Happy first full week of November! 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 finishing Chapter 2! We reviewing generic rectangles, reviewing adding and subtracting decimals, and completing a final chapter review. Students will have homework on Monday (2.3.4 Review Preview - from the lesson on Thursday), Tuesday (Checkpoint 2), and Wednesday (Ch 2 Review packet). Our assessments will start on Thursday and should continue into the early part of next week. 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 6, which is the final lesson in our Mesopotamia unit. Students are exploring the four empires of Mesopotamia, specifically looking at the most important achievements of those empires. After Lesson 6, 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! After our Mesopotamia test, we will begin the civilization of Greece!
Have a great week!