6th Grade Content Update | November

Each month, we will update you with what is going on in Crew, Math, Science, & Humanities for 6th Graders. If you have any questions, please reach out directly to your child's teacher.


Crew & Social Emotional Development

All Riverview students are working on developing the habit of enthusiasm over the course of November. Students show enthusiasm by asking questions, showing self-efficacy through positive statements and actions, being open to and interested in new learning, taking on risks and challenges, and actively engaging with their content.


Students will learn more about the habit of enthusiasm through crew, and lessons will be reinforced through their content area.


Second Step

All middle schoolers are working through their second unit within Second Step - Values & Friendships. Students learn to identify their personal values and use those values to make good decisions and build strong, positive relationships.


Family Discussion Prompts:

  • Ask your child about some of his or her values. Talk about how their values are similar to or different from yours (without judgment).

  • Ask your child about the kinds of interactions they have online. Ask your child how they show their own personal values while interacting online.

  • Ask your child about any recent changes in friendships at school. Reassure your child that relationships change throughout our lives, and talk about ways to handle these changes.


MATH

Sixth Graders have an exciting month ahead of them! They all did super well on the Equivalent Ratio unit and we are going to be diving more into Ratios in our third unit called Unit Rates and Percentages. In this unit, students learn to understand and use the terms “unit rate,” “speed,” “pace,” “percent,” and “percentage,” and recognize that equivalent ratios have equal unit rates. They represent percentages with tables, tape diagrams, and double number line diagrams, and as expressions. Students can expect a mid-unit quiz and we will be finishing the unit before Thanksgiving Break!


SCIENCE

Having just finished up our unit on what is science, 6th graders will be exploring what makes an ecosystem function. We will be using a variety of hands-on activities, field work, population simulations, and much more to find out just how an ecosystem works and where do humans fit into the world ecosystem.


HUMANITIES

In quarter 2 the 6th graders will be learning about what are "rules to live by"? How do people formulate and use "rules" to improve their lives? How do people communicate these "rules" to others? In this module, students consider these questions as they read the novel Bud, Not Buddy, Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, President Barack Obama's Back-to-School Speech, "If" by Rudyard Kipling, and informational research texts.


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