6th graders got back into the routine this week after enjoying adventures away from campus over break. In ELA, students began a new book of their choice from National Geographic’s Global Issues series;book topics range from things like pollution and habitat preservation to standards of living and human rights. Next week students will be working in small groups to prepare a slideshow about their topic, click here for an example of past work (including the grading checklist at the end).
In Social Studies, students completed Ancient Mesopotamia artisan and scribe challenges. Next week, they will be looking at the development of agriculture. Lastly, today students tried their hand at the Geography Bee. The top 2 sixth graders will move on to the school Bee next week. Speaking of academic competitions, the 6th grade classes will compete in our classroom Spelling Bees next week; students can click here to review study materials.
A few notes from Mr. Z:
- School Restrooms: Many have you have been inquiring about the new changes in our single use bathrooms here on campus. As per State Law (“The Equitable Restrooms Act” effective January 1, 2020), all single occupancy restrooms at all public schools are to be designated as Gender-Neutral. Rest assured, that each of our single use restrooms will continue to be monitored by staff and each of the doors have the appropriate hardware to ensure complete privacy. The locker areas/restrooms in the Gaylord Nelson Gym will remain labeled as Gender-Specific as they are equipped with multiple facilities. If you have further questions regarding this new public act, please feel free to contact Mr. Zamiar.
- Safety Issue: As the weather gets colder, the traffic on Amos Bennett seems to increase. This creates a significant Safety Concern for our students. Please help us decrease this hazard by using the prescribed carpool procedures and not Amos Bennett Rd. to park, pick up, or drop off students before or after school. It is a significant safety hazard to our students and neighbors. If you must park to pick up or drop off your child for any reason, please do so in the school’s designated parking areas. Thank you.
- Tues 1/14: School-wide Geo Bee at 10:40am, location TBD; ⅚ Erin’s Law discussion w/Mrs. Meyer, PM
- Wed 1/15: Mid-term
- Mon 1/20: MLK, Jr. Day; No School
Stay warm this weekend!
-Ms. Turner & Mr. Stewart