LANGUAGE ARTS AND HISTORY:
The 2018-19 school year has flown by, and I can hardly fathom that this class, whom I taught 5th grade, is now completing the 6th grade. We have enjoyed a fantastic year full of diverse learning experiences, from Egyptian Fair to Mo Ranch five-paragraph essays, from class novels and poetry to the Ancient Greek Olympics. How much these sixteen students have grown in their writing, reading and analyzing skills! They have also learned over 350 Latin vocabulary words in the last three years and have strengthened their translation abilities immensely. We rounded out our Latin studies with the annual Roman Feast and Carnival, which involved multi-faceted project-based learning. Students selected a deity or monster, researched him or her (or shall I say “it”), and then chose a mini-project to apply their research. Students produced colorful comic book style drawings, fancy dinner party invitations, and versatile diary entries and group newsletters showcasing their deities’ personalities. Next, split into correlating teams with fifth and seventh graders, students designed a carnival activity that complemented their deities’ skills and behaviors. With the assistance of the 4th graders, the deities hosted the Carnival for all of the younger students. What a fun way to end our year in Latin!
MATH AND SCIENCE:
We have enjoyed many memorable learning experiences together in 6th grade Math and Science. Here are some of the students’ favorites…
Some of my favorite memories were working on the roller coaster and the Augmented Reality Sandbox.
My favorite memory in math is when I got tape for my birthday. My favorite memory in science is when we made the marble run.
In science I loved doing the projects and of course Science Olympiad. In math I liked how it was like a conversation; it helped me understand more.
I liked everything that went on this year; this was one of my favorite classes.
I liked when we went on strike; it was fun. I also liked when we got hot cocoa in science and got to build our own roller coasters.
It is hard to choose just a couple of fun or happy memories because every moment has been amazing.
I have so many memories, and I hope we will have as much fun next year as we did this year!
I really enjoyed when we all made roller coasters, and I liked learning new things everyday. Also I think something really fun we did was watch the movie in the planetarium.
I liked it when we went to Science Olympiad, and I liked Khan Academy.
My favorite thing that we did in science was making roller coasters. It was fun, and I loved making them. My favorite thing we did in math was learning new skills while having fun. I had a great year with math and science.
I love Science Olympiad, and it was fun. I remember our first time doing Kahoot and we were crazy!
I have had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
One of my favorite things from science was when we watched a movie in the planetarium, and one of my favorite things in math was when we had hot cocoa and cookies!