As we spring into "Spring" we welcome some snow that didn't stand in our way. As we trudge onward we tackled Geometry this week and definitely got to see some fun shapes in nature as the snow came down. Over the break students are being asked to do some practice with all of our math concepts and figurative language. Feel free to find examples of figurative language in your everyday life with your students and examples of geometry in the real world. Enjoy your time off from school, but never do want to take time off of learning opportunities. See you in April!
We had so much fun in the woods learning about adaptations in nature and discussing the adaptations we noticed in Hatchet.
As a middle school, we participated in the nationwide walkout to raise awareness about school safety and gun violence. The students walked out of class to pay tribute to the 17 people who died in Parkland, Florida because of a school shooting. Some of the older students read poetry, spoke about the individual people who were killed, and the choir sang "Where is the love?" by the Black Eyed Peas.This was a very special moment of solidarity among the students and staff. Thank you for being a part of this.
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Oh the places we went this week. This week the school had a chance to celebrate Read Across America week, which culminated in a buddy reading activity. The students were able to read with their 2nd grade buddies and share in the joys of reading together. We also read a few Dr. Seuss books throughout the week and discussed the many hidden themes in the wonderful books. From a discussion about the Lorax and our impact on the environment to the Sneetches and their need to be unique, everything had great meaning for the sixth grade class. What an honor to celebrate such a wonderful man and his many impactful works.
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