Welcome to 6th grade!
In the Sixth Grade, our theme for the year is “Class of 2027”, which means we are constantly discussing how our work in middle school and high school can prepare us for higher education. Throughout the year, we have been making real world connections with our curriculum, so that students understand how they can use the skills they are developing outside the classroom. The students are setting their goals high as they study and prepare for their bright futures. We participate in frequent goal setting, personal inspection, constant class discussions and collaboration, and other higher-level thinking activities
Starting middle school often means that the students encounter new life choices and changes. We emphasize personal responsibility at every opportunity, and we focus on power words such as POSITIVITY, PREPARED, POLITE, PRAISE, and PARTICIPATE.
We are currently reading the book Wonder by RJ Palacio, which the students are truly enjoying! The book is about a boy, August Pullman, who has a serious facial deformity. He faces the opinions and hurtful actions of other students as he navigates his first year of middle school. The book is a “kindness meditation” in which the students hear from multiple perspectives on the importance of being kind to others. This book has evolved into a classroom play, a kindness competition, and weekly literature discussion circles.