Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.
Week 38
Grade 6 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai
This week we’re going to present our comic books and review parts of speech in order to get the students ready for their final exam. No new spelling words this week, instead we’re going to review the ones we already learned.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will continue to learn about chemical equations. We will look at what happens to energy during chemical reactions.
Quiz: On Friday 23218
• Balancing Chemical Equations
Vocabulary:
• Endothermic
• Exothermic
• law of conservation of energy
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions
This week students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. They will learn another mean of presenting information: box plot. Then, they will explore data distribution using mean absolute deviation. At the end of the week, students will take the last chapter test of this school year.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Box Plots
– Mean Absolute Deviation
Week 37
Grade 6 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai
Grade 6 will finish Captain America movie on Monday. To make the transition from film to literature, I inserted Story Map as part of the learning. If I find a small part of Captain America comic book, I will assign that as their homework to compare between the literature and the film. For the rest of the week, they will apply reading and writing strategies to analyze and plan creative writing. Students will get to create their own short story and personal journal.
Spelling Words: pedal, peddler, pedestrian, pedestal, dental, dentist, dentures, vocalize, manual, manuscript, manipulate, manufacture, vocalist, memoir, memorial, memorize, tripod, podium, memorable, maneuver
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn more about chemical reactions. We will discuss different types of reactions as well as how to balance chemical equations.
Vocabulary:
• chemical reaction
• chemical formula
• chemical equation
• exothermic reaction
• endothermic reaction
• Reactant
• Product
• law of conservation of energy
• law of conservation of mass
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 12: Data Displays and Measures of Center
Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions
This week we will start a midchapter test that we didn’t get to do last week. We will finish chapter 12 with measures of centers and outliers. At the end of the week, students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Measures of Center
– Effects of Outliers
– Box Plots
Week 36
Grade 6 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai
This week Grade 6 will focus on Reading and Literature. The lesson will stress on reading strategies and how to extract information from the text. The strategies include prescreening, setting purpose, making prediction and citing the text using connections of prior knowledge and/or experience. This will help students determine narrator’s point of view and illustrate the message to answer questions. The students will make use of the story map worksheet learned in Week 33 to aid in information gathering.
Spelling Words: adobe, mosquito, tornado, bouquet, envelop, inability, irrational, immobile, illuminate, indigestion, informant, significant, participant, medalist, columnist
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will review what we learned in Unit 3 and take a Unit Test. We will then start our discussion about chemical reactions.
Unit 3 Quiz: On Tuesday 6218!
• The Atom
• The Periodic Table
• Electrons and Chemical Bonding
• Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonding
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 12: Data Displays and Measures of Center
This week we will start the last unit of this school year on statistics. We will begin with statistical questions and why we should care about statistics. Then, students will learn to describe how the data is collected and explore dot plots and frequency tables. At the end of the week, students will take a midchapter test.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Recognize statistical questions
– Describe data collection
– Dot Plots and frequency table
Week 35
Grade 6 English
Teacher Siri Sawangjai
This week we will review and understand grammar structures to prepare for ONET exam. Analyze clauses through reading, sentence building and communication.
Spelling Words: overbearing, overcast, overconfident, overdevelop, overdraft, overhang, overindulge, overlay, overpower, undercarriage, underdone, underestimate, underrated, undertake, underwent, submerge, substandard, underground, subcontract, subtitle
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about different chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, metallic.
Unit 3 Quiz: Next Tuesday 6218
Start studying!! 🙂
• The Atom
• The Periodic Table
• Electrons and Chemical Bonding
• Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonding
Vocabulary:
• Ion
• ionic bond
• covalent bond
• Molecule
• metallic bond
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume
This week we will conclude surface area and volume. Students will learn to find surface area of pyramids and volume of rectangular prism. At the end of the week, students will do a group project, 3D Figures Project. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Surface Area of Pyramids
– Fractions and Volume
– Volume of Rectangular Prism
Week 34
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week in science we will learn about electrons and chemical bonding.
Vocabulary:
• chemical bond
• valence electron
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume
This week we will start a new chapter on surface area and volume. This chapter we will explore surface area and volume of threedimensional figures. This week we will explore surface areas of prisms and pyramids. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Threedimensional Figures and Nets
– Explore Surface Area Using Nets
– Surface Area of Prisms
– Surface Area of Pyramids
Week 33
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week students will present their ‘Meet the Elements’ Project to the class.
‘Meet the Elements’ Project
• Due: Monday 15118
Thursday and Friday: Grade 6 at Scout Camp
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will conclude chapter 10 with a chapter test. We will have chapter review in the beginning of the week, and students will then take the test before they head for the scout camp. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Chapter test review
Week 32
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on the different types of verbs, helping verbs, and verb tenses. We will practice using examples and worksheets to better understand. We will also jump back into spelling words, DOL, and reading.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn all about the periodic table of elements. We will discuss how it is organized and how to read the information about each element.
Homework: ‘Meet the Elements’ Project
• Due: 15118
Vocabulary:
• periodic table
• chemical symbol
• average atomic mass
• Metal
• Nonmetal
• Metalloid
• Group
• period
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will continue the chapter with area of trapezoids. After that, students will take a midchapter test. For the rest of the week, we will conclude the chapter with finding area of regular polygons and composite figures, and figures on coordinate plane. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Area of Trapezoids
– Area of Regular Polygons
– Composite Figures
– Figures on Coordinate Plane
Week 31
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will start Unit 3 and learn about the atom.
Homework: ‘Meet the Elements’ Project
• Due: Monday 15118
Check our our Google Classroom! Use your google email account to access all the power points, reminders, assignments and worksheets!
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Vocabulary:
• Atom
• Electron
• Nucleus
• Proton
• Neutron
• electron cloud
• atomic number
• mass number
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will start the new unit on geometry and statistics. We will begin with chapter 10 on area. This chapter deals extensively on exploring areas of different polygons: parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, regular polygons, and composite figures. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Area of Parallelograms
– Area of Triangles
Review and Exam Week
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grammar:
Understand the following concepts:

Do your best to fix common grammar mistakes such as capitalization, quotation marks, punctuation and such in DOL examples
Understand contractions and what to words make up the contraction. Ex: haven’t = have + not
Simple and compound subjects
Simple and compound predicates
Conjunctions
Prepositions and prepositional phrases
Understand Comparative and Superlative Adjectives and know the common rules and the irregular adjectives
Reading:
 There will be a short text for the students to read and answer critical thinking and comprehension questions.
Vocabulary:
 Students should know the meaning and spelling of each of the following vocabulary words: Catastrophe, mischief, hoist, insipid, fiction, valid, recycle, awkward, reuse, diversity, vital, poverty, urban, rural, preserved, bizarre, petitioned.
Writing:

Students will be expected to write short answers about the class novel, A Series of Unfortunate Events book 1 & 2.
Students will need to write a sentence using 5 vocabulary words from a word bank.
Students will need to create sentences using adjectives and conjunctions.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

• What is matter?
• Finding mass, weight, volume and density
• Properties of Matter (Physical and Chemical)
• Physical and Chemical Changes
• States of Matter
• Changes of State
• Types of Energy – Kinetic and Potential
• Forms of Energy (mechanical, sound, electromagnetic, electrical, chemical, thermal, nuclear)
• Thermal Energy and Heat
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

1. Write number in exponent form and evaluate exponents
2. Evaluate expressions using PEMDAS involving exponents
3. Write and evaluate algebraic expressions
4. Combine like terms
5. Generate and identify equivalent expressions
Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities

1. Check the solutions of equations
2. Write Equations
3. Solve Addition and Subtraction Equations
4. Solve Multiplication and Division Equations
5. Check solutions of inequalities
6. Write and graph inequalities
Ch. 9 Algebra: Relationships between Variables

1. Independent and dependent variables
2. Equations and tables
Week 26
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on adjectives and how to properly use them and identify them in a sentence. We will also practice reading and writing with a fun project connecting to Thanksgiving and what each student is thankful for.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will discuss thermal energy and heat.
Unit 2: Energy Quiz on Friday 241117
• Energy
• Thermal Energy
• Heat
Vocabulary:
• thermal energy
• Conductor
• convection
• Heat
• Insulator
• Radiation
• Conduction
• calorie
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 8 Algebra: Relationships between Variables
This week we will start with the last chapter test before midterm exam. After that we will explore chapter 9 on relationships between variables. This chapter is relatively short, so we might be able to finish it within a week. First, we will explore the distinction between independent and dependent variables. Then, we will move to present equations on table and graphing relationships. We will skip section 9.3. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Independent and Dependent Variables
– Equations and Tables
– Graph Relationships
Week 25
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on new vocabulary, grammar mistakes with DOL, and adjectives of all kinds. Comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives will be identified and perfected.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
In science this week, we will take a quiz on matter. Then we will learn all about different types of energy.
Monday: Unit 1: Matter Quiz:
• Intro to matter
• Properties of matter: Physical and Chemical
• Physical and chemical changes
• States of matter
• Changes of state
Vocabulary:
• Energy
• kinetic energy
• potential energy
• mechanical energy
• energy transformation
• law of conservation of energy
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities
This week we will start with midchapter test review and a midchapter test. After that we will explore the topic of inequality, starting from solutions of inequalities, write inequalities, and graphing inequalities. We should be able to wrap up the chapter by the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Solutions of Inequalities
– Write Inequalities
– Graph Inequalities
Week 24
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on adjectives including how pronouns and articles can act as adjectives as well. We will also work on comparative and superlative adjectives and spend time developing our vocabulary.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
In science this week, we will learn about the 3 states of matter and how matter can change state.
Unit 1: Matter Quiz next Monday 131117
• Intro to matter
• Properties of matter
• Physical and chemical changes
• States of matter
• Changes of state
Vocabulary:
• Solid
• Liquid
• gas
• Freezing
• Boiling
• Sublimation
• Melting
• Condensation
• Deposition
• evaporation
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities
This week we will begin chapter 8 on equations and inequalities. This chapter emphasizes solving equations and inequalities. We will skip modeling topics (8.3 and 8.5) because of the time constrain. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

– Solutions of Equations
– Write Equations
– Solve Addition and Subtraction Equations
– Solve Multiplication and Division Equations
Week 23
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will work on adjectives and parts of speech. Additionally, we will focus on the new vocabulary and the class novel.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
In science this week, we will learn about chemical and physical changes of matter.
Vocabulary:
• physical change
• chemical change
• law of conservation of mass
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This week we conclude chapter 7. We will now cover the application of algebra in solving problems. We will also revisit properties of addition and multiplication, and how to apply them to identify equivalent expressions. Students will take a test after completing the last section of the chapter. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Problem Solving: Combine Like Terms
 Generate Equivalent Expressions
 Identify Equivalent Expressions
Week 22
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on reading our new book as a class. Then, I will split the class up in groups where they will read and comprehend a thrilling short story and reenact it for the class. This will practice reading, understanding, speaking, and confidence for each student.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
In science this week, we will discuss the chemical and physical properties of matter.
Vocabulary:
• physical property
• chemical property
• electrical conductivity
• Solubility
• boiling point
• thermal conductivity
• melting point
• malleability
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This week students will start out with a midchapter test review on Tuesday, and they will take a test on the following day. Because of the two days off this week, students will only get to study how to apply and use algebraic expressions in real life situations. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Use Algebraic Expressions
Week 21
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on getting back into the swing of things after a long break. We will begin with the same routine so the students can quickly remember the expectations. Vocabulary words, reviewing the test, and learning about what each student did over break will be our main goals.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will start learning from our new textbook, ‘Matter and Energy.’ We will spend the week learning all about matter.
Vocabulary:
• Matter
• Mass
• Weight
• Volume
• density
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This new semester students will explore the unit of algebra. This first week of the second semester, we will explore the first concept of algebra, namely expressions. We will start out with exponent, order of operations, and algebraic expressions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Exponents
 Evaluate Expressions Involving Exponents
 Write Algebraic Expressions
 Identify Parts of Expressions
 Evaluate Algebraic Expressions and Formulas
Review and Exam Week
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grammar:
Understand the following concepts:
Declarative, Exclamatory, Interrogative, and Imperative sentence types
Do your best to fix common grammar mistakes such as capitalization, quotation marks, punctuation and such in DOL examples
Simple and compound subjects
Simple and compound predicates
Conjunctions
Prepositions and prepositional phrases
Simple and Complex sentences
Reading:
There will be a short text for the students to read and answer critical thinking and comprehension questions.
Vocabulary:
Students should know the meaning and spelling of each of the following vocabulary words:
Foul, immediately, notorious, nuptial, menace, smirked, congratulations, shiver, forbidden, despicable, accomplice, nefarious, scarce, and observe.
Writing:
Students will be expected to write short answers about the class novel, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Students will need to write a sentence using 5 vocabulary words from a word bank.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

• Natural Resources – renewable and nonrenewable
• Nonrenewable Energy Resources
• Renewable Energy Resources
• Managing Resources
• Human Impact on Water
• Human Impact on Land
• Human Impact on the Atmosphere
• Protecting Earth’s Water, Land and Air
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 4 Ratios and Rates
1. Model Ratios
2. Use Equivalent Ratios
3. Find Unit Rates
4. Use Unit Rates
Ch. 5 Percents
1. Model Percents
2. Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
3. Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents
4. Percent of a Quantity
5. Find the Whole from a Percent
Ch. 6 Units of Measure
1. Convert Units of Length
2. Convert Units of Capacity
3. Convert Units of Weight and Mass
4. Transform Units
5. Distance, Rate, and Time Formulas
Week 18
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will be focusing on completing the class novel, A Series of Unfortunate Events. We will work out the main themes, ideas, and understanding of the book in order to better our vocabulary and literature skills.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about how to protect Earth’s water, land and air.
Unit 4 Test: Friday 89
• Human Impact on Water
• Human Impact on Land
• Human Impact on the Atmosphere
• Protecting Earth’s Water, Land and Air
Vocabulary:
• Stewardship
• Conservation
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 6 Units of Measure
This week we will conclude chapter 6 with convert units of weight and mass, and distance, rate, and time formulas. Students will take the last chapter test. Then, we will begin our math project at the end of the week. This project may continue to the review week, but we should have sufficient time to review for the final exams. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Convert Units of Weight and Mass
 Distance, Rate, and Time Formula
Week 17
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
The objective of this week is to review conjunctions and prepositions. Furthermore, we will spend time on new vocabulary and creative writing. I will collect and correct in order to give each individual student a better understanding of the flow of writing.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about human impact on land and the atmosphere.
Vocabulary:
• Urbanization
• land degradation
• Desertification
• deforestation,
• air quality
• Particulate
• air pollution
• greenhouse effect
• Smog
• acid precipitation
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 6 Units of Measure
This week we will conclude chapter 5 with a chapter test. Then, we will explore the last chapter of this semester on units of measure. We will convert units of length, capacity, weight, and mass from both customary and metric systems. Most of these units are very similar to last year, so we should be able to go through the chapter faster. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Convert Units of Length
 Convert Units of Capacity
 Convert Units of Weight and Mass
Week 16
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will be working on review conjunctions and prepositions in order understand the format of sentences. We will be practicing grammar and story comprehension throughout the week.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about human impact on water. We will discuss the impact humans can have on the quality and supply of fresh water.
Vocabulary:
• Urbanization
• thermal pollution
• water pollution
• Eutrophication
• pointsource pollution
• nonpointsource pollution
• Potable
• reservoir
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 5 Percents
This week we will conclude chapter 5 on percents. Students will have a review and take a midchapter test at the beginning of the week. Then, we will explore how to find a percent of a number, use percent to solve problems, and find the whole from the given percent. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Percent of a Quantity
 Problem Solving: Percent
 Find the Whole from a Percent
Week 15
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will review vocabulary from the previous week and work on further conjunctions and prepositions.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will watch a Planet Earth Video and finish up any missing work in class.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 5 Percents
This week we will continue our lessons on percent. However, we would be able to go through only 2 lessons this week due to a holiday, a science fair, and a science field trip. Students will learn to convert percents to fractions and decimals and vice versa. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
 Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents
Week 14
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will review conjunctions and introduce prepositions and prepositional phrases. While working on grammar we will begin new vocabulary and use both to better understand each lesson. We will also continue to read the class novel and discuss the events.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about how we can manage natural resources. We will also discuss the consequences of excessively using natural resources.
Friday 11/8/17: Unit 3 Test
• natural resources
• nonrenewable energy
• renewable energy
• managing resources
Vocabulary:
• natural resource
• renewable resource
• nonrenewable resource
• conservation
• stewardship
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates
Ch. 5 Percents
This week we will conclude our lessons on rates. Students will extend their knowledge about unit rates and apply them to problem solving when using equivalent ratios does not work. Then, we will apply ratios to graphs. We will take a period to review for the test, and students will take a test in the next period. Finally, students will be introduced with the topic of percents. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Algebra: Unit Rates
 Equivalent Ratios and Graphs
 Investigate: Model Percents
Week 13
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on completing a vocabulary chart that includes spelling, meanings, pictures, and comprehension. Additionally, we will review simple and compound sentences with the use of conjunctions. We will continue to practice this as much as possible with games, group work, and writing projects.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about renewable energy resources. We will describe how humans use energy resources and the role of renewable energy resources
Vocabulary:
• energy resource
• wind energy
• solar energy
• hydroelectric energy
• Biomass
• geothermal energy
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates
This week we will continue our lessons on ratios. We will use tables to compare ratios and use equivalent ratios to find the missing values. After that, students will take a midchapter test. Then, we will revisit unit rates and how to find unit rates. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Problem Solving: Use Tables to Compare Ratios
 Algebra: Use Equivalent Ratios
 Find Unit Rates
 Algebra: Unit Rates
Week 12
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
We will work on reviewing the midterm exams to make sure we all move forward. Additionally, we will build the subject predicate grammar with simple and compound sentence structures while moving on in the novel.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about nonrenewable energy resources and their role in society.
Vocabulary:
● energy resource
● fossil fuel
● nuclear energy
● fission
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates
This week we will begin the new unit on ratios and rates. This unit contains 3 chapters: ratios and rates, percents, and units of measure. In this chapter, first, we will explore ratios, rates, and unit rates. Then, we will extend the concept to algebra, using equivalent ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Investigate: Model Ratios
 Ratios and Rates
 Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables
 Problem Solving: Use Tables to Compare Ratios
Review and Exam Week
G6 Midterm Review
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Grammar:
Understand the following concepts:

Vivid, sensory, precise words
Declarative, imperative, interrogative, exclamatory sentences
Quotation marks
Simple and compound subjects
Simple and compound predicates
Making a character T chart
Reading:
There will be a short article and poem that the students will need to answer critical thinking and comprehension questions for.
Vocabulary:
Students should know how to spell and use the following words in a sentence: demand, marvelous, shriek, possession, absence, depth, glimpse, brief, luxury, intense, crestfallen, necessary, wailing, discipline.
Writing:
Students will need to be able to write a “good paragraph” using correct sentence format and capital letters following a prompt.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will be reviewing all the topics we have discussed this semester thus far.
Exam Topics:

· Ecology
· Producers, Consumers, Decomposers
· Types of Consumers
· Energy Transfer: Food Chain, Food Web
· Populations
· Communities
· Land Biomes
· Aquatic Ecosystems
· Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
· Human Activity and Ecosystems
· Natural Resources
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will review for midterm exam. Students will receive a midterm review package that they will do for the rest of the review week. The package is designed to give students many practices, so that they will be ready for the exam. The package includes the following topics:

– Prime factorization
– Least common multiples (LCM) and greatest common factor (GCF)
– Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals
– Convert fractions to decimals and vice versa.
– Compare and order fractions and decimals
– Simplifying fractions to the simplest form
– Multiply and divide fractions and mixed numbers
– Understanding positive and negative integers
– Compare and order integers
– Rational numbers and the number line
– Absolute value
– Ordered pairs on the coordinate plane
Week 9
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
We will be using our class novel to look at new vocabulary and paragraph writing. The class will also focus on grammar of predicates and subjects in order to improve their English skills.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about natural resources and how they are used.
Vocabulary:
 natural resource
 renewable resource
 nonrenewable resource
 fossil fuel
 material resource
 energy resource
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will conclude the last chapter before midterm exam. Students will learn different quadrants of the coordinate plane and find distance on the coordinate plane. Students will take a chapter test at the end. After that, students will do a project on rational numbers and coordinate plane. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Ordered Pair Relationship
 Distance on the Coordinate Plane
Week 8
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will slow down the speed of A Series of Unfortunate Events in order to make sure we understand the feelings of the characters. We will also spend time focusing on the writer’s viewpoint and language. Lastly, we will practice different tenses of verbs.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about how humans affect the ecosystem in negative ways. We will then discuss conservation and ways humans can help the environment.
Test on Friday 30617: Unit 2: Biomes and Ecosystems
 Land Biomes
 Aquatic Ecosystems
 Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
 Human Activity and Ecosystems
Vocabulary:
 Urbanization
 Eutrophication
 Conservation
 Biodiversity
 Stewardship
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we are still on chapter 3 on rational numbers. We took it slow last week, but we should be able to move faster this week. Students will take a midchapter test on Tuesday. Then, we will explore absolute values, how to compare numbers with absolute values, and plotting rational numbers on the coordinate plane. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Compare and Order Rational Numbers
 Absolute Value
 Compare Absolute Values
 Rational Numbers and the Coordinate Plane
Week 7
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week is about practicing our own poetry as we learn about rhyming schemes and types of poems. We will practice reading famous poems, writing as a class, and creating individual piece of works that will contribute to a class book.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about how matter and energy move through ecosystems. We will discuss the water, nitrogen and carbon cycles.
Vocabulary:
 energy
 matter
 law of conservation of mass
 law of conservation of energy
 energy pyramid
 water cycle
 nitrogen cycle
 carbon cycle
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will continue chapter 3 on rational numbers. We will explore negative and positive integers, how to compare integers, and general ideas about rational numbers. At the end of the week, students will take a midchapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
– Understand Positive and Negative Numbers
– Compare and Order Integers
– Rational Numbers and a Number Line
– Compare and Order Rational Numbers
Week 6
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Our focus this week will be on poetry. I will keep the kids excited and interested by showing them how openended and freeing poetry can be. We will then take time to create our own Haikus.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about the different types of aquatic ecosystems. We will discuss freshwater, estuary and marine ecosystems and look into the abiotic and biotic factors that influence them.
Vocabulary:
 Wetland
 Estuary
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will conclude chapter 2 on fraction, particularly on the topic of dividing mixed numbers and problem solving. At the end of the chapter, students will take a short test on dividing fractions and problem solving. Then, we will begin the next chapter on rational numbers. Students will take the rest of the week to create their projects. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
– Divide Mixed Numbers
– Problem Solving: Fraction Operations
– Understand Positive and Negative Numbers
Previous Weekly Summaries
Week 5
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on vocabulary vastly in order to get the students engaged with the words and using them in daily language. I will also introduce poetry using haikus and looking at poetry elements. Lastly, we will practice reading comprehension while reading A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about the six major land biomes on Earth. Students will complete a group project on one of the land biomes and present to the rest of the class
Vocabulary:
 Biome
 Taiga
 Grassland
 Tundra
 Desert
 Coniferous Tree
 Deciduous Tree
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch. 2 Fractions
This week we will conclude chapter 2. We were unable to go through midchapter test last week, so we will start the week with midchapter test. Then, we will focus on fraction division and mixed number division. We will conclude the chapter with fraction operations. At the end of the week, students will take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Divide Fractions
 Divide Mixed Numbers
 Problem Solving: Fraction Operations
Week 4
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will be working on a variety of things including paragraph format, DOL practice, reading comprehension, and predicate grammar. Our spelling words are also new vocabulary that the students will need to study at home in order to succeed for the test every Friday.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn about how interactions in communities can help or harm the different individuals and populations.
Vocabulary:
 Community
 Predator
 Prey
 Symbiosis
 Mutualism
 Parasitism
 Commensalism
 Competition
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will begin the next chapter on fractions. Students will learn the relationship between fractions and decimals and how to convert them. We will also explore multiplying fractions and simplifying fractions. At the end of the week, students will take a midchapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Fractions and Decimals
 Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals
 Multiply Fractions
 Simplify Factors
Week 3
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
Our main objective this week will be reading the short story of “Stranded in the Ice” while increasing our vocabulary. We will also be focusing on plural nouns, irregular plural nouns, and possessive nouns in order to strengthen grammar.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will learn how population size changes in response to environmental factors and interactions between organisms.
Vocabulary:
 Population
 Immigration
 Emigration
 Carrying Capacity
 Limiting Factor
 Cooperation
 Competition
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will continue the lesson on multiplying and dividing decimals. Students will take a chapter test afterwards. We will also start the second chapter on fractions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Multiply Decimals
 Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
 Divide Decimals with Decimals
 Fractions and Decimals
Week 2
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week we will focus on setting a goal for each student so they have motivation to push to do better. We will also introduce our new reading, A Series of Unfortunate Events, along with new vocabulary and spelling.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
This week we will look at how organisms get their energy and how energy is transferred in an ecosystem.
Vocabulary:
 Individual
 Population
 Community
 ecosystem
 Energy
 Producer
 Consumer
 Herbivore
 Carnivore
 Omnivore
 Decomposer
 food chain
 food web
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
This week we will continue the lesson on least common multiples (LCM), greatest common factor (GCF) and its application. Students will take a midchapter test afterwards. We will also start the topic of decimal operations. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Least Common Multiples
 Greatest Common Factor
 Apply the Greatest Common Factor
 Add and Subtract Decimals
Week 1
Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry
This week the students and I will be beginning our first English lesson by reading a short story. The story will include new vocabulary, spelling words, and thinking critically about each scene. Vocabulary words: crestfallen, ecstatic, hysterical, incapacitated, lamented, mirth, perishable, and ricocheted.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara
We will spend the beginning of this week going over the classroom syllabus, rules and procedures. As well, we will have some fun getting to know one another through some icebreaker activities. On Thursday, we will begin our science learning with a lesson introducing the different parts of an ecosystem.
Vocabulary:
 Ecology
 Ecosystem
 Abiotic
 Biotic
Homework:
All students need to purchase the following materials for an interactive science notebook. These materials will need to be in class daily. Please bring no later than next Monday, 15517
 Notebook
 Lined paper
 Glue
 Ruler
 Scissors
 Pencils
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon
Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals
This is the first week of school year. We will explore/review division and multiplication skills as well as the concept of factor and multiples. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Divide MultiDigit Numbers
 Prime Factorization
 Least Common Multiple