Parents, as you know, school is going to look a little different for a while, but we don't want to stop learning! We're going to work to transition as smoothly as possible, and since we have been using Canvas all year in my class, that should make online learning easier for us. If it is hard for you and your child to access the Internet, your child may complete the packets provided by the school district instead. In Canvas, you and your child will find the class assignments, instructions, and grades. To learn more and set up a parent observer account, see my parent letter.
6th Grade Integrated Science
Did you know that you are a system? You know your body has different parts that have to work together, like your mouth, stomach, and intestines. That makes you a system! Systems are groups of parts that work together to accomplish something, in this case keeping you alive. This year you will explore how every living thing is a system, and how each living thing is also a small part of larger systems.
Earth is a system with many smaller systems too, and we are part of those systems. We are made of the same stuff found in rocks, water, and air. Molecules in the air, soil, and water become part of us, and molecules in us go back to being part of the Earth! In order to understand our home, we must investigate how the Earth's systems work. Then let's consider how we affect our Earth, and how we can best take care of it, so it can keep taking care of us!
It seems like everything is computerized these days. Soon, even our fridges and toasters will be computerized! All these conveniences make life easier and more fun, and they also mean that there are a lot of opportunities for coders. How will your coding change the world?