6th Grade Wolverine News

February 28- March 3, 2017

Happening this week...

We are off to a strong start this grading period. We have 9 instructional weeks before STAAR testing and everyone is working hard to achieve their goals. Please remember to have Chromebooks charged before coming to school each day so we may use each to its fullest potential.


From the Makerspace:

A big thank you to the STEAM Makers for doing a great job representing STEAM at FabNow and at Open House this past week!


Check out the tutoring time below.

Math

Traci Justice

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-8:30


Camryn Whitfield

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Misty Gregg

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Science

Katy Irons

Tuesday 4:00-4:30 Thursday 4:00-4:30


Mindy Quisenberry

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & Thursday 8:00-8:30


Lindsey Wallace

Tuesday: 4:00-4:30 Thursday: 4:00-4:30


Humanities

Katie Moore

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Debbie Lindamood

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Electives

Alan Sypert- Band

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30


Taylor Beam- Art/CCS

Wednesday and Thursday 4:15-4:45


Sam Parker- CCS/AVID

Wednesday/Thursday 4:15-4:45


Suzi Woolsey- P.E.

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30am

College and Career Studies ~ Ms. Carroll, Mrs. Beam and Ms. Parker

  • Students will be in their last week of their Financial Literacy unit.

  • By next week, students will have completed several online units of study on finance and banking as well as a check register activity and a comic book strip demonstrating their knowledge.

  • In the coming weeks, students will begin reviewing for STAAR as well as working on Genius Hour projects of their choosing.

Pre-AP Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Monday we will have our Simple Machine Derby Contest. Students need to bring their vehicles they made and all plans/sketches they recorded as they were building it. Tuesday we will finish any vehicle races and do project reflections. We have really enjoyed the engineering design process in this project.

  • This week, we will begin our Earth and Natural Resources Unit.

  • Please make sure students bring pencils, paper, charged chromebooks, and headphones each day to class.


STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox

  • Monday we will have our Simple Machine Derby Contest. Students need to bring their vehicles they made and all plans/sketches they recorded as they were building it. Tuesday we will finish any vehicle races and do project reflections. We have really enjoyed the engineering design process in this project.

  • This week, we will begin our Earth and Natural Resources Unit.

  • Please make sure students bring pencils, paper, charged chromebooks, and headphones each day to class.


Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

  • We will be creating a weather forecast this week! Students will be working in pairs to create a weather forecast from an assigned weather map. Students will be creating a video for their forecast. If a student is absent from class for multiple days next week, they will have an alternate assignment without a partner to complete. Students are encouraged to be creative in their weather forecast!

  • Test Corrections for our last unit will be due by Friday. Test corrections will be counted for completing the review. Students must email me once they have completed the review so that I can grade their corrections.

  • Tutoring times are Tuesday/Thursday from 4:00-4:30. Students are encouraged to attend if they have questions about material. STEAM U/Academic Lab times should be utilized for completing assignments.

  • After Spring Break, we will be needing the following supplies: tubing, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, paper towel rolls, styrofoam balls/cups/plates, construction paper, etc. Please send them as you are able.

  • Tentative Schedule

    • Monday - 8.10C Oceans in Weather Systems Notes, Begin Weather Forecast Mini-Project

    • Tuesday - Continue Weather Forecast Mini-Project, Review

    • Wednesday - 8.10ABC Summative Quiz, Forecasts

    • Thursday - Forecasts due

    • Friday - 8.9ABC Test corrections due, Intro to Cell Theory

Pre-AP Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Ms. Gregg


    • We will be finishing our unit on Expressions, Equations, and Relationships on Wednesday.

      • Students will be identifying independent and dependent variables from tables and graphs, writing equations that represent the relationship between the variables from a table, and represent algebraic relationships in tables and graphs.

    • There will be a test on Friday over all of the information from Unit 4. Students will review in class on Thursday.

    • Angry Birds graphing assignment will be due on Friday.


  • STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice

    • We will be finishing our unit on Expressions, Equations, and Relationships on Wednesday.

      • Students will be identifying independent and dependent variables from tables and graphs, writing equations that represent the relationship between the variables from a table, and represent algebraic relationships in tables and graphs.

    • There will be a test on Friday over all of the information from Unit 4. Students will review in class on Thursday.

    • Angry Birds graphing assignment will be due on Friday.


    In Academic Lab this week, students will represent a given situation using verbal descriptions, tables, graphs, and equations. We will take a pre-assessment on Monday, complete fun and engaging learning activities Tuesday and Wednesday, and then take a post-assessment on Thursday. Please encourage your child to take this learning time seriously and to be prepared with their Chromebook and pencil each day.

    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

    • We will be finishing our unit on Equations and Inequalities.

    • There will be a summative assessment on Friday.

    • After this week we will be reviewing for the 8th grade STAAR test that will take place on Thursday, March 30.

    • 6th grade accelerated students only receive one attempt with this exam. If students would like additional support outside of class, they are more than welcome to come by during their STEAM-U times or during after school tutoring.

    Humanities ~ Mrs. Moore, Ms. Lindamood, and Mrs. Strother

    • End of Novel Test Monday. Quizlet reviews for each novel can be found on Google Classroom.
    • Students will complete Middle East Newspaper unit Wednesday.
    • Intervention this week will focus on summarizing skills.
    • Students will be working on end of novel projects which are due March 3.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam


    We just wrapped up a fun design challenge in Piskel! Ask your student to show you their amazing digital animation. This week, we will begin our Acrylic Unit. We will focus on basic techniques and blending first, then move into our “Pixel Paintings”. Students will review color theory, composition, and the design process while learning new skills with a new media.


    STEAM Art Show is Friday March 3rd! We can’t wait to show off all the hard work done by our Art students this year. The reception will take place from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the STEAM Cafeteria. Each student will have a piece displayed by Artome. These works will be framed, matted, and ready to hang in your home - if you wish to purchase, they will be $35 at the show and $45 after the show date. These make wonderful gifts and keepsakes. All proceeds will go to the STEAM Art Department to purchase supplies for our students.


    If you are interested in volunteering at the STEAM Show or donating cookies for refreshments, contact Mrs. Beam - taylor.beam@bisdmail.net

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    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert


    • Students have another practice video to complete this week. Please check Classroom for details.

    • Our iTZ form and fees are due this Wednesday March 1st

    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey


    Starting the “First Tee” golf program adopted by BISD for the next 2 weeks! Program mission includes:


    • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.

    • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

    • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.

    • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

    • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.