Science + English = Unlimited Possibilities

Upon wrapping up a unit on the solar system in science, the Sixth Grade Saints were asked to pick a planet to further explore on their own.  Students were asked to demonstrate their understanding of their planets adaptations and unique features through a creative project that required them to create an alien that could survive…

Thank You, Sixth Grade Saints

Gratitude was the focus for the week prior to Thanksgiving in the sixth grade English/Composition class.  We started the week off by reading a blog post written by Marelisa Fabrega-  “How Gratitude Can Change Your Life“.  The gist of the post was that if you continually reflect on those things for which you are thankful…

Vicksburg, We Have Arrived

At 5:30 in the morning, one would expect to find most students still snuggled in their beds. That was not the case this past Wednesday. After a month delay, the 6th grade Saints excitedly boarded buses headed for Vicksburg, Mississippi. The first stop on our three day journey was in Natchitoches, Louisiana where students explored…

Happy Halloween from the Lower School

Oh what a treat Halloween is! Watching those normally buttoned-up and tucked-in personalities fade out in favor of their “super identities” is such a wonderful adventure. It does not get any less exciting for the teachers either. Hearing the conversations in the hall – which super hero is your team thinking of; how are you…

A Spooktacular Week in Sixth Grade

On any given day, you could walk through the sixth grade classrooms and find the students actively engaged in their learning.  Even with thoughts of ghosts, costumes, and candy haunting their thoughts, this week was no exception. The sixth grade Saints actively read some horribly creepy short stories while focusing on inferencing, foreshadowing, summarizing, and…

No Vicksburg, No Problem

The government shutdown affected many people, including the 6th graders at All Saints’.  We were scheduled to visit Vicksburg, Mississippi October 16th to the 18th, but due to many of our destinations being closed, we were forced to postpone our trip.  We did not let this get us down though.  We moved on and were able to visit a local…