Friday, September 18, 2015

Floating Fruit Lab

Today we practiced using the scientific method with the floating fruit lab.  Many students were surprised which fruits floated and which ones did not.  Ask your child why the apple, orange, grapefruit, banana, pear, and tomato floated and why the lime and seedless grape did not.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ECHOES Creative Writing Workshop

ECHOES Creative Writing Workshop

Today we had Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in our classroom to teach a mini lesson on creative writing.  Thanks PAC!!!

Marshmallow Activity

Marshmallow Activity

As a class we worked with new peers to try and build the tallest free standing structure that could hold one marshmallow on top only using 20 spaghetti pieces, 1 yard of tap, and 1 yard of yarn.
Here are some pictures of teams working and some finished towers. 

Our Winning Team 
14 1/2 inches tall

Monday, September 14, 2015

Our character trait: Integrity

Today we had a great discussion about our character trait - Integrity.

We read the book: The Bad Case of Stripes and watched a viedo.

Bully Video

We then read through different scenarios discussing what we'd do to show integrity in different life situations.

Group Activities

Sharing your "What math means to me" posters.

Brainstorming "what it takes to work in a successful group"

Here is what we all came up with grouped into 4 categories.

Critical Thinking

Cup Activity to start practicing the 4Cs

Learning about how a picture can teach us about history.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy Friday!

Good morning 6th graders!

Before announcements - please have your planners out at your table and work on page 6 and 7...

We will be giving you two purple pages to trim down and glue onto these pages!

These pages outline important procedures for 6th grade and your homework tonight is to read through them with your parents and get the parent signature.

Looking forward to a great day with you all!!

Your 6th grade teachers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

First Day of School

Welcome to 6th Grade..Hope you had a great first day...We did!!
Listening to Mr. Sardella's Welcome Speech

The Pledge of Allegiance 

Sharing our treasures

Mr. Sardella telling the 6th graders they are the "Big Cheese" or "Top Dogs"

Name Game

Double Room expectations 


BandAid Activity 

Human Knott (Boys Team)

Human Knott (Girls Team)