Friday, September 19, 2014

Photosynthesis Webquest

Welcome to the photosynthesis webquest! It's time to learn all about photosynthesis and why it is important to you and me! Below are the websites you will need to complete your webquest. Remember to record notes in your Google Doc as you visit each of these websites. Also, make sure to save any pictures or video that you may want to use later in your Prezi!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fractions, Decimals & Ecology

Wow, it is September! It is hard to believe school has been in session for a month already! We're off to a great start here in sixth grade and students are learning a lot of new things in math and science.

In math, we have been studying fractions and decimals. Students are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and decimals. We will be starting a new standard this week: 6.C.3: Solving real-world problems with fractions and decimals. In this unit, students will learn how to solve problems involving fractions with different denominators and problems involving money in decimal notation. These standards require students to constantly use their multiplication facts to solve problems involving long division, finding the least common multiple (denominator) and greatest common factor (reducing fractions). Please encourage and help your child study and learn their multiplication facts (0-12).

In science, we have started our ecology unit. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with one another in their environment. Students are doing an independent research project in Google Presentations using their netbook. Please ask your child what they are learning about ecology. We plan on taking a field trip to Wesselman Woods later this month so students can extend and apply what they learned about ecology in the classroom in a real-world setting.