I hope all of you are finding your way back to normal after our visit from Matthew. Today in Social Studies we spent time catching up on our table of contents, organizing and becoming reacquainted with the vocabulary and maps of Europe.
Kudos to all of those students who kept up their studies and completed assignments as necessary!!!!
EUROPE MAP TEST WEDNESDAY, 10/19/2016
EUROPE GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY TEST…FRIDAY 10/21/2016
Just wanted to let you know that I sent home print outs with all students. They are supposed to share them with you. The only ones that need to be signed AND RETURNED are those whose averages are below 70.
Most of the test questions were written by Downtown and are designed to correlate with the GMAS. The test are in multiple choice format and are more difficult than usual because require critical thinking. We do practice this in class and dissect every test question during the reflection to help the students decipher how to reach the best answer and why the incorrect answers are incorrect. Many 6th grade students have difficulty with these types of questions because they are complex in nature and they have not had much experience with them.
In my experience students will be better able to address these kinds of questions as the year goes on by learning from mistakes made. Mistakes teach us, through analysis and feedback, about what works, and what doesn’t.
Please take a look at their reflections. This process will help the students (as well as parents and teachers) better understand their strategies to make improvements as necessary.
Test scores below 80 must be signed by parent.
There is rarely any homework on the weekends, however, if you have any assignments that you did not complete during the week, this is the perfect time to complete them. It is also a great time to make sure your notebook (binder) and composition books are up-to-date, COMPLETED and organized. Below you will find the current table of contents for this unit. I will be updated every Friday.