6th Grade Happenings
Congratulations to the following 6th graders who participated at the VAMS Spelling Bee! 1st row: Alexis Sevarino, Hope Beckett, Samantha Moore, 2nd row: Gavin Montgomery, Maddox Michener, Tanner Santee
Social Studies - Mrs. Edmondson
Students are learning about the ways people have adapted to living in the varied environments of a desert region. They will investigate three environments of the Saharan region—the desert, the oases, and the Sahel.
The "shooting war" turned out to be the horror of combat and the wild luck of survival and how it feels to cross a field toward the enemy, waiting for fire. When he entered the service he was a boy. When he came back he was different; he was only 19, but he was a man with a "soldier's heart".
In VAULT, students are reading Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan. This is a story about Willow Chance, a 12 year old girl who has been identified at an early age as "gifted". Willow lives in Bakersfield, California and comes home from school one day to the news that her parents have been killed in a traffic accident. What follows is Willow's search to find a place where she belongs.
In equal parts an exploration of the pain of loss and of the triumph of moving forward, the novel looks at how one person can change the lives of many, often without even trying.
Our next book battle will be the week after spring break, so make sure your child is reading their book battle book:).
Just a friendly reminder, homework is given on Monday and due on Friday.
Language Arts - Mrs. Atchison
This is a fun and challenging assignment. We've just started, so we're we'll be conducting our research and recording facts on note cards for several days. A vocabulary list, an illustration, and a bibliography are all required, so it'll take awhile. We'll still be working on it when you hear from me again!
The kids i think really enjoyed the hands on experience and learned a tremendous amount about the rock cycle.
Next lesson and rest of 9 weeks will be centered around Space and our Solar System.