Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Tracey Rambharose

Grade/Subject: Grade 6

Contact:trambharose@stjohnskenmore.com

It is hard to believe but it is already February! Although it is still cold outside and the ground is covered in snow, it is starting to feel like Spring is on it's way.  

In Social Studies, the students will have the opportunity to be board game designers as they work on creating a Mesopotamia board game. I think this activity is fun and a great way to sum up our unit on Mesopotamia. After that we will be on our way to Greece!

I am most excited to start our new novel The Devil's Arithmetic in Reading.  Although this book can be an intense read, I think it is going to open up so many important discussions and I know that the students will learn a lot about themselves through reading this story. I am also excited to announce that we will have a guest speaker coming to visit in February. Her name is Sophia, and she was born in Holland in 1929, she and her family survived the German occupation by going into hiding much like Anne Frank.

The students are working on finishing up their Persuasive Writing pieces, due February 9th. After that the students will be working on vocabulary from the story along with journal writing prompts and different writing pieces that will go along with The Devil's Arithmetic. 

Important February dates: 

2/9/18 - $1 Dress Down day for St. John's Social Justice - Sleep out for the homeless 

2/13/18 - BPO Field Trip Grades 3-6 

2/14/18 - Ash Wednesday Mass at 9am 

2/16/18 - Last day before Winter Recess 

2/16/18 - Guest Speaker: Sophia Veffer (Grades 5-8 attending) in Reina Community Room 

2/19 -2/23 - NO SCHOOL Winter Recess 

2/26 - School Resumes 

Thank you ~Mrs. Rambharose 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I can be reached via email at trambharose@stjohnskenmore.com or at the school (716) 877-6401.