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Social Studies – Students have to answer 5 questions from pages 4 and 5 in the textbook.

Math Grade 6 – Students are to complete exercises 1-4 on page

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Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Math

Math Grade 6 – We have started a new unit on improper fractions and mixed numbers. These concepts are very important as they are foundational learnings in the grade 6 math curriculum. Along with recognizing the relationship between improper fractions and mixed numbers, we will be comparing fractions, recognizing equivalent fractions, creating ratios and learning how fractions are related to decimals and percentages. Students are to complete exercises 1-4 on page 164. Some students also received their results on the quiz they completed this week. Check with them on this, and I’ll send home the quiz once everyone writes it.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Language Arts

Language Arts (writing) – Students received their scores for their persuasive essay. They will be taking home a copy of their essays with them tonight. It is not necessary to return them as I have the essays in Google classroom. I was very pleased with the overall effort by the class. This was the last piece of writing that I used for their first term report card. Their writing mark was generated by using four completed journal posts,  the vertebrate project and the persuasive assignment. We have started the first piece of writing that will go towards next term’s mark for writing. It is a journal post, and students are aware that there will be higher expectations with regards to quantity and quality of their work.

Language Arts (reading) – We are now about one-third of the way through our second class read aloud of the year, Number the Stars. I will be basing some of their reading comprehension mark on the activities associated with this book. We will focus more on literary tools and techniques (mood, character development, plot, conflict, climax, point of view etc.) rather than comprehension tasks. Having said that, students did answer some comprehension questions on the fifth chapter of the book and they will receive those results tomorrow.

Just a reminder concerning the Christmas concert for grades 3/4 -6 tomorrow evening at 6:30. Doors open at 6 PM.

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Report Cards, Math

Math Grade 6 – Tomorrow we will be having a quiz on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. Most students will be writing it, but a few will write it later in the week when they are ready to do it. The students not writing tomorrow know who they are as it was discussed in class today.

Report cards went home with your child today. Parent/teacher conferences that have been postponed the last two Thursdays will be held this coming Thursday, December 6th. I sent an email out to parents who are affected by these cancellations.

 
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Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Social Studies, Math

Math Grade 6 – Students have a review sheet to complete on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. We will be having a quiz on this material this Thursday, and most students will be doing the quiz at that time. Some students may require further practice with these concepts and will, therefore, complete the quiz at a later date. I will inform students tomorrow if they will not be writing on Thursday.

Social Studies – Mapping skills booklet must be completed for tomorrow. We will begin taking a closer look at Prince Edward Island tomorrow using the text “Exploring our Island”.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Math

Math Grade 6 – Students have to complete exercise 3 on page 111, and they also must finish a sheet entitled “Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number”. Students receiving extra help do not have to have this finished for tomorrow.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Math, Language Arts

Math Grade 6 – Our unit on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals will soon be coming to an end. We are still working on dividing decimals, and students have to complete exercises 1 and 2 on page 111. I will be looking to have a quiz on this unit next week.

Language Arts (writing) – Students are working to complete the good copy of their persuasive essays as they are due on Thursday. Please check with your child on their progress. We have been working on this persuasive text unit of study for the past three weeks, and I look forward to the final product by the students. The expectations have been clearly outlined as we have gone over mentor texts and studied the proper components of this text form. Students also have a checklist they can use to ensure they have all the necessary elements included in their essay.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2018 in Uncategorized