Dear 6th Grade Parents,
   In order to promote a more effective use of time at school, the daily schedule will change beginning second quarter (Monday, October 22).   The last two academic periods of each day will be slightly shortened to allow for a 20-minute Silent Independent Study (SIS) as an alternative to the current lunch lab.  This opportunity will provide students with a designated time to catch up on missing work, request assistance from teachers, or work on current homework assignments.  We appreciate your understanding as we make this adjustment to help your children achieve their personal best.

Open-Note test and notebook check  on Mesopotamia: Tuesday, 12/11.
The last day to turn in make-up work ("A" or "M") for Q2 is Monday, 12/17.
Friday, 12/21 is an early release day. 
Winter Break is 12/24-1/7.  School resumes Tuesday, 1/8.

Homework from 

1. Why question due Monday. 
2. Open-Note test and notebook check on Mesopotamia: Tuesday.
3. Quotation Quotient due Wednesday.
4. Word Wizard (Week 13) due Friday.

12/7

Week  of
12/10 to 12/14

Classwork

Homework

Y-Book Check: Why Question
 
SS Interactive Notebook: Mesopotamia Q & A
Characteristics of Civilization
Map & Timeline
Sumeria: 1st Civilization
Inventions & Discoveries
King Sargon of Akkad/ Stop ‘n Jots
Comparative Justice Activity
Babylon & Assyria
Contributions of Mesopotamia
 
Interactive LA Notebook: Synthesizing Thesis Statements (cont.)

​​Monday
 
12/10

  1.   Interactive Notebook check & open-note test on Mesopotamia tomorrow. Your notebook must be in class even if you are not!
  2.  Thesis statement handouts pages 1 and 2, glued in Z-Book & completed (classwork from last week) checked on Wednesday, 12/12.

A Schedule

Thesis Statement Interactive Notes
SS Notebook check: Mesopotamia (no excuses!)
 
Open-Note Test: Mesopotamia
 
Interactive LA Notebook: Synthesizing Thesis Statements (handout page 3 cont.)
  1. Quotation Quotient
  2. Thesis statement handouts pages 1 and 2, glued in Z-Book & completed (classwork from last week) checked on tomorrow.

Tuesday
 
12/11

B Schedule

Thesis Statement Interactive Notes
Y-Book Check: Quotation Quotient
 
Interactive LA Notebook Check, Corrections, & Discussion: Thesis Statements handouts pages 1 and 2 (cont.)
  1. Identifying topic & areas
  2. Analyzing thesis statements
  3. Synthesizing thesis statements
 
Interactive LA Notebook: Synthesizing Thesis Statements (handout page 3 cont.)
 
Writing Activity:
  1. Introductory paragraph based on thesis statement
  2. Topic sentences based on thesis statement
  
Choose one quality quotation from a movie or TV show.  Write a sentence incorporating this quotation with an appropriate text talker using a present tense verb other than “says.”   Include both the author/character and title, correctly written.

Wednesday
 12/12

C Schedule

HW check: Quotation with text talker
 
Interactive LA Notebook Check, Corrections, & Discussion: Synthesizing Thesis Statements (handout page 3 cont.)
 
 
Writing Activity (cont.):
  1. Introductory paragraph based on thesis statement: Attention grabber, Explain AG (connection to subject), Connect between above sentence and topic, Thesis statement
  2. Topic sentences based on areas in thesis statement
  
  1. Word Wizard (week 13)
  2. Bring materials (USB drive with template/ file, etc.) to work on Early Humans book tomorrow.

Thursday
12/13

D Schedule

10-page template
14-page template
18-page template
Children's Book Final Copy Rubric

Y-Book Check: Word Wizard
 
Vocabulary Corner:
ex
omni
poly
tele
vid/vis
    
Computer Lab: final copy of Early Humans Children’s Book
1.  Formatting: 3, 4 , or 5 double-sided papers = 10, 14, or 18 content pages
2.  Typing using text boxes to position words
3.             Save work onto flash drives.

  1.   Why question due Monday.
    Observation Connection due Wednesday.
    No Word Wizard due Friday.

​​Friday
12/14

A Schedule

Parents' Information

Welcome Back! pdf
PDF version of Parent Orientation Slideshow Presentation
Welcome Back Information

Volunteer Opportunity: Wish List

One way to complete volunteer hours is through providing  classroom enhancements.  Please let me know if you order anything so that I can remove it from my wish list.  Links to Amazon for each item appear below.

Samsung ML-3560 DB Toner Cartridge (no generic)
3-Pack 1/4 inch graph paper
retractable purple pens
push pin clips
push pins, clear
Intruder Defense System (Safety Bar)
u brands shag dry eraser
Legal-sized laminating pouches
Ledger-sized paper (11 x 17)