6C Newsletter 11/25/2015



November 25, 2015

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13)  We have started a unit on South America.  Students have learned about the different countries in South America, their capitals, and their import/export.  Students will continue to study about South America and the different countries plus the foreign territories.  We will do a map quiz after the break.  

Reading: (A-13)  In reading students will continue to collect background information for the book, “A long walk to water,”  by Linda Sue Park.  They will start reading the book on Light Sail upon completion of the research.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students continue to work on their argument essays. Students have selected a topic, and we have discussed the use of evidence and its importance in supporting a claim. Students will continue to work on gathering evidence and writing their rough drafts in class. Students have received information regarding their quarter two book reports. All students should be reading their nonfiction books at home. They will be responsible for giving a short oral presentation to a small group in class. They will need to have a visual component, either a poster or slide-show, to accompany their oral report. These presentations will be given the week of December 21st. Information can be found on the team blog.

Reading: (A-15) Students continue to watch the movie Holes in class.  Students are comparing and contrasting the movie with the novel. After we finish the movie, students will be reading short nonfiction stories using LightSail.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) Happy Thanksgiving! After the break, students will continue in Chapter 3, “Data and Statistics,” They will be learning about the distribution of data, rate of change, venn diagrams and independent/dependent variables. There will be a large Chapter 3 Test. If there is time, we will start the Divisibility Rules to get us ready for Chapter 4.

Reading (A-14) Students will continue reading Among the Imposters as a class and they are also enjoying their book of choice on Light Sail.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103)  We just completed our study of global and local winds.  Following vacation the students will learn about Earth’s structure.  They will study the features of the crust, mantle, outer and inner core.  We will make models to help better understand the makeup of our planet.  This will lead to Alfred Wegener’s “Theory of Continental Drift.”  Students will look at evidence such as fossils, rocks and the shapes of coastlines to support this theory.  We will have class discussion and cooperative work in teams will also be an integral part of many lessons.  Wishing your families a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Reading: (D-103) We just started reading Among the Hidden written by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  This is a story about a boy named Luke who is in hiding.  The novel is about a controlled society and how Luke’s family copes with harsh realities.  This is a suspenseful book and has already stimulated great classroom discussion.

HEALTH (Ms. Eovine) Students will be Talking about anger.  They will learn what triggers their emotion of anger and cooling off techniques.  


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