6C Newsletter 2/12/2016

6C

February 12, 2015

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) Students have turned in their European travel brochures and I am so impressed with their hard work and creativity! When we return from vacation we will continue learning about Europe. We will wrap up Southern Europe and take a look at changes that have occurred in Eastern Europe. Next up, Russia!

Reading: (A-13) Students will continue to read Hoot on LightSail.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students have started to read the novel, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. We will be focusing on vocabulary, comprehension, and question generating while reading the novel. Students will also be learning how to write good summaries and locate main ideas in their reading. After vacation, students will learn about adverbs and adjectives and how to use them properly in their writing.

Reading: (A-15) Students continue to read the novel Al Capone Does My Shirts on LightSail. In class, we continue to focus on vocabulary and comprehension. Students have also been working on writing responses to literature using text evidence to support their answer.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) After vacation we will continue with Fractions/Decimals/Percents and there will be a quiz on these concepts.  Students will also be completing the Ice Cream Sundae project over vacation and this will be worth a quiz grade. Once we complete FDP, students will be learning fraction operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) and there will be a quiz on all of the fraction operations.

Reading (A-14) Students are enjoying City of Ember on Lightsail!

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) We tested our earthquake houses and it was a success! The students had lots of fun building their structures and demonstrating the seismic waves.  Although, sadly some eggs did not survive!  Nice job with team collaboration.  The next unit is Unit 6, “Volcanoes.”  Students will learn how volcanoes form and the Earth’s moving plates.  We will look at models of shield, cinder cone and composite volcanoes.  Students will be able to identify the characteristics for each.  Terms such as basaltic and granitic magma will be introduced.  Have a restful vacation!!

Reading: (D-103) We are starting a new novel, A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park.  

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