Sixth and Seventh Grade Language Arts/Science

Week of 5/13-5/17/19

3/15/19: Final Day to bring in your spare change to throw a pie at your teacher. Fundraiser for school supplies for students in need. 

3/16/19: FINAL ICE CREAM SUNDAE SOCIAL

3/17/19: MASS/PIE THE TEACHER

Link to pay for ice cream social on May 16:

 https://payit.nelnet.net/form/hR8RA1km

Link to pay for MOTE fieldtrip: 

https://payit.nelnet.net/form/I5ZlmkGw

6th Grade Science: Students will review concepts in Unit 3 "Energy". Students will take a UNIT 3 test on Friday. Please make sure they study and are prepared for this assessment. 

 6th Grade Focus in Language Arts - Students will be reading texts from Unit 2 - "Animal Allies". Students will focus summarizing text, citing text evidence, and conducting research to create a presentation. We will read and review plot elements through the histrorical fiction novel "Bud Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis. 

7th Grade Focus in Science-  This week we will review concepts learned in Unit 3. Students will be taking the science assessment of UNIT 3 next week.

7th Grade Focus in Language Arts: Students will read and study plot elements through the historical fiction novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" and study the civil rights era. Focus this week is on foreshadowing, allusions, symbolism, and plot diagrams. 

Students have a weekly/biweekly check in with me about their grade/standing in my classes. It is the student's responsibility to submit any late assignments or re-do any assignments that received poor scores. Please check folders/binders for graded work section to see how your child is performing. If you would like to make an appointment for a conference regarding your child's progress, please email (percival@stcathe.com) or message me on Class DOJO or contact the school. Thank your for your active role in your child's education. 

40 BOOK CHALLENGE: Students should be reading a book of their choice daily for 20-30 minutes. THIS IS HOMEWORK DAILY. I generally do not "assign" homework in Language Arts with the understanding that reading is daily homework.                                                                         Research has shown the amount of free reading done outside of school has consistently been found to relate to growth in vocabulary, reading comprehension, verbal fluency, and general information. Students who read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who do not. 

 

ONLINE TEXTBOOK LINK for 6th and 7th grade Language Arts & Science: 


6th Grade "Bud, Not Buddy" online 

BudNotBuddy
 

7th Grade "The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963" online

WatsonsGoToBirmingham
 

Video Games and the Brain online sources

VideosGames&TheBrain

PurdueOnlineWritingLab


Practice Skills:

FreeRice

SkillsWise

KidsSpell

ReadWriteThink

GrammarPunctuation

GrammarGames

 

Science Skills

SheppardSoftware

ScienceNetLinks

LaunchBall