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Team News 2015-16

  • Welcome and Supply List
    Welcome to Turquoise Team! This will be an exciting year.  We are looking forward to meeting everyone.   The supply list is attached.  Click on the heading to access.
    Posted Aug 21, 2015, 12:51 PM by Louise McMinn
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Math 2015-16

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    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 5:46 AM by Louise McMinn
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Technology 2015-16

  • Making A Graph In Excel
    Monday, November 23, 2015

    Students finished making a graph in Excel today. They began by creating a daily average temperature chart with their data from Science class. They used the data they collected on Bermuda and Lubbock, Texas, and were able to compare the temperatures of both by reading their graph.

    Posted Nov 23, 2015, 10:15 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • Excel: Fun with Temperatures

    11/ 2-5/ 2015

    Students completed the Excel: Fun with Temperatures lesson. They learned how to use Excel to average numbers, fill in a chart, and sort numbers. They use these skills in the next quarter to create a chart with data collected in Science class.

    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 11:06 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • Photoshop Marquee Sampler
    October 26-30, 2015
    Students were introduced to the fundamentals of Photoshop
    Students’ projects  were graded on completion, effort , creativity and, use of the following tools:
    Color Picker/Foreground color
    Edit Stroke
    Opacity Slider
    Type Tool
    Posted Nov 1, 2015, 6:51 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • Thing Link

    October 5-19, 2015

    Check out your student’s work on thinglink.com! Students were asked to research and choose an art museum that they had never visited. Using Thing Link for their project, they included the name of the museum, the location in google earth, the city and country (longitude, latitude, and surrounding cities), what the museum is known for, a description of the museum with at least two photographs, a culture gram, climate of country where museum is, what time of year they would visit and why, what the national language is, what kinds of food they would be likely to eat there, what the currency used in the country is, what type of transportation they would use to get there, and if they would want to visit it- why or why not?

    Posted Oct 24, 2015, 9:39 AM by Heidi Beutler
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Science 2015-16

  • Mr. J. Gleason                          jgleason@stamfordct.gov
    Log-in for Science texts - www.lab-aids.com   Top right: Student
                                           User name: stamford678    Password: student
  • Mon. 11/30
    Today we:
      1. Got our "Weather Notebooks" back, saw the grade and filed them away. 
      2. Finished looking at each hazard class, especially noting toxic, corrosive, & flammable.
      3. Reviewed Data Cards for 12 classroom substances, classifying the hazards and precautions of each.
      4. Started working on 2-2 Venn Diagram of hazardous substances.
    H/W: Complete 2-2 Venn Diagram.  Use Hazard class(es) noted on 2-1 (attached) to place each substance into the correct place on the Venn diagram.
    Posted by James Gleason
  • Wed. 11/25
    Today we:
      1. Reviewed what you should do if you find material that might be hazardous.
      2. Learned that the "LABEL" of household HAZMAT contains info on the dangers and first aid.
      3. Started looking at each Hazard as specified by DOT.
      4. Heard some stories about drinking toxic material and putting water onto a grease fire....
    H/W: Enjoy your Turkey!
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 10:12 AM by James Gleason
  • Tues. 11/24
    Yesterday we:
        1, Previewed the next 3 units by looking through the book.
        2. Learned about Hazardous Materials - start.
        3. Learned who got an A on the Science Test, while some students made up  taking the test.
    Today we:
       1. Went through every question/answer on the test.
       2. Checked and confirmed that Mr. Gleason graded the test correctly.
       3. Reflected on our science grade, test score and how much we studied. 
       4. Watched a video about HAZMat - what to do if you see potentially hazardous material.
    H/W: None! 
    NOTE: I stay late every Monday to help Turquoise students with Science and other homework.  The MOn. after Thanksgiving I will discuss study habits that will improve all test scores...ways to ensure the information goes in to your brain! 
    Posted Nov 24, 2015, 10:09 AM by James Gleason
  • Fri. 11/20
    Today we:
      1. Noticed the LOW pressure that brought the storm last night has passed and HIGH pressure will bring a clear cool weekend.
      2. Turned in Notebooks.
      3. Took the Weather Test - did great? TBD.
    H/W: Enjoy the weekend while Mr. Gleason grades tests ug ug.
    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 12:01 PM by James Gleason
  • Thurs. 11/20
    Today we:
      1. Saw the Storm (Low Pressure, warm front followed by cold front) coming tonight.
      2. Learned how the test will be given tomorrow -bubble multiple choice to save paper.
      3. Noted that Weather Notebooks are due at the start of class & papers must be in order. I described how I will grade them.
      4. Completed Weather Jeopardy and noted who gets a homework pass.
    H/W: Finalize your notebook and study it for the Science TEST tomorrow.  Use the study guide posted last Friday to guide your study. Also, the Jeopardy is attached.
    Posted Nov 19, 2015, 11:41 AM by James Gleason
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Language Arts 2015-16

  • Mrs. A. Chakravarti                     achakravarti@stamfordct.gov
  • What's going on in L.A. the week of Nov. 30
    Signed November independent reading charts due on Monday (if not already handed in)
    All week classes will be reading informational text, responding to questions using RAVE, and doing expository essay writing.

    Monday, Nov. 30th--Read a non-fiction piece and fill out the main ideas and details.
    Tuesday, Dec. 1st--Independent reading/begin December chart.
    Wednesday, Dec. 2nd--Independent reading/chart.
    Thursday, Dec. 3rd--Choose a strong thesis statement sheet.

    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 10:07 AM by Anna Chakravarti
  • Week of November 23
    We will be reading informational text, sorting out information by categories, and making 2-column notes.
    Monday and Tuesday Homework:  do independent reading and fill out the chart.  Have it signed by a parent.
    Wednesday:  November independent reading chart is due, signed by a parent.
    Wednesday, Nov. 25:  early dismissal


    Posted Nov 20, 2015, 1:53 PM by Anna Chakravarti
  • Update for the week of Nov.16
    --Classes are finishing Hatchet,  and doing final reflection pieces.
    --Starting non-fiction and informational text; analyzing the main idea and details in non-fiction writing.
    --Grammar focus:  adjectives, comparative and superlative adjectives.
    Wednesday, Nov. 18th--Photo Retake Day (send in the photo package to do a re-take)

    Tuesday:  independ. reading/chart
    Wednesday:  write a 3-paragraph piece about whether or not you would want to be Brian's friend (the main character from Hatchet) using your knowledge of his personality and behavior*
    Thursday:  grammar sheet about adjectives, comparatives and superlatives.*

    independent reading/chart 

    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 10:51 AM by Anna Chakravarti
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    Update on last week and the coming week:
    • Last week:  all students took the 1st quarter reading assessment
    • All classes went to the Book Fair during their L.A. time with me on Thursday
    • All students, in their individual groups, had a chance to share Hatchet projects they had made
    • This week:  all classes are finishing reading Hatchet and doing final classwork assignments on it
    • School-wide Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. for Veterans Day
    • No school on Weds. in observation of Veterans Day (workshops for teachers
    Homework for the week of Nov. 9:
    Monday--Fill-in-the-blanks sheet for new vocabulary from ch.13-15 of Hatchet*
    Tuesday--independent reading/chart
    Thursday--Create sentences using each vocab. word; study for Quiz*

    *and independent reading/chart

    Friday in class:  Vocab. Quiz

    Posted Nov 9, 2015, 12:16 PM by Anna Chakravarti
  • L.A. classes for the week of Oct.26
    All L.A classes are finishing a personal narrative writing piece, editing and printing it.
    Continuing to read Hatchet, with a focus on main ideas, theme and citing evidence from the text.
    Wednesday, October 28--Scavenger Hunt field trip; early dismissal


    Mon-Weds. --independent reading, record it on the chart
    Thursday--read a short excerpt and answer questions, and independent reading.  GET CHART SIGNED AT HOME.


    Posted Oct 23, 2015, 12:14 PM by Anna Chakravarti
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Social Studies 2015-16

Art 2015-16

  • 11-25-15 Students were busy painting, gluing, glittering and finishing their masks today! Look for these beautiful masks on display in the 6th grade wing of the school after the Thanksgiving holiday
    Posted Nov 25, 2015, 4:40 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • Interested in Extra Credit? Doodle For Google! 11/9/15Below is the information for the Doodle for Google competition. Students can do this as extra credit and turn it in to me to be entered into ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2015, 9:42 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • Mask Making 11/ 6/ 2015 Students were introduced to the history of mask making and it’s uses in various cultures around the world. Students researched masks from many cultures on the ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2015, 11:07 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • 9/23/15 Block Heads 9/16/15-9/21/15 Students were asked to work with a partner and draw each other using the correct proportions of the face. They created 5 ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 5:56 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • September 14, 2015 Student Portfolio9/1/15-9/8/15 Students were introduced to various forms of lettering, and shading techniques with color pencil. They were asked to create a design with ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2015, 11:33 AM by Heidi Beutler
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