Maple Park 6B Newsletter

January 23, 2015


Permission forms and money for our TEAM field trip to Coterie Theater on Tuesday March 3 were due Friday, January 23. If you still haven't turned it in, PLEASE have your student bring it as soon as possible!!! We have to pay for our tickets way in advance of our actual field trip date.

Students eligible for the 1st Semester Viking Voyage to Incred-a-Bowl MUST return their permission form and money by Monday, January 26. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this date.

Great Kindness Challenge is next week:

Kindness Matters! Show Your Support! Each day of The Great Kindness Challenge, wear something different to show your commitment to being kind!

Monday 1/26: Career, College, or Sports Day

Tuesday 1/27: Time Travel Day

Wednesday 1/28: Excessive Accessories Day

Thursday 1/29: Favorite Character Day

Friday 1/30: Color Block Day-dress in all one color

Social Studies--Mrs. Barron

In Social Studies we have started our journey to Ancient China. We will be exploring the Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers and many inventions of this amazing civilization. We will be using the iPads to research these different aspects of the Chinese culture to help further the students understanding of how the past influences us today.

Please check PowerSchool to see how your student is doing in all of their classes!!

English Language Arts--Mrs. Swisher

This week, we began the research process over the New Seven Wonders of the World. We have spent most of our time learning about the new MacBook Air computers and how to handle them in a respectful and responsible way. The kids are very excited to use them!!

Next week, we will continue working on our research projects. We will focus on learning how to access credible websites and using various student friendly databases.

Please remember to encourage your child to read for at least 15 minutes every night!! Thank you!!

Math--Mrs. Finger

Mrs. Finger

6B Math


Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

a. Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract y from 5” as 5 – y.

b. Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity. For example, describe the expression 2 (8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms.

c. Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s3 and A = 6 s2 to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.

Science--Ms. Peterson

We are delving into Matter and why it matters! We have learned that matter is anything that has mass and volume. We also learned what mass and volume are! As we learn about physical and chemical properties of matter we will be making a display on our wall with examples to help us remember how to identify and classify matter. Please be aware that mid-Quarter is fast approaching with mid-Quarter grades due February 6.