Blog: Jan 20-24

Weekly Update Jan 24

Literacy

We are all very excited about our work in literacy this week.  A small project about designing a super hero has evolved into a major story writing endeavor.  Students have referenced the periodic table of elements to design a super hero, and we are now writing Origin stories to introduce our heroes to the world! We read several origin stories of familiar super heroes, and together developed a basic formula/outline to follow. Our classroom has never been so quiet and focused as students dive head first into this exciting writing opportunity.  

The learning intentions guiding our writing are listed below. 

I can organize and develop ideas and information with introductions that interest audiences, and state the topic.

I can use outlines and summaries to show the relationship between ideas.

I can evaluate the appropriateness of information for a particular audience and purpose.

I can use paragraphs to separate my ideas. 

I can choose words that create a particular mood that is appropriate for a specific genre or audience. 

Math

Ms. Brianne’s math class has continued our work on finding effective strategies to identify the factors of a number.  This week our learning intentions were,

I can use skip counting to find the factors of a number

I can use division to find the factors of a number

Students worked in small groups and played games designed to practice these strategies. 

Mr. Lapierre’s math class has continued to work on the patterns and relations unit. This week the students learned how to graph t-table charts and learned what variables are.

I can represent number patterns using variables, graphs and tables. 

Social

Students took notes while exploring an interactive website designed to understand the various services provided by local governments.  After identifying and describing each service, they had to determine all the different municipalities that would provide such a thing for their citizens. Students had to consider the cost of providing such a service, as well as how many people would benefit from it when deciding whether or not they thought it would be offered in a city, a town and or a rural community.

Science

Students continued to research planets and placed all of their information on a PowerPoint presentation which you can access online. We also learned facts about the sun and how it impacts our survival on Earth. The sundial was also introduced and the importance of it.




Blog: Nov 12-15, 2019

LA: 

- Word work (on-going)

- Senses writing

- Personification

- Novel Study work (on-going)

Social:

- Learning about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

Science:

- Forest succession

Math:

- Math Qs

- Multiples and Factors (Mr.L)

- Solving multi step multiplication problems (Mr.L)

Ms. Briannes math class has been working on 
- solving multi step multiplication problems
- practicing using the traditional algorithm to solve 3 and 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems.  
- large numbers, identifying number "families" to assist us in saying numbers out loud. 



Blog: Oct 18, 2019

LA: 

- Word work (on-going)

- Working on written work, showing and not telling. For example, what are ways of showing we are nervous rather than saying I'm nervous

- Novel Study work (on-going)

Social:

-This week in social we began our Twitter campaign.  As a class we identified a common concern about one of the many current events that we have discussed in class this year.  After learning that our Premier has been beginning public speaking engagements without acknowledging the land, we decided to share our concern as active citizens.  The social studies curriculums dictates that we are to "learn how to interact with government to bring about change within [their] local, provincial and national communities." The students have been very excited to engage in this hands on learning, and use their voice in a responsible and informed way. Please follow us on Twitter @CedarbraeGr6 to follow us on this journey.

Science:

- Researching information on 2 deciduous and 2 coniferous trees

- Water cycle

- Documenting our ecosystem

Math:

- Math Qs

- Working with large numbers (Mr.L)

- Rounding and Estimating numbers E.g. 3,859,832 to 3.9 million (Mr. L)

- Solving multi step multiplication problems (Mr.L)

Ms. Briannes math class has been working on 
- solving multi step multiplication problems
- practicing using the traditional algorithm to solve 3 and 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems.  
- large numbers, identifying number "families" to assist us in saying numbers out loud. 


Blog: Oct 4, 2019

LA: 

- Word work

- Finished up our writing task related to Alexander, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

- Novel Study work

Social:

- Continued our work on demoncracy

Science:

- finished up leaf classification

- documented changes to our ecosystems

- what is a leaf?

Math:

- Math Qs

- Working with large numbers

- worked on concepts and vocabulary terms - More (+) and less (-) than terms



Blog: Sept 27,2019


LA:

- word work

- novel study reading and responding

- Alexander, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day writing. We created our own version of what a horrible day would look like

Social:

- Researched the 4 pillars of democracy

Science:

- Weasalhead  field trip

- what the difference betweens trees and plants, deciduous and coniferous

Math

- We have been focusing reading large number - place value

Blog: Sept 20, 2019

It was lovely meeting with those of you that were able to attend Meet the Teacher Night. Thanks for coming.  


Language Arts:

- completed our re-tell of Weslandia

- continued word work and the development and application of descriptive language

- novel study and journal responses


Social

- explored current events revolving around immigration policies and the treatment of asylum seekers

Science

- sketching in the garden

- planned ecosystems

- vocabulary introduction

Math

- Place value

Upcoming dates:

Weasalhead Field Trip on Thursday.

Learning on the Land Friday, weather permitted. 



This week we’ve been super busy as we have finally started teaching curriculum!

Science: The kids were introduced to our first unit Trees and Forests. We began with important definitions that will be used throughout the unit and the provincial exams and learned about transpiration. 2L pop bottles with lids are still needed!

Math: We played some math games and were busy with assessment. Next week we will be starting our daily 8 math. More info to follow.

Social: Introduction to democracy and various governments around the world.

LA – We read the book Weslandia and have started working on retell writing tasks. We also started our novel studies with an emphasis on writing summaries and personal thoughts.

Up coming dates:

Sept 19 – 4:30 – 6:00 is Meet the Teacher night

Sept 20 – No school

Sept 26 – Weaselhead Field Trip – all day Volunteers are still needed for our trip





Grade 6 Team

Blog: Jan 20-24

Weekly Update Jan 24

Literacy

We are all very excited about our work in literacy this week.  A small project about designing a super hero has evolved into a major story writing endeavor.  Students have referenced the periodic table of elements to design a super hero, and we are now writing Origin stories to introduce our heroes to the world! We read several origin stories of familiar super heroes, and together developed a basic formula/outline to follow. Our classroom has never been so quiet and focused as students dive head first into this exciting writing opportunity.  

The learning intentions guiding our writing are listed below. 

I can organize and develop ideas and information with introductions that interest audiences, and state the topic.

I can use outlines and summaries to show the relationship between ideas.

I can evaluate the appropriateness of information for a particular audience and purpose.

I can use paragraphs to separate my ideas. 

I can choose words that create a particular mood that is appropriate for a specific genre or audience. 

Math

Ms. Brianne’s math class has continued our work on finding effective strategies to identify the factors of a number.  This week our learning intentions were,

I can use skip counting to find the factors of a number

I can use division to find the factors of a number

Students worked in small groups and played games designed to practice these strategies. 

Mr. Lapierre’s math class has continued to work on the patterns and relations unit. This week the students learned how to graph t-table charts and learned what variables are.

I can represent number patterns using variables, graphs and tables. 

Social

Students took notes while exploring an interactive website designed to understand the various services provided by local governments.  After identifying and describing each service, they had to determine all the different municipalities that would provide such a thing for their citizens. Students had to consider the cost of providing such a service, as well as how many people would benefit from it when deciding whether or not they thought it would be offered in a city, a town and or a rural community.

Science

Students continued to research planets and placed all of their information on a PowerPoint presentation which you can access online. We also learned facts about the sun and how it impacts our survival on Earth. The sundial was also introduced and the importance of it.




Blog: Nov 12-15, 2019

LA: 

- Word work (on-going)

- Senses writing

- Personification

- Novel Study work (on-going)

Social:

- Learning about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom

Science:

- Forest succession

Math:

- Math Qs

- Multiples and Factors (Mr.L)

- Solving multi step multiplication problems (Mr.L)

Ms. Briannes math class has been working on 
- solving multi step multiplication problems
- practicing using the traditional algorithm to solve 3 and 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems.  
- large numbers, identifying number "families" to assist us in saying numbers out loud. 



Blog: Oct 18, 2019

LA: 

- Word work (on-going)

- Working on written work, showing and not telling. For example, what are ways of showing we are nervous rather than saying I'm nervous

- Novel Study work (on-going)

Social:

-This week in social we began our Twitter campaign.  As a class we identified a common concern about one of the many current events that we have discussed in class this year.  After learning that our Premier has been beginning public speaking engagements without acknowledging the land, we decided to share our concern as active citizens.  The social studies curriculums dictates that we are to "learn how to interact with government to bring about change within [their] local, provincial and national communities." The students have been very excited to engage in this hands on learning, and use their voice in a responsible and informed way. Please follow us on Twitter @CedarbraeGr6 to follow us on this journey.

Science:

- Researching information on 2 deciduous and 2 coniferous trees

- Water cycle

- Documenting our ecosystem

Math:

- Math Qs

- Working with large numbers (Mr.L)

- Rounding and Estimating numbers E.g. 3,859,832 to 3.9 million (Mr. L)

- Solving multi step multiplication problems (Mr.L)

Ms. Briannes math class has been working on 
- solving multi step multiplication problems
- practicing using the traditional algorithm to solve 3 and 4 digit by 1 digit multiplication problems.  
- large numbers, identifying number "families" to assist us in saying numbers out loud. 


Blog: Oct 4, 2019

LA: 

- Word work

- Finished up our writing task related to Alexander, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

- Novel Study work

Social:

- Continued our work on demoncracy

Science:

- finished up leaf classification

- documented changes to our ecosystems

- what is a leaf?

Math:

- Math Qs

- Working with large numbers

- worked on concepts and vocabulary terms - More (+) and less (-) than terms



Blog: Sept 27,2019


LA:

- word work

- novel study reading and responding

- Alexander, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day writing. We created our own version of what a horrible day would look like

Social:

- Researched the 4 pillars of democracy

Science:

- Weasalhead  field trip

- what the difference betweens trees and plants, deciduous and coniferous

Math

- We have been focusing reading large number - place value

Blog: Sept 20, 2019

It was lovely meeting with those of you that were able to attend Meet the Teacher Night. Thanks for coming.  


Language Arts:

- completed our re-tell of Weslandia

- continued word work and the development and application of descriptive language

- novel study and journal responses


Social

- explored current events revolving around immigration policies and the treatment of asylum seekers

Science

- sketching in the garden

- planned ecosystems

- vocabulary introduction

Math

- Place value

Upcoming dates:

Weasalhead Field Trip on Thursday.

Learning on the Land Friday, weather permitted. 



This week we’ve been super busy as we have finally started teaching curriculum!

Science: The kids were introduced to our first unit Trees and Forests. We began with important definitions that will be used throughout the unit and the provincial exams and learned about transpiration. 2L pop bottles with lids are still needed!

Math: We played some math games and were busy with assessment. Next week we will be starting our daily 8 math. More info to follow.

Social: Introduction to democracy and various governments around the world.

LA – We read the book Weslandia and have started working on retell writing tasks. We also started our novel studies with an emphasis on writing summaries and personal thoughts.

Up coming dates:

Sept 19 – 4:30 – 6:00 is Meet the Teacher night

Sept 20 – No school

Sept 26 – Weaselhead Field Trip – all day Volunteers are still needed for our trip





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