6-1 Weekly Team Newsletter – November 6th, 2015

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Happy Friday, November 6th, 6-1 Families!

We had another great week at ECMS!  Please be on the lookout for interims today.  We have learned how to put ALL the classes onto one document.  Please sign and have students return them to their homeroom teachers by Tuesday, Nov. 10th.

Just a reminder that Wednesday, November 11th is our observance of Veterans’ Day and there will be no school.

Also, our ECMS Annual Food Drive starts on Monday, Nov. 2nd and runs through Friday, Nov. 20th. Students should bring non-perishable food items to the collection box in their homeroom class.  All donations will be taken to Wake Relief Food Pantry just in time for the holidays.

Barnes and Noble is having a FREE “Maker Faire” this weekend – November 6-8 at ALL Barnes and Nobles (you may want to contact your specific store to make sure of the details).  They are having different sessions (see link) each day where they will be:

  • doing demonstrations of making things (3D printers, coding, drones, robots)
  • meeting the actual leaders of the Maker Movement
  • having opportunities for you to actually make and collaborate with each other – they provide the materials

It sounds like a great opportunity and experience for so many of our students!

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  Students will continue learning about Equations and Inequalities.  A quiz is possible at the end of the week.

Science (Ms. Haynie) – We are finishing up our Plant Unit this week.  A Test Study Guide will be given out on Friday.  We will review together on Monday and take our Plant Unit Test on Tuesday, Nov. 10th.  A PBL on bees will start the week of Nov. 16th as an extension to our Plant Unit.  Both will be MAJOR grades for the 2nd quarter.

Students should be finishing up their Part D of their Science Fair project and moving on to the actual experimentation stage to stay on track.  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.  All other work will need to be completed at home.

Social Studies (Mr. Miller) –On Friday, November 13th students need to have all the work done for Ancient Rome. I will be collecting the Ancient Rome Webquest for a quiz grade. On Friday, there will also be an open note test that will be short essay. On Monday, November 16th, the Rome History Bingo project is due with all pieces stapled together. I will collect these in class with the packet.

ELA (Ms. Chappell) – Next week, we will focus on asking and answering authentic questions, determining importance, summarizing, and synthesizing while reading informational texts. Articles of the week will go home on Monday; these will be due with “thinking tracks” on Thursday, 11/12.

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

Lauren Haynie (LHAYNIE@wcpss.net)

Chad Miller (CMILLER@wcpss.net)

Mike Hayes (MHAYES@wcpss.net)

Margaret Chappell (MCHAPPELL3@wcpss.net)