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Nelson Ridge
Intermediate School
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Mrs. Liescke
6th Grade
Math, Science, and Social Studies
Nelson Ridge

Week of 1/8/18 - 1/12/18

** We are happy to have Ms. Nora Lenburg as a student teacher starting this week!!!  Through January she will be observing, learning the environment, curriculum, and students, and working in little strides to her teaching experience.  In February she will start teaching some of the curriculum on a regular basis with my supervision and assistance.  We are lucky to have another professional to learn with and excited for the new teaching experiences!

Math:  We will start the new year with Topic 6: Dividing Fractions.  This week students will learn how to divide fractions with whole numbers (lesson 6-1), dividing unit fractions with unit fractions (lesson 6-2), and possibly start looking at dividing fractions with fractions.  We will go through the online lessons together, practicing in our notebooks, in class, and independently, looking at real-world examples, and models of the situations.  

*We also begin or end our day with a Bell Ringer.  These are little exercises that touch on basic, review, or sometime new math concepts.  Usually this practice has nothing to do with the current topic we are working on, but is good to keep sharp on various math skills and spiraling activities that help with different parts of math.  Some the activities we will do are: Minute Math, PARRCC practice, multiplication/division practice, prodigy, IXL, reflex math, and others.  

Science:  Students will start Chapter 15 Forces & Motion.  We will make a KWL chart of where our knowledge is on these topics and then review key vocabulary and concepts.  Students will participate in a spring scale lab.

Big 6:  We will begin our Big 6 project this week by overviewing the project as a whole.  Students will be getting a packet of information with all 6 components of the project.  We will use this packet as a guide as we explore and practice each of the 6 key parts.  This week we will focus on choosing a research topic and coming up with three research questions that will be the basis of the expository paper we write.       



** 6th Grade Expectations PowerPoint

                            ** ExpectationsPower_Point_2017-2018.pptx

** Scholastic Book Order Online Code:  K3RWG  

     - Please note that book orders are placed about 3-4 times a year.  There is a minimum amount when ordering so the shipping fee is waived.  Please look for paper book orders to come home before placing orders online.  


** Please remember to check your student's assignment notebook as needed!