6th Grade Wolverine Weekly

Week of November 30th - December 4th

Important News

  • Mrs. Morgan would like to invite all students who are in good academic standing to come to the Makerspace at STEAM! We have some new items to try out including Google Cardboard, Sphero, LittleBits, Snap Circuits, and more!


  • The Hour of Code is coming! Our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.


  • Our Hour of Code is a statement that STEAM Middle School is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event awesome!

  • SAVE THE DATE!: On Wednesday, December 9th, we will host our first annual Hour of Code and Club Showcase night. Bring the family for an evening filled with fun coding activities and check out all of the great clubs we have at STEAM!
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College & Career ~ Ms. Parker, Mrs. Dickerson, and Mr. Thames

We are entering our last week of our unit on Architecture and Civil Engineering. We will be working on constructing a structure that can withstand an earthquake or high winds. Students will be working in groups to complete the project and explore the engineering design process. Thank you all for providing newspapers for our domes last week! The students did an amazing job, learned a ton about the power of architecture and had a lot of fun hands on experience.

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

As we continue on 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. 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. Our vocabulary for this week will be: deformation, volcano, magma, lava, vent, hot spot. Students will be working on questions for their board game project (being done in class only) as we learn about each new piece. I can’t wait to see what kind of fun games we will get to play!!

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice

We will begin station rotations over rational numbers. Students will take notes to be kept for their final review. (Feel free to bring a spiral or composition notebook, for easy organization.) During stations, students will complete an interactive note page, examples of real world application, focus practice on paper and on computer. On Friday, students will have a test over rational numbers.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Baird

We will begin focusing on functions. What is a function? How do we solve functions? We will be using stations and various other materials during the week. Make sure to bring your composition books to class each day. We will be adding information, daily. On Friday, students will have a quiz over functions.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Cornell

We will continue on 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. Our vocabulary for this week will be: deformation, volcano, magma, lava, vent, hot spot.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mrs. Baird

We will begin station rotations over rational numbers. Students will take notes to be kept for their final review. (Feel free to bring a spiral or composition notebook, for easy organization.) During stations, students will complete an interactive note page, examples of real world application, focus practice on paper and on computer. On Friday, students will have a test over rational numbers.

Humanities ~ Ms. Curtis and Mrs. Lindamood

There will be a test Wednesday/Thursday for ELA covering these standards:

  • summarizing the main ideas and details of text
  • comparing and contrasting historical and cultural settings
  • stylistic elements

Students need to study their close reading strategies and use them on the test.

In World Cultures, we will continue our study of South America as we move south to Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, and the rain forest.


  • We will be splitting our google calendars beginning this week so that there will be no confusion about assignments. Please merge your calendars to Curtis ELA and Lindamood World Cultures.

Art ~ Mrs. Bishop

On Monday, students will present their artist statements and their sculptures. Then we will begin research and sketching for our next project. Hopefully it will be clay, if not, the alternative plan is to learn some techniques with watercolor and colored pencil as we explore some art, math and science connections.

Art ~ Mrs. Dickerson

We are finally starting the project everyone has been waiting for… Clay! This week we will be learning about the tools we will use, different techniques, and how to create balance and proportion with clay. We will also be sketching ideas for our project.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

This is concert/rehearsal week for our beginners!


  • Hughes rehearsals are after school on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday with their concert this Friday. All at the Hughes MS Campus.

  • Kerr rehearsals are after school Wednesday and Friday with their concert on December 8th. All at the Kerr MS Campus.

PE ~ Coach Woolsey

Don’t forget students need to have warm clothes to wear over/under their PE uniform! We will be outside most of the time so be prepared! Also, this week students need to bring in 1 food label cut from something you have at home!

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