Levels of Cellular Organization
Objective: The student should be able to describe the different levels of organization in living things
We made it through our first full week of school! Here is what is happening in sixth grade the week of September 21.
Religion - We will be exploring the creation story.
Social Studies - This week we will take a close look at Lewis and Clark, the land they explored and what they saw during their expedition.
Math - This week we will explore Least Common Multiples. We will also review lessons 1.3 - 1.5. There will be a quiz on these lessons on Friday.
Language Arts - We have had a busy week with an assessment of the Giver chapters 8-10. They were given a list of vocabulary they did well with. We have had a lot of in depth discussions especially now that we know that Jonas is the Receiver of Memory and we have been introduced to the Giver. "What if we weren't able to choose? Would it be safer like they say it is in their community? do you agree or disagree?" "How would it feel if you were told you could lie, and it would be ok to lie, for the first time in your lives?" "How would it feel if you were Jonas and you had to keep it a secret- all of these wonderful, amazing, and painful memories?"
Students have handed in their rough drafts which I am in the process of proofreading.
Next week we will start with more grammar (Nouns and proper nouns) and introducing Chapter 3 in their Voyages book -Descriptions.
Science - On Friday 9/18 the students will have the quiz for unit 1 lesson 2.This coming week the students will be studying the Cell Structure and Function.
Objective:By the end of this lesson the student will be able to compare the structure and function of cell parts in both plant and Animal cells.
* Hot lunch forms for October are due on Monday.
* Ice Cream will be on sale during lunch on Monday for $1.
* Remember to call Mrs. Maureen in the office if your child will be absent between 7:30 and 8:00.
Hello Sixth Grade Parents,
Religion - We will be finishing our first chapter on God's Revelation.
Math - We will have a quiz on Lessons 1.1 (Powers and Exponents) and 1.2 (Order of Operations) on Tuesday. We will then complete Lessons 1.3 (Prime Factorization) and 1.4 (Greatest Common Factor).
Social Studies - We will take a closer look at the Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson's reasons for purchasing the land and how it affected the United States. We will also explore the US Constitution on Thursday, which is Constitution Day.
Science - The students continue to study and learn about the cell. Unit 1 Lesson 2 the students are learning about The Chemistry of Life.
Objective: Be able to discuss the chemical makeup of living things.
Vocabulary Words: atom Carbohydrate molecule nucleic acid lipid phospholipid protein
Language Arts - The 6th graders have been busy reading the Giver both in class and at home for homework. We have been discussing the Community in which the main character Jonas lives, and have been doing some writing prompts such as what job do you think the elders would give to you? What are your skills? It really got them thinking! I loved hearing their answers and they have been reading them aloud in class- I'm so happy that everyone is very willing to share their writing. In addition we have been discussing the writing process especially with personal narratives. We have been brainstorming their ideas with a writing web and a sensory detail worksheet etc. They have started their personal narratives and will continue to be writing these. What a wonderful group of kids!
* Drama Club will start after school on Monday for those students interested. We will be performing the Life of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy. A flyer went home last night for all after school activities. Please contact Mrs. Maureen if you need one.
* Spanish and Technology will begin this week.
* I have included the letter that I usually hand out at Parent Orientation Night to this email Given the current pandemic I thought sending it electronically would be better this year.
Have a great week!
Math - We will be exploring powers, exponents and order of operations.
We have learned about personal narratives and have started talking about our ideas for personal narratives and by now, should have an idea ready to go for Tuesday. We will be writing them in class on Tuesday morning. I have already heard of some fantastic ideas ready to go, and they will eventually be reading them orally in front of the class.
Homework for the week of 9/28/2020
Please cover all textbooks
chapter 1 test on 9/30/2020
p. 50 problems 2 - 32 even due 10/2/2020
Social Studies -
Lewis and Clark animal paragraph due 9/29/2020
Book Report - Instructions will be given soon!