6A Newsletter 6/3/2016

June 3, 2016


SOCIAL STUDIES: (Mr. Leslie A-17) We are now studying Africa and will do so up until the last week. Students have been learning about the geography of the continent and labeled a large map containing Africa’s countries and major physical features. When learning about Africa, we will focus on the geography, with students learning about the major physical features and climate zones.  We will also discuss how these factors have hindered development of the continent.  In seventh and eighth grade students will learn more about the great civilizations of Africa so this year we will cover more modern history, with an emphasis on European colonization and the resulting independence movements. We couldn’t have a quiz this week due to the field trips so next Tuesday there will be a quiz on East Asia.

Reading: (A-17) We are almost finished with Among the Hidden and continue to focus on vocabulary building and reading comprehension.  Students will work on an in-class project to conclude the unit when we are done reading the novel. They have also just finished their I-Ready testing with the reading specialist, Mrs. Gover.

MATH: (Mr. Fryman  A-18) Recently we completed Chapter 11 covering Pythagorean Theorem, area of triangles, trapezoids and circles, as well as circumference of a circle. It was a tough unit but students did very well with all the new information. For the end of the year, a Final Project using Explain Everything will be assigned and completed this upcoming week. Students will be responsible for creating a presentation that will teach students one of the topics we’ve previously covered this year. Other small exploratory lessons will help wrap up the end of the year.

Reading: (A-18) We finished Year of Impossible Goodbyes last week. While it was not the most uplifting book, the novel included interesting themes and allowed our class to have discussions with deeper meanings than previous books. Students are now focusing on independent reading.

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mrs. Hewitt  A-19)We will correct the Nouns Packet next week. the How-To Project is due on Mon., June 6. Please look on Google Classroom to see the rubric and guidelines. Students should have already completed the paragraph part. At home they should create a visual (iMovie, poster, Kahoot, etc)…then they present to the class, and bring in any needed materials. A key element is to be loud and clear when delivering information, as well as to hook the audience. After the presentations we will read the play version of Willy Wonka.

Reading: (A-19) We continue our independent reading unit on foods, as well as lessons on idioms.

Science: (Mrs. Shea  D-101) This past week we have been at the Christa McAuliffe center at Framingham State.  Students have had a great week at the field trips participating in a simulated mission to Mars.  They learned to work together as a team and  communicate effectively in order to have a successful mission.  Next week we will continue our lessons on the earth-moon-sun system as we review moon phases, tides, eclipses, and seasons. Be sure to check the 6A google classroom page for pictures of our mission.

Reading: (D-101): This week our students have been working on completing their I-Ready reading assessments with our reading specialist, Kerrin Gover.



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