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Team News 2016-17

  • Sixth Grade Barbecue
    The sixth grade Barbecue will take place on Friday, September 16 from 6-8 pm.   The event is free, but the PTP needs to know who is coming.  Only Scofield students are allowed, not siblings.  
    Students were given a paper to sign up for the barbecue to make sure there is enough food. 
    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 6:02 AM by Louise McMinn
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Math 2016-17

  • MATH SITE
    To get homework and more information visit:

    Posted Sep 12, 2016, 12:32 PM by Louise McMinn
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Language Arts 2016-17

  • Ms. Amelia Shwartz               ashwartz@stamfordct.gov
  • Friday, Sept. 30
    Good afternoon!

    Today, we read chapter 11 of Touching Spirit Bear and discussed the book up to this point. We started reading chapter 12 - guess you'll have to read the rest on your own to find out what happens. :)

    If you did not hand in your Reading Logs, they are due on Wednesday.
    IF YOU NEED TO FINISH YOUR RESEARCH (enough for 4 sentences per paragraph), THIS IS WEEKEND HOMEWORK.

    ALL HOMEWORK FROM NOW ON WILL BE POSTED HERE --> http://shwartzlanguagearts.weebly.com

    HOMEWORK
    * Read for 30 min.
    * Finish research for Informative topic (due Wednesday)
    * Finish reading TSB chapters 11-13
    * Notes on TSB chapters 11-13
    * 2 sentences written on a separate piece of paper (no need to RAVE)
       - What is the theme of the book (you think)?
       - What do you think will happen next?

    NOTES: If you are absent one day, you are welcome to email me work if it was due that day. Just make sure your name is on it :)

    Have a great long weekend! Read a lot! :)
    Posted by Amelia Shwartz
  • Thursday, Sept. 29
    Good morning!

    Today, we spent time in the Media Center researching our topics for our Informative essays. We are using books and Grolier Online as primary sources - we also worked on taking notes and citing sources for future use. IF YOU NEED TO FINISH YOUR RESEARCH (enough for 4 sentences per paragraph), THIS IS WEEKEND HOMEWORK.

    ALL HOMEWORK FROM NOW ON WILL BE POSTED HERE --> http://shwartzlanguagearts.weebly.com

    HOMEWORK
    * Read for 30 min.
    * Reading Logs due Friday
    * Finish research for Informative topic (due Wednesday)

    NOTES: If you are absent one day, you are welcome to email me work if it was due that day. Just make sure your name is on it :)
    Posted Sep 29, 2016, 11:48 AM by Amelia Shwartz
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Technology 2016-17

  • Ms. L. McMinn                                lmcminn@stamfordct.gov
  • Technology will begin in October for the Turquoise Team

    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 12:44 PM by Louise McMinn
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Social Studies 2016-17

  • Go to Mr. Fallon's Google Classroom 
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    Posted Sep 22, 2016, 12:50 PM by Louise McMinn
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Science 2016-17

  • Mr. J. Gleason                          jgleason@stamfordct.gov
    Log-in for Science texts - www.lab-aids.com   Top right: Student
                                           User name: stamford678    Password: student
  • Fri. 9/30
    Yesterday we completed coloring in our Maps of world ocean temperatures & started on the analysis.
    Today we:
      1. Looked at the low pressure/storms in our area, which will bring rain and cold through the weekend. 
      2. Looked at Matthew, which may threaten Florida by Tuesday.
      3. Looked at ocean temperatures through the seasons - seeing warmest waters shift north in summer & south in winter.
      4. Analyzed the ocean temperature maps.
      5. Enjoyed science magic IF we finished all work! 
    H/W: Watch the storm and Matthew on Weather.com videos this weekend.
    Posted by James Gleason
  • Wed. 9/28
    In the short classes today we:
      1. Wrapped up convection by discussing cold air from the refrigerator washing over your toes & hot air from baseboards rising. 
      2. Saw videos on, rain here for the next 4 days, tropical storm forming in Caribbean, thunderstorms bubbling up in S. Florida, & Earth from ISS (awesone!)  Links to the vides are:
       Thunderstorms in S. Florida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rkwm7UWaGbM  storms bubble up like a boiling pot
       ISS at night:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fTKAqZ5g  Note: many city lights, flashing storms right close to surface, aurora higher in the atmosphere
      3. Started making "heat" maps of Ocean surface temperatures...
    H/W: Show your parents storms bubbling up in Florida, how ISS shows all weather happens at the BOTTOM of the atmosphere - within 7 miles of surface. 
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 9:41 AM by James Gleason
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Art 2016-17

  • Ms. Brooker                                   kbrooker@stamfordct.gov
  • S.T.E.A.M. Based Art Curriculum

    S.T.E.A.M. Based Art Curriculum

    Turquoise Team and White Team                6th Grade Art with Ms. Brooker


    Art students in sixth grade will be working projects that both enrich and support topics and concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) as well as  language arts, math, social studies. First quarter, we are focusing on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design vocabulary, as well as practicing various mediums. The initial projects will focus on the Elements of Art – Form, Value and Color to create the illusion of 3 dimensional shapes. For the Principles of Design – we will examine Balance, Pattern, and Contrast.


    Essential Question: “How do life experiences influence the way you relate to art?”

    Students will be reflecting on previous art experiences, the techniques they find challenging, and what they would like to learn.  Week 1 in art will be an initial storyboard based on what the animation industry uses to show a sequence of events for producers. Week 2 students will do a brief study in type fonts creating a bold name tag for their finished nature based illustrations to be included in a final nature journal book in June.


        Art is always in the “service of science, math, language arts, and social studies”. Art supports each academic subject in some way by the inclusion of visual images. Science is very dependent on images for lab reports, charts, diagrams, and organizing data collection. Math often represents numbers by visual symbols, 3D manipulative objects, and 3D models. Language Arts is always enhanced by a strong ability to visualize while reading or writing. Picturing a scene in your mind or imagining while we construct meaning in language arts is critical for making sense of what is read.


        Quarter one projects will extend student understanding of tone and value by working with colored and watercolor pencils to create an initial page of a booklet. This booklet will be an ongoing project this year, focusing on Nature Journals as a reflective process. This assignment will allow students to choose an image of their choice, then illustrate it using geometric based forms that are hidden in the structure of your plant or animal. These forms are the basis of the skeleton or structure of most objects in nature. Time permitting; students may extend the information of their first page with facts or information gathered from the classroom sets of Field Guides.


    **A final note, most projects are graded using a rubric, 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.


    Focus Vocabulary:

    ·    Art investigation Materials

    ·    Brainstorm Persistence

    ·    Context         Display

    ·    Creativity         Interpret

    ·    Engage         Image



    Below are 2 pages of great Zentangle Patterns for students to practice with for enriching their sense of textural patterning from Mrs. Cooks great blog.

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    Posted Sep 9, 2016, 6:23 AM by Louise McMinn
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