Mrs. Humphreville's 6th Grade

Weekly Happenings Sept. 4

Greetings, Hillcrest STEAM Pirates!

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! We have devoted time to STEAM training this summer and will be sharing what we've learned to ensure our learners are equipped to meet the challenges of project based learning in a highly productive way! As facilitators, we want to instill wonder and curiosity with guiding our learners to be thoughtful about questions that lead to deeper learning experiences.

Work Like A Captain...Play Like A Pirate!

ELA/Social Studies: In English we have been learning about the parts of speech, subjects and predicates, characterization, as well as short vowel sounds. We started reading The City of Ember yesterday and they already are so engaged in the story that they don't want me to stop! We have an assessment on characterization at the end and many fun projects to work on.

Math: In math we took a couple of pre assessments and have leveled our students abilities only on multiplication and dividing fractions. They will move to different 6th grade teachers, while working on EngageNY math concepts throughout the year. So far students have completed math minutes, to refresh many different math concepts with me in class and also working on division of fractions by whole numbers.

Science/Engineering: In science we are learning about matter and what things are engineered and non-engineered. We have had many fun engineering activities like constructing a castle, building a boat, and building a weight bearing bridge. It is so fun to see them using their imaginations along with engineering terms.

Save The Date:

No School Monday 9/7/15 Happy Labor Day!

No School Tuesday 9/8/15 Professional Development for Teachers and Staff

Parents Technology Meetings at Hillcrest (students are not required to attend, but can)

September 14 6:30-7:30 PM

September 16 5:30-6:30 PM

iposter Project Due September 15

This is a poster with objects that describe each student. These posters will be hung throughout the school so please don't put anything of value on them. Students brought home a flyer on it last week.

6th Grade Class Schedule 2015-16

9:00-9:10 Bell/Seat Work/Writing Prompt

9:10-9:30 Attendance/Lunch Count/Jobs/Conscious Discipline/Study Hall

9:30-10:00 Recess

10:00-11:00 Math (healthy snack)

11:00-11:05 Brain Break

11:05-11:35 RTI

11:35-12:00 Lunch

12:00-12:50 ELA/SS - Reading/Writing workshop

12:50-1:35 Specials/Plan

1:35-2:05 ELA/SS - Finish Reading/Writing workshop

2:05-2:10 Brain Break (healthy snack)

2:10-4:10 Science

Wednesday: 12:50-2:20 Specials/PLC

2:20-2:50 ELA/SS - Finish Reading/Writing workshop

2:50-2:55 Brain Break

2:55-4:10 Science