Mrs. Melo, Mrs. Carlone and Ms. Turner's Page
Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School
WELCOME STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO THE 2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR
ELA MCAS - April 25th & 27th
Math MCAS - May 11th & 15th
Term 4 Progress Report - May 15th
Reading Buddy - May 30th
No School - May 29th
Supplies needed for the school year:
Geography: 1 notebook, pencils and large book cover
Science: 1 notebook and pencils
Math: 1 composition notebook and pencils
English/Reading: 1 composition notebook, glue stick, pencils and dry erase markers
Donations to the classroom are always appreciated, such as: Kleenex, wipes and whiteboard markers.
Mrs. Melo - social studies, English & reading
Ms. Turner - science, English & reading
Mrs. Carlone - math, English & reading
To access our reading and math textbooks online, go to:
To access our geography textbooks online, go to:
To access our science textbook online, go to:
English & Reading
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."
— Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"
Each month the class is assigned a new novel to read. They should be reading this novel for homework.
Starting in October, the students will be going over to Chamberlain to work with the 2nd graders as a "reading buddy".
Over the course of the year, students will learn about the continents Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. We will be focusing on the location of countries, the major physical landforms, vegetation, climate and resources in each of the continents. It is important for the students to study the continent's map we are focusing on.
Map puzzles - click on the links below for continent puzzles. See how quickly you can place the countries in the correct spots.
In grade 6, students' recall of their basic multiplication facts will provide a solid foundation for learning higher level concepts, such as division of whole numbers and working with ratios. We'll be working quite a bit with word problems and various strategies with which to solve them. We'll be using a variety of resources, Pearson Realize being one of them.
Methods of Science (ex: Scientific Inquiry)
Earth and Space
Life Sciences (ex: molecule -> organism, classifying living things, human body systems)
Physical Science (ex: matter, motion, waves)
Technology/Engineering (ex: engineering design, tools, materials)
Text: The classroom text remains in school. Students and families may utilize the text via the website.