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):
  1. Connecting and Bonding with more of our classmates
  2. Celebrating our accomplishments in Elementary School
  3. 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!

Monday, December 11, 2017

December happenings

Hello, All!

I hope you are all able to safely enjoy the new snow and the brightness it brings!

Last Week:
Last Tuesday night, 6th graders exhibited their final projects for their study of Ancient Greece. Their work ranged from drawings, models, and dioramas to a play and a chariot race. There was also a lovely selection of Greek food! Thank you to all who came out to support them!

Coming Up:
The 6th graders are continuing to show off their exhibition skills in a Chopped Jr. -style competition to be held next Tuesday, December 19th from 5:30 to 7:30.
As the culminating event for a combined unit in Language Arts and Science, students are using their knowledge of a variety of farming and agricultural practices to intentionally source ingredients for, and ultimately cook, a food of their choosing. Students have been working hard to learn about where their food comes from and how to make informed choices when they eat.
Please look out for an official invitation going home tomorrow!

5th graders are working hard to finish up our reading of the book Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. We will be going on a field trip to a section of the Cross Rivendell Trail next Monday, the 18th, to give the students hands on experience with some of the challenges Brian might have faced. Permission slips will go out tomorrow.

From the 6th grade Greek Exhibition Night (photo credit: Gabi Martino):

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Good evening 5/6 families! 
We hope you all had a great weekend and are beginning to enjoy all the holiday season has to offer.  A few reminders, per the letter that went home at the end of last week with all 5/6 students, you should all be seeing report cards tonight.  Please review report cards with you student, sign the envelope and have your child return it to their adviser tomorrow. 

Some great questions to ask of your student while looking over the report card include:

  • What are you most proud of?  Why?
  • What area(s) do you see as your strengths so far this year?
  • What area(s) do you see that need improvement?
  • Based on your report card, what goals do you have for second trimester?  
  • What would you change about your academic habits for second trimester?  Why?  What would you continue doing that is helping you to find success?
As always, should you have any questions about your child's report card, please don't hesitate to contact any one of us.

As a reminder, the 6th grade will be hosting an Exhibition tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30-7:30 showcasing work they have done in their Greek unit.  Be sure to come and check it out!  They have worked hard and will be showcasing a variety of aspects from ancient Greek culture!  It's sure to be a great night!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Our SME Sixth Grade


How does the Culture of Ancient Greece

Influence Our World Today?

Please join us for a special exhibition

Of SME Sixth Grade Student Projects

On Tuesday, December 5th

From 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Greek Food

An “Olympic” Competition

A play that tells the story of Persephone

Musical Instruments

The Planets & the Zodiac


Greek Medicine & the Hippocratic Oath

Greek Mythology

Monday, November 27, 2017

End of November and the end of the trimester....

Hello Families!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! It sounds like there was a lot of fun had and full bellies to talk about! As the holidays continue, students begin to get a little restless and excited. Please encourage your children to continue to get a good night sleep to help them through their days at school!

Report cards will be sent home to all students on Friday. We ask that you please sign the envelope that the report cards come in and send the envelope back with your student to be reused.

We also welcome Ms. K back this week!!

Important Dates coming up!

Scholastic Book Fair at Samuel Morey Elementary, from Dec. 6 - Dec. 11. 
Wednesday,  8:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday,     8:00 - 1:45 PM
Friday,          8:00 - 3:00 PM
Monday        8:00 - 6:00 PM
Hope to see you here!

Dec. 1: First trimester report cards home.

Dec. 22nd - Jan. 1st No School/December Recess

Jan. 15th No School/Martin Luther King Day

Other Events in our district: