Today was another great day for our 6P remote learners. While we may have started the day off wet and overcast, by the time the day was finished it was sunny and blue skies as far as I could see. Tomorrow afternoon the kids will be constructing their spaghetti bridges during our Science block - so be prepared to hear a lot of laughing and cracking sounds.
Homework for Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Homework for Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Homework for Monday, March 9th, 2020
What a day! I'm not sure that we could have crammed any more into today than what we had. The kids were AMAZING and rolled with the changes to our schedule like pros! Today we watched a presentation by the Mt. Washington Observatory, but split ourselves into three groups to do so. So, while juggling the schedule for that the kids worked extremely hard on finishing up their Injustice projects and getting them ready to turn in, as well as continued working on their DARE essay, and their Features of a City projects (both of which are due next Friday). We ended our day with a visit from our very own school psychologist who brought in a great book called Her Fearless Run which was about the first woman to ever run the Boston Marathon. They really enjoyed this piece of local history and the message it contained! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to the nice weather coming our way Sunday and Monday.
Homework for Friday, March 6th, 2020
Each year the kids and I work on a piece of writing that's nothing like what they've done before. This year, I'm excited to take this assignment one step further and actually have our work published by Scholastic! At the beginning of the year I outlined the concept and general story behind our story; the tale of Malcolm Beaverstock. A lanky eleven-year-old making his way across the country to find his family. Each of the kids has been tasked with writing a chapter of this story. Their chapters will each take place in specific cities and states along his journey. Many of the kids have finished their first drafts and are moving into their next drafts, but others are still working through ideas. If you would like to see what your child has written, it's all on their Google Drive! Please feel free to give them some ideas, perhaps a novel way for Malcolm to experience a particular part of our country. Once all of the chapters have been finished, I will be sending off our book to Scholastic where it will be turned into a bound book for us. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the story, I will be sending home in formation next week with how you can order your own copy! There's no obligation to order the book, but I know that everyone is going to be very proud when they see their finished story on our bookshelf to be enjoyed for many years to come!
Homework for Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Homework for Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Homework for Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Homework for Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Homework for Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
6th grade educator, history aficionado, tech & pop-culture nerd, proud husband and father!