Friday, January 30, 2015

Math Homework Due Monday FEBRUARY 2 (Groundhog Day!)

What do you think, will it be a long winter? 

Find out Monday morning if the groundhog saw it's shadow and report to Mrs. Beals for a ticket! 

Check Your Understanding page 121 Questions (16-19)

Lesson Practice page 121 Questions (20-23)

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ELA due Friday

1.  Due by the end of class:

  • A fully complete Reading Response Double-Entry Journal
  • Chapters 1-8  have all been read
  • One paragraph with compares and contrasts Sal and Phoebe.  Include transition words for extra credit.  Word such as:  on the other hand, similarly, also, likewise, in the same way, difference, similarity, in contrast, in comparison

Monday, January 26, 2015

ELA due next class...

1.  Read chapters 3,4,5  in Walk Two Moons.

2.  Add a passage and personal response to your notes…one for each of the 3 chapters.

3.  Hope you Comment on the Post about "Monday…what are you reading?"

It's Monday! What are you Reading? Week #1 of a series

Last week I decided to reread a book which I read 20 years ago!  The Once and Future King by E.H. White tells the story of the future young King Arthur (Wart) and all those who live in the stories as well.  Witty, descriptive, adventurous with a twist on today's issues too.  It's not for the faint of heart though...700 pages.  One of our 6th grade students read it this fall and I wanted so much to relive his joy of reading this book but could not remember a whole lot.  So...definitely worth the reread! 

What are you reading?  For everyone who posts in the Comments and shares the title of what they're reading, I am making treats this week...maybe more of those yummy chocolate cookies...and you, my friend shall have one!

If any of your parents post a Comment, their sweet child will receive a Ticket!  If a teacher posts a Comment,  stop by for a treat later this week. 

If you are not logged in to Google, type your name with your Comment.  You can just type the name of the book and Post or you can leave a bit of commentary like I did. Either, or.

What are you reading?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

ELA due Friday

  • Read 1/2 at home from your Independent Reading Book
  • In class you were assigned to read chapter 2 in Walk Two Moons and add one passage with your response to the Response Sheets.  Bring to class as I want to read these.  Thanks!
  • Be prepared for a quick comprehension quiz chapter 2 Walk Two Moons

Math Homework for Thursday Night

Lesson Practice 9-1 page 101 Questions (6-11) 
**You will need graph paper for this assignment**

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ELA due Wednesday

Expository Writing Prompt:

Write 2 paragraphs:  one paragraph explaining how others might describe you and another paragraph explaining how you would describe yourself. Be sure to:

  • use a topic sentence
  • include supporting details and commentary
  • use transition words
  • use consistent verb tense
  • pay attention to spelling and grammar

Reading Record Sheets due Friday


Read Activity 30 " The Challenge of he Mississippi Delta"

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Friday's ELA Class

Today in class students joined a Class Group on a writing site called Storybird.  Many of us added a profile picture and began exploring the projects on the site to understand what the site can offer to writers. Some of us began a project.  It begins by looking at the Art categories, choosing one, and using the artwork offered to create a picture book.

Everyone agreed to ask someone face to face if he or she were okay if about accepting them as a Follower of their writing.  Of course, if you feel uncomfortable for any reason and want to Unfollow a classmate, that is okay to do.  Mrs. Leighton is a member of this Class and has already posted an Assignment to begin.  No due date yet.  We're all just exploring and practicing the use of this writing tool for now.

No permissions have been given to use during the school day yet...only in ELA class for now.  That will likely change very soon as Mrs. Leighton begins to see a responsible and respectful use of the site.

The purpose of the site in ELA class is to write projects for ELA, share with classmates, and grow as writers, thinkers, and first readers.

Friday, January 16, 2015


No Homework over the long weekend
Assessment Today!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Math Homework

Due Tomorrow
Activity 8 Practice what you did not finish in class
Pg 105-106  #1-20 and 22-40


Complete Analysis Question #3 for Lesson 29

Page C-27 Try to use all of the terms

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Homework!

Most of you awesome 6th graders finished your work in class, so you don't have homework! For those of you who didn't quite finish.

page 92 Questions (27-46) and (47-53 odds)

Where in the World Can I Find...

study materials for the GEO BEE??

Well, the following site has several links to games/questions that can help you to prepare for the School GEO BEE.

I also have a few games and old BEE question books.  Stop by and see me during study hall or before an indoor recess.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

ELA for Thursday

Classroom Spelling Bee tomorrow…Thursday!  Best wishes to you!

1st Draft of Short Story due Friday!

Math Homework

Page 91 Activity 7 Practice #3-26 finish all problems not completed in class

Monday, January 5, 2015

ELA due Tuesday

1.  Your Personal Spelling List

2.  Due by Friday…your story!!!

Scripps Spelling Bee Practice Bee Lists

Grade 5:

Grade 6:

Grade 7:

Grades K-12:

Monday Night Math Homework

We are starting the year off right!! I have created a homework folder for each student in 6th grade. It contains all their homework for the upcoming unit. These are bound in the folder, so hopefully nothing will fall out and get lost. I will continue to post the assignments here as well, but be on the lookout for a dark blue folder!

Tonight's assignment: page 82 "Getting Ready" to be done on a separate sheet of lined paper. Remember our label and name practice!


Complete analysi questions #1-5 and the extension for Activity 27