6th Grade November Update

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November 06, 2019

6th Grade NEWS

November 2019

 

Language Arts— We will continue to read a variety of texts such as non-fiction passages, poems, and short stories while reviewing strategies for increasing our comprehension.  Students will be publishing their Memoir stories.  We will also be learning about narrative non-fiction, to include reading examples and creating our own.   

 

Math

6th Grade Math - We are continuing to compare integers and describe absolute value, as well as investigating concepts of exponents and perfect squares.  We will then solve practical integer problems using models, number lines, and computation.  Then we will begin to work with coordinate planes to identify the components and graph ordered pairs. 

Advanced Math – We are working on exponents (to include negative exponents and scientific notation).  We will then move onto expressions, equations, and inequalities. 

 

Science— We are presenting our PBLs on planets and then moving into our Weather Unit which includes: Earth’s atmosphere, air masses, and weather systems and tools

 

Social Studies— We will be continuing with our American Indians Unit, focusing on five different tribes, how/where they lived, and how they used their resources.  We will then begin our Explorers Unit with describing aspects of European exploration including the cultural and economic interactions between Europeans and American Indians.

In the Know

AAP Information Night at Irving – Irving will host an information session for all 6th grade parents to learn about the program we offer for students who are eligible for Level IV AAP Services. Irving staff will provide information and be available to answer questions. The sessions will be held at Irving Middle School on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:00 pm. Information from the program will be shared on the Irving website after the presentation

11/1 – End of Quarter

11/4 & 5 – Student Holidays

11/11 – Veteran’s Day Ceremony

11/14 - Report cards go home

11/19-22 – Book Fair and Thanksgiving Lunches

11/27-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday