6th Grade Wolverine News

March 6-10, 2017

Happening this week...

We are off to a strong start this grading period. We have 8 instructional weeks before STAAR testing and everyone is working hard to achieve their goals. Please remember to have Chromebooks charged before coming to school each day so we may use each to its fullest potential.


From the Makerspace:

A big thank you to the STEAM Makers for doing a great job representing STEAM at FabNow and at Open House this past week!


Check out the tutoring time below.

Math

Traci Justice

Monday & Tuesday 8:00-8:30


Camryn Whitfield

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Misty Gregg

Tuesday & Thursday 4:00-4:30



Science

Katy Irons

Tuesday 4:00-4:30 Thursday 4:00-4:30


Mindy Quisenberry

Monday: 4:00-4:30 & Thursday 8:00-8:30


Lindsey Wallace

Tuesday: 4:00-4:30 Thursday: 4:00-4:30


Humanities

Katie Moore

Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Debbie Lindamood

Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-4:45


Kristin Strother


Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:15


Electives

Alan Sypert- Band

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30


Taylor Beam- Art/CCS

Wednesday and Thursday 4:15-4:45


Sam Parker- CCS/AVID

Wednesday/Thursday 4:15-4:45


Suzi Woolsey- P.E.

Tuesday and Thursday 8am-8:30am

College and Career Studies ~ Ms. Carroll, Mrs. Beam and Ms. Parker

  • This week students will be participating in activities involving earthquakes to prepare for our next unit over architectural design and earthquake resistant structures. Please consider donating the following supplies for one of our activities: spaghetti noodles and/or small marshmallows. We would be very appreciative of any amount!

Pre-AP Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox


  • This week will be learning about natural resources and assessing our knowledge from the week on Friday.

  • 6.7Ar esearch and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar resources

  • 6.7B design a logical plan to manage energy resources in the home, school or community

Please bring all supplies each day, including a charged Chromebook and headphones.

*Retake force, Motion and Energy test by Friday if your need to re-take for a failing grade.


STEAM Science ~ Ms. Quisenberry and Ms. Cox


  • This week will be learning about natural resources and assessing our knowledge from the week on Friday.

  • 6.7Ar esearch and debate the advantages and disadvantages of using coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear power, biomass, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and solar resources

  • 6.7B design a logical plan to manage energy resources in the home, school or community

Please bring all supplies each day, including a charged Chromebook and headphones.

*Retake force, Motion and Energy test by Friday if your need to re-take for a failing grade.


Accelerated Science ~ Mrs. Irons

This week we will learn about cells! Students will learn the difference between plant and animal cells, cell organelles, and how cells make up organisms.

  • Monday - Types of Cells

  • Tuesday - Animal Cells

  • Wednesday - Plant Cells

  • Thursday - Cell organelles, models

  • Friday - Part 1 Science Benchmark

We will be taking the first half of our science benchmark the Friday before Spring Break.

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

    • Please make sure your child is coming to class prepared each day with paper, pencil, and their charged Chromebook.

    • This week we will begin working on material from Unit 5 in our GoMath book. Students will begin the week by extending their previous knowledge of triangles and their properties to include the sum of angles of a triangle, the relationship between the lengths of sides and measures of angles in a triangle, and determining when three lengths form a triangle.

    • On Thursday and Friday, students will determine solutions for problems involving the area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles and volume of right rectangular prisms.

  • STEAM Math ~ Mrs. Justice

    • Please make sure your child is coming to class prepared each day with paper, pencil, and their charged Chromebook.

    • This week we will begin working on material from Unit 5 in our GoMath book. Students will begin the week by extending their previous knowledge of triangles and their properties to include the sum of angles of a triangle, the relationship between the lengths of sides and measures of angles in a triangle, and determining when three lengths form a triangle.

    • On Thursday and Friday, students will determine solutions for problems involving the area of rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and triangles and volume of right rectangular prisms.


    In Academic Lab this week, students will review the order of operations, exponents and prime factorization. We will have a pre-assessment on Monday, fun and engaging activities on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then take the post-assessment on Thursday. Please encourage your child to use this lab time wisely and reinforce to them that this time is help them prepare for the STAAR test and to make sure they master the 6th grade material before moving to 7th grade.

    Accelerated Math ~ Mrs. Fisher

    • This week we will be reviewing for the STAAR test.

    • The first and only administration will be Thursday, March 30.

    • Please take advantage of STEAM-U/Academic Lab times, as well as after school tutoring, as needed for review.


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

    • Middle East Monday. Quizlet reviews for each novel can be found on Google Classroom.
    • Students will begin their study of African Geography with a webquest.
    • Intervention this week will focus on context clues.

    Art ~ Mrs. Beam

    Art 1 will be working through our acrylic unit this week. We will be creating our sketches and process pieces for our "Pixel Paintings".


    Thank you to everyone who attended the STEAM Art Show!

    Beginning Band ~ Mr. Sypert

    • Twice a week videos are continuing. Please make sure your students are practicing on their instruments every night as we continue to prepare for our upcoming performances.

    P.E. ~ Coach Woolsey

    Continuing the “First Tee” golf program adopted by BISD for the next 2 weeks! Program mission includes:


    • Create a safe introduction to golf for today’s students and teachers.

    • Ensure that golf education meets the same national standards developed by the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

    • Help students build character and confidence through the positive personal and social values associated with the game.

    • Show students that golf can be a great part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

    • Make the positive values of golf a part of the classroom and students’ everyday lives.

    • Skills include: Putting, Chipping, Pitching, etc.