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!
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer so far and are relishing in these last few weeks before we’re back together again! The summer reading assignment can be found on my Grade 6 Classroom website (via the BES website) under “Documents.” Sixth grade students are required to do the following assignments this summer: Read … More Summer Assignments 🙂
Today we had a visit from Chief Palmeri of the Bernardston Police Department. He thanked the class for their help filling bags for the police department. As a thank you gift everyone was treated to a free kid’s cone coupon valid at the Townline Creamee.
There are forms that have been and will be coming home regarding end of the year events. The most current notes are regarding the family picnic on Monday June 13th and Pioneer Communication. Please return these as soon as possible. A copy of the BBQ form follows below. Dear Parents/Guardians, This year’s BBQ will be … More Be on the lookout for notes in backpacks!