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Week of October 16

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 16, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

 

School-wide “Circle Map” Activity: We will be introducing / working on a personal Circle Map – personal map about themselves and what influences they have had

 

 

Geographic Factors and Natural Resources

  • recyclable
  • renewable
  • nonrenewable
  • energy resources

 

This week in ELA , we will:

Go over NWEA results – students will determine their Reading & ELA goals for the year and see what areas each student will focus on.

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Daily Oral Language: Week 3

Latin / Greek Root Words: “Poly” in additional to last week’s “Uni,” &  “Bi,” – quiz next week Monday on the 3 vocabulary words / definitions for each of the 3 words selected for each root word (total 9 words) – each student has a small sheet of paper for each root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity page they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

Story: “Tuesdays of the Other June”

“Parts of Speech: Part 2 – Activity

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Week of October 9

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 9, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

Hand back Unit Exam – go over all aspects of the exam

  • parent – signed exam due back Tuesday
  • Retakes are possible with parent signed exam and all assignments    completed

“Earth’s Physical Features and Processes”

Introduce Land and Water Features (definititions and drawings – will be completed in a foldable assignment sheet)

“Pangaea”

“Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Shifting Plates”

“Air and Water: Natural Resources Needed For Life”

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Daily Oral Language: Week 2

Latin / Greek Root Words: “Uni” & “Bi”

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

“Parts of Speech: Part 1 – Activity

 

 

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Week of October 2

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 1, 2017 in Class News |

Monday: Wear Blue Day – support upstanders and to stand against bullying

Tuesday: Picture Day

Wednesday: “Circle It Up” Day – activity in 1st Hour

Friday: Spirit Day – wear blue / gold or green / white to support your team

(U of M vs MSU)

 

This week in Geography, we will:

 

Continue Focus: “The 5 Themes of Geography”

  • Hemispheres
  • Latitude / Longitude – activities to find relative and absolute location

“Using the Tools of Geography”

  • compass rose
  • cardinal directions – activities
  • Key
  • grid
  • scale

Unit 1 Exam: Friday, October 6, 2017

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

NWEA test: Make-ups.

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Introduction: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Introduction: Daily Oral Language

Introduction: Latin / Greek Root Words

Begin to focus on components of Argumentative Writing:

Story – “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

 

 

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Week of September 25

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 25, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

 

Introduction to the World, Continents, and Oceans with activities and maps

Begin Chapter 1 – Using Geography Skills

Focus: “Understanding the Earth:”

“How does the movement of the Earth around the sun affect our

environment?”

“What is the effect of latitude on climate?”

Focus: “The 5 Themes of Geography”

“What is Geography?”

“How can the 5 themes of geography help you understand the world?”

 

This week in ELA , we will:

Take the NWEA test on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 26 & 27) – Language portion.

Introduce our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

 

– “List of Character Traits” (for reference)

 

– :Reading Journal”: Each day, they are to write a 5 to 7 sentence summary

 

Introduction to Argumentative Writing: goal will be one solid, detailed paragraph or more.

In Class Novel: Seedfolks – begin at end of the week

 

 

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Week of September 18

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 18, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

Continue reviewing the 6 P’s (Prompt, Prepared, Procedural, Positive, Polite, Participate)

Continue with our Constitution Day Activity in regards to our Bill of Rights and view / discuss a short video called “Future Fright” to understand what life might be like without our given rights in the USA.

Introduction to the World, Continents, and Oceans with activities and maps

This week in ELA , we will:

Take the NWEA test on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 19 & 20)

Begin reviewing sentence structure and conventional uses in American English of the three end marks.

Go to the library on Friday and select a “Good Fit” novel

Thursday / Friday: Give book talks for a summer learning grade (students brand new to Dearborn schools will get a grade for actively and appropriately listening to all presentations)

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Week of: Monday September 11

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 11, 2017 in Class News |

Geography:

Organized Binders and labeled the tabs – Bellwork,  Notes,  Maps,  Vocabulary, Miscellaneous

ELA: Organized Binders and labeled the tabs – Daily Oral Language,  Notes,  Reading Logs, Miscellaneous / Greek & Latin Roots

  • Cold Write – Read 2 articles and take notes / highlight for writing assignment in class
  • Prompt: “Should girls play on boys’ sports teams?”  Why or why not? Support your answer with text evidence from the two articles.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

Geography:

Complete “Coat of Arms” project with rubric – due Tuesday

Binder  w/ labeled tabs

ELA:

Binder w / labeled tabs

*“Good Fit” Book

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Geography Class: “Coat of Arms”

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 7, 2017 in Class News |

Over the last few days, we have talked about the history of coats of arms, their purpose, as well as the symbolism represented on shields. We have now taken this information and have converted it to a modern “coat of arms” personalized to the individual student. Many different ideas and examples have been shared in class discussions and students were to take notes on which types of symbols may represent them. Attached are the directions, 2 available shield styles for use as well as the rubric. They will have time in class to work on their final personal coat of arms in class Friday. The final coat of arms is due Monday.

 

“Coat of Arms” Files

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Welcome to New 2017- 18 School Year!

Posted by Dale Donelson on September 6, 2017 in Class News |

Hello,

Welcome to the new school year! I’m excited about being part of the Stout family! Over the first few days, our classes have been getting to know one another as well as learning and practicing our class routines and expectations. A syllabus for both my Geography and ELA classes was sent home yesterday to introduce myself as well as inform you of the best way we can keep open communication throughout the year.  I look forward to meeting everyone at Open House as well as different events throughout the year!

Mr.  Donelson

Mr. Donelson’s 6th Grade Syllabus

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