Mr. Andrews

  • Week of January 21

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 1/21/2019

    Special Events

    Flag Ceremony Friday at 8:30. Pajama Day Friday. Yellow Ribbon Week all week.

     

    Language Arts 

    We continue our narrative writing unit and Wordly Wise Unit 8. Wordly Wise quiz possible on Friday or early next week.

     

    Math

    We introduce algebraic expressions.

     

    Science

    We wrap up the biomes section of our climate unit with a quiz on Tuesday and also begin our Glendale Energy Conservation Unit.

     

     

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  • Week of January 14

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 1/14/2019

    Language Arts:

    Wordly Wise 7 test this week. Personal Narrative unit will continue for the next several weeks. Students are working to create powerful small moments and creating two pages in a single session. Reading: We are reviewing non-ficiton reading strategies for summary.

    Math:

    This week we continue to explore order of operations(3-3) and writing algebraic expressions(3-4).

    Science:

    We continue our study of biomes and climate this week. Quiz on Thursday.

    Special Events:

    Tuesday: Cultural Arts Assembly and Spelling Bee. Wednesday: Fine Arts.

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  • Happy New Year 2019!

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 1/6/2019

    Happy New Year!

    I hope that your vacation was restful and that you are ready to get back to learning.

     

    Language Arts.

    Wordly Wise 7 begins this week. We also will revisit personal narrative as we begin Writer's Workshop.

    Math

    We will review prime factorization in relation to GCF and LCM. Our next topic is algebraic expressions.

     

    Science

    We begin a short study of biomes and learn more about the affect of lattitude on climate.

     

     

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  • Week of December 17

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 12/16/2018

    Special Events:

    Tuesday: Cultural Arts Assembly in the morning

    Wednesday: Sixth Grade Spelling Bee after recess, and Fine Arts in the afternoon

    Thursday: Orchestra Assembly

    Friday: Flag Ceremony at 8:30. Sixth Grade Class Winter Party at 11:00 - 12:00 in the cafeteria. All classes celebrate together. Contact room parents for more info.

    Language Arts

    Persuasive Essay draft due Tuesday with Final draft due Friday. All L.C. work due Friday as well. No Wordly Wise this week

    Math

    Math quiz for Lesson 3-2 will be Thursday. This section covers prime factorization, Greatest Common Factor, and Least Common Multiple.

    Science

    Science quiz on the first three Climate Topics is Tuesday. 

    Winter Holiday

    School resumes on January 7th. Have a great break!

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  • Week of December 10

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 12/9/2018

    Language Arts

    Persausive writing continues along with our second cycle of Literature Circles. Students will have daily homework for Literature Circles that may include completing reading. No  new Wordly Wise  lessons until January.

    Math

    We begin Topic 3 which focusses on exponent notation, scientific notation, and writing/ evaluating simple algebraic expressions. We will have a quiz towards the end of the week.

    Science

    We have switched from weather to the study of climate. We will complete an activity on the Ocean's role in climate and take a quiz later this week or early next week.

     

     

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  • First Week of December

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 12/2/2018

    Special Events

    We begin our Fine Arts lessons this week on Wednesday. 

    Language Arts

    Our Persuasive Writing unit continues. Students will present their bio poem projects. Wordly Wise Test 6 will be Tuesday Morning.

    Math

    Unit 2 Test on Friday.

    We will complete Lesson 2b, take a short quiz, do review this week to prepare for the test.

    Science

    We will study El Niño and the influence of the ocean on Weather Patterns. Possible Quiz this week.

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  • End of November.

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 11/25/2018

    Special Events

    Tuesday Nov. 26th Career Day

    Thursday: Trimester 1 Report Cards are sent home.

    Friday Nov. 30th: Minimum Day and Flag Ceremony (8:30 am)

    Language Arts

    We will finish our Bio Poem Projects and Persuasive Essays.

    Wordly Wise lessons resume with Unit 6

    Math:

    We will complete unit 2 with a test possible Friday or Early next week.

    Science:

    Severe weather lesson completed Monday with quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • End of Trimester 1

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 11/12/2018

    Special Events

    Walkthrough the Ancient World: 8:30 - 11:00. Parents are welcome. 

    Student Free Day: Friday (11/16) for Teacher Report Card Prep,

     

    Math:

    We continue our study of coordinate grids, by learning how to calculate distances on coordinate grids.

     

    Language Arts;

    Students continue to draft their Persuasive Essays and to work with their reading groups to create their Bio Poem Projects.

     

    Science:

    Students continue their study of the weather by classifying cloud types. Quiz on Wednesday or Thursday. Next topic: Reading Isotherm Maps.

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  • Field Trip Week.

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 11/4/2018

    Special Events:

    Field Trip to the King Tut Exhibit and IMAX is on Tuesday. Students should bring a labeled bag lunch. I have room for a chaperone if you are interested email me ASAP at jandrews@gusd.net . I will be out on Thursday. Mrs Hacker will be my sub.

    Report Cards coming soon. Next week I will be completing reports cards. I sent home missing assignment reports on Friday. All missing or late work must be completed by this coming Friday to be included in this trimesters's grades.

    Language Arts

    We completed our first reading group cycle last week and are beginning a retell project in class. We will also begin writing persuasive essays. No Wordly Wise this week.

    Math

    We begin topic 2-3 which covers plotting and reading coordinate grids. Likely quiz on Friday.

    Science

    We put our knowledge of weather fronts together to practice forecasting weather in North America.

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  • Halloween Week!

    Posted by Mr. Andrews on 10/28/2018

    Special Events:

    Flag Ceremony/ Halloween Parade is Wednesday at 8:30 on the upper field. 

     

    Field Trips:

    A slip is coming home on Monday for a special event on Saturday. Also the permission slips and donations are overdue for the King Tut field trip on November 6th.

    Language Arts:

    Final Literature Circles work is due this Wednesday. 

    Wordly Wise Test will be held this week either Thursday or Friday.

    Math:

    This week begin our study of absolute value. 

    Science:

    Last week we studied air masses, this week we will learn how weather fronts work and scientists use them to predict the weather.

     

     

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