Mrs. Helwig's Class

Week 3

Projects – This week, we’re continuing our Science unit on Matter. The students are “creating a new superhero” with genetic mutation. They are choosing an element from the periodic table that they believe has qualities beneficial to a superhero.  Today, they began building an atom model of their chosen element. (Pictures below)  A new list of vocabulary words was assigned today, and will be quizzed next Thursday. Math – In sixth grade, we’re continuing to study whole...

September 18, 2018 Read more

Projects Materials

On Monday, we will being building models of an atom!  Students will be designing their models tomorrow, and deciding what materials they’ll use.  I will suggest things like straws, pipe cleaners, foam balls, toothpicks, wooden skewers.  They will need to bring their materials on Monday to begin building.  Thank...

September 12, 2018 Read more

Student Council Assembly!

I am very proud of Leah and Miles for running for Middle School Student Council!  They worked hard on their campaigns and stood in front of a large crowd to give a...

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Week 2

6th Grade Math – We are learning about expressions and equations and the order of operations. 6th Grade Projects – We are learning lots of background on Matter, including atoms, elements, molecules, bonding…  We took our first Vocab quiz on Monday.  (I will be reteaching some content and giving a requiz to anyone that did not pass.)  We have our next set of 13 Vocabulary words now, and will be quizzing on those next Tuesday, September 18. Homework – Please initial...

September 10, 2018 Read more

Some photos of week one…

We held a funeral for Put Downs (Tribes activity), started our study of matter, and made spaghetti towers with Mr....

September 7, 2018 Read more

Week 1 – Welcome to Sixth Grade!

We had a great first day… lots of “get to know you” activities, going over routines, and discussing sixth grade expectations! We will officially begin homework (math facts and reading) on Wednesday night.  Please be prepared to initial your student’s homework log each night.  It will be checked daily by Mrs. DeLeon and me. Math content and rotations begin next week.  This week we will continue to practice routines, and take a review test of 5th grade content. On...

September 4, 2018 Read more