We have been busy, busy, busy in 6th grade since the Fall. So busy, I haven’t had time to keep up with the posts! In this post, I will take you through the highlights of the past few months.
October: Book Contract Talk Show
Our October Book Contract was Prudence Pringle’s Talk Show. On Halloween, students came to school dressed as a character from their books and participated in a talk show hosted by Prudence Pringle herself (our wonderful librarian, Susan Wells!!).
Prudence Pringle herself!
Quite the cast of characters!
November: Leverett 4H Trails Poetry and Lexington Field Trip
Early in November, before it got too cold, the 5th and 6th grades travelled to the Leverett 4H trails to explore and get inspiration for writing poetry. This is the second time the 6th graders have gone to the trails, as they went last spring as 5th graders. Students spent time exploring the wooded trails, the large field, the beaver dam, the llamas and sheep. They found an old hidden boat and walked through the blueberry patch, over the covered bridge, and through the Christmas tree lot. When they returned to school, they wrote poetry and were visited by a local poet who helped them improve their writing. The poetry is now displayed in poetry boxes on the 4H trails.
Later in the month, we travelled to Lexington, MA to learn about the important battle that took place there at the very beginning of the American Revolution. Students examined primary sources that recounted the day of the battle to try to determine who fired the first shot. Then they toured a tavern.
December: Crepe Day Party
Students building their crepes.
After successfully making it through 30 school days using only school appropriate language, we celebrated with a Crepe Party! Thanks to everyone who brought in toppings and especially to Mr. Stewart’s son Robin, and Henry’s mom, Phyllis, who made the crepes!!
January: Non-Fiction Picture Book Projects
This was such an important project, I feel it deserves its own post! Stay tuned for a long post on the Non-Fiction Picture Book Publishing Project!
February: Valentine’s Day Fruit Salad
Preparing the fruit
Our Valentine’s Day fruit salad was a huge hit! Everyone brought in some fruit to share, and then the students washed, cut, and prepared it. The fruit then went on a long buffet and everyone could build their own fruit salad. It was a fun and healthy way to spend time celebrating Valentine’s Day!
The Fruit Bar