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posted Mar 5, 2012, 8:55 PM by Kristi Knaub   [ updated Mar 5, 2012, 8:57 PM by Jennifer MacFarlane ]

The sixth graders have been busy!  Here is what we have been up to recently…

In Social Studies, the sixth graders have just finished a multidisciplinary unit on Ancient Greece.  One highlight included our simulation of the first documented Greek Olympics- including the pentathlon, armor races, and chariot races (on our scooters, of course!)  We had to make some modern-day adaptations to the events for our classrooms, but overall it was a great success! 

2012 6th Grade Greek Olympics

To extend our studies of Greece to communication arts, the sixth graders also performed 4 traditional Greek myths in readers' theater groups.  As in traditional Greek theater, the students created masks to exaggerate the emotions of their characters. 

Jennifer MacFarlane,
Mar 5, 2012, 8:55 PM