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 What Did We Do Today?

Monday, December 5, 2022:
Math: Continuing our work on finding Surface Area with practice problems.
Science: Heat transfer cut and paste vocabulary.
Friday, December 2, 2022:
Math: Continuing our work on finding Surface Area with practice problems.
Science: Finished up our heat transfer notes and a GIMKIT review.
Thursday, December 1, 2022:
Math: Continuing our work on finding Surface Area with an EdPuzzle assignment. Review of Area and Intro to SA.
Science: Heat transfer notes.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022:
Math: Students took a STAR Math Benchmark test today  if they finished early, they worked in Freckle.
Science: Student choice today. They could work on their Physics4kids webwork from Monday, or on their Study Island Properties of Material assignment or in their textbook on the Heat and Temperature Directed Readings (Chapter 14, Sec 1 and 2). Those that finished worked on their Heat vocabulary  cut and paste matching definitions to terms.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022:
Math: Finding surface area of a polygon using nets.
Science: Student choice today. They could work on their Physics4kids webwork from yesterday, or on their Study Island Properties of Material assignment or in their textbook on the Heat and Temperature Directed Readings (Chapter 14, Sec 1 and 2).
Monday, November 28, 2022:
Math: Started unit on Surface Area  it all breaks down to knowing how to find the area of a square/rectangle and a triangle!
Science: Physics4kids webwork  what is the difference between heat and thermal energy?.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022:
Math: Completed end of unit ratios test today  able to use notes and calculator.
Coordinate plane graphing  should end up looking like a turkey!
Science: Study Island  Properties of Material assignment. Guided notes to fill in as you go through the lesson, then online quiz.
Monday, November 21, 2022:
Math: End of unit ratios test today  able to use notes and calculator.
Science: Converting between Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Friday, November 18, 2022:
Math: Finished up using tape diagrams to solve ratio problems  unit test on ratios Monday!
Science: Atomic Model Project walk about  students will select the most creative project in each class for a ChikfilA gift card (generously donated by a parent!)
Thursday, November 17, 2022:
Math: Learning how to use tape diagrams to solve ratio problems!
Science: Finishing up our Heat and Temperature Directed Readings.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022:
Math: Solving problems using ratio tables and we started graphing ratio tables!
Science: Working on Heat and Temperature Directed Readings.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022:
Math: Started working on using ratio tables to solve word problems.
Science: Students completed their StudentLed Conference google slides.
Monday, November 14, 2022:
Math: Last day for solving word problems using proportions  students able to self check the 10 problems on front. The 10 problems on back are the quiz! If the quiz was not finished in class, it is to be finished for homework.
Science: Properties of Matter test. Then, working on oldfashioned text book Directed Reading questions on Heat and Temperature.
Thursday, November 10, 2022:
Math: Solving word problems using proportions  students able to self check the 10 problems on front. The 10 problems on back are the QUIZ!
Science: Finished up our discussion/notes on solutes, solvents and solutions.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022:
Math: Solving word problems using proportions. Students also offered a doover on their Creating Equivalent Ratios classwork.
Science: Learning how solutes, solvents and solutions are related.
Monday, November 7, 2022:
Math: Decomposing polygons  then hopped back over to Ratios to finish up finding equivalent proportions.
Science: Volume lab! Students used the water displacement method to find the Volume of irregularly shaped objects.
Friday, November 4, 2022:
Math: Gimkit review of multiplication/division facts. Classwork practice on finding side lengths and area of polygons.
Science: 6B2 only Finished up Properties of Matter bubble chart, then worked on Properties of Matter cut and paste vocabulary.
6B1 Gimkit review of Properties of Matter.
Thursday, November 3, 2022:
Math: NC Math Check Ins.
Science: 6B1 Finished up Properties of Matter bubble chart, then worked on Properties of Matter cut and paste vocabulary.
6B2 still had students testing.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022:
Math: Finished up decomposing polygons, then intro to Surface Area/Nets.
Science: No science due to extended math session.
Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
Math: Finished up area vs. perimeter word problems review, then started in on decomposing polygons (breaking down irregular shapes into squares, rectangles and triangles).
Science: Properties of Matter bubble chart notes
Monday, October 31, 2022:
Math: Area practice packet, Area vs. Perimeter Word Problem Challenge and Halloween Graphing in the Coordinate Plane.
Science: Candy Corn solubility lab! Why does candy corn dissolve quicker in water??
Friday, October 28, 2022:
Math: Area practice packet
Science: Finishing up Study Island assignment on the properties of matter. Then, working on Chapter 5, Sec 1 & 2 quetions.
Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Math: Perimeter quiz and area formulas/practice
Science: Continuing learning about the properties of matter.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022:
Math: Intro/review of basic area formulas.
Science: Properties of matter notes
Tuesday, October 25, 2022:
Math: Finding perimeter of a polygon with missing side lengths.
Science: No science today due to our field trip to the Civic Center.
Monday, October 24, 2022:
Math: Started our perimeter review, working our way into Area.
Science: Absent students took their States of Matter test. Worked on completing their Study Island Properties of Matter assignment and/or their Chapter 5, Sec 1 and 2 questions (from the 8th grade science book).
Thursday, October 20, 2022:
Math: Comparing Ratios notes.
Science: States of Matter test, then oldfashioned textbook work!
Wednesday, October 19, 2022:
Math: Finding Equivalent Ratios notes & classwork (homework if not finished in class).
Science: Jeopardy review for States of Matter test tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022:
Math: Reviewed Ratio Problems classwork  cleared up some misunderstandings.
Science: Oobleck lab day! Messy bu? so much fun! Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? What happens when you apply stress to it?
Monday, October 17, 2022:
Math: Students worked on completing their Ratio Problems classwork. If not finished in class, it is homework.
Science: States of Matter vocabulary.
Friday, October 14, 2022: Mrs. Minton subbing for me.
Math: Students worked in Freckle on Ratio assignments, then were able to work on other missing/incomplete Freckle assignments. If they finished all their Freckle work, then they worked on their Ratio classwork problems they started on Thursday.
Science: Study Island assignment on Properties of Matter.
Thursday, October 13, 2022
Math: Started our ratios unit! How to write them and how to simplify them.
Science: States of Matter flowchart. When does condensation occur? Why does evaporation happen? What is sublimation?
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Math: Selfchecking hallway walkabout solving GCF and LCM word problems. Students who finished started working on on our next unit  Ratios! They worked through three Khan Academy online tutorial videos and problems. Also a Study Hall today, so students could work on missing assignments to include Freckle  there are five Freckle assignments for the first nine weeks grading period!
Science: Study Hall so students could work on missing assignments in Study Island (Atoms and Matter  scoring 80% or higher).
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Math: Selfchecking hallway walkabout solving GCF and LCM word problems. Students who finished started working on on our next unit  Ratios! They worked through three Khan Academy online tutorial videos and problems.
Science: We spent our science unit today discussing Veterans Day and what it's like to be in the military and how the different branches of the military compare to each other. Why? Today, students were handed an invitation they could give to any veteran in their family. GMS will be hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov 10 and we want to make sure our local veterans are invited!
Monday, October 10, 2022
Math: Khan Academy  GCF vs LCM word problems online tutorial and practice. Then selfchecking hallway walkabout solving word problems.
Science: Completed a States of Matter graphic organizer.
Friday, October 7, 2022
Math: Continuing practicing solving GCF or LCM word problems.
Science: Returned Atoms test and reviewed it. Finished up the FITB notes from yesterday.
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Math: Students worked in groups figuring out how to determine if they're using the GCF or the LCM to solve word problems.
Science: Students worked in groups outside to complete a set of FITB notes on states of matter.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Math: Using prime factorization to find the LCM of a set of numbers.
Science: Continuing learning about the states of matter and how the atomic structure differs when heat is added or removed.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Math: Using prime factorization to find the GCF of a set of numbers.
Science: Started our study of matter and phase changes with Bill Nye video and quiz questions.
Monday, October 3, 2022
Math: Learning how to solve LCM word problems.
Science: Students finally took their Atoms and the Periodic Table test! They then worked in Study Island or Freckle.
Friday, September 30, 2022  REMOTE LEARNING DAY DUE TO POTENTIAL WEATHER
Math: Students should work in Freckle  they have four assignments that correlate to curriculum being learned. They may also have individual assignments based upon their STAR Math scores.
Science: Students should work in Study Island  they have two assignments (Atoms and Matter). They should also start on their Atomic Model Project. Atoms test on Monday.
Wed  Fri  county wide access issue  we were unable to access our webpages to provide info and updates. Permissions were restored late Friday evening.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Math: Gimkit  multiplication/division and order of operations review.
Science: Students received their Atomic Model project packet  we reviewed all the requirements. We started making an atomic structure model of Beryllium so students become familiar with expectations.
Monday, September 26, 2022
Math: Working on Prime Factorization with a selfchecking puzzle. If finished, they could work on their Freckle assignments.
Science: Which Atom is Which? Students had to determine which atom the atomic model structure represented. They could then work on their Study Island assignment.
Friday, September 23, 2022
Math: Students logged into PowerSchool, working on missing assignments and caught up on their Freckle assignments.
PRIME NUMBER CHALLENGE! Students are challenged to memorize the first 25 prime numbers (between 1 and 100) and recite them in front of the class! Winners will receive their choice of a large candy bar!
Science: Gimkit review of atoms and the periodic table. Finished up Atomic Math Challenge from yesterday, played with an Interactive Periodic Table (link in Science Google Classroom) and worked on Study Island Atoms assignment.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Math: Starting prime factorization  practicing using both the factor tree and the birthday cake method.
PRIME NUMBER CHALLENGE! Students are challenged to memorize the first 25 prime numbers (between 1 and 100) and recite them in front of the class! Winners will receive their choice of a large candy bar!
Science: Learning how to identify facts about elements using the periodic table.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Math: Finding the first 25 prime numbers using the Sieve of Eratosthenes!
PRIME NUMBER CHALLENGE! Students are challenged to memorize the first 25 prime numbers (between 1 and 100) and recite them in front of the class! Winners will receive their choice of a large candy bar!
Science: Continuing exploring the Periodic Table.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Math: Students worked in Freckle completing their GCF and Distributive Property assignments.
Science: Working on atomic structure notes and exploring the Periodic Table.
Monday, September 19, 2022
Math: Students graphed their STAR Math benchmark results, then took a quiz on factors, GCF and the Distributive Property.
Science: Finished the Bill Nye Atoms questions, watched a Study Jams Atoms video/quiz and started notes on atomic structure.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Math: Finished up learning about using the Distributive Property and the GCF to express a sum as a product. Students worked in Khan Academy practicing these skills, then transitioned into working on their Freckle math assignments.
Science: Bill Nye Atoms video and questions.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Math: We started working on using the Distributive Property and the GCF to express a sum as a product.
Science: Started our study of Atoms with a classroom discussion.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Math: Students worked on their How Can You Tell if a Shark Likes You  self checking GCF puzzle or in Freckle. We started learning how to use the Distributive Property and the GCF to "express the sum as a product".
Science: Students took their Scientific Method end of unit test. They had time during WIN to study, and they were also able to create a "life raft" in class  they were given an index card and 2 minutes to write down anything they wanted to about the Scientific Method  they could then use this card to help them on their test. They also worked in Study Island on their Atoms! assignment.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Math: How Can You Tell if a Shark Likes You  self checking GCF puzzle. Students also started working in Freckle on a GCF assignment.
Science: Both classes completed their M&M lab. 6B2 took their Steps of the Scientific Method quiz today.
Monday, September 12, 2022
Math: Still working on solving word problems involving the Greatest Common Factor (GCF).
Science: Finished up SpongeBob and the Scientific Method scenarios! 6B1 took a Steps of the Scientific Method quiz, 6B2 will take theirs tomorrow. 6B1 started their M&M lab, 6B2 will do theirs tomorrow.
Friday, September 9, 2022
Math: Working on solving word problems involving the Greatest Common Factor (GCF).
Science: SpongeBob and the Scientific Method scenarios!
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Math: Completing our unit on factors, students practiced Khan Academy factoring at their level, then worked on a selfchecking puzzle which is to be finished for homework if it wasn't finished in class today.
Science: Back to learning about the Scientific Method!
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Math: Students took their STAR Math benchmark assessment today. We did manage to finish up our factors and GCF notes afterwards!
Science: No science today due to length of the STAR Math benchmark.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Math: Based on the factor pretest for both classes, we started with the basics. Notes and whiteboard practice on finding factors and common factors.
Science: Started our unit on the Scientific Method.
Friday, September 2, 2022
Math: 6B1 reviewed their multiplication/division facts and order of operations skills playing team GimKit. 6B2 finished up their work on divisibility rules and took a pretest on factors, Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and prime factorization.
Science: We finished our safety symbols matching, then took the Science Safety test.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Math: 6B1 finished up their work on divisibility rules and took a pretest on factors, Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and prime factorization. 6B2 started their work on divisibility rules, they will take their pretest tomorrow.
Science: Students matched safety symbols to their definitions. We reviewed their Science Safety contracts. Test tomorrow, then starting learning about the Scientific Method.
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Math: Students practiced their multiplication skills by filling out their multiplication chart which they can use as a resource all year. This activity helped them realize which numbers they need to practice! We also started working on divisibility rules.
Science: We started our science safety unit. Even though we aren't an actual science lab, I do have expectations and rules for students to follow when it comes to lab safety.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Math: We started using our bellringers (spiral review). We discussed how we all felt about math, how we each learn best when it comes math and what we feel we are good at. 6B1 (my homeroom) created their first resource, their multiplication chart. 6B2 (Gragg's homeroom) will do this tomorrow.
Science: We had a great discussion on what science is. I asked the students to write about the last time they used science.I had a lot of answers "5th grade". We talked about how science is all around us; our body systems, the sound waves they hear as we talk, how their eyes and brains are working to determine what they are seeing. Science is so fascinating!
Monday, August 29, 2022
Math/Science: We did not cover any core content material today. We spent the majority of the class time going over classroom and school procedures, taking care of locker assignments, touring the school, learning more about our kids and building relationships with them.