Grade 6 March 2017 Newsletter
RELIGION: During the month of March, we will focus on the importance of prayer as we begin our Lenten journey. Our lessons will focus on the gift of forgiveness. We will also celebrate the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph who continue to be our role models.
MATH Course 1: During the month of March students will continue to study geometry. Students have finished a major unit in Algebra, involving expressions and equations. In March, we will continue to focus on geometric figures. We will then begin the unit on circumference, area and volume. Students will be using MathSpace in class, as well as expected to complete some assignments online, using MathSpace at home.
MATH Course 2: During the month of March, students will continue to work with measurement. Last month they finished a unit on ratios and rates, as well as percents. In March, students will continue to work with measurement and conversions. Students will then begin a major Algebra unit. The unit will involve expressions, exponents, and equations. We will learn how to write equivalent expressions and prepare for solving equations. Students will be using MathSpace in class, as well as expected to complete some assignments online, using MathSpace at home.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS: During the month of March, students will continue reading the novel Bud not Buddy to understand literary elements. Students will participate in many exercises that will strengthen reading and writing skills. Students will utilize their chromebooks by practicing their reading comprehension skills as well as editing documents to enhance their informational, narrative, and creative writing skills.
SOCIAL STUDIES: This month sixth graders will study early civilizations in the Americas. Myths will be a focus during the student’s investigation of the ancient civilizations. Students will continue to incorporate STEAM projects in their understanding of ancient peoples.
SCIENCE: During the month of March, students will complete their STEM project on wind turbines. They will also begin to study friction, gravity, and Newton’s three laws of motion. We will also discuss energy and explore the basic forms of energy, energy transformation, conservation of energy, and fossil fuels. Students’ lab investigations will correspond to classroom activities.
SPANISH: In the month of March we will begin Chapter 3 “In the School” of our Buen Viaje textbook. Through speaking, listening, and writing activities we will learn vocabulary associated with school, and clothing. We will also begin conjugating verbs.
The Teachers of Grade Six
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