Dear 6th Grade Parents,
This week, as part of our exploration of the influence of others in Africa, we spotlighted colonization in Sudan and its impacts even today. In LA students investigated the idea of otherness through the character of Kek, a Sudanese refugee who comes to America in Home of the Brave. As we begin our study of human migration over the last 160,000 years, students are being challenged to consider how this idea of "the other" developed historically.
On Friday, January 27, our class will participate in a Poetry Day event presented by the 6th grade. The sixth graders will recite poems they have written to other units in the school. As a part of this special event they will serve hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is peanut/tree nut free and is the approved brand by the school nurse, Sara.
Questions to ask your 6th grade child:
- What is a word problem that involves dividing decimals?
- Do you think Katrina is a psychic when she plays the game "Black Star"? How does playing this game help you empathize with Kek?
- What time period in the history of human migration were you assigned to research? What do you know so far?
A message from TPSA:
Please join us for the 6th & 7th Grade Mardi Gras Potluck (adults only) on Tuesday, February 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Garage.
RSVP HERE: https://tpschoolblog.squarespace.com/potluck-rsvp (Or you can use the Events page of the Parent Portal.)
Please bring what you can to share, such as appetizers, main courses, desserts, or beverages (alcoholic or non). The South Street and Lombard Street parking lots will be open. Questions? Email Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you there!
Have a good weekend,
The 6th Grade Team