6th Grade News
Tuesday-Social Studies & Math
Wednesday-Reading & Science
Next week will be our first quarter assessment! This test will help us design our tutorial and advisory activities. The math test will begin on Tuesday. Please remember any student can come for extra math help any day before or after school!
We will also be hosting our first guest speaker! Coach Em from University of Gymnastics will speak to all 6th grade math classes about how she uses math every day to run her business and how math is involved in the sport!
The students have been busy learning a lot of conventions the last few days. We’ve covered the steps of the writing process, subordinate conjunctions (something new), coordinate conjunctions (a review), capitals in titles (we’ve done this all year), possessive nouns, and a bit of contractions. See if you can get your student to sing for you the subordinate conjunctions song (it sounds a lot like The Itsy Bitsy Spider)!
Coach Murray's Science Class
Nine Weeks tests are next week please have your kiddos get plenty of rest and study, study, study!!!!
We finished our inference unit which the students enjoyed being detectives! I had several stations they had to visit; solving a crime scene (someone stole our rocker), digging through my new neighbors trash, whodunnit crime puzzles, Wordmania app, what’s in my bag? and more. The students learned that you look for clues (text evidence) + schema (what you know/prior knowledge)= your inference.
This week we’ll be having our quarterly reading test on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll debrief the test and students will get their test back on Friday.
Our book battles will be starting soon. I’m looking for some of the following books if you have them at home that you’d like to donate to our battle:
6th Grade Nickname Game by Gordon Korman
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Game Changers by Mike Lupica
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Ungifted by Gordon Korman
I Survived the Joplin Tornado by Lauren Tarshis
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Just a friendly reminder that I have tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday before and after school. Also, students will need to have 1 book read for their book project they will be doing in school by December 7th. HAPPY READING!