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6th Grade – Information

6th Grade is going on a field trip!! The students will be attending a morning performance of Sister Act at Nazareth Academy on April 28. We will be sending home permission slips on Thursday and they are due back next Thursday before we leave on Spring Break.

 

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6th Grade Literature

We’re winding down our unit of Greek and Roman mythology with the students writing and performing a skit about one of the myths we studied! All this week, they will be writing their skits. Performances will begin next week and go to Spring Break. I cannot wait to see what they come up!

When we come back from break, the students will begin a unit of short non-fiction books and educate their classmates on their historical event or person. The students will be given a “menu” with ten books to choose from.

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6th Grade LA

Happy April! Spring break is quickly approaching and the students have been hard at work with Grammar. We just finished Adverbs and have been working on Prepositions, Conjunctions, and Interjections. These lessons will take us all the way to Spring Break. After we return, we will do Vocabulary to finish out the month of April.

Dates to remember: Chapter 14 Grammar test – April 13

Chapter 6 Vocabulary test – April 28

 

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6th Grade Literature

We are a few chapters into Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry! The students are learning about how different life was in the Great Depression south for African American’s. We will read this book throughout February, culminating in a final project on the book.

 

Ms. Shupe

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For the remainder of February the 6th graders will be researching and writing a speech on any person of their choosing. However, I have warned them against picking someone too young who doesn’t have a lot of information written about them.

They will give their 1:30 speeches starting on February 22!

Ms. Shupe

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6th Grade Math

The sixth graders have survived their first semester in middle school!  It is wonderful to see how much they’ve grown since August, they have adjusted quite well.

In January, they students are working on decimal operations.  They are reviewing what they have learned in previous grades, but also expanding upon it by doing a lot of critical thinking and problems solving.

One activity planned this month is a trip to a restaurant.  We are not literally going to a restaurant; however, the students are going to calculate the cost of a meal at one of three establishments.  They are given a budget, and they have to add prices, find tax and tip, and determine remaining balance.

As the month comes to a close, they will also work with division of decimals.

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6th Grade Literature

We’re finishing up our voyage to the cosmos with George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt!

Students will begin their final project slide shows at the end of this week and into next week.

For the remainder of January, we will begin reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. I look forward to the lessons the students will get from this novel.

Ms. Shupe

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6th Grade Language Arts

The 6th graders are working on their writing!

For the remainder of this week, they are writing expository essays based on a topic of their choosing.

Next week, we’ll return to the world of vocabulary.

For the remainder of the month and into February we’ll be working with adjectives (using my favorite song “Yellow Submarine” along the way).

Ms. Shupe

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6th Grade Math

Sixth grade math students, this is your syllabus for the year.  You must print out the last page and return it signed by you and your parents.  It is due Friday, August 26th.

 

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Welcome 6th Graders!

I am looking forward to meeting all of you and being your math teacher this year.  We will be working hard on fraction and decimal operations this year.  We will use negative numbers all year long, and that will really get you ready for your math classes in the future.  Our big focus this year is on ratios and rates.  We will look at how to create them and how to work with them, and we will see how they are part of our everyday lives.  I can’t wait to meet you on Tuesday.

Mr. Malnar

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