Sixth Grade and Social Studies — Mr. Wellna

November 22nd - December 5th

Well, we made it.  That's really something.  Thank you for dealing with all the precautions to make sure we are being safe.  Thank you to the 6th graders for working with the teachers and their masks as well.  What a blessing to still be in school.

We have so many things to be thankful for.  Enjoy the time away with your family.  I pray your middle schoolers will enjoy their extended week away from school.

"Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts, since as members of one body we were called to peace.  Let us always be thankful." Colossians 3:15

 

CHRISTMAS GIFT UPDATE: Instead of 3 gifts given as "Secret Angels", we will just encourage each student to bring in one gift to be exchanged the last day before Christmas break.  Suggested gift price around $5-$7.  Boys will exchange gifts from other boys, and girls will exchange gifts randomly from other girls.  If you do not wish to participate, that is also just fine.

 

Class Update
Social Studies We have now finished Africa!  Our next cultural unit we will focus on is the Middle East.
Math
This week in math we will cover these topics:  simplifying and comparing decimals, writing decimals in expanded notation, circumference and Pi, subtracting mixed numbers and dividing by a decimal number.  
   
Religion

As we head into the new trimester we will finish up the healing stories of Jesus and begin looking at some of His parables.

Memory Quiz #11 - DUE December 4th

Isaiah 9:6 ~ For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

 

Journal Entry #7 - DUE December 11th

Listen to the song "Joseph's Lullaby"
( https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=pNpsHJIIQSg) on Google Classroom. 

 

Joseph was Mary's husband and Jesus' earthly father. How do you think Joseph felt knowing that Jesus was God's Son, and that Jesus was only entrusted into his care. Be sure to explain WHY you think this is how Joseph felt.

Science

This week in 6th grade, we are learning about Earth's Water.  No tests or major assignments this week!

English

We will be starting our argument essay unit.

Reading

We will be starting our next class novel, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Vocab

We will begin Unit 5A this week. Students will be responsible for completing Using Context (pg. 71), Choosing the Right Word (pg. 72), and Completing the Sentence (pg. 73). The test will be Friday, December 4th. The words for the unit are:

  1. Bluster

  2. Commentary

  3. Eerie

  4. Fidelity

  5. Headstrong

  6. Pacify

  7. Ravenous

  8. Refute

  9. Remorse

  10. Synopsis

PE/Health

5-8 P.E.  Curl Up and Push Up testing

6 Health started a nutrition unit with discussion on the nutrients. 

Music (Fischer)

Fischer Music presented their google slides project on their favorite genre and artist.