The 6th Grade Team
Ben Hymes, Math
Lisa Ferris, Language Arts
Marnita Lorenzen, Language Arts
Deanna White, Social Studies
Jennifer Nemet, Science
Clarissa Wylie, Intervention Specialist
A Peek at Our Week
Language Arts: Quarter three will be a mostly fiction quarter shared with AIR test prep. We will read "Black Star Bright Dawn." We will complete a learning survey followed by an activity that incorporates their learning style. We will also write an argumentative paper about the Iditarod. This paper will use nonfiction articles to support their side of the argument. There will be a FICTION book project due March 8th.
Math: We are finishing up Chapter 4 this week. There will be a test before Christmas break.
Science Week of 1/14
So far, students have learned that matter is made of atoms and molecules and go through phases. This week, students will learn that matter has volume and density. We will take a look at how to find density as well as how to find the density of regular and irregular shaped objects. Yes, there is MATH involved! *gasp*!! Students will observe that density is a ratio of mass to volume. They will perform simple division to solve equations. Additionally, we will find the volume of regular shaped objects which is multiplying the length x width x height. Finally, to find the volume of irregular shaped objects, students will learn to use the water displacement method. There will be a lot of practice problems and students will also be involved with hands-on investigations to practice these concepts.
Social Studies Week of 1/7/19 - 1/11/19
Welcome back! I hope everyone enjoyed their break. I have updated progress book and have notified the students of their missing assignments. They have until Friday, 1/11/19 to turn those assignments in to me. This week we are examining different type of sources (SS-Standard: Describes perspectives on a topic through historic and contemporary sources). We will also take a few days to begin testing students to see who will qualify for a chance to participate in our first Geography Bee here at CIS. Students will be taking the written Geography Bee Preliminary test on Wednesday. We will practice for the Geo Bee by running a mock Bee in class on Thursday. This will give students who do not do well on the written exam a chance to still qualify.
Students of the Month
September: Vincent Windows and Molly Goodrich
October: Logan Andrukat and Zoey Lutz
November: Rebecca Caples and Beckett Booth
December: Abby Steen and Gavin Lepley
January: Addison Good and Sam Petit