Monday, December 2, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-6th





CLASS UPDATE

Attention! We will have a donation box in our classroom until winter break to send needed items to a elementary school in Vuelta Granda, Guatemala
where the school and many of the children who attend do not have access to
these items. These donations will be sent through the Dream Volunteers club
at Aptos High School. Pizza Party for winning group who brings the most donations

Donate the following:
Children Books in Spanish or English
Clothing-especially sweat shirts, T-shirts, jeans in good condition
School Supplies-crayons, markers, colored pencils, art supplies, dry erase markers, etc.


We need three chaperones to attend the field trip this Friday. You may drive separately
to Monte Vista in Corralitos to see their performance of Elf. Please let me know if you are available and willing!

Science Fair Projects begin soon. Here is the link for the Science Fair Projects:
https://riodelmar.pvusd.net/pf4/cms2/news_themed_display?id=1574764256992

This is an optional project and will be designated as  extra credit in Science.

The Spelling Bee will be held this Wednesday in class to determine the two representatives from our class that will participate in the school-wide Spelling Bee.

Our Poetry Recital Cafe will be Wednesday, December 18th. Students chose their poems today and are in the process of writing their own.

Our Holiday White Elephant party will be on Thursday, December 19th.

In Math we are working on Ratios and Percents this week

In reading we kicked off our unit on "Animal Allies"

In Science we are starting our environmental projects

Next week we will be taking the MAP test.



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Newsela Great Pacific Garbage + Quiz
Math-L 5.5 due Wednesday (Percents)
Writing - Finish couplet poem
Sign up for Environment Project
FIELD TRIP FORM DUE ASAP

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Reading 25 min. AR
Math Finish 5.5 %
Finish Writing Problem/Solution Poem
Science Environment Project Research
Practice Reciting Famous Poem
Field Trip Form
Guatemala Donations

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Newsela on how Racism affects health + Quiz
Math - Finish 5.6 Using Percents
Writing-Do 1/2 of Problem Poem final draft
Guatemala Donations

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish L 5.7 + Study for 5.5-5.7 Quiz
Finish Poem final draft
Guatemala Donations (SEE ABOVE)


SCIENCE PROJECT DETAILS

If student(s) choose to participate, submit bottom portion of the sign up sheet by Friday, December 13th.

We will not be printing packets. Click link above to find out the directions.

These projects are to be completed at home and are due Wednesday, January 29th to the classroom.

Students may work in groups 1-3 students

Only grades 4th-6th can move on to County and State Level.

Thursday, January 30th will be the Science Fair Judging. That night students and parents can tour the Science Fair from 6:30-7:30pm

Friday, January 31st School Tour of Projects











Monday, November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving Week!

Homework Monday 
Prepare Dish to bring Tuesday
Study 5.1-5.4 Ratios for Quiz










Monday, November 18, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18-22nd

CLASS UPDATE
Parent Teacher Conferences:
I look forward to seeing all of the parents this week to go over our amazing progress for the first trimester. PLEASE be on time and understand that we only have 20 min. before the next parents arrive. Thanks for your support.

Field Trip: Next Monday, November 25th at 7:55 am departure to Tech Museum. Please bring a lunch and be on time Monday because we will leave promptly at 8:00 am to make it to our morning Lab. Parents please bring $6  if you are driving not he field

Thanksgiving Feast: Next Tuesday, students will put to use their "extensive" knowledge of fractions and mixed numbers by helping make a dish to share with the class on Tuesday, November 26th. Parents are invited as we all share the significance of the family dish and what we are thankful for this time of the year. Students will plan, shop and help make the dish with their parents assistance! That is their only homework NEXT weekend/Monday. The forms were sent home today so please write your name and your top 3 family dishes on back of form.

Report Cards-go home this Friday, November 22nd.

Reading-We are finishing up the exciting novel Westing Game and will be taking the AR test this week. Please review the book with your child if time permits. It is a "puzzling" book!

Math-We are kicking off our new unit on Ratios and Tables this week (Chapter 5)

Writing-We are focusing on a variety of forms in Poetry through December. This week we are doing Diamantes, Haiku and Tankas. This unit will culminate with a Poetry Recital Cafe in December when students recite from memory their own poem along with a classic poem.

Science-We are reading Science World, watching videos and learning about the Science of Fires among many other interesting articles.



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Finish Reading Science World/Packet (Due Friday)
Math - Finish Math Wkbk p. 95 + 96 Review
Finish Chapter 26 of Westing Game + Questions
Finish Cinquain Final Draft from last week
Thanksgiving Feast signups!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Westing Game Book + Questions
Math-Finish L 5.1
Finish Diamantes on handout
Thanksgiving Sign Ups!

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Science World + Packet
Math-Finish L 5.2
Finish Haiku Handout

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Science World
Study DLR
Finish Final Draft of Haikus
Finish 5.3 Rate



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12-15

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Chapter 21 + Comp. Questions
Westing Game
Math-Finish Chapter Review in Big Ideas
Spelling Bee Link to study on sidebar
Parent Survey Questions due tomorrow
Pizza Survey

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Chapter 23 + Comp. Questions
Westing Game
Math-Finish Chapter Review +
Practice Test: Due Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Use Science World to answer first page of packet
(Front and back)
SCIENCE WORLD CODE: PHMDLWA
Math-Finish Chapter Review +
Practice Test to study for Chapter 3 test
Finish Cinquain handout

Monday, November 4, 2019

NOVEMBER 4-8th


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Finish Reading Chapter 11 + Comp Questions
Math: Finish 3.3 Properties of Addition/Multiplication
Pictures Tomorrow
Book Projects Due Thursday
Asia Test Friday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Reading Chapter 15+Comp.
Finish Book Project: Due tomorrow
AR Due Friday
ASIA Map Test Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Reading Chapter 18+Comp.
AR Due Friday
ASIA Map Test Friday
Parent Teacher Conference Forms
+ Self Assessment Due Monday
SWEET STORE TOMORROW!

CLASS UPDATE

This Friday is the last day of the 1st trimester! Our Accelerated Reader Goal is due on Friday, November 8th.  This will be the last day to turn in "half backs". I sent an e-mail to remind you of the Parent Teacher Conferences in two weeks. Eight parents have yet to sign up.
Upcoming Events:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences: November 18-21st
  • Tech Museum Field Trip: Monday, November 25th 7:55am to 2:10pm
  • Thanksgiving Feast: Tuesday, November 26th(details to come soon) students will take part in
  • shopping, cooking and sharing a special family dish.
  • Report Cards Go Home Tuesday, November 26th





Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 28-31st

TUESDAY HOMEWORK
Reading-Finish Chapter 8 + Comprehension Questions
Asia-Finish Coloring Map, or do like2learn.com
Book Project Due Next Thursday, November 7th

WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK
Reading-Finish Chapter 9 + Comprehension Questions
Writing-Finish Spooky Story
Asia-Do like2learn.com

Monday, October 21, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-25th



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Westing Game Reading Comp. - Answer three questions
on Chapter 1
Math-Finish Workbook
 p.57-60
History-Complete YOUR section in Wkbk
p. 41 + p. 42-45
Wordly Wise Due: Friday

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Chapter 3 Westing Game +
Book Project Due soon! (11/7)
Comp. Questions/Character Study as you read
Math-Finish 3.1 in Big Ideas
Wordly Wise Due: Friday
Ask your parents to e-mail me if interested
in College/Career share

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Chapter 5 Westing Game +
Book Project Due soon! (11/7)
Comp. Questions/Character Study as you read
Math-Finish 3.2 in Big Ideas Finish Wkbk p. 62-64
Wordly Wise Due: Friday
Final Draft of Narrative Due tomorrow
FIELD TRIP FORMS RETURNED + $

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read Chapter 7 Westing Game +
Comp. Questions/Character Study as you read
Math-Finish 3.2 in Big Ideas
Wordly Wise Due: Friday
Final Draft of Narrative Book Cover Due Friday
FIELD TRIP FORMS RETURNED + $

Monday, October 14, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 14-18th

CLASS UPDATE

A huge thanks goes out to Sean Tababatabai for making our class the most amazing ribs. I    will definitely be asking for the secret recipe to his BBQ sauce! Also, thank you to the Bramer family for picking up the Ice Cream sandwiches for the class. I    am highly impressed with the level of participation and volunteerism of the parents this year. Typically, that drops off in 6th grade, which is sad. Here is an update for Room 20 this week.

* In ELA we resume our unit of study on the challenges and triumphs of CHILDHOOD with two stories connected to the topic. In vocabulary we are doing our first "Wordly Wise" packet to learn multiple meanings and usages of words. Our virtue of the week is: "perseverance". The packet will be due Friday so students can pace how the wish. Also, I am sending home our first at home Book Project of the year. These are due Thursday, 11/7.

* In writing we are finishing our rough drafts of our Narratives and revising by Friday, October 18th. Our teaching points this week are: Catchy Endings/Titles, Revising vs. Editing,  Next Friday, October 25th we will be celebrating our publishing of our final drafts as a 6th grade. I    will also have students volunteer in the "Author's Chair" to read aloud their writing.

* In Math we are reviewing Chapter 2 (Fractions/Decimals) and taking our test on Wednesday, October 16th.

* In History we will be learning about the Babylonians in both studies weekly and TCI.

* Finally, we are going to be studying potential career paths that our personality and skills align with. I    encourage to take the personality profile as well! Here is the link:
https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test
We will take a personality profile and career profile. In addition, we will begin looking into Colleges that we would love to potentially attend.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Let's have an amazing week of learning.



HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading AR-Optional
Wordly Wise Due Friday
Finish Math Chapter 2 Review +Khan Math
with weak areas
Take Enneagram Personality profile
https://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/test
Record your top two types!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
DRIVE FOR SCHOOLS DUE TOMORROW!!! Let's win PIZZA
Reading-Develop plan/timelines to do Book Project-Due 11/7
Wordly Wise 2 Due Friday
If behind, work on Rough Draft of Narrative
Math - Study for Chapter 2 test. (Do Khan Math
for weakest areas. Ex: dividing with decimals was a struggle

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 min.
Work on Rough Draft if not almost finished
Wordly Wise due Friday
Finish Studies Weekly 7 online
NO MATH!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Finish Wordly Wise
Finish Labeling ASIA map
Finish Rough Draft of Narrative
Due Tomorrow
Study for Akkadian Quiz
Read 20 min.


Monday, October 7, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-11th









Class Update:
Last Friday I sent home an up-to-date progress report with their grades in each subject:

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Ancient Civilization (History)
  • Science
Please review, sign and have your 6th grader bring that report back to class. I have had students correcting and returning "half-backs". Some of which have greatly improved their grades. Keep up the hard work.

In math we are learning about decimals: place value, adding/subtracting/mult/dividing. We will have a quiz this Friday on Decimals and a test on Chapter 2 next week.

In writing we are revising our narratives focusing on transition words, literary devices, expanding writing with important details and the difference between revising vs. editing. In October we will be celebrating our publishing of these stories by sharing the final draft with the other 6th grade classes on October 18th.

This Thursday and Friday we will be taking our second history quiz/test, which focuses on the Ancient Sumerians, the first historical civilization. Students should be studying all week for this test. In geography we are beginning to learn about the continent of Asia with countries and bodies of water.

In ELA we are focusing on stories that deal with challenges and triumphs of Childhood. I am approaching the midway point of the read aloud: Where the Red Fern Grows, which is a perfect example of this topic. Students are also learning how to write responses with in COMPLETE sentences!  We are 60% through the trimester so your child should be 60% of the way through their Accelerated Goal. I encourage nightly reading.

Thank you to the parents that have helped contribute to the class party fund! This Friday our class earned a party for excellent behavior, responsibility and collective achievement of our class virtues.
We will choose a theme for the party and some food/treats.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Mr. Sweet


HOMEWORK MONDAY
Finish Math L 2.4 Decimals(+, -)
History: Do pages 34-37 in workbook (Sumerians)
Study Ancient Sumer(Studies Weekly, Textbook, Notes)
Socktober
Drive for Schools

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Math L 2.5 Multiply Decimals
History-Review 7 Wonders of Ancient World
p. 38 in wkbk, plus do Lesson Game/Vocabulary Cards
on TCI site
Review the Book Project Assignment(don't procrastinate!)
Due: Thursday, November 7th
SUMER TEST: THURSDAY
Math Quiz-2.4-2.6 Friday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
30 Min. AR
Math Finish L 2.6 Dividing Decimals
Bring $5 for class party
Finish Studies Weekly Week 6
Plus, study 7 Wonders














Monday, September 30, 2019

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30th-October 4th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read 20 min. AR
Math finish Wkbk p. 39-42
p. 31+32 in History Wkbk
Refer to p. 43-51 in book to help!
Correct and Return Work

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Newsela "Sumer Times"
+ Take quiz (login with Clever)
Math L 2.3
Study Vocab/Spelling

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
AR 25 min.
Study L2.1-2.3 : Quiz tomorrow
Drive for Schools!
Khan Math Dividing by Mixed #s
Cuneiform Writing Activity Due Friday
Part 3 is Extra Credit
Study Vocab/Spelling
Check Grades!

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read NewsELA "Ancient Babylon" + Quiz
Math p. 43-46 in wkbk (2.4 adding/subtracting decimals)
Cuneiform Due tomorrow
Drive for schools!
Sweet Store tomorrow! Sell your wares merchants and artisans