6th Grade, Ms. Brendali Anguiano

April 17, 2017


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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Math: Geometry

Your child is learning about the basic ideas of geometry, as well as how to draw and measure angles, and to identify and describe triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles.

Standard 6ee.9

Students continue to learn on PYP unit: How we organize ourselves

Central Idea: Civilizations depend on complex cultural systems in order to flourish and endure.

L.A. RI.6.5 CRA.SL.1 L.6.2

Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Persuasive writing

Social Studies CCRA.R.1 CCRA.SL.1

Content Area: World History, Language Arts

Standard (s): 1-C.1 Describe and compare the characteristics of the ancient civilizations and explain their importance to later civilizations including: significance of river valleys, irrigation and it’s impact on agriculture, forms of government, economy and trade, key historical figures, religious traditions, cultural and scientific contributions.

Science: Subject taught in Spanish

Matter (Introduction to Chemistry) Continuation from last unit

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February 27, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Math:

Your child is learning to use integers to solve problems. A part of this is learning the meanings of integers and how to compare these numbers. In addition, your child is learning how to compute with integers and solve equations with integers.

Social Studies and L.A:

Last week we started our new PYP unit: How we organize ourselves

Central Idea: Civilizations depend on complex cultural systems in order to flourish and endure.

Science: Matter (Introduction to Chemistry) Continuation from last unit

Have a wonderful week. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our sixth graders took a math test last week and I am very happy to tell you that I am so proud of all of them. I sent it home for you to see how your kid is doing. (Remember to sign it and return it if you haven’t done it yet).

Parent teacher conferences are coming, please follow the link above and sign up for your conference.

Have a wonderful week. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.

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Good morning dear parents and guardians,

As you might know we are working really hard with our students to come up with a great exhibition this year and for this reason we are requesting your help and support.

We are asking if you can donate some of your time to help us mentor some of our students (We will have a guide for your to help them). These are the topics our students will be working on; Drug Abuse, illegal poaching, sexism, child neglect, animal abuse, teen suicide, and homelessness.

So if you have the knowledge in any on these topics I encourage you to contact me or Ms. Ana Perea to see how we can accommodate you to start mentoring some of our students.

One more thing, if you happen to have some National Geographic magazines that you would like to donate, please bring them.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!

I know it will be a great year and we will be learning the following concepts this coming week.

Transdisciplinary theme: How the world works.

Central Idea: Every living thing is shaped by its genetic code and its interactions with the environment.

Mathematics–   Adding and subtracting mixed numbers

  • Students will be taking test on this topic next Friday 13.
  • Students will be taking math homework every day this coming week.

Language Arts will be combined with and Science

  • Cellular structure and function
  • Heredity and reproduction

Reading: Articles, Science text: At Glance.

Academic Vocabulary: Cell, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, diffusion, mitochondria, mitosis, nucleus, organ, osmosis, photosynthesis, respiration, tissue.

Students have a project due Monday, January 17. (Each student received a copy of the instructions and the topic they must choose.)

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November 28, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On December the 8th, we will have a guest speaker Alhelí Baca, M.A (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor). She will be talking on how to prevent domestic violence and how this impacts our society. She has experience talking to kids about the topic and I believe this will answer some questions that might help our students define the central idea concepts and to decide upon the lines of inquiry for the exhibition project.

On the 16th we will have another guest speaker!! We are so excited to have Dr. Martinez talking to our students about the side effects of drug abuse. She as well has experience working with kids and she is bringing some activities that will help students reflect on this important issue.

Please contact me for any questions.

If you don’t want your child to be part of this experience please let me know ASAP.

Ana Perea, Curriculum Coordinator
Brendali Anguiano, 6th Grade Bilingual Teacher
Corrales International School (corralesis.org)
5500 Wilshire Ave NE Albuquerque NM. 87113
Telephone # 505-344- 9733
Fax # 505-338- 1409

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Please sign up for parent conferences here!

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Reminder!

This Wednesday, October the 26, we are having a guest speaker from AGORA. Ms. Jenn Brown will be talking about suicide prevention (a big issue in New Mexico). She has experience talking to kids about the topic and I believe this will be a good source for the Exhibition project.

If you have any questions regarding the subject, you can contact Ms. Jenn Brown directly at agora.jenn@gmail.com or by phone 505-277- 7855

If you don’t want your child to be part of this experience please let me know ASAP.

Conferences are coming!!! Please sign in by following the link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094EABAC2EAAF58-6thgrade

International day is coming soon and we are getting ready! Our class is representing China and we are collecting some artifacts. We need to decorate our classroom and we will need as many artifact from China to make it look like a museum! So if you have any old item from China that you would like to lend us for this day, send it with your child. We’ll take care of it and I will send it back as soon as we are done with it. We really appreciate your support.

Transdisciplinary theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Religious beliefs and practice reflect people’s understanding of their purpose and place in the world

Mathematics- Monday – Tuesday-Thursday- Friday (90 minutes per day)

 Number and Fraction Concepts

Language Arts will be combined with and Social Studies

Spanish: Short Stories /Poetry

Reading – World History Journey Across Time (In Class)

Finding Main Idea, summarizing, making predictions, organize information by equencing, categorizing, drawing inferences and conclusions.

 Vocabulary quiz review: poisonous, glamorous, joyous, adventurous, courageous, disastrous, luxurious, miraculous, studious, prosperous, envious, industrious, infectious, mysterious, suspicious, advantageous, spacious, nutritious, nauseous, and outrageous.

Have a wonderful week. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

I really want to thank you for attending to the Exhibition night Meeting on October 4th, 2016.

Transdisciplinary theme: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Religious beliefs and practice reflect people’s understanding of their purpose and place in the world.

Mathematics–   Monday – Tuesday-Thursday-Friday (90 minutes per day)

  • Variables, Expressions, and Properties.
  • Problem Solving: Multiple-Step Problems

Language Arts will be combined with Social Studies

Spanish: Short Stories

Reading – World History Journey Across Time (In Class)

  • Finding Main Idea, summarizing, making predictions, organize information by sequencing, categorizing, drawing inferences and conclusions.
  • Vocabulary quiz: report, climate, crusade, ego, retail, future, robot, humane, tiger, laser, lemon, limit, linen, major, minor, panel, sequel, valid, veto, vital.

Social Studies

  • Students will recognize and identify the functions of religions.
  • Students will compare and contrast a single aspect of several different religions in order to highlight similarities and/or differences.

Tutoring every other Tuesday and Thursday (Next week) from 3:45-4:30 PM

Have a wonderful week. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.

 

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Dear Parents,

As part of our unit entitled How We Express Ourselves and International Day focus on the Middle East, we will be researching Islam, Christianity and Judaism.  Understanding the history and basic principles of the world’s most popular religions is a requirement of New Mexico’s 6th grade Social Studies Curriculum.  We will use Journey Across Time, our Glencoe Social Studies textbook, as our reference.  Discussions will focus on finding commonalities in these religious traditions, as well as appreciating their differences.  We will maintain a historical and population level perspective on the topic and not be exploring personal beliefs.  Making everyone feel comfortable and respected is paramount.  Please contact us if you have any concerns.

During Math time we will continue learning about Variables, Expressions, and Properties. The following websites are math tools you can use to help your kids.

https://www.ixl.com/math/grade6

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixthgrademath

Spelling Words

Accept, adapt, adopt, affect, allusion, complement, compliment, device, devise, effect, except, formally, formerly, illusion, incite, insight, principal, principle, precede, proceed.

Best wishes,

Brendali Anguiano

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Dear Parents,

Transdisciplinary theme: Who we are

Central Idea: The similarities among people in the world run deeper than their differences.

Mathematics–   Monday – Tuesday-Thursday-Friday

  • Variables, Expressions, and Properties.

Language Arts will be combined with Science and Social Studies

Science –Cell Structure

Social Studies

  • Students identify and describe common human needs and compare and contrast cultural responses of different cultural groups to them.
  • Students describe how technology connects people around the world and how it affects people in different places.
  • Students identify and describe interdependencies among economies in the world and describe their effects.

Project: Due Date: Sep 23, 2016.

Task: Research and report on a particular human rights violation somewhere in the world. (Students have to do a research, they might need your help with that)

Students are working in the classroom with a partner (most of them). They all received a copy of the requirements for this project.

Each student will be taking home an agenda where they will be writing any homework assigned (including Vocabulary, spelling words, and geography maps).

  • Friday  Sep 23– spelling test

Pattern, associate, exhale, bulletin, collapse, complaint, instance, dessert, difficulty, franchise, emphasize, exclude, disturb, mammoth, necessary, impact, splendid, stampede, survival, wander

Have a wonderful week. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.

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Sep 1, 2016

Dear Parents,

We will be starting our 4th week! It has been a great pleasure working with your kids. I apologize I was not able to send you a letter the past weeks, from now and on you will be getting a weekly letter on this page, so I invite you to visit often corralesis.org

Transdisciplinary theme: Who we are

Central Idea: The similarities among people in the world run deeper than their differences.

Mathematics–   Monday – Tuesday-Thursday-Friday (90 minutes per day)

  • Numeration ( addition, subtraction, multiplication, converting Decimals to fractions and fractions to decimals)
  • Comparing graphs

Language Arts will be combined with Science and Social Studies

Science -Life’s Structure and Classification (Spanish)

Reading – The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (In Class)

Social Studies

  • Students identify and describe common human needs and compare and contrast cultural responses of different cultural groups to them.
  • Students describe how technology connects people around the world and how it affects people in different places.
  • Students identify and describe interdependencies among economies in the world and describe their effects.

Project: Due Date: Sep 15, 2016.

Task: Research and report on a particular human rights violation somewhere in the world. (Students have to do a research, they might need your help with that)

Students are working in the classroom with a partner (most of them). They all received a copy of the requirements for this project.

Each student will be taking home an agenda where they will be writing any homework assigned (including Vocabulary, spelling words, and geography maps).

  • Friday – spelling test
  • Thursday — geography test. (Africa)

Have a wonderful weekend and remember that there is no school on Monday, September 5. Keep encouraging our students as they work hard.