Sixth Grade Gazette 11/11/16

Dear parents,

With Thanksgiving nearing, we had quite the action-packed week at PCCS in 6th grade! On Monday, the class enjoyed their puzzle party, watching Zootopia for their reward. We then did a Veteran’s Day craft with our 1st grade book buddies on Tuesday. Everyone colored and painted their own paper-made veteran, and attached a handwritten letter to a veteran on their craft. Wednesday continued our action-packed week with a celebration of Diwali. Diwali is a Hindu festival that is celebrated once a year in autumn — everyone seemed to enjoy learning about how a different group of people may go about a celebration, check out some pictures on our website! Friday finished off our busy week with a Veteran’s Day assembly, where we honored members who serve or have served in the military.

In Social Studies, students worked very hard throughout the week towards the presentations that they gave on Friday, culminating the first part of their campaign. Early next week, we will compare the popular vote with the electoral votes awarded between the four candidates in our classroom, to decide on one classroom candidate; this can be compared to our nation’s primary election. The chosen candidate will then face off against the candidates chosen by the other three Social Studies classes in 5th & 6th grade — the winner at that stage of the process will have the gym named after their candidate.

Recently in P.E., we have been playing ultimate frisbee and a bit of football. In Science this week, students have been presenting the cities that they have been creating with Mrs. Neil. Next week in ELA, we will be starting to read John Muir: My Life With Nature by John Muir and Joseph Cornell. And lastly, with our focus of the week, we have been talking about openness, as this related to the presidential election, our Diwali celebration, and Veteran’s Day.

Important Dates to Know:

November 16: F2T

November 17-18: 5/6 Election to name the Gym

November 21-22: Early Release, Conferences, book fair

November 23-25: No School (Thanksgiving Break)

Enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Turner and Mr. Hurwitz