# 6th Grade Wolverine News

## Happening this week...

Student holiday Monday, February 19, 2018.

The 5th six weeks grading period begins Tuesday, February 23.

## Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Marek

This week we will be wrapping up our unit called “Now We’re Cookin” that is over energy transformation. We will be testing over these concepts and creating our STEAM Cookbook from our shared family recipes with detailed explanations of the energy transformations.

## STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Hernandez

This week we will be wrapping up our unit called “Now We’re Cookin” that is over energy transformation. We will be testing over these concepts and creating our STEAM Cookbook from our shared family recipes with detailed explanations of the energy transformations.

## Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This week we will start our unit on Seasons, Moon Phases, and Tides. We will be taking a Science Benchmark on Wednesday. Results will be put in Skyward as a "no count" grade.

## Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice, Ms. Gregg and Ms. Parker

Wow! Busy end to the six weeks! I have input our Mock STAAR scores into Skyward as a “no count” grade so that you and your student can gauge progress.

This week we will be focusing on what causes the Earth’s Seasons as we move through learning how to model and illustrate this concept. In this new unit, students are expected to come up with a demonstration for the Season, Lunar Phases, and Tides (one demonstration each) using three “STEAM” themes. This is our first individual unit this year. I can’t wait to see what they come up with! You can follow along in our unit here.

## STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mr. Maddox

This week students will learn how to graph points in all four quadrants using ordered pairs of rational numbers and how to identify independent and dependent quantities from tables and graphs.

Students will also be taking their math mock STAAR test on Wednesday, February 21st. This will help us determine what areas we will need to work on with your student before the actual STAAR test coming up in May.

## Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Morgan

This week we will continue our unit over Linear Relationships. Students will also be taking their math mock STAAR test on Wednesday, February 21st. This will help us determine what areas we will need to work on with your student before the actual STAAR test coming up in May.

## Humanities ~ Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lindamood, Mrs. Strother and Ms. Peden

Students will work in groups to design a commercial, poster, or digital brochure to promote the Iron Giraffe Challenge for South Sudan. Tuesday will begin with a new unit on Europe. We will start an exploration of European geography. We will continue to work on expository texts in Close Writing Workshop.

## Global Business and Professional Communication ~ Ms. Tedford and Ms. Owen

We are finishing our first unit this week with our Global Job Fair! Students’ work from the unit will be posted in their class portfolios this week with a reflection about what they have learned about themselves and how they can help a global business through Unit 1.

## Art ~ Mrs. Beam

This week, we will be working on our One Point Perspective Unit. Students will make artistic and mathematical connections with this technique. Final artworks will be due Friday, March 2nd

## Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

We are starting to work on some of our concert music this week. Please encourage your students to practice at least 10 minutes every night!

## P.E. ~ Coach Dunson

Due to the testing schedule of last week, we will wrap up our Lacrosse unit this week with some matches if the weather permits. Remember to bring your PE uniform daily and be ready for possibly being outside. Keep up the good work!

## STEAM Middle School

Principal Chris Chappotin