6th Grade Weekly Note

Dear 6th Grade Families,

We started off our short week at the Wissahickon, where students examined various "mini biomes" and compared the similarities and differences between the areas. Sixth graders used soil augers to look beneath the surface and identify soil horizons.

In math, we are reaching the end of our fraction unit. Students used a visual representation to make meaning of dividing fractions. We also reviewed the standard algorithm for adding and subtracting fractions. The unit will culminate on Monday with a quiz. We are looking forward to having a normal week so we can get back to our regular schedule!

Camping Trip Reminder: The 6th grade is going on an overnight camping trip. We will depart from TPS next Wednesday, October 19, and we will return by the end of the school day on Thursday, October 20. Please review the items on the packing list. If you have any questions about the trip or what your child should pack, please email us. You do not need to buy anything for this trip. If there is anything that you do not have, just let us know and we will provide it for you. Students will bring their camping bags to school on Wednesday. They do NOT need to bring their normal school backpack and binder on this trip.

Questions to ask your 6th grader:

  • What other "cycles" did your peers create for the Wheel Of Life project?
  • What is your "new truth" about Africa?
  • What are some ideas for how to study for the math quiz? (They are listed on Edmodo.)
  • Why can you not add fractions if they do not have the same denominator?

Have a wonderful weekend!

The 6th Grade Team