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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

    To get homework and more information visit:


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

  • May 19, 2016

    May 19, 2016

    This week students who had not completed their Scratch Dance project, were given additional time to do this. Students were introduced to our final project, making a Scratch Game. Students will create a game in Scratch with an academic theme, a clear way to start the game, instructions, three or more sprites and coding. We will be working on this project until the end of the school year.

    Posted May 19, 2016, 7:23 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • March 28-April 1

    Students were introduced to Scratch. Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Grading for this project was based on the following requirements:  Creation of a sprite, originality, four views of the sprite, a script with 10 positions, a background, and music.



    Posted Apr 15, 2016, 6:28 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • February 29- March 4, 2016

    The 6th Grade Turquoise Team was in the computer lab this week, exploring more Photoshop techniques to express their creativity. Students completed the following two lessons:

     Cityscape: In this Photoshop lesson, 6th Graders created a city at night by using the following tools & techniques: linear and radial gradient, color picker, elliptical and rectangular marquee, feathering, layers, paint brush, and lasso.

    Party Balloons: Students combined the previous techniques they had learned and added to them: pattern brush, filters, pencil, and type tool. Finally, students used the move tool, and shuffled their layers to revise their original designs. 

    Students were also introduced to a pilot program that Scofield is participating in with the Ferguson Library. Students set up their accounts at school, and can now order books from the library on their computers at home or school to be delivered to them and returned at school. 


    Posted Mar 4, 2016, 2:17 PM by Heidi Beutler
  • January 25-29, 2016

    Students completed their PowerPoint book projects in the computer lab this week. They used information from the paper they wrote in Language Arts to create a PowerPoint that promoted one of their own favorite books.

    They were required to do the following:

    1.     Choose a Slide Design

    2.     Add 8 or more Slides

    3.     Change some of the slide layouts. (ie: pictures, type font, size, color)


    They had a choice of doing 2 or more of the following:

    1.     Add a Gif

    2.     Add Animations to Pictures and / or Text

    3.     Add a Hyperlink to a Website

    4.     Create Slide Transitions


    They were asked to save their work in their Google accounts, so they can show their parents the presentations they created!

    Posted Jan 31, 2016, 10:23 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • January 5-6, 2016

    Students learned the fundamentals of how to create a Power Point, and some skills to “jazz up” their presentations. Students will be back in the computer lab at the end of the month. They will use these skills to create a Power Point to promote a book they have read independently or in Language Arts class. Below is a list of the techniques they learned this week:

    Choosing a Slide Design

    Adding More Slides

    Changing Slide Layout

    Adding a Gif

    Finding Gifs Online

    Adding Animations and Pictures

    Adding Hyperlinks to Websites

    Changing Order of Slides

    Slide Transitions

    Different Views

    Posted Jan 8, 2016, 12:19 PM 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
  • Monday 6/6
    Today we:
      1. Reviewed all the other Jeopardy Games to prepare for the FINAL TEST tomorrow.
     H/W: Study for Science Final tomorrow.
    I had to erase all other posts in order to make space for the jeopardy games. posted last Friday and Today.
    Posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:31 AM by James Gleason
  • Fri. 6/3
    Today we:
      1. Reviewed the Ecology Test (most students did very well!)
      2. Returned all your Science notes for each unit of study - let you review for the final!
      3 Flash reviewed Weather and Studying materials Scientifically - Jeopardy games
      4 Discussed how to study for the FINAL on Tuesday, e.g. use the study guide to determine which topics to study - then use your notes to study those topics.
    H/W: Study for your Final.  Use the study guide to determine what topics to relearn, Then go to your notebooks to find the papers.
    Jeopardy games attached to help as well.  Ecology jeopardy did not fit
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 10:33 AM by James Gleason
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Language Arts 2015-16

  • Mrs. A. Chakravarti                     achakravarti@stamfordct.gov
  • Summer reading assignments
    I will be handing out summer reading assignment packets to all students during Lang. Arts classes tomorrow.
    So please look out for it in the backpacks.  Due Sept. 9, 2106.

    The information can also be found on the Scofield school website if the packet gets misplaced.

    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 12:40 PM by Anna Chakravarti
  • This week and the final week

    This week we are finishing up preparing the final book club projects tomorrow and they will be presented Thursday.
    Cove Island Picnic on Friday--please have your child bring a towel and sunscreen.  We are providing the picnic food.
    Carnival today was really fun and successful.

    The last reading chart will be due on Friday, June 10.  I will collect them during Advisory time before we leave for Cove.
    Parents:  Please sign the June chart.

    Parents:  Here's a website that might be useful for Study Tips for your kids:http://www.successfulstudyskills4students.com/
    for 7th grade.

    The kids will be receiving information about the summer reading assignment soon, and I'm sure it will be posted, also.
    Remember that they can sign up to be a part of the Ferguson Library summer reading program.
    If they are over 12, they can volunteer to be Teen Helpers.

    It has been a pleasure teaching all of your kids!  Thanks for all your help and cooperation during the year.
    All the best for a fun and enjoyable summer (with plenty of summer reading,of course!!)


    Anna Chakravarti

    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 10:45 AM by Anna Chakravarti
  • Last week and update for this week
    Last week, students read their book club books and decided on an activity or response that they would prepare and share with their classes.  
    For example, some clubs decided to make a crossword puzzle that would be given out, or riddles based on vocabulary from their book, or create a skit that they would perform in front of the class.
    On Tuesday, May 24, the Ferguson Library presented their summer reading program to the 6th grade in the Media Center.

    This week:
    Today was the due date for the signed reading chart (May chart).
    I'm giving students an opportunity to submit the signed chart tomorrow also.
    Parents:  please help by signing the chart.  Thanks!

    Clubs are preparing their presentations or activity for the classes (using Chromebooks).
    L.A. final:  Thursday and Friday.  Reading comprehension--read a text, answer multiple-choice questions, a short constructed response and a longer multi-paragraph extended response.

    Homework until June 10:
    June independent reading chart.
    Signed chart due on Friday, June 10.

    Posted May 31, 2016, 10:43 AM by Anna Chakravarti
  • Next week
    Next week we will be working on reading the book club books and doing individual and group response activities.
    Tuesday, May 24--The Ferguson Library representatives will be here to present information about Summer Reading.
    Turquoise Team will attend the presentation in the Media Center at 10:30.
    Wednesday, May 25--Early release day; no pizza.

    Independent reading/ record the title and the time spent reading on the May chart.

    Posted May 20, 2016, 12:33 PM by Anna Chakravarti
  • Update for the week of May 16
    Could you please send in one food item from the following list?  This is part of Stamford's celebration of its 375th anniversary.  The deadline is Friday, May 20.  The flyer was sent home last week.  List:

    1. Cold Breakfast cereals
    2. Dried Milk
    3. Peanut Butter, or Grape Jelly
    4. Mac and Cheese packets
    5. Bottles of Fruit Juice
    Thank you for your help with this!

    Today all the classes took the SRI test.
    After students finished the test on computers in the Media Center, I asked those who had no independent reading book in school to check one out.
    We are currently working on reading/ responding to and discussing book club books.

    Every evening all students should be doing independent reading at home.  Parents, please check that they are reading and filling out the chart.  Thanks.
    Thursday evening:  in addition, read the piece that will be sent home and answer the questions.

    Next week, I will offer all students the chance to do an extra credit assignment, if they wish.
    Posted May 17, 2016, 12:03 PM by Anna Chakravarti
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Social Studies 2015-16

  • Google Classroom Go to Mr. Fallon's Google Classroom
    Posted Mar 31, 2016, 5:00 AM by Louise McMinn
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Art 2015-16

  • Congratulations to State winners: David Jahaj & Manar Deggouj As an extension on their study of waterways in 6th grade science, Turquoise Team students were asked to use their imagination and use art as a visual language to ...
    Posted May 27, 2016, 11:11 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • April 25-May 13, 2016 A Bestiary of Imaginary Illuminations As an extension on a lesson about illuminated manuscripts from medieval times, sixth grade turquoise team students viewed a PowerPoint about illuminated manuscripts and mythological ...
    Posted May 17, 2016, 9:42 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • May 3, 2016 Abstract Watercolor Collages on Display April 11-20, 2016 Students were introduced to the works of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky, one of the “inventors” of Abstract Art. They learned that Kandinsky listened to music while ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 12:01 PM by Heidi Beutler
  • Congratulations to Manar Deggouj! As an extension on their study of waterways in 6th grade science, Turquoise Team students were asked to use their imagination and use art as a visual language to ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 10:39 AM by Heidi Beutler
  • April 25-May 6, 2016 A Bestiary of Imaginary Illuminations As an extension on a lesson about illuminated manuscripts from medieval times, sixth grade turquoise team students viewed a PowerPoint about illuminated manuscripts and mythological ...
    Posted May 3, 2016, 10:28 AM by Heidi Beutler
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