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Ms. Harter - 6th Grade

MAP Testing month has finally arrived. Here in 6th grade, we have been working very hard to ensure that everyone is prepared for the end of the month!

This month in Math, we will finish up our unit on Statistics & Probability. This unit includes studying mean, median, mode, range, interquartile range, and mean absolute deviation. The students are also learning how to create and interpret dot plots, box plots, and histograms. Something new we have started is an online game called Prodigy. The students have fallen in love with this game and are eager to play it in their spare time as well as at home. Prodigy allows our students to battle other players online in a wizarding duel by answering questions from all our math lessons in order to cast a spell. I am certain this game, along with Study Island, will help to prepare everyone for the Math portion of the MAP Test.

In ELA, we will be focusing on reading and writing opinion/persuasive pieces. The students will learn how to determine the author’s argument by analyzing the main points and details the author uses as support. After reading opinion pieces, the students will create their own opinion piece about whether school start times should stay the same or change to start earlier or later. I am very excited to hear all the different arguments that each student makes! In the writing process, we will focus on how to brainstorm and organize your thoughts to create a better draft, how to make a peer review for a classmate, how to use a peer review to improve your response, how to revise and edit your paper (specifically in terms of spelling, using formal language, including transitions, and having correct grammar). 

In Science, we are continuing to learn about how Earth is a changing surface. We will be watching some documentaries about earthquakes around the world and looking at how they are predicted and what events occur because of earthquakes, such as fires, tsunamis, and volcanoes. In Social Studies, we will continue to learn about the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome focusing on their different mythologies, the birth of Christianity, and how these civilizations shaped the world we live in today.

 

Dates to Remember:

April 2nd-- No School!

April 11th--Power Play Field Trip

April 12th-- Free physicals in Rich Hill

April 13th-- Early Out at 1 p.m.

April 16th -- No School!

April 30th – MAP Test begins

 

-Miss Harter



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