6th Grade Weekly Note

Dear Sixth Grade Parents,

What an end to the year for the sixth grade! TED Talks this week have allowed students to directly answer our trimester’s essential question, How do we define ourselves? These TED Talk–style presentations include research, data, and images. As an audience, we have witnessed our peers examine themselves and bravely take ownership of their growth as learners and people. 

We also continued to prepare for our presentation on nature play moments (details below). 


Rite of Passage Evening
The year culminates in a celebratory evening of music, dancing, and reflections about lessons learned throughout the year. The 6th Grade Rite of Passage evening will be on Thursday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. All parents, siblings, and elders are invited to this special occasion. This event is held in the Garage. This is also a potluck event, and we ask each family to bring food or drink to share. A more detailed invitation will be sent home next week. 

Play Symposium
Smith Memorial Playground and the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) are considering starting an Urban Nature Preschool at Smith. The Philadelphia School's 6th grade students are studying play this spring. They will share their ideas with parents and administrators on Tuesday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Smith Playground.  

Have a great holiday weekend!

The 6th Grade Team