Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – March 31-April 4
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Outdoor recess…and then RAIN.
9. Spring Break! (Hard to believe it was just last week…)
8. Picture Day
7. Poetry Week – writing poems about Wonders of the World
6. New round of Student Council
5. Dodgeball in gym
4. Art party
3. Dodgeball tournament
2. Taping Mr. Blum to the wall
1. Lamis’ birthday – AND she’s a DCS Community Champion!
Reading: This week was Poetry Week. We read poetry for RAH, and in class, our lessons were about mood, appeal to senses, what’s being compared, and who’s the speaker.
Writing: We also wrote poetry along with Ms. Hahn for her Poetry Month Project, Our Wonderful World (www.maryleehahn.com). Our writing lessons included denotation/connotation, appeal to senses, mood, similes and metaphors, and personification.
Word Study: Our focus this week was homonyms. Ask your child to tell you a couple of pairs of homonyms! (fair/fair) We also worked with the thesaurus finding synonyms, and with the dictionary to determine which definition number went with which homonym in each pair.
Hahn Math: The big learning this week was how to measure angles with a protractor. We reviewed triangles (acute, obtuse, right and equilateral, isosceles, scalene) and discovered that the angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees.
Sixth Grade Math: We are doing coordinate graphs and linear equations.
Science: We read a Wonderopolis article about conduction of heat and learned about materials that are good conductors and good insulators. We read from the science text to review transparent, translucent and opaque. Today we did experiments that showed reflection and refraction of light.
Monday, April 7 Science Review
Tuesday, April 8 Science Quiz on Thermal Energy and Light Energy
Tuesday, April 8 Trip to the Middle Schools
Thursday, April 10 Math Review
Friday, April 11 Geometry Test
Friday, April 18 No School – Conference Comp Day
Monday, April 29 Reading OAA
Tuesday, April 30 Math OAA
Wednesday, May 1 Science OAA