by Treven Cerveny, Exeter-Milligan 6th grade Instructor
The 6th graders at Exeter-Milligan are doing so many great things in the classroom this year! More specifically, the students have excelled in using technology. In our school, each child in the elementary is equipped with an iPad to use in the classroom. As a result, we spend time every day using these iPads to increase the level of student engagement. One specific app that the students are using in the classroom is the Canvas app. This is something that they will be using on a regular basis next year, so becoming more familiar with the app will help prepare them for the upcoming years. Another tool we use on our iPads is Kahoot. This website allows students to compete against each other while reviewing the content that we have recently learned in the classroom. Technology has been a fun and engaging tool for our classroom!
The sixth grade class has also accomplished many great things in the classroom! In math, most students have mastered the multiplication facts from 0-12, which has really helped them to become more successful mathematicians. The students are also becoming more effective writers, as they have learned how to write complete sentences, create topic sentences and conclusions, organize their paragraphs, edit their work, and more. They are currently learning how to write opinion paragraphs, which have been a joy to read. Additionally, both group and individual projects have been an enjoyable experience for students. This has been a great way for students to learn more about the content being taught, use their creativity, organize information, and present their knowledge in front of an audience. Students are ready to finish their elementary days on a positive note and move on to the next level in their educational careers!