6th Grade Math and History

MATH Jen Dowty & Candice Allen
"We've been learning so many amazing things in math, like algebra and graphing, that I myself use after school and to make puns, like how I'm Xe and then there's Yla.  But I also use it to evaluate situations and to understand things mathematically.  It's super fun, no lie"  - Exie
"We have been learning about graphs and how it relates to our life.  For example, we did a project called On Your Own where you have to do math to buy furniture under a budget.  We have also been learning about algebraic concepts and how they relate to patterns.  We have been learning through CPM3 with a wide variety of different problems.  We practice what we learned in class with homework but also review what we have learned in the past.  It is very fun what we are learning but informative at the same time.  I am learning a lot of information even in a short period of time."  - Beckett
“In math, we are doing negative and positive numbers. We’re doing Cecil’s tightrope challenge where we’re creating a routine for Cecil the tightrope walker. He has to cross the halfway point of the rope five times to complete the challenge.” -Danny
“We are learning about how to find part of a part by multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.” - Zak
HISTORY Candice Allen & Lorena Orlosky
"In history we are learning about Ancient History.  We do our work in workbooks and we read in text books.  We started off with cave art.  After we finished learning about cave art, we go to write an essay about it and make our own cave art.  Then, we learned about hominids and wrote hominid songs.  Next, we learned about farming and hunting/gathering.  Finally, we are currently learning about Ancient Mesopotamia.  I love history and learning about it in a fun way."  - Kayla
"In Candice's history class we are studying ancient civilizations.  Candice makes it better because she adds in various different projects and things that differ from other history classes.  She makes it more fun and more entertaining.  I give 4.6 stars."  - Baron

“In Jen’s history class, we’re learning about ancient Mesopotamia and how people lived and inventions that they created. We’re also learning about how they had kings, such as Hammurabi, how their social system worked, and that they fought over resources like water. Another thing that is interesting about the Mesopotamians is that they were the first civilization with a written language.”  -Jenny B.

“In history we are learning about the characteristics of civ and how they were portrayed through ancient Mesopotamia.” - Mae

“We’re also doing this rap that teaches us that they were the first civilization with a written language.“ Cansu

“We have been examining different Mesopotamian artifacts to see if they match different characteristics of civilization. We’re not in our books the whole time -- it’s very interactive.” -Alekos

“When we wrote a poem about The Big Bang or the “Pale Blue Dot” speech we got to express our opinions about how the universe was created.” –Naziah

“We used inferential skills and knowledge about the world around us to channel our understanding into a poem.” – Ray W

“We learned about Paleolithic People and Neolithic people in a fun way.  The Mesopotamia Rap helped us memorize accurate facts in a fun way.” – Jasmine

“The Mesopotamia Rap is like a whole chapter in the textbook that was fun way of learning about what happened way back in history.” – Sammy

“Everything is art, when you think about it.  The study of “Why did humans create art?” connects us to each other and to the past.” –Sophie S

“In our Socratic Seminar, we discussed how we could change our community one person at a time.  I felt that my peers who might not usually talk, had a lot to say in the discussion about our “Pale Blue Dot” of a planet.” - Noah

“Learning about the Big Bang kick-started something in my brain about all the things that humans create on our planet and how we are connected to humans from a long time ago.” –Cody

“Our style of learning allows us to use our creativity and research to show our understanding of a topic.  For example, we make comic books or art to explain parts of history.” –Rayhan