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Horace Mann Middle School > Grade 6

Ms. Metrick

Grade 6

Ms. Metrick

Weathering/Landforms Magic Book

Plate Tectonics Study Guide

Layers of the earth

plant and animal cell pictures

Classification of Living things

Physical and Chemical Weathering

Halifax Nova Scotia




Mr. Corey

Mrs. Langmeyer

Mrs. Foster

Ms. Jakel

Mr. Lawson

Mrs. Cohen

Mr. Hulbig


Ms. Colan


June 3, 2013
Science - Complete Spanlish Influenza worksheet. If you are having trouble, revisit the link below from last weeks homework.

May 28, 2013
Social Studies - check out this web site and let me know what you think about being a gladiator in Ancient Rome.

Science - This is a small part of the American Experience video regarding the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918. Why do we feel confident that this should not occur again?

Here's another one regarding the spread of bacteria and virus.

May 15, 2013
I'm sorry to those who wanted a copy of the Jeopardy Game. The file was too large and would can not be uploaded to quicksite. :-(

May 8, 2013
Yeah! MCAS is done! Science test on Life Science (cell theory, levels of organization, differences between bacteria and viruses will be on or just before May 21st.

Social Studies - Test on Alexander the Great (was he?) will be Monday May 20th and then off to Rome!

Thursday, April 4, 2013
Science - review "Cell Theory" VIP page OR enjoy the attached.....

Monday, April 1, 2013
Science - review "Cell Theory Page" and think back to our discussin in class regarding what must a living thing have to be called living. HINT...There are 7.
Social Studies - Considering the battles we learned about today, thing about what makes a great leader both in Ancient Greece and Current world events. Watch the national new tonight if you can.

March 14, 2013
Science - continue to study with study guide including old test and quizzes. Pay particular attention to the formation of Hawaii.

March 13, 2013
Science - study guide suggestions continue for this weeks test.

March 11, 2013
Science - From Study Guide, review old "plate tectonics" worksheets and quizzes for this Thursday's test on "Inside Earth". Parent signature on study guide, test and test corrections on last weeks test.

Social Studies - Complete class assignment that includes 8 words, definitions and pictures from Greece's legacy to the Western World.

February 27, 2013

Social Studies - Completed essays on Egyptian and Franklin comparisons is due on Friday. There will be no additional classtime devoted to this assignment. There has been some tremendous writing accompishments during this unit. Awesome!

Science - Great check in today on plate boundaries. Lucas Whitaker journals can be taken home forever. Well done!

February 26, 2013
Science - Quiz tomorrow on plate boundaries (worksheets 7, 8, and 9)
Social Studies - Paragraphs completed. Final copy ready to be handed in?

February 25, 2013
Science - review "VIP's" and prepare for a quick quiz on plate boundaries by Wednesday or Thursday.
Social Studies - Paragraph will be done in class on lifestyles of ancient Egypt. Some homework may be necessary if classwork is not complete.

February 14, 2013
Science - review VIP sheets
Social Studies - anything left to do for presenting final group projects?

February 13, 2013
Science - Lukas Whitaker journals needed in class tomorrow.
- Some students need to finish short vocabulary summary paragraph from class work.

February 7, 2013
Science - here is the link for the earthquake video that can help you with tomorrow's quiz if you need exta practice.

January 31, 2013
Science Quick Quiz tomorrow on Pangaea and layers of the earth. Study guide was developed in class.

Social Studies test on Egypt tomorrow. Study guide has been provided. Be confident in the social pyramid and 5 gifts the Nile River provided to the Egyptian Civilization.

January 25, 2013
From today's Science class:

From Thursday's class:

Social Studies: This is an extention of our discussions on the afterlife if you want the challenge to learn more.

January 23, 2013

January 18, 2013
For Science review :

January 15, 2013
Science - Review completed worksheet from today's class.

Social Studies - Below are four summarizing web sites for your review of Egypt for test in two weeks or so.

January 14, 2012
Science - review the layers of the earth...remember there are four!
Social Studies - Mapping activity in color should be complete at this time.

Thursday, January 3, 2013
Science - find a definition of "consumption" and understand it's use in the context of tuberculosis. Test next Tuesday remember!

Happy New Year!
Science - test on Chapters 2 and 3 from text...the building up and breaking down of earth's surface. Study materials are supplied in class.
Also, write down one fact you have found about tuberculosis.
Social Studies - Corrections and signature on Chapter 6 Assessment that should have been passed back to you today.

Wednesday thru Friday....see Monday's assignment regarding "The Settlers of Catan".

Monday, December 10, 2012
Science/Social Studies - to prepare for a "special" program with Mr. Brady, log on to and take/read the tutorial on how to PLAY THE GAME (oh, boy.....) You should follow the "Support" icon to the "videodemo" icon to "Learn to Play" to Professor Easy" to "Settlers of Catan". Mr. Brady will demonstrate in class on Tuesday and Thursday.

Don't forget Social Studies test on Chap 6 Tuesday.
Science test on landform vocabulary Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday....stay tuned....

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Science - vocab quiz on landforms next Wednesday. Read aloud the field journal notes to your reflection, etc. (BSR#2)
Social Studies test on Chapter 6 next Tuesday. Review concept map by making each fact into a sentence out loud (walk and talk)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Science - quiz on landform vocabulary next Wednesday 12/12.
Social Studies - Test on Chapter 6 - Empires of Mesopotamia - next Tuesday 12/11 (a change from 12/6).

Monday, December 3, 2012
Science: Kettle Pond New York Times article and supporting worksheet should be complete for Tuesday.
Social Studies: Open Notes quiz on Chapter 6 - Empires of Mesopotamia - needs completion only if not done in class already today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Social Studies - review packet sections 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
Science - Review (read again) Science Lab so tomorrow's expectations are clear. Even though the paragraph is difficult (high school level text) read it slowly and you'll see that the second time through is easier to understand. I'll be reading it again one more time tomorrow. Then we start testing our hypothesis!

Monday, November 26, 2012
Social Studies - review worksheet sections 6.2 and 6.3 from class.
Science - review scientific method vocabulary

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Science - enjoy 15 minutes of time on the following link.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Social Studies - as promised - a music summary of today's class content.

Science - look for large "erratic's" in your neighborhood. Tell somebody where they came from and why they are call an erratic.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Science - complete paragraph (quick write....5 or 6 sentences)about The Old Man of the Mountain and how weathering, erosion and deplosition caused its collapse in 2003.


Social Studies - Complete writing promt final copy from class templet on Civilizations and their development along rivers (Pages 40-44 will be most helpful). Test must be corrected, signed and returned by Wednesday.

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Science - Enjoy the following vocabulary rich video.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Science - review vocabulary from the "check in" today. Pay particular attention to the ones that you did not get the first time.
Social Studies - test tomorrow on Chapters 4 and 5. The concept map from class will be most helpful as a study guide.

Monday, November 5, 2012
Science - enjoy these video's!

Thursday, November 1
PARENT LETTERS TO CONFIRM CONFERENCE TIMES SHOULD BE SIGNED AND RETURNED TO MRS. METRICK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This notice is for those who signed up for a conference during open house in September. Letters will be sent home to schedule a conference time for those that did not attent open house.

Science - Look for examples of creep and slump (two forms of mass movement) around your house/neighborhood/street.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Science - Complete the writing of any observation you noticed in our outdoor classroom in your field jounal.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Science - using the compass rose we made in class - or your knowledge of the sunrise and sunset positions - identify the North side of your house and make observations. How does the color or weathering of the wood compare to the South or West side?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Science -cover book - Find out how old your home is....
Social Studies - Ask why you moved to Franklin....

Monday, October 22, 2012
Science - Cover new books.
Social Studies -

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Stand in your kitchen and make a hypothesis about what will be for dinner tonight. Later, determine if your hypothesis was supported or not supported by the evidence. In class tomorrow I will ask you to define the independent and dependent variable. There is nothing to write down until class tomorrow.

Monday, October 15, 2012
Complete conclusion of the "cat lab" if it was not completed in class today.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Science - top section (qualitative and quantitative) of the worksheet provided at the end of class.
Social studies - Can you draw a picture of the "ones I already know" from the worksheet provided in class (interactive notes)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
What does remuneration mean? Write it on a piece of paper and bring it in tomorrow and you will be remunerated!

Science - Quiz tomorrow. Look again at the "quide for inquiry" worksheet. You can use this on the quiz,

Social Studies - illustrate the 6 hardest vocabulary words on today's worksheet. Recall the stories Mr. Brady told!

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Science - complete Gummi Bear Lab - due Friday with extra credit if choosing to do one at home.
Social Studies - quick check in on Early Man from the interactive notes we took on the movie "Becoming Human".

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Science - spend 10 minutes on this web site. Be prepared to share tomorrow what interesting thing you explored for homework.

Social Studies - Using your foldable notes and book, make corrections on your quiz citing the page number from your book that you found the information. Quiz will be regraded accordingly.

Monday, October 1, 2012
Science - MANY students, and all from Periods C and D, need to finish the conclusion of the Penny Lab tonight. Remember to restate the hypothesis as a true statement as a part of the summary.

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Social Studies - Open notes quiz on Early Hominids (chap 2). Time to see a new study strategy in action!
Science - All set with pasta for this weeks lab. Thank you!

Thusday, September 20, 2012
Science - Any pasta at home to bring in? Don't forget to wear your shoes tomorrow to Science class. We will be going to our outdoor classroom for the first time.
Social Studies - Review the first two pages of our foldable study guide on Hominids. If you did not bring it home, do it the very moment you arrive in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Science - Bring a piece of paper with your name and the name of my sailboat on it and receive $10.00 cluster cash. My sailboat's name is "Daisy".
Social Studies -Cover book please!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Science - review penny lab research material on surface tension.
Social Studies - cover book. Look through Chapter One at bulletted vocabulary.

Welcome to 6th Grade Science Class!

Homework for this evening is to read the Safety Lab Contract and sign it along with your parent.

If there are any oustanding signatures on other documents of permission slips, make sure you have them by Friday.

Updated: June 3, 2013  

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