Junior High Journal
News and Happenings of the Junior High Department
6th Grade Updates and Reminders 5/1-5/5
- Chromebooks should be charged every night to ensure the battery lasts throughout the day!
- Check Skyward and the homework calendar frequently for missing and current homework assignments, talk to your child about their work.
- Please remember that although you can email your students, absences and early pick-up information must be reported through the office. Please call the Yorkville School office.
Friday, May 12th, 1:30pm
18621 Washington Avenue
Union Grove, WI
Individual Class Updates
ELA News and Updates
*Scholastic Book Order Code: JQ8XW under Miss Thomas still
We had a crazy, busy week with MAPS testing, an iScan presentation and News Quiz this week. They really had to make good use of the class time they did have this week to get some work done.
The 6th graders are continuing to read the novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. We are almost halfway done with the book. They have comprehension questions and a vocabulary word study to complete while we read the book. Make sure they are keeping up with those.
This week their spelling unit consisted of suffixes: -ion, -tion and -ation. Please remind your child to study these words. They can use the lists on the packet or their pretests to study. We only have about three spelling units left this year.
Have a great weekend!
Math News and Updates
Amanda Lois email@example.com
This week in Math, in between MAPS testing and assemblies, the sixth graders learned all about the 4 quadrant coordinate plane. They learned how to locate, name and graph points on the coordinate plane. Then they got to play a fun game of “Battleship” locating points in the 4 quadrants, trying to sink each other’s ships. They also did a review activity on mean, median, mode and range.
Next week we will continue working with Module 12.
Lesson 12.2 is determining independent and dependent variables.
Lesson 12.3 is writing equations from tables
Lesson 12.4 wraps up everything learned in Module 12 by taking the independent and dependent variable from the equations in a table and graphing them on a one quadrant coordinate grid.
We will finish the week with a quiz on Module 12.
Have a great weekend!
In science we continue learning about Plate tectonics, plate boundaries, faults and the what type of things result from plates colliding, dividing and sliding past one another. We are finishing up the week with a small project that involves students constructing 3D models of “blocks” to help them learn about the types of faulting that occurs at the Earth’s surface and its interior. On Monday students will manipulate the three fault blocks to demonstrate normal fault, reverse fault and strike-slip fault. After the completion of our activity, students will be required to complete a take-home test on chapter 7. They will also have time in class to complete this assessment. This test is set up this way because of MAPS testing next week. I will be missing out on several science classes so to accommodate schedule changes and still fit the test in, this is the best solution. Tests are due on Thursday, May, 4th. Have a great weekend!Mrs. Seitz
Social Studies News and Updates
Mary Niccolai firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a busy week in social studies this week. With MAPS testing and the I Scan presentation, 2nd hour missed some classes. The other groups have been helping out. Now that we have finished the sections of chapter 6 it was time to start reviewing. The other two sections began breaking down all the people from the chapter to help as a study aid. Next week we will try to wrap up chapter 6 and put the Revolutionary War behind us. We will spend a few days reviewing the important people, events, and terms of this chapter. I hope to have the test next week Wednesday if all goes as planned. They will get a study guide to help prepare for this test too. Have a great weekend.
Physical Education News and Updates
Amanda Peterson email@example.com
Nathan Meyer firstname.lastname@example.org
This week the 6th graders only had one day of PE due to MAPS testing. We did manage to complete the sit and reach test (flexibility). While students were testing their flexibility, the others played cricket. Next week we will do any make-up testing that needs to occur, play prison ball, and Gladiator Ball.
Have a great weekend!
Band News and Updates
The 6th Grade Band continued to work on music for our Spring Concert which will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:45am and 7:00pm in the Yorkville School gym. This concert will feature our 5th Grade Beginners, the 6th Grade Band, Advanced Band, Jazz Band, and a grand finale that will feature every band student performing “God Bless America.”
Our final Culver’s Fundraiser will be on Tuesday, May 23 from Noon-10:00pm.
Please check out the band website (tinyurl.com/yorkvilleband) to stay up-to-date with the Yorkville Band!
Choir News and Updates
Music Man Jr. Rehearsals - Tech week ran pretty smoothly this week. I am so proud of what the kids have done so far. I can’t wait for our performances. Just a reminder: Fri: 5:30 report, show at 7:00pm. Sat: 5:30 report, show at 7:00pm.
Music Man Tickets - There are still tickets available for both Friday and Saturday night shows. If you haven’t bought your tickets, now is the time!!! Tickets will be sold at the door, IF we have not sold out. We would love to see you there!!!
If you are looking for extra handouts, forms, etc. please check my website. I try to post everything I can so you have access at home!!! http://yorkvillemusic.weebly.com
This week, students began their final sixth grade project- Artist Mash Up! Students chose two artists with unique styles and described what they observed made each artist’s style unique. For example, Vincent Van Gogh’s art features choppy brush strokes, layered colors and many values while Roy Lichtenstein used black outlines, bright colors and no change in value. In the next weeks, students will recreate a piece of one artist’s work using the other artist’s style.