Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Welcome 5th and 6th Graders and Families!

Thanks for taking a look at the 5th and 6th grade blog. We use this space to post updates on classes and events in the upper grades. If you want more specific information about each class, check out our teacher subject pages!

We're excited to work with you this year!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Katherine Patterson, author of "Bread & Roses, Too" will be at the Bradford Academy this Thursday evening!

Fifth Grade Families!

Katherine Paterson Author Talk
May 31st, 6:30 pm

Bradford Academy Auditorium, Bradford, Vermont

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World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, which is the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. The novel of historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.
Vermonters and lovers of children’s literature are undoubtedly familiar with Katherine Paterson and her many highly-acclaimed works, including Bridge to Terabithia. She is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has won the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award twice each. Her novel The Day of the Pelican, about an Albanian refugee family who moves to Barre, was also a Vermont Reads pick, in 2010.

This event is free and open to the public. SME fifth grade students and their families are invited to attend.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The FLAMINGOS are here!

Get ready to follow them wherever they go!  Will they end up on your lawn?  If they do, have you thought about where you will send them next?

Flock "Frankie" of Fairlee ends up on our Beloved Ms. Perry's lawn!  :)

 Can anyone tell where Flock "Florence" of Orford landed this evening?

And Finally... What about Flock "Francine" of West Fairlee/Vershire?  Anyone recognize this FLAMINGO nesting ground?

6th Graders make the mad dash to get all of our Flamingos ready to ROOST! :)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Attention all 6th grade students and families! 
Our fundraising efforts continue as we prepare for the 6th grade class trip!  A small committee of parents have gotten together to plan a couple more fundraisers for the year.  Starting this week we will advertise 6th Graders for Hire!  We will be sharing a calendar with the community and need your help organizing groups of students to take on each of the jobs that come our way.  Students will be arranged in groups of 3-4 and we will need at least one parent/adult to go with the students to supervise the work (and for safety sake of course).  Please contact Mrs. Rose or Ms. Weber if you are willing to be on the list of adults who will get students to their "jobs".  Your support is greatly appreciated!

In addition, if you have any spring cleaning that needs to be done, please feel free to put yourself on the calendar!  Share the calendar with your friends and neighbors!

Thanks so much for all you do!

Your 6th Grade Advidsors

6th Grade for Hire Calendar

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sme 6th Grade Presents

Talent Show And Spaghetti Dinner

When: March 22, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:30pm

Where: Samuel Morey Elementary Gym In Fairlee,VT

Why: To help raise money for our 6th Grade class trip

What: The 6th Grade will be serving a spaghetti dinner While performing a Talent Show! We hope you can join us and help support our fundraising efforts.

Since this Fundraiser will be supporting our end of the year trip, we thought you might like to know the goals of that adventure (as determined by 6th graders): 
  • Connecting and Bonding with more of our classmates 
  • Celebrating our accomplishments in Elementary School 
  • Team Building

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Informed Consumer Cooking Project

Hello Families, 

We have finally completed the video from our project exhibition night back in December (Thanks to Gabi Martino). Throughout the course of this project students read a variety of nonfiction texts,  watched videos on the topic of food webs, food systems, and agricultural practices in the United States and wrote informational essays outlining their thinking around informed consumerism. Our mentor text was The Omnivore's Dilemma, A Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan. In an effort to showcase and apply what they learned, students formed groups based on mutual cooking interests and then selected or designed their own recipes for a dish to cook in our "Chopped Jr." style cooking event.  On our cooking night, each group had 1.5 hours to construct their dish. Once they were finished, volunteer judges took notes on both the quality of the food and the students' abilities to discuss and justify their recipe selection and ingredient choices. 

Take a look and see for yourself!  We are so incredibly proud of what they have accomplished!  6th Graders really can cook!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Holiday Potluck Thursday

Hi Families!

We just wanted to remind everyone that the 5/6 team will be having a holiday celebration potluck tomorrow! We are asking students to bring in something to contribute to the potluck if they are able to!

Happy Holidays Everyone!