work on the history and future of space exploration.

Wednesday-Friday we will continue to learn about space and the characteristics of objects in it.

❏6.11(A)* describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.

❏7.9(A) analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere.

❏6.11(C) describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.

❏7.9(B) identify the accommodations, considering the characteristics of our solar system, that enabled manned space exploration.

Next week STAAR Testing is on Monday and Tuesday May 8 and 9

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

Cox: We will be finishing up our projects and practicing presentations next week. We will also have our test review for Space on Thursday 5/4 and our Space Test on Friday 5/5; Written test reviews will be due Thursday before our in-class test review.


Quisenberry: Monday we will go over the assessment topics from Friday and start our Space Unit.

Tuesday, students can re-take tests and work on the history and future of space exploration.

Wednesday-Friday we will continue to learn about space, motion of our solar system, and the characteristics of objects in it.

❏6.11(A)* describe the physical properties, locations, and movements of the Sun, planets, Galilean moons, meteors, asteroids, and comets.

❏6.11(B)^ understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.

❏6.11(C) describe the history and future of space exploration, including the types of equipment and transportation needed for space travel.

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This is our last week for STAAR Review. We will be focusing on Physics (category 2) and Earth and Space (category 3). Below is the schedule, and is subject to change based on student progress.

Monday: Water Balloon Physics Challenge

Tuesday: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration Practice

Wednesday: Summative Check Category 2

Thursday: Plate Tectonics/Topographic Maps

Friday: Lunar Phases, Seasons, Life Cycle of a Star

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Ms. Gregg

We will continue with our STAAR prep boot camp this week in class. Students will work on 10 questions of mixed review each day. They will turn these papers in daily, even if they are not finished. It would be very beneficial for your child to work on the questions each day at home for extra practice. If they complete the questions at home for additional practice, they can bring them back the following day for extra credit points.


If you would like additional practice for your child to work on at home, please email me and I will send an electronic copy of more practice questions. Your child may also practice on ixl.com and choose lessons that they feel will be the most beneficial for them. If they are not sure which lessons to complete, please email me and I will send a list of ones that will help them the most based off their mock STAAR results.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice

We will continue with our STAAR prep boot camp this week in class. Students will work on 10 questions of mixed review each day. They will turn these papers in daily, even if they are not finished. It would be very beneficial for your child to work on the questions each day at home for extra practice. If they complete the questions at home for additional practice, they can bring them back the following day for extra credit points.


If you would like additional practice for your child to work on at home, please email me and I will send an electronic copy of more practice questions. Your child may also practice on ixl.com and choose lessons that they feel will be the most beneficial for them. If they are not sure which lessons to complete, please email me and I will send a list of ones that will help them the most based off their mock STAAR results.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

  • This week, students will conclude their data unit.

  • There will be a review on Monday, and a summative assessment on Tuesday.

  • Then, students will create surveys, collect responses, represent their data findings with Bar Graphs, Circle Graphs, and Dot Plots, then present their findings. This small project will take place Wednesday-Friday.

**Students will remain in my room with Mrs. Billings for one more week while I continue working with Student Success Initiative groups. Thank you for your understanding during this time!

Humanities ~ Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lindamood, and Mrs. Strother

  • We are preparing for the upcoming Reading STAAR test. Students will be working on in class assignments and Moby Max activities geared toward helping each student meet their performance goals.
  • World Culures Test Wednesday over Asia Geography and India. Review will be posted in Google Classroom.

Art ~ Mrs. Beam


  • This is a busy week in the art room! I will be out Tuesday and Thursday of this week due to our 7th & 8th grader’s UIL competition.

  • We will wrap up our Figure Drawing and Proportion unit on Monday as well as paint any clay boxes that were completed.

  • We will begin a mini-unit focusing on Monoprinting. Students will use Gelli Plates to make a variety of unique prints.

  • If you want to follow along with the daily happenings in the Art Room, follow @mrs.beam_steam on instagram

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert


  • Students will be working on their scales and preparing for their end of the year band placement auditions.

  • We will also be working on advanced rhythm reading and preparing for our Spring Concert.

  • Please help ensure that students are still practicing at home and completing any required assignments.

P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey


  • Rounding out the last couple weeks with:

    • Badminton, Lacrosse, Pickleball, & Kickball

    • We will learn rules and skills for these various activities

    • Weather (fields being dry & wind) will dictate the rotation

  • Don’t forget your uniform & water bottle EVERYDAY!!

  • Only 4 more MONday FUNday RUNdays left!! (NOT that the students are counting!!)