Sixth grade artists are learning about the mixed media artwork of Miriam Schapiro and gesture drawing! We are tying in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the idea of an "upstander", artist intention, and color theory as it relates to mood and movement. Color in Motion Video
English with Mrs. Shebley
Upcoming Due Dates:
Final Draft of Japanese American Internment - Final Due Date: Monday, April 25th (While students were given ample class time to finish this before break, many students expressed a desire to continue working and fine-tuning over break.)
This week in English, our class worked on finishing our reading of Farewell to Manzanar. Students are finishing the book and completing Reading Assignment #4 as they do so. In addition, students' narrative rough drafts were due in class on Monday. As part of the formative assessment process, students were required to meet with two (2) partners in class and receive feedback on their narratives using this summative criteria checklist. Many students turned in their final drafts this week in class, and many chose to continue drafting over our school's Spring Break. The final deadline is on Monday, April 25th. Here is the rubric students will be assessed on for this summative writing assignment.
Math with Mrs. Axtman
This week students were given the task to design a candy carton with the smallest surface area, that could hold 18 cylinder-shaped candies that had a diameter of 2 cm, and a depth of 1 cm. Students used graph paper to draw nets of their design, and calculated surface area using their knowledge of finding area of quadrilaterals and triangles. Students also had to present their design and "competed" with their classmates for the most environmentally friendly design that used the least amount of material possible. It was a great application of the knowledge from our geometry unit, and the students loved the challenge. After Spring Break, students will explore volume, and area on a coordinate plane!
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
Be able to explain the basic structure of an atom.
Identify protons, neutrons and electrons in an atom using a periodic table.
This week the students began an exploration of atomic structure in order to understand how the radioactive decay of elements is used to determine the absolute ages of rocks. Students learned about how our understanding of atomic structure has evolved from the “billiard ball” model to quantum theory. In addition, students learned how to use a periodic table to determine the number of protons, electrons and neutrons in an atom. After the break we will explore the concepts of radioactive decay and half life.
Dynamic Periodic Table : Learn all you want about elements.
Identifying protons, neutrons and electrons.
Element Math Practice (great fun!)
Periodic Table of Videos (learn about all elements)
Have a fantastic spring break!