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Here, students and parents can find information and documents needed to be successful in English 6, including: class handouts, announcements, and links to important apps and resources. Use the navigation bar to the side to find items you are looking for, or feel free to just browse. Thanks for visiting!

"The Great Rat Hunt" Word Wars

posted Nov 2, 2016, 2:51 PM by Renee Krusper   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 2:53 PM ]


This past week, students began reading Laurence Yep's memoir "The Great Rat Hunt." Before reading, students learned eight new vocabulary words they would need to understand the text, as well identifying the definitions of synonyms and antonyms for each.

Each class then took their findings and worked in groups to create superhero, sidekick, and super villain personalities to represent one of the vocabulary words, its synonym, and antonym, respectively. Attached are just a few of the exemplary posters each class created; everybody did a great job, and students' work is currently hanging inside and outside the classroom. 

6th Grade Aspirations

posted Sep 15, 2016, 8:15 PM by Renee Krusper   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 8:22 PM ]

     6th grade represents not only a new school year, but also a stepping stone in students' journeys to becoming successful, independent young adults. As they enter the middle school years, many will be faced with new opportunities and challenges alike. It is important they begin to reflect on not only who they are today, but who they will strive to be in the future.

    To do this, our students created aspiration balloons in their English classes; after learning the meaning and significance of the word "aspire," students picked a positive trait they would most like to be associated with and will strive to become throughout the year. Then, they added the trait an its definition to a balloon cutout, attached photos of themselves to their balloons, and displayed them in the hall outside of the classroom.

    Being "lifted" up toward their aspirations will serve as a reminder for students throughout the year of the goals they have set for themselves and the type of people they have committed themselves to becoming. I am very proud of their choices in this endeavor, and know they will do their best to reach these goals in the coming months. 


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