Sunday, May 21, 2017

6th Grade STEM Expo

Thursday, May 25th 
6:15 displays open
6:30 presentations begin
 
After weeks of preparation, the 6th graders will be ready to present their science and invention/engineering projects to the public. Families and friends are encouraged to attend to hear these engaging presentations from our 6th grade STEM participants. All presentations will be held in Mrs. Kurash's classroom. 

A schedule of the presentations will be posted soon. There will be eight presentations each lasting about 10 minutes. Please let Mrs. Kurash know if you have a scheduling conflict that evening and hopefully we can adjust the schedule accordingly.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

6th Grade Bake Sale

Today each 6th grader signed up to contribute one item to next Wednesday's bake sale. Please ask your child what they signed up for!

World’s Best Bake and Popcorn Sale!
 Wednesday, May 24
$1.00 per item
Sponsored by the 6th grade class, all proceeds will go to the annual 6th grade WES gift!

Yummy treats…cupcakes, cookies, pumpkin stripes, popcorn, lemon squares, brownies, cake, Rice Krispie treats and much more!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"6th Grade Inn Day"

Since 1970, the Woodstock Inn and Resort has hosted WES 6th graders for an end of year celebration! This year " 6th Grade Inn Day" will be held on Thursday, June 8. The 6th graders will walk to the Athletic Club, leaving WES at 11:00. They will be treated to a barbeque lunch, tennis and swimming. Students will need to wear good walking shoes and bring their bathing suit and towel. They'll walk back to school after swimming, arriving around 2:40. Friday, June 9 will be the rain date.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congratulations to the 6th graders!

The 6th graders gather after their very successful mock trial. Congratulations to the attorneys and characters for presenting a tense and realistic court room trial. At the conclusion of their trial, Judge Garrity gathered with the students for a photo and "Questions and Answers" session.

                    Judge TanCreti listens to Esquire Emery question Eurylochus on the stand.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ulysses: Guilty or Innocent of Involuntary Manslaughter?

Preparations for the 6th grade mock trial are underway.  In this photo, Attorneys Will Drebitko and Trey Jones consult with Attorney Beth Rattigan. This team will be defending Ulysses in the mock trial on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30,  in the Windsor County Superior Courthouse. Parents, please let me know if you are able to serve on the jury.  ~Martha Giller

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nature's Classroom Meeting for 6th Graders and Parents

On Tuesday, April 4th at 9:45 in Mrs. Kurash's classroom,  Larry Chambers from Nature's Classroom at the Sargent Center in Hancock, NH (http://naturesclassroom.org/sargent.htm) will be visiting WES to introduce the Nature's Classroom program to the 6th graders and any parents who are able to attend. We anticipate the presentaton to take about an hour.

It is also anticipated that required medical forms and other information forms will be handed out at the presentaton.

Please contact Mrs. Kurash if you have any questions.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Literacy Updates

In conjunction with their study of ancient civilizations, the 6th graders will be studying the great Greek hero Odysseus. The students will be reading a version of the Iliad, or the Roman version of The Odyssey, Ulysses. Homework for the next few weeks will be assigned out of this unit. The 5th graders will be reading and responding to the story Tuck Everlasting. Their homework during this unit will also differ from the usual independent book assignments and will likely be from this book.