Sixth graders had a great second to last week of school! In math, students concluded their unit on rational numbers. They created polygons in the coordinate plane and found the perimeter of each shape. Next, the class thought critically about a problem involving drones flying above and below sea level. From there, the class focused on data analysis through dot plots and histograms. Sixth grade readers thought about various ways to examine poetry such as through figurative language and the setting. They also thought about vocabulary in context with a fun book called Baloney, Henry P. In writing, students continued working on poetry. They wrote haiku, color poems and limericks. Finally, the class examined physical features of Europe and the temperature of various insulators.
Math: In math, sixth graders continued their study of rational numbers this week. They began by writing and graphing inequalities on a number line. From there, students examined real world situations and created inequalities to represent them. These inequalities often involved more than one variable. To end the week, the class reviewed the coordinate plane and thought critically about how to construct it.
Writing: In writing, students began a unit on poetry this week. To start, they learned more about various elements such as onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors and idioms. Next, sixth graders applied these skills to cinquain poetry. To end the week, Mrs. Connery visited and worked with the class on performing a poem of their choice.
Reading: Sixth grade readers concluded their study of Patricia Polacco books this week. They thought critically about the similarities and differences in the books we have read. From there, students started to learn how to read and interpret poetry. Sixth graders predicted how aspects of a poem come from the title and used the setting to create mental images.
Social Studies: Sixth graders started this week with a review of the events surrounding the Revolutionary War to prepare for our trip to Boston. From there, they learned more about the physical features of Europe and the impact they have on the vegetation of the region.