6C Newsletter


November 3, 2017

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Ms. Ellis A-13) Next week we will continue with our introduction to South America. Students will be familiar with major physical features of the continent as well as country locations. We will also explore various climate types found there. Students will have a quiz on locating the countries of South America on Monday, November 6. After completing the introductory portion of South America, students will begin examining Brazil. There will be a focus on note taking.

READING: ( A-13) Students are nearing the end The Dead Man Story. This week we had the pleasure of having a visit from the author, Mr. Conley! Students were curious and enthusiastic during the meeting and asked great questions.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Sullivan A-15) Students will have a quiz on the two fairy tales we have read: “Dragon, Dragon” and “The Enchanted Raisin” on Monday, November 6th. Students will be expected to know the eight vocabulary words that we focused on from the stories as well as the elements of a fairy tale. We are learning about compound subjects, compound predicates, and compound sentences.  Students will go to the MSMS library to look for a book for their quarter two book project. All students must select a nonfiction book that is not an autobiography or biography. Students will ultimately be presenting the material they learned from their book to a small group in December. More information regarding the project will be distributed as we get closer to the date. Students are encouraged to select a topic that is interesting to them. The selection at MSMS is not large, so students should take advantage of the Burlington Public Library. Students must have their book approved by me no later than Monday, November 13th.

READING: (A-15) Students will begin reading the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. This is a book about two eleven year olds in Sudan who endure great hardships. This wonderful story is based on true events.

MATH: (Mrs. MacCurtain A-14)  Students will continue in Chapter 2 “Fractions and Decimals” with a quiz on all decimal operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing) on Tuesday, November 7th.  After the quiz we will start Chapter 3, “Algebraic Expressions and Properties.” In section 3.1 they will learn the parts of an algebraic expression (variables, coefficients, constant terms) and how to evaluate simple variable expressions. In section 3.2 they will learn how to write simple variable expressions to represent unknown quantities.  There will be a quiz on 3.1 and 3.2.

READING: (A14) Students will continue to read Among the Hidden. They are enjoying the book!

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Richardson D-103) Next week the students will have a quiz on Wednesday global and local winds.  We have reviewed in class and a study guide has been given.  At home, students can review on www.cram.com.  The password is richardsonmsms.  Click on “Heat and Winds.”  There is a flashcard feature and games to play as well.  We will continue our study of “Weather and Climate.”  Students will explore air masses and fronts.  We will talk about the four major types of air masses and how it influences the weather in North America.  

READING: (D103) We had a nice visit with Marty Conley, the author of The Dead Man Story.  He entertained us with great stories and answered many questions from the students!  

HEALTH: (Ms. Eovine) Students will be starting the harmful substance unit.  They will be learning about drug categories and the effects on the body.  The focus will be on tobacco, smokeless tobacco and smoking tobacco products.  



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