Classroom News

Good Morning,
Thank you all who joined us for 6th grade Curriculum Night. In the case that you were unable to attend, no worries, the event was recorded and is available here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Friday’s Tomato Jubilee was a great success! 5th and ​6th grade students worked hard creating a pasta sauce using fresh vegetables from our gardens, in addition to a salad, and a taste of garlic bread made fresh on the fire. I am really grateful that our students have opportunities to immerse themselves in gardening and collaborative cooking.
Math A:
Multiplication is a main tool for many forms of math. The ability to rehearse and understand multiplication facts from 0-12 will enable your student to confidently engage in mathematics. If your student is struggling with their multiplication facts, please help them practice each night by focusing on 1 number at a time. For example: 9’s  9*1, 9*2, etc. through 9*12. In class, students are working to solve problems by comparing different ratios using two or more ratio tables. Students are simplifying ratios and identifying ratios that are equivalent.
Math B:
Students are using equations and graphs to represent proportional relationships arising from ratios and rates involving fractions. Students interpret what points on the graph of the relationship mean in terms of the situation or context of the problem. Students are converting fractions into decimal form and solving multi-step word problems. 
Math C:
Students studied scale drawings and used scale factors to determine dimensions of original or scaled lengths. Next week, students will determine the area using scale factors. Students will also look at creating new scale dimensions from a given scale.
 
Science:
We’ve completed our Unit on The Scientific Method and are moving into Changes Over Time, specifically Evolution. Students began studying Charles Darwin and will continue to learn about him, his work, and theories of evolution.
I appreciate your partnership and support. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me. Have a lovely weekend!