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Next week is February Vacation, here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of March 2nd:

Religion - work to explain that throughout human history God has reached out to help his people, and that God promised salvation through his Son, Jesus Christ.

Math - We are finishing up our chapter on percents.  We will have a quiz on lessons 4.3 and 4.4 and Wednesday.

Social Studies -  We will be researching early Industrial Revolution inventions such as the cotton gin, the Lowell Mill System, and John Deere's steel plow.

Science - Unit 12.2 How Do We Observe Objects in Space

Virtual Lab

Unit 12.3 What are Stars and Galaxies? TEST March 6th

Objectives:

  • Explain that stars are very large and appear small in the sky because they are so far away
  • Explain what galaxies are and how they are classified
  • Describe the solar system’s place in the Milky Way galaxy.

Vocabulary:

  • Astronomy
  • Star
  • Universe
  • Galaxy

 Biography Fair - Time lines and time capsules are due Friday, March 6.

Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of February 17th:
Religion - With the snow day we will have to push finishing the chapter on the Holy Spirit, help and guide this week.
Math - We will compare and order fractions, decimals, and percents.  We will also find a percent of a quantity and solve percent problems.
Social Studies - We will look at the early Industrial Revolution in the United States and how it affected the way of life.  We will also start researching some of the early Industrial Revolution inventions, such as the cotton gin, the Lowell Mill System, and the Deere Plow.
Science - 6 th Grade Science Fusion Test CanceledFeb. 17-21
This week the students will be completing their Planet Report. The
Planet Art is to be done at home and due in School for Feb. 19 th .
Other reminders:* Please make sure your child has returned the library book they borrowed for our last book report.  * They should have had their president or first lady biography approved and should begin working on the book report.* There will be no school on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.* February Vacation will be the week of February 24.* Reminder that permission slips for our trip to the planetarium are due the 20.*  The science test has been cancelled.
Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of February 10th :
Religion - We will finish our chapter on the Holy Spirit, helper and guide.
Math - We will be reviewing Lessons 4.1 and 4.2 and will have a quiz on Wednesday.
Social Studies - We will begin to discuss how the Industrial Revolution affected life in the United States.  We will look at the effect of the cotton gin on the Southern economy and the growth of factories.
Science - Ms. Kate will be coming in again on Tuesday and we will be transplanting our basil in to a large garden.
6 th Grade Science Fusion Test Feb. 13 th Date Change
Feb. 10-14
Unit 12 Lesson 1 What Objects Are Part of the Solar System?
Objectives:
 Identify the major components of the solar system
 Describe the major characteristics of the planets in our solar system
 Compare and contrast inner and outer planets
 Describe some of the smaller objects that orbit the sun, such as
asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Vocabulary
 Solar system
 Planets
 Comet
 Dwarf planet
 Asteroids

Other Reminders:* The directions for the next book report and the directions for the Biography Share Fair have been handed out to students.  Please ask your child about these and help them choose either a president or first lady.  I have attached copies of the direction sheets to this newsletter.* Valentine's Day is on Friday.  Students may bring in valentines to share.  They need to make sure they have one to share with every member of the class at snack time.* Winterfest and our last day of skiing have been moved to Friday the 14th.*  Starting this week, we will now have Gym class on Wednesdays and Fridays instead of Thursdays and Fridays.* There will be no school on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents Day.
Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of February 3rd:
Religion - We will learn that the Holy Spirit helps us live as Jesus' disciples and to continue the mission of Jesus.
Math - We will learn to write percents as decimals and decimals as percents.
Social Studies - We will have an assessment on chapter 14 on Tuesday.  This will cover early westward expansion, including the Louisiana Purchase, The Lewis and Clark Expedition, The War of 1812, and the Indian Removal Act.
Science - Unit 12 Lesson 1 What Objects Are Part of the Solar System?Objectives:
 Identify the major components of the solar system
 Describe the major characteristics of the planets in our solar system
 Compare and contrast inner and outer planets
 Describe some of the smaller objects that orbit the sun, such as
asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and dwarf planets
Vocabulary
 Solar system
 Planets
 Comet
 Dwarf planet
 Asteroids

Other reminders:* Book reports are due on Friday.  * Winter Fest is on Friday, permission slips went home today.

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of January 27th:
Math - We are beginning our chapter on percents,  This week we will explore how to write percents as fractions and fractions as percents.
Religion - We will be finishing our chapter on Jesus Christ, the Good News.
American History - We will finish writing our stories from the perspective of either a Native American or a soldier during the Trail of Tears.  We have completed our chapter on westward expansion.  We will review the chapter have an open book test next Tuesday.
Writing - The fifth and sixth graders started brainstorming about meeting a celebrity and what the day would be like.  We will begin to expand upon the brainstorming to turn it into a narrative.

Science -

6th Grade Science Fusion UNIT 11 TEST JAN. 28

Jan 27-31

Unit 12 Lesson 1 What Objects Are Part of the Solar System?

Objectives:

  • Identify the major components of the solar system

  • Describe the major characteristics of the planets in our solar system

  • Compare and contrast inner and outer planets

  • Describe some of the smaller objects that orbit the sun, such as asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and dwarf planets

Vocabulary

  • Solar system

  • Planets

  • Comet

  • Dwarf planet

  • Asteroids

Other Reminders:

* Next week is National Cathholic Schools Week.  An email went out with the various activities that are going on during the week.  We are still raising money for New Horizons.  On Monday students should bring in dime donations, Tuesday quarters, and Wednesday dollars.  With the money raised grades 3 - 5 will go shopping for needed items.  On Friday, grades 6 - 8 will deliver the items to New Horizons and help in the food pantry.  A permission slip for this trip went out yesterday, please make sure you child returns it.  I am in need of a couple of drivers if anyone is available.  Also, on Friday students that donate a new pair of pajamas can wear pajamas.  Sixth graders should be in uniform when they come to school and will be able to change into pajamas when we return from the trip.
* The fourth week of the ski program is on Friday.
*  The fifth and sixth graders are going on a field trip to the planetarium in Concord on March 11.  We will be there most of the day, so please do not sign up for hot lunch that day.  More information will be coming out soon.
* Our school Spelling Bee will be Wednesday at 5:30 on the cafeteria.
*  The School Choice concert will be on Thursday, students who are participating should plan to arrive at 4:00.
Have a great week!

Hope you were all able to stay warm today!  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of January 20th:

Religion:  We will look at the Good News that God sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, to save us and to show us how to live.

Math:  We have come to the end of the chapter and will have a test on Friday.  The test covers ratios, rates and unit rates.

Social Studies:  We will continue to explore the Trail of Tears by writing a story from the perspective of either a Native American or a soldier.

Science: UNIT 11 TEST JAN. 27

Jan 20-24

11.4 What are Some Ocean Ecosystems? Test Jan. 21nd

Objectives

  • Recognize different ocean ecosystems
  • Understand how the environment affects ocean ecosystems

Vocab

  • Intertidal zone
  • Coral reef
  • Plankton

Other Reminders:

* No School on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

* School Choice assembly January 30, we will be performing at 5:10.

Have a great week!

We have ended our first full week back after vacation!  Here's what is happening in sixth grade the week of January 13th:
Religion; We will be finishing the chapter we started last week about God, our loving father.
Math - We are finishing our chapter on ratios and rates.  We will have a quiz on Wednesday on Lessons 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.
Language Arts - We will begin our next round of literacy groups on Monday.
Social Studies - We will be taking a closer look at The Trail of Tears.  During this exploration we will write a story from the perspective of either a Native American forced to travel on The Trail of Tears or an American soldiers forcing the Native Americans on this journey.
Science - Jan 13-17
11.2 How Does Oceans Water Move? Test is Jan 14 th
11.3 Virtual lab
11.4 What are Some Ocean Ecosystems? Test Jan. 21 st
Objectives
 Recognize different ocean ecosystems
 Understand how the environment affects ocean ecosystems
Vocab
 Intertidal zone
 Coral reef
 Plankton
Other Reminders:* Third week of skiing will be on Friday.* No school on Monday January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Have a great week!

 

Hello Sixth Grade Parents:

Just a couple of reminders:
Dismissal will be at 11:30 tomorrow,  lunch will not be served.
We will return from break on Thursday, January 2.
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

This Christmas let hope warm your heart, love warm your family, and the Holy Spirit warm all mankind. May the harmony of Christmas stay in your heart all year round and may the Lord send his blessings. May God bless you and let this Christmas season bring comfort and joy to you and your family.
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Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of December 16th:
Religion - We are continuing to practice for our Christmas Pageant, which will be on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:00.
Math - This week we will be using our math skills to solve a CSI case to discover who stole Santa's sleigh.
Science - 11.1 What are the Oceans Like?
Objectives:
 Recognize how water differs in different parts of the ocean
 Describe what the ocean’s floor looks like
Vocabulary:
 Salinity
 Water pressure
 Continental shelf
 Continental slope
 Abyssal plain

Other Reminders
* The Christmas Pageant will be on Wednesday the 18th at 6:00, students should plan to arrive by 5:30 to get into costume.
* Please make sure your child has returned Mrs. Reynolds I Survived book from our book report, we will assign the next book report after vacation.
* Dismissal will be at 11:30 on Friday the 20th.
Have a great week!

 

 

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of December 9th:

Religion - We will be rehearsing for our Christmas Pageant.  The students have all received their roles in the play and should be working on memorizing their lines.

Math - Our math quiz on Lessons 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 will be on Monday.

Science - 11.1 What are the Oceans Like?

Objectives:

  • Recognize how water differs in different parts of the ocean
  • Describe what the ocean’s floor looks like

Vocabulary:

  • Salinity
  • Water pressure
  • Continental shelf
  • Continental slope
  • Abyssal plain

Language Arts. - Book Report packets on "I Survived" books are due on Friday

Grammar - Possessive pronouns and adjectives pp. 348-349
Ex 1: (1-7), Ex 2: (1-8), Ex 3: (1-5) Practice Power
Writing: Christmas Roll-A-Story

Other Reminders:

* Tonight is Polar Express Night, doors open at 5:30, the movie will begin promptly at 6:00

*  Our Christmas Pageant will be Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00, students should plan to arrive by 5:30.

* Please have your child return their signed report card if they have not already done so.

* We will be collecting Toys for Tots donations until December 13.

Have a great week!

 

We have a short week, but many things going on.
Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of November 25:
Religion - We will discuss what it truly means to be thankful.
Math and Science - The fifth and sixth grades will team up for a STEM activity.  I know we are always telling the students to not flip their water bottles, but this week we will be encouraging them to flip those bottles!  We will be experimenting with flipping different shape and size plastic bottles to see how the size and/or shape of the bottle affects the ability to successfully flip it.  I am sure this is an experiment the students will love!
Grammar - Sixth Grade:Object Pronouns
*pp. 346-347 Ex 1 (1-5), Ex2 (1-9), Ex 3 (1-4) Practice Power
Other reminders:* Please make sure to sign and return your child's report  card, I enjoyed meeting with all of you!
* Many students have not been returning books they have borrowed from me or the library for book reports, if you could have your child check at home for any books that belong to me or the school library and have them return it I would greatly appreciate it.
* Our Thanksgiving Prayer Service will be on Tuesday at 1:00 in the gym, all are welcome to attend.
*There will be no school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday in celebration of Thanksgiving.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is what is happening in the sixth grade the week of November 18th:
Religion - We will be finishing our chapter on the Blessed Trinity.
Math - In math we will be continuing to explore ratios.  We will look at using tape diagrams and ratio tables to write and interpret ratios.
Social Studies - We will be reading and discussing the presidency of Andrew Jackson.  In geography we will be looking at how the ancient Greeks explained the reason for the seasons, which  will be the beginning of a unit on looking at how the Earth's position gives us the different seasons.
Science -   10.2 What was Ancient Earth Like?
Objectives:
 Relate what fossils tell us about Earth’s History
 Describe what an index fossil is
 Understand how fossils can be used to learn about ancient
ecosystems

Language Arts - The students were given an "I Survived" book for their next book report.  They were also given a packet to complete that will be the book report for this month.  The packets are due December 13.

Grammar -   *Agreement of Pronouns and Antecedents pp 340-341 Ex:1 (1-5),

Ex:2 (1-5), Ex: 3 (1-5) Practice Power--

Other Reminders :
* Our Friday Family Meeting today kicked off our Toys for Tots Drive.  We will be accepting new toys to be donated to area children in need.
* Mrs. Reynolds and I will be finishing conferences this week.  Please remember to sign and return your child's report card.
Have a great  week!

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the Craft Fair, Grandfriends Day and our Veterans Day tribute.  Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of November 11:

Religion - We did not study from the book this week, instead we made Veterans Day cards during religion.  That being said the focus this week will again be to explain that the Blessed Trinity is the mystery of the loving relationship of One God in Three Divine Persons.

Math - We will begin a new chapter.  This week we will be learning about how to write and interpret ratios.

Social Studies - We have been exploring who different groups viewed The War of 1812.  We will continue this week and at the end of  the week we will make Venn diagrams comparing the groups.

Language Arts - The students will start new literacy groups this week. This will be groups based on choice.  The students will hear their choices and learn their new group on Tuesday.

Grammar -*Personal Pronouns pp. 338-339 Ex:1 (1-5), Ex:2 (1-8) Practice Power

Science -   The students will be working in teams to create a Sale Brochure on coal and why their coal is the best one to use.  They will be researching the different grades of coal.  At the end the students will be presenting the brochure.

Other Reminders:

* There will be no school on Monday in honor of Veterans Day

* Picture retake day is on Tuesday, please have your child dress in dress uniform if they are having their picture taken for retakes.

* Parent Teacher Conferences start on Thursday and finish next Wednesday.  Please sign-up using Mrs. Reynolds sign-up genius link if you have not already done so.  Report Cards will be handed out during conferences.

* Mystery book reports and alternate endings are due on Friday.

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of November 4:

Religion - This week we will work to explore how the Blessed Trinity is the mystery of the loving relationship of the One God in Three Divine Persons.

Math - We have come to the end of chapter 2 and will be having a chapter test on Wednesday.  I have encouraged the students to use the two quizzes from this chapter as a study guide for the chapter test.

Social Studies - We will explore the different perspectives of the War of 1812.  We will look at the war from the perspective of Great Britain, the United States, the Native Americans, and the British colonies in Canada.

Language Arts - Students will be finishing the current novels they have been reading in literacy.

Science - 10.1 What are Fossils?   TEST Nov 8th

 

Objectives:

  • Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed
  • Recognize different types of fossils

Vocabulary:

  • Fossil
  • Cast
  • Mold
  • Fossil fuels

Other Reminders:

* Craft Fair on Saturday from 9 - 2.

* Intramural basketball starts on Wednesday for those interested.

* Drama Club on Monday.

* Science Club on Tuesday this week.

* No school next Monday the 11th in honor of Veterans' Day.

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 28:
Religion - The students in grades 5 - 8 have been researching saints.  They will be presenting their research on Friday, some during morning chapel and others during Friday Family Meeting.  Their completed research will need to be handed in on Wednesday so some will need to work on them at home.
Math - We are coming to the end of our chapter on multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.  There will be a quiz on sections 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7  on Wednesday.  There will be a chapter test on all of chapter 2 next Wednesday, November 6.
Social Studies - The students had fun this week writing descriptive paragraph of animals seen by Lewis and Clark.  They then had to give their paragraph to a classmate to draw the animal based on the paragraph.  They then compared their drawing to an actual picture of the animal.  This week we will be reading about The War of 1812.
Science -

9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified? Test Wednesday Oct 30

Objectives:

  • Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks

  • Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks

  • Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.

Vocabulary:

  • Rock

  • Igneous rock

  • Metamorphic rock

  • Sedimentary rock

10.1 What are Fossils?

Objectives:

  • Understand how fossils and fossil fuels are formed

  • Recognize different types of fossils

Vocabulary:

  • Fossil

  • Cast

  • Mold

  • Fossil fuels

Other reminders:
* Our craft fair is this Saturday We are in need of cake donations for our cake walk. Cakes may be baked or store bought and need to be brought to school on Friday.
Have a great week!

 

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 21:

Religion - The students in grades 5 - 8 will be preparing for All Saints Day on November 1.  They will each choose a saint to research.  Along with their research they will need to create an illustration of their saint using a human outline.

Math - We will continue to work on dividing decimals.  There will be a quiz on Lessons 2.3 - 2.7 next Wednesday, the 30.

Social Studies - We will explore the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The students will take a closer look at some of the animals Lewis and Clark observed during their expedition.  In geography will continue to locate cities using latitude and longitude coordinates.

Science - 9.3 How Can Rocks Be Classified?

Objectives:

  • Recognize that the Earth’s surface is made up of rocks
  • Recognize the physical characteristics of rocks
  • Identify the types of rocks and explain how they are formed.

Vocabulary:

  • Rock
  • Igneous rock
  • Metamorphic rock
  • Sedimentary rock

Language Arts - (Grammar-Monday& Writing-Friday)

5th & 6th Writing : Students will go back
and correct first draft again, ask a
peer to check it and type the final
paper and hand it in by Oct. 28
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6th Grade:
* Chapter 2: Personal Pronouns
pp. 338-339 HMWK: Exercise 1
(1-5), Exercise 2 (1-8), Practice
Power- Due on Oct. 25

Other reminders:

* We will be having a book character parade during Friday Family Meeting.  Details came out with this week's whole school newsletter.

*  We will once again have a Cake Walk for the Craft Fair.  I know some students will be having their own tables, but we still need helpers for our school/class table.  We are also looking for donations of either store bought or home baked cakes.  The cakes should be brought to school on Friday, November 1.  A Sign-Up Genius for Mrs. Reynolds went out last week.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 14th:
Math - We will be working on multiplying decimals and reviewing division.
Religion - We will learn that God reveals his truth to us through Scripture and Tradition and that Scripture and Tradition can guide us in knowing how to live.
Social Studies - We will continue our study of latitude and longitude.  In American History we will further explore the Lewis and Clark expedition.  The students learned about Christopher Columbus this week.  They worked on answering questions using an except from Columbus's diary, they also worked on writing a paragraph giving reasons why they think Columbus is either a hero or a villain.  Some class time was given and the students have been instructed to finish anything they did not finish in class for homework due Wednesday.
Language Arts - The students were giving their second book report assignment today.  They are to choose a mystery book.  The book must be brought in to me by Friday for approval.  Please make sure your child has returned the book they borrowed from me for the last book report.     6th Grade:
*Assessment on Friday, October 18
Chapter on Nouns: Language
Voyage textbook can be used to
review and study Chapter 1:
Singular & Plural Nouns, Possessive
Nouns, Nouns as subject and
subject complements
Science - Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals? Quiz Wednesday Oct 16
Objectives
 Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
 Identify the physical properties of minerals
 Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties
Students will be getting a project sheet on minerals today Oct. 11 th
with the directions for the project. It is due Wednesday, October 23 rd .
Lesson 9.2 What are Properties of Minerals?
It is a digital lesson.
Other reminders:* No school on Monday in observance of Columbus Day.* Our annual craft fair is coming up on November 2.
Have a great week!

 

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of October 7:

Math - We will be studying dividing mixed numbers.  We will have a quiz on lessons 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 on Friday.

Social Studies - In geography we will continue with latitude and longitude.  In American History we will look at how Thomas Jefferson expanded the US westward.  We will also take a look at how Christopher Columbus can be viewed as both a hero and a villain.

Religion - We will be finishing chapter 1 in our religion book.  The chapter focused on how God makes himself known to us.

Science - Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle

Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?

Objectives

  • Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
  • Identify the physical properties of minerals
  • Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties

Other reminders:

* Daniel Boone picture books are due on Monday.

* Book reports are due on Friday.  The directions were handed out but can also be found on our class website.

* No school on Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.

Have a great week!

 

Good Afternoon,

The students did a great job with the dramatization of the life of Catherine McAuley this afternoon during our Mercy Day celebration!

Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 30:

Social Studies  - We will explore the reasons why Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase as well as learn about the Lewis and Clark expedition.  In geography we will continue to review lines of latitude and longitude.  Completed Daniel Boone picture books will be due no later than Monday, October 7.

Math - We will find products involving fractions and mixed numbers and compute quotients of fractions and solve problems involving division of fractions.

Religion - We will learn that God created us to know him and reveals who he is and that, Jesus Christ is the fullness of God's Revelation.

Science - Lesson 8.4 How do Plates Move is a digital lesson.

Thursday, October 3rd will be a Unit 8 Test.  This is an open book but the students should still be studying.

 Unit 9 is the Rock Cycle

Lesson 9.1 What are Minerals?

Objectives

  • Explain what minerals are and how they are formed
  • Identify the physical properties of minerals
  • Sort minerals into groups based on their physical properties

Other Reminders:

* Picture Day is Monday, September 30, remember to wear dress uniforms and bring in picture order forms.

* Audition for "Alice in Wonderland" will be Monday, September 30 from 2:30 - 4:00.

* No school on Friday, October 4 for a teacher workshop day.

* Book reports are due Friday, October 11.

Have a great week!

Good Afternoon Sixth Grade Parents,

We have made it through our first full week of school! Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 16:

Religion:  We will start preparing for our Mercy Day celebration which will be on Friday, September 27 at 1:45.  We will be preparing to present the history of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy.

Math: We have been studying exponents, order of operations and prime factorization.  This week we will be finishing chapter 1 with greatest common factors and least common multiples.  One thing I forgot to put on the supply list was a graph paper notebook for math.  The books last year were consumable so I forgot to add it for this year,  so if your child could bring in a graph paper notebook I would appreciate it.

Science: 6th Grade Science Fusion

Sept 3-13 Quiz on Friday September 13th

The students started to learn how to write a lab report.  The students started the Science book.  Unit 8 Lesson 1 How Do Weathering and Erosion Shape the Earth’s Surface?

Objectives:

  • Explain what is weathering and how does it change rock
  • Explain how erosion and deposition change the Earth’s surface
  • Describe how landforms can change over time]\contrast physical weathering and erosion

Social Studies: We have been studying early Westward Expansion.  We will continue that study with a further look at Daniel Boone.

Literacy: We have begun literacy groups.  These groups will focus on reading, grammar and writing.  The students have chosen their first book report book and were given the instructions today.  The book report is due October 11.

Other Reminders:

*  Band with Mr. Jenkins meets on Tuesdays, make sure your child returns a permission slip if they want to participate.

*  Running Club will start on Wednesday after school.  Again, please make sure your child has returned a permission slip to participate.

Have a great week!

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,
I hope everyone had a great summer.  I am looking forward to a wonderful school year with my sixth graders!  Although my homeroom grade level has changed my classroom has not, so students will still report to the same classroom on the first day of school.  We are excited to have 7th and 8th graders joining us on the third floor this year!
Mrs. Reynolds has moved upstairs to the Science Lab and will be teaching 5th grade homeroom as well as science for the upper grades.  The 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be with me in the mornings for homeroom/religion.  I will be teaching Social Studies to the upper grades.  Your students will have me for math.  We will be continuing with Literacy Blocks this year with the 3 - 6 grades.
I am looking forward to another school year with your children!  The first day of school will be the Tuesday after Labor Day, September 3 and it will be a full day with dismissal at 2:30.
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Homework for the week of 3/2/202o
Math: fiinish pgs. 192 and 193, sections on lessons 4.3 and 4.4
lessons 4.3 and 4.4 quiz on 3/4/2020                                                                                                                                biography time line and time capsule due 3/6/2020

Biogrpahy Fair Tuesday, April 21, 20202

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February Book Report

Due Date:  Friday, March 6, 2020

During this school year, our book reports have focused on several different types of literature.  This month we will be focusing on biographies.  You must first pick a biography of an historical figure, only one student per historical figure, so first come first serve.  You must bring this book in for approval no later than Friday, February 14, 2020.  Choose wisely, this will be the first step in your end of the year project.

 

Time line

 

This report will include a time line as your written report. The time line must include at least ten important events in your person’s life.  You must also make your time line decorative and eye catching, include pictures of your person, etc.  The time line is to be no bigger than a piece of poster board.

 

Time Line Events
20 Points
Neatness/Organization
15 Points
Attractiveness
15 Points
Time Capsule

 

For the second part of your book report you will create a time capsule with objects significant to your person’s life.

 

1.  Imagine that you are the person your biography is about and you are creating a time capsule of their life.  Choose at least five objects that are significant to your person’s life to include in the time capsule.  You may include actual objects or drawings/pictures of them if the objects are unavailable.

 

2.  For each item, write a short paragraph about why the object is important.  Write or type each explanation on an index card and attach it to the appropriate object.

 

3.  Decorate a shoe box in a way that represents your person.  You might cover it in paper and draw on it, glue pictures on it like a collage, or otherwise decorate it. Write the title, author, and your name on the box.

 

 

Objects
20 Points
Explanations
20 Points
Decorated Box
10 Points
Grades 5 – 8 Biography Fair

When:  Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Instructions:

 

1.      Go to the library and find resources about your historical figure (grade 5 will choose a scientist, grade 6 will choose a president or first lady, and grades 7/8 will choose a figure from our humanities time periods).  You must have at least three book sources; one must be a grade appropriate biography. (You may do research on the internet.  However, it MAY NOT be your only additional resource).

2.  Write facts about your historical figure on note cards (one fact per note card).

Some topics to cover are; early life, middle years, why this person is

noteworthy, landmarks and events, and later years.

3.  Make an outline of what you intend to include in your research report, and

organize your note cards accordingly.

4.  Write a rough draft.  Your report must be 5 – 6 pages in length.

5.  Write a final draft of your report.  Include an illustrated cover, research, and

bibliography.

6.  Construct a tri-fold display highlighting your historical figure.  With your tri-

fold display you must also construct a model of something important to your

person’s life.

7.  Dress up as your historical figure and make a 5 – 8 minute presentation about

your life (Remember, you are not presenting on your historical figure, you

ARE the historical figure)

*Paraphrase information DO NOT COPY AND PASTE!!!!

 

Due Dates:

 

March 13      – Note cards and outline due.  Work on display (tri-fold and model).

 

March 20    – Rough draft due.  Continue to work on display.  Begin getting your              costume together.

 

March 27 – Teacher/student conferences.  During conferences you will be paired together to peer edit your rough drafts.  Be prepared to tell me about your display and costume plans during your conference.

 

April 3 – Final draft with illustrated cover and bibliography due.

 

April 15 – Tri-fold display and model due.  Practice presentations with someone

at home and have them time you to make sure your presentation meets the

time limit.

 

April 17 and 20 - Dress Rehearsals (you must have your costume in class).