Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekly Update- Homework Included!

Hello, Families!


  • This is a short week, the student last day is Wednesday.  

  • Curriculum and dessert night:  Wed.10/18, 5-6 pm, rm 234-235.

  • Progress reports going home Wed. 10/18.  Sign and return "half sheet" to advisory teacher.

Social Studies:  We finished our unit on Geography Skills last week. We are now moving into our next unit on "Exploration".  Students will be looking at early explorers and people who settled in North America before the era of Columbus.  They will then look at some of the changes that took place in Europe in the 1400s-1700s that would lead to the modern era of exploration.  Students will have two worksheets this week that will need to be completed.  If they are not finished in class, then students will need to complete them for homework.

Language Arts: Students have been given a study guide as homework to complete and use as practice/ studying for an assessment scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week.  As in social studies, we will also be studying explorers to understand the difference between primary and secondary sources, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of each.

Languages: Students will continue to  research  South  American, Spanish speaking countries as they work  to complete  a  country  project .  In addition, we will review animals and learn the names  of family members.  

Math:  Students are working toward their fist assessment, which can be expected within the next week or two… stay tuned!  This is a module (Unit) assessment of the skills presented and practice in this first trimester.

Have a nice week!

Team Independence

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Curriculum Night Invitation!

Team Independence is holding our first grade 6 curriculum and dessert night on Wednesday, October 18th from 5:00- 6:00.  On this night, we will provide a brief description of skills coverage in each core class, expectations for student learning, and helpful tips and tools for parents.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Study for LA quiz!

Students should review their notes to prepare for a quiz which was started on Friday and will be finished tomorrow (Tuesday 9/26).

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Language Arts Homework 9/18

In Language Arts, students will receive a study guide on Monday (for the first 4 classes and Tuesday morning for the last two groups).  This is a sheet to be practiced to prepare for a quiz on Thursday and Friday.  Students have received instruction on how to fold their notes into a study tool to prepare for this quiz.  The study guide provides an idea of the type of questions and content to be expected on quiz day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Blog email- Helpful Info When Using a Phone

An update thanks to K B : Hi, if you check it from your phone you have to switch from the mobile version view to web view on the bottom of the page. You will see the gray box on the upper right corner. Hope that helps :) 

Language Arts- 9/12 & 9/13

Students are asked to annotate an article about animals and the solar eclipse. How to annotate was modeled in class and ways to approach the assignment are in their notebooks.  (mini notes, pictures, symbols such as v for vocabulary, ! for surprising...).

Monday, September 11, 2017

Homework and Team Notifications 9/11

On the right of this post you will find a gray box with an option to enter an email address.  This will allow you to receive notifications of team updates, homework and events as they are posted.  

Reminders.....1-1 device technology permission form, student email permission form

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9/12, we will officially begin using this site for homework.