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6th Grade Teamletter




Mrs. Sullenger:  The students explored the concepts of volume, three-dimensional figures and surface area this week. Next week, we will continue to work on surface area and will wrap up the unit with a quiz on Wednesday 4/26/17. The quiz will consist of several word-problems that review the concepts from this chapter. Students will be allowed to use their notes and calculators.



Mr. Stewart: This week in science students will be learning about the effects of the BP Oil Spill on the Gulf Coast ecosystem/environment.  They will then simulate an oil spill clean up on a small scale.  Finally, they will be introduced to a National Geographic Game where they attempt to build an eco-friendly city.



Mrs. Ames:  Students are continuing to discuss the Middle Ages - knights, heraldry, and castles.  This week's map quiz is US #1, 17 states and capitals.  Map quiz is tomorrow.

Mrs. Sullenger:  This week, we discussed knights, heraldry and castles. Next week, we will finish up the Middle Ages by discussing Vikings. Map Quizzes: U.S. #1 (4/21/17), U.S. #2 (4/28/17) and U.S. #3 (5/5/17) states and capitals. Current Events are also being presented weekly.



Mrs. Greger:  Students continue to research their person for the Living Wax Museum.  They will be writing a research report about him or her.  An outline for the report is due Monday.  The Rough draft will be due next Friday. The final report will be due May 3.  



Mrs. Carter:  Students will be working on their Living Wax Museum speeches and display boards. The Living Wax Museum will be on May 5th from 1:00-2:30; all are welcome to come and enjoy the show! Free Reading continues.



Mrs. Thomas:  This week students worked on their keyboarding skills and continued working in Code.org.  Any time students want to practice their keyboarding or any skills we do during technology they can access my webpage at http://protopage.com/portatech#Untitled/6th_grade.  When we return we will continue to work on keyboarding and creating a new game in Scratch.


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