6C Newsletter 4/1/2016

6C 

April 1, 2016

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) Next week we will continue with our study of the Middle East region. We are looking at northern Africa (Morocco to Egypt) and south west Asia (Turkey to Afghanistan). This week we have focused on the scarcity of fresh water in the region, and the surplus of oil. We have also been reviewing locations in the region. We will continue with this topic next week, as well as looking at some individual countries.

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

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) We have finished the novel Where the Red Fern Grows, and today students had a test on the book. Next week we will begin our poetry unit. Students will write a poem highlighting their diversity; we will focus on speaker, mood, and figurative language. We will also start to prepare for the PARCC testing which will begin the week after April vacation.

Reading: (A-15) Students have finished the novel Al Capone Does My Shirts. We will begin a short nonfiction unit on disasters, and students will be able to choose their own topic.  The titles include: Mountain Disasters, Sea Disasters, Space Disasters, Ecological Disasters, and Earthquakes.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14)  Over the next two weeks students will continue in Chapter 7, “Equations, Inequalities and Functions.”  They will continue with translating variable expressions, the distributive property, combining like terms and using the inverse operation to solve simple one and two step variable equations.  There will be a quiz on these concepts.  After this, students will learn about inequalities and functions.

Reading (A-14) Students have almost finished reading City of Ember and will be watching the movie that is based on the story.  They really enjoyed the book!

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) We continue to study the topics of “Weathering and Erosion.”  Students will be able to identify the differences between chemical and mechanical weathering through observations and hands-on activities.  We will also learn about the five agents of erosion (water, wind, gravity, ice and glaciers).  Students continue to work on their “Earth Day” project.   They have been conducting research and creating their masterpiece in class!  We will also be researching how other countries around the world celebrate Earth Day.

Reading: (D-103) We continue to read A Long Walk To Water.  Students have been working on two column notes to better organize their thoughts about the story.  This includes descriptions and illustrations.

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