**Weekly Assignments 2016-2017**

**August 14-18 ** __Please remember to sign papers and have your child return them to school.__

Monday Objective: Students will take a school tour and go over the syllabus.

Tuesday Objective: Students will set up notebooks and folders for class.

Wed./Thursday Objective: Students will learn about eclipses.

LWD-Students will view videos, and make a study guide

Vocabulary- solar, partial, total, annual, eclipse

Friday Objective: Students will create a pinhole box to safely view the eclipse next Monday.

LWD- Students will use a cereal box to create a pinhole camera.

**August 21-25 Map Test Week Reading/Language **

**Monday Objective: Students will view the solar eclipse.**

LWD- Students will use their pinhole cameras/solar glasses to safely view the eclipse

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Tuesday Objective: Students will

LWD- Students will measure various objects around the room.

New Vocabulary- millimeter, centimeter, meter, kilometer

Question- Why is knowing how to measure in metrics important?

Wed./Thurs. Objective: Students will learn about metric conversions.

LWD- Students will create a metric conversion chart.

Question- How many inches are in a mile?

Friday Objective: Students will show how to make metric conversions using their charts.

LWD- Students will complete conversion problems.

What would happen if every country had their own form of measurement?

**August 28-Sept.1 MAP TESTING THIS WEEK for Science**

Monday Objective: Students will learn to weigh objects using a triple-beam balance scale.

LWD- Students will watch an example and practice using the scales.

Why is the metric system easier to learn?

Tuesday Objective: Students will listen to a presentation by Mrs. Goering.

Wednesday Objective: Students will complete the Science Map test.

Thursday Objective: Students will use metric measurements to measure liquids.

LWD- Students will practice measuring liquids with measuring cups and cylinders.

Why are miles still used in America today along with Kilometers?

Friday Objective: Students will show what they know about measuring with metrics.

**Sept.5-8 NO SCHOOL MONDAY**

Tuesday Objective: Students will practice using metric measurements.

LWD- Students will complete several hands-on measurements using metrics.

Wednesday Objective: Students will show what they know about metrics and states of matter.

LWD- Students will complete a "Station Test".

Friday Objective: Students will learn the difference between a molecule and an atom.

LWD- Students will watch and discuss a video and take notes.

**Sept. 11-15 LATE START ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13TH 9:15**

Monday Objective: Students will learn how molecules react to heat and cold.

LWD- Students will watch a Bill Nye video, discuss, and take notes.

Tuesday Objective: Students will create a study poster for molecules and atoms.

LWD- Students will work individually to create a study information poster

Question- How are atoms and molecules different?

Wednesday Objective: Students will complete their info signs.

LWD- Students will complete questions using their info signs.

Question- What happens when you heat up molecules?

Friday Objective: Students will demonstrate how molecules react to heat.

LWD- Students will complete a lab with various heat demonstrations.

**Sept. 18-22**

Monday Objective: Students will learn the states of matter.

LWD- Students will list as many examples of each type of matter as they can think of.

Question What are the 4 states of matter.

Tuesday Objective: Students will review states of matter.

LWD- Students will work with a partner to complete a challenge sheet.

Question Why do a lot of people not know about plasma as a state of matter?

Wednesday Objective: Students will identify examples of thermal energy.

LWD Students will complete various activities.

Question What are some examples of thermal energy?

Friday Objective: Students will watch a short video on thermal energy.

LWD- Students will discuss and complete a short quiz.

**Sept. 26-29 NO SCHOOL MONDAY**

**Tuesday Objective: Students will identify chemical and physical reactions.**

LWD- Students will research recipes to make home-made slime without glue, borax or shaving cream.

Thursday Objective: Students will identify if the activity is a chemical or physical reaction and give reasons why.

LWD- Students will work with a peer partner to make their home-made slime.

Friday Objective: Students will show what they know about heat transfer, states of matter, and chemical and

physical reactions.

LWD- Students will complete an open note quiz.

**October 2-6**

Monday Objective: Students will learn the difference between an observation and an inference.

LWD- Students will work with a partner to identify observations and inferences.

Questions- How can you tell if it is an observation or an inference?

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn how to set up CER for an activity. (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning)

LWD- Students will come up with a Claim, Evidence, Reason Question. Write a claim.

Thursday Objective: Students will show their knowledge of observations, inferences, and CER's.

LWD- Students will conduct their evidence gathering, gather evidence, and write their reasoning.

Question What should you have today that shows your evidence is reliable?

Friday Objective: Students will show that they understand observations, inferences, and CERs.

** LWD- Students will compare their CERs from Thursday and discuss results.**

October 9-13 Wednesday is a Late Start Day

Monday Objective: Students will use their thinking to complete engineering challenges.

LWD- Students will complete at least 3 activities using "Engineering.com"

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn about thermal energy.

LWD- Students will watch a short video, take notes, and play a short game.

Wednesday Objective: Students will review conductors and insulators.

LWD- Students will watch a short video on conductors and insulators.

Friday Objective: Students will visually show examples of thermal energy.

LWD- Students will choose a type of thermal energy to research and draw an example of.

**October 17-20 (Oct.16 is Parent Conference Day)**

Tuesday ** Objective: Students will complete activities using thermal heat.**

LWD- Students will complete a thermal energy lab.

**Thursday **** Objective: Students will construct the best thermal energy saving shoe box plan they can think of.**

LWD- Students will make plans to use various materials to make their box house energy efficient.

**Friday Objective: Students will meet with their partners to discuss their plans and supplies.**

LWD- Students will make a materials list and write a descriptive paragraph of their house.

**October 30- November 3**

Monday Objective: Students will review their thermal house plans with their partners.

LWD- Students will recheck their supply lists.

Tuesday Objective: Students will complete their slides and check their supply lists.

LWD Students will complete their renewable/nonrenewable slide activity.

Thursday Objective: Students will build and test their thermal houses.

LWD- Students will complete a lab.

Friday Objective: Students will show what they know about the water cycle.

LWD Students will complete a labelled drawing of the water cycle.

**November 6-9 There is no school on Friday for students.**

Monday Objective: Students will review the water cycle.

LWD- Students will complete their labelled drawings and take a quiz.

Tuesday Objective: Students will review the water cycle.

LWD- Students will complete a review sheet of the water cycle.

Wednesday Objective: Students will learn about the different types of clouds.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and construct the different types of clouds.

**November 13-17**

Monday Objective: Students will review thermal energy and the water cycle.

LWD- Students will complete the stations from Thursday.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn about the different types of clouds.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and draw and label the types of clouds.

Thursday Objective: Students will learn the various weather terms most frequently used.

LWD- Students will complete a vocabulary word exercise and worksheet.

Friday Objective: Students will make their own barometer.

LWD- Students will make a chart to predict weather using their barometer.

**November 27- Dec.1**

Monday Objective: Students will learn about cold fronts and warm fronts.

LWD- Students will complete an activity using warm and cold fronts.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn about polar winds and weather.

LWD- Students will complete 2 Duckster assignments.

Thursday Objective: Students will explain how barometers work. Students will make weather.

LWD- Students will make a working barometer. Students will complete a weather simulation

Friday Objective: Students will use a weather map to make a prediction of tomorrow's weather.

LWD- Students will view a weather map and make a prediction with a partner.

**December 4-8**

Monday Obj. Students will learn the requirements for their weather report project.

LWD- Students will work in groups of 3 to create and present a weather report.

Tuesday Obj. Students will create their weather map of the United States.

LWD- Students will draw and create the weather on their weather maps.

Thursday Obj. Students will write and practice their weather report.

LWD- Students will work with their partners to write and practice their reports.

Friday Obj. Students will give their weather reports to their peers.

LWD- Students will present their report to their peers in groups of 3.

**December 11-15 Wednesday is a late start day!**

Monday Obj. Students will learn the importance of aquifers.

LWD- Students will watch a short video on aquifers.

Tuesday Obj. Students will demonstrate how aquifers work.

LWD- Students will construct and explain a model of an aquifer.

Wednesday Obj. Students will show what they know about aquifers.

LWD- Students will complete a quiz on aquifers.

Friday Objective: Students will learn about the groundwater and things that can affect it.

LWD- Students will view a groundwater demonstration.

__December 11-15 Wednesday is a late start day.__

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn to work using a system they come up with.

LWD- Students will crete a system for completing a task.

Wednesday Objective: Students will learn about body systems.

LWD- Students will research and fill out a note taker on their assigned body system.

Friday Objective: Students will learn more about body systems.

LWD- Students will complete an interactive notetaker in body system groups.

**December 18-22**

Monday Objective: Students will show their knowledge of groundwater and pollution.

LWD- Students will complete a quiz sheet.

Tuesday Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of aquifers.

LWD- Students will build and explain an example of an aquifer.

Wed./Thurs. Objective: Students will complete a performance based activity.

LWD- Students will figure out the performance based activity within a group.

Friday Objective: Students will complete a rotation exercise within the whole 6th grade.

**January 9-12 (No school Monday)**

**Tuesday Objective: Students will learn about this semester's expectations.**

LWD- Students will clean out folders and learn new expectations.

**Thursday Objective: Students will learn about their ecological footprints.**

LWD- Students will complete a computer simulation and questions.

Friday Objective: Students will learn about global warming.

LWD- Students will read an article, discuss, and answer questions.

January 16-19 (There is no school on Monday.)

**Tuesday Objective: Students will continue to learn about global warming and climate change.**

LWD- Students will complete their main idea writing and a quiz.

**Wednesday Objective: Students will show what they know about climate change.**

LWD- Students will complete a review and final test.

Friday Objective: Students will learn the different parts of a plant cell.

LWD- Students will draw and label a diagram of a plant cell.

**January 22-26**

******Monday Objective: Students will complete their plant cell drawings.**

LWD- Students will write 7 peer questions about their plant cell.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn the function of cell organelles.

LWD- The students will complete an organelle worksheet.

Thurs. Objective: Students will learn the parts and functions of a microscope.

LWD- Students will label a microscope diagram and watch a short video on

how to use a microscope.

Friday Objective: Students will use a microscope correctly.

LWD- Students will look at various cells under a microscope.

J**anuary 29-Feb. 2 (CELL PROJECTS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 9TH!)**

Monday Objective: Students will learn about the jobs of the cell organelles.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete a quiz.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn more about the cell's nucleus.

LWD- Students will complete a Duckster's activity sheet.

Thursday Objective: Students will learn about the different parts of a microscope.

LWD- Students will carry, label, and point out the parts of a microscope.

Friday Objective: Students will learn how to view things using a microscope.

LWD- Students will practice the correct way to get slides into focus.

February 5-9 Cell projects are due Friday!

**Monday Objective: Students will observe onion skin cells under a microscope.**

LWD- Students will create their own slides and complete a lab sheet.

Tuesday Objective: Students will observe cheek cells under a microscope.

LWD- Students will create their own cheek cell slides and a lab sheet.

Thursday Objective: Students will show what they know about microscopes.

LWD- Students will complete a stations activity involving cells and microscopes.

Friday Objective: Students will present their cell projects to their peer groups.

LWD- Students will share their cell projects and worksheet similes, and Venn diagrams with

their groups.

February 12-16 (Late start Wed.)

Monday Objective: Students will learn about the different types of tissues found in the body.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete a note taker.

Tuesday Objective: Students will identify the 3 main tissue types and their characteristics.

LWD- Students will complete an activity on body tissues.

Wednesday Objective: Students will review information about tissues.

LWD- Students will complete a chromebook activity.

Friday Objective: Students will draw and explain the different tissue types.

LWD- Students will create an info poster about different tissue types.

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__Please remember to sign papers and have your child return them to school.__

LWD- Students will use their pinhole cameras/solar glasses to safely view the eclipse

**Sept.5-8 NO SCHOOL MONDAY**

LWD- Students will research recipes to make home-made slime without glue, borax or shaving cream.

Thursday Objective: Students will identify if the activity is a chemical or physical reaction and give reasons why.

LWD- Students will work with a peer partner to make their home-made slime.

Friday Objective: Students will show what they know about heat transfer, states of matter, and chemical and

physical reactions.

LWD- Students will complete an open note quiz.

Monday Objective: Students will learn the difference between an observation and an inference.

LWD- Students will work with a partner to identify observations and inferences.

Questions- How can you tell if it is an observation or an inference?

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn how to set up CER for an activity. (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning)

LWD- Students will come up with a Claim, Evidence, Reason Question. Write a claim.

Thursday Objective: Students will show their knowledge of observations, inferences, and CER's.

LWD- Students will conduct their evidence gathering, gather evidence, and write their reasoning.

Question What should you have today that shows your evidence is reliable?

Friday Objective: Students will show that they understand observations, inferences, and CERs.

October 9-13 Wednesday is a Late Start Day

Monday Objective: Students will use their thinking to complete engineering challenges.

LWD- Students will complete at least 3 activities using "Engineering.com"

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn about thermal energy.

LWD- Students will watch a short video, take notes, and play a short game.

Wednesday Objective: Students will review conductors and insulators.

LWD- Students will watch a short video on conductors and insulators.

Friday Objective: Students will visually show examples of thermal energy.

LWD- Students will choose a type of thermal energy to research and draw an example of.

Tuesday

LWD- Students will complete a thermal energy lab.

LWD- Students will make plans to use various materials to make their box house energy efficient.

LWD- Students will make a materials list and write a descriptive paragraph of their house.

__December 11-15 Wednesday is a late start day.__

LWD- Students will clean out folders and learn new expectations.

LWD- Students will complete a computer simulation and questions.

Friday Objective: Students will learn about global warming.

LWD- Students will read an article, discuss, and answer questions.

January 16-19 (There is no school on Monday.)

LWD- Students will complete their main idea writing and a quiz.

LWD- Students will complete a review and final test.

Friday Objective: Students will learn the different parts of a plant cell.

LWD- Students will draw and label a diagram of a plant cell.

LWD- Students will write 7 peer questions about their plant cell.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn the function of cell organelles.

LWD- The students will complete an organelle worksheet.

Thurs. Objective: Students will learn the parts and functions of a microscope.

LWD- Students will label a microscope diagram and watch a short video on

how to use a microscope.

Friday Objective: Students will use a microscope correctly.

LWD- Students will look at various cells under a microscope.

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Monday Objective: Students will learn about the jobs of the cell organelles.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete a quiz.

Tuesday Objective: Students will learn more about the cell's nucleus.

LWD- Students will complete a Duckster's activity sheet.

Thursday Objective: Students will learn about the different parts of a microscope.

LWD- Students will carry, label, and point out the parts of a microscope.

Friday Objective: Students will learn how to view things using a microscope.

LWD- Students will practice the correct way to get slides into focus.

February 5-9 Cell projects are due Friday!

LWD- Students will create their own slides and complete a lab sheet.

Tuesday Objective: Students will observe cheek cells under a microscope.

LWD- Students will create their own cheek cell slides and a lab sheet.

Thursday Objective: Students will show what they know about microscopes.

LWD- Students will complete a stations activity involving cells and microscopes.

Friday Objective: Students will present their cell projects to their peer groups.

LWD- Students will share their cell projects and worksheet similes, and Venn diagrams with

their groups.

February 12-16 (Late start Wed.)

Monday Objective: Students will learn about the different types of tissues found in the body.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete a note taker.

Tuesday Objective: Students will identify the 3 main tissue types and their characteristics.

LWD- Students will complete an activity on body tissues.

Wednesday Objective: Students will review information about tissues.

LWD- Students will complete a chromebook activity.

Friday Objective: Students will draw and explain the different tissue types.

LWD- Students will create an info poster about different tissue types.

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