6th Grade Weekly Note

Dear 6th Grade Families,

This week marked the close of our first trimester. Students have been studying the essential question, "How does the land define us?" since September. This work culminated with the 6th Grade Museum of Imaginary Countries. We transformed our space into the desert, chaparral, grassland, and rainforest, and within these room-sized dioramas, students presented their personal dioramas showcasing how the land determined which plants and animals, real and imaginary, can survive there. Hopefully, you were able to see their work in person during Wednesday’s presentation and celebration; if not, check out some picture in the Photo Gallery.

When we return in January, students will begin the second trimester. We will investigate our next essential question, "How do others define us?" Our Spotlights will continue, and we will have the opportunity to interview various experts in the community about their experiences in Africa. The Create Your Own Country project will also continue as we shift our focus from the land to culture. Stay tuned to see what your child creates next!

Questions to ask your 6th grader:

  • What was the most challenging part of the diorama project process?
  • What was your pose during the mannequin challenge?
  • What are your proudest accomplishments from this past trimester?
  • What is something you are looking forward to when we return after the new year?

We are most appreciative of the TPS Holiday Gifts; thank you for your generosity. Have wonderful winter break!

Mike, Katrina, Terry, and Jess