Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Week of March 19, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope this special day in Savannah brings you riches and luck!  We are gearing up for Spring Break in one week, but we have a lot to before then!

This week's lessons will include working with the geographic and political aspects of Canada,  the connection between fractions, decimals, and percents, alternative energy resources, and a culminating activity associated with our novel studies books we just finished!

You will have a word study quiz Friday.  The quiz will be on the words you are given Monday morning.  Please study them for at least 10 minutes each evening.  

You will get a progress report Friday.  Please share it with your family, get it signed, and return it the Monday after Spring Break!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hands-on Equations

The Hands-On Equations strategy is used to help students understand foundational algebraic concepts.  The manipulatives that are part of this program give a concrete representation to a concept many students find intimidating.  

Hands-On Equations

Friday, March 9, 2018

Calling All Cooks! Recipes Needed!

The Week of 12, 2018

It's starting to look very green in Savannah!  St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and there are a number of things happening this week to get you in the spirit and help raise money for diabetes research.  Coach Leslie will be selling fun St. Paddy's Day items in the MPR all week.  Friday will be a dress down for $1 AND a special dance during your regular specials time for $1.

Wear a smile one Monday: it's Spring picture day!  The is considered a free dress-up day!

This week's lessons will include continued work with the Great River human body systems lesson, recent American history, writing rough drafts using an outline, and fraction computation.  Be sure to be reading for at least 20 minutes and studying your vocabulary words for 10 minutes each night.  You will have a vocabulary quiz Friday.

6th graders, your final grades for term 3 can be found on PowerSchool.  Report cards will be issued Friday.

I will not be at school Thursday or Friday, because I will be attending a National Science Teachers Association convention in Atlanta, GA.  Progress reports will NOT be given this week.  I'm expecting an exemplary report from the substitute upon my return.

Have a nice weekend,
Mr. Trent

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Great River

This week we explored "The Great River", the Montessori lesson about the systems of the body.  Students are now exploring each of the 11 systems and creating their own "kingdom on the river"!

researching the systems of the human body

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Week of March 5, 2018

DEAR March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat—
You must have walked—  
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,  
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter, and the bird's;
The maples never knew
That you were coming,—I declare,
How red their faces grew!  
But, March, forgive me—
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.  

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.  
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And praise as mere as blame.

-Emily Dickinson

The first week of March lessons will include continued practice with fraction computation, finishing up work with binomial computation using algebra tiles, researching reconstruction, and Canadian government.   We will also meet once again in our novel study groups and work together to plan our research essay work.  

Your weekly followup work is due by Friday.  This includes your lesson followup work, Greek and Latin Roots work, current events journal, and 30 minutes of  You should be reading for at least 20 minutes and studying your word study words for 10 minutes each evening.  You will have a word study quiz Friday. 

Wednesday is the last day of term 3.  6th graders: please submit all required assignments from this term to my by Wednesday.  

Friday is the annual "Career on Wheels" presentation!  Be looking forward to learning all about various jobs you may wish to explore!
Progress reports will be issued Friday.

Have a great weekend,
Mr. Trent

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Peace Wordle

As part of our Montessori Education Week celebration, we started out day by creating a peace Wordle together.  Feel free to make your own!

Our Classroom Peace Wordle