From the Nest
The Sixth Grade Newsletter
Mr. Anderson - Language Arts
Ms. Bosse - Math
Math 6 & Extended 6- We are still working on Multiplying Fractions. We have fractions multiplied by fractions, and fractions multiplied by whole numbers mastered. We will continue to practice mixed numbers times mixed numbers and quiz on that the end of the block on Monday. We will then move into Dividing Fractions and plan to test on Tuesday, December 15th. Before our winter break we are doing an interdisciplinary unit on Explorer's. The math portion- A Ship Project- will be worked on December 10th and 11th.
Mr. Cardone - Social Studies
We will continue our Explorer’s unit by examining the interactions between the Native Americans and the European explorers, both positive and negative. We will also begin our portion of the interdisciplinary unit by creating maps using a website called Scribblemaps and explorer trading cards. If you were selected to be a chaperone for the Jamestown trip, please send in your $25 as soon as possible.
Donors Choose - Support Needed
Creating Lego movies with an iPad, Lego's and Brictek is not just promoting technology skills; it is the blending of cross curricular objectives while it includes problem-based learning, inquiry/discovery methods, role-play, simulation, and cooperative learning. To many of our ESOL students, speaking English is difficult, but playing with Lego's has its own universal language. Creating animations allows students to convey an idea, concept, or thought in a way that words can't.