Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

What a great start to the school year! Please scroll down to find information on nightly 6th grade homework, projects, vocabulary, and study guides.

Weekly Homework

Monday, January 30th
Math: Page 194 #1-29 odd (30 minutes)
Language Arts: Finish friendly letter to our Unbound classmate, Josue
Other: Dress like your future self tomorrow

Tuesday, January 31st
Social Studies: Work on your tomb project part 2 (20 minutes)
Science: Tectonic plates reading, questions, and notes (due Thursday)
Other: Dress like a teacher tomorrow, bring a flower

Wednesday, February 1st
Language Arts: Finish lesson 5 vocabulary notecards
Social Studies: Tomb project part 2 due Friday
Science: Tectonic plates reading, notes, and questions
Math: Page 201 #1-37 odd (30 minutes)
Other: Spelling bee is tomorrow. Wear your uniform!

Thursday, February 2nd
Social Studies: Tomb project part 2 due tomorrow
Math: Page 208 #1-33 odd (30 minutes)
Other: Purple & gold day tomorrow!

Friday, February 3rd
No homework.
Have a great weekend!

Keep scrolling to find assignment
descriptions, study guides, and due dates.

Class Work

Lesson 5 Vocabulary

complex:  adj.  having many different parts; difficult to achieve or understand
controversy: n.  a disagreement over an idea or issue
derive: v.  to make or form from something else
explicit: adj.  clear, direct, and specific as to leave no doubt about the meaning
guarantee: v.  to promise or ensure
initial: adj.  being or happening at the beginning
minimum: adj.  the least quantity or amount possible
precede: v.  to go or come before something
predominant: adj.  most common or frequent
scenario: n.  a possible situation or sequence of events
ultimate: adj.  the best or greatest
version: n.  a form of something that is different from the original

Test: tba


Nile River Valley Quiz

Vocabulary
cataract
delta
papyrus
hieroglyphics
dynasty

Main Ideas

  1. How long was the Nile?
  2. Which two rivers combined to form the Nile?
  3. In what direction does the Nile River flow?
  4. How did the Egyptians use the Nile?
  5. What are the geographic features surrounding the Nile River?
  6. How did these features help protect the Egyptians?
  7. Who were Egypt’s first rulers?
  8. Name at least five levels of Egypt’s social hierarchy.
  9. What were the differences in the Egyptian social classes?

Quiz: Tuesday, January 10th 


Personal Narrative Writing Project
L.O.  I will write a personal narrative about my life using vivid ideas, correct written conventions, and clear organization.
S.L.E.  Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

1) Introduction – Anecdote (funny or interesting story that catches the reader’s attention)
2) Name and birth date – When were you born?  Does your name have special significance?
3) Family – parents, siblings, and pets
4) Hobbies, interests, and talents
5) History of where you have lived and/or traveled
6) Life changing or unforgettable experience
7) Role models
8) Conclusion – Goals

Students will be assessed in the following areas:
*Ideas                         (specific, vivid ideas and stories)
*Organization               (subject/verb agreement, proper syntax)
*Voice                          (writing in the 1st person)
*Word Choice               (use of interesting and descriptive language)
*Sentence Fluency       (paragraphs stay on topic, flow of language)
*Conventions               (correct use of punctuation and capitalization)
*Presentation               (full school heading, neat and orderly paper)

Final draft due:  Thursday, January 26th


Seedfolks Chapter 14

You are the author for the final chapter of our class novel, Seedfolks. The last character in the story is you!

L.O. I will compose a new chapter in Seedfolks, connecting my own story to the novel.
S.L.E. Articulate ideas clearly, creatively, and effectively

Consider the following questions when creating your Seedfolks chapter:
1. Which characters are you connected to? How?
2. What is your connection to Cleveland, Ohio?
3. What is your contribution to the garden?

Your chapter should be 3-5 paragraphs, and written in first person.
Due date:  Wednesday, October 26th  

Please follow the rubric below:
_____ / 5 Chapter is written in a personal narrative style (1st person).
_____ /5 Connections to the novel are evident and include several references to the story.
_____ / 5 Chapter includes 3-5 paragraphs and could easily fit into the novel.
_____ / 5 Spelling and grammar are correct.

Due: Wednesday, October 26th

Book Talks
The first book talk genre is perspectives.  Please refer to the the Book Talk Info tab for more information.

Literature Reading

We are currently reading:  “Perspectives” book talk books – A variety of titles

Current class novel: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

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