February 2, 2024

6th

Important Dates:

  • February 9th-13th Winter Break (February 13th classes resume @ 10:00 am)
  • March 2nd-11th Spring Break (March 11 classes resume at 10:00 am)

6th Grade Happenings:

  • English w/ Mrs. McFadden – The 6th graders finished up their lit circle books and began creating their projects to demonstrate their understanding of their books and to encourage their classmates to read them. Their projects need to be completed by Monday. We will also begin our new book “The Parker Inheritance” next week. We have a class set, so students will not need to purchase anything.
  • Foundations of Pre-Algebra w/ Mrs. Murray-We began translating algebraic expressions, and using the distributive property and evaluating expressions.
  • Music w/Mrs. Chelsey – This week we did another “listening to rhythm” exercise, and continued learning the next section – we have a few more to go – of our Mozart body percussion piece. Once we have the entire piece down, I hope we can video it with a drone (it will look cool from above) to share with you!!
  • Science w/ Mrs. Farris – We enjoyed the last of the snow earlier this week as we explored the three states of matter by making sugar on snow! Students identify to change the states of matter, you must add or remove heat. They enjoyed a tasty maple sucker as we further discussed the molecule’s arrangement and behavior in each state. A walk through the park led the students to practice identifying maple trees and exhibited kinetic energy just like our moving molecules! 
  • Elective w/ Mr. McFadden- On Tuesday, Culinary cooking students made dishes from China. We were treated to Crab rangoon wontons, wonton soup and candy coated fruit called tanghulu. Then we headed to 1306 for a cooking demonstration on Italian food. Chef Adam Luiso and his middle school assistants made bruschetta and chocolate mousse.  We also were treated to his famous chocolate chip cookies and spumoni flavored cookies. A big thanks to our drivers, Chef Adam and Brooke Wetmore for sharing the venue with us!
  • Deep Dive- Derek Redd from the Intelligencer/ Wheeling News Register visited the middle schoolers to guide them on how to write an article for our WCDS magazine. Things are coming together, and we can’t wait to reveal our final project at Celebrate!