Weekly Newsletter for Ms. Hahn’s Class – Week Thirteen, Nov 10-14
The Week at a Glance:
OUR TOP 10
10. Order of Operations/Expressions algebra test in 5th math
9. Life Science test
8. New seats in 6th grade math
7. Safety and Service team luncheon
6. Indoor recess thanks to the Polar Vortex
4. Final full concert practice
3. We finished the 14th Goldfish!!
2. Today is the 60th day of school – end of the first trimester!!
1. Isaac’s birthday is today!!!
Reading: We are delving into nonfiction. We talked about several nonfiction structures: comparing, cause/effect, chronological (the three in our CCSS) plus main idea/detail, question/answer, and ABC (three of Ms. Hahn’s favorites). Today for Poetry Friday, we read poetry about nonfiction topics.
Writing: Each student will be writing a report about the ancient civilizations of Central and South America (Maya, Inca, Aztec). This topic comes from our social studies standards. We laid some groundwork this week by watching a video about each culture and browsing some books. Today we filled sticky notes with words and phrases (without looking at our notes) and organized them. On Tuesday, we will write Flash Drafts from our sticky notes. That’s right – we’ll be writing a rough draft of our report already!!
Word Study: Our roots this week were dont/odont. We looked at the few words that have those roots, then brainstormed related words and categorized them.
Hahn Math: I’m THRILLED with the students’ work in the past couple of weeks on our algebra standards. The test grades will be in Progress Book by the end of the weekend. Next up -- volume.
Sixth Grade Math: This week -- dividing fractions.
Social Studies: Next week we will begin a social studies unit on forms of government and some aspects of economics.
Monday, Nov 17 – No school for students -- teacher PD+work day
Thursday, Nov 20 – Donuts with Dad
Thursday, Nov 20 – picture retakes
Thursday, Nov 20 - Monday, Nov 24 – Ms. Hahn will be attending the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English outside of Washington DC.
Tuesday, Nov 25 – Report Cards come home!
Wednesday, Nov 26 – Friday, Nov 28 – No school – Thanksgiving break