6th Grade Weekly Note

Dear 6th Grade Families,

Throughout the week students have spent the bulk of their time and energy working on their dioramas for our museum next Wednesday and Thursday. Students revised the written descriptions of their country and their dioramas. This process will continue next week to be ready for the museum. 

In math we started our next unit of study, which is graphing. Students have been working on placing ordered pairs in all four quadrants on the coordinate plane. This will lead into working with linear equations through an inquiry study using the website Desmos. 

Students have wrapped up their Fever unit in both LA and theme, both culminating in projects this week. Students have completed a writing assignment where they needed to include quotations to defend their idea about a theme in the novel. In theme, students researched a topic past and present. Sixth graders looked at illness, populations, clothing, and many others. 

Announcements:

Mark your calendars for our Museum of 6th Grade Countries on Wednesday, December 14, 10:15-11:15 a.m. You are invited to visit the sixth grade space for an exhibit of dioramas created by your children. We hope you can attend and celebrate what will be an enormous accomplishment for all of our students! Also, if you are able, please bring a small snack to share with the group. 

Also, the entire sixth grade will perform at the Winter Concert next Wednesday morning. They will perform "Nkosi Sikeleli." Everyone will either be singing or drumming. Students are asked to wear red, black, or white. We hope to see you at the concert before our learning celebration. If you cannot attend, our class will sing this song again at their Rite of Passage ceremony in June.

Questions to ask your child:

  • What quadrant do the following ordered pairs belong? (-5, 3), (-2, -10), (14, 3) (7, -9)
  • What is the difference between an atom and molecule?
  • What quote did you use to defend your point in your writing assignments?
  • Who did you partner with for your theme Fever project? What did you research?

Enjoy your weekend,

The 6th Grade Team