“I can’t wait to be in sixth grade!” A little girl in the second grade joyed.
“There’s lots of responsibility, so much homework, and you have lunch way later!!” Said a grumpy old sixth grader. Hold on one second…sixth grade has so many fun activities. Instead of calling them responsibilities they’re more like privileges.
In sixth grade you get chromebooks to take home and do homework. When you’re done you can also listen to music and play games at home. Ella I. ( a student in Mansion Ave.) states “Chromebooks are the best part of sixth grade because we get to do homework and we don't have to go to the chromebook cart everyday.”
Although entering the sixth grade is filled with nervousness and joy, so is the end of sixth grade. At the end of the year we get to do moving up day just as any other grade, but we get to go on the bus and see the seventh grade up in the high school!
Another sixth grade student, Lilly L., states. “Moving up day is my favorite part about sixth grade because we get to go to the high school and see what it's like.”
Furthermore, another student states that the group projects are her favorite. Ella B. claims, “Group projects are my favorite because we get to work in groups, share ideas, and we get to do hands on activities.”
“I want to go to sixth grade even more, I hate going to the chromebook cart every morning,” the same little girl exclaimed. “I guess it’s fun after all” Said the grumpy sixth grader. In conclusion if you like not going to the chromebook cart everyday and sorting the wires, then you will have a great time in sixth grade!
Right now the Mansion Avenue school 5th and 6th grade band is close to their Winter Concert where they will be performing a couple of songs which are, Concerto for Sleigh Bells, Hanukkah is Here,bring Your Drums, Jeanette, Isabella, and O TannenBones. There are lots of instruments that you can play like, baritone, flute, clarinet, percussion which includes sleigh bells, and drums and cymbals,but there are also trumpet, and trombones in the band.
The conductor of the band is Mrs. Moore or Susan Moore. She is also the person who teaches the instruments in classes to the children in the school. In beginning band you have to go down to the “Batcave” Mrs. Moore calls it and try out all the instruments, except for drums. For drums you have to clap the same beat that Mrs. Moore claps and she will clap a different pattern three times. Only five people get to play drums in fourth grade band. In beginning band every week you have to practice 40 minutes each week and then when you meet the next week you get a sticker if you practiced 40 minutes like you were supposed to. When you have gotten 5 stickers you get a pretzel when you leave band practice to go back to your classroom. At the end of the year you have collected 34 stickers if you practiced every week like you were expected to do. If you get 10 stickers or up you make it into advanced band.
When you are in 5th grade you join with the sixth grade band. In beginning band you meet in the morning at 7:30 but it starts at 7:40. In advanced band you meet on Thursday at the same times. The concert is played at the Green Wave High School but sometimes is performed at the Lenape High School. When you are in the band concert you have to wear black or white or both but it really doesn't matter.
Mrs. Moore plays all the instruments that the students play in band so she can teach them to the students. When you are in band you don’t have to know how to play the instrument when you sign up for band because you will get taught. I am in band and I play the flute and I didnt know a thing about flute except that it is a woodwind and I learned a lot and I think I am pretty good all because of Mrs. Moore. She is pretty cool and I know most people would agree with me.
By D. A.
Good day, fellow students, parents, teachers. As we all know, moving up day for Haviland Avenue school and Mansion Avenue elementary school was a great success. Students got to visit the teachers in the next grade, find out what they would be learning the next year, and even get to take a tour of the school if they were new. But it was a different story for the sixth graders.
The sixth graders have to go and visit the High School, as that is where the seventh grade is located. I being one of these students, was able to experience this amazing trip.
It began with us walking into the large auditorium in the high school, after walking several blocks to get there. First, staff members such as Mrs.Bonvetti, Mr.Buchs, Mr.Corley, and Mr.Miller introduced themselves and talked about how exciting the High school is. Then, a panel of seventh grade students answered our burning questions that we had in mind about the next school year. After that we were sorted into our homerooms in alphabetical order by our last names, and then created a little chant for our class. My homeroom, being the first letters of the alphabet, came up with this:
“A, 100, A-A 100 (Our room number)
We give it our all, we give it our 100
Green and gold, We are the bold,
Beginning of the alphabet,
The best homeroom you’ve ever met,
R-O-O-T (Our homeroom teacher’s last name)
We are a team.”
Next we started the actual tour of the school, branching off into smaller groups. Our tour guides, made up of the seventh graders, showed us the basic classrooms that we needed to know, where our homeroom is, and different landmarks, such as the ramp, the water fountain “Bertha”, and other spots. They made sure we knew where we should be going for classes.
After a long morning of “exploring”, we were hungry, so we had lunch. Those who bought lunch were happy to find out that the food is fresh and new, as the food is made at the school. Mansion Avenue gets the food from the high school, and just has warmers. Also, for all of the future seventh graders, always have fifty five cents in your pocket for the BEST COOKIES IN THE WORLD! I pity the grades under us that still have to wait a while to go to the High School, especially with those cookies!
All in all, moving up day was great! We got to find the way around the High School, and learned the basics of the school. We even met our homeroom teachers! It was a great day.
When you walk in the upstairs hallway do you see a line of tape? Have you been noticing the projects that have been hanging up. The whole 6th grade has been working very hard to put together a timeline museum that has to do science and social studies. Each 6th grade class has partnered up with someone to create a project for Social Studies and Science. For example, my project is asteroids hitting earth for Science, and the Egyptian pyramids. I’m doing my project with my best friend Cionni Howard. That is a little bit about the timeline project. You will see more later. . .
By: Chase G.
Have you ever been in the plain old Sixth Grade hallway. Well this is about to change, because soon there will be a pretty mural on the wall. Remember all the caps you have been collecting? Well all those caps are going to be color coded into bags and put onto a painted wall making a beautiful mural.
There is a great thanks to Ms. Busarello for making this project possible. She along with many others are excited to see the finishing piece. There's also a great thanks to the 6th grade student council members and many sixth graders for counting the caps. After all the caps were counted there was a total 30,090. “I expected to be doing this until May,” stated Ms. Busarello. We are roughly 20,000 over the expected amount. But we are going to try to use as many caps as we can for the mural. Another thing, in the beginning of the project we promised the students that the class that brought in the most caps would get 100 paws for their class chart. The class that brought in the most caps was Ms. Fox’s sixth grade class with a total of 6,045 caps. In 2nd place was Mrs. McGovern's sixth grade class with 5,556. In 3rd was Mrs. Murphy's fourth grade class with 4,439 caps.
Also, there was a competition about designing what the mural should be. When the contest was over we each 6th grader received an email to vote who we think should win. After a long week of voting, everyone was done. On the following Monday we received the results. A sixth grader named Vivian Dong won.
More information about the Cap Mural Project is coming soon, so don’t miss it!
Thursday, May 19th
05:45 am Arrive at the Audubon Municipal Building
06:00 am Depart for Washington
08:45 am Arrive at Arlington National Cemetery
09:30 am Visit Tomb of Unknown Soldier
11:00 am Visit Memorials: Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam & WW11
12:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Go to White House for pictures
2:00 pm Tour the Smithsonian (American History department)
3:30 pm Tour the Smithsonian (Natural History department)
5:00 pm Leave for Hotel & Dinner
7:00 pm Arrive at Country Inn & Suites in Frederick, Maryland
7:30 pm Dinner at the Golden Corral Restaurant
9:00 pm Return to Country Inn & Suites in Frederick, Maryland for bed
Friday, May 20th
7:00 am Rise & Shine at hotel
7:30 am Breakfast at the hotel
8:15 am Depart for Harpers Ferry
9:00 am Tour of Harpers Ferry
12:00 pm Lunch at the Anvil Restaurant in Harpers Ferry
1:30 pm Depart for Adventure Land Park
2:00 pm Arrive at Adventure Land Park
5:00 pm Dinner at Adventure Land Park
6:00 pm Depart for Audubon, New Jersey
8:30 pm Arrive at the Audubon Municipal Complex
Many people are excited to go on the Washington trip! Students will be staying in a hotel so they should be on their best behavior. They must be at the Audubon Municipal building by 5:45 because they must check in and the buses leave at 6:00. The bus will leave with or without you! Students will being going to many interesting places like Arlington National Cemetery, and many National Monuments. Harpers Ferry is a National Park. Another fun place is Adventure Land Park where there is laser tag, mini golf, and much more! This could possibly be the highlight of your year! Don’t miss out and have fun!
The sixth grade field trip this year is going to be at Brandywine Picnic Park and the trip will be on June 13. At the field trip, there will be a food stand, and there will be a lake. There is also a lot of activities that you can do at the field trip.
At the Brandywine Picnic Park there is a food stand. The food stand consists of things like burgers, fries, apple sauce, and nachos. Also it has many drinks like milk, apple juice, and water.
One thing about the Brandywine Park is that there is a lake there and you can bring water shoes to the lake and then you will be able to go in there. Things that you can do in the lake are kayaking and you can go tubing.
There are many activities that you can do at the Brandywine Picnic Park. Some of them are volleyball, basketball, kayaking, and tubing. All of these activities will make it so the sixth graders will have a very fun field trip to end their year at Mansion.
By: Skyler K.
On February 10th this year parents got to get a little more information about what 7th grade will be like for their incoming Jr. High Schoolers. The incoming 7th graders have many options for sports, electives, and more as to expose them to everything that will later be offered to them. One major the students could take is the 7th grade cycle. This includes all 7th grade student taking Spanish, French, robotics, around the world in 28 days, and even more! The purpose of this is to allow these students to be exposed to everything that they will be able to take in the following years. Now, with the electives they have many options including band, choir, band and choir, Creative technology, elements of art, and experiencing world cultures. Then, there are the classes. The four main classes are math, language arts, science, and social studies. The three types of classes that are Honors (highest), ll, and l (lowest). What type of classes that these 6th graders will be in are decided by their 6th grade teachers. They will recommend which classes each individual student should be taking. The four main classes that all 7th grade students will take are math, social studies, science, and language arts. If you have any questions the guidance counselor is coming soon, so get your questions ready!