Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom
The 6th graders are off to a great start this school year! They have been working diligently and showing persistence with their technology. Keep up the great jog-a-thon fundraising efforts. I look forward to seeing some of you next week as we run!
Tuesday, September 22nd
Math: Math About Me poster – due Friday
Science: What is a scientist? – due tomorrow
Social Studies: Paleolithic outline & Stone Age vocabulary activity (late work)
ELA: Lesson 1 Seedfolks vocab note cards – due tomorrow
All live classes, assignments, and posts will be done through Microsoft Teams. We’ll start each day at 8:45 with Homeroom. Then we’ll follow the schedule your received at the meet & greet. A copy of the schedule can be found under the schedule tab to the left.
Please be ready to learn each day with your designated books and composition notebook for each class and a pen or pencil.
I ask that all 6th graders are on time for class (logging in 2 minutes early), ready with their screens on. Your learning space should be free from distractions, and it may be helpful to have headphones.
Keep scrolling to find assignment descriptions, study guides, and due dates.
Teen Biz Articles for the week of September 8th
1) Class article: No class article this week, instead, please complete the level-set when you log-in to your Achieve 3000 account.
You need to score above 75% and take the time to write a detailed paragraph for the thought question, to earn full credit.
2) Free choice Teen Biz article – tba.
Lesson 1 Vocabulary
Words from Seedfolks
vacant – adj. having no contents; empty; void
thrive – v. to grow or develop vigorously; to flourish
suspicious – adj. tending to cause suspicion; questionable
pacifism – n. opposition to war or violence of any kind
humid – adj. containing a high amount of water or water vapor
coincidence – n. the occurrence of two or more events at one time apparently by mere chance
solitary – adj. living alone; avoiding the society of others
refuge – n. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.
dignified – adj. characterized or marked by dignity; stately; noble
oblige – v. to bind morally or legally, as by promise or contract
spigot – n. a faucet for controlling the flow of liquid from a pipe
bodega – n. a small shop selling groceries
Book talks are a way for students to choose a book within a genre and share it with the class. Students will prepare a 3-5 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 and compose a short writing piece. This is an opportunity for students to show great effort and creativity, and to practice speaking in front of a group!
The 3rd trimester project is open to any genre. Please refer to the schedule under the Book Talk Info tab.
We are currently reading: Seedfolks
We are on chapter: 1
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