Super 6th Grade
16th Edition December 7-11
LPA'S HOLIDAY PROGRAM
6th graders are dancing.
*Students are asked to wear a ALL RED OR ALL GREEN SHIRT, BLACK PANTS, AND BLACK SNEAKERS.
*STUDENTS CAN WEAR A SANTA, ELF, OR REINDEER HAT OR HEADBAND (OPTIONAL)
- 6TH GRADERS WHO ARE NOT PERFORMING ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM.
Please review and read the attached letter.
6th Grade Finals
Tuesday, December 15th- Part 2
Ms. Phillip's Science Class
12-09-15 to 12-13-15
Hello wonderful LPA parents. As the semester comes to a close, we are gearing up for finals. Science will begin reviewing for finals this week. Students will review their understanding of the characteristics of minerals, how minerals are identified, classification of rocks, fossil evidence, plate tectonics, the density, temperature, and composition of layers of the Earth, the processes within the rock cycle, how plate boundaries move and their effects on Earth’s surface, humans effects on soil erosion, and how weathering, erosion, and deposition relate to each other. Students will review this with journal quizzes, web quests and other interactive classroom activities. Homework and study guide can be found on Edmodo.
Standards for week 12-07-15 to 12-11-15:
S6E5.a. Compare and contrast the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core including temperature, density, and composition.
S6E5.b. Investigate the contribution of minerals to rock composition.
S6E5.c. Classify rocks by their process of formation.
S6E5.d. Describe processes that change rocks and the surface of the earth.
S6E5.e. Recognize that lithospheric plates constantly move and cause major geological events on the earth’s surface.
S6E5.f. Explain the effects of physical processes (plate tectonics, erosion, deposition, volcanic eruption, gravity) on geological features including oceans (composition
S6E5.g. Describe how fossils show evidence of the changing surface and climate of the Earth.
S6E5.h. Describe soil as consisting of weathered rocks and decomposed organic material
S6E5.i Explain the effects of human activity on the erosion of the earth’s surface.
S6E5.j Describe methods for conserving natural resource such as water, soil, and air.
Mr. Adams' LA/Reading Class
· Starting next week, Mrs. Marsh (ELA 5th grade) and myself (6th grade ELA) will start a program called LPA Writing Buddies. This program was created as way to foster a love for writing amongst all students. We are piloting the program starting with 5th and 6th grade. If it is successful, the plan is to incorporate this with other grade levels.
Here is a brief overview:
Starting with 3rd and 4th grade, each student will be paired with a buddy in a neighboring grade. The student in the higher grade will be a mentor to the student in the lower grade. Teachers will match students by writing ability. (4th mentors 3rd; 6th mentors 5th; 8th mentors 7th). All students will be given a small writing task assessment as a way to measure their current writing level. Teachers will use the assessment scores from the writing samples to assign buddies. We will use the GA Writing Assessment Rubric for measurement.
Twice per week (Mondays and Fridays), the writing buddy pairs will meet for 30 min. sessions in the class of one of their participating teachers. During this session, teachers will give a 10 min. mini-lesson on writing concepts such as “How to Analyze Writing Prompts”, “Providing Supporting Details”, “How to Use Rubrics as Guides for Your Writing”, “4-Square Writing”, etc. The concept will be introduced on Mondays and followed up and extended on Fridays. At this time, students will present the results of their work with their buddies. Teachers will facilitate the program, but students will be in charge of their own learning.
1) Review the most current ELA lesson or any lesson that was presented during the week for at least 10 min. each night.
Review current week's Robust Vocabulary in preparation for vocabulary test each Friday.
*Quizlet link for Robust Vocabulary: https://quizlet.com/join/mDXpxZx6c
2) Pizza Hut “Book It” Program: (Daily Reading and Writing)
Read for a minimum of 30 min. each night and write a 3-5 sentence summary of what they read...weekends included.
3) Read Theory: (Daily Reading and Comprehension Exercises)
Students should read at least 3 passages per night and complete at least 3 tests based on those passages.
Next week (12/7/15)
· Writing Buddies
· Essay Revision
· Reading Comprehension (short answer and extended response)
o GA Milestone practice
ELAGSE6L3a.: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style (varying sentence patterns continues with added rigor throughout the standards).
Mr. Arnold's Social Studies Class
We will continue covering the following standard on Monday:
S6CG5 The student will explain the structure of modern European governments. a. Compare the parliamentary system of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), the federal system of the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany), and the federation of the Russian Federation (Russia), distinguishing the form of leadership and the role of the citizen in terms of voting and personal freedoms.
2. There will be a unit test covering the governmental systems of Europe on Friday, December 11, 2015. Students should begin reviewing their notes, as well as videos which have been posted on Edmodo.
3. The student Edmodo code is xxi2yb.
3. Donations for tissue and hand sanitizer are accepted.
4. Students are reminded to bring pencil, pens, paper and binder with dividers to class each day.
Mrs. Clark's Math Class
Infinite Campus: Please continue to monitor IC for weekly grade updates.
Homework: Please view the homework calendar for details.
PLEASE REVIEW THE HW WITH YOUR STUDENT NIGHTLY, AS I AM CONCERNED WITH THE QUALITY OF WORK BEING SUBMITTED. THANK YOU.
Syllabus: Please visit Edmodo. Click on the tab marked FOLDERS. Click on the Syllabus tab. Review the syllabus. Print the last page. Sign and Return. Thank you.
FOUNDATION MATH SKILLS: It is imperative that students have a strong understanding of the elementary math skills in order to be successful in 6th grade math. IXL is available for daily practice. The 6th grade math curriculum is rigorous and class time cannot be used for remediation of K-5 math concepts.
This week 12/7-11
Monday and Tuesday-
Students will strengthen their understanding of Evaluating Expressions, Translating Expressions.
Quiz on Tuesday 12/8
Please note: This is the last quiz of the semester.
Students will review in preparation for their final exam.
***Please encourage your student to review the Thanksgiving Packet, as those skills will be assessed on the Final Exam.