Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom
Weekly Homework

The school Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, February 15th.  We will have a classroom bee early in the week.  Here are some resources if you’d like to practice.
National Spelling Bee Website
2018 Study Guide

Monday, February 19th
No school – President’s Day

Tuesday, February 20th
No school – Winter holiday

Wednesday, February 21st
Literature:  Book talks
Science:  7-sentence paragraph on volcano land forms or safety
Spanish:  Finish reading chapter 7
Language Arts:  Black History Month interview due Friday
Math:  Page 215 #3-21 odd (25 minutes)
Other:  Progress report cover page, soup and coat drive for St. Vincent de Paul

Thursday, February 22nd
Language Arts:  Black History Month interview due tomorrow
Literature:  Book talks, finish ROTHMC chapter 7 by Monday
Science:  Read pages 166-171, questions #1-10 on page 171, study
Other:  Coat and soup drive

Friday, February 23rd
Literature:  Book talks, finish chapter 7 in ROTHMC
Social Studies:  Review study guide – test on Tuesday
Other:  Soup & coat drive for St. Vincent de Paul

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!

The 2nd trimester genre is nonfiction.  Use the following link for ideas.  Nonfiction Ideas  Book talks will take place on the following days: February 9, 15, 23, and March 2, 9.  Please refer to the schedule under the Book Talk Info tab.

Lesson 6 Vocabulary
Words found in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
acknowledge – v. to admit to be real or true; recognize the existence, truth, or fact of
ajar – adj. neither entirely open nor entirely shut; partly open
concur – v. to agree in opinion
counterfeit – adj. made in imitation, so as to be passed deceptively as real
dismantle – v. to disassemble or pull down; take apart
geography – n. the science and study of the earth’s surface
hospitable – adj. treating guests or strangers warmly and generously
loathe – v. to feel disgust or intense aversion for
nimble – adj. quick and light in movement; moving with ease
perturb – v. to disturb or agitate
resume – v. to go on with again after interruption; continue
tragedy – n. a dreadful, or fatal event; calamity; disaster

Test:  Wednesday, February 14th

Three Kingdoms of Ancient Egypt Chart

L.O. I will create a chart depicting the differences between the three kingdoms of Ancient Egypt.
S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

*Please design a chart to show the differences between the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.
*Include as much of the following as you can:

~Year the period started/ended
~The kingdom’s nickname
~Famous pharaohs who ruled during this time
~How the people viewed the pharaohs during this time
~Where the pharaohs were buried
~Major accomplishments that occurred during the kingdom
~Major architectural achievements during the kingdom
~The capital city during the kingdom

Include a full middle school heading on the back.
Due:  Wednesday, February 7th


Egyptian Empire Test

Test on Tuesday, February 27th

Ramses II

Main Ideas

  • Old Kingdom: What was this era nicknamed? Why? Where were the Pharaohs of this time buried?
  • Middle Kingdom: What was this era nicknamed? Why? Where were the Pharaohs of this time mostly buried?
  • Why were the arts able to prosper during the Middle Kingdom?
  • New Kingdom: What was this era nicknamed? Why? Where were the Pharaohs of this time buried?
  • What did the Egyptians trade during the New Kingdom? What did they receive in return?
  • How did Egypt expand its boarders and gain rule over other nations during the New Kingdom?
  • What happened to the Egyptian empire after the rule of Ramses II?
  • Which nations took control of Egypt starting in the 900’s B.C.?
  • How were they in control with a Pharaoh still on the throne?


Black History Month Interview

L.O. I will create a transcript for an interview with an African American who has helped shape our country, culture, and world.
S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

1) Choose someone you’d like to interview.
2) Conduct research to learn more about that individual.
3) Brainstorm 5-7 questions you could use in an interview.
                  -Be sure to vary your questions and include both simple (“When is your birthday?”) and complex (“What inspired you to choose science as your professional field?”) questions.
4) Create a transcript for your interview.
-Include at least 5 questions and answers. (10 quotes total)
-Use at least one introductory, one concluding, and one interrupting quote style.

Follow the “No Excuses” list.
Due: Friday, February 23rd

More Ideas


Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

We are currently reading:  Chapter 7

Literature Notes


Executive Functioning Lessons

1) Materials management

2) Time management

3) How to use detail in your homework planner

4) How to use the CUCC method (circle, underline, count, complete) when you receive a project or assignment