While preparing for our math quiz this week on fractions the students played a variety of fraction related games to work on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with fractions. The students played connect four, memory, and worked on word problems together. Why not make reviewing for a quiz fun?
As a sixth grade we viewed the documentary Racing Extinction to learn more about humans impact on the extinction rate of other beings. We will be following up with this documentary to work on our persuasive writing in Language Arts. Students will pick a topic from the documentary that they are most passionate about and complete a writing piece that allows them to share their views and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. As active stewards of the natural world we need to first become educated on the matter before we can be advocativates for change.
This week we started peer tutoring lunch bunch. The students volunteered to work with their classmates to improve their understanding of current math topics. Some of the students wanted extra help and support while others wanted to be supportive and help another student understand something they already know. Either way all the students involved will continue to get so much out of the experience and learn from one another. I hope that students continue to volunteer on their own accord for the extra help they need and deserve. Take a peak at our special lunch!
In order to prepare for our upcoming the tests, the students participated in a self guided review. The review required the students to go around the room in search of answers to different word problems that would be similar to those found on their math test. Once they solved the problems they would self check their answers, correct their answers, and move on to their next problem. The students were able to ask questions, review skills, and work towards better their own knowledge of the material.