Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In sixth grade we are fundraising for camp Keewaydin by selling Little Caesars products like cookies, pies and multiple different kinds of pizza kits. We have sold over 20 pizza kits and hope to sell more before March 7. Our next fundraiser will be the Chili Cook-Off on March 10 at 12-2pm. There will be a silent auction for a hedge trimmer, an artisan cake and a hand-painted chair. If you want to enter the Chili Cook-Off  ($20 to enter) or for more information contact Kathyrn.st.george@wnesu.com . It will be held at the Grafton Elementary school gym . We  are approaching our goal of 4,000 dollars

Friday, December 1, 2017

Longitude and Latitude

This week we have been working on longitude and latitude. We used Google Earth to find NFL stadiums with coordinates. We've learned about the hemispheres. We also learned how to find places with coordinates and how to write coordinates.  We even learned how to read coordinates. We also learned about how longitude and latitude is split up into hours, minutes and seconds. The four hemispheres are Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

On Monday our class made eco-bottles.  It was three bottles taped together.  One bottle {bottle A}  has dirt and leaves like what we have in the forest. There are crickets and worms as animals.  Then we have bottle B, it has nothing in it.  Bottle C, it has rocks and water with some water plants. We have two fish and one snail in there as well. It represents symbiosis, a relationship where at lest one organism is benefiting. They provide nutrients for one another and the plants provide oxygen.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The sixth grade went apple picking at Hidden Farms (Grape's orchard) for our apple pie bake sale on Oct. 8th at the Grafton post office from 10-2 pm. We picked honey crisps which are a favorite for most of the class. We ate a lot of apples!  We picked over 20 bags of apples! We want to thank the Grape family for allowing us to pick at their orchard.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Purpose

We created a vision for our class on our first day. We did this so that we will have confidence in ourselves and have trust in each other. We believe this will make our classroom a better place and enable us to focus and learn.

Our vision: To learn we need to challenge ourselves to do our best at trusting and respecting each other.

Our mission: Pay attention to what you are doing and saying and communicate when our vision is threatened.



Thursday, June 1, 2017

During our trip to Keewaydin we had tons of fun.  In this photo one of the counselors was telling us a story about a Native American named Gustave. We ate brownies while he told us this wonderful story among Vermont's beautiful mountains.

On Thursday, we had choices about what activity we wanted to take part in. We were allowed to fish at recreational time. Throughout the week we did a lot of cool things like night walks, town meeting simulations, rock climbing, gardening and canoeing. At night time our cabin counselors read to us until we fell asleep. We also had jobs like hopper, dish washing, composting, recycling, wood carrying, sweeping, weather watching and prepping the tables.

We feel lucky that we were able to go on such an amazing trip. We are proud that we raised all that money. It was good to make new friends but it was sad to leave them behind.



Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tumbling in P.E.

We just finished tumbling in P.E. Here are some of the awesome tricks we've been practicing.