Can you demonstrate comprehension of Chapters 1-11 of Farewell to Manzanar?
Can you gather research to integrate into your historical narrative?
Can you explain the qualities of a successful narrative?
This week in English, students continued reading Farewell to Manzanar. Students completed Reading Assignment #3, and they continued working on their narrative formative assessments. (This includes the Narrative Planner and their historical research notes. These formative assignments need to be finished by Thursday, 4/30.) Here is the assignment sheet for the narrative summative.
Our comprehension summative over Part 1 of Farewell to Manzanar will now be on Wednesday, April 29th. To be prepared for this, students need to have read Part 1 of the book and completed Reading Assignments 1-3.
Students, if you are looking to get ahead, here are the directions for Reading Assignment #4. We will begin working on this next week in class.
Ancient Civilizations with Mrs. Shebley
This week in Ancient Civilizations, students continued working on and finalizing their projects. Students finalized their research and filled out this research sheet. As the culminating activity, students presented their research projects in small groups. Here is the group sheet each student was responsible for filling out. The projects and research blew me away, and I learned so many new things from the students' research! :) It was a great end to our Exploratory class together.
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
This week marked the end of the six week science class. Students learned about the relationship between plate boundaries and landforms on Earth such as volcanoes and trenches. The eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile provided an excellent springboard into a discussion about types of volcanoes and predicting eruptions. In addition, students completed their final summative assessments. I truly enjoyed exploring the world with this group of students. Keep inquiring!
One of my favorite plate tectonics sites https://ees.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/elearning/module04swf.swf
This week, we focused our workouts on preparing for the Earth Day Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. We had 99 students sign up! 10 teams and 5 games at a time was amazing and the students did so well.
Urban PE with Mrs. Stelzner
This is the last week of Urban PE for the 6th grade rotation. I was so impressed with this group's communication, social skills, and self-management while we were off campus daily. They were rewarded for their hard work with a class period at the river, celebrating their last day!
This was the final week for this group of Art Explorers, although 6th graders will continue to have Art each Monday and Wednesday morning until the end of the year. They did a great job learning about Leonardo da Vinci, and then creating their own artworks which will be sent home next week.
Four students from this class (of the total six winners across the State) were recognized at the Idaho State Capital Building this morning for their outstanding photographs taken of trees for the Arbor Day 2015 Photo Contest with the theme of "Look to the Forest". Honorable Mention Award Winners for the 5th-6th Grade category were Adam Levielle, Pearl Udall, and Kyra Dimitrov. First Place winner was Helen Kilgo.
Each student in Exploratory Art submitted a photo and artist's statement for the contest (see below). I honestly have no idea how the judges were able to choose just six winners from each category!! As you can see, all of these photos are amazing, and I am proud of each and every student!! Kids can begin taking photographs NOW for next year's Arbor Day Photo Contest put on by The Idaho Forest Products Commission. Let's "Look to the Forest" and get clicking!
6th Grade Sage Art Students are invited to visit BAM (Boise Art Museum) on a field trip next week. 2nd Period students will go Tuesday, April 28, from 10am-1:30 (staying through lunch & recess). 3rd Period students will go Wednesday, April 29, from 11:05-1:45. 1st Period students will go on Thursday, April 30, from 11:05-1:45. We will leave school on our bicycles and ride down the greenbelt to the museum for our tour and studio activity, and we will return before or just a bit after the beginning of 4th period. Please remind your students to bring their bicycles, a bike lock, helmet, water bottle (very important!), lunch, etc.. If you have an issue with any of the equipment or logistics, please DO contact Ms. Newstadt, as we have extras! The tour will last an hour, with a follow up 30 minute hands-on studio activity. I still need a few parent volunteers to accompany each group (the entrance fee is covered by BAM).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or if you have any questions about the trip. If you are meeting us at the museum (although it would be a HUGE help if you would bike with us), we are using the back entrance in Julia Davis park. Thanks!
LIST: bike, helmet, lock, curiosity, lunch, bottled water, backpack, smile