Grade Six Units

  • Typing the essay Typing  Organizing ideas Typing the essay Discussing Sharing Taking notes Reading Close Reading Sharing out  Taking notes Note taking Mr. Flaherty Planning The sixth grade Red and Blue Team came into the library for a library orientation and a book talk.  They had a refresher on how to self-checkout books when Mrs. Byman is not at the circulation desk.  

    After we reviewed how to navigate the library, Mrs. Byman gave a book talk on books that are excellent choices for 6th graders. 


    Finally, the students had time to checkout books and some even got to read their books in the meditation room. 

    Grade 6 Library Orientation                                    Practicing self-checkout



    Practicing self-checkout             Grade 6 Book Talks


    Great job Red and Blue Team!!!


    Mr. Flaherty's social studies students will be in the library for the next two weeks and learning about the Syrian refugee crisis. Students will be watching a documentary called Born in Syria and taking notes in preparation for an essay they will be writing on the subject. They learned about the events that led to the Syrian Civil War and all the countries that have a vested interest in Syria. Below are some videos and the documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis.    

     BBC Documentary on Crisis in Syria

     Born in Syria

    Syrian Refugee Crisis

     Voices of the Refugees

    Syrian Refugees speak out


    The Red Team works on note taking skills and gathers evidence for the short essay.Organizing notes Organizing Notes