We have had many visitors come to our classroom this week! 1. Mrs. Hurlburt from Dakin Animal Shelter came by to pick up the collection of donations, give us more information about the organization, and to answer all of our questions. It was wonderful to have her visit! 2. Many of these … More Fun Week in Sixth Grade!
Hi All, The BES Book Fair opens on Saturday, November 12 at 9:00 am and closes next Thursday, November 17th at 3:30 pm. Saturday 11/12 9-3:00 pm Monday- Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday 11/17- 8:30-3:30 Sixth graders will have the opportunity to go to the book fair on TUESDAY from 9:00-9:45am. This is the ONLY time during the school … More Book Fair Visits on Tuesday
Starting next week, students will have the opportunity to volunteer the end of their lunch time to do the 7 Minute Workout with me. The modified workout is attached (#5 has been altered from the stand on a chair exercise to running in place). Students were given a copy of the workout today so that … More 7 Minute Workout
This week we have been working on changing “fixed” thoughts into thoughts that encourage”growth.” We also talked about how fixed thoughts and worry can interfere with our ability to have a growth mindset. Not sure what the difference between a fixed and growth mindset is? Ask a sixth grader!
As you may know, we will be reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as our fantasy mentor text/read-a-loud for the next few weeks. It happens to work out perfectly that the Umass Fine Arts Center has a performance of this story on December 13, 2016. What is even more of a coincidence is … More UMASS Field Trip: Narnia!
Geography Test on Thursday! Students have notes to study for their test on Thursday. Test includes the 5 Themes of Geography, physical and human characteristics, and map skills. NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY! Box Tops are due this week! We are starting our FANTASY unit next week- all students should come to class on Monday prepared with a fantasy book … More A few updates…
Help sixth grade win the classroom Box Top Challenge! We won last year- let’s try to win again! Box Tops are found of many products we use everyday and cutting them out is an easy way to earn money for our school! I have my collection ready to turn in this week 🙂 Be sure … More Box Tops due next Friday!
We have been working really hard to learn more about the skeletal system. Students have taken notes and have all of the papers they need to study in their science folders. I have attached the skeleton with labels for the students to practice labeling before Monday.
Though I think the reading logs served their purpose to hold students accountable for their reading, I think it is time for a change. My hope is that students are not worried about how many minutes they’re reading, but about ENJOYING the time that they spend reading. With that said, students are writing that they … More You heard it… NO MORE READING LOGS!
Hi All, There will be a Back to School Supply Drive tonight from 6-7:00 outside of school near the playground. I know this was posted on the Friends of BES Facebook page, but here is another copy of the Grade 5/6 Supply List. Thank you in advance for your contributions!