6-1 Weekly Team Newsletter- October 23rd, 2015

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Happy Friday, October 23rd, 6-1 Families!

Students have been hard at work this week working on various projects for ELA, Social Studies, and Science.  Just a reminder that the week of Oct. 26-30th is our School Spirit Week.  Students do not have to participate but we highly encourage them show their IMP pride.  The homeroom class with the most participation will earn the chance at a pizza party. The Spirit Week Schedule is as follows:

Monday, Oct. 26 – RED ribbon day. Go crazy decking yourselves out in red and ribbons from head to toe.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Your FUTURE is too bright to do drugs– Wear your favorite college gear.
Wednesday, Oct. 28 – On Wednesdays We Wear PINK– Breast Cancer awareness day, wear pink head to toe.
Thursday, Oct. 29 — GREEN Out. Show your Imp Spirit by wearing as much green and ECMS gear as possible. ** THIS IS PEP RALLY DAY **
Friday, Oct. 30 – WACKY TACKY day. Let’s end the week with an all-out crazy outfit, where nothing matches at all. The tackier, the better.

Students will also have their 3rd STEM Elective meeting on Friday, October 30th.  Please make sure students bring their necessary materials for their particular elective that morning.

Teachers are working hard on updating grades in PowerSchools.  Just a reminder that if you see (- -/100), that means that the teacher has not yet filled a grade in for that assignment.  If your student has not turned in an assignment, it was say (0/100) with an orange square symbol next to it.  If you see that a grade or an assignment title is hyperlinked (in blue) that means you can click on that link to see a note from the teacher.

We are still in need of more boxes of tissues for the upcoming fall/winter germ season.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much to those families who have already donated!

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  Students will be continuing with their unit on Properties and Algebraic Expressions. There will be a QUIZ on Wednesday, October 28th.

Science (Ms. Haynie) – Students had this week in the computer lab to gather research for Part C of their Science Fair packet.  This part includes: a research outline, a works cited page for all their sources, and a hypothesis. A rubric for this part is contained in the packet as are rubrics for all the parts.  Students may submit their Part C’s to me next Friday, Oct. 30th for any feedback/corrections.  Once again, students are welcome to ask me for feedback/corrections on any part of their packet at any time. The final grade will once again be based on their final project board that is due Wednesday, Dec. 2nd. All information can be found on Ms. Haynie’s Teacher Website: http://mshayniescience.weebly.com . Students will not have any other scheduled time to work on these projects in class.  They can use homeroom time and working lunch as in-school time if needed.

We will jump back into Flowering Plants and Green Plants next week.  This unit will conclude with a Unit Test taken on Friday, November 13th and a PBL on bees starting the week of Nov. 16th.  Both will be MAJOR grades for the 2nd quarter.

Social Studies (Mr. Miller) – We have been working very hard to finish our Ancient Greek PBL. Next week, we will begin our unit on Ancient Rome. If your child has not finished their Ancient Greek PBL during lunchtime with their group (without a late grade).

ELA (Ms. Chappell) – Next week, we will write “buzz letters” about what we’re reading during DRIL time. During comprehension lessons, we will practice merging our background knowledge with new learning while reading non-fiction texts. Dialectical journals and personalized writing notebooks will be due on Friday, 10/30.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Haynie (LHAYNIE@wcpss.net)

Chad Miller (CMILLER@wcpss.net)

Mike Hayes (MHAYES@wcpss.net)

Margaret Chappell (MCHAPPELL3@wcpss.net)