Sixth Grade and Social Studies — Mr. Wellna

September 20th - 26th

Your kids may feel differently, but I actually thought our first 5-day week went fairly fast.  Maybe its because we are back in the swing of things.  My throat doesn't hurt from talking all day anymore at least.  Hopefully our 2nd full week will also go fairly well.

We have one more MAP test and it will be Tuesday afternoon during Ms. Prichard's double class.  It will be the reading test.

Please look for progress reports to come home on Friday!  At least that is when they are scheduled to come home on the calendar.

Have an awesome weekend, and as always, go Pack.  Sorry if that offends you out of staters.

Announcements

  • REMINDER: Please send back brown envelopes!
  • Reading MAP Test: Tuesday, September 22nd (1:00-2:25)
  • Progress Reports: Will come home September 25th
  • LSA Cross Country Meet: Saturday, October 3rd
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences: October 8th and 9th
  • End of Quarter 1: October 30th

 

Class Update
Social Studies The World Landmark projects are awesome!  I got all the papers turned in and many models have showed up in my room.  We will take a few days and present them, and then after will go back to Ancient Egypt.
Math

This week in 6th grade, we are looking at the processes of weathering, erosion, deposition and soil formation.  The test will be Wednesday, Sept. 23rd

Computers We are in our final chapter working through research papers.  In this chapter students will move away from endnotes and learn how to cite references with footnotes.  We also are learning how to put tables into a document along with the use of bulleted lists to showcase information.  Our chapter quiz will be Tuesday or Wednesday.  
Religion

As we begin our study of the New Testament we are looking at Jesus' birth and childhood. We will be studying the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus, as well as looking at two faithful believers who were waiting for the coming Savior and their response to meeting Jesus.

Memory Quiz #2 - DUE September 25th
First TWENTY books of the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, and James

Journal #2 - DUE  September 25th
We'll hear a lot about the Law and the Gospel in Religion class. Explain what the Law is and what it shows us. Explain what the Gospel is and what it shows us.

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are looking at the processes of weathering, erosion, deposition and soil formation.  The test will be Wednesday, Sept. 23rd

English

After reviewing our basic building blocks of grammar, we will be focusing on strengthening our writing with strong word choice. We will also learn about the logistics of writing a summary from a nonfiction article that we read, determining the main idea and supporting details. 

Reading

We are nearing the end of our first novel, Hatchet. Looking forward, we will be launching our first fiction book club. This means that every student will need to find a fiction novel with a strong main character that they can read self-paced and conduct discussion about their reading with other students in their book club.

Vocab

We will launch Unit 1B this week. We will be tested on this set of words on Friday September September 25th. 

PE/Health

5-8 P.E. Frisbee Golf had great weather.  We will continue with individual and group rounds.  

6 Health continued the unit on physical fitness and exercise.

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music started presenting on their favorite artist, genre, and decade.  They have done a really nice job so far.