Welcome to 6th Grade
The Starfish Story
By: Loren Eiseley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed boy picking up and gently throwing things into the ocean.
Approaching the boy he asked, “Young man, what are you doing?”
“Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die,” the boy replied.
The man laughed to himself and said, “Do you realize there are miles of miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make any difference.”
After listening politely, the boy bent down to pick up another starfish and threw it into the surf. Then, he smiled at the man and said, “I made a difference to that one.”
Moral: Everyone can make a difference — even if that difference affects one person.
My name is Nicole Diaz and I am a 6th grade ELA/SS special education teacher. As a teacher for the past 18 years, it has always been my goal to help each and every student become the best version of themselves. When they leave my class at the end of the year, I only hope they are more confident, independent, and successful than when they first entered my classroom. The middle school years are an important part of self development. Leaving elementary school and transitioning to middle school can be a challenge, together we can partner to help your children grow and learn in an environment that is both positive and fun! If you need to reach me, please feel free to email me at [email protected] .