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English Language Art/Social Studies: The sixth grade students are currently reading James L. Swanson’s Chasing Lincoln’s Killer.  This fascinating book chronicles the twelve day manhunt for John Wilkes Booth after his assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.  The story does an excellent job of explaining what life was like in Washington, D.C. in the final days of the Civil War. It helps our students make a strong connection to the city of Washington D.C., Ford’s Theater, and President Lincoln. It also helps in preparation for our trip to our nation’s capital, which is just slightly more than two short months away!

Math: The Upper Multiage Veterans are beginning a unit on decimals.  This unit will cover decimal place value, comparing and ordering decimal values, and addition and subtraction of decimals to the thousandths place.

Math: The sixth grade students are beginning a unit on algebraic expressions and equations.  This unit will include order of operations, graphing inequalities, and absolute value.

Also in the coming weeks students will begin creating a scale map of the National Mall. This map will include three-dimensional models of Smithsonian Museum buildings that are located on the mall. This engaging project blends math with art, and acts as another important activity to help students feel connected to Washington, D.C. ahead of our trip in March.

Science: We are entering our final investigation in Mixtures and Solutions.  This exploration will be focused on chemical reactions, how one can identify when a chemical reaction has taken place, and the law of conservation of mass.

      As a complement to our Mixtures and Solutions unit, we have invited Green Mountain Conservation Group to our class to support us as we participate in the GET WET! Program.  GET WET! is a program where students gather samples of their home well water and in class we will test the well water samples for: chloride, conductivity, hardness, iron, nitrates, and pH.  This program is meant to help students develop a greater awareness for the importance of protecting our groundwater. Results are shared with the University of Maine which is building a long-term data base of water quality for towns with regard to non-municipal private wells.

 

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