Category Archives: 6th Grade

January 09

Forces and Machines

“We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.” (Ray Bradbury) I’ve put together some websites to help my sixth graders deal with the new unit of Science, forces. You can find my previous post about it HERE. And don’t forget to click on the fantastic picture Millan drew […]

December 11

Beam me up, Scotty

Take a look at the incredible light bulb we made today in Science class with my sixth graders: All we needed to light up our day was: Eight D-sized batteries Mechanical pencil refills Two sets of small alligator clips A clear glass Electrical tape Toilet paper tube And this is how we did it: We […]

November 16

Mr. Jones

Who is Mr. Jones? Mr. Jones is a night security guard at an art museum. Sometimes when he walks down the corridors strange things happen around him. And he has a very important role in our upcoming stop-motion movie! This week my Sixth Graders have given him the final touches and now he is ready […]

October 18

The chicken wing connection

Coinciding with the current Science unit, the body, on Tuesday we dissected chicken wings to discover bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments in a fun way. It also gave us the opportunity to enjoy chicken wings from a new perspective although some of my toughest sixth-graders had preferred to not know them from this new […]

October 13

The Fortune Cookie

I wanted to continue practicing the present perfect so two days ago we went down to the computer lab and made use of Zimmer Twins, a great website that offers free creation of animated movies. I asked my sixth graders to make a short clip in which Edgar, Eva and 13 (the three main characters) had to […]

October 08

Superheroes & Villains

Coinciding with the topic of our first unit of English, Amazing Heroes, in 6th grade English class we have taken advantage of the possibilities of Colonial Nuggets Wiki as a perfect way to practice the present perfect. First I asked them to draw a superhero with the powers they preferred. Then I scanned them and […]

June 30

Graduation Ceremony 2012

Finally I found the time to upload the pictures I took at the 2012 Graduation Ceremony. As you can see it was a great day. But from the inside we were all aware that we were enjoying the last moments together. What a bittersweet feeling! I hope this post will help to remember this special […]