6th Grade Weekly Update for 6-1-18

Announcements
Last Update
This week's is our final update of the year.  We have enjoyed 
our time with your children.  Have a wonderful summer! 

GO BOBCATS Countdown

Student Council is sponsoring a countdown to the end of the year. Check out the suggested attire for next week!

  • Monday--Wear a Bandana Day
  • Tuesday--Wear a Cap or Hat or Headband Day
  • Wednesday--Bring a Stuffed Animal Day
  • Thursday--Match your clothes with a Twin Day
  • Friday--Wear Sweats Day 

AM/PM Library

There will be no morning or after school library next week (the week of June 4th). Please do not plan on having access to the building before 8:25 during the last week of school.


News from the Nurse

Allergy symptoms and mild colds caused a few absences this week. There was one report of Strep throat. I wish you all a wonderful summer, Be Well!


Next Week at a Glance

Monday, 6/4: Set up for Success 

Tuesday
, 6/5: Set up for Success 

Wed
, 6/6: Student-Staff Softball Game

Thursday, 6/7: Locker Cleanout

Friday, 6/8: Last Day! 2:10 Dismissal
Course Updates
Social Studies- Mrs. Johnson
As a cap to our sixth-grade Social Studies experience, students began analysis of world faith systems. As they explore, they will consider two geography standards, one related to human population, SS.G2.6-8: Compare and contrast the cultural and environmental characteristics of different places or regions, and one related to global interconnections, SS.G4.6-8: Identify how cultural and environmental characteristics vary among regions of the world. Students began by noting the background knowledge they had on various faith systems and will celebrate the knowledge they gain by sharing projects with one another next week.

Science- Mrs. Panjwani
This week students prepared for their unit test and took this on Thursday. Students will work with their lab groups to complete their end of the unit project. This will consist of creating a graph with the population data of the trout, chub, sea lamprey, and dioxin. They will use this part of their evidence to write a group scientific explanation on "What is causing the trout population to decrease." Students will present their projects on Wednesday 6/6. The sixth graders have been a blast this year! Hope you all have a wonderful summer. 

Language ArtsMrs. Dunn and Mrs. Hominick
In Language Arts, students have completed the class historical fiction novel study, Okay For Now. Students have focused on complex reading strategies, such as studying point-of-view and symbolism. We've really enjoyed watching your children grow as readers, writers, and thinkers this year! Over the summer, please encourage your child to READ. They can record their reading on READO boards which will be collected by their 7th grade LA teachers at the beginning of next school year. Each child will bring home a READO board next week with some ideas for book titles. Happy summer of reading!! 
Standards addressed this week include...
RL 6. 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3. Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves towards resolution.

RL6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or the speaker in the text. 


Advanced Math- Mrs. Carney and Mrs. Bishop
This week students analyzed proportional relationships.  They learned various ways to represent proportional relationships through tables, graphs, and equations.  
7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

Math- Mrs. Bishop
This week in math students worked on calculating the surface area of prisms and pyramids.  Students also learned how to calculate the percent of a number and applied it to real life situations involving tax, tips, and discounts.  Next week we will complete the year with part to whole relationships.  

6.G.4: Find the surface area of 3-D figures using nets. 
6.RP.3: 
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

Algebra- Mr. Jakcsy

This week students finished a review chapter 11 and other important topics from the course. Students also completed the chapter 11 team and individual assessments. This has been a productive year and I’m thankful to have been a part of your child's 6th grade math experience.


Standards Assessed in Chapter 11:

  • Standard 2: Analysis of Function Properties and Representations (F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.3, F-IF.5, F-IF.6, F-IF.9, F-LE.1b, F-LE.1c, F-LE.2, F-LE.3, F-LE.5)

  • Standard 3: Graph a variety of functions and apply/interpret those graphs in context (F-IF.4, F-IF.7a, F-IF.7b, F-IF.7e, F-IF.8b, F-LE.1a)

  • Standard 9: Represent data in various formats; create statistical models; interpret statistics in context and make predictions. (S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.3, S-ID.6a, S-ID.6b, S-ID.6c, S-ID.7, S-ID.8, S-ID.9)


Español- Srta. Horner
This week in Spanish we took some time to watch cartoons in Spanish to help support listening skills. It helps for students to hear Spanish from sources other than me or their peers. 2nd period elected to finish the Legend Quest series we have been watching this year, while 6th and 7th periods elected to watch a movie in Spanish. Both the series and the movie are played in Spanish. Fun fact - a majority of the shows and movies you find on Netflix can be switched to have Spanish audio and English subtitles
Standards addressed this week: 
  • WL 2.1) Student can often understand the main topic of spoken Spanish.

Français- Mme Szostak
This week in French, students continued to practice the vocabulary associated with the café! Students used the vocabulary in conversation when they chatted about the foods they like and don't like. They also played a rousing game of Cranium Cadoo to practice the vocabulary before the assessment. Cadoo is where students draw, act out, or mold the vocabulary for a partner to guess! The most fun is the blind drawing when a student draws the word with eyes closed! It's a fun way to practice vocabulary during the second to last week of school! Next week students will be creating cafe menus for their Parisian cafes!  I have thoroughly enjoyed the 6th graders and their drive and enthusiasm to speak French this year! Students can keep up with their French skills by playing Duolingo, playing Conjuguemos games or playing games on Languages Online. (https://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/French.htm) 
Have a wonderful summer and I'll see everyone next year!!  :)

Health- Miss Fink 

This week, students will continue to learn more about the reproductive system, specifically the male and female anatomy. Complete puberty packet. Discuss the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.


Standards Assessed:

  • Standard #1:  Comprehend concepts and knowledge related to health promotion to enhance health.  
  • Standard #2: Analyze the influences on healthy behaviors. 
  • Standard #4: Interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and reduce health risks. 
  • Standard #7: Practice health enhancing behaviors to avoid or reduce health risks.

STEAM- Mrs. Olmstead
This week in STEAM, the students are doing a free exploration of an engagement of choice.  Some students are working with a partner and others independently.  The goal for this final engagement is for students to have the freedom to learn and explore without constrictions.  There will not be a formal assessment at the end of the engagement but students will have the opportunity to share what they learned/created with their classmates.  Have a wonderful summer!  

Visual Art- Mrs. Engel-Julian

This week in art, students will wrap up the trimester by taking all their beautiful art work home and competing in Art Olympics!  Some challenges include drawing, painting and origami. May the odds be ever in your favor!



Athletics

BOBCAT CAMP WILL NOW RUN AUGUST 6th - 9th and 13th - 16th!

Camps are offered in Field Hockey, Volleyball and Basketball!

Sign up online or follow this link: Bobcat Camp Sign-up!



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