It's the second week of conferences, Halloween is on Thursday, and November begins this week! Oh my! Check out what's going on in Ms. Kennell's classes and some 6th grade updates!
As a reminder, students should be bringing home graded papers to show you! They can complete corrections on any paper to earn up to 1/2 credit back (homework, quizzes, tests, etc.). They should also be charging their chromebooks at home on a regular basis. Try to find a specific spot and set up a routine for checking/charging those devices. We are still having a number of chromebooks dying during class, so please make it a priority to talk with your student about this.
This week in math, we are continuing Chapter 2! We are extending our knowledge of generic rectangles (area model) and looking at how it can help us with the distributive property and greatest common factor. This will be our final week learning new material for Chapter 2. Students will have homework on Monday (2.3.2 Review Preview - from the lesson on Friday), and Tuesday (2.3.3 Review Preview). We will save the 2.3.4 Review Preview assignment for homework on Monday. Students should also be working on any late work from last week! Since we are finishing Chapter 2 this week, we will be reviewing the chapter the beginning of next week, then ending the week with our team and individual assessments. Our assessments may take into the following week to complete. Students will also be getting new math teams when we start Chapter 3.
Struggling to help your student with homework??? Take advantage of CPM's Homework Help page! We spent time going over this a lot at the very beginning of the year, but some need a refresher! Almost all math homework assignments come from CPM, and CPM has homework help for each problem. Simply find the homework probelm (all on their textbook page!), click on the homework help link, and hints will come up for that problem. Some problems even give you a bonus hint/help! You can also access the Homework Help using the Website Links here on my website. There are also resources available for parents under the CPM (Math) Parent Resources page.
This week in social studies we are working on Lesson 5. Students are exploring why historians classify ancient Sumer as a civilization, looking at what characteristics all civilizations have and how those connect to ancient Sumer. After Lesson 5, there is only one more lesson before we will begin reviewing for our first social studies test. As a reminder, our social studies textbook is online (TCI), students can log in at home anytime!
Have a fabulous week!