Week of January 27, 2020

Hello, Global Citizens and Math Brains! Here is what you can expect this week.

Social Studies: We will be digging into economics. You will not have any tests or quizzes, but we will have a couple of collected classwork assignments.  You will also be getting vocabulary homework on Monday that is due Friday.  The vocabulary assignment is intended to prepare you for the words you need to know for the test.  The economics test is will be next week.  Here is a bit of what you can expect for our day-to-day activities.

  • Monday:  Economic Simulation and Economics Vocabulary homework assignment.
  • Tuesday: Notes outlining the economics systems of Germany, Russia and the UK. Economics Vocabulary homework assignment.
  •  Wednesday:  Economic Simulation and Economics Vocabulary homework assignment.
  • Thursday: Factors of economic growth, Economics study guide. Economics Vocabulary homework assignment.
  • Friday: Factors of economic growth (continued), CNN 10. Economics Vocabulary homework assignment due. 

Math: This week we will be continuing with surface area.  Since we did some hands on explorations last week, we are ready to move on to using nets to compute surface area.  Make sure your MSGs are with you daily, we will be using them to take notes, and you will use your notes for your group and independent classwork. You may also find it helpful to have a calculator

  • Monday: Weekly Skills #17, Surface Area of Pyramids MSG notes, 3 question TOD.  Pyramid Practice homework due Tuesday.
  • Tuesday: Weekly Skills #17, Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms MSG notes, 3 question TOD, Rectangular Prism Practice homework due Wednesday. 
  • Wednesday: Weekly Skills #17, Surface Area of Triangular Prisms MSG notes, 3 question TOD, Triangular Prisms homework due Thursday. 
  • Thursday: Weekly Skills #17, Surface Area SCOOT.
  • Friday: Weekly Skills #17 due, Surface Area open note quiz. 

Please make sure you are coming to school prepared.  Not just for my class, but for all your classes.  Having highlighters, pencils, and a pen or two are tools that help to prepare you for success in every subject.  🙂

Not for ourselves, but for others.  Can you take a few moments to help out Mrs. Clark’s students.  If you are a car rider, please you follow the link and answer 3 quick questions? The first link below will take you there.  Any student, can you follow the second link below and answer 5 quick questions?  Thank you!

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Week of 1-21-2020

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains,

Here is what you can expect this week:

Social Studies: This week we will wrap up our learning on European systems of government and we will begin looking at economics.  Please make sure you have highlighters so you can use them for the instructional materials this week. The teacher’s notes on economics are big.

  • Tuesday: Government review.  Graded papers passed back
  • Wednesday: Quiz and start economics
  • Thursday: Economics
  • Friday: Economics and CNN 10

Here is a link to a quizizz to help you review for Wednesday’s quiz. https://quizizz.com/join?gc=646551 Game code: 646551

Math: This week we are going to begin to learn about surface area.  We are going to be using strategies you already learned and applying them to a new concept.  We will be building shapes and using concrete approaches to introduce this concept.  Be ready to work with a partner and construct some shapes.  There will not be a lot of homework this week because we are building new knowledge.

Please bring scissors and tape Wednesday. We will use them in class Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  

  • Tuesday:  Weekly skills #16, cube exploration, surface area MSG quick notes.
  • Wednesday:  Weekly skills #16, nets and characteristics  of 3-d shapes
  • Thursday: Weekly skills #16, nets of cubes and rectangular prisms
  • Friday: Weekly skills #16, nets of triangular prisms and pyramids


Week of 1-13-2020

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains!  Here is what this week has in store.

Social Studies This week we are going to continue learning about European systems of government.  Specifically, we are going to learn about the government of the U.K., Germany, and Russia.  There is a quiz on Wednesday, 1-22-2020.  The quiz will not be open note, but we will be preparing for it in class throughout the week.  Please make sure you have highlighters.  Three different colors will do.  We are going to use them to annotate texts throughout the week, and the different colors will draw attention to important details.  Scissors and colored pencils are also needed this week. Please have them with you by Wednesday.

  •  Monday – European Government Teacher Notes, Warm Up #14, and European Government Graphic Organizer
  • Tuesday – Warm Up #14, finish European Government Graphic Organizer
  • Wednesday – Warm Up #14, finish European Government Graphic Organizer
  • Thursday – Warm Up #14, European Government vocabulary activities
  • Friday – CNN 10, government vocabulary activities

MathThis week we will be applying what we have learned about area to take the area quiz, solve composite area problems, and we will start to learn about surface area.  The area quiz is Monday, 1-13-2020. The quiz IS open note, so make sure you have your MSG with you.  Remember to bring a calculator.  You ARE allowed to use a 4-function calculator for all of unit 5 and unit 6.

  •  Monday – Weekly Skills Review #15, area quiz
  •  Tuesday – Weekly Skills Review #15, composite area MSG notes
  •  Wednesday – Weekly Skills Review #15, composite area practice (SCOOT)
  •  Thursday – Weekly Skills Review #15, composite area check in, surface area exploration
  •  Friday – Weekly Skills Review #15 due, surface area exploration

Remember to return those scoliosis forms if you have not already done so.

Looking forward to another week learning with you. 🙂



Week of January 6, 2020

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains!  I am going to try something new this year to see if it makes accessing information on my blog easier for you and more efficient for me.  I will be posting a longer post, but once a week.  Let’s see if this is a better fit for all of us.

Social Studies: This week we are learning about systems of government in European countries.  Here is an approximate schedule of what this week will hold:

  • Monday – District Geography Bee
  • Tuesday – Review of the 3 branches of government
  • Wednesday – Characteristics of parliamentary vs. presidential democracies
  • Thursday – Characteristics of democracy vs. authoritarianism
  • Friday – Reading Inventory (computer lab)

We will be using articles, videos, the textbook to explore these topics in class.  There will be no assigned homework this week, but you may need to finish class work at home if it is not completed during the time you have in class to work on it. There are no tests or quizzes this week.

Math: This week we are learning to find area of parallelograms and triangles.  Parallelograms are a review, but triangles are new to 6th grade.  Here is an approximate schedule of what this week will hold:

  • Monday – Exploring area using grid paper
  • Tuesday – Using A= bh to find area and missing dimensions for parallelograms.  5 question homework finding the area of parallelograms.
  • Wednesday – Using A = 1/2bh to find the area of triangles. 5 question homework finding the area of triangles.
  • Thursday – Applying the correct formula to find the area of a parallelogram or a triangle (class practice).  6 question homework with parallelograms and triangles.
  • Friday – OPEN NOTE area quiz. Make sure you have your MSG.

We started Weekly Skills Review #14 this week.  It is due Friday, but we will keep working a little each day in class.  Just make sure you are all caught up and ready to turn it in on Friday.

Here are a few links to videos that will help you review or preview what we are doing this week.


Area of Parallelograms (anywhere math video)

Area of Triangles (mathematics is fun video)