Welcome to 6th Grade!

Ms. Sullivan’s Homeroom

Welcome to Trimester 2!  The 6th graders have been working so hard, and today made growth goals for the 2nd trimester.  Report cards will be mailed home on Thursday, December 3rd.  Also, look for more information (coming soon) about how to support our Unbound student during this season of Advent.

Weekly Homework

Monday, November 30th
Science:  Turn in your notes on protists
Math:  Upload a picture of today’s assignment to Teams
ELA:  Work on Seedfolks draft (20 minutes), work on book talks

Tuesday, December 1st
ELA:  Work on your book talk
Math:  Upload a picture of your classwork to Teams
Science:  Bacteria experiment due Friday

Wednesday, December 2nd
ELA:  Work on your book talk
Math:  Upload a picture of your classwork to Teams
Science:  Bacteria experiment due Friday

Thursday, November 19th
ELA:  Work on book talks
Math:  Finish the 16 questions from class, upload a picture of your work

Friday, November 20th
ELA:  Work on your book talks

Have a fun and restful 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 November 16th

1) Class article:  Chowing Down in Mesopotamia Please complete all 5 steps.  Due Wednesday, November 18th.

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 2 Vocabulary
Academic Words 

anticipate:  v. to expect something in the future, often with excitement
characteristic:  n. a feature that helps to identify a thing or group of things
demonstrate:  v. to show how something works
exclude:  v. to keep from being a part of something
identical:  adj. exactly the same
index:  n. an alphabetical list of topics that gives the page numbers on which the topics are found in a publication
maximum:  adj. the greatest quantity or amount possible
paragraph:  n. a piece of writing that is made up of one or more sentences and has to do with a single topic
procedure:  n. a standard way of doing something
schedule:  n. a plan that tells when and where an event or events will take place
strategy:  n. a careful plan for solving a problem or achieving a goal
unique:  adj. one of a kind

Test:  tba

 

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