Mr. Wannamaker's Class Updates

Class Updates

  • Wrapping Up Another Year


    Students will spend the week participating in the Day of Wonder (Monday), Genius Day (Tuesday), Our 6th Grade Spring Awards Ceremony & Yearbook Distribution (Wednesday), and our Social Studies Year-End Extravaganza (Thursday). 

    And so concludes another year. Many of the Team 6A students proved this year to be responsible and kind, and truly embodied the idea of taking care of themselves, taking care of others, and taking care of this place. Those students will be missed. 

    Have a great summer, and see you next year!
    Posted Jun 18, 2018, 8:48 AM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Greek History, Athens, and Sparta

    Students will be taking their quiz on Ancient Greek History this week. Students should bring their paper-based study tool (since their ChromeBooks will be collected on Tuesday) and pen to class for the quiz. 

    We'll then briefly look at Athens and Sparta, and how these two city-states were similar and different. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Jun 11, 2018, 1:29 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Ancient Greek Geography Quiz and History

    On Tuesday, students will be taking their quiz related to Ancient Greek Geography. Students must bring a pen and study tool to class. 

    When that's finished, we'll start looking at the history of Ancient Greece, with a focus on the origins of the Ancient Greeks, the development of the governments of Ancient Greece, and the Persian War. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 2:01 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Greece Geography and History

    Students will finish the Geography Activity List for the Ancient Greek unit this week. We'll prepare to have a quiz on this material a week from today (Tuesday, June 5). 

    When students finish the Geography Activity List, they'll move on to learning about the history of Ancient Greece, from the Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations to the Persian War. 

    Have a great week!

    Posted May 29, 2018, 2:12 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Beginning Our Ancient Greece Unit

    Since our China projects took a bit of extra time to complete, students will begin their unit on Ancient Greece this week. 

    First, we'll discuss some important unit-specific vocabulary. Then, we'll look at the geography of Ancient Greece. Specifically, we'll look at the major physical features of the peninsula, and how the Ancient Greeks interacted with their environment. 

    If any students haven't finished their projects, they should do so on their own this week, and submit them to Mr. Wannamaker. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:32 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Finishing Made In China, Then Moving To Greece

    Students will spend this week finishing their Made in China Projects. They will record and edit their infomercials, and we'll then view and provide feedback on the projects. 

    Students will then move on to their next unit, which is on Greece. Students will learn about some important vocabulary, and then we'll start to look at the geography of Ancient Greece. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted May 14, 2018, 2:23 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Made in China, The Project

    Students began the week by starting their Made in China project. In this project, students work in groups and use their unit notes, supplemented by research, to create an infomercial for one of the innovations or inventions from Ancient China. 

    Students learned their groups today, and selected their inventions. Tomorrow, we'll start answering questions about these topics, and then we'll begin creating scripts for the infomercials. More info can be found at our Made in China Unit Website. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:00 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Wrapping Up China's Culture

    Students return from PARCC-ing to complete their second China Culture Activity List. We'll review information about the Silk Road and how it influenced China's Economy; China's art and the various ways that it was important; and the government of China and how standardization influenced China's unification. 

    We'll then begin preparing for a quiz on these topics, which will take place this Thursday. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 1:41 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • The PARCC Week Post
    All The People
    So Many People
    And They All Go Hand In Hand
    Hand In Hand Through Their PARCC-Life. 

    We're PARCCing this week. When we return next, we'll wrap up our second China Culture Activity List, and then we'll start discussing our new Project. 

    Have a great, totally stress-free week!
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 2:00 PM by Warren Wannamaker
  • Ancient China's Art, Economy, and Innovations

    Students will spend this week learning about aspects of Ancient Chinese History like the Silk Road, the Standardization of Weights and Measurements, and innovations like the compass and gunpowder. 

    Some students will also want to retake the quiz from before Break. Students who choose to retake the quiz should bring a pen and a new study tool to class on Thursday. Students who want to review their quizzes or the info for the quiz should see Mr. Wannamaker before or after school on Tuesday or before school on Wednesday. 

    Have a great week!
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 2:08 PM by Warren Wannamaker
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