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December 1, 2014-December 5, 2014

This Week at A Glance

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday - 6th Grade Activities Mtg After School

Friday - HS Orchestra Performance at 1:50 & 4:15 LCE Chorus Performance at Memorial Park Gazebo Lighting


Upcoming Events For Your Calendar


12/8 Computer Science Education Week

12/10 PTA holiday meeting; Chorus Kiwanis concert; Chorus parent performance

12/11 ALF winter concerts; Vocabulary Science Quiz 3.2 & 4.3

12/12 Collaboration Day; Early Dismissal, Unit 5 Ratio Math Test

12/17 Chorus School Assemblies; Chorus luncheon in Science Ctr

12/18 2nd Qtr ends, Spirit Rally, 6th gr STAR deputy

12/19 No School – Teacher Work day

12/22-1/2 Winter Break

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! This will be a quick three weeks before we break again for Winter Holiday, but quick as they may be, they are packed with exciting activities!


Some notes:

The classroom website has been password protected once again. The password is the same as it was in the past.


We are very excited to announce that we have been asked to present to the School Board about Mathematics teaching and learning in sixth grade at LCE and in our classroom. I am very proud to represent the great things our students are doing in the classroom in a presentation! Your students have been working very hard!

Math

This week we are learning about unit rate and conversions. So far this week, students have already looked at how graphs, equations, and tables can represent ratios and be used to solve unit rate real-world problems. To round out the week, we will be learning how to convert quantities to and from metric and standard measurements.

Science

We had an excited start to the week as students finished their labs on potential & kinetic energy and the various forms of heat transfer. By the end of the week students will be looking at how some young adults and teens have harnessed the power of kinetic energy and heat energy to help improve the lives of people all around the world.


We will continue our Unit on Earth`s Energy as we progress into learning about sound and light waves and the power of convection currents.

Collaboration Day Update

This information can also be found on the classroom website under parent resources.



Sixth grade math teachers reviewed currently piloted math programs to ensure the instructional materials are aligned and provide adequate preparedness for both district-wide Quarter 2 Benchmark and Smarter Balanced Assessments. Subsequently, teachers compiled test-readiness materials for students in preparation for upcoming assessments. In addition, sixth grade science teachers created a cross-curricular research project for third quarter, as well as hands-on inquiry-based lab explorations to support the current science unit.