Writing: In writing, students began the week by thinking critically about objects in order to compare and contrast their features. Sixth graders worked hard to build their writing stamina by writing as much as possible about their topics in a short amount of time. From there the class examined the themes of two books they have read in the past year. They worked to carefully select details that could be used to compare and contrast the two texts. Students thought about the various strategies for writing a piece of this nature.
Reading: Sixth graders began their week by thinking back to the solar eclipse of August, 2017 with an article on Achieve3000. They learned new scientific vocabulary that may be found in the text. Next, the class read a new Patricia Polacco book called Mrs. Katz and Tush. Students thought critically about how she develops her characters and shows how they change throughout the text. We also compared and contrasted these ideas with other books we have read.
Science/Social Studies: Sixth graders participated in two wonderful science programs this week. On Monday, the PTO sponsored “Hagermania” where students learned about the science and math behind common items. Their week ended with a trip to White Memorial. Sixth graders were so lucky to learn about various types of environmental sciences. In between, students continued their study of heat transfer and explored more types of statistical questions.