6C Newsletter 3/4/2016

6C

March 4, 2015

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) We have just finished our unit on Europe and are ready to move on to studying Russia. We will begin with Russia’s land and climate, and discuss how both have influenced its economy and population distribution. We will also briefly discuss parts of Russia’s history, including different government types that it has had.

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

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) We continue to read the novel Where the Red Fern Grows. Students will have a chapter one through ten test once we finish reading these chapters. We will also be discussing the character traits of Billy Coleman, the main character in the story, and will be writing a character analysis essay. We will focus on using text evidence and direct quotations from the novel to support our thesis statements. We will begin to discuss adverbs and how to properly use them in our sentences.

Reading: (A-15) Students continue to read Al Capone Does My Shirts. They continue to collect new vocabulary words and work on reading comprehension.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14) Over the next two weeks, students will complete fraction operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) and there will be a quiz on these concepts.  Students will then start Chapter 6 with integers and coordinate graphing. Students have also started the Stock Market Project. Each student is on a “team” that chose a company to “invest” money in. They will be tracking their stock for almost two months. The project will conclude at the end of April.

Reading (A-14) Students are still enjoying City of Ember. They continue to work on vocabulary and comprehension.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) Students have been studying Chapter 6, “Volcanoes.”  They have been learning about the three types of volcanoes (shield, composite, cinder cone) and what makes an eruption quiet or violent.  Students engaged in a rock lab, observing igneous rocks. A test on Chapters 5 & 6 will be given next Friday.  We will move forward with studying sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Reading: (D-103) We continue to read A Long Walk To Water.  Students continue to collect new vocabulary words.  We will be discussing what skills and traits Salva and Nya need in order to survive.

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