Week of Dec.10-14, 2018



Mon. Dec.10, 2018 SPIRAL REVIEW



Dec.11, 2018




Dec.12, 2018



Thurs. Dec.13, 2018 QUIZ ON SPIRAL REVIEWS

Dec.14, 2018


IXL is also a part of the students’ weekly homework assignments. Each student must complete the assigned IXL activities during the week. This will be checked every Sunday evening. This week the students must complete: IXL LAB: J.4 and K.10



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Life Science- Dec 10-14

Topic: Human Body Systems

Neuron Coloring
Neuron Ball Game

Neuron Worksheet- Due Tues, Dec 11th
Section Assessment- Due Wed, Dec 12th

Nervous System Quiz- Thurs, Dec 13th

Take Home Test:
Crosscutting Concepts Essay- Due Fri, Dec 14th (see rubric below)

Life Science

Human Body System Unit

Cross Cutting Concept

Summative Essay Assignment

10 points

Cross Cutting Concepts are the BIG IDEAS throughout all of science.  These BIG IDEAS can be applied in multiple science topics.  In our unit, we have focused in on how human body systems demonstrate three of these Cross Cutting Concepts- 1) systems and systems models, 2) stability and change, and 3) structure and function.   Choose one of these Cross Cutting Concepts.  You will write one essay on the one Cross Cutting Concept you choose.  The essay should be at least one page long and can be typed or hand-written.  This will be worth 10 points, as a part of your test part of your grade.  If you wish, you may complete a second or third essay that will be added as extra credit to your homework part of the grade.


The structure of the essay should follow this format:  1)  an introductory paragraph which explains what is the Cross Cutting Concept.  2)  body paragraphs that provide the examples of the Cross Cutting Concept in the human body systems.  3)  a conclusion paragraph.


  Poor Average Excellent
Explanation of the Cross Cutting Concept The explanation of Cross Cutting Concept is unclear.

(0 point)

The Cross Cutting Concept is accurately described. (2 points) The Cross Cutting Concept is fully and accurately described. (4 points)
Examples from Human Body Systems Examples used are inaccurate and do not apply to the Cross Cutting Concept.  (2 points) A few examples of multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  OR  Multiple examples are used from a single human body system to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept.  (4 points) Multiple, detailed examples from multiple human body systems are used to clearly demonstrate the Cross Cutting Concept. (6 points)

Life Science- Dec 3-7

Topic: Circulatory & Nervous Systems

Circulatory System Coloring
pg. 556 (1 a and b); pg, 559 (1-3; 5-7; 11-13; 18)

pg. 543 (1 a and b; 2 a and b)- Due Tues, Dec 4th
pg. 543 (2 c; 3 a and b; 4 a and b)- Due Wed, Dec 5th

Circulatory System Quiz- Fri, Dec 7th

6th Grade Social Studies

We are working with Mr. Andrew and Ms. Amy on their recycling initiative called Go Green.

Our 6th graders have been tasked with making an infomercial raising awareness for ecological issues, specifically, recycling in the school.   This week I would like to separate the class into groups to come up with their scripts in order to film.  We also want to create a structure (to be determined) made out of recycled material that could be a good “logo” or representation of the Go Green Initiative.  This will more than likely take up the rest of the week.

Art Dec. 3-7

The Murals of Diego Rivera: 

Students have been working on creating a collaborative mural. They will take advantage of this hands-on learning activity to learn about famous muralist Diego Rivera. Murals will help students learn more about a popular Mexican artist while also creating their own art focusing on everyday life. This art project is designed to be hand in hand with creating an actual mural for a complete cultural experience.

Physical Education December 3- December 7, 2018

SIXTH GRADE: During this week, the students will work on developing the following fundamental skills of DODGEBALL : dodging, throwing, jumping and ducking . Students will put this knowledge to test in games.


Required Materials for Class:  Tennis shoes, water bottle and appropriate clothing.


Optional Materials for Class:  Bug spray, hat and sunscreen.        

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: To participate in class activities and receive full credit for the class, students need to wear appropriate clothing for P.E. class.


GOALS: We will use the word RESPECT to set the main goals for the year.


Right to Learn – Every child has this right to be educated!

Effort – Win or lose, trying is the most important trait.

Safety – The number one priority each day!

Purpose – Understanding how the activity can benefit you.

Enthusiasm – Positive energy creates a positive environment!

Challenge – Challenge yourself to improve each day.

Trust/Teamwork – Work with and trust others, the result can be amazing!


REMINDER: I would like to remind you that all students need to be dressed appropriately for the days that they have P.E. class. Students should refrain from using the following:

–  Dresses for the girls

–  Jeans (shorts or pants)

–  Crocks

–  Sandals

–  Boots



Have fun!

Candy, food, and/or gum – out of sight, out of mind!

Positive attitude!

Remain in supervised areas all the time!