Welcome to Sixth Grade
What a fun first day of school! The sixth grade enjoyed the solar eclipse with the whole campus, then cooled off with some popsicle treats. The new sixth graders have stepped right in and are doing a great job with their new responsibilities. They are very serious about caring for our flags and putting them up and taking them down daily. They have worked very hard to learn how to properly set up and lead Big Chapel on Tuesdays. We are the leaders of the school and make major efforts to set a good example and be kind to the younger kids. A lot is expected of sixth graders at St. James!
Viewing the eclipse was a great way to begin our first unit in science, which is solar energy. We traced our own shadows at different times of the day, as well as graphed data from a shadow tracking device we built. This is an active and visual way to study how the earth moves around the sun. The next element in our unit is solar heat.
We're off to a great start, it's going to be an awesome year!