6th Grade Weekly Update for 10-13-17

Announcements

Interested in learning more about Standards Based Reporting and SBR practices?  
Check out our podcast!  This is the first in a series of podcasts that we will be sharing throughout the year. 

LBMS Halloween Dance: Friday, October 20th 7-9 p.m.
Halloween Dance Tickets can now be purchased with student ID's. Students can pay in cash or with their ID during lunch.  Tickets are $5.00.  The charge will show up through your student's push coin account. Students can purchase tickets on Monday, October 16 through Friday, October 20th during their lunch hour.  Students should wear costumes to the dance! These costumes must be non-violent and school-appropriate.

News from the Nurse
This was a quiet week for illness related absences.  There were a few reports of mild colds. A few students are dealing with lingering allergy symptoms.  Most absences this week were due to non-contagious illnesses or injuries.
Next Week at a Glance

Monday, 10/16: Set up for Success/ELO

Tuesday, 10/17: 
Set up for Success/ELO

Wednesday
, 10/18: Set up for Success/ELO

Thursday
, 10/19: Set up for Success/ELO

Friday, 10/20: Bluffer Lesson
Course Updates
Social Studies- Mrs. Johnson
Students completed work on Ancient Rome presentations and projects and then shared their work in class using a variety of formats, including GOOGLE Slides, Prezi, Canva and Powtoon. Each presentation explored a Social Studies standard connected to an assigned feature area. For instance, Civics Standard 3 (SS.CV.3.6-8) Compare the means by which individuals and groups change societies and promote the common good was addressed within the Architecture feature area. The concept of how architectural advancements, such as the aqueduct, affected daily life in Ancient Rome relates to Standard SS.CV.3. Next week, we will review as a whole group the seven standards connected to feature areas of Rome in preparation for our Unit Test.

Science- Mrs. Panjwani
This week in science students learned the concept of transmission. They completed a lab with the light box where they looked at an object with a piece of cardboard divider as well as a clear plastic divider in front of the object. They came to the conclusion that light transmitted thought the clear divider so they could see the object. They evaluated their consensus model and changed it to show transmission. 

Language ArtsMrs. Dunn and Mrs. Hominick
This week students completed the last section of our Personal Narrative Writing Unit.  This weekend students should be revising and editing their stories for publication on Monday.  Next Tuesday we will have a writing celebration! We will also be starting our next reading unit.  This unit, A Deep Study of Character, emphasizes following characters through books students will read in partnerships.  We are excited to begin! Please encourage your child to read this weekend along with working on the narrative. 

Advanced Math- Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Rote-Kay
Students completed Chapter 2 this week with a brief introduction to the Distributive Property.  We also used the concept of Generic Rectangles (ask your child about this!) to multiply large numbers and find Greatest Common Factor.  Students completed the first Team Challenge this week and will take the Individual Test next Tuesday, October 17.

Math- Mrs. Bishop/Mrs. Rote-Kay
The students have worked on multiplying and finding the greatest common factor using generic rectangles. They have looked for patterns in finding the greatest product given a set of 5 numbers, and have been introduced to the distributive property. The Chapter 2 Team and Individual Assessments will be next week.

Algebra- Mr. Jakcsy
This week students completed the chapter 2 team and individual assessments and began chapter 3. Chapter 3 focuses on exponent laws, using multiple strategies to learn about and represent polynomials, multiplying binomials, and solving equations with absolute value functions.

Español- Srta. Horner
This week in Spanish we spent time talking about how you ask different questions and how you might answer them, all relating to the different people we talk to or about. We looked at samples of conversations and students shared the patterns and special phrases they noticed for each person. Next week we will talk about plural groups like "we" or "they" and see what we notice about those kinds of conversations. 

Health- Miss Fink 
This week in health, students are learning more about the food plate and the six essential nutrients.  Additionally, we will start looking at how these two groups overlap one another and provide a plethora of nutrients.  Lastly, we will begin learning how to read food labels and what each category on the food label means and how to interpret what is in the food item.  Have a great weekend.  

Chorus- Mrs. Cvitkovic

On Monday, chorus students will work with clinician Cameron Sullenberger for the Fine Arts block during periods 8 & 9.  We will be focusing on building great vocal and musicianship skills!



Athletics
Come cheer on our 8th grade Soccer Team who will be playing in the Conference Championship today at 4:30. The game takes place at DPM.  7th grade will compete for 3rd place as well-here at LBMS. 


 After School Activities 

 PTO News

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

All Charleston Wrap & personalized gift orders are due today, Friday, October 13. Items will be delivered by Thanksgiving, so it's a great opportunity to shop for gifts for friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc. All sale proceeds go to the Lake Bluff PTO. The catalogs have everything from home decor to personalized gifts, kitchenware, and, new this year, personalized wrapping paper and materials. You can go to https://www.charlestonwrap.com to shop the more than 500 items offered and to invite friends and family to shop and support our schools too. Use our school ID: z-12545 when shopping online and to invite friends and family to shop online. 

Pumpkin Fest and Pumpkin Chase

Pumpkin Fest 2017 is right around the corner! It will be held on Friday, October 27th from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and Saturday, October 28th after the Pumpkin Chase (www.lakebluffpumpkinchase.org) until 11:00a.m. Come join in on the fun~Haunted Forest, Bake Sale, Bouncy Houses, Facepainting, Pumpkin Decorating, Raffles and more. Please consider volunteering. If you are interested go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090944ADA723A02-volunteer1. Do you like to bake? The bake sale committee is looking for donations. Here’s the bake sale sign-up link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050E4AA9A92E5-2017. Please fill in your name and contact information along with a general idea of what you’re making. Your help is greatly appreciated. 

 7th Grade Social

The 7th Grade Social, which will be held at CROYA, is scheduled for Friday, November 10th from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Please save the date. More details are to come.

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