Sixth Grade Gazette 5/5/17

Dear parents,

 

We can’t believe it’s May already! With four weeks left in school, we are still going at full-speed in our classes. In Social Studies, our economics unit continued. Today, students created and presented flow charts on the intricate processes of producing and trading bananas, coffee, and flowers. Students also began their closure to Red Scarf Girl, which has them in the process of completing three creative mini-projects related to the book.

 

Perhaps the two most interesting things to happen this week came on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, some members of our class gave a presentation on different types of gardens at a whole-school assembly. The rest of our class created videos on the same topic that will be sent out to all classes soon. They did a great job! Mr. Deigan came into our class on Wednesday to listen to our classroom garden proposal, which is a slideshow presentation that has been worked on for the past month. The class has been planning to build up the class garden and has put a lot of thought into it. Feel free to ask your child about either of these two events from the week!

 

In our specials, we continued playing pickleball (PE), got an interesting lesson on advertising from Mr. L (Health), and continued our study of Puerto Rican vocabulary (Spanish). We acknowledged Cinco de Mayo in Friday’s Spanish class by playing a Cinco de Mayo history trivia game with Señor Hurwitz!

 

Important Dates to Know:

May 10: Camping Trip payment due

May 10: Final Farm 2 Table of school year!

May 16: NWEA ELA testing

May 17: NWEA Math testing

May 23-25: Camping Trip

May 29: No school (Memorial Day)

May 30: Canoe Trip
Enjoy your weekend!

Ms. Turner and Mr. Hurwitz