404 6th Grade

Poetry Slam Comes to OTS – 2013

Award-winning slam poet Gayle Danley will perform her original work for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Using poetry, movement and song, Danley engages the audience with subjects that they can connect to: grief, joy, love and the complexities of everyday life. Often moving, always entertaining, and truly inspiring, Danley’s work will engage one and all. Check out her website at http://www.gayledanley.com/bio.htm

 

 

Show Dates: Oct 7,8,9,10,11 – 2013

Spectrum Math Comes to OTS

SPECTRUM MATH encourages your children to really understand math!

In a two-day residency beginning today, artist Jennifer Sirey will introduce your 6th grader to creative, hands-on projects that allow them to translate abstract mathematical concepts and formulae into beautiful works of art. Math is transformed almost overnight from a world that some students dread to one that is thoroughly absorbing.
• Ask your child about how Math formulae can possibly translate to art?
• Ask you child how Jennifer Sirey made them look differently at math?

Poetry Slam Comes to OTS

Award-winning slam poet Gayle Danley will perform her original work for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades tomorrow and you’re invited to the show. Using poetry, movement and song, Danley engages the audience with subjects that they can connect to: grief, joy, love and the complexities of everyday life. Often moving, always entertaining, and truly inspiring, Danley’s work will engage one and all.

Soul Portraits: Poetry of the Heart, Mind and Body
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Old Turnpike School
8:00 am – 8:45 am

6th Graders Welcome Jazz Poet Lamont Dixon

ACCLAIMED JAZZ POET LAMONT DIXON VISITS TEWKSBURY’S OLD TURNPIKE SCHOOL

          Nationally acclaimed jazz poet Lamont Dixon – also known as Napalm Da Bomb – conducted a five day poetry residency in late January with Old Turnpike School’s (OTS) sixth grade. The program, which was funded by the Tewksbury Education Foundation (TEF), explored multiple poetry forms and encouraged creative self expression by breaking away from traditional thought and nurturing imagination.  “As a result of Mr. Lamont Dixon’s in-service, our students were provided with an opportunity to witness first hand the impact Figurative Language plays in writing, speaking, and performing,” said OTS sixth grade Language Arts teacher Scott Sipos. “Lamont’s unique style brings an energy that engages students while providing positive feedback and support.  [His mantra], ’From the page to the stage,’ slips perfectly in to the critical aspects of our curriculum.” Dixon’s residency, as all TEF funded programs, complies with state and District core curriculum standards.  Additional information on the program, the TEF and other TEF programs can be found at www.tewksburytef.org or on FACEBOOK.