6C Newsletter 4/15/2016

6C        

 April 15, 2016

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) Following vacation we will be looking at the 8 traits of culture, and how different parts of the world express these various traits. We will also continue with our Middle East unit. We will spend some time evaluating the development of countries in relation to factors such as literacy rate, exports and physical features.

Reading: (A-13)When we return from spring break we will watch Hoot the movie, and compare this version of the story to the novel. Our next book will be The Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) ELA PARCC testing is scheduled for April 26-28th.  Students will be working on a poetry book in class. These books will contain the various poems we work on both inside and outside of the classroom. Students will use Book Creator on their iPads to create their books. Students will also learn about prepositions and conjunctions and how to properly use them in their writing. Have a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

Reading: (A-15) After vacation, students will begin the novel, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Students will read the novel on LightSail, and we will focus on vocabulary, comprehension, and story elements.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14)  After vacation we will be spending time making sure we are prepared for the Math PARCC, which will take place on May 3, 4, and 5th. In terms of the math book, we are finishing up with Chapter 7. We will be starting Chapter 8, which deals with ratios and proportions, and unit rates. We also will start on Chapter 10 and begin the Geometry portion of the curriculum. Please make sure that the students complete the review questions that will come home for homework assignments.

Reading (A-14 ) Students have finished reading City of Ember and they enjoyed the movie.  Students have started graphic novels and will continue reading these after vacation. As always, we will continue to work on comprehension and vocabulary.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103)Students should be continuing to work on their Earth Day project.  It is due on Monday, May 2nd.  We will be finishing up “soil erosion” and collecting samples of soil, to view the components of each.  We will be studying more in depth, “erosional forces.”  The students will be making collages in order to display these topics in the real world.  
Reading: (D-103) We have been focusing on text evidence and vocabulary.

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