6-2 Newsletter

February 11, 2014

Mr. Parker     Science

As we start the new semester we are transitioning from magnetism into electricity.  We will be doing several activity/labs that teach students the basics of parallel and series circuitry.  I have also introduced information about the Science Fair.  This is an inquiry based assignment that will involve finding the answer to a scientific question.  Students may do whatever they like.  They were given a list about 90 ideas for a project.  Their idea is due this Friday.   I have given them a packet that explains what they need to do, dates that share when parts are due, and the final project night; please mark your calendar March 14, Friday, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for the fair.  We will also have a fundraising gourmet hotdog feed as well.  Proceeds will help support 6th grade Outdoor School.

Mrs. Meadows-Language Arts

In Language Arts we have just finished our first round of OAKS Testing for reading.  About 50% of the students passed the benchmark with a 226 or higher.  We will do one final round in April.

This quarter we will be reading the novel “Bridge to Terabithia” in class as well as regular vocabulary/spelling/comprehension checks to go along with the novel.  Towards the end of the quarter we will focus on Poetry  and Literary Elements and Devices.  Students will continue to have Home Reading assignments as well.

Mrs. Lea – Math

In math class, we are beginning to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.  We will be Oaks testing the week before Spring Break.   Please make sure to check printouts on Fridays and get your child to come in and ask for help if they are missing assignments or need to retake tests.   They need to retake a test BEFORE the next test if they don’t like their score.  Ms. Lea