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Team News 2017-18

  • Tuesday 10/3
    Posted Oct 3, 2017, 12:00 PM by James Gleason
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Math 2017-18

    To get homework and more information visit:

    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 12:32 PM by Louise McMinn
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Language Arts 2017-18

  • Miss Churchill    jchurchill@stamfordct.gov
  • Go to Miss Churchill's Google Classroom

    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 9:06 AM by Jillian Churchill
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Technology 2017-18

  • Ms. L. McMinn                                lmcminn@stamfordct.gov
  • Exploravision - Long Term Extracurricular Competition
    Turquoise students do not have technology for the 2nd quarter.  They will have technology the entire 3rd quarter.  However if they want to enter this competition they must see me before December 10.  

    Exploravision is a national competition where teams of students design inventions of the future.   Groups of 2,3,or 4 sixth grade students may develop their invention and write a report describing the details.   The information can be found on the website exploravision.org
    Students that want to participate must meet with me during lunch or after school to develop their projects.  The completed project is due to me on January 22.   This is extracurricular, and students do not have to enter.   Scofield has had winners in the past, so it is possible!
    Posted Dec 4, 2017, 12:02 PM by Louise McMinn
  • Hour of Code Update
    Hour of Code should be completed up to Lesson 25 for a 90.    Students should not skip around, however they should not stay focused on one lesson for a long time.  Students have until Friday, Nov. 3 to complete it.

    Posted Oct 30, 2017, 11:52 AM by Louise McMinn
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Social Studies 2017-18

  • Online textbook:  teachtci.com  
    Mr. Fallon's username is Mr.Fallon (no space)
    For Mr. Fallon's website, go to http://mrfallonscofield.weebly.com/
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    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:39 AM by Louise McMinn
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Science 2017-18

  • Mr. J. Gleason                          jgleason@stamfordct.gov
    Log-in for Science texts - www.lab-aids.com   Top right: Student
                                           User name: stamford678    Password: student
  • Tues. 1/16
    Today we:
       1. Plotted volcano & Earthquake locations to define S. American plates east and west boundary.
       2. Learned that plate boundaries have most of the volcanoes and earthquakes.
       3. Saw that the 7 major plates are moving in different directions, creating volcanoes and EQ at the edges/boundaries.
       4. Defined 3 plate boundaries, transform (sliding), diverging (separating), and converging (against each other).
       5. Read about transform boundaries (EQ only, no Volcanoes or Mountains).
    H/W: Start to answer the Mid-term test review sheet.  It must be completed by Friday 1/19.
    Posted by James Gleason
  • Fri. 1/12
    Today we:
      Watched a clip of the continents as the moved from Pangea (-240 MYA) to present, then a forecast of their movements in the future.
      Watched a clip of sea-floor spreading (plate techtonics.
      Read an article about plate tectonics and filled in a noted sheet (44-1) about plate tectonics.
      Got the "midterm review" package.
    H/W: Please scan the review package.  Identify the questions you know and the ones that you do not know.  To regain the knowledge you can get your notebooks that are stored in my room.  By next Thursday you should tell Mr. Gleason what topics you want to review with him.  We ill spend all of Friday doing review AND I will stay late Thurs. PM to help anyone who stays late.

    Video of Pangea to today and beyond:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLahVJNnoZ4
    Plate Techtonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryrXAGY1dmE  

    Posted Jan 12, 2018, 11:49 AM by James Gleason
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Art 2017-18

  • Ms. Brooker                                   kbrooker@stamfordct.gov

    6th Grade Art with Ms. Brooker                                          

    Art students in sixth grade will be working projects that both enrich and support topics and concepts in the science, language arts, math, social studies, and technology. For first quarter, we are focusing on the health of the oceans and sea life due to plastics in the “garbage patches”.

    Students will be creating fonts embellished with Zentangle patterns, using colored pencils to develop value, oil pastels to create beautiful background textures.

    Projects are graded using rubrics; there are clear expectations academically, for material use, and behavior. I look forward to a wonderful year of exploration with your students and hope to create a connection between art and all the academic classes throughout the year.

  • Quarter 2 Update

    Quarter 2- Turquoise Team

    Essential Question: What factors prevent or encourage people to take creative risks?

    Art Standard 6: Students will make connections between visual arts, other disciplines and daily life. 

    Poetry Illustration: Students wrote reflection poems, followed by illustrations to support their text. Watercolor pencil techniques focused on creating delicate shading and color values. For the culminating activity students orally presented their work, with an opportunity to share the motivation for their chosen topic.

    Pressed Aluminum: Students created decorative pieces made from pressing aluminum  designs colored with permanent markers, resulting in a gift for a loved one.

    Found Object Sculptures:  Sixth graders have studied the sculpture of Louise Nevelson and followed the example of William Kamkwamba from our summer reading, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.” Recycled wood scraps and new wood were used as students created 3 dimensional sculptures using glue, paint, without tools, just as William did. With pressed cardboard bases, acrylic paint, and wood glue our young artists focused on composition, positive and negative spaces, and using collage to express their designs.

    Posted Jan 14, 2018, 2:20 PM by Kathleen Brooker
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