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March 16, Monday  Tuesday is below Monday, Wednesday is below that. Keep scrolling. New is at bottom. Hello 6th Grade, This will be a unique experience, much like homeschool. I will be giving daily assignments, so you should do them and not wait. This is not a vacation, so please take our assignments seriously. 1. We will continue our study of Ratios in Chapter 23. I gave you a packet last Friday, and I hope you each have your math textbook and math notebook. I unfortunately have your orange books, so I will give you the weekly list in Sadlier and you will have to write the definitions from either a dictionary or from Dictionary.com. Whichever you use, you must include all definitions and write definitions as homework. 2. When comparing fractions, it is not always obvious which one is larger, so the proper way to do so is to find a common denominator. Use LCM (least common multiple) and rewrite the fraction with the same denominator. Then it will be easy to see which one is larger. Do this for EACH problem. SHOW YOUR WQRK. I will not accept "magic" answers! 3. Homework for Tuesday, March 17: Packet P231 Ratios and Equivalent Ratios. Read your textbook pages 574 through 576, especially the examples. Also assigned: Word Problems on page 576 #2326 in textbook. Please mark word problems HOMEWORK #1. There will be ten of these assignments for the two weeks we are out of the building. Vocabulary: Sadlier #11 Here are the words: alias amble burly distort dogged dumbfounded extinct grit inevitable ingrained meteoric parody prevail relic rend replenish rummage skimp sleuth vandalism 1. Write the definitions on paper for Tuesday.You can use book dictionaries or Dictionary.com. Be sure to include all definitions. Many words have two or more. We will have a twolesson test when we all return). If you have any questions, email me vkessler@stconstanceschool.org for Tuesday, March 17 Happy St. Patrick's Day. Please thank the Irish for their contributions to our country. And wear green! Math: Page R 231 More support for what we have been studying. Remember to reduce kittycorner if possible before multiplying. We have done this several times, so you know how to do it. Here is more practice. Several of you need to work on reciting multiplication tables for 6's and 7's until it is smooth and without pause. I will hold you accountable when we get back. Read the new lesson 23.2 Rates, pages 578579. Put new vocabulary on your math notebooks. Be sure you understand the Steps. Homework: R231 and #112 on page 579. Why are unit rates important. Be sure you can answer this. Vocabulary: Using the definitions you have written, take each vocabulary word and create a sentence with each word's definition. In other words, if there are two different definitions, write a sentence for each one. DO NOT use the sentences provided by your source or make minor changes. I want to see your work.Since you do not have your orange books, we will have to do some creative work. That's a good thing, I think. Label the sentences Vocabulary Assignment #2. 6th Grade Note: You should be working at least one hour per day on math: reading, rereading, working problems in textbook and packets. I will add IXL Wednesday. This is not just homework. It is like homeschool daily work. If you finish the daily work, study your notebook. Online math games are OK after my work is finished, but IXL comes first. Work to do on Wednesday March 18: Math: 1. R232 and E231 in packet. You may work ahead if you wish. When you are looking for the rate, you are looking for the price/value of ONE unit. 2. IXL will be part of our daily work. I will assign two sections daily. Students should work until they rate "proficient" or better. The program will adjust the number of problems, so I can't tell you how many to do. I expect students to work for at least one hour per day on just math. 3. Go to 6th grade math, R. Ratios and Rates Do two sections daily  R.1 and R.2 tomorrow. Students should work problems until they get a "proficiency" rating. The computer will keep going until that level is reached, so I cannot tell you how many problems to do. If possible, go for mastery level. You should be working on math at least one hour per day. That's for class time and homework. Work ahead if you wish, or access other skills on the big page. I can check your work time and proficiency levels. 4. Practice multiplication tables for 6's. 7's, 8's, and 9's. I will ask for a performance when we get back. Vocabulary:Take all of this week's vocabulary words and create a short story. Use all the words correctly. Some story ideas include fairy tales, princess tales, sports stories, adventure, mystery. Let your imagination soar. Just use the words correctly. You can email me your stories. Due Friday, March 20th. Use cursive. So. Ideas first. Sloppy copy draft next. Then write final copy in cursive. If you don't remember how to make cursive letters, go to a D'Nealian website and copy the alphabet. You should know this from previous grades. Double space your stories on loose leaf paper. Do not type. So, do you have enough to do? Email me if you have free time..... .P.S. Keep all math work and label Math #1, 3/16, Math #2, 3/17, Vocab #1, 3/16, etc. I will grade when we return.Students can email me their stories if they wish, but keep hard copies. Work for Thursday, March 19 Math: Packet E 232 Rates and P 232 IXL: 6th grade Section R.3 and R.4 Remember your goal is between Proficiency and Mastery. I will see your progress in IXL. Vocabulary: You are working on your vocabulary stories. Remember to write them in CURSIVE on loose leaf paper and double space. I am giving you a few days to do this assignment. It should be finished by Friday. Work for Friday March 20 Happy 1st Day of Spring. It's not quite warm yet, but it's coming. We continue our study of Rates in the next text section 23.3. Please read and reread pages 580581. Do problems #124 on Friday. Unit prices are usually division problems. Packet: P 233 Better Buy is also for Friday. Vocabulary You still have your stories to do. I think that is enough for this week. BE SURE you write it in cursive, double spaced on looseleaf paper. I will take off points if not in cursive. Go to a D'Nealian website to see the lower case and upper case alphabet if your forgot. Please keep up with the homework. This is school... P.S. Due to the beforeplanned day off on Friday, March 20, due to teacher Professional Development, I will extend Friday's assignment until Monday. But don't fall behind! Work for Tuesday, March 24 Math: We need to keep up our ProblemSolving Skills, so read 23.4 Check for Reasonableness on page 582.See if you can list the strategies from memory. And don't forget your multiplication tables 6's,7's,8's,9's. Smooth and steady. The work today is Packet P234 Problem Solving Skill and R233 Better Buy. Catch up on IXL if needed. Vocabulary: Here is the new list of words from #11 Orange Book. Find and write all definitions in your notebook. abduct ambiguous balk compact confer earmark frigid implement incalculable indisputable intensive maneuver sabotage scant stealthy strapping strident thrive titanic valiant Remember you are to spend time as if you were in school. Don't let me down. I know you can do it. In addition, please check the websites for your Specials teachers: Music, Spanish, Computer, Gym, etc. They also have assignments for you. Work for Wednesday, March 25 Math: As we finish this chapter, we will try to complete the math packet. For today, work on E 234 and R 241. Take a picture of each page and email it to me. The school wants teachers to start grading, so we will do it. Your IXL assignment is R.5, R.6, R.7, and R.8. Don't fall behind. Some of you have just started. This is a grade! Vocabulary: Your definitions should be finished. The next assignment if to make a sentence with each word and give your sentences a theme. i will let you choose the theme. The hard part is that your sentences cannot be just random. Make them fit into a category, similar to your vocabulary stories last week. When finished, take a picture of your work and email it to me. Work for Thursday, March 26 Math: We are trying to finish this section. Problem Solving :always needs a strategy. Your assignment for Thursday is P 241 Proportions, with 6 word problems at the bottom, and P 242 Problem Solving: Strategy. Be sure to write which strategy you used. A list is on p. 583 in your text. Vocabulary: You should have the definitions and sentences for the words this week. Your new assignment is another story, but this one won't be in cursive. It should be typed in Word: 12 font, doublespaced, 1inch margins all around, twopage minimum. Your choice of storyline. Amuse me. This is due Friday by late afternoon. Email me your final paper. There is no quiz, obviously, so this will count instead. MAKE SURE you use your vocabulary words correctly. Have fun. .Work for Friday March 27 Math: Since we are at the end of Chapter 23, please do the Extra Practice on page 584. There are 25 problems. Before you start, look back through the Chapter 23 lessons and review the examples. 6th grade has done a wonderful job on IXL. Most students have finished 500700 problems, and mastery skills are high. Good work, 6th grade! Vocabulary: if you have not completed your story, you have the option of finishing or not. If you decide not, there is no penalty. I will count the definitions and sentences for this week's work. No homework for the weekend. 