6th Grade

Amy Simonds

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The sixth grade year at K.E.S. stands out as a remarkable time for social growth and maturity in many respects. Sixth graders are viewed as the school leaders; the role models of the school. They are assigned responsibilities to help the school run safely and smoothly. These responsibilities carry over into their schoolwork, where they experience great success at independent learning. These traits help prepare K.E.S. students for a future school experience at Woodstock Union Middle School.

What makes 6th grade special:

  • Class officers run sixth grade class meetings

  • A 6th grade student is elected as our school's Student Council president

  • Big Friend / Little Friend program where our students mentor younger ones

  • Lego engineering and computer programming

  • Week-long trip to Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park

  • 6th graders set up and run our school's Haunted House at Halloween

  • Many students participate in Literature Lunch, Geography Lunch, Band, Student Council, Class Council, Spelling Team, and take leads in our school plays


Curricular Highlights:

Math- we use the Investigations and Open Up Resources Programs at KES, supplemented by daily skills work and multi-step portfolio problems

Language Arts and Reading- students read a variety of challenging texts, and writing assignments are integrated throughout the curriculum

Science- units include plate tectonics / changes in the Earth, electricity, circuits, and solar power, simple machines, Lego robotics and engineering, ecosystems

Social Studies- Ancient Civilizations and world geography are a focal point of the Social Studies program


Big Friend Little Friend Apple Picking

Sixth Grade Photography At Kent Pond

Grade 6 - Spring Concert

Electricity

Crazy Sweater Creations

Holiday Concert - Moose Takes Flight

LEGO Robotics