On Friday, our school year came to a close. It was a tough day for all of us as the sixth grade students entered and exited the classroom for the last time. Next year they’ll be combining with students from two other towns and heading up to the middle school. However, there was no way we were going to let them leave school without giving them a proper sendoff.
In order to make the end of the year special for our students, we had so many end of the year activities. The sixth graders had a cookout where our principal, Mr. Veneto, brought in a grill and make hamburgers and hot dogs for all of them. After field day we flew our kites that we had made during math thanks to an idea Mr. Salsich shared with us last year. We took part in our annual Field Day which is always a favorite of the students. Also, thanks to a wonderful idea by Miss Girard, we had a carnival to celebrate the completion of our state testing. Everyone had a chance to participate in numerous carnival games and even have their picture taken in a special way that you can see below.
We had two amazing field trips. Our first was to Sandy Neck Beach where students waded through tide pools and strolled through the salt marshes, collecting and categorizing different species of crabs, fish, and shrimp.
The second field trip was aboard the OceanQuest Discovery Cruise. We headed out into the harbor and students brought up lobster pots filled with lobsters and crabs. They also learned how to take all sorts of tests with the water including checking salinity and the pH balance.
The final step to our year was our sixth grade graduation. Students received awards for all their hard work throughout the course of the year. Everyone then received their diplomas and graduation was complete, or so everyone thought. We may have been working on a little surprise for a couple weeks before our graduation. Watch the video below to see what the surprise was that we had in store for everyone. The second video is the same thing which we did again for the entire school on the last day.