# The Brave Beat- April 2023

## Submit Photos to the Yearbook!

A reminder to:

Please send any pictures of school events to Ms. Murley. These could include sports events, music events, dance team, color guard, or anything school related activity that families have captured at an event for school. The pictures can be emailed to kmurley@nhj.k12.in.us.

## 6th Grade Math (Mr. Appleton)

Mr. Appletonâ€™s Math Class

It is hard to believe that there are only a few weeks of school left. For the most part my students have worked hard all year and made much academic progress. I am particularly impressed with the growth in computational skills and thinking. It also warms my heart that many students are no longer afraid to tackle a challenging and convoluted math problem.

I have noticed in the weeks since winter break that there are some basic math measurements that are not solidified in all students. If a student has trouble with quick recall on these measurements, it would be suggested that the student create some flashcards to study. The success of future problem solving hinges on understanding these measurements. Here are some examples of questions that were asked in class and met with flummoxed eyes:

1. How many minutes in an hour?

2. How many feet in a yard?

3. How many inches in a yard?

4. How many cups in a gallon?

5. How many ounces in a cup?

6. How many feet in a mile?

7. How many pints in a gallon?

8. How many grams in a kilogram?

9. How many milliliters in a liter?

10. How many ounces in a pound?

## 6th Grade Social Studies (Mr. Stanifer)

In 6th grade social studies, students are wrapping up the United States and will be moving South to Latin America. Here we will be learning about the early civilizations of the Mya, Aztec, and Inca. We will later explore the geography, cultures and modern countries that make up this region.

## Gleaner's Volunteers

Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the lower parking lot at ICHS. Everyone is welcome! We are always in need of volunteers as well. If you and/or your student, family, friends, sports, or church group would like to help, please contact Kate Taylor at 317-373-4134 or ktaylor@nhj.k12.in.us.

## Nurse's Update

Incoming 6th graders for the 2023-24 school year are due for their Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations.