6th Grade Wolverine News

September 5-8, 2017

Happening this week...

Remember Monday, September 4 is Labor Day Holiday. Enjoy your day off! We will continue our work as learners and thinkers at STEAM.

Remember to bring your charged Chromebook each day. Those who waiting for Chromebook repairs to be will be provided adequate hard copies if a loner device is not available.

Grades are on Skyward and should be checked often. If students are not sure how to do this, please see any teacher for help. Also, check for tutorial schedules if any difficulties are experienced in class.

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Pre-AP Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez and Ms. Marek

This week we are kicking off our work in NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Over the next few weeks, students will design experiments to test the effect of microgravity on different systems. Student experiments have the chance to be selected and flown on the International Space Station! As we dig into our work here, please remind your students to bring headphones to class every day if possible. We often use digital media in class.

STEAM Science ~ Mrs. Sanchez, Ms. Marek and Ms. Hernandez

This week we are kicking off our work in NASA’s Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Over the next few weeks, students will design experiments to test the effect of microgravity on different systems. Student experiments have the chance to be selected and flown on the International Space Station! As we dig into our work here, please remind your students to bring headphones to class every day if possible. We often use digital media in class.

Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

We will be beginning our first STEAM Learning Framework (SLF) unit this week! We will be studying ecosystem interactions and focusing on relationships in food webs, competition for resources, and effects of short- and long-term environmental changes. Students will participate in DIYs (individual/group assignments), workshops (short lectures), and lab activities to extend their knowledge of these concepts.

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


This week we will continue our unit over rational numbers, We’re Melting! Students will be tasked with making their own ice cream on Monday, September 11th, based on their knowledge of rational numbers. Students will specifically be working on multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.


There is a vocabulary test on Friday, September 8th. The students have learned the vocabulary words in class and will also have access to the vocabulary study guide through Google Classroom.

STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice and Mr. Maddox

This week we will continue our unit over rational numbers, We’re Melting! Students will be tasked with making their own ice cream on Monday, September 11th, based on their knowledge of rational numbers. Students will specifically be working on multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.


There is a vocabulary test on Friday, September 8th. The students have learned the vocabulary words in class and will also have access to the vocabulary study guide through Google Classroom.

Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Morgan


This week we will continue our unit over rational numbers, We Scream for Ice Cream. Students will be tasked with making their own ice cream on Tuesday, September 12th, based on their knowledge of rational numbers. Students will also test over Unit 1 on Friday, September 15th.

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

Our first test on the Continents, Oceans, and the Five Themes of Geography will be Tuesday, September 4. We will then research topics related to government systems, population, and culture. We will also continue to analyze literary nonfiction texts using the close reading method.

Global Business and Professional Communication ~ Ms. Tedford and Ms. Owen

This week we will be discussing the importance of effective communication in national incidents, specifically Hurricane Harvey. We will be analyzing the news surrounding the hurricane from different perspectives. Students will be writing letters to schools in Houston who have been impacted by the hurricane, which will be due this week.

Art ~ Mrs. Beam

This week we will be learning the process of writing an artist statement. We will also begin our first full unit focusing on The Elements of Art.


If you have not purchased an art kit, we are selling them until September 8th. These kits have the required supplies and are used daily. They are $30 - please send cash or check. If you do not plan to purchase an art kit, please purchase a 9 inch x 12 inch sketchbook as soon as possible.

Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

This week we will be learning how to assemble and maintain our instruments. We will also be making our first sounds this week! Prepare for your students to start practicing at home. Just remember… it will get better!!!

P.E. ~ Coach Dunson


Uniforms: Bulk order will be placed this week. I am double checking students for correct sizing before submitting our order. We should receive in hopefully 2-3 weeks.


We will begin our volleyball unit on Tuesday. Be ready for various skills and drills throughout the week prior to our competition games!