Sixth Grade Weekly News
December 11, 2015
Week in Review
Writing - We continued to practice for our Argumentative Writing test.
Reading - We worked on Character Change.
Social Studies - Students got their Ancient Civilization that they will be studying until the end of the year. We did a bit of exploring this week.
Science - We are wrapping up our Extreme Weather unit. Presentations will be done before the third quarter.
A Peek Into Next Week
Writing - Argumentative Writing Post Test
Reading - Fiction Unit Post Test
More Questions from Conferences
What is Genius Hour and how does it fit into the curriculum?
Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn for one hour a week during school (http://www.geniushour.com/what-is-genius-hour/).
When students choose a project to learn about, they spend several weeks researching, exploring, and sharing with not only their classmates, but with the rest of the world. Teachers are monitoring and facilitating throughout the whole process.
This approach to learning is built around student curiosity and self-directed learning. The students are in control. They choose what to study and how to study it. Genius Hour promotes inquiry, research, creativity, and self-directed learning, all things students will need as they make their way into and through the “real world”.
1:30 - 2:30 Rehearsal Program
7:30 - Evening Program at Jefferson (Please be there by 7:15)
Friday - Holiday Movie (afternoon)