From the Nest
The Sixth Grade Newsletter
Mr. Anderson - Language Arts
We will complete a couple of tests to check student progress in reading, including the STAR test and a released SOL Test. Students need not study for these assessments, but please make it a priority next week to come to school well rested. We will begin the next round of novel groups on Friday after the vocabulary quiz.
Mr. Cardone - Social Studies
On Tuesday January 12 we will be having a quiz on vocabulary and the English colonies. We will be continuing our colonization unit by learning about life in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern colonies as well as how they relied on interdependence and specialization.
Mr. Cardone - Science
Now that we have examine our use of renewable and nonrenewable resources, we will begin looking at how we can manage our natural resources and what environmental issues we are currently debating. Students have been working on a chart of advantages and disadvantages of renewable resources in class. The deadline for their charts was moved to Monday January 11.
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.