The Brave Beat- February 2023
ICMS February Newsletter
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A reminder to:
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6th Grade Social Studies (Mr. Stanifer)
6th Grade Math (Mr. Appleton)
Much of February will be spent doing ratios and proportional relationships. There is a definite proportional relationship between the amount of time spent on practice of a math skill and mastery of the skill. There is also a proportional relationship between skills mastered in sixth grade and success in future math classes, especially algebra which is required to graduate from high school. The integer rules and the exponent rules are vital for much of the algebra curriculum. Many students say they do not have the time to practice said skills. It does not take a lot of time and effort. Today’s students have absolutely mastered how to use technology to their advantage and most of them did it without any help from an adult and in a small amount of time. A small amount of time can yield large results. Ask any Indianapolis Colts fan what can be accomplished by the opponent in a small amount of time. The bottom line is that a person has to want to be successful and focus on what it takes to make that happen. We are here at school to encourage and guide students in the direction that leads to success.
6th Grade Math (Mrs. Ramey)
7th Grade ELA (Miss McCullough)
7th Grade ELA (Mrs. Gray)
In Mrs. Gray’s 7th grade ELA classes, we will be reviewing sentence structure, sentence types, writing Criterions, and diving deep into RACECE responses and corrections
(RIP those RACECEs!). We also will be reading a mini-unit on the ReadWorks series called “The Run,” which is a seven part story about A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! We will conclude “The Run” mini-unit with our own alternate ending competition within each class to see who writes the BEST alternate ending for “The Run.” We will then take the three “Classroom Champs” and put them against each other for a final reading and vote for students and other teachers for the “Supreme Zombie Survivor” Award! We will then move on to our classroom novel “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park which is based on a true story. Looking forward to a fun month of reading and writing!