6C Newsletter 3/18/2016

6C 

March 18, 2016

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) We have finished our study of Russia and next week we will begin looking at countries in the Middle East. We will begin with an introduction and overview of country locations and physical features. In this unit we will discuss the impact that climate and resources have had on settlement patterns and economic development.

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

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students are writing their character analysis essays for Where the Red Fern Grows. Students are focusing on three of Billy Colman’s character traits and are using text evidence and direct quotations from the novel to support their thesis statements. Final drafts of these essays will be due next week. We continue to read the novel and focus on plot development and theme.

Reading: (A-15) Students are finishing the novel, Al Capone Does My Shirts. In class, we are discussing diversity and where we see diversity in the novel. Students are working in small groups to complete a project highlighting the different kinds of diversity found in the novel. These areas include: character, theme, setting, and vocabulary.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) Students will continue with integers (comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting) and coordinate graphing in Chapter 6 and there will be a quiz on these concepts. They will also move to Chapter 7 with variables, variable expressions and simplifying expressions.  They also continue to work on their Stock Market Project in class.

Reading (A-14)  Students continue to read City of Ember. When we finish reading the book, students will watch the movie based on the book.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) We will be studying sedimentary and metamorphic rocks next week.  Students have a good background knowledge of igneous rocks from when we studied volcanoes.  Students will be comparing how each type of rock forms, We will be incorporating the process of the rock cycle in our discussions and observations of rocks.  These topics will lead us to the unit on “weathering and erosion.” An Earth Day project will be assigned in a couple of weeks.  Look ahead for guidelines about this fun project!

Reading: (D-103) We continue to read, A Long Walk To Water.  Mrs. Gover has been in our class working on lessons that integrate diversity and aligning it to our novel.

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