Tuesday, August 27, 2013

On Our Way!

8 days into 6th grade and we are all in full speed! The writers in ELA 6 have already learned about Story Elements (setting, plot, complication, protagonist and antagonist), the Elements of Plot, and are now diving into the types of Conflicts that make a story interesting.

We love to work with partners and I am impressed at how well the teams worked together and completed their tasks in a timely manner. Different teams presented their stories to the class with applause after each reading. The stories ranged from girls on the wrong train, the never ending drama of Banana Man, a mermaid girl with a secret and a crush, Noodle Man on Tokyo Towers, and a few Unicorns and Rainbows! 

It is never  a dull moment in our English Language Arts class --
and I would not want it any other way!

Reminder that Thursday is Parent Back to School Evening starting at 17:00 in the Cafeteria. I look forward to seeing everyone and having a chance to say hello.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

First Day of Sixth Grade!

We had a great day today in Room 208 - English Language Arts 6! It was terrific to meet all the new sixth grade scholars...... although it might take a few days to get all the names straight. If you walk down the hall this week you will see 4 energetic teachers spouting off names of students as they walk down the hall ..... Tony, Mateo, Taylor ---no Tyler, Parker, Jessie, Rhianna, Martina, Fernando, Alejandro.... all in an attempt to put a name to a face.

Sixth grade at SHAPE American Elementary School is nothing short of awesome! They are the oldest kids in the school so they rule ....but next year they will not be the youngest students at the Middle School so they get to skip that "interesting" year of adolescence! In case you did not know, Sixth grade will be moving to the brand new Middle School next year. We will be our own school with sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Our own Principal, mascot, curriculum, etc.

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 I am looking forward to a fabulous year with our Sixth Graders!