6th Grade Cross Curricular Project Kicks off with Hands-on Field Trip

On Friday, May 9, sixth grade students enjoyed a day of activities centered around fishing.  This field trip was designed to pique student interest and pave the path to a cross-curricular project focused on human impact on oceans, which will be introduced during 1st and 2nd period on Monday, May 12.

Friday began with a grade meeting in the PAC, where Mr. Sanborn outlined the itinerary, and Mr. Pepi gave a riveting and personal presentation on fishing safety.  Mr. Cincotta and Mr. Minehart then provided casting tips.  Next, the boys divided into homerooms for the first of several friendly competitions scattered throughout the day.  Homerooms collaborated on a human impact trivia quiz, and went through one round of the Hat Game before the fish called us to depart to our fishing destination.

Fishing at Norumbega Point in Auburndale, MA, provided another opportunity for good-natured competition.  Countless nibbles were reported, but only a handful of fish were caught (and released).

Boys returned to campus for lunch, and then enjoyed a quiet period watching an episode of Wicked Tuna, a National Geographic show featuring some local fishermens’ hunts for tuna in the Atlantic, the same species featured in the current Language Arts book.

The day’s adventures drew to a close with some fishing-themed outdoor games and a light-hearted awards ceremony.

Stay tuned for more updates as the project kicks off on Monday!

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