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    Monday, January 22, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & Class 6-2 learning how to solve percent word problems using various applications.. Class 6-3 starting their dividing decimals unit.

    Science: Learning about seismic waves and earthquakes with an intro activity using Linoit.

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & Class 6-2 working on changing percents to decimals. Class 6-3 took their percent assessment.

    Science: Sound Waves test!

    Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & Class 6-2 working on changing percents to fractions. Class 6-3 solving percent problems using double number lines and tape diagrams.

    Science: What are "Booming Sands"? Ask your child!

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & Class 6-2 working on changing percents to fractions. Class 6-3 learning how to use double number lines to solve percent problems.

    Science: Sound labs today! Singing wine glasses, musical instruments, and good vibrations (tuning forks).

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    Math: STAR Math test and fraction operations pre-test.

    Science: Finished diagramming parts of the ear! And, watching a video of what an otoscope can see, yuck, all that ear wax!

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & Class 6-2 working on filling in a fraction to decimal to percent to picture chart using their flippables from Friday. Class 6-3 had AIG pull-out/Freckle work today. 

    Science: Diagramming parts of the ear! 

    Friday, January 10, 2020

    Math: All classes took their PMT today. Classes 6-1 started creating a decimal to percent to fraction foldable. Class 6-2 finished up percent notes from yesterday, then started their foldable. Class 6-3 finished their percent quiz from yesterday or could work in Freckle or could catch up on work. 

    Science: Finished up the light portion of the Venn diagram comparing/contrasting sound and light waves. Students then had time to catch up on work.

    Thursday, January 9, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 started learning about percents: what is a percent - what does it mean - how is a percent related to a fraction or a decimal? Class 6-3 took a percent word problem quiz, they were able to use their notes and calculators.

    Science: Watched a Study Jams sound video, then created a Venn diagram comparing/contrasting sound and light waves. Why is there no sound in outer space? Has Hollywood been lying to us with those big explosions in outer space?

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 finishing up tape diagram word problems, then working in Khan Academy for extra practice. Class 6-3 solving percent problems, then working in Khan Academy for extra practice.

    Science: Continued learning about sound waves with textbook directed readings.

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 working on tape diagram word problems. Class 6-3 learning how to solve percent problems.

    Science: Finished up Bill Nye movie and discussion questions.

    Monday, January 6, 2020

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 continuing work with tape diagrams to model equivalent ratios. Class 6-3 AIG pullout and Freckle work.

    Science: Started learning about sound waves with discussion questions and Bill Nye.

    Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 continuing work with tape diagrams to model equivalent ratios. Class 6-3 learning how to solve percent problems.

    Science: Finished up light waves section with a documentary on bioluminescent sea life.

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 started working on using tape diagrams to model equivalent ratios. Class 6-3 continuing percent to decimal to fraction conversion work; then some light Freckle math work.

    Science: Light waves test; then some light Freckle work about shadows.

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 graphing ratio tables. Class 6-3 continuing percent to decimal to fraction conversion work

    Science: Jeopardy light waves review - test tomorrow!

    Monday, December 16, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 graphing ratio tables. Class 6-3 starting working on converting from percents to decimals to fractions.

    Science: Finish light waves vocabulary and light waves directed reading.

    Friday, December 13, 2019 - 2 HOUR DELAY

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 continuing learning about ratio tables. Class 6-3 working in Khan Academy - Intro to Double Number Lines tutorial and practices (another way to model equivalent ratios!)

    Science: Exploratorium cow eyeball dissection video and light waves vocabulary

    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 continuing learning about ratio tables. Class 6-3 continuing learning about using tape diagrams to model ratios.

    Science: Labeled the parts of the eye and FITB notes on how the eye works.

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 continuing learning about ratio tables. Class 6-3 continuing learning about using tape diagrams to model ratios.

    Science: Bill Nye Light Optics notes.

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 started learning about ratio tables. Class 6-3 started learning about using tape diagrams to model ratios.

    Science: Bill Nye Light Optics video and notes!

    Monday, December 9, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 Freckle Day. Class 6-2 Equivalent Ratios quiz. Class 6-3 AIG pullout and Freckle Day.

    Science: Review Electromagnetic Spectrum quiz, work on Light Directed Reading.

    Friday, December 6, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 Equivalent Ratios quiz. Class 6-2 Ratio Word Problems. Class 6-3 Graphing Ratio Tables

    Science: Electromagnetic Spectrum quiz.

    Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 Understanding Ratios word problems. Class 6-2 Solving Proportions. Class 6-3 Graphing Ratio Tables

    Science: Finished up Electromagnetic Spectrum foldable and played a Jeopardy review game.

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 Solving Proportions. Class 6-2 Skittles Ratio Lab. Class 6-3 Solving Proportions.

    Science: Finishing up Electromagnetic Spectrum foldable.

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 Skittle Ratio Lab. Class 6-2 working on finding equivalent ratios. Class 6-3 starting ratio tables.

    Science: Working on Electromagnetic Spectrum foldable.

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 working with ratios. Class 6-3 AIG pull-out and Freckle Math.

    Science: Electromagnetic Spectrum foldable.

    Tuesday, November 25, 2019

    Math: Working with ratios.

    Science: Class review of Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Monday, November 25, 2019 - Mrs. Miller subbing for staff training session (12:00 - 3:00).

    Math: AIG pullout. Freckle Day - reviewing ratios and unit rates.

    Science: Class review of Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Math: All classes working on ratios. 

    Science: Class review of Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    Math: All classes working on ratios. Class 6-3 had a Skittles ratio lab!

    Science: Class review of Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Started ratio unit. Class 6-3: Finding equivalent ratio practice.

    Science: Last day to finish up Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Finish Surface Area assessment, then Khan Academy for Ratio tutorials and practice. Class 6-3: continuing our intro work with ratios.

    Science: Continued Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Surface Area assessment! Class 6-3: AIG Pull-outs and Freckle Math

    Science: Continued Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Finished up classroom practice on using nets to find the Surface Area. Class 6-3 continued their Ratios unit with notes and practice.

    Science: Continued Electromagnetic Spectrum webwork.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Classroom practice on using nets to find the Surface Area. Class 6-3 started their Ratios unit with notes and practices.

    Science: Started learning about the Electromagnetic Spectrum with some online webwork from NASA.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Continued working on their SA box lab. Class 6-3 started their Ratios unit with some online Khan Academy tutorials and practices.

    Science: Started our unit on the Electromagnetic Spectrum with a Bill Nye waves DVD and notes.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Reviewed answers to SA practice (homework) and then started working on their SA box lab. Class 6-3 took their Surface Area test.

    Science: Heat Transfer test!

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Last day to finish Surface Area practice in class - not done? finish for homework. Class 6-3 online SA review.

    Science: Heat Transfer Jeopardy review game

    Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Still finding Surface Area practice. Class 6-3 practicing using nets to find SA.

    Science: Review heat transfer webquest; finish Heat and Temperature Pyramid; finish vocabulary; finish webquest.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Still finding Surface Area practice. Class 6-3 practicing using nets to find SA.

    Science: Finish Heat and Temperature Pyramid; finish vocabulary; finish webquest.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: Findng Surface Area practice. Class 6-3 started practicing using nets to find SA.

    Science: Heat and Temperature Pyramid

    Monday, November 4, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2: We continued working on Surface Area notes. Class 6-3 had their AIG pull-out, the rest worked in Freckle.

    Science: Last day for Physics4Kids webwork.

    Friday, November 1, 2019

    Math: All classes took another STAR Math test. We need updated/current information on their math strengths which should be much stronger now then when they took the test at the beginning of September. We are starting MTSS (Multi-Tiered System Support) remediation math classes next week during Advisory. Class grouping will be based on STAR Math results.

    Science: Physics4Kids webwork.

    Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 intro to Surface Area with notes.

    Class 6-3 continued working on finding Surface Area - but today, starting using nets to find Surface Area!

    Science: Still finishing up Directed Readings for Temperature & Heat, then on to webwork to dive deeper into the differences.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 working on Decomposing Polygons (finding the area of irregularly shaped polygons).

    Class 6-3 working on finding Surface Area

    Science: Finishing up Directed Readings for Temperature & Heat, then on to webwork to dive deeper into the differences.

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Math: Freckle Day! Students can select 5th grade review or work on current 6th grade topics - all self paced.

    Science: Magic School Bus In the Arctic! - concepts of heat transfer! 

    Monday, October 28, 2019 - Civic Center Field Trip today - 35 minute classes

    Math: FIM and worked on WW#8

    Science: Continued learning about temperature and heat with Directed Readings (group work) - are they the same?

     

    Friday, October 25, 2019 - Early Release Day

    Math: FIM - Progress Monitoring Test (PMT)

    Science: Started learning about temperature and heat with Directed Readings (individual work) - are they the same?

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 Area and Perimeter assessment. Class 6-3 continued working on Surface Area and Nets.

    Science: Properties of Matter assessment.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 started working on decomposing polygons! Class 6-3 continued with Surface Area and nets.

    Science: Physical vs. Chemical Changes - finish discussion and booklet

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    Math: Classses 6-1 & 6-2 finished up work on area and perimeter - test Thursday! Class 6-3 starting Surface Area.

    Science: Physical vs. Chemical Changes - video and discussion

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    Math: Classses 6-1 & 6-2 finishing up work on area and perimeter. Class 6-3 continuing decomposing polygons to find area.

    Science: Solutes, solvents, and solubility vocabulary

    Friday, October 18, 2019

    Math: Classses 6-1 & 6-2 working on area and perimeter. Class 6-3 starting decomposing polygons to find area.

    Science: Exploring solutes, solvents, and solubility.

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    Math: All classes taking the NC Check In.

    Science: Exploring solutes, solvents, and solubility.

    Wedneday, October 16, 2019

    Math: All classes taking the NC Check In - will continue it tomorrow.

    Science: Exploring solutes, solvents, and solubility.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019  I was out, Mrs. Miller subbed.

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 working on area and perimeter. Class 6-3 Area and Perimeter Assessment

    Science: Volume (water displacement) lab.

    Monday, October 14, 2019 

    Math: Classses 6-1 & 6-2 working on area and perimeter. Class 6-3 AIG pullout and area/perimeter work.

    Science: Properties of Matter bubble chart

    Friday, October 11, 2019 

    Math: All classes working on area and perimeter.

    Science: Properties of Matter vocabulary

    Thursday, October 10, 2019 

    Math: 

    Class 6-1 Start Area

    Class 6-2 - Finished SchoolNet CFA factors/multiples

    Class 6-3 - Area and perimeter challenge questions.

    Science: Finished discussing properties of matter questions

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 

    Math: 

    Class 6-1 Finish SchoolNet CFA

    Class 6-2 - SchoolNet CFA factors/multiples

    Class 6-3 - Area and perimeter exploration and dice game!

    Science: Reviewing and discussing properties of matter questions

    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 

    Math: 

    Class 6-1 SchoolNet Common Formative Assessment (CFA) on factors/multiples

    Class 6-2 - LCM vs. GCF word problems

    Class 6-3 - Continue with Area unit; working with squares, rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids.

    Science: Started unit on Physical Properties of Matter.

    Monday, October 7, 2019 

    Math: Freckle or AIG pullout

    Science: Started unit on Physical Properties of Matter.

    Friday, October 4, 2019 

    Math: Classes 6-1 working on LCM word problems.

    6-2 - Multiples and LCM quiz!

    Class 6-3 - Started Area unit; working with squares, rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids.

    Science: Oobleck lab day! Is it a liquid? Is it a solid? It's a non-Newtonian fluid!

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 

    Math: Classes 6-1  - Multiples and LCM quiz!

    Class 6-3 - Finish SchoolNet assessment on GCF, LCM and prime factorization. 

    Science: States of Matter assessment.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 - finish prime factorization to find the LCM of a set of numbers. Start/finish for homework LCM word problems.

    Class 6-3 - Finish solving word problems using either the GCF or the LCM. SchoolNet assessment on GCF, LCM and prime factorization.

    Science: Finish States of Matter vocabulary & Jeopardy review game!

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 - using prime factorization to find the GCF and LCM of a set of numbers.

    Class 6-3 - solving word problems using either the GCF or the LCM

    Science: States of Matter vocabulary.

     

    Monday, September 30, 2019 

    Math: Students worked in Freckle - practicing and honing their math skills.

    Science: States of Matter table.

    Friday, September 27, 2019 - EARLY RELEASE DAY

    Math: Everyone is working on their multiples and LCM unit. 

    Science: States of Matter flow chart and table.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Math: Everyone is working on their multiples and LCM unit. Class 6-3 had a quiz today!

    Science: Bill Nye Matter DVD and questions

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Math: Everyone working on their multiples and LCM unit!

    Science: Finished up last question on the Atoms Snapshots reading/questions. Took a pre-quiz on the Bill Nye Matter DVD.

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 still working on the Distributive Property using the GCF. Class 6-2 still working on their multiples and LCM unit.

    Science: Reviewed and discussed Atoms Snapshots reading/questions.

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    Math: All classes working in Freckle (differentiated on-line learning). AIG pull-outs.

    Science: Review answers to Atom webwork and Atoms Snapshots reading/questions.

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 still working on the Distributive Property using the GCF. Class 6-2 still working on their multiples and LCM unit.

    Science: Last day for the Atom webwork and Atoms Snapshots reading/questions.

    Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Math: Graphed STAR Math diagnostics. Classes 6-1 & 6-2 started working on the Distributive Property using the GCF. Class 6-2 started working on their multiples and LCM unit.

    Science: Atomic Model Project! Atom webwork and Atoms Snapshots reading/questions.

    Atomic Model project: Students will create an atomic model of an element. They may select any element except for hydrogen or helium (too simple). Project is due by October 18.

    Here is a link to the packet so you can download it: Atomic Model Project packet

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Math: Classes 6-1 & 6-2 took their factors assessment. Class 6-3 started working on the Distributive Property using the GCF.

    Science: Atom webwork and Atoms Snapshots reading/questions.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Math: Class 6-3 took their factors assessment. Classes 6-1 & 6-2 finishing up their work on prime factorization using the birthday cake method and a prime factorization puzzle.

    Science: Finishing up Atomic Math Challenge from yesterday and started working on questions from Atoms Snapshots.

    Monday, September 16, 2019

    Math: AIG pullouts & doing reviews in Freckle. Class 6-3 test on factors, GCF's and prime factorization Tuesday. Classes 6-1 & 6-2 test on Wednesday!

    Science: Periodic Table fun!

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    Math: All classes working on prime factorization. Test on factors, GCF's and prime factorization Tuesday/Wednesday!

    Science: Continuing our study of atoms. Protons and neutrons and electrons, oh my!

    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Math: Getting classes logged into their Clever/Freckle accounts. Clever is where our online Big Ideas math resources are located and Freckle is an online adaptive math program that our school is trying out. Students also checked their PowerSchool accounts.

    Science: Starting our study of atoms with a Bill Nye DVD and notes.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 and 6-2: GCF Shark Puzzle and start on Prime Factorization

    Class 6-3: Continue with Prime Factorization.

    Science: Scientific Method test.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 and 6-2: GCF Shark Puzzle!

    Class 6-3: Started Prime Factorization.

    Science: Variables vocabulary

    Monday, September 9, 2019

    Math: Class 6-1 and 6-2: Working on using the GCF of a set of numbers to solving real world problems.

    Class 6-3: AIG pullout and GCF practice using Khan Academy online tutorials.

    Science: SpongeBob Bikini Bottom scientific method scenarios - discussion questions and answers.

    Friday, September 6, 2019

    Math: Working on using the GCF of a set of numbers to solving real world problems.

    Science: SpongeBob Bikini Bottom scientific method scenarios - discussion questions and answers.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    Math: We continued working through factors, GCF's and solving problems using the GCF.  

    Science: Video, notes and vocabulary on the scientific method.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2019

    Students had a substitute today. 

    Math: Students began working on factors and greatest common factors (GCFs)

    Science: Scientific Method flowchart

    Tuesday, September 3, 2019

    Students had a substitute today. 

    Math: Students took their STAR Math test.  

    Science: Students read, discussed and answered questions about the Scientific Method.

     

    August 30, 2019

    Math: Factors/GCF & Prime Factorization pre-assessment  

    Science: Scientific Method Skittles lab!

     

    August 29, 2019

    Math: Reviewing divisibility rules.  

    Science: Science safety test.

     

    August 28, 2019

    Math: Making their brains hurt and grow with some math puzzles!  

    Science: Continuing our unit on science safety.

     

    August 27, 2019

    Math: The rest of the math classes set up their math binders and we started working on a unit from Jo Boaler who is a mathematics scholar. 

    Science: Continuing our unit on science safety.

     

    August 26, 2019

    Math: We set up our math binders and discussed how math makes us feel. I let my kids know that I wasn't "good" in math when I was in middle school because I didn't always get it. 

    Science: We set up our science binders and discussed how science is all around us, all the time, from our digestive systems to plants taking in carbon dioxide and giving us oxygen. I wanted my kids to get the point that they didn't stop doing science last year in 5th grade! We also started our science safety unit.