Writing: In writing, students began a unit on poetry this week. To start, they learned more about various elements such as onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors and idioms. Next, sixth graders applied these skills to cinquain poetry. To end the week, Mrs. Connery visited and worked with the class on performing a poem of their choice.
Reading: Sixth grade readers concluded their study of Patricia Polacco books this week. They thought critically about the similarities and differences in the books we have read. From there, students started to learn how to read and interpret poetry. Sixth graders predicted how aspects of a poem come from the title and used the setting to create mental images.
Social Studies: Sixth graders started this week with a review of the events surrounding the Revolutionary War to prepare for our trip to Boston. From there, they learned more about the physical features of Europe and the impact they have on the vegetation of the region.