Mathea and Scott

Hi Families,

We had a great week in 5th/6th grade. We were glad to have the ice melt but it definitely left the playground in a muddy state. Please remember to send kids in with appropriate clothing (and maybe even a change of clothes!) as we are headed into another week of fluctuating temps. 

This coming Wednesday night is our Open House/Student Showcase. We love this night because it allows both prospective new parents and current families to see all of the amazing work that Charter kids are up to. We hope you'll come by on Wednesday night to see some of what Charter kids in all grades are doing and meet some possible new families. This is also a great night for the parents of current 6th graders to visit the middle school and see what your kids will be doing for the next two years. Starts at 5:30.

Today at Morning Meeting, we sang "We Shall Overcome" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We hope that you and your family enjoy the long weekend in celebration of his life and work.

From Mathea:
In ELA fifth graders began to work on their dioramas (thanks to those who sent in shoe boxes, we can still use more!) based on their favorite scene in Island of the Blue Dolphins. Sixth graders began their character collages from A Wrinkle in Time (Thanks to those who sent in magazines, we can still use more!). Hopefully both will be ready for viewing at Student Showcase on Wednesday night!

From Scott:
In Fifth grade math, students began looking at coordinate grids and their application. Sixth graders finished their work with finding circumference and area of circles and began investigating different types of triangles and how to find their area.

From Casey:
In social studies the 5th graders started their presentations and the 6th grade continued to work on finishing their triangular trade projects. In Science the 5th graders sent letters to the editor of the Gazette about what we have learned about composting and began to research oyster ecology and learn a little about oyster farming in preparation for our upcoming work with The Trustees. Today the 6th graders also learned about Martin Luther Kind Jr and listened to the “I have a dream speech.” Enjoy your well earned long weekend!

5/6 Team


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Mathea -