Blizzard - 6th

6th Grade Blizzard Bag Assignments

6th Grade students should go to Google Classroom for their assignments.

UA Assignments
• For the first Blizzard Bag Day -    PE  and ICT
• For the second Blizzard Bag Day - Life Skills and Art
• For the third Blizzard Bag Day - World Language and Music

*ART *



Choose one activity from the following options for Art. Please upload an image to Artsonia with an artist statement by the end of the week that the snow day occurs. See Artsonia directions at the bottom :


1. Go outside and create a snow sculpture by yourself or with a sibling or with a friend! Spend at least 30 mins outside and then take a photo of your snow art! Upload to Artsonia with an artist statement.


2. Create a drawing of your choice or from the following drawing prompts. Spend about 30 mins on the drawing. It can be black and white or color. Upload to Artsonia with an artist statement.

Drawing Prompts:

  1. Draw your favorite stuffed animal
  2. Draw part of your room (for example: your desk or your bed with stuffies on it or your bookshelf)
  3. Draw several pieces of candy still in their wrappers
  4. Draw someone in your family making a funny face -Or- a serious face.
  5. Draw something in your kitchen (for example: a pile of dirty dishes or salt and pepper shakers)
  6. Draw yourself in 20 years. What will you be doing?
  7. Draw a musical instrument


3. Go outside and take about 20 photos. Pick your best photo based on composition and edit it using the photo editor of your choice (Pixlr Express is a free one we use at school). Upload to Artsonia with an artist statement.



Go to:

Enter code: dzbk-mdfc


Follow prompts- should be familiar!

If you have technology issues, upload image to Drive as a backup plan and share with art teacher.


[End of Art Assignment]

* Life Skills* Life Skills Assignment
Today is a great day to be concerned about friends and neighbors. I am asking you
to complete an act of kindness. Please take some time to help someone. You may
use the cookie mix you made in class to bake a snack for a neighbor or maybe help
shovel their driveway or walkway. You may cook lunch or dinner for your family or
help build a snowman with a child. Maybe you can come up with an idea of your
1. Please take a picture of yourself performing the good deed or a pic of the goodies
you have prepared and shared.
2. Hand in your picture with a sentence or two reflecting on how the experience made
you feel and whom it helped.
Please enjoy your day!
Mrs. Rafferty [End of Life Skills Assignment]
ICT Class

Snow Day Assignment

Create a “Shelf Talker”


Favorite books (nonfiction or fiction)

Pencils, colored pencils, fine tip markers, erasers

Index cards, blank (3” x 5”)


To help promote the joy of reading for pleasure and to help other students make book selections.


Select a favorite title from your favorite reading list and create a promotional “shelf talker” to

be displayed on the shelf where that title is housed.  Students compose an original “pitch” to advertise the title and use color and graphics to make the shelf talker eye-catching.

What to include:

Descriptive language

Persuasive language

Specific vocabulary

Reference to the genre

Include the title & author

Include a nonverbal graphic

Strategic use of color

What not to include:

Anything we can read on the cover, on the inside flap or in the summary sentence.

Things that are obvious, such as…

The fact that it is a book - We know it’s a book!

(This is a book about…)

The fact that Sam is a boy (now, if Sam were a girl, you might have to tell us)
A replica of the book cover – be original with your nonverbal graphic


Here is an example:

SchoolAdmins:mcoombs:CURRICULUM:Shelf Talker Model.jpg
[End of ICT assignment]



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