Upcoming Due Dates:
Reading Assignment #3 - Due Wednesday, March 30th
Narrative Rough Draft - Due Monday, April 11th (Final draft is due April 25th, after break)
Comprehension Test Chapters 1 - 15 of Farewell to Manzanar -
Wednesday, March 30th
This week in English, students finished up Reading Assignment #2 and moved on to Reading Assignment #3. (For these, students are taking notes on this chapter-by-chapter graphic organizer and recording their own WWK.) Our class looked at primary sources from this time, including the Loyalty Questionnaire the Japanese Americans were required to complete. (This questionnaire is a key document in Chapter 11 of this week's reading!)
Our class also went on our field trip to Minidoka National Historic Site on Thursday where students were able to visit the various buildings and view the landmarks on site. It was an awesome experience for students to experience the terrain of the camp and see what aspects of life were like at the site of this camp right here in Idaho.
Visual Art with Ms. Newstadt
This week new 6th grade Art students will be introduced to the teacher, classroom, essential agreements, assessment criteria and Visual Arts Process Journal. We will be setting ourselves up for success and clarifying expectations for the Trimester. Please let Ms. Newstadt know if you have any questions about the sketchbooks needed for class. email@example.com Thanks!
Prior students can expect to have their work and sketchbooks returned to them sometime next week. Thanks for an awesome learning experience in Visual Art!
On Thursday students worked on their organization of the VAPJ by incorporating a Table of Contents, page numbers, titles for pages, and a check off system for Ms. Newstadt. Students were then introduced to proportion and the idea of guidelines in drawing portraits of dogs! We are working on sketching and then using mixed media and text to complete a full and interesting page in Visual Arts Process Journals. There will be more studio time for completion of this page on Monday.
Words Worth Knowing
What is a fossil? How do fossils form? These are two questions that the students investigated this week. Students used Playdoh and animal models to explore the processes that lead to fossilization. Students read this article, then took notes on the four types of fossilization. In addition, students began looking at how fossils can be used to look for deposits of oil and gas. Next week students will complete the oil and gas activity, then work on a lab identifying fossils.
Extend your Learning
Hagerman Fossil Beds Animal Fossils
Fossil Portal (Lots of great image and information!)
How fossils form
BBC Nature Fossils
What is Boise's Story? Geologically speaking that is. This week we took a field trip to three locations around Boise to bring our learning full circle by observing the geological properties of cliffs by the Lucky Peak Dam and Discovery Park and Table Rock. This upcoming week we will be putting our knowledge to work by making inferences as to Boise's Geologic Story.
Welcome to the final trimester of the year! This trimester is grouped into a 3 week rotation schedule for health/fitness and PE. We will be learning the basics of Ultimate Frisbee for the first section of PE. Please be prepared to go outside in all types of weather!
This week we officially wrapped up our unit on Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities. Students will test over this unit on Monday, March 28th. On Tuesday next week, we will move on to our second to last unit of the year, Geometry!