Grade 6, Week 1 Humanities 8/27-8/31

Dear 6th Grade Students,

Welcome to 6th grade at UMA! I am excited to get to know you as we move through the school year together. This is the home page of my blog, and you will use this to keep track of what is happening in your social studies and language arts classes. In addition to this blog, you are expected to record all class assignments in your assignment notebook and share the information with your parents/guardians daily. For the first quarter, I expect you to have your assignment notebook signed each night, and I will check for a signature each day.  Please get into the habit of checking this blog on a regular basis, and as you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask!

M. Dallmann

 

Monday, 8/27 (A Day Language Arts)

  • Do Now: Each class starts with a Do Now activity either projected or posted on the board; make sure to get into the habit of doing this at the start of every class! Today, your Do Now activity involves organizing the materials you need for this class and setting your planner up and recording your first homework assignment in it.
  • Class Materials Organization: We will spend some time organizing the materials we need for this class.
  • 2018-19 Course Syllabus:  We will read this together, and you need to bring page 4 signed by you parents/guardians no later than Wednesday, 8/29.
  • Story Time: Life is, after all, but a collection of stories…what are some of yours?
  • Homework: Review the 2018-19 Course Syllabus you received in class with your parent(s)/guardian(s). This needs to be signed and returned to Mr. Dallmann no later than Wednesday, 8/29.

Tuesday, 8/28 (B Day Social Studies)

  • Do Now:  Each class starts with a Do Now activity either projected or posted on the board; make sure to get into the habit of doing this at the start of every class! Today, your Do Now activity involves organizing the materials you need for this class and setting your planner up and recording your first homework assignment in it.
  • Class Materials Organization: We will spend some time organizing the materials we need for this class.
  • My Job/Your Job: In-class discussion regarding roles, responsibilities and classroom routines
  • Computer Log-In: Today you will log into your UMA Google Account.
  • Homework: Make sure you bring a book to read for pleasure tomorrow for language arts! Remember, this is an expectation of that class!!!

Wednesday, 8/29 (A Day Language Arts)

  • Do Now: Follow directions on the board. When you are done with your Do Now, get into DEAR.
  • DEAR: When you have completed your Do Now, you need to quietly read the book that you are expected to bring to class each day.
  • Writers’ Workshop: Idea journaling. Today you will start using your LA/SS Notebook as an idea journal, and you will be doing this all year long!
  • Homework due: 2018-19 Course Syllabus is due at the start of class.
  • Reading Interest Survey: Start this in-class activity.  If you finish early, you need to read or draw.

Thursday, 8/30 (B Day Social Studies) UPDATED!!!

  • Do Now: What Is Going On In This Picture? (W.I.G.O.I.T.P?) In class observation/writing activity.
  • CNN Student News: This is a daily 10 minute commercial free newscast designed for middle and high school students produced by the journalists at CNN. We will watch this and discuss some of the stories presented when done.
  • W.I.G.O.I.T.P?
  • Student Handbook
  • Chromebooks
  • Computer Log-In: Today you will log into your UMA Google Account.

Friday, 8/31 No Classes (Student Release Day)

Looking Ahead…

  • Wednesday, 8/29: Signed 2018-19 Course Syllabus due
  • Friday, 8/31: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Monday, 9/3: No Classes (Labor Day)
  • Friday, 9/14: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 9/28: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Thursday, 10/4: Early Release Day/Conferences
  • Friday, 10/5: Student Release Day/Conferences
  • Thursday, 10/18: No Classes (Student Release Day)
  • Friday, 10/19: No Classes (MEA Convention)
  • Thursday, 11/1: Last Day of Quarter 1