What a wonderful first week in English! The students and I spent time getting to know each other, and the students wrote their first essay of the year, the About Me essay. I am so excited to read through them and learn things about each of them. Students also set up their English Interactive notebooks, which is where all of their classwork for English will be completed this year.
Lastly, our class started our new unit, which focuses on archaeology and how to think like a historian. This unit will be completed alongside students' Science class.
Students were also given their first in-class reading assignment. Please see the links below for the resources used for this!
- Here is the article we read about archaeologists and what they do
- Here are the annotation codes students added to their notebooks
- Lastly, here are the directions for this first close reading assignment in our English class.
Have a great weekend!
Welcome to sixth grade science! We had a fantastic first week getting to know one another and setting up our interactive science notebooks. In addition, students practiced making observations and inferences in preparation for gathering data as part of an inquiry into archaeology next week. Our first unit will review scientific skills and introduce the tools we will use throughout the year.
Did you know that Sage has a garden? Behind the K-1 building, students, parents and other community members have dedicated their time and energy to develop an interactive outdoor learning space for students. The garden includes a wetland, native plant and pollinator space and several raised beds for veggies. Students toured the garden on Thursday and were excited to find a cottontail, several baby California quail and a garter snake.
Junior Master Naturalist Club
This year I will be piloting a program in cooperation with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to create a Sage Junior Master Naturalist club. By completing twenty hours of education and 20 hours of community service related to nature, students can officially become certified as a Junior Master Naturalist. Club members will learn about the Boise River ecosystem from a variety of experts and have opportunities to work as conservation stewards. This club will meet after school on Wednesdays from 3:35 - 5:00. Meetings will start this Wednesday (August 24th). In addition, opportunities to volunteer and learn will occur periodically throughout the year on weekends. Please let me know if your child is interested in participating. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org