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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.
6th Grade Hayride
The 6th grade hayride was held at Indian Acer Fields. There was a fun pillow bounce, spooky corn maze, haunted tractor ride and a bon fire. Julianna C. stated. “ My favorite part of the night was the pillow bounce. Also if I could go back there for one more night I would just spend it on the pillow bounce because it was so much fun.” When I spoke with her she gave me some details why she liked it so much. Majority of the people that were asked said that their favorite part of the night was hanging out with friends and playing on the pillow bounce or making some smores and sitting around the campfire.
What's Up With 6th Grade Sixth grade is the year at Mansion where you get to do everything. This November there are many exciting things that are happening. I had exclusive interviews with Mrs.Gornowski and Mrs.Meehan.First off, coming up we have the Christmas sing along which means 6th graders get to write their own songs. You better start thinking of ideas! Sing along also means holiday party!The sixth grade has just started their Ancient Egypt unit! Mrs.Gornoswki has clued to us that their is an exciting project coming up! What could it be? We will just have to wait and see, so be on your guard. You never know when it might happen, or what it will be.Parent teacher conferences are on their way so be on your best behavior! The conferences are on the 13th and 14th of December. Parent conferences also means report cards! Work hard and do your best.There are so many field trips for 6th grade and on Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th the sixth grade will be going to the University of Penn to see the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian exhibits. Mrs.Gornowski and Mrs.Meehan’s classes will be going on Thursday the 17th and Mrs.Fox and Mrs. Bussarello class will be going on Friday the 18th. On this trip we will see the third largest sphinx and we will have a guided tour. We will also visit ancient Greece, China, and Rome.Finally, Mrs.Meehan has informed us that literature groups, or lit. circle will be started in December. Within our groups we will read books and talk about them. Overall, be on the lookout for exciting things happening in sixth grade!
6th Grade Play
This 6th grade play is called Iolanthe or The Queen of The Fairies. It is on November 18th for parents and November 20th for students. It is about a fairy who was vanished from “Fairy Land” because she married a mortal, but all the fairies want her to come back, so the queen of the fairies brought her back. But the peers all like a girl Named Phyllis but her heart is already given to a shepard named Strephon. But then the peers and Phyllis find Strephon talking to his mom, and since his mom is Iolanthe is a fairy and looks a lot younger than she really is, they think it is another girl who Strephon likes. And when Phyllis hears about this she is heartbroken.
6th Grade Play
This 6th grade play is called Iolanthe or The Queen of The Fairies. It is on November 18th for parents and November 20th for students. It is about a fairy who was banished from “Fairy Land” because she married a mortal, but all the fairies want her to come back, so the queen of the fairies brought her back. But the peers all like a girl Named Phyllis but her heart is already given to a shepard named Strephon. But then the peers and Phyllis find Strephon talking to his mom, and since his mom is Iolanthe is a fairy and looks a lot younger than she really is, they think it is another girl who Strephon likes. And when Phyllis hears about this she is heartbroken.
The Misfits is a book by James Howe about a group of kids helping their friend running for student council. They start a political party to help the running and make an impact in their lives and others. The main characters have different personality traits that bring them together. In book club, students and parents come together to talk about the mature themes and topics presented in the book.
“I liked the book club, it was really fun,” Maeve said.
A main point that everyone enjoyed was the snacks. People enjoyed the snacks while chatting about the book before the actual discussion started. This week the sixth grade will be finishing up the book, hopefully there will be some twists, like Jolin (Joe+Colin). The book has been a growing experience for many students. Some students were inspired to create an Instagram account about anti-bullying.
“I was tired of hearing people calling others gay and using the word as an insult. It was getting annoying,” one of the students had said.
This book has made an impact on many students here at Mansion Ave.
6th Grade Hay Ride
By : Maeve
This year the 6th graders went on a 6th grade activity trip to Indian Acres! There was a corn maze, a hay ride, and many other fun activities. The bon fire was warm and there where marshmallows to make smores. A tractor ride drove the kids to the corn maze. The corn maze was challenging because it was dark and you could not see. “Jumping on the bouncy pillow was a lot of fun!!” stated Maeve. The bouncy Pillow is a like a moon bounce but there is no roof, also it is in the shape of a pillow. Music was blaring as the 6th grade danced to the tune. Lots of Families were kind enough to bring some snacks to eat. Hopefully next years 6th grade will be lucky enough to go to Indian Acres too!