The link below is to the student’s 30-second public service announcement for the City of Bend’s Clean Water Works contest. The students did a great job and maybe one of the teams will win.
Next week we will be starting our unit on the human body systems. If anyone has a speciality and would like to do a presentation that would be great, just let me know. The students love having guest presenters in class.
Did you know that in addition to academic knowledge students learn Approaches to Learnings (ATLs) at Seven Peaks School? Through participating in literature circles, students have done a wonderful job of developing of communication, collaboration, and organization skills. Students have also just completed an illustrated plot diagram of their literature circle novel. Making literature visual can help us understand the writing techniques an author used to make the book come alive.
This week we began a unit on ancient Greece with the statement of inquiry: “The development of government and culture of an ancient civilization continues to affect the modern world.” Our study will focus on the geography, culture, and political systems of Greece. In addition to the Olympics and democracy, the ancient Greek civilization has left us an indelible legacy of art, literature, math, and science.
We are focused on finding percentages. It would be great to ask your student how to find percentages when out shopping to reinforce this concept. Example: 30% of $20 (Find 10% then multiply by 3)
6th graders are doing amazing work in class preparing for their upcoming Spring Show on Thursday, May 25th at 2:00pm. Please make plans to join us and see our xylophone piece (Captain Obvious), Pachelbel’s Canon in D on Boomwhackers, a sampling of our Scoring for Animation unit and a fun Rhythm stick routine! Your students are amazingly creative and many of them have willingly taken on leadership roles and it’s been a treasure to watch them grow and mature. Thank you for sharing them with us in music. Please also check your Canvas email for an important MS update.