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Thetford Elementary School

Thetford, Vermont

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Dear Sixth Grade Families,

 

     It was so nice to get out for our annual Hike for Hunger.  The sixth graders accompanied their kindergarten buddies up Houghton Hill and enjoyed lunch on a picturesque day at the top.  We we were lucky to squeeze in such nice day between rain storms!

 

     In math, we have been studying measurement conversions.  We are practicing changing measurements between units and learning about different measurement quantities.  We are exploring metric and customary measurements of distance, mass, and capacity.  This is a very practical math topic that relates to our overall study of ratios.

 

     In literacy, we have shifted from nonfiction reading and writing to a fiction based unit.  We are reading ancient Greek myths and learning about some key elements of mythology.  We are also studying story structures and reviewing some techniques for narrative writing.  From here, we are beginning to craft our own myths.  It is always fun to see students respond to a change in writing topics!

 

     In social studies we have been studying the ancient Greek Olympics and designing new versions of the events.  The class is excited to hold a mini Olympics next week based on our work.

 

     I look forward to seeing you all at parent teacher conferences next week.  As always, if you need to discuss anything in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to email or call the school.

 

Warmly,

Colin McLaughlin 

   

 

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