Fall Break!

Fall Break is over! I hope that you had a great Fall break! Before coming back to school, the are some reminders for Mr. Clarken’s class.
ClarkenKids- Here are some reminders before coming back to school
  • A map test that will be about the Political and Physical of the Eastern part of Europe
  • A vocabulary test will be Lesson 19
  • Turn in the Fall Break Packet if you did some or even all of the work
  • All the work from your water group must be finished 

Love’s Labour’s Lost- Shakespeare


Love’s Labour’s Lost is pur latest Shakespeare play! We’re going to see it on Monday with most of the GATE class! Anyway, The title is an alliteration (words that have the same beginning letter) and is hard to figure out what the play is about, but when we read the summary and talked about the play, we knew what it ment. Love’s Labour’s Lost means that ‘all the work (love) for nothing (left)’. So far in class, we read the summary, acted out some scenes from the play, and we have a quote to memorize for homework. Can’t wait to watch Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Old Globe Theatre! Don’t Miss Out!

Much Ado About Nothing


Last night was great! Much Ado About Nothing was an enjoyable play. There were lots of characters that we learned about in the play. Way before we watched the play, we practiced understanding the play, memorized lines, and watched a version of it! When we watched the play, we heard some lines from the play that we have gone over at school! The upcoming Shakespeare events are coming to the Old Globe! Hope many people will come!

First Week of School!


The first few days of sixth grade doesn’t really feel like the first days of school. This year of school is different, because everybody knows each other well enough to be in the same class! Since its a GATE Program, the new six and fifth graders don’t feel wired getting to know a new teacher or classmates. Anyway, we already went to a Shakespeare play (Much Ado About Nothing), studied the west side of the US for a test, and did the Thursday Mile in just the first week of school! We also saw the new seventh graders from Granger at school and at the Old Globe Theatre. Well, I’m already looking forward for the Day Tripper and the other Shakespeare play coming up!



Happy Father’s Day!


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Wishing all dads a happy father’s day!

Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing


Much Ado About Nothing is coming to the Old Globe Theatre! This time there will be 2 plays planned, but we are learning and understanding the story. Everyday, after P.E, Shakespeare people go to Mr. Clarken’s class and silently read until we begin. Then for a little while, we get into certain group numbers and act out a highlight from the play. Can’t wait until we have enough knowledge of the story and can watch the actual play at the Old Globe Theatre!