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Mr. Shivers-6th Grade Teacher

Mr. Shivers-6th Grade Teacher
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6th VL-Math/Science Week 31 at a Glance April 5th-9th

Math
Scholars start the week taking their Mid-Module Assessment Task 6.4. This assessment covers content from Topic's A-C. Scholars then begin Topic D, they become comfortable with new notations of multiplication and division and recognize their equivalence to the familiar notations of the prior grades.

Science
Scholars begin Chapter 7 Inheritance and Adaptations.  Lesson 1 scholars  understand the role of genes in inheritance and how environmental factors influence traits. Lesson 2 how adaptations help species survive in their environment.

Parents/Scholars:  Reminder
RE:  Essential Agreements 
  • Create quiet place to listen
  • Attire-school appropriate
  • Be on time (9:00am)
  • No eating and drinking in class
  • Be attentive-video's on
Spring Break
April 9th-16th

6th VL-Math/Science Week 30 at a Glance March 29th-April 2nd

Math
This week Scholars are introduced to two new topics.  They begin with  Topic: B Special Notation of Operation. Students demonstrate the meaning of exponents to write and evaluate numerical expressions with whole number exponents (6. EE.A.1).  In Topic C: Replacing Letters with Numbers students represent letters with numbers and numbers with letters.  They use letters to represent numbers in order to write the properties precisely
 
Science
Scholars continue with Chapter 10 Interactions of Life. Learning the relationships within the Ecosystem and Matter and Energy in the Ecosystems. They close out the week taking the Chapter 10 Quiz in Edulastic.
 
Parents/Scholars:  Reminder
RE:  Essential Agreements 
  • Create quiet place to listen
  • Attire-school appropriate 
  • Be on time (9:00am)
  • No eating and drinking in class
  • Be attentive-video's on

6th VL-Math/Science Week 29 at a Glance March 22nd-26th

Math
This week Scholars will start Module 4 Topic A: The Relationship of the Operations. Scholars are introduced to important identities that will be useful in solving equations and developing proficiency with solving problems algebraically. Scholars understand the relationships of operations and use them to generate equivalent expressions.
 
Science
Scholars continue with Chapter 10 Interactions of Life. Learning the relationships within the Ecosystem and Matter and Energy in the Ecosystems.
 
Parents/Scholars:  Reminder
RE:  Essential Agreements 
  • Create quiet place to listen
  • Attire-school appropriate 
  • Be on time (9:00am)
  • No eating and drinking in class
  • Be attentive-video's on

6th VL-Math/Science Week 27 at a Glance March 8th-12th

Math
Scholars will start the week off taking the Mid-Module Assessment Task 6.3 based topic's A & B..

Scholars end the week starting Topic C in which, they extend their understanding of the ordering of rational numbers in one dimension (on a number line) to the two-dimensional space of the coordinate plane.  
 
Science
Scholars will review and take the Chapter 8 Test on Introduction to Plants..

6th VL-Math/Science Week 25 at a Glance February 22nd-26th

Math
Scholars apply their understanding of a rational number’s position on the number line (6.NS.C.6c) to order rational numbers. Scholars understand that when using a conventional horizontal number line, the numbers increase as you move along the line to the right and decrease as you move to the left. They recognize that if a and b are rational numbers and a < b, then it must be true that -a > -b. Scholars compare rational numbers using inequality symbols and words to state the relationship between two or more rational numbers. They describe the relationship between rational numbers in real-world situations and with respect to numbers’ positions on the number line
 
Science
Scholars are introduced to plants. The function and structure of plants.
 
Reminder: 2nd Advisory Report Cards have been emailed to parents/guardians and scholars.

6th VL-Math/Science Week 24 at a Glance February 15th-19th

Math
Scholars concludes Topic: A  Module 3 furthering their understanding of signed numbers to include the rational numbers. Scholars recognize that finding the opposite of any rational number is the same as finding an integer’s opposite and that two rational numbers that lie on the same side of zero will have the same sign, while those that lie on opposites sides of zero will have opposite signs
 
Science
Scholars will take an Edulastic assessment on cells.
 
Reminder: No School Monday, February 15th 
                 President's Day

6th VL-Math/Science Week 23 at a Glance February 8th-12th

Math
Scholars are introduced to Module 3 Topic A which focuses on the development of the number line in the opposite direction (to the left or below zero). Scholars use positive integers to locate negative integers, understanding that a number and its opposite will be on opposite sides of zero and that both lie the same distance from zero. Scholars represent the opposite of a positive number as a negative number and vice-versa. Scholars realize that zero is its own opposite and that the opposite of the opposite of a number is actually the number itself (6.NS.C.6a). They use positive and negative numbers to represent real-world quantities such as -50 to represent a $50 debt or 50 to represent a $50 deposit into a savings account
 
Science
Scholars introduced to chapter 6 Life's Classification. How is the classification of living things related to the structure of cells. Scholars will classify living things and identify the what a cell is made of.

6th VL-Math/Science Week 22 at a Glance February 1st-5th

Math
Scholars will start the week off extending the application to consider common factors and multiples and find greatest common factors and least common multiples. Students will then explore and discover that Euclid’s Algorithm is a more efficient way to find the greatest common factor of larger numbers and see that Euclid’s Algorithm is based on long division.
 
Science
Scholars will understand why it is important to manage air and water resources wisely.
Scholars will end the week taking the Chapter 5 Natural Resources Test.

6th VL-Math/Science Week 19 at a Glance January 11th-18th

MATH
This week Scholars will begin the week taking the Module 2 Mid-Module Assessment Task 6.2. which covers Module 2 Topics A-B Arithmetic Operations Including Dividing by a Fraction and Multi-Digit Decimal Operations-Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying 

The scholars will begin Topics C Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimals.
 

SCIENCE
Scholars will continue to learn about our Earth's Natural Resources
This week they will focus on Lesson 3/4 Land, Air, and Water Resources.

6th VL-Math/Science Week 18 at a Glance January 4th-8th

Parents/Scholars,
 
MATH
Within decimal multiplication, scholars begin to practice the distributive property. Scholars use arrays and partial products to understand and apply the distributive property as they solve multiplication problems involving decimals.
They finish out the week taking their Mid-Module Assessment Task 6.2
 
This week Scholars divide fractions by mixed numbers by first converting the mixed numbers into a fraction with a value larger than one and use equations to find quotient.

SCIENCE
Scholars will learn about the Earth's Natural Resources:  nonrenewable, renewable, land, and air.