Tuesday Homework: Global Studies


Directions: Based on your reading and the notes you have taken on the First Continental Congress, the Second Continental Congress, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and the taking of Fort Ticonderoga, come up with at least 3 questions that can be used as part of a review for the upcoming test.

Your questions should be thoughtful and specific.
Share your questions with me no later than 9:00 tonight!

Guest Speaker on Thursday/Upcoming Field Trip

Hello 6th Grade!

Guest Speaker this Thursday during B Block.
I’m happy to share with you that we will have Mr. Erbetta joining us this Thursday to share his vast knowledge about, and experiences with, Glover’s Regiment.  In conjunction with our unit on the Revolutionary War, this will be a valuable opportunity for the students to engage with Mr. Erbetta as they learn about the important role played by General Glover and his regiment of Marbleheaders in the struggle for independence.
We’re fortunate to have this valuable and enthusiastic resource available to our students.  If anyone is interested in hearing Mr. Erbetta’s presentation, please drop me a line and we can make arrangements to bring in some extra chairs!

Field Trip
In an effort to further engage the students in their local history, we’ll be taking a walking tour of Marblehead historical sites on May 26.  Our tour will include stops at the Lee Mansion, Abbot Hall, Fort Sewall, and Old Burial Hill.  At each stop the students will be engaged in activities designed to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the history that surrounds them.  As this is a local, walking adventure, parents are welcome to join us for any, or all of this outing.
I will be sending home a permission slip with details in the coming days.

As alway, if there are any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
The 6th Grade Team


Tomorrow you’ll be taking the first session of the Math MCAS.  You’ll need to be on your game and well prepared.  In order to ensure that you are ready, please choose at least two of the following activities to complete tonight.


~ take a nap

~ go for a walk, run, or bike ride

~ sit in the sun and read a book (or just sit in the sun and relax)

~ spend time with people you like

~ eat some ice cream, or gummi bears, or spinach

~ go to bed early!

~ relax, you’re going to do great

Revolutionary War Book Project; book list

Hello all,
Listed below are some suggestions for possible titles the kids might select for the upcoming book project.  The exact details of the project will be given out on Monday, but the kids have been asked to select a book, related to the Revolutionary War, that they might be interested in reading.  The list is by now means exclusive.  The kids are welcome to choose a book that does not appear on the list, I only ask that they bring it in on Monday (or at least bring in the title and author), so I can approve it.

Mr. Synnott

George Washington, Spymaster

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Revolutionary War on Wednesday

Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary War Rider


The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777

Journal Of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot

Johnny Tremain

The Revolutionary War (A True Book)

Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale

An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War

The Weapons and Gear of the Revolutionary War

Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Woods Runner