6th Grade News 10/20/23

6th

Important Dates:

Friday, October 27 – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Middle School Monster Mash Dance @ the Classrooms

Tuesday, October 31st – Fall Family Fest: Haven’t you always wished that there was a field day in the Fall?  A chance to come hang out with your kids, their teachers, and fellow parents and enjoy the changing leaves around campus?  Us too!  So we decided to make it happen with Fall Family Fest.  The WCDS Inaugural Fall Family Fest will be held on October 31st from 1:20-3:00 for 2nd-8th grades.

After lunch, children can change into costumes before the festivities begin. Parents, please join us for an afternoon of fun at the middle school branch campus anytime after 1:00.  We will begin our parade around the pool as soon as the children arrive at the park led by our grand marshals Ms. H and Maddie Kirchner, the winner of the Grand Marshal auction prize. Then, the children will rotate through different stations with their classmates.

Friday, November 3 – No School

Tuesday, November 7 – Middle School Exhibition @ 5:00 pm (More info to come)

Our Week:

  • English w/ Mrs. McFadden: We worked diligently to edit our pieces for the Awesome Author contest this week. This led to some lessons on keeping our verb tenses straight and not shifting from the past to the present without meaning to. Today we practiced this skill online with Boom cards. The task cards were challenging, but through collaboration they were all able to complete the tasks.  Most students have finished their free choice books and have written in their reading response journals. We will begin Walk Two Moons Next week. Students will need their copies for Wednesday.
  • Foundations of Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray-We began the week with writing and simplifying expressions.  We then began reviewing for our Chapter 2 Quiz on Tuesday.  The review answers are posted on Google Classroom, and the quiz will be very much like the review.
  • Music w/Mrs. Chelsey – On Wednesday we reviewed for our first music quiz on notes and rhythms and started learning a couple basic vocal warm ups, as well as began learning our choral piece. Friday morning students took the quiz, and we continued getting to know our voices through song!
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – In efforts to continue building our note taking skills, students completed their first “doodle” notes as we discovered pH. Students colored the pH scale and filled in blanks. “Acids are red, bases are blue … ” improv science poems filled the classroom. Next week we will complete our pH lab and begin weekly pH readings of our grow tower in hopes to obtain an optimum pH of 5.5.