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Grade 6

April Newsletter

2017

RELIGION:  The month of April  reminds us that we are stewards of the Earth. Students will start a project that highlights the beauty of God’s creation. Through the use of pictures, the sixth graders will document the beauty of nature. During religion class, students will take pictures of nature. They can use their own cameras or the school iPads. Students will then create a photo essay. They will use the Bible to study Scripture and respond to the Word  through writing. Students will continue their Lenten Journal and prepare for the Resurrection of our Lord on Easter Sunday.

MATH Course 1: During the month of April, we will come to finish our unit on geometry. We will begin a unit on units of measure. Using their knowledge of ratios and proportions, students will work with measurement and conversions. Students will be expected to complete booklets each week to review concepts taught thus far this year. Students also have access to extra practice on MathSpace. We will continue to use MathSpace as a review source as well.

MATH Course 2: Students in Course 2 will continue their unit on algebra. We will explore the different parts of an equation and how to solve them. We will then begin working with inequalities, using the properties of equations but also include new concepts. Students will be expected to complete booklets each week to review concepts taught thus far this year. Students also have access to extra practice on MathSpace. We will continue to use MathSpace as a review source as well.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS:   Reading skills will be practiced. Students will also analyze informational texts, and make connections between different genres of writing. Students will learn debating skills. Finally, students will write a position paper on given topic and debate their points.

SOCIAL STUDIES:  In April, students will begin a unit on Mediterranean Empires. The rise and fall of the Greek and Roman empires will be studied. Students will continue their researching skills incorporating technology in their presentations.

SCIENCE: During the month of April, students will work on Chapter 10: Forces. Friction, gravity, and Newton’s three laws of motion will be covered. We will also begin Chapter 13: Energy. In this chapter students will explore the basic forms of energy, energy transformation, conservation of energy, and fossil fuels. Their lab investigations will correspond to classroom activities.

SPANISH:  Finally, “la primavera” is here! The students are going to continue with their journey; we’ll talk about “shopping,” to identify and describe school supplies as articles of clothing, stating color and size preferences. Numbers from 100-1,000 will be practiced.

 

Have a blessed Easter!

 

The Teachers of Grade Six

 

 

 

 

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