The 6 Green Times
What are we doing in our classes?
What 's going on in science?- Ms. Ryen
Students have completed their first Learning Menu on the Scientific Method. The menu consisted of three sections: Imperatives, Negotiables and Options. Some of the activities included a coin lab which asked students to theorize how many drops of water a penny and nickel could hold. They also answered questions posted around the classroom and hallway. Once they finished answering these questions they used a QR Code reader and scanned the bar codes to check their answers. Another activity they worked on was creating a comic strip explaining the steps in the scientific method.
Students will now apply all their new learned knowledge in a Lollipop lab answering the question How many licks until I get to the center of a Tootsie lollipop?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6rHeD5x2tI
What's going on in Core 21? -Mr. Guizzo
What's going on in Language Arts?-Mrs. Olivieri
In language arts, students have been learning how to actively close read a text and to generate questions and ideas that lead to a deeper understanding of the story. We recently used the Socratic Seminar format for a shared inquiry discussion of the short story, “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. Students supported their ideas with evidence from the text and were often required to revise their ideas and evidence as they listened and responded to other group members. We will use this format throughout the year as we explore texts together.
Two of the most common writing problems for sixth graders are run ons and sentence fragments. Therefore, students have been learning about three different types of sentence structures. This will be an ongoing focus area in language arts for writing automatically improves when students can correct these errors and vary sentence patterns in their writing.Since the beginning of the school year, all sixth grade teachers required that students have an independent reading book. At the end of this month, students in my classes will give a book presentation for one of the books they have finished reading. The requirements for this presentation are posted in Classroom.