Sixth Grade Gazette 3/3/17

Dear parents,

This was another great week for 6th grade at PCCS! Yesterday’s field trip to the Botanical Gardens was a successful one. It began with a lab focusing on stomata, where groups of students took the equivalent to a fingerprint of a leaf and looked at it under a microscope. After lunch, everyone braved the cold to walk around and see the unique gardens outside.

In Social Studies, we have continued working on our travel logs, with our most recent countries being from Europe. Next week we are on to Asia! Feel free to ask your children how their travel log writing has been going, with the fourth travel log (focused on a European country) due on Google Classroom on Monday. In ELA, students have been working very hard on their upcoming presentations for student-led conferences. We are excited to see how they will end up! Next week, we will also be integrating Social Studies with ELA, as we begin our latest novel — Red Scarf Girl.

In our specials, we took a week off from Health (due to Mr. L being absent), continued glazing our pinch-pot creations (Art), spent more time on national anthems (Music), and took a quiz on affirmative commands (Spanish).

Important Dates to Know:

March 4: One Earth Film Festival @ PCCS (Nelson Gym)

March 7: Green Assembly (8:15 AM in Nelson Gym)

March 9: Early Release (1 PM); student-led conferences

  • Spring Scholastic Book Fair (1:30 PM — 7 PM)

March 10: Early Release (1 PM); student-led conferences

  • Spring Scholastic Book Fair (1:30 PM — 4 PM)

March 15: Early Release (1 PM)

March 22: F2T

March 27-31: No school (Spring Break)

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Turner and Mr. Hurwitz