• Greek Day

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 5/6/2016

    Thank you parents for supporting us on our Greek Day!  Thank you for helping our students get their papers typed and ready, their costumes together, and a special thank you to the parents that donated delicious Greek food for us to snack on during the presentations.  It was an eventful culmination to the 6th grade Greek Project.  

    Check out the photos below to see some fun from the day!

    Charriot races Three legged race Javelin throw Greek Goddesses

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  • News!

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 10/30/2015


    Book Reports
    Book reports will be due November 30th.  Please make sure students are
    reading their books at home.  The book report will be another oral
    presentation.  Guidelines and rubrics for the presentation will be given
    to students next week.


     Pledging to Save Water

    6th graders have been exploring the water cycle in science and tying this very important concept to current events in writing.  Students have spent the last week gathering evidence from National Geographic and NBC news reports about current challenges we face with water in order to write a problem-solution essay about the topic.  They have also become actively engaged in the solution by pledging to make a small change in their routine at home to conserve water, such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth or taking shorter showers.   We hope this becomes a valuable learning experience in citizenship for students as they make this small pledge and even inspire others.  Be sure to check in with your student each day and see how they are doing with their pledge!


    Veteran's Day picnic

    We will be having an all school picnic in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 12th. Please join us for
    lunch. 6th grade will have their picnic at 10:40am.


    We are inviting everyone to wear patriotic colors. We will be serving
    hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, veggies, cookies, and beverages (milk/juice). The
    cost for adults and non-Hancock students is $3.00 and the cost for Hancock students
    is $2.50. Please bring cash the day of the picnic to place your order and no
    bills larger than $10. We will have tables out but you may also bring
    blankets/chairs to sit on. We are excited to honor our Veterans with you!

    Please sign in at the front gate the day of the picnic and proceed to the
    cafeteria to purchase your lunch. We will be sending home a form for you to
    fill out so we can get a count for ordering food.



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  • Imax Field Trip!

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 9/16/2015

    Next week, students will have the chance to watch two educational feature films at the IMAX to enhance their learning of ecosystems.  The field trip is next Tuesday, September 22nd.  Parents, please don't forget to sign permission slips and pay the activity fee so your child can participate.

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  • Cell models

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 8/10/2015 6:00:00 PM

    Who knew cells could be yummy?

    In Science, students have been making observations and learning about the parts of cells.  Tomorrow, students will make an edible cell model in class to learn the parts of a plant cell!  Before we begin, we will review the parts and their functions as a class.  Then,  students will put together their plant cell models with graham crackers, frosting, vanilla wafers, sweet tarts and licorice.   Afterward, they will have to name the cytoplasm, cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus and chloroplasts in their models before they can try their scrumptious cells.  It is a fun, hands-on way to learn the parts of the cells and deepen students' understanding.  Be sure to ask your kids about the parts of the cell and they will amaze you with their knowledge!
    This lesson was inspired by another teacher.  Check out https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/sixth-grade-biology-lesson to get an idea of what we did!
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  • How fast are you?

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 8/10/2015 5:00:00 PM

    This week, students will practice finding the unit rate for a variety of activities.  We will also experience math in action by measuring the rate at which we pass out papers in class and calculating the unit rate to make comparisons.  Later, we will challenge ourselves to work with complex fractions and our rate of eating fractional pieces of chocolate!  It's going to be an exciting, sweet week in math and science!

    Try your kid's knowledge out and ask them to find the average speed when traveling or to determine the best buy at the store by calculating the unit rate.

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  • Colors Week!

    Posted by Kathleen Villaorduna on 8/10/2015 8:00:00 AM
    Monday              8/3         Red

    Tuesday              8/4         Blue

    Wednesday         8/5         Yellow

    Thursday             8/6         Green

    Friday                 8/7         Orange

    Monday              8/10      Pink/Purple

    Tuesday              8/11       Brown

    Wednesday         8/12       Black/White/Gray

    Thursday             8/13       Rainbow

    Friday                 8/14       Hancock Colors


    As a school we are going to help our new kindergartners learn their colors! Everyone is encouraged to wear the color kindergarten is working on, on each of the following days. Thanks for all of your help! 

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