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It's Cold! So Let's Read!

February 27, 2018

Let’s Read!     Since January, the students have been learning how to work in literature circle groups.   What are Literature Circle Groups (LC Groups)?    . . . read more

So Much to Do; So Little Time

December 5, 2017

Busy, busy, busy! We’ve done so much, and we still have a lot to do!      WWI UNIT For the last six weeks, sixth graders have been researching and studying WWI. They’ve . . . read more

Welcome Back!

August 27, 2017

WELCOME BACK!!!! Hello, My name is Ms. Lawrence, and I am  the sixth grade ELA teacher this year.  It’s hard to believe summer is over and that the new school year has started.  I’m really . . . read more

6th Grade Spring Review Strategies

May 1, 2018

We have incorporated some hands-on activities into our daily routine to challenge us as we reviewed for the state assessment in math. The  Time to Tile  activity sets push the students to think beyond procedures . . . read more

Eureka Watershed Study

April 2, 2018

This spring, the sixth graders completed a science unit over the importance of watersheds in our hydrological cycle.  Students measured slope angles in the outdoor classroom to determine the percent of slope and its relationship to the . . . read more

Sixth Grade Challenge: "The Biggest Snowman Ever"

By reading the picture book, The Biggest Snowman Ever , by Steven Kroll, sixth-graders discovered that Clayton and Desmond, two mice who were initially rivals in the book, learned that by working together as a team, they could construct . . . read more

Science Models and Simulations

January 1, 2018

Sixth graders are using models and simulations, of molecules, to describe the process of photosynthesis.  First, students completed a simulation provided by Colorado University in which they created carbon dioxide, water, and . . . read more

Full STEAM Ahead with Munch Monsters

    We have had monsters in the sixth-grade math classroom for several days. Students created their own individual Munch Monsters, and then we gathered data to determine how successful each student was when feeding . . . read more

Students Study Real World Examples in Science

  Sixth graders started their Earth Science unit this year with many “real world” examples.  As they were studying how the Earth’s surface is continually shaped and reshaped by moving water and tectonic . . . read more

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