Monday, November 12, 2018

This week in Spanish (Week of 11/12)

¡Hola parents!

This week in Spanish 6th graders are moving on to Unit 2, which is focused on interpersonal greetings, dates, and time. This week 6th graders will be focused on interpersonal greetings and dates (months of the year, days of the week, how to write the date in Spanish, etc.) and will be having their Listening Assessment on Thursday as they watch and interpret a cartoon about the days of the week in Spanish.

Have a great week!
Sr. Gavin

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Science News Week of 11/12- Check out some photos from our Wind Turbine Project!

Hello!

We are a week into 2nd Quarter and have already had a big project that was graded on 3 of our Science standards. It looked at how students were able to research accurate information, use that to apply the principles of engineering to construct a working windmill, and write about their experience in a reflection.

Check out Infinite Campus to see grades on the projects! Anyone is welcome to see me to make corrections and improve their grades. I am available most days after school or during I/E. 

I have also updated students progress on our Puma Pride standards so far. It is our goal to have students Meeting Expectations (ME) in all of the standards. These include turning in work on time, producing high quality work, and following classroom expectations.

This week, we will be wrapping up our Alternative Energy unit and sharing our research projects about alternative fuel for vehicles. We will then be entering our Force and Motion unit and will be studying about the physics of roller coasters!

Check out the pictures below to see students hard at work on their wind turbines! 













Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ELA News Week of 11/12

Weekend:  Read 20+ min per night, fill out reading record
Monday: Writing workshop, vocabulary  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Tuesday:  Writing Workshop, vocabulary  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Wednesday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Homework Due: Reading Record 2
Thursday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Friday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary     Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record

Homework resources- paper copies were handed out in class today, and they are also available on google classroom.  Link provided here as well:
1. Reading Record Week 2- due 11/14

*About half of the students in 6th grade do not have a signed parent consent form for Flipgrid turned in.  Please check with your child to see if they still need theirs!  We are hoping to start using Flipgrid soon to record our discussions, peer editing work, and more!  

November Book Orders- due Tuesday

Class Code - P69TG
Order Due Date -  11/13/18

Support Your Child’s Reading Success!

Dear Families,

Did you know? Kids who read for just 20 minutes a day are more successful in school and life. Ordering from Scholastic Book Clubs is an easy way to find the best books that are just right for your child’s grade and interests.

Here’s how:

Choose books with your child from the paper flyers or online at: scholastic.com/bookclubs

To order online, connect to our class using our Class Code (or look me up by our school name): P69TG

Bonus: This month, you can pick a FREE Book (up to $5) when you place an online order of $25 or more!

As soon as your order is delivered to our classroom, I will send it home with your child.

Plus every order you place earns FREE Books for our class to share.

Thank you for your support and happy reading,

Friday, November 2, 2018

Science News- Week of November 5th

We are just starting our unit on Alternative Energy. Students will be working to answer our unit question of how we can fuel vehicles with something other than gasoline. They will be doing several projects throughout this unit to help them come up with solutions to reduce human´s impact on the environment.

Monday: Analyze Energy Graphs, Ecological Footprint Calculations, Wind Turbine Project

Tuesday: Energy Consumption Reading, Pollution Video, Wind Turbine Project

Wednesday: Analyze Energy Graphs, Finish Wind Turbine Project

Thursday: Present Projects, Project Reflection, Is the Earth Getting Warmer Reading Response

Friday: Alternative Fuel Research Project

Thursday, November 1, 2018

ELA News week of 11/5

Weekend:  Read 20+ min per night, fill out reading record
Monday: Writing workshop, vocabulary  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Tuesday:  Writing Workshop, vocabulary  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Wednesday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Homework Due: Reading Record 1, Metalog 1
Thursday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Friday: Writing Workshop, vocabulary     Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record

Homework resources- paper copies were handed out in class today, and they are also available on google classroom.  Link provided here as well:
1. Reading Record Week 1 - Due 11/7
2. Metalog Week 1- Due 11/7

Quarter 1 ends Friday, November 2nd.  Report cards will be sent home next week.  

*Please sign the Flipgrid parent consent forms at your earliest convenience!  

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rogness out Friday & News for week of 10/29

I will be out of town attending a family funeral tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 26).  I will have updated the Campus Portal by the end of the day today.  If any work is marked missing, that means that I have not received it.  Please check it with your child, since next Friday is the end of the quarter and the gradebook will close.  Thank you, and let me know if there are any questions! 

Weekend:  Read 20+ min per night, fill out reading record
Monday: Writing workshop, grammar  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Tuesday:  Writing Workshop, grammar  Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Wednesday: Writing Workshop, grammar Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Homework Due: Reading Record 8
Thursday: Writing Workshop, grammar Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record
Friday: Writing Workshop, grammar     Homework: Read 20 min, fill out reading record

Homework resources- paper copies were handed out in class today, and they are also available on google classroom.  Link provided here as well:
1. Reading Record Week 8 - Due 10/31

Please check the parent portal regularly to stay up-to-date on your child's progress!  6th graders often need a little extra support during the beginning of the year.  Thank you! 

*Please sign the Flipgrid parent consent forms at your earliest convenience!