6th Grade News
September 25, 2015
- September 25th - Field trip money was due today. Please turn in by Monday.
- September 29th - School Individual Pictures
- October 5-9 - Celebrate Me Week
- October 5th - Spirit Night at Papa Murphy's
- October 7th - National Walk to School Day
- October 8th - Reading with the Eagles
- October 9th - Field Trip to Group Dynamix. Wear sneakers, 6th grade t-shirt and longer shorts or pants and bring a sack lunch.
- October 12th - No school
English Language Arts with Mrs. Franks
Focus on Writing!
We are beginning the second half of Unit 1 which includes how to write Expository essays. There are many short reading passages in Springboard to support how to inform and explain in this type of writing. We are also working with comma rules and figurative language.
Reading logs will be due at the end of this grading period. Students will be graded on the number of books they have read in the first grading period. 350 pages are considered 1 book ,but reading 2 to 3 books would be required to receive a 100. It is an easy " 100" if the books are recorded. This assignment cannot be completed in a short amount of time. Students should be reading at least 30 minutes a night and keeping track on the reading log.
Math with Mrs. Johnson
Our next unit is fraction operations and will last for at least three weeks. They will need to be able to convert between fractions and decimals fluently. I will have them memorize the most common fractions. They will need to compare fractions and order them. I will teach them 2 methods for finding the prime factorization of a number. They will also learn how to multiply and divide fractions.
They will get the last vocabulary card on Tuesday which means vocabulary cards will be due on October 1st with a test on Wednesday, October 7th. I will return vocabulary cards on the 2nd so they can study. The test is matching with additional questions applying the vocabulary. For example, they might have to create an example of an inequality.
Order of Operations
Hmmm.....when there is subtraction and addition, which one should I do first?
Exponents are new this year to order of operations.
They are underlining each step and practicing many problems to help with accuracy.
Science with Mrs. Hintze
The focus of this next unit which we began this week involves recognizing that elements of the Periodic Table are classified as metals, nonmetals, and metalloids based on their physical properties.
Students have also been shown how to log in to their online textbook and been given their user names and passwords. This information is also on my Norton webpage.
Elements and Compounds
Students demonstrated their understanding of the difference between elements and compounds by making models using Mike and Ike's candy!
Constructing a deeper understanding of atoms, elements, and compounds using Lego's!
Graphic organizer allowing students a greater understanding of the difference between matter vs non-matter.
Elements and Compounds
Following completion of mastering the geography of Latin America; we will take an interactive Mexico City bus tour. In this activity, students take a "bus tour" of Mexico City, which will involve listening to an online tour guide and viewing images and video depicting four aspects of life in Mexico City-history, culture, neighborhoods, and environment.
Where is it?
Mapping the geography of Latin America.
Latitude and longitude
Locating countries and physical features using coordinates.
They will have to memorize location of countries and physical features of Latin America for a test, Wednesday, September 30th.