Jan. 2016

Mrs. Sacket-Mowers, 6th Grade

Upcoming Events:

Cancelled: Music next week & Music concert (will be rescheduled)

Due next Friday: sweatshirt orders (Class of 2016 sweatshirts)

Outdoor Ed Parent Night: Thursday, 5:30-6:30 in the MPR (not for students)

Questions to ask:

* Identify the following as ratios, rates, or unit rates:

- a teacher drove her car a distance of 250 miles in 5 hours (rate)

- $1.50 per bottle (unit rate--specifically this is a unit price)

- 2 cups of sugar to 3 cups of water (rate)

- 4 to 7 (ratio)

* If there are 3 pieces of cake for 9 students, what is the unit rate per student? (We worked on this today...they can visualize that you would cut each slice into 3 pieces, so there would be a total of 9 pieces. Each student gets a small piece that is 1/3 of one of the slices. The "shortcut" is to simplify the rate of 3/9 to 1/3, which represents the part of the slice. You still need to add the second part of the rate "per student." So, 1/3 slice per student.)

* Did you bring your Greek/Latin root in completely ready today? (Ready = definitions, sentence, part of speech, slight coloring, & already cut.)

* Did you turn in a sweatshirt order this week?

* Tell me about invasive species. What are they? What are some examples?

* What did you write as your highlight for Winter Break?

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Stay dry---be sure to watch your email for updates on the work being done at Alderwood to repair/remediate the problems in the building. As of now, there are no issues in the portables that we are aware of.