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Grade 6B

5th and 6th Grade Social Studies was filled with exciting things this year!

In 6th grade we wrapped up learning about Ancient Greece and Ancient India and China at the end of the year. The students got very creative with their Hindu God’s projects. We saw dioramas, posters, power points and even costumes with artistic expression. I thought the students couldn’t get more creative after their King Tut painting during our exploration of Ancient Egypt but they did!

In 5th Grade Social Studies, we started our adventure learning about Latin America. We created delicious Columbian Exchange menus. Most recently, students worked collectively in groups researching a Latin American country of their choice and presented their findings in many unique ways to the class. We even received some dance lessons from our expert students!

Needless to say, we ended the year on a creative and fun note. I look forward to seeing everything that is in store for next year! See you in September!

Wishing all of the students and families a wonderful, blessed, and safe summer!

May we make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of the summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body. 
May we constantly strive to make a meaningful difference
in the lives of our loved ones and in the world around us
as we enjoy the warm days of summertime.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

6th & 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Choose one book from the following list and complete one of the three assignments below:

Realistic Fiction

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Historical Fiction

A Long Walk To Water by Linda Sue Park

Fiction

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Adventure/Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Mystery/Suspense

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Non-Fiction

Kids At Work by Russell Freedman

Graphic Novel

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke

Memoir

A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Bourke and John Rendall

Summer Reading Activity Choices: (Pick ONE of the three activities)

ACTIVITY 1: Plot: Sequence of Action

  • Create a timeline of events that take place in the novel
  • Target five important events
  • List and define five new or interesting words you learned

ACTIVITY 2: Setting

  • Identify the setting of the novel
  • Draw of find pictures to describe both the time and place represented in the novel. Use five adjectives to describe the setting
  • If the setting is an actual place, include a map to show its relationship to other places in the world/country
  • List and define five new or interesting words you learned

ACTIVITY 3: Characterization

  • Draw an outline of one main character in the novel
  • Inside the outline, write/place symbols/pictures to describe the internal elements of his/her character. Think about character traits such as honesty or bravery
  • Outside the outline, write/place symbols/pictures to describe the external elements of his/her character. Think about physical characteristics like the way the character looks or dresses. Include five different characteristics or traits
  • List and define five new or interesting words you learned

 

 

June 2018

6th grade had a great time at the NY Hall of Science field trip.

Field trip 2

Field trip 4

 

Field trip 5Field trip 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field trip 6

Spring 2018

Reminders:

*Class trip on Thursday 4/26/2018 (Slips and money due Thursday 4/19)*

*ELA State Tests (Grades 4, 6 and 8): April 11th-12th

*Math State Tests  (Grades 4, 6 and 8): May 1st & 2nd

*Spring Musical Friday, May 4th and Saturday May 5th (Doors open at 6:30pm and show starts @ 7pm)

6th Grade Social Studies: We are starting a new unit: Ancient China and Ancient India. Look out for new content and projects that are being started.

5th Grade Social Studies: We started a new unit the end of March, Latin America. Look out for new content and projects that are being started.

6th Grade Religion: Family Life Books. This work involves the entire family, each student and parent should have a copy. Please let your teacher know if you have any questions.

6B carnival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 2017

Christmas Show Attire: 

Boys: Green top; any (plain, long sleeve) & black pants, black shoes (rubber sole)

Girls: Red top; any (plain, long sleeve) & black pants / leggings/ skirt (black stockings), black shoes (any, rubber sole)

Characters: props will be given to students who are characters.

Elf: green top and pants. Black shoes.Must bring black pants to change into (for 2nd song)

Reindeer: brown top and pants. Black shoes. Must bring black pants to change into (for 2nd song)

 

 

November 2017

In grade 6B, we have learned or are currently learning about the following:

- Religion: Theme: Psalms, God’s Revelation, God’s Creation, God’s attributes. The students recently completed Chapter 2 and completed the chapter test on Friday 11/3.  Students have completed a number of beautiful projects including, Psalm 23 writing prompt, Psalm 23 comic strip/meme, God’s Creation bookmarks, and an All Saints Day activity which students chose a Patron Saint to research to write about it and create an illustration.

We will be beginning Chapter 3: “People Turn from God” next week.

- Social Studies: We finished Chapter 1 – Early People: The Paleolithic Stone Age which included learning about the Neanderthals, Homo Sapiens and early people’s forms of technology. Students recently took the Chapter 1 Test and were assigned an essay on the Essential Question “What are the consequences of technology?” which was due on Monday 11/6.

We recently started on Chapter 2  – Beginning of Civilization. This chapter includes learning about the Neolithic Agricultural Revolution. In the next few weeks, we will be working through the rest of Chapter 2 which will include homework assignments, a quiz, a project, and a Chapter test. In addition, we will be touching on the history of Thanksgiving.

Students will also be introduced to their Current Events assignments next week which will be assigned every 2 weeks.

- Vocabulary/Spelling: Students are assigned weekly spelling/vocabulary packets on a particular topic on a bi-weekly basis. The packets are distributed at the beginning of the assigned week and include both spelling and vocabulary portions of work. The first week consists of the the spelling portion of the packet which is due that Friday followed by a Spelling test. The following week consists of the the vocabulary portion of the packet which is due that Friday followed by a Vocabulary test.

More to come on the other subjects and the Christmas costumes requirements for the Christmas Show.

A few reminders:

11/8: Field Trip

11/9 & 11/10: No School

11/17: 12pm Dismissal

11/27, 11/29, 12/1: Christmas Show Ticket sales (see calendar for times)

12/1: 12pm Dismissal. Report Card Meetings (report card conference forms due Wednesday 11/8)

12/12: Christmas Show Rehearsal

12/15: Christmas Show 7pm

Hope all the 6th graders are enjoying the 2017-2018 year so far and I look forward to positive results at the end of the first trimester. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy thanksgiving!

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September 2017

Hello, my name is Mrs. Farrell and I am one of the sixth grade teachers. I am looking forward to welcoming all of my students into the classroom and getting to know each of them.

This new school year for sixth graders will be an amazing new journey for them and I look forward to being apart of it. I am confident that my students and I will create a safe, fun, and encouraging environment where they can be themselves and enjoy learning!

I look forward to creating inspiring work together and sharing it with all of the student’s families as this school year goes on!

Here are a few important dates for this month:

September 18th @ 7pm: Parent/Teacher Night in the Gym
September 21st: Pizza day
September 22nd: Class Photo
September 29th: 12pm Dismissal – Faculty Meeting

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