Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

On Wednesday, January 13th, we will have a book/supply exchange.  Mrs. Olsen and Ms. Sullivan will be at the flagpole to exchange literature books and hand out math supplies from 2:30-3:30.  If that time doesn’t work for your family, we can exchange through the Snoopy lending library.  Please just let us know!

Weekly Homework

Monday, January 18th
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Please take time to honor the work of Dr. King with your family today.

Tuesday, January 19th
ELA:  Finish the lesson 3 examples and illustrations activity, look for a copy of your mystery book
Science:  Complete Edpuzzle on faults
Math:  Make sure you have 6 holes completed on your project

Wednesday, January 20th
Math:  Mini golf project due Friday
ELA:  Be sure you’ve finished today’s Achieve article (posted on Teams)

Thursday, January 14th
Math:  Finish two shapes on your math project
ELA:  Choose your mystery book title by tomorrow

Friday, January 15th
Please check Power School and make up any missing assignments.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Schedule

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.

Expectations

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.

Class Work

Achieve 3000 Articles for the week of December 14th

1) Class article:  Ancient Middle East:  Who Built the Pyramids? Please complete all 5 steps.  Due Wednesday, December 16th.

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 article – tba.

Lesson 3 Vocabulary

discrimination: n.  unfair treatment of someone based on their membership in a group
integration: n.  a situation in which different groups live together and use the same facilities
nonviolence: n.  a theory and practice that emphasizes love of all beings and a refusal to respond to violence with violence
retaliation: n.  an action taken as revenge
segregation: n.  the separation of a specific racial, religious, or other group from the rest of society
unconstitutional: adj.  going against the intention and meaning of a country’s constitution
civil rights: n.  rights to personal liberty; full legal, social, and economic equality
boycott: v.  to abstain from buying or using
justice: n.  the quality of being equitable, righteous, and morally equitable
tolerance: n.  a fair and objective attitude toward those whose opinions and practices differ from one’s own; the commitment to respect human dignity
protest: v.  to declare objection or disapproval
leader: n.  a person who guides and directs

Test:  Wednesday, January 27th

 

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 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.

Social Studies

 

Literature Reading

We are currently reading:  Seedfolks
We are on chapter: 8

Language Arts

Literature

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