Sixth Grade and Social Studies — Weekly Updates

April 11th - 17th

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a blessed Easter.  Let us always be thankful to live in the freedom that stems from Easter morning.

Both brown envelopes, eligibility check, and progress reports will be going home on Monday.  Please please please make sure that you see these as we approach the last 8 weeks of school.

Also a note: Casual Fridays all through April.

 

Announcements for this week:

  • Brown Envelopes -   Monday, April 12th
  • Progress Reports - Monday, April 12th
  • Eligibility Check - Monday, April 12th
  • MAP Testing - Week of April 19th
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (By appoinment) - April 29th
  • 8th Grade Confirmation - Sunday, May 2nd

 

Class Update
Social Studies
6th grade is back with Mr. Wellna for our new unit about China.  Lucky them. We will be having a map quiz later in the week, possibly Thursday.  I will let the students know for sure as we get closer.
Math
We will cover these topics in math this week:  More on algebraic addition, compound probability, ratio problems with totals, and mass/weight.  Math TEST: Tuesday, April 13.
Religion

Blessed Easter! The weeks after Easter Sunday make up the season of Easter in the church. We will hear about how Jesus appeared to His disciples and the instructions He gave to them before His ascension into heaven. I pray that you will continue to focus on what Jesus is saying to you in this season, and will continue to follow in His footsteps.

6th Grade

We are continuing our focus on the last week of Jesus' life here on earth. We will be looking at his trial before Pilate as well as His crucifixion and His last words from the cross.

Memory Quiz #26 - DUE April 16th 

Luke 24:6 ~ He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

 

Journal Entry #14 - DUE April 16th

Imagine you were one of the people headed to the tomb on Easter morning. On Friday you saw Jesus crucified, and now you are on your way to finish embalming His body. How do you feel and what are you thinking as you walk to the tomb? Now imagine you have arrived at the tomb and found it empty. The angel has told you Jesus has risen from the dead. Now how do you feel and what are you thinking as you leave the tomb?

Sermon Note #6 - DUE May 14th

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are learning about the Sun.  There will be a quiz on Lessons 1-3 Friday, April 16th!

English

We will wrap up our poetry unit this week. Students will be responsible for writing a capstone poem based on a mentor poem, which will be due next Monday. 

Reading

We will continue our research unit this week. Students will work in their small groups to prepare for their debate. Debates will most likely take place on Friday.

Vocab

We will work on Unit 12A this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 171), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 172), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 173). The test will be Friday April 16th. The words for the unit are: 

  1. Abduct

  2. Balk

  3. Confer

  4. Frigid

  5. Incalculable 

  6. Intensive 

  7. Maneuver 

  8. Sabotage

  9. Strident 

  10. Valiant

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  We did not have class on Monday

6 Health Resolving conflict skits. 

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music Started our Incredibox project

March 28th - April 10th

Have an awesome week of Spring Break, whatever you are doing.  We will see all of your children back in school on Tuesday, April 6th. 

We  collected 36 cereal boxes as a class!  (2nd highest of any class = Domination) Thank you for all your donations.  We reached our goal and now have casual Friday every Friday during April.

It was fun to have 6th grade in a gym class everyday.  Now they move onto art with Mrs. Schumann for the 4th quarter.

 

Announcements for this week:

  • Spring Break - March 27th - April 5th
  • MAP Testing - Week of April 19th
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (By appoinment) - April 29th

 

Class Update
Social Studies We will end our unit on South America with a mini-project from Ms. Amling.  Following that, Mr. Wellna will begin a new unit on China.
Math
The following topics will be covered in 6th grade math this week: finding the sum of angles measures in triangles and quadrilaterals, fraction-decimal-percent equivalents, adding integers, and subtracting integers.
Religion

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Science

This week in 6th grade, we are learning about the Solar System.  No major tests or assignments this week!

English

We will wrap up our poetry unit this week. For the final assignment, students will write their own personal poem modeled after another poem that we will read together in class. This will be due on Friday.

Reading

We will begin our new unit, which will focus on research. The first half of the unit will focus on researching to build an argument for debates. This week will mostly focus on the prep for that. 

Vocab

We will work on Unit 11B this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 163), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 164), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 165). The test will be Friday April 9th. The words for the unit are: 

  1. Amble

  2. Burly

  3. Dogged

  4. Grit

  5. Ingrained

  6. Prevail

  7. Relic 

  8. Replenish 

  9. Skimp

  10. Sleuth

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  Ultimate Football 

6 Health Resolving conflict skits. 

 

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music Finished presentations on composers from Fantasia 2000

March 21st - 27th

As of Wednesday, our school had collected about 350 cereal boxes.  Hopefully, we will reach our goal of 500 boxes by next week!  In 6th grade, we have reached 30 boxes, so thank you for your donations.

We have a short-ish week this week, with a short day on Friday.  Reminder: Dismissal is @ 11:00am Friday.

Brown envelopes should be coming home Monday.  Please take a look and send them back soon!

 

Announcements for this week:

  • Brown Envelopes - Home Monday, March 22nd
  • End of Third Quarter - March 25th (6th grade starts art with Mrs. Schumann 4th quarter)
  • Early Dismissal (11:00am) - Friday, March 26th
  • Family Day Activities (Without everyone's family actually coming in) - Friday, March 26th
  • Spring Break - March 27th - April 5th

 

Class Update
Social Studies We are going be taking our test on South America this week.  If there is time, we will also start a small South American travel project.
Math
Our topics this week will include: graphing functions, and transversals.  We got a little behind last week, so the Math Test is on Monday, March 22.   
Quarter Class PE I can't believe we are on our last week of 6th grade gym.  We are going to do a pacer test this week followed by an assortment of games they like to end our quarter together.
Religion

This week we continue to focus on the last week of Jesus' earthly life. We will take a look at His betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane and Peter's Denial especially this week

NO Memory Quiz this week

 

Journal Entry #13 - DUE March 26th

The whole of what we believe as Christians centers on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why does it matter that Jesus was raised from the dead? What would happen to us and our faith if this wasn't true?

Sermon Note #5 - DUE April 9th

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are learning about the Universe and Stars.  There will be a test on Unit 1 Thursday, March 25th.

English

We will continue poetry this week. We will also work on some Grammar concepts. No major assignments will be due this week.

Reading

We will be wrapping up our class novel, The Watsons go to Birmingham this week. We will continue to dig into the historical context of our novel, as well as view the movie. This will allow us to make connections between the two formats.

Vocab

We will work on Unit 11A this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 159), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 160), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 161). The test will be Thursday March 25th. The words for the unit are: 

  1. Alias

  2. Distort

  3. Dumbfounded

  4. Extinct

  5. Inevitable

  6. Meteoric

  7. Parody

  8. Rend

  9. Rummage

  10. Vandalism

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  Matball 

6 Health Celebrity workout plan

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music Presented on composers from Fantasia 2000

March 14th - 20th

 PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SEEN YOUR CHILD'S BROWN ENVELOPE!  IT CAME HOME MONDAY.

If you are so moved, please consider donating a box of healthy cereal.  Our goal is to collect 500 boxes as a school for a Family Day service project.

It was a relatively normal week of school again this week.  Pretty nice actually.  Ms. Amling taught full-time this past week and will be again next week.  She is doing an awesome job and the kids really seem to enjoy having her here.

You should have seen your child's report card on Thursday.  We are now one official week into the 3rd trimester.  I am really not lying when I say that I can't believe I only have one more trimester with this class as my homeroom.  I am really enjoying them.

Announcements for this week:

  • NO CHAPEL/CHAPEL DRESS: Wednesday, March 17th
  • End of Third Quarter - March 25th (6th grade starts art with Mrs. Schumann 4th quarter)
  • Early Dismissal (11:00am) - Friday, March 26th
  • Family Day Activities (Without everyone's family actually coming in) - Friday, March 26th
  • Spring Break - March 27th - April 5th
Class Update
Social Studies We will continue to learn about South America, specifically the history and culture.  There will be no tests or quizzes this week.
Math
This week in 6th grade math we will cover these topics: expanded notation with exponents, order of operations with exponents, classifying triangles, writing fractions and decimals as percents, reducing rates before multiplying.  Math test on Friday, March 19. 
Quarter Class PE We will be trying our luck with indoor soccer this week, with Workout Wednesday and Fun-Day Friday still going strong as well.
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 #24 - DUE March 19th 

Mark 12:43-44 ~ Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything-all she had to live on."

 

Journal Entry #13 - DUE March 26th

The whole of what we believe as Christians centers on the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why does it matter that Jesus was raised from the dead? What would happen to us and our faith if this wasn't true?

Sermon Note #5 - DUE April 9th

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are getting our last book of the year.  We will be learning about the universe.  No major tests or assignments this week.

English

We will continue poetry this week. No major assignments will be due this week. There will also be some Grammar work as well.

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 10B this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 151), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 152), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 153). The test will be Friday March 19th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Bumbling

  2. Delude

  3. Engulf

  4. Foil

  5. Initiative

  6. Nonconformist

  7. Posterity

  8. Refurbish

  9. Rigorous 

  10. Unerring 

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  Badminton and 9 Square 

6 Health Celebrity workout plan

Music (Fischer)

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

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.