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Sixth grade is a _______.

May 26, 2020 | Elizabeth Rachuri

Sixth graders are working on their mini-exhibitions.  This project is an introduction to the academic exhibitions they will complete in seventh and eighth grade.

For the mini exhibition, students created metaphors to describe sixth grade.

Here are some of the metaphors they came up with:

  • Sixth grade is a rushing stream.
  • Sixth grade is a plant.
  • Sixth grade is a rock wall.
  • Sixth grade is a snowstorm.
  • Sixth grade is a candy store.

Students are writing essays to explain their chosen metaphors.  Then they will create visual depictions of the metaphors.  Finally, students will record presentations that fifth graders will watch.  This will give fifth graders a preview of what is to come next year.

At this point, students have almost completed their essays.  Their writing is engaging and expressive.  I can’t wait to see what they create next!

Elizabeth Rachuri

Teacher, Grade 5

Elizabeth Rachuri has always wanted to be a teacher. She began her career as a five-year-old girl creating and grading tests for her friends. She refined her skills in college as she studied, among other things, how to help struggling readers. Mrs. Rachuri spent a semester in Guanajuato, Mexico, studying Spanish and eating pan dulce. After college, she traveled to Puerto Rico to teach at the Christian School and Chapel for the Deaf. There, she learned American Sign Language and how to kill poisonous centipedes.

Finally, Mrs. Rachuri arrived at Mustard Seed School. Since that time, she has been teaching in the middle school. Her favorite part about teaching at Mustard Seed is leading worship. She loves to tell stories and get people to think deeply about God.

When she’s not teaching, traveling, or learning new languages, Mrs. Rachuri loves to draw portraits, sew, and (believe it or not) clean her house. But her new favorite pastime is singing and dancing with her daughter!

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