6th Grade: February 27, 2015

Math

  • Classwork:     Journal- mean, median, mode; Begin Survey packet together class hair color, and student height- first page (front and back) was done in class
  • Homework:   Finish survey packet (survey packet)

Science

  • Classwork:  Earthquake Jello Lab earthquakejellolab (construct a building to withstand an earthquake); discuss science fair, students share posters
  • Homework: Science Fair project if not completed  see Science Fair Link  https://sites.google.com/site/aplsteamfair/ , use completed Science Fair template science fair(2) to help;  Complete Lab worksheet if not already done in class;
  • Students will earn extra credit in Language Arts and Science if they are able to stay during the Science Fair next Wednesday to be present and available with their project during the Fair to answer questions. sciencefairschedule

Language Arts

Social Studies

  • Classwork: Introduction to Greek geography, complete map of Greece ancientgreecemapping
  • Homework: geography of Greece article geographyofgreecearticle, complete handout 2 from packet/ complete Greek map if not completed in class

6th grade: February 25, 2015

Math

  • Classwork:     review distributive and combine like terms; SBAC practice testing
  • Homework:   Take home quiz on distributive, combine like terms, solving equations like terms-distributive take home quiz

Science

Language Arts

  • Classwork: SBAC practice; introduce Lightning Thief, read p.1-4 in class and do quote activity about character description of Percy Jackson; review myth Bellaphron, and elements of a myth
  • Homework: 1.  Read chapter 1 Lightning Thief lightningthiefch1-3 and complete worksheet lightningthiefchapter1questions   2.  Vocabulary packet on phobia (due 3/4) phobiapacket

Social Studies

6th grade: February 13, 2015

Math

  • Classwork:     fantastic 4; distributive property; distributive property with M&Ms
  • Homework:   Combining like terms and distributive property 8 2 and 8 3 math

Science

Language Arts

Social Studies

  • Classwork: Finish Chinese silk road activity; put China lap books together
  • Homework: Chinese lap books if not complete in class

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Next week, the week of February 16th-20th, there is no school.  We return to school on February 24th, however February 23rd is a school day, so I have assigned work for tomorrow and the 23rd.

Spelling

Spelling List 1  Spelling 1-8

Spelling List 2 Spelling 2-8

Spelling List 3 Spelling 3-8

Spelling List 4

Re-Read chapter 8 of A Long Walk to Water and students need to complete Reader’s Notes, and Reader’s Dictionary.    Reader’s notes and readers dictionary  The dictionary definitions need to be in students own words.  Gist notes for chapter 8  Survival anchor chartt gist notes

Add to comma collection using interupters

History, pages 142-146, questions 1-5

 

6th grade: February 11, 2015

Math

  • Classwork:     timed test; properties of addition and multiplication journal; combining like terms
  • Homework:   Combining like terms, properties of addition/multiplication (8.2skills and combine like terms)

Science

Language Arts

  • Classwork: Review Dragonwings relate to theme of novel- analyze p. 72 Mr. Algers and tie into Dragonwings paper Mr.Algersworksheet; search for figurative language to use as examples in Dragonwings paper (dragonwingsfigurativelanguagechart); Vocabulary TEST
  • Homework: 1.Read chapter 12 of Dragonwings. Complete theme structured notes worksheet- it is single sided (for chapter 12dragonwingsch12notes) 2. Finish figurative language chart dragonwingsfigurativelanguagechart that we began in class.  Students should have an example for each section on both sides of paper except foreshadowing and flashback which are extra credit.  The first side has an example provided- they need to add an additional one.  I also told students that they are able to find different examples of figurative language to replace metaphor such as onomatopoeia, hyperbole or alliteration.  We started this in class and they should have a good start.  My hope is that this exercise will help them write the 3rd paragraph of their Dragonwings paper.  I encouraged students to look in the sections of the book where Moonshadow has a difficult time fitting in (p.16/17 when he arrives to the Golden Mountain, or the chapter in which they meet Miss Whitelaw p. 133)   3.  Picture Book Report due 2/13 picture book report  Remember that if they ONLY turn in the template the highest grade is a C.  5.  Dragonwings thematic paper due 2/25dragonwingsthematicpaper

Social Studies

  • Classwork:  Chinese silk road activity
  • Homework: none