## Mrs. Jester's Math

In sixth grade Pre-AP Pre-Algebra, we will be starting our unit that deals with measures of central tendency.

"Hey diddle diddle, the median's in the middle; you add and divide for the mean. The mode is the one that appears the most and the range is the difference between."

In sixth grade math, we will be finishing our unit on ratios. We will also be converting measurements within the metric and customary systems. When changing from one unit to another, your student might find this phrase helpful.

"Horse to fly, multiply...Fly to horse divide of course."

Ask your student what this means! Your student should expect a test over this unit sometime next week.

## Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Turnbow's Math

Mrs. Turnbow and Mrs. Campbell will be starting the Data Analysis Unit. Mean, Median, Mode, Range, Data Displays, All sorts of fun!

## Mrs. Reynolds' Spanish

I hope you are hearing a few Spanish words at home these days! We will be practicing introductions and some essential questions and how to answer them. We will move on to subject pronouns and our first verb very soon.

## Ms. Jasper's Science

This week we will be starting Chapter 5, and beginning our Life Science unit. We will start working on notes and vocab for Lesson 1, and we will do a few activities.

Just a reminder for this week:

Chapter 4 Test will be Monday, January 30th!!!!

## Ms. Clark's Science

Ms. Clark's Science Class:
Jan 30 - Feb 3-

This week we begin Chapter 5 and this begins our entrance into Life Science, on which we will mostly focus for the remainder of the semester. Our first learning tasks and activities will be how to classify and sort living things in order to identify what they are. We will also begin our study of cells, which includes the parts and functions of a cell. Next up, the parts of the microscope and differentiating between plant and animal cells.

## Mr. Janzen and Mrs. Anderson's Social Studies

Social Studies classes will wrap up Canada this week and then begin an extended unit on Mexico. We will begin with vocabulary, map and notes next week.

## Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Frank's English

English will be starting our next essay. We will be writing an informative essay out of the Performance Assessment workbook. We are continuing to read Tuck Everlasting chapters 7-8.

## Mrs. Edwards' Literacy

In Literacy, the students will be going over the 5 parts of a story plot. They will also learn the different types of conflict. Towards the end of the week, I will put them in groups, and they will write their own shorts stories using the plot/conflict info learned this week.