December Fun!

Wow! December has been a busy, fun month in 6th grade. It is always great to see students have opportunities to showcase their talents. Last week, students involved in chorus and band presented a concert to Martic students followed by an evening concert for families. Way to go, band and chorus students! Students also did a great job performing their reader’s theater for classmates, reading buddies, and parents. It was a fun way to practice skills such as reading fluency, expression, technical skills, public speaking, and performance. We were happy to have so many join us but for those who were not able to be there, click below to view your child’s performance. It is lengthy so you may want to have your child explain where their part was located in the performance. I apologize but there was a technical issue during our first group’s performance and only a portion of the video recorded. I hope you enjoy!

Students in our morning reading class were also challenged to write their own scripts to explain one of the other December holidays celebrated around the world. They had 25 minutes to pull together all the facts they have read about and discussed recently. I was impressed at their ability to organize the information quickly and write interesting scripts.

The students ended the week with a reading escape room challenge. They were engaged in trying to solve reading puzzles and put clues together to “escape” the activity. Many escaped but some did not quite “get out” in time. Click the second video to see some shots from the escape room, as well as some candids of reader’s theater practices and a final shot of the chorus/band concert.

I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and relaxation. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful 2020!

Winter Holiday Reader’s Theater
Other December happenings
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