**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.

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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.

**February 26-March 2**

Monday Obj. Students will continue to work on their group tissue and organ posters project.

LWD- Students will work on their poster, questions, answers, and student choice activity.

Tuesday Objective: Students will complete their poster project activity.

LWD- Students will complete all parts of their project and get ready to present on Thursday.

Thursday Obj. Students will present their tissue and organ project.

LWD- Students will present their group project to their peers.

Friday Obj. Students will show what they know about tissues and organs.

LWD- Students will complete peer questions and answers using group posters.

**March 5-9 (There is no school Monday due to a Teacher Professional Development day.)**

Tuesday Obj. Students will show what they know about tissues and organs.

LWD- Students will complete peer questions and answers using group posters.

Thursday Obj. Students will present their tissue/organ projects to the class.

LWD- Students will present projects to their peers.

Friday Obj. Students will learn about the digestive system.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete a chrome book activity.

**March 12-16 (Late start on Wednesday)**

Monday Obj. Students will finish their introductions to the different body systems.

LWD- Students will complete their note taker on body systems.

Tuesday Obj. Students will learn about the central nervous system.

LWD- Students will complete a directed reading assignment and complete a questions sheet.

Wed. Obj. Students will learn about the location of the main bones in the human body.

LWD- Students will complete a fill-in-the-blank skeleton diagram.

Friday Objective: Students will learn about the digestive system.

LWD- Students will watch a short video, complete a labeling coloring page, and complete a 10 pt quiz.

**March 19-23 (PWL Carnival Friday 6:00-8:00)**

Monday Obj. Students will complete a review of body systems.

LWD- Students will complete a variety of activities in a station rotation.

Tuesday Obj. Students will complete their review of body systems.

LWD- Students will complete their station activity from yesterday.

Thursday Obj.- Students will learn about the requirements for their body system project and begin research.

LWD- Students will choose a body system and start their research for their google slide show.

Friday Obj. Students will work continue work on their body system slide show.

LWD- Students will research and design their body system slide show based on project requirements.

**March 26-30**

Monday Obj. Students will complete their slideshow presentations.

LWD- Students will complete their body systems slideshows.

Tuesday Obj. Students will write 7 questions based on their slideshows.

LWD- Students will use their slideshows to come up with 7 comprehension questions.

Thursday Obj. Students will learn about 8 different body systems.

LWD- Students will answer peer slideshow comprehension questions.

Friday Obj. Students will complete the peer slideshow questions.

LWD- Students will continue their work on the slideshow presentations.

**April 2-6**

Monday Obj. Students will learn what causes diseases.

LWD- Students will watch a short video and complete comprehension questions.

Tuesday Obj. Students will learn how diseases can be spread.

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

Wednesday Obj. Students will learn how to avoid and survive a harmful situation.

LWD- Students will watch a "Fighting Chance" presentation put on by the Sheriff's Department.

Friday Obj. Students will learn about the different exterior parts of a grass frog.

LWD- Students will watch a short video identifying exterior parts of a grass frog.

**April 9-13 (Late Start on Wednesday)**

Monday Obj. Students will complete the SBAC test.

Tuesday Obj. Students will complete part 2 of the SBAC test.

Wed. Obj. Students will write complete a review of body systems and organs.

LWD- Students will play a game to review body systems and organs to get ready for the frog dissection.

Thursday Obj. Students will examine and identify the outside parts of a grass frog.

LWD- Students will examine a grass frog in groups of 3 and fill out a lab sheet.

Friday Obj. Students will examine and identify the interior parts of a grass frog.

LWD Students will dissect a grass frog in groups of 3 and fill out a lab sheet.

**April 23-27**

Tuesday Obj. Students will show what they learned from the dissection.

LWD- Students will complete their dissections sheets and complete a quiz.

Wednesday Obj. Students will learn about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion.

LWD- Students will identify the law being demonstrated by another student.

Thursday Obj. Students will learn how to construct and understand Punnett squares.

LWD- Students will draw and label Punnett squares.

Friday Obj. Students will show what they know about Punnet Squares.

LWD- Students will complete an activity and a quiz.

**April 30-May 6**

Monday Obj. Students will show their understanding of alleles, and genotypes.

LWD- Students will complete questions from the book on pages 138-139.

Tuesday Obj. Students will use genetic coding to understand how traits can change.

LWD- Students will complete a dragon coloring activity to see why so many things don't look the same.

Wednesday Obj. Students will continue the dragon coding activity.

Thursday Obj. Students will learn how traits are passed down from parent to offspring.

LWD- Students will watch a video, discuss, and explain to a peer.

Friday Obj. Students will show their understanding of genetics and heredity.

LWD- Students will complete a 20 things I learned list.

**May 7-11 Wednesday is a late start day!**

Monday Obj. Students will be taking a field trip to the Airport if they are in 2nd period Science, 4th period

Science will be completing their SBAC Math test.

Tuesday Obj. Students will continue their Dragon Coding activities.

Wednesday Obj. Students will continue their Dragon Coding activities.

Thursday Obj. Students in 3rd period Science will be going to the Minden Airport for a fieldtrip.

Friday Obj. Students will complete all of their Dragon Coding activities and hand them in.

**May 14-18**

Monday Obj. Students will show their knowledge of basic genetics.

LWD- Students will us Science books and their chrome books to complete an open-book test.

Tuesday-Wednesday- Obj. The students will be completing the DCSD Family Life curriculum.

Friday Obj. Students will be learning about universal precautions and their purposes.

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

**May 21-25**

Monday Obj. Students will practice matching DNA codes.

LWD- Students will play a matching games with DNA codes.

Tuesday Obj. Students will be completing a Math test.

Wednesday Obj. Students will completing a Math test.

Friday Obj. Students will complete a review of DNA and genetics.

LWD- Students will complete two assignments in Ducksters.

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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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