EMPOWER NEWSLETTER

December 1, 2017

6th Grade Family Night


Please join us for a night of bingo and cookie decorating


Date: Tuesday, December 5

Time: 6:00 pm -7:30pm

Location: McKinley IMC


We hope to see you at our Family Night on December 5. We sent home flyer with a RSVP to return or just email one of the teachers with the number of adults and children attending.


  • Reminder to check out our EMPOWER Twitter for ongoing photos and announcements! @mckempower


  • Reminder that Learning Lab is Monday and Wednesday from 3-4 pm.


Language Arts: We are working on a rough draft for our Unit 2 final assessment and finishing with the final copy next week. After completing research, students are writing a 3-4 paragraph essay to share information on someone who has faced adversity and how they overcame it. Students have had the opportunity to choose their own topic for this project, which has engaged the majority of our students.


In Advanced Math class, the students have begun to work on basic Algebra. They are working with variables, coefficients, and using the distributive property to solve basic algebraic equations. A good portion of time will be spent introducing the various rules that apply when working with both positive and negative integers. I regular math, the students are still working on mixed operations for fractions and decimals.


In Science class, the focus is on the chemical process. The students are learning the difference between physical and chemical changes and the characteristics of a chemical reaction. Students have completed a chemical reaction lab, watched videos, and read passages about chemical changes. The students should now know what signs to look for when identifying if a chemical reaction occurred or not.


In Social Studies, we continue our Ancient Mesopotamia unit by examining a tale featuring an epic hero, Gilgamesh, and learn about why storytelling is an important aspect of all cultures. Check out the link to watch a short video: https://youtu.be/axVubWiGUMM

Soon, we will turn our learning toward the famous “Code of Hammurabi”, a set of laws meant to keep order within ancient Babylonia.

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