Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Weekly Homework
Monday, March 20th
Language Arts:  Finish haiku brainstorm sheet
Literature:  Read your classic book
Science:  Read pages 50-57, questions on page 57
Math:  Finish number line or finish decimals

Tuesday, March 21st
Language Arts:  Study vocabulary words (15 minutes)
Literature:  Read your classic book
Science:  Finish map
Math:  Page 264 #1-31 odd

Wednesday, March 23rd
Literature:  Read, please bring your classic book tomorrow
Language Arts:  Finish context sentences
Other:  Group picture form, PE running shoes for tomorrow

Thursday, March 16th
Science:  Poster describing organism interactions, study
Literature:  Read classic book
Other:  Free dress tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day!

Friday, March 17th
Science:  Finish interactions examples, watch any nature documentary
Literature:  Read your classic book

Current Class Work

Book Talks
Book talks are a way for students to choose a book within a genre and share it with the class.  Students will prepare a 2-4 minute oral presentation on the book, including a short plot summary, character explanation, and recommendation, with evidence from the book!  In addition, 6th graders will create a visual presentation from one of the many book talk menu choices.  This is an opportunity for students to show great effort and creativity, and to practice speaking in front of a group!

3rd trimester book talks will take place on the following days:
Friday, April 28th
Thursday, May 4th
Friday, May 5th
Thursday, May 11th
Friday, May 12th

Lesson 8 Vocabulary
Environmental Science
Test:  Wednesday, March 29th

ecology – the study of the interactions of living organisms with one another and with their environment
biotic – describes the living factors in the environment
abiotic – describes the nonliving part of the environment
herbivore – an organism that eats only plants
carnivore – an organism that eats animals
omnivore – an organism that eats both plants and animals
prey – an organism that is killed and eaten by another organism
predator – an organism that eats all or part of another organism
symbiosis – a relationship in which two different organisms live in close association with one another
mutualism – a relationship between two species in which both species benefit
commensalism – a relationship between two organisms in which one organism benefits and the other is unaffected
parasitism – a relationship between two species in which one species benefits, and the other is harmed
coevolution – the evolution of two species that is due to mutual influence

Interview Using Direct Quotations

Interview

L.O. I will choose a famous African American figure in American history and create an imaginary interview with that individual about their achievements. I will use correct punctuation for all of my direct quotations.
S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

*You should ask at least three questions in your interview.
*You should directly quote your interviewee six times.
*Please use a mixture of introductory, concluding, and interrupting quotes.

Interview should be typed and completed by Thursday, March 9th

College Business Letter

L.O. I will compose a business letter to a college or university of my choice.
S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

Your business letter should include the six components of a business letter.
*Heading                     *Body
*Inside Address          *Closing
*Greeting                    *Signature

In your business letter you should do the following:
*Introduce yourself
*Explain why you are writing
*Give several reasons and examples as to why you’re interested in that school
*Thank the reader for taking the time to read your letter
*Ask for further information

Please follow the “No Excuses” list.
Letter should be single-spaced.
Due: Thursday, February 16th

Sparta vs. Athens
Compare/Contrast Paragraph