Happy Valentine's Day & Have a Wonderful Mid-Winter Break! See you again on Monday, February 22!
This week in English, students finalized their "What is 'Right?'" essays. Here is the assignment sheet for this essay.
Below are a few highlights from this week's learning:
- Students learned how to create an introduction and conclusion paragraph for their essays. (Here is the powerpoint that covers these examples.) For this, they had to select a "hook" to captivate readers' attention. After completing their rough drafts, students went through their Checklist for Success criteria one last time to ensure all of the required components were present. If students finished these things early in class, they had class time to meet with classmates to receive peer revision advice on their writing using their lists of Success Criteria.
- Students also looked at a variety of anonymous students' detailed paragraphs in class. This was meant to help students recognize ways they can grow in their own writing by carefully examining the writing of others. They recorded their feedback in class using this handout, and then students were given an opportunity to self-assess on their own writing abilities and behaviors, as well.
- Lastly, our class watched the documentary On the Way to School. While watching, students completed a See-Think-Wonder activity to record interesting things they saw and heard, connections they could make, as well as questions and ideas they wondered about as they watched the film.
- After break, students will be typing their final drafts in class.
Science with Mrs. Gnojewski
This week sixth graders explored the features of sedimentary rocks. Students learned about clues in sediment (rounding, sorting and size) that provide evidence of past environments. Students completed a short sand lab, as well as, a sedimentary rock lab. On Thursday, students took a summative assessment over relative age techniques and sedimentary rocks. Have a fantastic February break!
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Visual Art with Ms. Newstadt
This week 6th grade artists continued their study of color theory and gesture drawing. We are combining mixed media to create art work inspired by the work of Miriam Schapiro!