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!
Every year the Audubon High school hosts the Sportacular for the 6th grade. All of the students gather at the Audubon High school for a fun and enjoying time. The 6th graders have the chance to play dodgeball, tug-a-rope, 4 corners, and 3 legged race, and blind basketball. This year the classes that participated were the Dabbanowskis, Savage Foxes, Meehan’ My Squad, Bossarellows. The team that won this year was Meehan’ my Squad. For the prize they got a trophy and a wreath that said winners on it.
Recently, sixth grade has started a new unit in Music class. In this unit, 6th grade kids will be learning hot cross buns, smoke on the water, iron man, crazy train, and some chords! They’ll be learning all of these beautiful songs on the guitar. The entire unit will last about four to five weeks, this is coming from Ms. Hanson herself! During this lesson she’ll be teaching 6th grade many of the parts of the guitar, along with their names! They’ll be learning about all of the strings, the neck, the waist, the pickguard, the bridge, the top/soundboard, body, tuning pegs and more! Some sixth grade classes are new to it, but many are well experienced with guitar. Yet, it’s still an amazing experience for every single sixth grader.
This marking period the 6 grade is making a museum after going to the penn museum. We are making life size pictures of pharaohs, and for gods we are getting 2 litter soda bottles and dress it up like the god you have. People are also doing a gar with organs in it and all the gooey and weird stuff. After everybody finishes their essays we half to finish our project then we are turning our upstairs into an egyptian paradise. In one group they are doing a tomb of king tut they are putting a manikin in a box and they are putting it in the closet for its own room so we can have a lot of info on king tut. Another group is doing mummification my friend cooper is going to mummify an apple. People are also doing the rosetta stone.
For the jewelry and clothing they are getting a doll and they are dressing it up like the egyption girls dressed up every day if they were wealthy. The rosetta stone group is making a mini rosetta stone they are making it out of clay. Lastley the group that is doing the map is getting clay and they are making pyramids and they are also making the nile. So, there are many projects for this 6th grade museum.
By: Sean D.
Peer Tutoring is an after school club that just started on December 1st. Peer Tutoring not only gives an opportunity for the Haviland Keys kids to get help with their classwork, but it is also gives the Mansion kids an opportunity to connect with these wonderful kids. Every Tuesday or Thursday until around the end of April, the Mansion kids will come to Haviland to tutor the children they were paired up with the previous week. This club was so popular with the Haviland kids, they outnumber the Mansion kids! That means that some of the Mansion tutors will tutor two kids, or they will take for example ten Keys kids one week, and then the next week they will take the other ten. So, it all works out, no matter how many kids are involved in the program. Ellie (a Peer Tutor) said that she enjoys Peer Tutoring because she gets to help children to learn and she gets to interact with children that the kids at Mansion don’t usually get a chance to interact with, and that’s why they created this program, to help kids and give the Mansion students a chance to do something they don’t typically get a chance to do. Well, that’s all there really is to know about Peer Tutoring, at least until they meet again! By: Skyler K.