Lebanon Borough School

6th Grade News

In February we have been exploring topics and people related to Black History Month. Each day we have a link (or two) about a topic and/or person from history who has contributed to the welfare of our country, as well as to the of civil rights. We have learned about leaders, scientists, activists, athletes, military personnel, among others. It is a good time for the students to become familiar these important people in our history, particularly those who are often overlooked in more traditional curriculums. Next month we will focus on women’s contributions as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

We finished our novel study, Walk Two Moons, and are back in our Reading Street text, learning about explorers, frontiersmen and adventurers. Next month we will begin another novel study, Steal Away Home, a mystery spanning two hundred years and involving the Underground Railroad and the people who worked it.

In math we are continuing to hone our algebra skills and review previously learned skills. Meanwhile in science, we are continuing our explorations of the universe and how it was formed. This has morphed into a fun (and messy) project as the students work in groups to illustrate how the universe came together. This will lead us into a related unit on the geologic history of the earth in early March.

Mrs. Petty