Mrs. Chapman’s 6th Grade Class!

Welcome to
Mrs. Chapman’s
6th grade classroom!

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Hi!  My name is Mrs. Chapman.  I teach language arts and social studies to 6th graders.  I’m in my 9th year of teaching at Evangelical School, and I must say, “I love my job!”

I enjoy sharing my passion for studying history with my students.  I love reading historical novels, traveling to new places, and watching movies and documentaries about people from other places and times in history.  I think it’s really cool that I get to share some of my historical “discoveries” with my students.

In social studies we will be studying ancient civilizations and learning about places such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome.  Teaching language arts also allows me to incorporate literature that corresponds to what we’re learning about in social studies.

Teaching history and language arts is like going on an educational vacation each day.  We travel to new destinations and times, meet new characters along the way, and learn about how our world functions economically and socially.  I hope the students enjoy their “trip” this year!


September Happenings

 

IMG_2004 In social studies, we are learning about the early humans from the Stone Age.  On Friday, we had our first class simulation.  The students were assigned into tribes where they had to choose leaders without using a known language.  They hooted and grunted while trying to get their message across.  After hunting for deer (sticks of beef jerky) and gathering food (baggies of grapes), the leaders were responsible for distributing the foods equally (or not) to their clan.  After finishing their delicious “meal”, the clans created works of art on their construction paper cave wall.  Some of the hominids (students) even made special paints and brushes to use that were made only from materials found in nature.  I think the students had a great time and were able to get a glimpse of how different and difficult life was so long ago.