**Work for**

**Monday, October 12, 2015**

**Madeline, Aulivia, Bella and Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students finished the book Crash and had class time to take notes on the book using story elements. Students were asked to have in mine which character they would be interviewing for the interview beginning tomorrow. Students need to write the theme and include evidence on their note page for tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students discussed the stop and think strategy for this lesson. Students added definitions into their spirals. We began a concept map for the material in this unit. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students had 2 periods to complete Lesson 5 in chapter 2. Students have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow. Students also complete Math Mastery Minute 3. The quiz will be Thursday.

**Social Studies-**

Students read Chapter 1 Lesson 2 (p.22-25) and answered in complete sentences the following four questions: 1. What is a tributary? 2. What is the longest river in North America? 3. What is the longest river in South America? 4. Use the elevation map on page 24 to find the highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere. What are the two highest mountains in the Western Hemisphere? 5. List the four main types of landforms you read about in this lesson.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in signed weekly work notes.

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 09, 2015**

**Elijah**

**Reading-**

Students had a class period to listen to Crash. Next week, we will begin our character interviews as we wrap up reading the book.

**Science-**

Students completed the setup for activity 5. We practice the stop and think strategy as we read the information for this activity.

**Math-**

Students had a class period for Math Enrichment. During this time, typically once a week, students will have an opportunity to practice mental math skills. Our goal is to improve student’s speed and accuracy with math facts. Today, students practice this through Krypto or Quizmo.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the outline for lesson 1. We also reviewed for the world map test.

**Enrichment-**

Friday folders went home today. Weekly note should be returned signed on Monday.

**Students need to turn in their signed weekly work note.**

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Thursday, October 08, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students completed another activity focused around them. Students listened to the song “Hall of fame” and stated the theme. Students provided evidence to support the theme claim.

**Writing-**

Students corrected the “Test of Sentences” worksheet.

Students listened to a couple of chapters of Crash.

**Math-**

Students corrected their math improvement review (for those who chose to do this from yesterday). In addition, students took their Math Mastery Quiz #2.

**Enrichment-**

**Students not on the catch-up board may bring a beverage and a snack for last hour tomorrow.**

**$6.00 Edru Skating due October 16th.**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, October 07, 2015**

**Kyle**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their Read and Response sheet. Students were introduced to theme. They took notes in their spirals and looked at a song “If today was your last day” and evaluated the theme. We will do another practice tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their predicate and the verb worksheet and the unit multiple choice worksheet. Today students practiced more sentences and completed a sentence worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Science-**

Students completed the analysis questions (1-3) for activity 4.

**Math-**

Students either reviewed the material covered thus far or challenged other classmates with a game of Krypto. Those students that reviewed were given a practice sheet that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students completed the written response for our “I can” statements for lesson one. These were collected. Students also outlined this lesson in their spiral notebook.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art today. They worked on finishing their candy painting.

Students had library time. Students were able to attend a study group for math or a world map study session. Otherwise, students worked on missing/assigned work or read a novel.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, October 06, 2015**

**Ahlexiah, Mike L., Mackenzie, Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students listened to Crash and responded to day 4 and 5 on their response sheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their predicate and the verb worksheet and the unit multiple choice worksheet. Today students practiced more sentences and completed a sentence worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

Students were in the computer lab and completed their “I used to” poem.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 4 procedure and lab sheet. Some students had time to begin the analysis questions. WE will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students corrected the Ch. 2 Mid-Chapter Check on pg. 128 (1-10) and turned in their Math Quiz worksheet.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map. We continued reading and discussing chapter one lesson one. (pages 16-21) Students began a written response to the lesson. They will have more time tomorrow to complete this.

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, October 05, 2015**

**Allie, Justice**

**Reading-**

Students read from the Battle Book and responded to day 2 and 3 on their response sheet. These two responses should be done in complete sentences. We will be spot checking these tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students worked on a Complete Predicate and Verb worksheet where they had to draw a line dividing the subject and predicate, and then circle the simple subject and simple predicate. Students had another worksheet where they had to determine if the underlined part was complete subject, complete predicate, simple subject, or simple predicate. These are worksheets are both due tomorrow.

Students were in the computer lab and worked on their “I used to” poem.

**Science-**

Students looked over their scored science spirals. They also began activity four. We completed the set-up and added the definition for the word composition.

**Math-**

Students completed Math Minute 2. Their math minute quiz will be Thursday. Students also worked on Ch. 2 Mid-Chapter Check on pg. 128 (1-10) and a Math Quiz worksheet. What was not finished here is homework that is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed the world map. We continued reading and discussing chapter one lesson one. (pages 16-21)

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Friday, October 02, 2015**

**Lilly, Donny, Alexiah and Justice**

**Reading-**

Students were introduced to tone and mood and watched some video clips to help reinforce these words. Students added more to their composition notebook.

**Writing-**

Students corrected last night’s simple subjects and predicates worksheet.

**Science-**

Students completed activity 3. We answered all four analysis questions. See document above.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s remaining Lesson 4 Worksheet 10-24 (Skills Side Only.)

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their world map. Students reviewed the the world map together. We began chapter one lesson one. Absent students should read all of lesson one. (pages 16-21)

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Thursday, October 01, 2015**

**Bella**

**Reading-**

Students completed an activity of matching a conflict to the correct type of conflict. Students were then introduced to tone and mood by a video example. We will continue this tomorrow.

Students also listened to Crash for another class period. They need to respond to Day 1 of their Read and Respond Worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students completed a practice of simple subjects and predicates. They have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Different directions than what is on sheet: Draw the division line between the complete predicate and the complete subject. Then circle the simple subject and the simple predicate.**

**Science-**

Students began activity 3. They completed the set-up in their spirals and completed the procedure. I will not be grading any of the analysis for activity 2 until students complete the analysis for activity 3.

**Math-**

Students corrected the first 9 problems of yesterday’s worksheet. Students finished Lesson 4 and were assigned the rest of the Lesson 4 Worksheet 10-24 (Skills Side Only.)This is due tomorrow. The Math Mastery Quiz was taken today.

**Social Studies-**

Students had all hour to work on their world map. Students have a direction sheet for this map. The map is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Wednesday, September 30, 2015**

**Maddy**

**Reading-**

Students finished adding definitions to their spiral about the 4 types of conflict. From these discussions, tomorrow students will match sentences to the correct conflict.

**Writing-**

Students corrected last night’s subject/predicate assignment. Students had the remainder of the class period to read independently.

**Science-**

Students continued activity 2 in their spirals. Students were given time to complete their analysis questions. However, these are due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students began Lesson 4 and were assigned Skills Side Only 1-9. We will continue Lesson 4 and do the remainder of the worksheet tomorrow.

**Math Mastery Quiz is tomorrow. STUDY!**

**Social Studies-**

Students continued working on their world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art to work on their candy painting project.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Tuesday, September 29, 2015**

Jaiden, Maddy

Reading-

Students turned in their character trait web. We discussed good examples of evidence and incomplete examples. Students were introduced to conflicts of a story. A page was added to their spiral along with a definition of conflict. We will continue this tomorrow.

Writing-

Students were given an assignment to identify the subject / predicate. These pages were stapled and students had all hour to complete. They are due tomorrow.

Students began a writing piece: “I used to … But now I…” in the computer lab.

Science-

Students continued activity 2 in their spirals. We completed an opinion/fact worksheet.

Math-

Students corrected Lesson 3. We began Lesson 4 of chapter 2. Students were asked “Got it’s” on page 118 a, b and c for tomorrow.

Math Mastery Quiz is Thursday.

Social Studies-

Students took the CDV test. Students also began a world map exercise. We will continue this tomorrow.

Enrichment-

Battle book report due October 29. (All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for Monday, September 28, 2015**

**Justin, Justice and Alexiah**

**Reading-**

Students had class time to listen to

__Crash__and complete some “Say Somethings”. These were turned in for scoring. Students also discussed completing a character trait chart on either Penn or Crash. At least one trait must be positive as well as at least one trait negative. Students must use higher level word traits and write their evidence in complete sentences. Students had at least 15 minutes to work on this in class. It is due tomorrow.

**Writing-**Students were introduced to complete subject and complete predicates. Students were drawing a division line that separates subject from predicate. We did this with several sentences together. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**Students checked over their graded activity one. Students began activity 2 in their spirals. They completed a KWL chart.

**Math-**

Students completed their first math mastery minute one. They have a math mastery Quiz from this minute Thursday. Students completed lesson 3 and have a worksheet to complete for tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students reviewed for tomorrow's upcoming CDV test using quotes created by the students themselves. Students also created a visual of our world attempting to label the continents.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in the signed Weekly Note.

Battle book report due October 29. (All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

Work for Friday, September 25, 2015

Work for Friday, September 25, 2015

**Justin, Justice and Alexiah**

**Reading-**

Students turned in their 10 character trait definitions. Students had class time to look and share some of these interesting word definitions. Students will use these words to complete an activity for Monday. Students added the character trait words to their spiral. We had a little class time to listen to

__Crash__and complete some “Say Somethings”.

**Science-**

Students completed the analysis questions. Spirals were collected for a completion grade. Students also set-up activity 2 in their spirals.

**Math-**

Students corrected last night’s assignment. We completed an in class math review based upon Lesson 1 and 2 from Chapter 2.

**Social Studies-**

Students turned in their paragraph response to a “Should Question.” Students reviewed for Tuesday’s upcoming CDV test. Students also worked on a quote activity related to a CDV.

**Enrichment-**

Signed Weekly Note due back Monday.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 24, 2015**

**Mike**

**Reading-**

Students finished adding the elements of a story definitions to their reading spirals. Students were given a worksheet with numerous character trait words….words that describe one’s personality. Students were asked to select just 10 words from the character trait list (words not familiar to them) and write the definition for the word. Ex. Lazy- slow moving, unmotivated. These 10 definitions are due tomorrow. We will continue working with these words as we begin thinking about describing the characters in the novel

__Crash__.

**Writing-**

Students listened to

__Crash__. We set up another say something paper and completed say somethings…on their own (at least 8) as they listened to the story.

**Science-**

Students completed the procedure for activity 1: Into the Field. Students began a discussion of the analysis questions, but they will have more time to complete this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students were assigned Lesson 2 …skills side only worksheet. They had an entire class period to work. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students worked all hour on a response to a “Should Question.” This must be in paragraph form: a topic sentence, at least 3 supporting sentences using a CDV and a closing sentence. This is due tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their book orders.

**Battle book report due October 29.**(All students have a book checked out to read for this report.)

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 23, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students added the Elements of a story to their reading spirals. Students began to list the definitions and we will continue this tomorrow. Students turned in their Read and Respond Worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their Types of Sentences Worksheet.

**Science-**

Students began activity 1 for Studying Soil Scientifically. We completed the set-up and copied definitions into our spiral notebooks.

**Math-**

Students completed Chapter 2, Lesson 2 together in class. We will continue with this tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students examined two more “Should Questions”. We also looked at the positives and negatives to our demo paragraph that was turned in yesterday. Students began a paragraph activity, and we will continue this hat school tomorrow.

**Enrichment-**

Students turned in their name art. Students began a candy wrapper painting activity.

Students had Library today to check out their first Battle of the Book. Ask your child what book they checked out from the Library. This book needs to be read with a completed report due October 29.

Book orders were extended one day.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 21, 2015**

**Bleon, Michael L, and Alysa**

**Reading-**

Students added Story Vocabulary to their reading spirals. Students listened to

__Crash__and were asked to respond to Day 2 of their worksheet.

**Writing-**

Students were introduced to types of sentences. Students practiced these types of sentences together in class and had a class time to work on an in-class assignment. We will finish this assignment tomorrow.

In the computer lab, students worked on a poem about themselves. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Science-**

Some students need to complete their M&M bar graph for homework. We completed the M&M lab sheet and turned this is for scoring. Students began a discussion about observations versus inferences.

**Math-**

Students completed the MCOMP and MCAP fall evaluation. Students had the rest of the hour to complete the Skills Side only of Chapter 2, Lesson 1 worksheet. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students were given time to work on an independent CDV worksheet. Many students turned this in for scoring, but it is not due until tomorrow. Students also worked on an illustration/paragraph assignment. This is due tomorrow as well.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students had computers today.

Students turned in their Weekly Work Note signed by parents today.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 18, 2015**

**Bella**

**Reading-**

Students matched 24 various novel summaries with the correct genre. We shared answers at the end of the hour.

**Science-**

Students worked on their M&M lab bar graph illustrating their results. Many students finished, but this was not assigned for homework.

**Math-**

Students completed Chapter 2, Lesson 1. Students completed in class page 93, 1-7. Answers were shared at the end of the hour.

**Social Studies-**

Students discussed our group Core Democratic Value worksheet. These were turned in for scoring. Students also began an independent CDV worksheet. This is not homework.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students are coming home with their Friday Folder. The cover page needs to be signed and returned on Monday inside the manila folder.

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 17, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students were checked to make sure they have a novel here at school.

We finished writing the definitions for the fiction genre types in our spiral. Students cut out various short summaries of novels and placed the cards in the appropriate genre folder. We will finish this activity tomorrow.

**Writing-**

Students turned in their “Say Something” from Crash. Students brought in their materials from home to decorate their notebook from home. Students had class time to decorate the front of their writer’s notebook. Some turned these in at the end of the hour. These need to be finished at home and turned in tomorrow. (Only grading the FRONT cover)

**Science-**

Students continued their M&M lab by beginning a bar graph illustrating their results. Students were asked to follow directions that would help their graph look professional. We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students began Chapter 2, Lesson 1 in their books…..writing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions. We will continue this lesson tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students celebrated Constitution/Citizenship Day. We review facts about the constitution through the following you tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5LOqCy94_0 Students took a video quiz that was collected for a grade.

Students also worked on their group Core Democratic Value worksheet. We will go over this tomorrow in class.

**Enrichment-**

Name art designs are due next Wednesday. The majority of the students already turned them in to Mrs. Frew.

Students had their picture taken today for the yearbook.

**Work for**

**Wednesday, September 16, 2015**

**Amanda**

**Reading-**

Students completed the RCBM testing.

Students were also introduced to a long list of good books (Battle Book List). Students will be required to read one book and complete a mini report sheet for their novel. We require for novels for the year. This can be one per marking period.

Students need to have a novel here at school by tomorrow.

**Writing-**

**Students need to have their materials from home to decorate their writer’s notebook by tomorrow.**(printed pictures from home computer, images, stickers, decorative tape, anything to personalize their cover) The decorating must be completed here at school.

**Science-**

Students continued their M&M lab sheet. (What color M&M is most abundant in a fun size bag of plain M&Ms?) We completed the hypothesis, materials list, procedure and conducting the experiment.

**Math-**

Students corrected and turned in the 16 question worksheet. Students were given clear directions on how this process will take place when grading math assignments in class.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued their discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Popular Sovereignty, Patriotism and Diversity. Students worked with their group of four to begin a worksheet. We will complete this worksheet together tomorrow.

Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had art today. Students continued their name design. Students had extra time to work on this in the library as well. These are due next Wednesday.

Reminder: Picture day is tomorrow. Forms were already sent home and can be done online.

**Work for**

**Tuesday, September 15, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students received worksheets about the 4 genres of fiction. We taped these into another page in our spirals. Students continued taking notes on the genre types. Students need to have a novel here at school by Thursday.

**Writing-**

Students will decorate their writer’s notebook. Students need to bring in materials about themselves to glue on the cover of their notebook by Thursday. (Pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures) They will be personalizing the COVER only on Thursday.

Students continued listening to the novel by Jerry Spinelli,

__Crash__. Students completed a “Say Something” strategy while listening to this novel.

**Science-**

Students turned in their cartoon character sketch assignment. Students also began their M&M lab sheet. (What color M&M is most abundant in a fun size bag of plain M&Ms?) We will continue this tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took notes in their Math spiral about the Least Common Multiple (LCM). Students were also shown where in their book this is addressed. (How to use your math binder at home as a resource.) Students completed some practices of LCM and were assigned the bottom half of yesterday’s worksheet 9-16. This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students continued their discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Justice, Common Good, Equality, and Truth. Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had computer time today. Students began examining Microsoft Word with an all about me poem. We will continue this next week.

Reminder: Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were already sent home.

**Work for**

**Monday, September 14, 2015**

**Jaiden, Lilly**

**Reading-**

Students received worksheets of the 4 genres of fiction. These were taped in their Reading spiral. Students took notes on the definitions and examples of these genres. (See Mrs. McCoy or buddy) Students need to have a novel here at school by Thursday.

**Writing-**

Students will decorate their writer’s notebook. Students need to bring in materials about themselves to glue on the cover of their notebook by Thursday. (Pictures, stickers, computer printed pictures) They will be personalizing the COVER only on Thursday. Students began listening to the novel by Jerry Spinelli,

__Crash__. Students completed a “Say Something” strategy while listening to this novel.

**Science-**

Students continued working on their cartoon character sketch. Sketches are due tomorrow.

**Math-**

Students took notes in their Math spiral about the Greatest Common Factor (GCF). Students were also shown where in their book this is addressed. (How to use your math binder at home as a resource.) Students completed some more practices of GCF and were assigned a worksheet (top half GCF 1-8 ONLY). This is due tomorrow.

**Social Studies-**

Students began a discussion on Core Democratic Values. We discussed Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Eventually, we want the students to be able use a CDV to support their opinions on worldwide issues.

**Enrichment-**

Students had computer time today. Students created new login passwords, examined the class website and signed in to our science books online.

WEBSITE: http://dodenmccoy.weebly.com/

Reminder: Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were already sent home.

**Work for**

**Friday, September 11, 2015**

**Jaiden**

**Reading-**

Students discussed various typed of books. We focused in on fiction types.

**Writing-**

Students were given a parent assignment: in a million words or less tell the teachers about their child. This assignment is optional, but we truly do enjoy learning more about the students, and this is a great opportunity to share with us any important information you feel we need to know. We would like these turned in before the end of September.

**Science-**

Students continued working on their cartoon character activity. Students will get one more period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Math-**

Students practiced finding the Greatest Common Factor (GCF).

**Social Studies-**

Students showed their support for the annual “Mason Cares” event by creating thank you posters with words of encouragement and appreciation.

**Enrichment-**

Students organized folders and spirals for all our classes.

Picture day is Thursday, September 17, 2015. Forms were sent home today.

Students are also coming home with information about SOAR, bowling leagues and the sixth grade Halloween lock-in.

**Thanks to all parents that attended last night’s parent orientation.**

**Work for**

**Thursday, September 10, 2015**

**Reading-**

Students completed the three minute Maze reading test.

Students watched an anti-bullying video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJut7KQhI4

Students wrote down their initial thoughts and discussed their findings.

**Science-**

Students were introduced to making observations. We discussed the following vocabulary words: observations, quantitative observations, qualitative observations and inferences. Students began an ice breaker cartoon character activity. We will get one more period tomorrow to complete this activity.

**Math-**

Those students that do not already have access to a calculator were given an assigned calculator. If this calculator is lost during the school year, a $5 charge will concur.

Students completed a pretest for the first math unit. The remainder of the period, we practiced a variety of problems.

**Enrichment-**

Students were rewarded with punch card punches for all the wonderful things they have done in the past two days.

Students were assigned seats. We change seats at the beginning of each month.

Parents: Thanks so much with the help of providing supplies. It is greatly appreciated!

**The suggested folders/spiral notebooks need to be here tomorrow as we will be helping students get organized with each class.**

**Hope to see you tonight at parent orientation.**

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Students had art today and began a name art design. Students will work more on this next Wednesday.

Students were given textbooks, student numbers and first marking period instant replays.

Students discussed the handout, WELCOME TO SIXTH GRADE. This handout explains sixth grade expectations and requirements.

Students meant with Mrs. Soloman to discuss lunch room directions and expectations.

Students also met with Mr. Berryhill to discuss handbook policies.

Reminder: Parent Orientation is Thursday evening (6 p.m.-8 p.m.).

**Tuesday, September 8, 2015**

**What an awesome first day!**

Students were great listeners while we discussed why sixth grade at MMS is a great place to be.

Students worked on mastering their lockers and creating name tags.

Students completed a team building challenge.

Students also visited the lunch room and received a planner containing the school handbook.

Many informational papers were sent home. Students need to return the pink parent information form, the blue Hanbook/ Video/ photograph form, and the tan field trip form. Please make sure these form are completed by a parent.

Parent open house is this Thursday from 6-8.