6C Newsletter 1/29/2016

6C

January 29, 2015

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis/Mrs. Rafferty A-13) It’s so nice to be back and see how well the students have been doing! We will continue with Europe during the next two weeks. There will be a map quiz early next week, students have received a study guide and a map for practice. After finishing Western Europe we will be moving on to Northern Europe, and then to Southern Europe. Students have also been assigned a travel brochure project.

Reading: (A-13) Students will continue reading Hoot.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students are finishing the story Through the Tunnel from the Greatbooks collection. In class, we will generate questions, work on new vocabulary, and have a student led discussion in which students answer a focus question with text evidence from the story. Students will also have a written assignment that requires them to think critically about the story. We will begin the novel Where the Red Fern Grows in the next two weeks. Students will learn about subject and object pronouns and when to use each in a sentence as well as how to identify the antecedent of a pronoun.

Reading: (A-15) Students continue to read Al Capone Does my Shirts on Lightsail.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) Over the next two weeks we will continue with Chapter 4, “Number Patterns and Fractions.”  Students will continue to learn about comparing and ordering fractions and mixed numbers and and there will be a quiz on 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6. If there is time we will start Fraction, Decimal and Percent conversions (4.7). Students will be doing several fun activities to help them with FDP. These include the Ice Cream Sundae project and “Shopping Day.”

Reading (A-14) Students are enjoying City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau on LightSail.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) The students were a great audience for Mr. Musselman’s earthquake presentation!  We learned a lot about plate tectonics and earthquakes.  This past week students had the opportunity to take a look at a seismograph and experience seismic waves.  We continue to study “earthquakes.”  The students are working on their seismic safe structure in collaborative teams.  They have been doing a great job designing and building their creations (an egg capsule as well).  We will test this in a simulator and demonstrate the three seismic waves.  

Reading: (D-103) The students have started a new series of “Disaster” books (mountain, air, sea, fire, and ecological) in Reading class.  They have been answering purpose questions, sharing the information with a content group.  

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