6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of November 16th-20th

College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

Students this week will continue working on the geodesic domes, completing them by Tuesday. We will then begin to work on our city building challenge to continue our study of architecture!


Thank you to all who have donated supplies! We will still be in need of masking tape, shoe boxes, toothpicks and Popsicle sticks as we continue our research and construction of buildings.

Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Goulding and Ms. Mondon

I am so proud of how well everyone did with the layers of the Earth! In our new unit we will identify the major plate tectonics, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American. We will also describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and mountain building. And we will be able to predict and describe how different types of catastrophic events impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. The test will be in about three weeks so please read future newsletters for that date. While we are working our way through this unit they can take their 10 minutes a night of notes in a structure we will set up Monday together using Unit 7 Lessons 2-5 in the 6th grade online text.

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

We will continue our study on proportionality this week. Our main focus for the week will be on using ratios and rates to make comparisons and predictions. By the end of the week students should be able to represent mathematical and real-world problems involving ratios and rates using scale factors, tables, graphs, and proportions.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

This week we will wrap up unit 3. Student's will quiz over system of equations on Tuesday. We will review for the unit 3 test on Wednesday and students will have Thursday and Friday for their test. Students will use their new calculator skills on the quiz and test.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

We will begin our new unit this week. We will identify the major plate tectonics, including Eurasian, African, Indo-Australian, Pacific, North American, and South American. We will also describe how plate tectonics causes major geological events such as ocean basins, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and mountain building. And we will be able to predict and describe how different types of catastrophic events impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. This information is from Unit 7 lessons 2-5 in the 6th grade textbook. The test will be in about three weeks, so please read future newsletters for that date. Science SSEP Night is at BHS (6:30pm-8:00pm.) Student should dress nice, (no shorts or jeans with holes, runner/snags in them.) All 6th grade students should make an effort to attend. It would be best if student involved in with a presenting group would arrive by 6:00pm.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

We will continue our study on proportionality this week. Our main focus for the week will be on using ratios and rates to make comparisons and predictions. By the end of the week students should be able to represent mathematical and real-world problems involving ratios and rates using scale factors, tables, graphs, and proportions.

Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

In World Cultures this week, we will be exploring South America. After a study of South America’s geography, we will spend some time in the rain forest. In ELA we will be reading nonfiction and fiction texts set in South America while studying point of view, compare and contrast, and interpretation of nonfiction texts.

Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

Recycled sculptures will be finished this week. The creativity and problem solving has been awesome to watch! We will also be doing an activity on the science of thankfulness.

Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

Everyone did a wonderful job on their recycled art masks! This week we are working on a positive/negative space cut and paste project. We will be studying Henri Matisse for inspiration.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

Practice, Practice, Practice! Information about the winter concerts went out this week. Please check your email and google classroom. The performances will be here before you know it. Please make sure your students are spending some time at home each day going over their music, to help ensure a successful first performance.

PE ~ Coach Woolsey

This week students will time their “1 Mile” run and discuss how “gratitude” can have a positive effect on “wellness.” Students will also review what they have learned about “personal hygiene.”

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