# Step Up Into Grade 6

## Important Events

2/24- Math Post test

## This week in math

Monday: We will finish the chapter by studying the coordinate plane a little deeper.

Tuesday: Review for Unit 7 test on Wednesday. Be looking for a study guide to come home tonight.

Wednesday: Test over Functions, Inequalities, and Integers.

Thursday: Compare and Ordering Integers

Friday: Polygons on the Coordinate Plane

Ask your student about their STAR math score. All students should be finished testing by the end of the week.

If you need to contact your math teacher, please email at Trish Alexander, Coleman Lee, Angela Lipscomb, or Laura Williams

## This week in science

Students will be working on the characteristics of rocks and the rock cycle.

Monday: Review the 3 rock type characteristics: Using Starburst candy students will make each rock type and learn how rocks change (Rock Cycle).

Tuesday: Journey through the rock cycle interactive game. Students will move through various stages the rock cycle using 11 different stations in class.

Wednesday: Rock cycle video on edpuzzle and questions to go with it.

Thursday: Review the 3 rock type characteristics and how rocks change (Rock Cycle).

Friday: How weathering and erosion changes the earth's surfaces.

Below are a list of topics/activities from science class that you can use as conversation starters with your child.

* What did you do with the Starbursts?

*How did you weather and erode the Starbursts?

*Which rock type can be found near volcanoes or deep underground?

Here is a great interactive site that helps explain the rock cycle:

Book log-in information--

Go to the following website.

ShroutScience6

FMS2016

Lipscombscience6

FMS2016

If you need to email your science teacher please click on the link: Lucy Shrout or Angela Lipscomb.

## THIS WEEK IN SOCIAL STUDIES

Students took their chapter 11 test on Friday over the Origins of Judaism. You can check their most current scores in SIS K12 or have students login to TCI and show you their awesome!

This week we will be starting our India unit and be exploring the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism. We are also finishing up our Black History month unit by watching "The Watson's go to Birmingham". 6th grade students read this book in their ELA classes.

Monday - Graph our data from chapter 11 pre-test and post-test

India, Hinduism and Buddhism pre-test

Tuesday- Continue watching "The Watson's go to Birmingham"

Wednesday- Finish watching "The Watson's go to Birmingham"

Thursday- India Geography reading with questions

Friday- India post card project

Social Studies tutoring is provided Monday-Thursday until 4:15 for any student needing help on a project, or an assignment.

If you need to email your Social Studies teacher, please click on the link: Heather Yates, Jeremiah Hoskins

## This Week in ELA

We will be reading chapters 10 and 11 of The Watson's Go to Birmingham -- 1963. Vocabulary, summarizing, and character analysis are the focus this week as we read. We will work with reinforcing reading skills in guided reading using Newsela, and we will compose a character analysis in writing. Grammar this week will focus on complete sentences and transition words with punctuation.

Homework is reading 30 minutes per night or more recorded in the reading log, and any work not completed in class. For parents whose students use Google Classroom, you can check out your child's progress on assignments through the week by opening the classroom page. Thank you for all your support with improving reading through practice!

If you need to email your ELA Teacher, please click on the link: Nathan Tramel, Wendy Ford, Josh Howard, Jeremiah Hoskins