Heather Franey » Welcome to 6 Grade Math & Science

Welcome to 6 Grade Math & Science

What’s happening on Campus? 

10/14 - Wear Blue for Anti-Bullying

Students can wear a blue shirt on Monday. Uniform bottoms are required. 

10/31 Literature Day 

  • Be on the lookout for a sign-up to help support activities taking place in 6th grade. 
  • If you would like to come celebrate in the festivities, please stop by the office & get a visitor badge. 
  • A letter went home Friday that covers costume expectations and different activities taking place throughout the day.
Additional Reminders 
Yearbook sales have begun! This year, OPA is partnering with TreeRing to develop a student created yearbook.  Purchase your yearbook by October 31, 2019 to receive 10% off! Go to www.treering.com/validate and enter OPA’s School Code: 1015659814104494 to purchase your yearbook.  Please see the flier for more information on how to create two FREE custom pages in your Champion’s yearbook.  Please contact Mrs. Barrios with any questions.
What are we studying  in Math & Science?


Math - Unit 2 Ratios and Proportions 

  • Students take notes daily. The summary at the end of each lesson is very helpful in review of skills/concepts covered during the lesson. 

  • IXL - an adaptive online support practice tool. (standards indicated on the board in class) 

    • Students should be practicing on IXL approx. 20 minutes daily. 

    • An incentive is provided for Champions to earn extra points on their weekly assessments with 100% mastery of particular standards identified in class. 

  • Khan Academy - online videos, practice, and assessments. 

    • Videos are very helpful in reinforcing skills and ,concepts learned in class. 


6.RP.A.1 - Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

6.RP.A.3 - Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

6.RP.A.3.A - Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Use tables to compare ratios.

Science - Metabolism 

Elisa is always tired and we are trying to find out why. Students are analyzing how proteins and starch are broken down into amino acids and glucose.  Our body transportes these molecules through the different body systems into our cells. The mitochondria rearrange the molecules through the process of cellular respiration where energy is released.  

  • Amplify - online curriculum where students make predictions, answer questions, read articles, and manipulate a simulation to develop a deeper understanding of the concept. 


Technology is used daily in support of our new curriculum across all subject areas. Champions must bring their Chromebooks FULLY CHARGED daily.  If the the Chromebook does not come to school, or dies in the middle of class, they will receive a pink slip that is to be signed by parents as well as a percent reduction in their work habits grade for that subject area.   

Absent? What do I do?
If Champions are absent it is their responsibility to check in with a peer to discuss what they missed. Extra copies of all worksheets are located in the back of the room. They need to locate the appropriate copies and complete any notes/assignments they missed. If it is a grade assignment they need to turn it into me when finished.
This week in our classroom:
Monday 10/14
  • Math Lesson 2.7 
  • Science Lesson 3.3 
Tuesday 10/15
  • Math Lesson 2.8
  • Science Lesson 3.4 
Wednesday 10/16
  • Math Lesson 2.9
  • Science Readings 
Thursday 10/17
  • Math Lesson 2.10
  • Science Lesson 3.5 
Friday 10/18
  • Math Quiz 2.7-2.10
  • Science Ch. 3 Q's 
IXL Standards: 
R.1, R.2, R.3, R.4, R.5, R.7