Monday, December 17, 2018

December 17-20th

CLASS UPDATE

We look forward to our big Poetry Recital this Thursday, December 20th at 10:30am. I am encouraging students to dress up in Holiday attire. Parents are invited to the recital where we will have an intermission with goodies and hot chocolate.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Writing-Print your Info Book at home
(For those with no printer, we will in class)
Practice Reciting Poem(s)
Study Chapter 5.1-5.7 for Math Test Wednesday
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFqBimGuIQ
Do Google Class Activity on Hanukkah

Monday, December 10, 2018

Week of December 10-14th

Homework Monday
Poetry-Begin memorizing poem(s)
Math-Review Chapters 1-3 Due Wednesday
Writing-Finish Rough Drafts of Info Essay
Wordly Wise Due Friday
Science Project (Extra Credit/Optional)
Final Project Submission Date: Tuesday,
January 25, 2019

Homework Tuesday
Math-Review Chapters 1-3 Due Wednesday after class time
Writing-Finish Rough Drafts of Info Essay
Wordly Wise Due Friday
Science Project (Extra Credit/Optional)
Project Proposal/Signed slip due next
Tuesday, December 18th

Homework Wednesday
Read 20 Min AR
Wordly Wise
Poetry Memorizing
Field Trip form + $15 (Cash or check to
RDMPA)
Writing - Finish Revisions to Info Book

Homework Thursday
Finish Wordly Wise
White Elephant Gift under $15 by
next Thursday.
Memorize Poem(s)
Finish Info Book Cover
No Math!
Bring in Books for Giveaway next Wednesday

Class Update!

Our learning adventure continues in Room 20. Here is a brief update:

* In writing we are wrapping up our Final Drafts of our Informational Books on the computers. We are doing Wordly Wise #8 to learn new vocabulary. In addition, we all chose a poem today that we will be memorizing for our exciting Poetry Recital on Thursday, December 20th at 10:35 am after the singalong. Parents are invited for the cocoa and treats. We will be analyzing the poems to find out the key Literary Devices and share why these poems were appealing to us.

* In math we just finished up our Unit of Study on Rate, Ratios, Percents and Unit Conversions. This week we are reviewing Chapters 1-3 to prepare for the MAP test on Thursday and Friday.

* In History we continue our exciting unit of study on Ancient Egypt. We will be doing a "CSI Activity" to figure out how King Tut was killed. We are also learning about the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

* Finally, I am sending home the Science Project details for those students that are interested. I will give a lot of extra credit to any child that participates.

* Wednesday is Ugly Sweater day. I dare your child to wear one uglier than mine!

* Congratulations to Leo and Aubrey who will compete in the school spelling bee this Friday.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Merry, Merry,
Mr. Sweet

Monday, December 3, 2018

December 3-7th

Homework Monday
Wordly Wise Packet 7 Due Friday
Math 5.6 Due Wednesday
BOOK PROJECT DUE WEDNESDAY
Study Asia on Like2learn (Test Friday)

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Math 5.6 Due tomorrow
Book Project Due tomorrow

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read 20 Min. AR
Finish 5.7 Math (Review Lessons 5.5-5.7)
Study Map ASIA/Like2 learn
Wordly Wise Due Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Study Map ASIA/Like2 learn
Wordly Wise Due Friday
Study Life in Egypt Activity


CLASS UPDATE

Writing-We are finishing our rough drafts of our Informational Project on the computer by Friday.
Book Project is due this Wednesday!

Geography-Room 20 is playing bingo and doing Like2learn to learn the continent of Asia and all of its countries

History-Our adventure in Ancient Egypt starts!

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners: Leo and Aubrey! They compete in the school-wide competition next Friday.

Math-We are finishing Chapter 5 on Ratios, %, Rates, Tables, etc



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26-30th

CLASS UPDATE

Welcome back from Thanksgiving Break! We have lots happening in the these last 3 weeks prior to the Winter Break.

In ELA we are focusing on the Animal Allies Unit, which focuses on Jane Goodall. We are focusing on annotation during reading. Our book projects are due Wednesday, December 5th. Each student also selected their new AR Goal for the 2nd Trimester. I highly recommend reading a lot over the break.

Writing we are in the middle of our Informational Book Project focusing on Text Features.

In History this week we will be learning about Politics and forms of Government. Next week we kickoff the exciting Egypt Unit. In addition, we are playing Asia Bingo learning all of the countries, as well. Our test will be next Friday, December 7th.

We are learning about Ratios and Rate this week in Chapter 5 in math.

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading AR 25 min.
Math-L 5.3 Rates
Writing-Study Spelling/Vocab
Continue Book Project:
Due December 5th

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Math-L 5.4 Rates Compare Ratios
Extra Credit: Watch "The Wave"
made for TV show about Fascism
(Based on True Story) Write
1 page summary/response to
movie.
Continue Book Project:
Due December 5th
Paradise Fundraiser

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
AR 20 Min.
History: Finish Studies Weekly Week 10
on Computer
Finish Week 10 Newspaper
Book Project

SPELLING BEE FRIDAY
http://www.santacruzcoe.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/SampleElementaryWordList.pdf

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
AR 20 Min.
Math - Finish 5.5 % (Odds in book)
Study Social Studies Week 10
Book Project
Spelling Bee
READ AWAY DAY!
Extra Credit: Watch "The Wave"
made for TV show about Fascism
(Based on True Story) Write
1 page summary/response to
movie.










Monday, November 19, 2018

November 19-20

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read-AR 25 min.
Work on Book Project
Sweet Store Market Place
open tomorrow
Report Cards go home tomorrow

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WEEK OF November 13-16th

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Social Studies Review Questions
Wordly Wise: 6b + 6c
Math : 5.1 Ratios due tomorrow

Homework Thursday
Social Studies Review Test
Wordly Wise - Finish 6e/study words
Finish ASIA map
CRAZY DAY tomorrow/Wings!

Friday, November 2, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5-9th

CLASS UPDATE
A huge thank you goes out to all of the parents who came to class and shared their college and career experience with our class. It was so fascinating to hear your stories and such diversity of vocations and colleges. This is the highest level of parent involvement I've had in my 20+ years of teaching so hats off to you!

This week we will be having Parent Teacher Conferences all week. PLEASE be on time so it doesn't impact others because many parents have multiple conferences to attend. See schedule below. I appreciated your efforts in completing the Parent Feedback forms and checklist. This will inform our conference.

In reading we will be wrapping up Westing Game this week with Lit Circles. Our Accelerated Reader Goal is due this Friday, November 9th (Our last day of the trimester). Also, each student selected their Book Projects for the 2nd Trimester. These will be due on Wednesday, December 5th.

In writing our class has started our Informational Writing Unit. Please look in the grade book to see your child's grade and feedback from the narrative writing final draft.

In Math we are slowing down to understand more fully the Distributive Property of multiplication.
(3.4)

In Science we will be sharing our Environmental speeches/slide show on Tuesday through Thursday. Students will be given less homework to practice their speech.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Mr. Sweet

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Reading-Ch. 23 + LIT CIRCLE
Environment Projects Due Tomorrow
AR Due this Friday
Parent Teacher Conferences Reminder

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Finish Ch. 26 + Lit Circle
Practice Speech
Moby Max-15 min. (Most of you are
doing Distributive Property)

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Finish Ch. 28+29 + Lit Circle
Practice Speech
Math Review Ch 3 Due Friday

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Study for Westing Game Test
Do Chapter 3 Test in Math Book
Go to Aptos St. BBQ to see Aftermath
Rio Rock Band








Friday, October 26, 2018

October 29-November 2nd











OUR CLASS SHOUT-OUTS!


OUR CLASS CATAPULTS AND STOP MOTION PROJECT(Kylie, Aubrey, Nyree, Ella and Minna)

HOMEWORK MONDAY

Read Chapter 18 + Lit Circle Job
Finish Math L 3.3
Create a Quizlet with your Vocabulary Words

HOMEWORK TUESDAY

Read Chapter 20 + Lit Circle Job
Quizlet with your Vocabulary Words
Science Environment Project
Parent Survey Homework!
Due Friday

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY

NO HOMEWORK! Be safe and don't eat too
much candy because there is school tomorrow.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read Chapter 22 
Finish 3.4 Math
Science Environment Project
Parent Survey Homework!

Due Friday
PIZZA PARTY TOMORROW!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Week of October 21-25th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Read Ch. 10 in Westing Game + Lit Circle Job
Math 3.2 Due on Wednesday
Environmental Studies Project 15 min.
Share a Kinder Pic with Mr. Sweet in google docs

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
Read Ch. 13 in Westing Game + Lit Circle Job #4
Math 3.2 Due on Wednesday
Moby Max - Social Studies: 15 min.
Share a Kinder Pic with Mr. Sweet in google docs

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Ch. 15 + Lit Circle
Math Moby Max - 15 min.
Science-Env. Studies Project 15 min.

HOMEWORK THURSDAY
Read AR Book 15 min.
Study for History Quiz on Sumer/Mesopotamia/Hammurabi
Finish Narrative Book Cover
Moby Max History 15 min.



CLASS UPDATE

Our amazing 6th grade crew has done a fantastic job collecting socks for "Socktober" We have filled our bin 3 times! On Thursday we won the popsicle party for the highest % participation in the Drive for Schools fundraiser. Last report we were ahead by $300 in the total sales in the school...not bad for one of the smallest classes! If this lead holds we will get a pizza party.

On top of this, the class earned their first party of the year so we will be planning the details for next Friday's celebration. Once again, they earned this by good behavior, turning in their assignments, following directions and filling up the class guitar poster.

We are starting off "College Weeks" with a few parents sharing their college and career experiences. Thank you to Brian Brunelli, Allison Fessenden, Peter Curran, and David Pilcher for volunteering to share. I would love a few more, if possible! Students have been investigating colleges and taking career assessments (www.test123.com/career-test) The goal of this project is to get our learners excited about their futures in college and options for their careers. "65% of these kids will get jobs in the future that don't even exist today."

In Writer's Workshop we are starting our final drafts of our Narrative Writing Project. This coming Friday, we will be doing our celebration publication day by sharing with the other 6th grade classes. I will have an Author's Chair for students to volunteer to read their story to the class.

In Math we are starting Chapter 3 focusing on Algebraic Expressions in Big Ideas. In addition, we continue using Khan and Moby Max as supplemental curriculum.

We just finished our first Unit of Study in Science, Energy and Climate. The class was highly engaged in this subject matter and learned the material and applied it in their "Carbon Footprint" plan. Our class is working on their Environmental Studies Project/Speech. These projects are due: Monday, November 5th. I have been giving time every day for this project so hopefully it is an in-class only project. The speeches are due on Wednesday, November 7th.

This week we will be starting to learn more about the Babylonians and Assyrians in History. In addition, we will begin learning the countries in Asia by playing Geography Bingo.

In reading we continue "Westing Game", a class favorite. Students are working in Literature Circles to expand their understanding of the book. Our Accelerated Reading Goals are due by Friday, November 9th.

Finally, I look forward to seeing you at the Parent Teacher Conferences starting on Monday, November 5th. If you haven't signed up, please click the link to the right and pick a slot.-->

See you at the school where kind hearts and open minds rule!
Mr. Sweet



Monday, October 15, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 15-19th

HOMEWORK MONDAY
Newsela: "McDonalds Changing Carbon Footprint" +
"Less time on devices, the better"
DUE FRIDAY
Reading Comprehension Ch. 1 + 2 Westing Game
Due Tuesday
Vocabulary Study Westing Game + Summaries
DUE FRIDAY
Environmental Studies
Project - 15 min per night
Carbon Footprint Project Due Friday
SPIRIT DAY WEDNESDAY: SPORTS!

HOMEWORK TUESDAY
See above
Reading Ch. 4 Westing Game + Comprehension
+ Study for Science Test-Study guide link on
right of blog-->
Math 3.1 Due Thursday(Algebraic Expressions)
SPORTS DAY TOMORROW! Let's get 100% 
participation

HOMEWORK WEDNESDAY
Read Ch. 7 Westing Game + Lit Circle Job
Finish Math 3.1
Finish other homework by Friday
DRIVE FOR SCHOOL WINNING CLASS!!!
Popsicle Party Tomorrow

Thursday
Read the rest of Ch. 8 + Lit. Circle Job
Study for Science Test
Correct Math Test