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 Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Topics
Ecology
Human Impact on the Atmosphere
Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
Atmosphere, greenhouse effect, air pollution, particulate, pollutants, ozone, smog, acid precipitation, air quality.
Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 3 (Human Impact on the Atmosphere). Discussion about how human’s actions affect the atmosphere of the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions
This week students will conclude chapter 12 by examining outliers and its effects. Then, students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. They will learn another mean of presenting information: box plot. Finally, they will learn data distribution using mean absolute deviation. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Effects of Outliers
 Box Plots
 Mean Absolute Deviation
Week 37
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Topics
Ecology
Human Impact on the Atmosphere
Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
Atmosphere, greenhouse effect, air pollution, particulate, pollutants, ozone, smog, acid precipitation, air quality.
Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 3 (Human Impact on the Atmosphere). Discussion about how human’s actions affect the atmosphere of the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions
This week students will conclude chapter 12 by examining outliers and its effects. Then, students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. They will learn another mean of presenting information: box plot. Finally, they will learn data distribution using mean absolute deviation. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Effects of Outliers
 Box Plots
 Mean Absolute Deviation
Week 36
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
WEEKLY OVERVIEW  10/02/20 –14/02/20 (WEEK 36) 
Grade 6 Science  Teacher Darrius Serrant 
Course  Topics  
Ecology  Human Impact on Land  
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation, flocculation, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, microbial load, coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection, recreational, residential, transportation, agricultural, commercial, industrial, decomposers, erosion, urban sprawl  
Synopsis  
Unit 4, Lesson 2 (Human Impact on Land). Continuation of last week’s discussion about how people’s activities affect the quality of water on the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil. 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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 and explore measures of center. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Recognize statistical questions
 Describe data collection
 Dot Plots and frequency table
 Measures of Center
Week 35
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
We will start the week with spelling words, read a story from Bold Moves on Tuesday and then focus on grammar Wednesday – Thursday. This week’s grammar focus will be solidifying knowledge of the continuous tense, contractions and organization in writing. We will then have a spelling test on Friday as usual
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course Topics
Ecology
Human Impact on Water / Human Impact on Land
Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation, flocculation, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, microbial load, coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection, recreational, residential, transportation, agricultural, commercial, industrial, decomposers, erosion, urban sprawl
Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 1 (Human Impact on Water) and Unit 4, Lesson 2 (Human Impact on Land). Continuation of last week’s discussion about how people’s activities affect the quality of water on the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume
This week we will conclude the chapter with the topic of volume of rectangular prisms. After that, students will start their geometry project. This project will last until the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Volume of Rectangular Prisms
Week 34
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume
This week we will continue where we left off last week on surface area. Students will explore surface areas of prisms and pyramids. Then, we will conclude the week with volume of rectangular prisms. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Surface Area of Prisms
 Surface Area of Pyramids
 Fractions and Volumes
 Volume of Rectangular Prisms
Week 33
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
WEEKLY OVERVIEW
20/01/20 –24/01/20
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course Topics
Ecology – Human Impact on Water
Vocabulary Words precipitation, reservoir, surface water, groundwater, freshwater, water pollution, potable, aquifer, wastewater, water pollution, water quality, runoff
Synopsis – Unit 4, Lesson 1 (Human Impact on Water). Understand the impact that human activities such as fishing, development, and pollution can have on water.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Threedimensional Figures and Nets
 Explore Surface Area Using Nets
Week 32
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course Topics
Ecology Power Station Types
Vocabulary Words
Subject Words fossil fuel power plant, nuclear power plant, hydroelectric power plant, wind powerplant, solar power plant, biomass power plant, geothermal power plant
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lessons 3 and 4 (Nonrenewable Energy Resources and Renewable Energy Resources).Review of the
different types of power plants. Description of how each work along with the advantages and
disadvantages of using them.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will continue finding the area of regular polygons. Then, we will explore area of composite figures. Students will have a review and take a test at the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Area of Regular Polygons
 Composite Figures
Week 31
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course Topics
Ecology Power Station Types
Vocabulary Words
Subject Words fossil fuel power plant, nuclear power plant, hydroelectric power plant, wind power
plant, solar power plant, biomass power plant, geothermal power plant
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lessons 3 and 4 (Nonrenewable Energy Resources and Renewable Energy Resources).Review of the
different types of power plants. Description of how each work along with the advantages and
disadvantages of using them.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will start with more practice on area of parallelograms and triangles. This will make sure that students have mastered these figures, as they are fundamental figures in geometry. Then, they will continue the chapter with area of trapezoids. After that, students will take a midchapter test. For the rest of the week, students will learn an approach to find the area of regular polygons. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Area of Trapezoids
 Area of Regular Polygons
Overview
Ch. 10: Area
This week we will start with more practice on area of parallelograms and triangles. This will make sure that students have mastered these figures, as they are fundamental figures in geometry. Then, they will continue the chapter with area of trapezoids. After that, students will take a midchapter test. For the rest of the week, students will learn an approach to find the area of regular polygons. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Area of Trapezoids
 Area of Regular Polygons
Review and Exam Week
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Week 26
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
We will start the week with the final spelling words for this part of the semester. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be focussed on grammar. We will recap the perfect tense, verb forms, and regular and irregular verbs. Friday will be a spelling test as usual
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course Topics
Ecology Renewable Energy Resources
Vocabulary Words
Subject Words energy resource, biomass, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric energy, solar energy
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 4 (Renewable Energy Resources), pages 170 – 180. Continuation of the discussion of how
people use energy and resources. Completion of Practical Power Plant project.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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 should 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 following:
 Independent and Dependent Variables
 Equations and Tables
 Graph Relationships
Week 25
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
This week we will start with 10 new spelling words as usual. On Tuesday we will use the Bold Moves book and read Stone Puzzles and complete related activities. Wednesday we will learn about the past perfect, present perfect and future perfect tenses, and practice using them in the grammar books. Thursday will be Sports Day and Friday we will have a spelling test
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities
This week students will continue solving equations involving multiplication and division. Students will take a midchapter test after that. Then, we will begin to explore the topic of inequalities. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Solve Multiplication and Division Equations
 Solutions of Inequalities
 Write Inequalities
Week 24
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
This week we will have 10 new spelling words as usual. On Tuesday students will write a report about last week’s field trip. Wednesday and Thursday we will focus on grammar and then Friday will be a spelling test as usual
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This week we will conclude chapter 7 with a chapter test. Then, 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
Week 23
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
This week we will start with spelling words as usual. We will then read a story from Bold Moves and complete the related activities on Tuesday, and focus on grammar on Wednesday. We will have a spelling test on Thursday this week as on Friday we will be out of school on the Field trip.”
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  savanna, prairie, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra, taiga, tropical rain forest, forest, deciduous forest, desert, grassland, mountain, ecosystem, environment, plain, hill, plateau, ridge, valley, canyon, mesa, cave, volcano, cliff, glacier, ice field, dune, sand hill, coral reef, freshwater, saltwater, lake, reservoir, pond, mangrove, swamp, bog, marsh, stream, ocean, beach, coast, wetland, lagoon, atoll, spring, island, geyser, glacier, peninsula, delta, ice field, archipelago, bay, oasis, waterfall  
Synopsis  
Review of all previously studied landbased and waterbased habitats, with particular emphasis towards textual understanding of each habitat’s description
This week’s lessons also include careful study of sentences curated from the following textbook pages: 7779, 8182, 119, and 208209. 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This week we conclude chapter 7. We will now cover the application of algebra in solving problems by combining like terms. We will also revisit properties of addition and multiplication, and how to apply them to identify equivalent expressions. Students will receive a review and take the test next week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Combine Like Terms
 Generate Equivalent Expressions
 Identify Equivalent Expressions
Week 22
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  coral reef, freshwater, saltwater, lake, reservoir, pond, mangrove, swamp, bog, marsh, stream, ocean, beach, coast, wetland, lagoon, atoll, barrier reef, spring, island, geyser, glacier, fjord, peninsula, delta, ice field, archipelago, bay, cape, isthmus, oasis, waterfall, strait, continental shelf, seamount  
Synopsis  
Review of Earth’s different waterbased habitats. Basic descriptions of each landbased habitat, which its flora and fauna. Description of the important kinds of bodies of water found on landbased habitats.
This week’s lessons also include careful study of sentences curated from the following textbook pages: 7779, 8182, 119, and 208209. 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions
This week students will extend what they’ve learned about algebraic expression and evaluate them. Then, students will take a midchapter test. After that they will apply algebraic expressions in real life problems and learn about like terms and how to combine them Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
Week 21
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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
Week 18
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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. 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 Rachel Royles
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  eutrophication, pioneer species, succession, biodiversity, urbanization, biodiversity, stewardship, conservation  
Synopsis  
Unit 2, Lesson 4 (Changes in Ecosystems) and Unit 2, Lesson 5 (Human Activity and Ecosystems). 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 6 Units of Measure
This week we will conclude chapter 5 on percent with a chapter test. Then, we will move on to the last chapter on units of measure. Students will learn to convert units of length, capacity, weight, and mass. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Convert Units of Length
 Convert Units of Capacity
 Convert Units of Weight and Mass
Week 16
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles
This week students will have 15 spelling words which will be introduced on Monday. On Tuesday we will read After The Apple Fell in Bold Moves and complete the associated activities. On Wednesday students will have a journal writing task which will need completing for homework. We will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events on Thursday and have the spelling test on Friday as usual.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  eutrophication, pioneer species, succession, biodiversity 
Synopsis 

Unit 2, Lessons 1 – 4 (Terrestrial Biomes, Aquatic Ecosystems, Matter and Energy in Ecosystems, Changes in Ecosystems). Review of the different types of aquatic and terrestrial environments. Review and expansion on the flow of energy and the cycles of matter in ecosystems. 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 5 Percents
This week we will conclude chapter 5 on percent. Students will learn how to find a percent of a quantity as well as finding the whole from a percent. They will also learn to solve percent reallife problems. At the end of the week, students will take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Percent of a Quantity
 Problem Solving: Percent
 Find the Whole from a Percent
Week 15
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
This week we will continue our lessons on percent. At the beginning of the week, students will review conversion of percents to fractions and decimals and vice versa. Students will learn how to find a percent of a quantity as well as finding the whole from a percent. At the end of the week, they will review and take a midchapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
 Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents
Week 14
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
This week I will introduce the new spelling words and then students read Stranded On The Ice in Bold Moves and complete the associated activities. We will then explore what we learnt in the story further by watching a short documentary about Ernest Shackleton and The Edurance. Students will then be required to write about the explorer and his adventure. We will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events later in the week and as usual have a spelling test on Friday.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words/Subject Words
electricity, engine, power plant, coal power plant, nuclear power plant, generator, pump, condenser, energy source, power lines, transformer, power outlet, wires, battery, fuel cell , fossil fuel, petroleum, natural gas, coal, carbon, pollution, pollutant, air pollution, water pollution, uranium, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, nuclear fuel, atom, proton, neutron, electron, radiation, carbon dioxide, smog, transportation, heating, cooking, generate energy/electricity, appliance, burn, mine, coal mine (mining)
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 3 (Nonrenewable Energy Resources). Conclusion of study of Natural Resources (Unit 3, Lesson 2). Main types of nonrenewable energy resources. How people use nonrenewable energy resources. The pros and cons of using each resource.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
This week we will conclude our unit on rates. Students will apply unit rates to real life situation. Then, they will extend their knowledge about unit rates and apply them to problem solving when using equivalent ratios does not work, and take a chapter test to show their understanding. Next, we will begin our lessons on percent. Students will learn to convert percents to fractions and decimals and vice versa. At the end of the week, students will take a midchapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Test on Unit Rates and Algebra: Problem Solving
 Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
 Write Fractions and Decimals as Percent
Week 13
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Course  Topics  
Ecology  Natural Resources  
Vocabulary Words  
Subject Words  natural resources, material resources, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, energy resource, energy resource, coal, oil, natural gas, air, water, sun, heat, wind, minerals, wood, plants, animals, soil, metal, rocks, fossil fuel, land, sand, gasoline, glass, cotton, plastic, petroleum, glass, steel, rubber, leather, iron, gold, copper  
Synopsis  
Unit 3, Lesson 2 (Natural Resources). Continuation of the study of natural resources. How human beings use natural resources to survive and to make life easier. Study and practice of language needed to describe their usage. 
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates
This week students will will continue the lessons on unit rates and how to apply unit rates to problems that cannot be solved by typical ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Find Unit Rates
 Algebra: Unit Rates
Week 12
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Ecology / Natural Resources
Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
natural resources, material resources, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, energy resource, energy resource, coal, oil, natural gas, air, water, sun, heat, wind, minerals, wood, plants, animals, soil, metal, rocks, fossil fuel, land, sand, gasoline, glass, cotton, plastic, petroleum, glass, steel, rubber, leather, iron, gold, copper
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 2 (Natural Resources). Acquisition of the names of natural resources and human uses for each of them. Application of English in describing how people use natural resources in daily life, as well as in describing from where certain resources originate.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates
This week students will continue to explore ratios, rates, and unit rates. Then, we will extend the concept to algebra, using equivalent ratios. Students will receive a review and take a midchapter test. Then, we will continue the lessons on unit rates and how to apply unit rates to problems that cannot be solved by typical ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables
 Problem Solving: Use Tables to Compare Ratios
 Find Unit Rates
Week 11
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words
producers, consumers, decomposers, food chain, food web
Synopsis
Introduction to the food chain and the food web.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
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, percent, 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 following this week:
 Investigate: Model Ratios
 Ratios and Rates
 Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables
Week 8
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Subject Words
Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Water Cycle, producers, consumers, decomposers, food chain, food web
Synopsis
Discussion about the Water Cycle, the Nitrogen Cycle, and the Carbon Cycle. Introduction to the food chain and the food web.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Ch. 3: Rational Numbers
This week, we will continue the last half of chapter 3. Students will be introduced to the concept of absolute values and how to compare numbers with absolute values. Then, we will shift to the topic of ordered pairs and coordinate plane with rational numbers. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Absolute Values
 Compare Absolute Values
 Rational Number and the Coordinate Plane
 Distance on the Coordinate Plane
Week 7
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
At the start of the week I will introduce the new spelling words, there are 10 and each has a ‘matching pair’ which sounds alike but has a different meaning. We will discuss these types of words and students will write sentences using them. We will then continue exploring and investigating the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, following one from last week’s work. The grammar focus midweek will be on punctuation, subordinate conjunctions and predicates. We will watch one episode of A Series of Unfortunate events later in the week which covers all we have read so far. There will be a spelling test on Friday
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words
Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Water Cycle
Synopsis
Discussion about the Water Cycle, the Nitrogen Cycle, and the Carbon Cycle.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Week 6
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
To start the week I will introduce the new spelling words, five of which students will need to know how to use in a sentence, they will practice writing sentences using these. We will continue with the next story in Bold Moves and then do some exercises to strengthen grammar skills. Later in the week we will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events and students will be required to write a summary of what we’ve read. There will be a spelling test on Friday
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Major types of freshwater and saltwater environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.
pond, lake, river, stream, estuary, wetland, bog, marsh, swamp, bayou, aquatic
ecosystem, freshwater, sunlit zone, twilight zone, dark zone, abyss, photic zone,
epipelagic zone, mesopelagic zone, bathypelagic zone, aphotic zone, abyssopelagic zone,
hadalpelagic zone, low tide zone, middle tide zone, high tide zone, splash zone
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Week 5
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Hi Richard,
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystems
Subject Words
pond, lake, river, stream, estuary, wetland, bog, marsh, swamp, bayou, aquatic ecosystem, freshwater
Synopsis
Major types of freshwater and saltwater environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 2 Fractions
This week, we will begin multiplying fractions. We will learn to simplify the fractions before we multiply them for easier calculations. This will mark the middle of the chapter, and students will complete a midchapter review activity on the first half of the chapter: converting fractions and decimals, comparing and ordering fractions and decimals, and using a number line to visualize fractions and decimals. Then, we will explore fraction divisions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Multiplying Fractions
 Simplifying Fractions
 Divide Fractions
Week 4
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words
desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna
Synopsis
Major types of landbased environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch. 2 Fractions
This week, we will begin chapter 2 with the relationship between fractions and decimals. Students will learn to convert between fractions and decimals as well as comparing them. Then, they will learn to multiply and simplify fractions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Fractions and Decimals
 Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals
 Multiplying Fractions
 Simplifying Fractions
Week 3
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
Hi Richard,
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Subject Words
desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna
Synopsis
Major types of landbased environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Overview
Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals
This week, we will continue exploring decimal operations with multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers and by decimals. This will mark the end of chapter 1. Therefore, students will review for a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:
 Multiply Decimals
 Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
 Divide with Decimals
Week 2
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
During week 2 we will read ‘The Comic’ from the Bold Moves workbook and complete related activities and worksheets. Students will learn the difference between declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences and how they can be used. We will also begin reading ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ as a class. We will have a spelling and definition test on Friday for the week’s spelling words.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Vocabulary Words
biotic factor, abiotic factor, niche, habitat, desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna
Synopsis
Major types of landbased environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals
This week students will learn about greatest common factor (GCF) and how to apply them. After that students will take the first midchapter test. Then, we will explore decimal operations, namely addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:
 Greatest Common Factor
 Apply the Greatest Common Factor
 Add and Subtract Decimals
 Multiply Decimals
Week 1
Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals
The first week will be focused on getting to know each other and introducing the class rules and what we will be learning. We will do a variety of activities to help us get to know each other while also practicing writing and speaking skills. The first topic and spelling words will be introduced towards the end of the week.
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant
Formal and practical definitions of science, ecology, and the environment. Purpose of science in general and of ecology specifically. Levels of organization of an environment.
Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister
Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals
This is the first week of school year. First, we will establish class communication. This includes getting to know each other, introducing classroom rules, Q & As, and taking a math skill test. Then, 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
 Greatest Common Facto