Sixth Grade and Social Studies — Mr. Wellna

March 7th - 13th

Maybe it's just me, but it feels like this year is really flying by.  Summer seems so long ago at this point.  We are already starting our 3rd trimester.  Grades will start fresh this week.  Let's have an awesome last few weeks before Spring Break.

Here is a note from National Junior Honor Society.

Dear Students and Families,

Because of your generosity through our hot chocolate donations, we have raised nearly $300 for Denison's tuition.  We are truly thankful for your thoughtfulness.  Please know that each donation carries with it possibilities for Denison, for his classmates, and for many in Haiti.

We are just shy of our goal to fully support him for another year of school, and we'd still like to be able to sponsor another child through Building Hope in Haiti.  As we discover more ways to be of service, we may reach out to you again.

Should you wish to find out more about Building Hope, please go to the website below.

Again, we thank you for giving.  As we have said all year here at St. Paul:  Together we are more than conquerors through Christ.

In Christ,

Members of St. Paul's National Lutheran Junior Honor Society,  Mr. Fischer, and  Mrs. Yurk

 

Announcements for this week:

  • Brown Envelopes: Probably coming home Monday, March 8th
  • End of Third Quarter - March 25th
  • Early Dismissal (11:00am) - Friday, March 26th
  • Spring Break - March 27th - April 5th

 

Class Update
Social Studies We will continue to learn about South America.  We will have a map quiz, probably on Wednesday.
Math This week in 6th Grade math we will cover these topics:  Measuring turns and geometric formulas.  Math Test on Tuesday, March 9.  We will have an investigation towards the end of the week on probability and then celebrate Pi Day on Friday.  We will do special Pi Day activities in class on this day.  Students are allowed to bring a drink from home.  Acceptable drinks besides water are: sports drinks, lemonade, fruit juice, and soda.  Please no high energy drinks and limit the drinks to 16 oz. 
Quarter Class PE I would like to get outside for the first few days of the week and do some track and field events.  Hopefully we can learn to do: Shot put, discus, and long jump.  If we are back inside, we will finish our badminton tournament.
Religion

We are moving into the last week of Jesus' life here on earth. We will see His entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, as well as some of the last of His earthly teaching over the next couple of weeks.

Memory Quiz #23 - DUE March 12th

John 12:13 ~ They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the king of Israel!"

 

Journal Entry #12 - DUE March 12th

In the Old Testament, God wanted believers to give one-tenth (10%) of what they had as an offering (a tithe). Sometimes people generously gave more! In the story of the widow's offering Jesus said the widow's offering was better than the offering the rich people gave. Why? How do you think Jesus wants us to give our offerings? Do our offerings always have to be money? What else could they be?

Sermon Note #5 - DUE April 9th

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are learning about Climate and Climate Change.  We will be having a quiz on Lessons 6&7 Thursday, March 11th!

English

We will continue poetry this week. No major assignments will be due this week.

Reading

We will continue reading The Watsons go to Birmingham this week. There will be a short Reader Response worksheet for each chapter that will need to be completed. We will also continue to build our knowledge of the historical context behind our novel as well. 

Vocab

We will work on Unit 10A this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 147), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 148), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 149). The test will be Friday March 12th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Abominable 

  2. Consequence

  3. Dole

  4. Formulate

  5. Memento 

  6. Null and void 

  7. Panorama 

  8. Pry

  9. Resourceful 

  10. Subsequent

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  H.I.I.T workout

 

6 Health 5 components of fitness

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music Watched Fantasia 2000 and started researching the composers featured in the movie.