Previous Weeks – Grade 6

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.

Grade 6 Archive 2015/2016

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Week 38

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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.
 

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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 23-2-18
 • Balancing Chemical Equations

Vocabulary:
 • Endothermic
 • Exothermic
 • law of conservation of energy
 

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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

 

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Week 37

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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
 

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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
 

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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 mid-chapter 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

 

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Week 36

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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
 

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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 6-2-18!
 • The Atom
 • The Periodic Table
 • Electrons and Chemical Bonding
 • Ionic, Covalent, and Metallic Bonding

 

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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 mid-chapter test.Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Recognize statistical questions
    – Describe data collection
    – Dot Plots and frequency table

 

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Week 35

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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
 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will learn about different chemical bonds: ionic, covalent, metallic.

Unit 3 Quiz: Next Tuesday 6-2-18
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
 

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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

 

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Week 34

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week in science we will learn about electrons and chemical bonding.

Vocabulary:
 • chemical bond
 • valence electron
 

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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 three-dimensional figures. This week we will explore surface areas of prisms and pyramids. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

    – Three-dimensional Figures and Nets
    – Explore Surface Area Using Nets
    – Surface Area of Prisms
    – Surface Area of Pyramids

 

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Week 33

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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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 15-1-18

Thursday and Friday: Grade 6 at Scout Camp
 

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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

 

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Week 32

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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.
 

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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: 15-1-18

Vocabulary:
 • periodic table
 • chemical symbol
 • average atomic mass
 • Metal
 • Nonmetal
 • Metalloid
 • Group
 • period

 

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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 mid-chapter 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

 

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Week 31

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

 

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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 15-1-18

Check our our Google Classroom! Use your google email account to access all the power points, reminders, assignments and worksheets!
 • Code: z2cp35

Vocabulary:
 • Atom
 • Electron
 • Nucleus
 • Proton
 • Neutron
 • electron cloud
 • atomic number
 • mass number
 

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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

 

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Review and Exam Week

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Week 26

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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.
 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will discuss thermal energy and heat.

Unit 2: Energy Quiz on Friday 24-11-17
 • Energy
 • Thermal Energy
 • Heat

Vocabulary:
 • thermal energy
 • Conductor
 • convection
 • Heat
 • Insulator
 • Radiation
 • Conduction
 • calorie
 

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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

 

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Week 25

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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.
 

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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
 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities

This week we will start with mid-chapter test review and a mid-chapter 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

 

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Week 24

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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.
 

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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 13-11-17
 • 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
 

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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

 

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Week 23

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Week 22

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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.
 

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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
 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

This week students will start out with a mid-chapter 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
 

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Week 21

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Review and Exam Week

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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.
 

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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

 

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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
 

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Week 18

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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.
 

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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 8-9
 • Human Impact on Water
 • Human Impact on Land
 • Human Impact on the Atmosphere
 • Protecting Earth’s Water, Land and Air

Vocabulary:
 • Stewardship
 • Conservation
 

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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
 

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Week 17

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Week 16

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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.
 

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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
 • point-source pollution
 • non-point-source pollution
 • Potable
 • reservoir
 

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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 mid-chapter 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
 

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Week 15

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Maddie Barry

This week we will review vocabulary from the previous week and work on further conjunctions and prepositions.
 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Jennie Cuetara

This week we will watch a Planet Earth Video and finish up any missing work in class.
 

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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
 

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Week 14

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Week 13

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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.
 

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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
 

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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 mid-chapter 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
 

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Week 12

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 

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Review and Exam Week


G6 Midterm Review

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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.
 

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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

 

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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

 

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Week 9

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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.
 

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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

 

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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

 

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Week 8

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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.
 

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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 30-6-17: Unit 2: Biomes and Ecosystems

  • Land Biomes
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Matter and Energy in Ecosystems
  • Human Activity and Ecosystems

Vocabulary:

  • Urbanization
  • Eutrophication
  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Stewardship

 

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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 mid-chapter 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

 

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Week 7

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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.
 

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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

 

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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 mid-chapter 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

 
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Week 6

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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 open-ended and freeing poetry can be. We will then take time to create our own Haikus.
 

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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

 

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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
 
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Week 5

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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.
 

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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

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Nikon Chaocharoenpon

Ch. 2 Fractions

This week we will conclude chapter 2. We were unable to go through mid-chapter test last week, so we will start the week with mid-chapter 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

 

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Week 4

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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.
 

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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

 

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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 mid-chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals
  • Multiply Fractions
  • Simplify Factors

 


Week 3

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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.
 

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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

 

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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

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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.
 

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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

 
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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 mid-chapter 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

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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.
 

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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, 15-5-17

  • Notebook
  • Lined paper
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencils

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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 Multi-Digit Numbers
  • Prime Factorization
  • Least Common Multiple

 

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