On Tuesday, we will review and correct our Unit 1 Math Test and Latin America Quiz from last week. Both will come home to get signed in the important papers folder on Wednesday.
PLEASE RETURN ALL BY FRIDAY! THANKS! Our next 4-H meeting is next Tuesday, October 8th...Our officers will be elected...The 5 officers that will be elected for each class (morning and afternoon) include the following: President Vice-President Secretary Public Relations Chair Community Service Chair All of the details about each office, including their duties and responsibilities, are in their 4-H folder. Each child has a yellow form that MUST BE SIGNED by a parent to be considered for office. Each elected officer will have to attend one of the trainings in October - either the 22nd or the 28th from 6 - 8 p.m.
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In this unit students will:**Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 **Find the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12 **Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. **Interpret and compute quotients of fractions **Solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. **Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm **Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. StandardsMCC6.NS.1 - Interpret quotients of fractions, and solve word problems involving division of fractions by fractions. MCC6.NS.2 - Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.MCC6.NS.3 - Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. MCC6.NS.4 - Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers less than or equal to 100 and the least common multiple of two whole numbers less than or equal to 12. Use the distributive property to express a sum of two whole numbers 1-100 with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor. VocabularyAlgorithm: a step-by-step solution to a problem.Difference: The amount left after one number is subtracted from another number.Distributive Property: The sum of two addends multiplied by a number is the sum of the product of each addend and the number. Dividend: A number that is divided by another number.Divisor: A number by which another number is to be divided.Factor: When two or more integers are multiplied, each number is a factor of the product. "To factor" means to write the number or term as a product of its factors. Greatest Common Factor: The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common.Least Common Multiple: The smallest multiple (other than zero) that two or more numbers have in common. Minuend: The number that is to be subtracted from.Multiple: The product of a given whole number and an integer.Quotient: A number that is the result of division.Reciprocal: Two numbers whose product is 1.Sum: The number you get by adding two or more numbers togetherSubtrahend: The number that is to be subtracted.Product: A number that is the result of multiplication. Online Games that reinforce the skills in this unitDecimal Games http://www.math-play.com/decimal-math-games.htmlGCF & LCM Games http://www.mathplayground.com/factortrees.htmlFraction Games http://jamit.com.au/fraction-games.htmMath Facts Games http://resources.oswego.org/games/mathmagician/cathymath.htmlLong Division http://www.softschools.com/math/division/long_division/October 2Brighten Golf TournamentChapel Hills Golf and Country Club Festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m. Dinner will be served at 5:00 and is included for all golfers. October 3Flag Football Game Patriots vs. Wolf Pack Gladiators vs. Saints Games start at 4 p.m. Limited concessions available! October 4 Catalog Fundraiser Orders Due! October 7 Governing Board Work Session 6 pm October 9End of 1st Nine Weeks Grading Period October 10Flag Football Game Wolf Pack vs. Saints Patriots vs. Gladiators Games start at 4 p.m. Limited concessions available! October 11Fall Holiday - NO SCHOOL! October 14 Columbus Day - NO SCHOOL! October 16 Report Cards Issued October 17Yogli Mogli Spirit Night 5 - 8 PM October 18Flag Football Game Patriots vs. Saints Gladiators vs. Wolf Pack Games start at 4 p.m. Limited concessions available! October 21Staff Lunch (1st grade parents) October 21PTO Meeting 5:00 pm Come see what AMAZING things your PTO has planned for our school, our staff, and our students! October 22 Substitute Training 4:30 in the Media Center We are always looking for wonderful substitutes to fill in for our teachers when needed! Come see what substituting is all about! October 25PTO event - OCTOBERFEST 6:00 - 8:00 pm October 26 This is an opportunity to earn those volunteer hours! Plus, it sets a great example for your student! October 28Governing Board Meeting 6:00 pm October 296th Grade Field Trip Tellus Museum November 11/2 day - Early Dismissal Students will be dismissed at 11:30 am. Please make sure you have arrangements made for your child’s pick-up on these early dismissal days! Our half-day on Friday began with a social studies quiz and ended with a PEP RALLY! It was my FIRST Brighten Pep Rally and WOW, I was blown away! I just LOVE the school spirit! CONGRATS to: **Chavon Brown who sang a solo with the Pop Choir! What a lovely voice you have! **Alex Aybar and Jordan Powell who were chosen as having the most school spirit this week with our Dress-Up days! **Bridget Brennan, Alex Aybar, and Juliet Murphy! They planned, rehearsed, and led my homeroom class in a STEP routine! I was VERY PROUD! **Aasir William's mom, Samantha Henley's mom, and Trevor Smith's mom! They all played a role in putting together and decorating our classroom door decoration! You ladies ROCK! It is going to be sad to take it down this weekend! I have posted some pictures below... and more on the Middle School Information page! We had a WONDERFUL, informative parent meeting Thursday night! I know many, many parents could not attend, but we had a roomful! We hope our explanation of the MAP scores and how we will use them to plan our instruction was enlightening to you and will help you help your child at home.
Again, thanks for your support and interest in all we do. I do believe it takes a village to raise kids these days! We are happy to be a part of your child's educational journey! TODAY: Quiz on Latin America (see previous posts) PEP RALLY; At 10:30 am on the basketball court; Alex, Bridget, and Juliet have planned a step routine (along with a MATH song) for the class to perform! EARLY DISMISSAL AT 11:30 Have a rest Your student is bringing home their IMPORTANT PAPERS folder with important papers inside. :-) Inside, please find a copy of their PROGRESS REPORT from the MAP Assessment, a copy of their GOAL SETTING SHEET from the MAP Assessment, and a cover letter from Mrs. McDonald. Because this is a new assessment, the 6th grade teachers will host a meeting to go over what these scores mean on Thursday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m.. We had planned on having the meeting in my room, BUT, if we get crowded, we may move to the cafe'. Hope to see you there!
Along with SPIRIT WEEK (see post below), this week includes a unit test in math, their first substitute in 6th grade, and a quiz on two standards in social studies.... First, the quiz on Friday in social studies will cover the first two standards: SS6G1 The student will locate selected features of Latin America and the Caribbean. a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Amazon River, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Ocean, Panama Canal, Andes Mountains, Sierra Madre Mountains, and Atacama Desert. b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela. SS6G2 The student will discuss environmental issues in Latin America. a. Explain the major environmental concerns of Latin America regarding the issues of air pollution in Mexico City, Mexico, the destruction of the rain forest in Brazil, and oil-related pollution in Venezuela.Students have been locating the features of Latin America in class using several different types of maps, and the maps are in their social studies binder to use to study. I am also reattaching the two PPTS used in class for these standards. Other sites to offer practice are: http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/testmaps/maps.htm#.Uj9Y9b7D_IU http://www.freeworldmaps.net
In math, unit 1 is finally coming to an end! The students will practice some more this week on the areas that I have identified as weaknesses, finish correcting any assignments from unit 1, and study with partners/groups in class. The standards on this test will include:
MCC6.NS.5 Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, debits/credits, positive/negative electric charge); use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real‐world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation.MCC6.NS.6 Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes familiar from previous grades to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number.MCC6.NS.6a Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., –(–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite.MCC6.NS.6b Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes.MCC6.NS.6c Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.MCC6.NS.7 Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.MCC6.NS.7a Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram. MCC6.NS.7b Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real‐world contexts. MCC6.NS.7c Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real‐world situation. MCC6.NS.7d Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than –30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.MCC6.NS.8 Solve real‐world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.I am excited for the students to show me what they have learned! :-) Finally, I will be out Wednesday attending the Georgia Charter Schools Association Conference. I look forward to attending multiple presentations and learning all I can to share with my colleagues upon my return. Additionally, I am so proud of our very own staff presenting at this conference: Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Caro, and Mrs. Engleson! WOOHOO! That being said, this means there will be a substitute in the classroom. Please remind your child to continue their excellent behavior and engaging attitude while I am out! :-) |
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