Wear 6th Grade team shirt on Mondays!
Be prepared with a book and headphones daily.
Oct. 19th- make up pictures & BJHS Homecoming Parade
Oct. 26th- 5/6 grade social 2:40-4:30
Next week ( Oct. 23-27)is Red Ribbon Week
Photos from the week before Fall Break.
This week's history is brought to you by Chapter 6: the Gilded Era, Progress Reform, and Women! We will go through all 3 Prezi presentations this week, and have an open note quiz on Friday. They are all on Google Classroom. I will be out on Thursday, but students will have that time to finish notes, Articles from Readworks, and time to study for the quiz.
NEW FOR SECOND NINE WEEKS!! We will also start doing Readworks- an Article a Day- which will all be nonfiction and relate to our learning goals. Students, make sure you've registered in my class (directions are on posted on Google Classroom). You can choose the articles, but must do one each day and write a reflection on a Google Doc (see my example on Google Classroom). These will be graded. We will have 15 minutes a day to do these, and I will also pull some students to a small group during this time in class.
Monday and Tuesday we will do Prezis about urbanization and city life. We will have a history test on Thursday! Students will have a paper review to complete in class on Wednesday, and should study at home.
We will focus on the Solar System this week-and creating a model that is to scale (a much smaller scale!). We will have an open note quiz on Friday about the Solar System.
We are learning about immigration to the U.S. during the late 1800s. Students will be able to explain immigrant journeys, countries of immigrant origin, locations of immigration stations, creation of benevolent societies, and affect of this wave of immigration on the county. We are using a prezi, text, Readworks articles, and watching a Crash Course video about immigration. An open book and open note quiz will be on Thursday (nothing to worry about or should need to be studied at home!)
We are learning about the three types of galaxies and the characteristics of each.
Monday we will have the chapter test about the Second Industrial Revolution. There is a Jeopardy game posted on our Google Classroom for History. Students played in class today (Friday). They also have flashcards, a previous quiz, classwork, and notes to study.
We will begin learning about immigration and urbanization later in the week with crash course video and a prezi.
WOW! Students rocked the test today! I can tell they were well prepared.
We will learn about the structure of the universe. Monday students will take notes in their Science Notebook. Tuesday students will create a flip-book, and put in their notebooks. We will not have Science on Wednesday or Thursday due to Scantron testing. Friday we will have a mini-assessment 5 question quiz about the structure of the universe (based on notes, and definitions in their flip-book).
We will push everything back 2 days! The Science test will now be on FRIDAY, and the History test will be on MONDAY.
Check out the photos below to see some creative student designed lunar models made in class today!
Last week in photos
Thank you to everyone who helped make the fundraiser such a success! My homeroom reached our goal of $1,000! We will earn our rewards in the next few weeks (movie, ice cream, PJ, board games, and no switching day).
Scantron Testing Schedule
As you probably heard, ACT testing is OUT. Instead, we will take the Scantron test in 2 weeks, and again in the spring to see student growth in Math, Reading, and Science. The tests are computerized, and similar in nature to STAR. Below is the schedule for our students to test.
Wednesday, September 20
*PE/Lunch normal times
We will have our homeroom MOVIE and ELECTRONICS day this day, as well as NO SWITCHING for our fundraiser rewards.
Thursday, September 21
8:00-10:00 – MATH
*PE Switch with 3 rd (6 th goes 10:30-11:10; 3 rd goes 9:45-10:25)
*Switch lunch with 2 nd grade
6 th grade lunch: Corley-11:15, Walden-11:20, Berry-11:25
12:30-2:00 – SCIENCE
Tonight is the make-up 6th grade curriculum night at 5:00.
Picture Day is September 7th (yearbook photos).
Wednesday- History Quiz on first section pgs. 114-118 of the Second Industrial Revolution.
Thursday- Science Quiz on Gravity.
We are working on the pattern of motion in in the universe, and how it is controlled by gravity. There are 3 AMSTI labs, and we will have a test next Monday.
We are learning about the Second Industrial Revolution. There are 3 sections in the text book (Chapter 4). We will read and learn the sections in class. Students are expected to take notes in class (T-Chart) and focus on the main points/people. We are also practicing study habits, and will have time to study in the classroom with a partner. The students will have a quiz about each of the 3 sections prior to the test next week. None of the assessments are open book nor open note.
Test on Tuesday! Review notes on Monday evening, and make sure you join our Google classroom where the review Jeopardy game will be posted.
We are moving onto the next standard, and will have 3 lessons about the galaxy, motion, and gravity. We will create models in class, answer lab questions, and supplement with everyone's favorite Science Guy: Bill Nye. The test will be the following week.
Last Week Recap
History: Last week we learned about the causes of the Civil War, as well as the early battles and military leaders for the Union and Confederate States.
Science: We used kinesthetic models for solar and lunar eclipses, moon phases, gravity as a force for tides, and the tilt of the Earth's axis as one reason for seasons.
Reminders for This Week
Monday- early dismissal due to the Solar Eclipse- be safe watching it!
Tuesday- review Earth, Moon, and Sun Systems - homework: study notes!
History: Students can explain the struggle for controlling the West during the Civil War.
Wednesday- Science Test (moon phases, eclipses, tide, and seasons)
Thursday: Students can describe how the lives of Americans were affected by the Civil War.
Friday: Students can explain which battles helped the Union’s victory in the Civil War.
Next Monday- review for History test-homework- study notes
Next Tuesday: History Test- Civil War
I noticed an embarrassing typo on my post from yesterday morning. I am very picky when it comes to they're, there, their, your, you're, too, to, and two. I even corrected a few students on their usage of those terms in their science notebooks last week. Once I noticed the mistake in the blog heading with the incorrect YOUR, I almost died from humiliation!! Here is my FIRST blog post to rocket scientist parents, and on the VERY first heading, I made a typo that's embarrassing for any person, let alone a teacher. I realized that halfway through my blog writing, I meant to change the heading form "You're Amazing" to "Your Children are Amazing," but guess what? I didn't change the "you're!" What did I do about my mistake? I just clicked on edit and fixed it. Maybe no one noticed, maybe someone thought this teacher new to the school is a total doofus that cannot even use proper grammar. I am turning it into a lesson for my students this year.
It's the first week of school, and your teacher has already made a mistake. Students, it's okay to make mistakes. Every single human makes mistakes- some are big and some are small. Some mistakes matter more to the person who made them than they matter to anyone else. We are going to embrace mistakes. We are going to learn from mistakes. We are going to make all kinds of mistakes together this year, but we are going to stick together as a family and help each other out when mistakes are made- no matter the size. That's what being part of a community is all about. We are not going to bring someone down, or make one feel bad about making mistakes. Instead, we are going to politely help each other out and learn from these mistakes.
Phew! I feel a little bit better about my typo. When mistakes are made in class, we are going to laugh it off, correct them, and keep on learning. (I'm sure I have many more mistakes in store as I adjust to a new grade, school, and district.)
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