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- Tents for their tent group, labeled.
- Two tarps for each tent, labeled.
- A sleeping bag, sleeping pad (Thermarest type), and pillow. Place in one or two white, labeled kitchen garbage bag(s).
- Supplies from the Equipment List placed inside plastic kitchen garbage bags inside the luggage.
Notes from the Team:
Science – Larry
Math – Nagme
Language Arts – Carter
Humanities –Len & Ann
Spanish – Spencer
We are joined by Miguel Rojas Ortega every Monday and Tuesday, our 10th grade Costa Rican exchange student who will be helping us as my TA.
In these next months, we will focus more and more on core content with regard to vocabulary and grammar – what abilities they will need to hit the ground running in 7th grade. Finally, we will end the year with a book project. They will create a 4-chapter story in Spanish about characters of their choice. Stay tuned for summer tips.
Francais – Monique
We’ll now start the world of gender nouns and the agreement of articles and adjectives that modify them. The projects coming up are assuming the role of a famous French person and being interviewed by their classmates (to practice questions), a glogster (an online poster of themselves that allows them to insert videos and audio clips produced by them) that will be their portfolio, and comic strips summarizing some chapters of the chapter story that we are reading.
Chinese – Li-Ling
Prior to this unit, students studied Family and watched a film called The King of Masks.
We will wrap up our current unit in two weeks, and spend the rest of the school year reviewing all they have studied this year.
To help your child stay with the pace of the class, please monitor their homework assignments and encourage your child to use flash cards at home. They are welcome to contact me either through phone calls or emails if they have questions about their learning.
Outdoor Education - Olivia
Physical Education – Brian, Hedy, John, Carrie
Shop – Tom
Music – Mark
Cape Arago Trip Gears Up!
- seriously warm sleeping bag – Cotton or lightweight bags are insufficient. If you do not have an appropriate bag, consider borrowing or renting one from an outdoor store – REI does rentals
- tent with rain fly (a vestibule is nice for shoes) – one person from each tent group needs to supply the tent. Note: The students must know how to set it up. Make sure the tent is waterproof and in good condition.
- two tarps – one to go under tent and one to line the inside
- sleeping pad thick enough to sleep on comfortably
- pillow, if wanted
- garbage bags – to keep gear dry in camp and to use for dirty clothes
- flashlight – strong beam, not a pen light
- extra batteries
- re-usable lunch sack
- water bottle
- art supplies you particularly like to use
- plate, mug, bowl, silverware
- mesh bag with loop to hang mess kit from tree
- towel and washcloth
- toiletries, including lip balm
- sun screen
- bug repellent
- small whistle
- two cloth napkins
- stamps for postcards
- hand lens
- whisk broom to sweep out tent
- a little money to buy small keepsake
- 2-4 pinch-type clothespins
- small personal first aid kit
- cards, travel games
- book and booklight
- Ipod / cell phone for long bus ride only (these will be locked on bus)