Here is a Youtube link to the end of the year sixth grade video. Please let me know if you have any issues viewing the video. Thanks for an amazing year! What an amazing group of students!
I was online today, and when I went to the Room 11 blog, I completely went crazy over how many viewers we have.
The last time I checked, 90,632 visitors have read this blog! That’s AMAZING! Give yourself a round of applause!
Thank you guys so much!
Last Wednesday, Mrs. T’s 6th grade class, along with Mrs. Rafferty’s 6th grade class, went out to the 6th grade park and graduated from elementary school.
We’ve loved being your bloggers for the last WONDERFUL two years (thanks to Mrs. T ), but next year we’ll be headed to junior high, and we won’t be
blogging on here anymore .
A moment of tears…
Don’t give up hope, though! Some of us have decided to KEEP our blogs throughout next year so then we can have them for future purposes , even though there will be new students blogging.
Our blogs will be down either sometime in the middle of summer, or when the school year starts.
Thank you again to all our visitors again and Mrs. T most of all for making this the best last two years.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard what a fantastic time the kids had up at camp. You should all be proud of each and everyone of our students. They represented themselves, their families, and Santa Rita well! It was a wonderful and sometimes challenging experience for all and hopefully new friends and fantastic memories made. Here is a link to the Walden West video, which gives a great picture overview of our week.
Another fantastic day! Started with Scooby stories, french toast, and cabin cheers. Two outings with the field instructors followed by our night hike! We are tired! One more day of fun and then home! Missing all of you.
Wow! Another great day up in the mountains. A little warm for some, but awesome sunshine and lots of fun. Today, students started the day with a morning story from one of the camp leaders named, Scooby. Very funny! After breakfast, they were off to their field classes. Classes included hiking and learning about the plant life around them. Lunch was yummy, corn dogs and tater tots, and then off to the afternoon field class. First time in the showers (yay!) and then a great dinner followed by astronomy night. Can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow!
(click on the above link for more pics – email me if it doesn’t work : )
Day 1 at Walden West has been terrific! Students have settled into their dorm rooms, unpacked, learned the routines and are getting ready for tonight’s campfire. They’ve enjoyed a great hike, a sprinkler water fight, learned some cool new stuff, and had a great taco dinner. Some of them have even shared their talents with everyone! Great first day!
Just recently, I flew over to Maui, Hawaii in a 747 Passenger Jet. It took about 5 hours to get there, but it was worth it. Our hotel was awesome, and you can read about it on my first Maui post. Just search up Maui on this blog and you’ll find it. Anyway, we brought over our snorkeling gear, and a day after we got there, we started our hike to Black Rock. Black Rock is a giant volcanic rock that formed on the beach because of lava that spilled out of a volcano and dried. We snorkeled there and saw a ton of fish swimming around. I took some pictures with my dad. Also we took surfing lessons, which was pretty awesome because of the
sunny weather. It didn’t work out so well with my sister though… One problem at Maui was that on some days, it was really windy. You know in classic horror movies, how there is always that howling wind? Well, that’s what it was like because of the ventilation systems and the wind. Also, because of that, the power went out twice and the hotel had to use the backup generator to keep the power running. Again, the trip was awesome, and this is an annual thing so next year, I will be posting about it again. Later!
We just took our first field trip to Chinatown in San Francisco. What a great day we had! We learned a lot about Chinese culture and it helped us connect to the novel Dragonwings, which we are currently reading. We also had an awesome lunch, some of us trying new foods for the first time. Here is a brief snapshot of our day.
In the comment section, tell me something you learned on our trip.
For those of you who take part in the blog challenges, you will recognize the name Miss W. We were lucky enough to be the first classroom that she visited on her incredible trip through North America. My students had a lot of questions about life down under and enjoyed meeting Mr. Davo Devil. It’s been great fun reading about his adventures so far. Miss W and Davo brought us a few gifts. Some great information about Tasmanian Devils, some really cool stamps, and a tube of Vegemite. We’re a little leary of the Vegemite but are working up to giving it a try. Thanks for spending some time with us on your journey. We look forward to reading more about your adventures.
We have been in school for almost a month now, but I wanted to share some of our moments from the first week of school. Sixth grade is getting off to a great start and we are well underway to a great year! Students are blogging, learning, and taking on new responsibilities. I can’t wait to see where this year will take us.