Jaguar Journal 6th Grade

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					Volume 1, Issue 1                PIONEER RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL—6TH GRADE NEWSLETTER



April / May, 2009
                                 Jaguar Journal
Mark Your Calen-
dars:
• April 22nd Internet
  Safety Parent Night,
  7:00
                                 6th Grade
• In-Service No School —         Reading                         Math                             Science
  April 26 & 27

• Talent Show—May 14             We will end Story Town on       During the 4th quarter we will   4th quarter we will begin our
  9:00                           the “Outer Limits.” We will     be preparing the students for    study of plant and animal cells
• Spring Fling—May 14            be reviewing the skills:        7th grade math. We will be       and will also explore the sys-
• Assessment Bowling                                             focusing on these skills:        tems of the body. Specific
  Party—May 21st                 •   Drawing and evaluating
                                                                                                  skills we will be learning about
                                     conclusions                 •   Calculate rates, ratios,
• 6th Grade Award Assem-                                                                          include:
  bly—May 26 1:30                                                    proportions, and percent
                                 •   Summarizing
• Celebration Park Picnic—                                           of a number                  •   The cell theory (all organ-
  May 27                                                                                              isms are made up of one
                                 •   Characterization
                                                                 •   Add, subtract, multiply
• Last Day of School—May                                                                              or more cells)
  28                             •   Answering questions             and divide positive and
                                                                     negative integers            •   Cells are the basic unit of
Library—Mrs.
                                 Continue to look for spelling                                        life
O’Kane                                                           •   Use formulas to deter-
                                 and vocabulary lists weekly.
The library will celebrate                                           mine temperature, area,      •   Characteristics of the
National Library Week April      https://www-                        volume, surface area, cir-       immune, nervous, and
12th -16th with many contests    k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/            cumference, and perime-          respiratory systems
and activities. In addition we   start.do                            ter
will host the popular buy one,                                                                    While talking about the body
get one free bookfair April      Username: last name first       •   Know and apply formu-        systems, we will also reinforce
19th-23rd. May is just around    initial                             las, A = L x W, A = l/2      the importance of nutrition
the corner, and with that in
                                                                     bh, A = π r2                 and exercise.
mind, all PRMS library books     Password: Jaguars
are due May 14th.

Counselor Corner—Mr.
                                 Social Studies
Collins Math Placement
                                 As we continue to explore the ancient civilizations we will dive into the world of
Eligible students will be
tested to determine if they      the ancient Romans. As we study the Romans we will learn about their culture,
qualify for advanced math        government, and the way they ruled the world. We will spend time discussing
placement in 7th grade.
                                 the life and death of Julius Caesar. When we wrap up our time studying Rome
Students qualify for testing
on the basis of assessment       we will begin to study the Middle Ages.
scores, grades and teacher
recommendation. Parents
of testers will be notified.
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Vocal Music— Mr.                  Art– Ms. Lempka                       Computer—Mrs. Hansen                    FACS—Mrs. Little
Fibelkorn
2nd & 8th Hr. vocal music
                                  The sixth graders are currently       Fourth Quarter Computers is             Your student is about to become
students will be performing                                             never a chore, improving our            an entrepreneur! Even though
                                  studying how symbolism is
a concert, The Best Little
                                  used in art, and will be creat-       keyboarding is a skill that is never    some of them might not know
Theater in Town, on                                                     a bore. Using a spreadsheet is          exactly what this word means yet,
Mon., May 17 at 7:00 p.m.         ing a drawing using symbols to
                                                                        always a treat, entering in data,       they are about to find out first
in the PRMS auditorium.           describe their personality.
                                                                        and graphing to make it com-            hand! In the 6th grade class, the
                                  During the time spent in art,
Jazzy Jaguars members will                                              plete. How do you present in            students get to create their own
                                  the students will have the op-        front of a group, PowerPoint will       business from start to finish com-
also present their final
                                  portunity to work with                help without a doubt. Lots, and         pleting projects such as: Signs,
choir concert, A Disney
                                  marker, paint, clay, and print-       lots of things to do, May will be       Flyers, Business Cards, Newspa-
Spectacular, on Thurs.,
May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the         ing ink.                              coming way too soon.                    per Ads, Surveys, and Cost of
                                                                                                                Materials.
PRMS gym.


Band—Mr.                         Foreign Lang.—Mr.                     Ind. Tech—Mr.                           P.E.—Mr. Peyton
Wealthall                        Carlisle                              Thiesfeld                               and Mrs. Essex
Strike up the band! With         Pioneer Ridge Middle School           Synergistic Missions is a math,         We are hoping that the
great anticipation and excite-   sixth grade Spanish students have     science, and technology program         weather will cooperate and we
ment, band students are                                                for elementary school students. It      will be able to get outside sev-
                                 been working very diligently on a
preparing their music for                                              is a hands-on, student-centered,
                                 variety of activities. They have                                              eral days this quarter. Some
the final concert of the year.                                         cooperative-learning system that is
                                 learned how to count, say the                                                 of the activities will include:
Please mark your calendars                                             setup to be developmentally ap-
                                                                                                               football, softball/baseball,
and plan to attend the           alphabet, and say a few basic         propriate for students. Missions
spring concert scheduled                                               offered to 6th grade students           soccer, and fitness testing.
                                 phrases. These students have an
for Tuesday, May 18                                                    include Matter Matters, Energy,         Students will want to be pre-
                                 enthusiastic attitude toward learn-
(6:45 p.m.) in the PRMS                                                Simple Machines, Circuits, Engi-        pared for cooler weather on
                                 ing. They have also worked on a
Auditorium.                                                            neering, and Technology and             “outside” P.E. days.
                                 variety of learning games.            Design.

Orchestra—Mr.
                                 March & April Students of the Month
Wallace
What an exciting year it has
been! As we get ready for         March                                 April
the May 13 Concert (7:00
p.m in the Auditorium), I         Danny Beyer                           Tony Walker
want to make sure everyone
remembers to turn in their        Mariah Rollwagen                      Chanze Wipf
homework. We will have a
bowling party on May 14th
                                  Aubrey Stricker                       Austin Crim
for people that turned it all
in. You also should be
proud that we are now in
Book 3! Great job, I’m very
proud of you!

				
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