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A typical day at MBS ‌ Advisory Sixth grade students begin their day in homeroom with their advisors at 8:05 a.m. Students gather their books, listen to class announcements and prepare for a day of learning.

English In English class, students practice reading and writing. They learn to use the writing process to develop and strengthen their writing skills. Reading comprehension and fluency is developed through class texts such as The Outsiders and A Long Walk to Water. Students learn vocabulary and grammar within the context of reading and writing along with the use of appropriate exercises in these areas.

Math Sixth grade math students follow the Math Connects program, a seventh grade text. The course challenges students to show and explain work, demonstrating that process and endproduct are equally important.

Geography In geography, students learn to better understand themselves and the world in which they live as they examine the physical and human aspects of the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

Science Young scientists explore earth and life science by engaging in hands-on lab work. The labs are designed to strengthen their understanding of the scientific method.

Language The language program introduces students to French, Spanish or Latin. Students experience motivational, interactive learning techniques meant to inspire young language learners. Students learn to use the iPad as an organizational tool, a resource and a vehicle to extend learning and present ideas.

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Lunch All MS students have lunch at 11:10 followed by recess. Prepared at MBS, and includes: hot lunch, sandwich station, soup and salad bar and of course, dessert.

Art Sixth grade students take a quarter of visual art and a have the choice of a yearlong performance experience or digital art elective.

Advisory End-of-day Advisory is dedicated to organizing materials and preparing for home.

Sports & Activities The school day closes with sports and activities. Our students have ample opportunities on the playing field to experiment with a new sport or continue with an old one.

Learning and exploring together The sixth grade capstone experience is an interdisciplinary unit that happens at the end of the school year. It is experiential in nature and meant to give students the opportunity to interact with a large concept (e.g. water) in a variety of ways. Teachers create learning experiences that are hands-on, collaborative and creative. Students attend multidiscipline workshops and visit relevant places designed to further their learning and understanding of the topic being studied. The sixth grade capstone is designed to further learning and end the academic year collaboratively.

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