Friday - Spirit Dress Day!
Religion: read p. 108-109; Ch. 9 Test on Friday
Social Studies: Ch. 3 Test tomorrow; worked on typing essay in lab today; essay due Wednesday
Religion: Fr. Zach visited today; had class meeting with 6C and 6A; read p. 110-111 and highlight main ideas; Ch. 9 Test on Friday
Social Studies: took Ch. 3 Test; essay due tomorrow
Religion: discussed p. 108-111; Ch. 9 Test postposed until after break
Social Studies: checked to make sure everyone's essay was submitted correctly; had to fix a few glitches; started reading Ch. 4 Egypt.
Religion: worked on timeline of events for Exodus:16, 24 with a partner in class
Social Studies: began working on an overview of Ch. 4 (Egypt); students worked on guided notes packet for the entire chapter - Due at the end of class on Monday, 11/27
Religion: worked on writing the 10 Commandments in positive language; worked on a YAHWEH acrostic poem - will work on them more after break - do not lose them!
Social Studies: worked on Ch. 4 guided notes - they are NOT homework; we will continue working on them when we return from break
Monday (sorry I was at a conference Monday and forgot to update this)
Rel: read p. 100-101 in class; worked on p. 104-105 together; complete "Moses: God's Intimate Friend" Bible search, if not finished in class
SS: handed in Ch. 3, Sec. 4 guided notes; read "The Code of Hammurabi" article and answer attached questions (if not finished in class, complete for homework)
Rel: read p. 102-103 together and discussed; complete p. 106; handed in Moses wksht.; Ch. 8 Test on Thursday
SS: discussed the Code of Hammurabi; handed back essay graphic organizers; completed graphic organizer is due on Friday
Religion: handed in p. 106; Ch. 8 Test tomorrow
Social Studies: worked on essay in Computer lab today; completed Graphic Organizer due Friday; typed essay due next Wednesday; Ch. 3 Test next Tuesday
Religion: took Ch. 8 Test
Social Studies: Graphic Organizer is due completed tomorrow; typed essay is due next Wed.; Ch. 3 Test is next Tuesday; worked on review of Sec. 4 notes today
Social Studies: complete "Permanent Cities" wksht.; handed in completed essay graphic organizer; typed essay due next Wednesday; Ch. 3 Test in next Tuesday
Religion: watch Moses video; complete "Moses: Called and Sent by God" Bible search wksht.
Social Studies: worked on essay research in Computer Lab; Introduction and first paragraph graphic organizer due on Thursday
Social Studies: worked on research and writing in Compute Lab; Introduction and first paragraph graphic organizer due on Thursday
Religion: watched some of Moses video
Wednesday - no school
Religion: finished Moses video
Social Studies: handed in Essay Graphic Organizer; finish Ch. 3 Sec. 4 guided notes
Friday - no school
Wed: Picture Retake Day - must return your picture packet at time of retakes
Thurs: Dress as Your Future Career Day
Fri: Spirit Dress Day; Pep Rally at 2:30 pm
Religion: Safe Environment Lesson - we discussed internet safety
Social Studies: Study Sec. 1 and 2
Religion: read and discussed p. 96-97
Social Studies: discussed and reviewed Sec. 3 notes and handed them in; Assign: read p. 72-77
Religion: read story of Moses' birth, p. 98 and Exodus 1:8-2:10
Social Studies: discussed History Essay Contest assignment and gave students handout with the details; do pg. 1 of Ch 3 Sec 4 guided notes
Religion: talked about Red Ribbon week and their future career costumes
Social Studies: worked on research for our history essay assignment; details of the assignment are in the Document section to the left
Religion: used time for research in Social Studies
Social Studies: Yesterday made me realize that we needed to back up and learn how to read a website and gather information from it. Today I presented the story of St. Andre Bessette of Montreal, Quebec. We read a website about him and I showed them my notes of this article. Then we read a website about St. Joseph's Oratory; the shrine built by St. Andre and dedicated to St. Joseph. I showed them my notes about that. They then worked on writing a paragraph about St. Joseph's Oratory and why they would like to visit it. We used Google Classroom to write the paragraph. Some finished in class, it's due on Monday. They can work on it at home, or use Monday's research time to finish.
Religion: watched Part 1 of Joseph video; complete "The Story of Joseph" Bible worksheet; Ch. 5 Quiz on Thursday
Social Studies: finished Sec. 1 discussion; reviewed with Quiz-Quiz-Trade; read sec. 2, p. 60-64; Study Sec. 1
Religion: watched Part 2 of Joseph video; complete "The Story of Joseph, Part 2" Bible worksheet; Confessions today and Fr. Dugan visited class for a lesson.
Social Studies: complete Ch. 3 Section 2 guided notes - pg. 1 only (this means the front side only)
Return signed bottom portion of report card; bring $ for Virtual Snack Sale tomorrow.
Religion: finished Joseph video; complete "The Story of Joseph, Part 3" Bible worksheet; Ch. 5 Test tomorrow
Social Studies: discussed p. 1 of Sec. 2 notes; complete p. 2 of Sec. 2 notes; study Sec. 1 and 2 notes and text
Religion: took Ch. 5 Test
Social Studies: those in 6C who haven't finished Sec. 2 guided notes need to do that tonight; 6A/B finished discussion of those notes; read Sec. 3, p. 65-69; Study Sec. 1-2; complete "Fertile Crescent" worksheet
Religion: complete p. 91-92
Social Studies: complete Sec. 3 notes; handed in Sec. 2 notes and "Fertile Crescent" wksht.
***Diocesan Music Assessment over Rhythm and Melody will be on Thursday, October 12***
Also, please check the instructions for the Music writing assignment.
See Mrs. DeGraffenreid's page for more information http://www.seaswichita.com/mrs-monica-degraffenreid/home
"2nd Sats" is coming up and 6th graders are invited to attend:
Saturday, October 14th, 6:30-8:30PM, Youth Group room under the gym
Food: Chick-fil-A Nuggets, bring a snack, dessert, or drink
Topic: Be Not Afraid, Become a Saint!
Game: Gaga ball/Dodge ball
Religion: read Jacob and Rachel's story from the Bible; complete the Bible wksht. "A Bible Search for a Famous Father and His Sons"; Friday is a special Fatima day - we'll be watching the movie "The Miracle of Fatima". Students may bring a snack and water as a special movie treat.
Social Studies: Took Ch. 2 Test; read p. 54-59 tonight
Religion: continued with the Jacob story from the Bible
Social Studies: began our study of Mespotamia; complete the Sec. 1 guided notes you worked on in class today
Religion: study Ch. 5
Social Studies: study notes on Mesopotamia that we have covered so far (Sec. 1)
Conferences are this week in Mother Seton Hall. There are no sign-ups for 6th grade; just come in and see us when you can. Please be sure to at least see your child's homeroom teacher; you are welcome to visit with all the teachers.
Tuesday: 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am-12:50 pm AND 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY
Religion: finished watching "The Bible" segment about Abraham
Social Studies: 6C completed notes for Sec. 2, read p. 40-43; 6A/6B: read p. 40-43 and worked on notes in class; Ch. 2 test will be Tuesday, 10/10
Religion: read p. 72-73; also read story of Jacob and Esau from the Bible; you may bring your own Rosary to use when we pray the Living Rosary tomorrow at 10:00
Social Studies: Ch. 2 Test next Tues; watched first part of the Iceman video
Religion: watched Veggie Tales "Abe and the Amazing Promise"; made spiritual bouquet cards for Sr. Cora Marie
Social Studies: finished watching the Iceman video, completed video worksheet and handed it in; CH. 2 TEST NEXT TUESDAY!
***Diocesan Music Assessment over Rhythm and Melody will be on Thursday, October 12***
See Mrs. DeGraffenreid's page for more information
Religion: read p. 68-69; answered question that were on the board. If you didn't finish the questions, look for them in the Documents section
Social Studies: finish reading Sec. 1, p. 28-34
Religion: read and took notes over p. 68-69
Social Studies: took notes beginning on p. 28
Religion: began reading the Abraham story from the Bible; will finish tomorrow
Social Studies: continued Ch. 2, Sec. 1 notes; will complete tomorrow
Religion: finished reading Abraham story in the Bible; complete "Bible Search for a Famous Couple" worksheet
Social Studies: 6C: write definitions for words in your notes; 6A/B read p. 36-39
Religion: watched "The Bible" dvd episode about Abraham
Social Studies: 6C - read p. 36-39; 6A/B - took notes over p. 36-39
Thursday is Picture Day!
Religion: read p. 56-57; completed questions and definitions in Religion spiral; if you don't have those complete, see the Documents section for Rel Ch 4 p. 56-57; Ch. 4 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies: completed Artifact Activity, except for 6B, who had to complete their MAP Reading test during SS time; 6B needs to complete the questions for Ch. 1 Sec. 2 (will do Artifact Activity tomorrow); Ch. 2 Test on Thursday
Religion: read and discussed the Cain and Abel story in the Bible and the book, p. 58-59; wrote notes about it in our notebook; Ch. 4 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies: 6B should have Ch 1, Sec 2 notes complete for tomorrow; 6A/C should have Ch 1 Sec 2 notes #1-8 complete for tomorrow; Ch. 1 Test on Thursday
Religion: read and discussed Noah story, p. 60-61; Ch. 4 Test on Friday
Social Studies: discussed Sec. 2 notes; Ch. 1 Test tomorrow
Religion: read and discussed the Tower of Babel story, p. 62-63; Ch. 4 Test tomorrow
Social Studies: took Ch. 1 Test
6C Art Alert: we need parent volunteers for Art beginning this week. Please consider signing up for just one time this year. A Sign-up Genius was sent for it earlier. Thanks!
Thursday is Spirit Dress Day and Snack Sale. Sixth grade is responsible for snacks this time, please check your email for a note about it.
Religion: continued review of the Works of Mercy; read and discussed p. 44-45; finish assembling flash cards for Ch. 3; Ch. 3 Quiz on Friday; you can use the digital flashcards for review - here's the link:
Religion: took Ch. 3 Test
Social Studies: 6A did the whole Artifact Analysis lesson, finish your write-up if you didn't finish in class, the form with the questions is in the Documents section; 6C didn't have time to start the lesson and will do it on Monday; 6B got started and will finish on Monday
Monday - Labor Day - no school
Religion: read and discussed p. 38-39; complete p. 40; Ch. 2 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies: learned about hurricane formation; reviewed Caribbean Map for quiz on Thursday
Religion: watched video clip from "The Bible" dvd; worked on review of the Corporal Works of Mercy; we'll continue review tomorrow and also do the Spiritual Works of Mercy' Ch. 2 Quiz on Friday
Social Studies: practiced our mental mapping skills outside today by drawing the map from memory with sidewalk chalk on the parking lot; Caribbean Sea Map Quiz is tomorrow
Religion: checked p. 41; do p. 42; Ch. 2 quiz tomorrow; went to funeral today
Social Studies: took Caribbean Map Quiz today; watched hurricane updates
Religion: took Ch. 2 Test
Social Studies: learned more about hurricanes; watched hurricane updates
Religion: took Ch. 1 Quiz; worked on memorizing the books of the Old Testament
Social Studies: reviewed map reading skills; 6B redid last Friday's map assignment on latitude and longitude (there were quite a few mistakes, so we needed to go back and start again); 6A/C they are to complete the Latitude/Longitude map wksht. (first time for them, and hopefully the first time is good!)
Religion: read and discussed p. 32-33; students should be reviewing this material at home.
Social Studies: complete "Caribbean Map" wksht.
Religion: read and discussed p. 34-35; complete "Creation" Bible worksheet (you will need your Bible for this)
Social Studies: worked on mental mapping of the Caribbean Sea area; we're going to be able to draw and label the Caribbean Map we completed yesterday.
No homework for today.
Religion: read and discussed p. 36-37
Social Studies: none
Talked a lot about the eclipse today and viewed it; started Social Studies vocabulary for p. H3-H27.
Religion: read and discussed p. 20-21 in class; study those pages
Social Studies: discussed p. H3-5 (6B went a little farther); wrote definitions to vocab words; review what we studied to day in class
Religion: read and discussed p. 22-23; Ch. 1 Quiz on Monday
Social Studies: 6A/6C discussed information p. H5-H13, and completed vocabulary for those pages; 6B completed through p. H19, covered the information about maps and completed Vocabulary
Religion: read and discussed p. 24-25; began memorizing Old Testament books; complete "Pentateuch Trivia" worksheet
Social Studies: finished discussion of maps; some played a Latitude/Longitude game, those who didn't will play tomorrow
Religion: read and discussed p. 26-27; continued memorizing Old Testament books; Ch. 1 Test on Monday - take book home to study!
Social Studies: 6A/C continued work on map Vocab; 6A played map treasure hunt with latitude and longitude; 6B worked on World Latitude and Longitude Map Activity in class, if not complete, finish this weekend and will hand in on Monday.
We spent the day getting organized and going over procedures. Students have a note about S.T.E.M. and one about the eclipse to share with parents.
It was good to see all of you at Open House. I'm ready to start a new school year adventure on Wednesday! This is the place to go to see announcements, daily assignments and any other information you need to know about our class. I can't wait to see you again, I have lots of things to tell you, and lots of things for you to learn!