G6 Murder Mystery + due date

There are a lot of exciting things going on Grade 6 English right now!  First, our Murder Mystery Party is Monday, May 26, from 6:00 – 8:00.  All the students have their characters and are gearing up to solve the mystery!  Second, the students are working on writing their own Detective Story.  We have been doing pre-writing and the first draft of the story is due on Wednesday, May 28.  So, make sure to get started writing your story this weekend!

For more information on the Murder Mystery, here is the email that was sent to all the parents:

Dear Parents of Grade 6,
As you know from our blog (aisjenglish.wordpress.com) Grade 6 is doing a Sherlock Holmes Detective unit in English.
Currently, students are preparing to write their own detective story.  While we are in this writing process, I have planned a fun afternoon where students can practice the deductive skills they have been studying.
This Monday, May 26, we will be having a Murder Mystery Dinner. The event will be from 6:00 – 8:00.  What happens is each person is assigned a character, someone “dies”, and then everyone must use the clues given to figure who committed the crime.  It is not required, but encouraged for everyone to come dressed up!
To make this a fun and successful event, I would appreciate help from you!  These activities are typically done around a dinner, so we are going to make this activity a “pot-luck”.  Are you willing to bring one of the following items?
  • a dish to share
  • dessert
  • drinks
  • paper table cloths, utensils, plates, cups
Parents, you are invited to attend and watch and help facilitate the event if you wish!
Please give permission for this activity by replying to Mr. Dinin in an email. As characters have been assigned, it is essential that everyone comes to the mystery dinner. If you have questions, comments, or would like to come and help, please contact me.
Thank you for your support and help.  I think this will be memorable event for the kids, and will be a fun way to practice their critical thinking skills!
Allison Barlow



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