# Spring…Break

A Light Exists in Spring‘
-Emily Dickinson
A Light exists in Spring
Not present on the Year
At any other period –
When March is scarcely here
A Color stands abroad
On Solitary Fields
That Science cannot overtake
But Human Nature feels…

Happy Spring Break Everybody!
Here’s a look at what is happening in each of the classes:

What’s happening in Science:
Sixth Grade students wrapped up their study about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine this week. We discussed what’s happening to the displaced people trying to find safety due to the invasion of their country. We also discussed some of the main reasons Putin has invaded Ukraine. To summarize and conclude the study, the Sixth Graders researched reliable news sources to investigate what path they think this war will take over the next few weeks. They then had a group debate to discuss their opinions and findings. Some considered China coming to Russia’s aid, others contemplated a no fly zone, and a few think diplomatic negotiations are possible. Overall, everyone agrees that it is complicated and we hope to help Ukraine however we can. When we get back from break, we will begin our Chemistry unit.

What’s up in Math?
We deepened our understanding of equations this week. We worked with proportional relationships and how they are represented with equations, tables, and graphs. After Spring Break we will learn to use formulas to find the area and circumference of a circle. Then, we will practice using percentages to solve problems about increase and decrease. We have a lesson on tax and tips which I am super excited about and I hope they will apply that learning while y’all are out to dinner! Let them figure out the tip using percentages! In the meantime, I hope y’all have a happy Spring Break!

What’s happening in ELA?
This week, Sixth Graders have worked on the following concepts: how to track and analyze multiple problems and plotlines; weighing, evaluating, and ranking main characters; working with Quizlet.com as an educational resource for studying their vocabulary words. Many of the Sixth Grade students are intrigued with the plot of The Thief of Always. It is a very interesting book and you should ask your kids to tell you about what is happening in the story. After Spring Break, your students will delve into using apostrophes to show ownership and continue reading their fantasy books. Please make sure they take time to read for pleasure over the break.

Important Dates:
March 28-April 1: Spring Break