The Mr. Ellis Newsletter
What's Going On in Mr. E's Class and Around CEMS
Week of November 17th - November 21st
Thursday November 20th will be an Open House. Spend a day in the life of a 6th grader! See what your child studies in each of the core classes. This is not a time for teacher/parent conference but you can schedule one for a later time. Book Fair will also be open.
Book Fair starts this Monday. Students will preview on Monday during their social studies class. The Fair will last all week. The library will be open from 5:00 - 7:30 on Open House night (Nov. 20th) for Book Fair.
Wednesday, November 26th will be an Early Release Day.
Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th will be Thanksgiving Break.
CEMS Home Games
The Fall Season has ended. Basketball Games will begin in December.
We have finally got to the point in 6th grade math where students will be allowed to use a calculator. We use the TI-30XIIS in our classroom. I have only a class set so your child will not be able to bring one home for homework purposes. They can use a basic pocket calculator or cell phone calculator to do homework. You have the option to buy one of these calculators for your child which they will use for both 6th and 7th grade. These calculators usually run around $10-$12 at Walmart. If you have any questions, then feel free to email me anytime.
Math Topics for this Week
Vocabulary Words for Week of November 17th and November 24th
ratio - a comparison of 2 or more numbers
proportion - an equation showing two ratios are equal
equivalent ratios - equal ratios
unit rate - a rate that uses the number 1
rate - a ratio comparing two numbers with different units
proportional reasoning - being able to use the concept of proportions when analyzing and solving a mathematical situation
percent - part of 100
equivalent fractions - equal fractions
cross products - the products of diagonal numbers in a proportion
Students will get the words on Wednesday. They will have 2 weeks to study the words because of Thanksgiving break. The vocabulary quiz will be on December 3rd.
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