Super 6th Grade

7th Edition September 28-October 2

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH & MONDAY OCTOBER 12TH

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Please continue to visit the school's website for updates.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL DISMISSAL

  • DISMISSAL IS AT 3:30 PM
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS,IF YOU OPT TO PARK YOUR CAR, PLEASE CROSS THE STREET TO RECEIVE THEM. THANK YOU.
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Ms. Phillips' Science Class

9-28-15 to 10-2-15

Hello from Earth Science class. This week we will review rocks and minerals for preparation for the Rock and minerals unit test onOct 8, 2015. Students will create deeper connections to mineral and rocks by take their post assessment test to see their learning growth, work on interactive labs, answer videos questions, and vocabulary games.

Parents, I have signed 6th grade up for access to the online textbook. The website is my.hrw.com. Students were given their usernames and passwords which should be located in the front cover their journal. Students will be able to have access to more interactive labs, an audio version of the book, section summaries, vocabulary word, and the interactive notebook. Students will also be able to read the book online and be able to submit. I plan on using this a resource inside and outside of class.

Remember to check Edmodo for my homework.

Standards for this week:

S6E5.b. Investigate the contribution of minerals to rock composition.

S6E5.c. Classify rocks by their process of formation.

S6E5.d. Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.

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Mr. Adams' ELA/Reading Class

What’s New

Students were introduced to 4-Square Writing Process. This graphic organizer helps students easily organize their thoughts when writing essays. Students completed 4-Squares that they had to turn in as assignments, and will write an essay next week using this format. We will also be working on reading comprehension skills. Students will be “citing evidence”. When completing reading comprehension questions, students will have to list the page number, paragraph number, and line number where they found their answer.

Testing: I do not administer multiple choice or true false tests. All exams are short answer or constructed response. Not only does this type of testing help students to develop their critical thinking skills, but it also aligns with state standards in Reading and Language Arts. As stated earlier, this course is HEAVILY writing intensive, therefore, it is important that each student have the required materials for class. (See syllabus on Edmodo)

Notes:

*Each week, Robust Vocabulary will be uploaded into Quizlet. We have vocabulary review in class each day, however, students should study and review their vocabulary on a nightly basis.

*Quizlet link for Robust Vocabulary:https://quizlet.com/join/mDXpxZx6c

Homework:

1) Review the most current ELA lesson or any lesson that was presented during the week for at least 10 min. each night.

2) Review current week's Robust Vocabulary in preparation for vocabulary test each Friday.

3) Read for a minimum of 30 min. each night and write a 3-5 sentence summary of what they read...weekends included.

Next week (9/28/15):

*Four Square Writing

*Reading Comprehension

*Robust Vocabulary Test (Monday, 9/28/15)...Please study with your child on Quizlet

Standards covered:

ELAGSE6L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

ELAGSEW10: Write over time in a variety of genres (Quick Writes and ELA Essays/Journals)

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Mr. Arnold's Social Studies Class

1. This week we will be covering begin covering the following standard:SS6H6 The student will analyze the impact of European exploration and colonization on various world regions.

d. Explain the impact of European empire building in Africa and Asia on the outbreak of WWI.


2. There will be quiz on Friday, October 2, 2015.


3. The student Edmodo code is nbm9b2.


3. Donations for tissue and hand sanitizer are accepted.


4. Students are reminded to bring their binder with dividers to class each day

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Mrs. Clark's Math Class

Edmodo Code: 8fk2hy

Deficiency Notices and Grade Details were be sent home on Tuesday, September 1st. Many students have not returned them signed. If you have not reviewed a math grade printout, please inquire with your student about its’ whereabouts. =)

Infinite Campus: Please continue to monitor IC for weekly grade updates.

Homework: Graded for accuracy. Students are expected to submit homework on-time. Please remember neatness counts. PLEASE REVIEW THE HW WITH YOUR STUDENT NIGHTLY, AS I AM CONCERNED WITH THE QUALITY OF WORK BEING SUBMITTED. THANK YOU.

Syllabus: Please visit Edmodo. Click on the tab marked FOLDERS. Click on the Syllabus tab. Review the syllabus. Print the last page. Sign and Return. Thank you.

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Last week: 9/21-9/25

MGSE6.RP.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.


MGSE6.RP.2 Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0 (b not equal to zero), and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.


MGSE6.RP.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical

problems utilizing strategies such as tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams (bar models), double number line diagrams, and/or equations.



  • PART-TO-PART RATIOS
  • PART-TO-WHOLE RATIOS
  • SCALE UP AND SCALE DOWN RATIOS


***Please visit the student's math notebook to view sample ratio problems.


Next week: 9/28-10/2

Assessments:

Monday,September 28, 2015


***Visit Edmodo for sample questions and answer keys


Introduction to Unit Rates and Unit Price