To Ryan's mom for the Valentines Snacks! To Ali's mom and Kayla's grandma for helping chaperone our Field trip. We've had a great week!
Coming home in your child's folder: Permission slip for Grandparents Day. Please return these by March 2 for us to properly plan for the day. (See Sycamore or an earlier blog for the schedule)
What's Happening in 6th GradeHere's a few topics we are exploring:
Religion - Humiliation and Exaltation of Jesus!! That's looking at Christ's nature as true God and true Man, how he fulfilled the Law perfectly to be our substitute in His death and in glory defeated the devil in His resurrection. We began LENT with the imposition of ashes at our Ash Wednesday chapel. Lenten devotions show us our Uncustomary Christ as we walk to the cross with Jesus.
S.S. Our Asian studies move from looking at the IT industry that connects American businesses to India, to now exploring population issues. Our class simulated the rate of population growth on Thursday and will now use China as a way to look at how countries meet the challenges of large and growing populations. As demographers we will use a lot of statistics, including 2017 country data from our Junior Scholastic World Almanacs.
Math - G-Math wrapping up ratios and unit rates. T-Math is getting into the meat of fraction operations. Grocery shopping for the best buy based on unit rate and cooking (doubling recipes) are great hands on ways to reinforce these concepts at home.
Lit. - Our nonfiction unit has included essays on African Americans in baseball and Jackie Robinson. We took time to study a bit of the Civil Rights Movement as we explored informational articles. We read a Lincoln biography now (Happy Birthday, Abe!!) and will compare the style of writing to an autobiography of author Beverly Cleary.
Art -We looked at the art of Jim Dine for an example of Pop art and created heart projects with watercolor relief.