6th Grade Science - Mrs. Brandel


We are well into the Second Trimester. We  completed our Chapter 8 Test on Plate Tectonics and have completed the Chapter Review on Chapter 9 - Weathering of Rocks. We are looking forward to a lab experiments on rocks and minerals. 
We are having an exciting time in Sixth Grade Science!

*****THE SIXTH GRADE WINNER OF THE THIRD ANNUAL SCIENCE BEE IS
JASON VASCONEZ!!!!
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In addition to our text and workbook lessons, each lesson has a Quizlet packet to enhance vocabulary. 

  Student's grades will be listed on Powerschool.

We have been growing flowers in the lab and it has been exciting to see roots, stems and leaves growing. The plants have been put into soil and are beautifully!

OUR NEXT TOPIC IS CHAPTER 9 - ROCKS AND MINERALS
Studying the layers of the types of rocks and minerals and their importance.

STUDENTS WILL BE RECEIVING THEIR TESTS ON  CH. 8 - Plate Tectonics,  THEY RECEIVED STUDY GUIDES TO AID THEM IN NOTE-TAKING IN ADDITION TO THEIR WORKBOOK PAGES WHICH WE REVIEWED.

I hope everyone enjoys this year's science class and lab activities!
It has been so nice getting to know all the students!

This year we will be exploring:
*Classification *Building Blocks of Matter
*Cells *Forces & Motion
*Body Systems *Machines
*Plants *Forms of Energy
*Ecosystems
*Plate Tectonics
*Rocks & Minerals
*Weather & Climate

The Fifth and Sixth Grade will be having a Spring Science Fair!
IT'S NOT TO EARLY TO RESEARCH A TOPIC!!

***Students have the benefit of using the Study Guide Workbook In addition
there will be Vocabulary Quizlet games and Study Chapter Reviews including all Key Terms***(at the end of each chapter)

This year the sixth grade will be scaffolding (growing) many of  last year's concepts and also have been putting a main focus on Earth science.

We will be meeting daily and homework will be given on this page. However, it is very important that students also put all assignments in their planners in order to organize the books and supplies they need to take home each day.

There will be a week's notice prior to each test and they will be listed on this page.
There should be no weekend homework other than long-range projects and studying for tests.

There will be extra help for sixth grade on Tuesday mornings beginning at 8:10 A.M.
S.T.E.M. begins next week.

The Science schedule for 6-1 & 6-2 Science is together on:

Monday: 11:34 - 12:14 / 1:01- 1:41
Tuesday: 1:43-2:23 /S.T.E.M. 9:28-10:08
Wednesday: 11:34-12:14  
Thursday: NO CLASS
Friday: 1:01-1:41

Please check the Parent Portal to keep you updated on your student's progress.
All tests must be signed and returned.

THIS WEEK'S CLASSWORK:

Monday: 
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Tuesday: 
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FUTURE DATES:

1/15 - NO SCHOOL - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
1/18 - BOYS' BASKETBALL
1/19 - ST. AGNES DAY
1/22 - Mass GR. 6-8
1/23 - BASKETBALL LBCATHOLIC
1/24 - CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MASS (OPEN SCHOOL TO FOLLOW)
1/29 - SCHOOL MASS
1/30 - OPEN HOUSE / RING CEREMONY / BASKETBALL VS> ST. AGNES
1/31 - TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY / TEACHER FOR A DAY
2/1 - CAREER DAY / HONOR SOCIETY INSTALLATION
2/2 - EARLY BIRD REVERSE RAFFLE DRAWING / GAME SHOW GRADES 1 - 8
2/3 - FATHER - DAUGHTER DANCE
2/4 - MASS - 11:30 A.M.
2/7 - NOON DISMISSAL
2/11 - GRADE 6 - MASS - 11:30
2/14 - ASH WEDNESDAY
2/19 - WINTER RECESS (Presidents' DAY)
2/20 - 2/ 23 - WINTER RECESS - NO SCHOOL
2/23 - SCHOOL MASS
3/1 - NO SCHOOL- PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR TEACHERS / LAST DAY OF SECOND TRIMESTER


HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Mrs. Brandel
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