6B Newsletter 5/20/2016

6B

May 20, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mr. Conley A-2)We have begun writing a five-paragraph persuasive essay. Students have chosen a topic from five choices: Should Burlington pay students to get good grades? Should students be able to bring their iPads home? Should schools stop giving homework? Should the cafeteria serve junk food? Should violent video game be banned? Pre-writing activities include: understanding the difference between reasons and examples, facts vs opinions, introducing persuasive words, using transitions, and using a graphic organizer to collect and organize essay content.

Reading: (A-2) We are nearing the end of our differently-abled novels and will then move on to short stories. Students will be completing their second round of iReady testing next week.

MATH: (Mrs. Crowley A-3)  Over the next couple of weeks, we will be going back into Chapter 10 in the textbook because we only covered it minimally before the PARCC test. Students will be creating a Geometry Scavenger Hunt on Explain Everything where they define 15 terms and include a picture example of the term that they found somewhere in the school. After that we will be reviewing nets of 3-D shapes and even creating shapes by folding the nets back into a shape. In addition, we will review surface area, volume, and circle formulas.

Reading: (A-3) Students are now reading either And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie or A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. Students will also be doing Round 2 of the iReady testing next week.

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Mrs. Sturtevant A-4) We have moved on from East Asia to South Asia, and will finish with Southeast Asia and a test. From there, we shall move on to our penultimate unit of Africa, where our focus will be on the effects of European colonization.  At this point, students should have a decent grasp of the various regions of Asia and how they differ culturally, economically and physically.  Weekly map quizzes continue to be given each week-some students are almost around the world!

Reading: (A-4) We are nearly done with our novel and have enjoyed it!  Students have been working on citing text evidence to prove a point, whether answering a question or describing a character in terms of personality or attributes versus physical characteristics.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Lynch D102)  This week we modeled the geological time line . We learned about the eras, epoch,eons and periods that make up the history of our earth. There will be a take home quiz on Google classroom for this weekend. Students should use corrected homeworks and their notes to help them on this quiz. Next week we will begin our study on the earth,moon,and sun. Students will  learn about the phases of the moon, eclipses and seasons. Please make sure that your field trip permission slips and money are returned ASAP.

Reading (D102)  Students are still reading the London Eye Mystery and doing comprehension work on this book. I- ready testing will take place on the last week of May.

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