6th Grade Wolverine News

April 10-13, 2017

Happening this week...


The 5th grading period ends this Thursday. Be sure to check Skyward for grades and make arrangements for tutoring if needed.


Friday, April 14 is a student holiday.


From the Makerspace:

3D printed items and Eggbot printed eggs on sale $1.00-$2.00


Check out the tutoring time below.

Math

Traci Justice

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-8:30


Camryn Whitfield

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Misty Gregg

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Science

Katy Irons

Tuesday 4:00-4:30 Thursday 4:00-4:30


Mindy Quisenberry

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & Thursday 8:00-8:30


Lindsey Wallace

Tuesday: 4:00-4:30 Thursday: 4:00-4:30


Humanities

Katie Moore

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Debbie Lindamood

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Electives

Alan Sypert- Band

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30


Taylor Beam- Art/CCS

Wednesday and Thursday 4:15-4:45


Sam Parker- CCS/AVID

Wednesday/Thursday 4:15-4:45


Suzi Woolsey- P.E.

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30am

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College and Career~ Ms. Beam, Ms. Parker, Ms. Carroll

Mrs. Carroll- Students will finish their Architectural and Engineering Design unit project on Tuesday and present with their groups on Wednesday and Thursday.


Ms. Parker and Mrs. Beam - This week students will begin our Graphic Design/Marketing unit. Each student will need to bring in an empty cereal box by Wednesday of this week for this project.

Pre-AP Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Monday: Final Project Work Day

  • Tuesday: Presentation Practice Day

  • Wednesday: Test Review Day (test reviews due)

  • Thursday: Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics Test; Projects Due

STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Monday: Final Project Work Day

  • Tuesday: Presentation Practice Day

  • Wednesday: Test Review Day (test reviews due)

  • Thursday: Earth’s Layers and Plate Tectonics Test; Projects Due

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This week we will be exploring biodiversity in organisms, adaptations in organisms, and dichotomous keys. We will participate in several hands on activities regarding these concepts.

Monday: Biodiversity Lab

Tuesday: Short and Long Term Changes in Environments (substitute)

Wednesday: Adaptations in Organisms

Thursday: Dichotomous Keys

Friday: Good Friday Holiday


Students will have been notified about their academic lab time with me. These will start on Monday, April 10.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Ms. Gregg

We will begin our last unit from the book this week. Students will learn how to:

  • represent numeric data graphically, including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots

  • use graphical representations of numeric data to describe the center, spread, and shape of a data distribution

  • summarize numeric data with numerical summaries, including the mean and median and the range and interquartile range (IQR)

  • interpret numeric data summarized in dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots

  • summarize categorical data with numerical and graphical summaries, including mode and relative frequency tables.


I will also be sending home scores for the Mock STAAR that we took last week.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice

We will begin our last unit from the book this week. Students will learn how to:

  • represent numeric data graphically, including dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots

  • use graphical representations of numeric data to describe the center, spread, and shape of a data distribution

  • summarize numeric data with numerical summaries, including the mean and median and the range and interquartile range (IQR)

  • interpret numeric data summarized in dot plots, stem-and-leaf plots, histograms, and box plots

  • summarize categorical data with numerical and graphical summaries, including mode and relative frequency tables.


I will also be sending home scores for the Mock STAAR that we took last week.


Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

  • This week, students will demonstrate their mastery of theoretical and experimental probability by creating a carnival game.

  • This project will be a summative grade; a rubric will be provided.

  • Students will create an original game or adapt an existing game to determine a player’s theoretical probability of winning.

  • Students will then calculate the experimental probability of three players.

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

  • We will conclude our reading of A Long Walk to Water and we reinforce reading comprehension skills.
  • We will test over A Long Walk to Water Wednesday.
  • We will Introduce Asia.

Art ~ Mrs. Beam

We are going full speed ahead in our clay unit! Students worked last week to construct a simple clay box and while these pieces dry, we will learn the technique and history of Monoprinting. We will combine this printmaking style with our final clay pieces when they dry.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Students are continuing to prepare for their spring contest and spring concert. Kerr Select students are still rehearsing on Fridays after school, and Hughes Select acceptance letters just went out this past week please make sure those are returned as soon as possible.

P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey


  • Starting our “Pilo Polo” unit!

    • Equipment Expectations:

      • Safety & Proper Handling

    • Rules of the game

    • Drill practice:

      • Stick/Ball Handling

      • Dribbling & Shooting

  • Don’t forget your uniform & water bottle EVERYDAY!!

  • Only 7 more MONday FUNday RUNdays left!! (NOT that the students are counting!!)

    • Students are working on increasing distance to 2 miles!