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Mon- 1/14 Mismatch Day
Tues- 1/15 PCA Pride Day
Wed- 1/16 Crazy Hair/Hat Day (must wear uniform)
Thur- 1/17 PJ Day
Fri- No School
This week in Science: Gravity
Phenomenon: When a piece of paper is placed on top of a book, and both objects are dropped together, they fall straight to the ground; the paper does not flutter.
We will investigate how mass affects gravitational force by using simulations and drawings to understand gravitational forces and fields.
Essential Question: What is gravity?
Key Science Concept: Modeling Gravitational Forces
The vocabulary for this unit is: gravitational forces, attractive, orbit, gravitational field, force field, weight, mass
We are working on smart goals.
Students will be working on setting strong attainable goals to work toward.
We will be working on a goal collage so I have asked students to bring in magazine donations that we can use for our projects. Magazines will be cut up so only ones that you are okay not getting back.
This week's news:
12/6- report cards come home
12/7- $2.00 NUT DAY
Next week 12/10 to 12/14 we will have the holdiay shop for students to shop!
This week the upper school will be holding an open house on 11/8 from 3:30 to 5:30. Also there is a $2.00 nut day on Friday 11/9 to support the music department!
This week in Science: We will be working on Effects of forces.
The Phenomenon we are focusing on is: If an astronaut throws a wrench in outer space with no other forces acting on it, the wrench will continue moving forever. We will Discover Newton’s first and second laws, and use them to plan an investigation for the design of a shuffleboard-style game.
Essential Question: How do forces affect motion?
Key Science Concept: Newton’s Laws of Motion
Science Vocabulary: Net Forces, unbalanced forces, balanced forces, Newton's 1st law of motion, Newton's 2nd law of motion, unbalanced forces, friction.
This week in Health we will be wrapping up[ our nutrition unit. We will be moving on to Goal setting and reflecting on ourselves.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Here's to another fabulous week in 6th grade!
This week will be a busy health week! We will focus on our nutrtition unitto prepare for our test on Monday 10/27. I will attach a study guide image by Friday!
In Health: We will be moving on to nutrients.
The learning objectives that we will focus on are:
Identify the six main nutrients and a variety of foods that contain them.
Explain how nutrients help us grow and stay healthy.
Apply knowledge of healthy foods and food groups to create a healthy meal or snack.
This week students will be working on a nutrition project. This is the one project where I allow students to choose their own group or choose to work on their own. Projects will be done completely in class. They will have 2 working days and then they will have a presentation day. Students are creating a billboard or a brochure promoting one food group and all the nutrients that food group will give you if you eat it.
Our Essential Question: Why is it important to eat a variety of foods from all food groups?