6B Newsletter 6/3/2016


June 3, 2016

LANGUAGE ARTS: (Mr. Conley A-2) Students have completed their final essay of the year – a five-paragraph persuasive essay on a topic they chose from among five choices. This week we have been preparing for next week’s 100-Word Paragraph Challenge – a summative assessment of all the grammar we have learned this year. Biography book reports are due on Monday.

Reading (A2) Many students have completed their differently-abled novels and have written about the lessons learned. We are reading short stories aloud with a focus on guided reading to improve comprehension.

MATH: (Mrs. Crowley A-3) Students have finished their Geometry Scavenger Hunt Presentations and they did a fantastic job! We are having a test (take home) that will be given on Monday and will due on Tuesday that will cover area and perimeter of a number of different shapes as well as volume and surface area of cubes and rectangular prisms. After that, we will spend a few days on circles and formulas relating to circles and then move on to probability.  

Reading (A3)Students are reading either And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie or A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

SOCIAL STUDIES: (Mrs. Sturtevant A-4) We are currently studying sub-Saharan Africa.  We start by identifying and locating some of the countries, and discussing how Africa is a mirror image in terms of climate.  Students will continue to work on countries and physical features, we will also do an activity about Africa’s history during the age of imperialism .

Reading (A4)We are finishing the novel and examining the ingenuity of the characters.

SCIENCE: (Mrs. Lynch D102)  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.

Reading (D102)  We are about halfway through with the novel The London Eye by Siobhan Dowd. In addition, students have been working with word roots in order to increase their vocabulary and comprehension skills.


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