6th Grade Tiger Newsletter

5/1/17-5/5/17

WORLDSTRIDES FLORIDA TRIP

If your student is interested in the WORLDSTRIDES trip to Florida in the summer of 2018, please contact Ms. Jasper for more information.


Please sign you students up!! They will have a wonderful time!!!



jennyjasper@edmondschools.net

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BrAziLiaN CaRnIvAl STEM Activity

The 6th grade teachers are currently planning a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activity for the entire 6th grade on May 17, 18 and 19. The theme of our activity is Carnival because the students are currently studying the South American culture in Geography class and we want to be able to incorporate things the students have learned from every class. We will have 3 fun filled and educational days where we create our very own Central Carnival.


Our STEM Activity is going to be an activity where student design a Carnival parade float and get it to move on its own using magnets...


For this activity we would like to start collecting some supplies. If you would like to donate any of these items we would be so appreciative!!


Please send your items by Friday, May 12.


Please have students bring these items to Ms. Jasper's room (116).

For Questions Contact:

Ms. Jasper

jenny.jasper@edmondschools.net


Items we need are:


magnetic tape

cardboard

cardboard tubes

scissors

tape

small round magnets

glue

small boxes ( cereal, shoe, jewelry etc.)

brightly colored tissue paper

Feathers

Glitter

Bags of Candy

Parent Volunteers

Styrofoam Plates

Tiger Teacher Topics of the Week

Mrs. Jester's Math

All of Mrs. Jester's students were given a missing assignment report for math on Monday, May 1st. As this school year draws to a close, it is important that you student stay current with their assignments.


This week in Pre-AP Pre-Algebra, Mrs. Jester's students will continue applying the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.


This week in 6th grade math, Mrs. Jester's students will complete their "Dream House" activity and begin their "Design a Zoo" project.

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Mrs. Turnbow's Math

Mrs. Turnbow's students will continue to review and prepare for 7th Grade.

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Ms. Jasper's Science

This week we will begin chapter 8 lessons 2 and 3. We will be discussing changing populations and communities.


Reminders:

Chapter 7 Test is Friday, May 5.

8.2 and 8.3 Quiz is Wednesday, May 10.

Chapter 8 and 9 Test is Tuesday, May 16.

Ms. Clark's Science


This week, we are learning about

1) Earth's different biomes, and

2) the order in which life returns to a region that has been scorched by fire, for example.


Our activity this week will be a virtual lab which will enhance our students' abilities in locating the correct biome given a set of clues.

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Mr. Janzen and Mrs. Anderson's Social Studies

Mr. Janzen and Mrs. Anderson's social studies classes are continuing our studies of South America. Mr. Janzen's classes will be completing a physical map of the region and Mrs. Anderson's classes will be researching the early civilizations of the Aztec, Maya and Inca for a group project. Both teams will continue to create flashcards for their Essential 100 Vocabulary Test scheduled for May 12th.

Mrs. Frank and Ms. Walter's English

Students are plunging into our last novel, Hatchet. This story is about Brian who is forced to survive after crashing in the Canadian forest.

Mrs. Edwards' Literacy

We are reading The Running Dream. We are working on skills such as: summarizing info., illustrating what we have read, identifying/discussing key quotes within the novel, and understanding the vocabulary used throughout.

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