Grade 6 February 2017 Newsletter
RELIGION: During the month of February, we will focus on the qualities of true friendship, such as loyalty and faithfulness. Students will recognize and describe the Ten Commandments as laws meant to strengthen the relationship between God and his people.
MATH Course 1: During the month of February, students will begin their study of geometry. Students will study scale drawings, model geometric figures and cross sections. Students will also study vertical, adjacent, supplementary and complementary angles. As students study each section, they will use these concepts to solve real-world mathematical problems. Students must continue to study concepts discussed in class on a daily basis, as well as completing homework assigned. Castle Learning will be assigned throughout the month of February.
MATH Course 2: During the month of February, students will use their knowledge of ratios and apply it to the new unit on measurement. Students will be converting units of length, capacity, and mass/weight. Student will understand how to use these conversions to solve real-world mathematical problems. Students must continue to study concepts discussed in class on a daily basis, as well as completing homework assigned. Castle Learning will be assigned throughout the month of February.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS: During the month of February, the students will focus on reading strategies and writing mechanics. Students will start a new novel; Bud Not Buddy and apply reading strategies to help analyze the novel.
SOCIAL STUDIES: As we begin February, students will examine the early civilizations in the Americas. Students will understand how some civilizations developed and grew to become empires. Students will incorporate their technology skills in the research of the different groups of people in the Americas.
SCIENCE: During the month of February, students will work on Chapter 6: Chemical Reactions. Students will learn about chemical equations and how they use chemical formulas to show chemical reactions. Students will also tie in fire and fire safety into this chapter because of the reactions that occur when a fire is caused. Their lab investigations will correspond to classroom activities.
SPANISH: During this short month of Febrero, students will learn singular and plural form of the verb “Ser”. The students will read about Spanish speakers in the United State. The students will end this month by making a poster on “Lent and Holy Week.”
The Teachers of Grade Six
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