6A Newsletter

6A

June 1, 2018 

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Mrs. Eagar A-17) We are having a great time traveling through the regions of Asia. Students are working on a Realistic Map of East Asia project using Google Images, Explain Everything and information learned in class.  The World Geography final exam is scheduled for June 13, 2018. A study guide will be available soon.

Reading: (A-17) We are still working on our Literature Circle groups. It is so great listening to the students “talk” about their books!  

MATH: (Mr. Fryman A-18) Students have been working hard on their Geometry Scavenger Hunt Projects and will complete them on Monday. As we start to wind down the year, we will be exploring some more interesting topics as well as introducing some material students will be seeing next year in 7th grade. There will be a final project that will be completed in class, which students will receive more details on in the coming weeks. Also, all grades are consistently updated on Aspen, so please check to see how your child is doing through the Aspen Parent Portal.

Reading: (A-18) We finished The River last week and our class had a great discussion about thoughts and reactions to the end of the books. Students are currently taking the iReady tests with our reading specialist. Up next: Disaster Books! This is a short unit where students work in small groups to read passages, become experts on the information, and share what they know with other groups.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Hewitt  A-19) Please look in Aspen for your student’s rubric score on the Book Explore posters. We also reflected in paragraphs afterwards on how to improve our “poster game.” This includes adding 3D effects, more color, having straight, neatly cut edges, and a visually appealing layout. Presentation skills were also important for this project, using eye contact, getting excited about your topic, and trying to interact and involve the audience. Currently we are working on Prepositions; you may hear your child singing the “Prepositions Song.”

Reading: (A-19) Students took the iReady test. Wait to see the results. Students should take this seriously to see how they do on a “cold read” without any teacher help with comprehension.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Shea  D-101) We are continuing our unit on soil this week with some great hands-on activities and experiments.  Students brought soil samples from home and we used our soil sieves to separate the soils into their different components.  We will now use this soil as the basis for our homemade soil vs. natural soil lab experiment. Student lab groups will be growing grass in plastic bottles to “test” their soil mixture.

Reading: (D-101) Students are working through iReady testing this week with the assistance of our reading specialist.

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