6th Grade Newsletter
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Communication Arts (Juzwik, Rosado, Vanden Berg)
Students are wrapping up the Survival Unit this next week. We have explored the genre’s characteristics through literature and discussion. The simulation of survival scenarios led to creative writing opportunities for students. Our next reading and writing unit will explore the topic of Civil Rights and the genre of Historical Fiction. As readers, students will choose a historical fiction book to explore the genre’s characteristics, as well as analyze the way historical events are intertwined within a fictional story. Students will research an event from the Civil Right’s Movement to create a newsletter exploring the intricacies of the era. Word Study and grammar will continue to be presented throughout the units.
Science (Skipper, Hermsen)
In science class, we recently finished our unit on plate tectonics. In the unit, we focused on Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift, and Seafloor Spreading and gained an understanding of how theories such as these change over time. We also spent three blocks on our human growth and development lessons. Students did a great job handling the material and asking appropriate questions. We are now starting our Earth in Space unit. This hands on unit will focus on the relationship between the Earth, moon, and sun. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore other topics in astronomy.
Math (Timm, Steinike, Blank)
We have begun our unit on expressions and equations. Chapter 3 is a good reference tool. We are learning how to write expressions from real world problems and then solving them when the variable changes.Advanced Math: We are continuing our use of ratios when solving percent problems. We will be learning about computing tax, interest, rates of change and so much more.
Social Studies (Klotz, Skipper)
Upcoming Field Trip
The entire 6th grade will be taking a field trip on March 31. We are going to see the play Mockingbird, at First Stage Theater in Milwaukee.