Writing: In writing, students worked to create final drafts of their nonfiction books. They used a checklist and applied editing and revising skills. In addition, sixth graders began to use Google Slides to create digital presentations that convey the information they learned.
Reading: This week, students continued to analyze texts and determine how parts fit into a whole. Specifically, they looked at a paragraph in an article that served as a bridge between the first and second sections of the text. Sixth graders thought critically about the purpose of this paragraph and discussed how the article would be different if it were not there.
Science/Social Studies: Sixth grade scientists were fortunate to have another visit from Miss Carrie this week. She taught the class about the various species that live in Connecticut. Students were so excited when Miss Carrie introduced her special guest-a real live owl that lives at White Memorial. In addition, sixth graders learned more about the Caribbean/Central America and practiced their lines from The Gettysburg Address. To end the week, we had our last Skype session with Miss Rachel from Ford’s Theatre. She helped students practice their lines and gestures so we are ready to videotape on March 29.