Ms. Kazi-Tani | Grade 6

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Nov 21st .  - Nov.24th , 2022

Looking Back

·       This week students reflected the second Grandfather Teaching- Courage, symbolized by the bear. Students wrote about what courage means to them, where they would like to show more courage in their life and in what instances they already show courage.  Some students shared their thoughts.

·       Students worked on completing their French project on healthy eating and physical activity. They also worked on their oral language learning in partners.

·       We completed Chapters 13, 14 & 15 of “Stargirl” this week. They also worked on their character sketches and descriptions of the protagonist this week.  Spoken Word Poetry examples were shared this week and during conversation, we discussed how each poet was unique, what their messages were and motivations for expressing themselves. Please ask your child about what their passion/ motivation towards expressing a cause of their own would be.  

·       In Math, we began each class with mental math minutes (Integers and order of operations). Students started learning about integers this week to extend their learning.

·       In Science, students started a new unit: Evidence and Investigation. Students have been making inferences and observations using examples from real world situations and are partaking in 8 forensic centres.

·       In Social Studies, students completed their Charter of Rights and Freedoms project. We began learning about democracy in Ancient Athens and students are working on Inquiry questions.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts, we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be creating summaries and identifying new vocabulary terms within the book.  We will also begin taking a deeper look at the elements of Spoken Word Poetry and starting to develop our own!

·       In Math, we will begin each class with mental math minutes involving all that we have learning so far. We will delve into learning about integers more this week coming and begin making inferences and interpreting data from graphs.

·       In Science will get deeper into our new unit: Evidence and Investigation. Students will be completing and participating in the 8 unique Forensic Centres we began last week! We also have our field trip to the Police Interpretive Centre this coming week (Tuesday, Nov. 29th).

·       In Social Studies students will be working on completing their inquiry questions related to Ancient Athenian Democracy and we will review them as a class.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

·      Funday Monday- “Crazy Hair Day”

·      Human Sexuality Forms came home last week, please make sure you received it.

·      School Conferences: Nov. 24th and 25th – 5pm-8pm Thursday (online) and 8am-1 pm Friday (in person).

·      No School Friday Nov.25th- Online Conferences

·      Nov. 29th- Police Interpretive Centre Field Trip- Forms are due back on Nov. 25th ( we are still looking for 3 volunteers to accompany us, please email me if you would like to volunteer and have your clearance with our school).

·      Woodbines Winter Wonderland of Giving- Dec. 15th at 6pm-8pm (See the poster from last week’s blog for details). Gr. 6s are running a bake sale. All items donated should be individually wrapped with the ingredient list attached. Proceeds will go to Emma House Charity: https://www.emmahouse.ca/

·      Here is the parent sign up sheet for donations: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a9aa29a3f58-woodbine

 

Have a Wonderful Long Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Nov. 14th - Nov. 18th, 2022

Looking Back

·       This week students reflected on the above quote. Our second Grandfather Teaching is courage which is symbolized by the bear. Students reflected on what it means to show up and be seen which made for some interesting conversation.

·       Students worked on their French project on healthy eating and physical activity. Some students displayed their learning by creating menus, gyms, power points and recreation centers.

·       We completed Chapters 9-12 of “Stargirl” this week. They also shared their summaries during Author’s Chair. We started our new unit this week: Spoken Word Poetry. Please ask your child about the poetry they got to view and listen to. Some students became inspired to create their own poem on the very day that the unit was introduced. They also shared with their peers (what courage they have!).

·       In Math, we began each class with mental math minutes (algebra, rounding and order of operations). Students started learning about integers this week to extend their learning.

·       In Science, students started a new unit: Evidence and Investigation. Students have been making inferences and observations using examples from real world situations. They also began their first round of Forensic Centres this week! Ask your child about how their centre went today!

·       In Social Studies, students have started their new project based on creating a visual display of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. You can view this project in the Google Classroom.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts, we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be creating summaries and identifying new vocabulary terms within the book.  We will also begin taking a deeper look at the elements of  Spoken Word Poetry!

·       In Math, we will begin each class with mental math minutes involving place value, estimation, algebra and order of operations. We will delve into learning about integers more this week coming too.

·       In Science will get deeper into our new unit: Evidence and Investigation. Students will be participating in 8 unique Forensic Centres this week!

·       In Social Studies students will be working on their Constitution project where they can display their learning of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in detail.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

·      Funday Monday- “Wear your favourite shirt day!”

·      Human Sexuality Forms came home this week, please make sure you received it.

·      School Conferences: Nov. 24th and 25th – 5pm-8pm Thursday (online) and 8am-1 pm Friday (in person)

·      No School Friday Nov.25th- Conferences

·      Nov. 29th- Police Interpretive Centre Field Trip- Forms are due back on Nov. 25th

·      Woodbines Winter Wonderland of Giving- Dec. 15th at 6pm-8pm (See the poster from last week’s blog for details). The Grade 6s are doing a bake sale this night. We are kindly asking for donations towards the sale. Should you want to contribute, we would love for you to send in baked items that are individually wrapped with the ingredients attached. The money we make from this event will be going to the Emma House Charity here in Calgary: https://www.emmahouse.ca/

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Nov. 7th- Nov. 10th, 2022

Looking Back

·       This week students reflected on our second Grandfather Teaching of the year- Courage which is symbolized by the bear.

·       Students worked on their French project and have come up with some creative ways to demonstrate their new language learning! This project is all about healthy eating and exercise.

·       Students completed their final narratives and some students will their engaging stories during Authors Chair next week. Students were also were given a picture prompt in which they had to create an imaginative story around. The image they were given was of a canoe travelling through a body of water surrounded by islands.  We also completed Chapter 8 of “Stargirl” this week. They also shared their summaries during author’s chair

·       In Math, we reviewed place value, adding and subtracting decimals and used algebra to solve for unknown variables. Students began learning about the order of operation this week also.

·       In Science, students have been working on their review and completed their first science unit test. They participated in Trees and Forest Jeopardy in order to solidify and review all that they have learned in this unit this year.

·       In Art, students have been experimenting with oil pastels. The pastel flower art will be on display for our November conferences for you to view, they will also be posted in the Google Classroom when all students have completed them.

·       In Social Studies, students have been reviewing of the principles of Canadian Government. They will have a test on this next week! The review sheet is also in the Google Classroom!

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will also begin our unit in Spoken Word poetry!

·       In Math, we will begin each class with mental math problems involving place value, estimation, algebra and order of operations. We will begin learning about integers this week coming.

·       In Science will begin our next unit: Evidence and Investigation!

·       In Social Studies students will have a quiz on the principles of democracy and start a project where they can display their learning of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Constitution in detail.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

·      Gr. 5/6 Science Fair Club Wednesdays at lunch

·      Hand Bell Club Wednesdays at Lunch

·      Woodbines Winter Wonderland of Giving- Dec. 15th at 6pm-8pm (See the poster for details).

 

Stay Warm and Safe on the Roads and Have  a Lovely Long Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Oct. 31th- Nov. 4th , 2022

Looking Back

·       Students began their first French project! This project is all about healthy eating and exercise.

·       Students completed their final narratives and some students shared their engaging stories during Authors Chair this week. Students also were given a picture prompt this week in which they had to create an imaginative story around.  We also completed Chapter 7 of “Stargirl” this week.

·       In Math, we reviewed our first unit test together. We also participated in “crack the code” Halloween math problems. Students had to use algebra, add and subtract decimals and multiply whole numbers in order to crack the Halloween code!

·       In Science, students began their Human Impact project -The B.C. Ski Hill Project. Groups presented on Friday!

·       In Art we have been experimenting with oil pastels. Students created unique flower art, pictures are available in the Google Classroom. They will be on display for our November conferences for you to view.

·       In Social Studies students learned about the difference and similarities between a representative and a direct democracy. We also began a review of the principles of government. They will have a unit test next week! The review sheet is in the Google Classroom!

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will also be completing our picture prompt story and begin Spoken Word poetry!

·       In Math, we will be using what we know so far about algebra to solve expressions for unknown variables, begin each class with mental math problems and review place value and estimation in order to solve word problems.

·       In Science we will start our unit review of Trees and Forests. The unit reviews are posted in the Google Classroom. We will have a unit test on Nov. 10th.

·       In Social Studies we will delve deeper into Canadian Government. We will complete our review of the principles of Democracy. We will be learning about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Constitution in detail next.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

  •  Gr. 5/6 Science Fair Club Wednesdays at lunch
  • Our First “Funday Monday” will be on Nov. 7th - “Wear your favorite team’s outfit day”! (every Monday, our Gr. 6 Student Council has decided, will be a themed day for our new  “Funday Mondays”!
  • Nov. 10th-Science Trees and Forest Unit Test
  •  Nov. 10th- Whole School Remembrance Day Assembly- Our Grade 6’s will be singing.
  •  No School Nov. 11th -Remembrance Day
  • Photo Order Forms -Due back to school by Nov.10th
  • Fish Creek Friday- Nov. 18th -Weather Dependent
  • Just a reminder to students to dress appropriately for the weather and that we do go outside to play unless it is colder than minus 20.
  • National Child Day, November 20: National Child Day is celebrated annually on November 20. This day recognizes Canada's commitment to raising our youngest citizens with dignity and respect, so they can make meaningful contributions to their communities. It also acknowledges the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child.

 

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Stay Warm and Safe on the Roads!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Oct. 24th- Oct. 27st , 2022

Looking Back

·       This week students reflected on our first Grandfather Teaching of the year- Respect. Students engaged in a collaborative task around this theme and presented their reflections to the class.

·       Students completed their second, and some their third, narratives and reflected upon how other authors describe events and characters in order to deeply engage their readers.  We did a few group writing tasks where we created interesting and enticing story starters and described sequences of events using all of our senses. We also completed Chapter 6 of Stargirl this week.

·       In Math, we had our first Math Unit Test. We have been solving problems using algebraic expressions to create tables, charts and shapes in order to problem solve.

·       In Science, students have been learning about the parts of a tree and what we can learn from studying tree cookies as well as human impacts and sustainability of our forests.

·       In Social Studies students worked on completing their levels of government assignment and finished sharing their pillars of democracy presentations.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be starting our second narratives and sharing during Author’s Chair (optional). We will be enhancing our writing through the use of graphic organizers and real-world examples of great writing.

·       In Math, we will be using what we know so far about algebra to solve expressions with unknown variables.

·       In Science we will continue learning about trees and forests. We will be looking at human impacts on forests and implications and enhancements humans have on them. We will be researching real world examples.

·       In Social Studies we will begin a study guide reviewing all that we have learned so far on the Principles of Democracy . 

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

·      Gr. 5/6 Science Fair Club will be starting at lunch times on Wednesdays. Students had their first meet this Wednesday, Oct. 26th.  

 

·      No School for students on Friday, Oct. 28th- Non-Instructional day

 

·      Fish Creek Friday -weather dependent date TBA

 

·      Halloween Dance Tonight: The Halloween Dance is tonight, Thursday Oct. 27th from 6 to 8pm.  Buy tickets online for $4 each until Tuesday Oct. 25th.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (cash only)

 

·      Buy tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/woodbine-elementary-halloween-dance-tickets-443851691357

 

·      We also still need a number of volunteers to help make this fun event run smoothly.  Please consider signing up for a half hour volunteer role if you are attending.  We could not have these amazing events without help from parents!

Sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EABA82DA0FF2-woodbine1

 

·      Gift Card Donations: The Woodbine School Council is asking for donations of grocery gift cards to help support families in our school community.  Any denomination is appreciated and can make a big difference. 

 

·      It is requested that, if possible, the gift cards be purchased for Superstore or Loblaws as these stores have other items such as clothing and can be used to meet more basic needs than simply food. 

 

·      There will be a drop off box for these gift cards at the Halloween dance, or they can be dropped off at the school office at any point.  Please indicate the value on the gift card.

 

·      Monday Oct. 31st - Halloween! Please dress school appropriately – as mentioned in last weeks blog below J

Have a Wonderful Long Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca


Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Oct. 17th- Oct. 21st , 2022

Looking Back

·       This week the students had a wonderful time in Fish Creek! We are so grateful to have such great weather still!

·       Students completed their first personal narratives and reflected upon how other authors write to engage their readers. They edited their own work based on exemplars from authors such as Jerry Spinelli and the book that they are reading.  We also finished Ch. 4 and 5 of Stargirl this week.

·       In Math, we have been solving problems using algebraic expressions, patterning and solving for unknown variables. We have started creating our own formulas to problem solve for unknown patterns. We also began place value this week.

·       In Science, students completed a visual representation of the layers of the forest and the organisms that interact within each layer. We have also started an Alberta tree investigation.

·       In Social Studies students worked on their new levels of government assignment. Ask your child about what they have learned so far.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be starting our second narratives and sharing during Author’s Chair (optional).

·       In Math, we will continue our work on solving algebraic patterns and delve further into place value.

·       In Science we will continue learning about trees and forests. We will be looking at tree cross sections and what we can learn from tree cookies!

·       In Social Studies we will delve deeper into the Democratic framework of our Canadian Government. We will be learning about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

·      Gr. 5/6 Science Fair Club will be starting at lunch times on Wednesdays. The first meet will be on Oc.t 26th. Forms about this club will be coming home soon.

·      No School for students on Oct. 28th- Non-Instructional day

·      Halloween Dance: The Halloween Dance is returning Thursday Oct. 27th from 6 to 8pm.  Buy tickets online for $4 each until Tuesday Oct. 25th.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (cash only)

Buy tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/woodbine-elementary-halloween-dance-tickets-443851691357

·      We also still need a number of volunteers to help make this fun event run smoothly.  Please consider signing up for a half hour volunteer role if you are attending.  We could not have these amazing events without help from parents!

Sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EABA82DA0FF2-woodbine1

·      Gift Card Donations: The Woodbine School Council is asking for donations of grocery gift cards to help support families in our school community.  Any denomination is appreciated and can make a big difference. 

·      It is requested that, if possible, the gift cards be purchased for Superstore or Loblaws as these stores have other items such as clothing and can be used to meet more basic needs than simply food. 

·      There will be a drop off box for these gift cards at the Halloween dance, or they can be dropped off at the school office at any point.  Please indicate the value on the gift card.

·      Monday Oct. 31st - Halloween- If you are dressing up on this day please come to school in already in your costume. Please outfits that are school appropriate and do not interfere with school lessons and learning and P.E. (masks, weapons or outfits with large accessories would not be school appropriate). 

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.


Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

 


Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Oct. 11th- Oct. 14th, 2022

Looking Back

·       This week the students have been working on their visual art piece which represents how they hold others up and how others hold them up.

·       Students were working on finishing their first personal narrative and beginning their second personal writing pieces in Language Arts.

·       In Math, we have been solving problems using algebraic expressions, patterning and solving for unknown variables.

·       In Science, students worked on creating a visual representation of the layers of the forest and the organisms that interact within each layer. Ask your child about this project and what they learned.

·       In Social Studies students worked on their assigned Pillar of Democracy this week and will be presenting next week! 

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be starting our second narratives and sharing during Author’s Chair (optional).

·       In Math, we will continue working on patterns and algebraic relation and delve into place value.

·       In Science we will continue learning about trees and forests. We will be looking at the nutrient cycle, food webs, food chains, consumers, producers, decomposers, and the interactions among them. 

·       In Social Studies we will delve deeper into the Democratic framework of our Canadian Government and begin a levels of government assignment.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates Coming up and Reminders:

· “Fish Creek Friday” This week- but it is on Thursday! (Weather Dependent)

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca









Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Oct. 3rd- Oct. 7th 2022

Looking Back

·       This week all the grade 6 students visited Fish Creek Park where we engaged in creating some wonderful natural pieces of art. 

·       Students were working on editing their personal narrative writing piece in Language Arts. We have just finished reading chapter 3 of “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. The PDF version is available in the Google Classroom along with audio. We are learning about what it means to be unique and stand out amongst a crowd and what a gift it is to be uniquely you.

·       In Math, we have been learning about algebraic expressions and how we use them to develop and solve algebraic equations and solve for unknown variables.

·       In Science, students we engaged in a leaf chromatography science experiment. Ask your child about this experiment and what they learned.

·       In Social Studies students are learning about the 4 Pillars of Democracy and are collaborating in groups to give a presentation on the Pillar that they have been assigned.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will continue our novel study as a group as we read and engage in the book “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will continue to reflect and discuss the characters and the recurrent themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will be completing our narratives this week and students are encouraged to share during Author’s Chair.

·       In Math, we will continue working on patterns and algebraic relation and delve into place value after that.

·       In Science we will continue learning about trees and forests and some students will share their Trees and Forrest projects. We will be looking at different layers of the forest and designing our own representations of the forest layers and the abiotic and biotic components that are found there.

·       In Social Studies we will continue working on the 4 Pillars of Government  assignment and each group will share their pillar with the class.   

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates and Reminders:

·       No School Monday Oct. 10th- Thanksgiving

·       Picture Day – Tuesday, Oct. 11th

Have a Wonderful Weekend and Happy Thanksgiving

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca





Sept. 29th, 2022

 

Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Sept 26th– 29th, 2022

Looking Back

·       This week all students at Woodbine School joined in the Terry Fox Run/Walk. We travelled together as a grade group through Fish Creek Park and met back at our school.

·       As part of our wellness curriculum, we have continued to reflect upon our emotions. We finished reading “The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy and students started their emotion projects (please see the Google Classroom for this expressive project).

·       Students are in the middle of writing their first personal narrative writing piece in Language Arts. We have just finished reading chapter 2 of “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. The PDF version is available in the Google Classroom along with audio.

·       In Math, we continued problem solving using long division and multiplication skills as well as investigating patterns and relations.

·       In Science, students have been completing “Trees and Forest Mission II”. Please visit our Google Classroom for project details. Students have been learning about tree and leaf identification and we will delve more into that next week.

·       In Social Studies students have finished all their debates. We watched campaign videos as a grade 6 group and voted for our Gr. 6 Mayor and Councillors!  We are now proud to announce that we have a grade 6 student council!

·       For Indigenous Reconciliation Day, we read the story: “You Hold Me Up” by Monique Gray and Danielle Daniel. In a sharing circle, we reflected and created art around what it means to be held up by others and how others hold us up.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will get a little further into reading the book: “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will be reflecting on the themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness during our novel study. We will also be editing our first drafts of our personal narratives. Students are encouraged to share during Author’s Chair each week to receive peer and teacher feedback.

·       For Wellness, students will be completing their emotional expression assignment.  Don’t forget to ask your child about it, I am so pleased with the effort and vulnerability they have showed while working on this.

·       In Math, we will be diving into patterns and relations and algebraic expressions. 

·       In Science we will continue learning about trees and forests and some students will share their Trees and Forrest projects! We will also be heading to Fish Creek on Thursday Oct. 6th.  

·       In Social Studies we will be learning about Canadian levels and branches of Government.  

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates and Reminders:

·       Grade 6 Vaccinations Monday, Oct. 3rd 

·       Fish Creek Park trip Thursday, Oct. 6th. (Fish Creek Friday dates: Please see the sheet that your child brought home this week for all the dates!) All dates are weather dependent).

·       No School Friday, Oct. 7th -Non-Instructional Day

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca


Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Sept 19th– 23rd, 2022

Looking Back

·       Another fantastic week! Thank you to everyone that came in for conferences this week, it was wonderful meeting you all.

·       As part of our wellness curriculum, we have been reflecting upon our emotions. We have been reading “The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy, each morning this week which serves to engage young students in reflecting upon their feelings and how to express them in positive ways.

·       Students have started writing their first personal narrative writing piece in Language Arts to as we begin narrative writing unit this week. We have also started our novel study. We are reading “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. The PDF version is available in the Google Classroom along with audio.

·       In Math, we are problem solving using division and multiplication skills as well as investigating patterns and relations.  We are also delving into the realm on financial literacy.

·       In Science, students are working on their second project: “Trees and Forest Mission II”. Please visit our Google Classroom for project details.

·       We had our first trip to Fish Creek Provincial Park this Thursday! What a wonderful day it was! Ask your child about their experience! This trip engaged students in the scientific classification and identification of trees.

·       In Social Studies students had their first debate. We are also learning currently learning about the levels and branches of government.

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will get a little further into reading the book: “Stargirl” by Jerry Spinelli. We will be reflecting on the themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness during our novel study. We will also be completing our first drafts of our personal narratives. Students are encouraged to share during Author’s Chair this coming week.

·       For Wellness, students have just been introduced to an emotional expression assignment.  Ask your child about it. It is outlined in the Google Classroom.

·       In Math, we will continue problem solving using division and multiplication skills as well as investigating patterns and relations using algebra.  

·       In Science we will be finishing up our Trees & Forests Mission II projects!

·       In Social Studies we will be working in our campaign groups to complete our campaign videos before voting on our two councillors and mayor for the whole of grade 6.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates and Reminders:

·       Terry Fox Run is on Sept. 28th

·       Orange Shirt Day is on Sept. 29th

·       Truth & Reconciliation Day Sept 30th – No School

·       Fish Creek Friday dates: Please see the sheet that your child brought home this week for all the dates!

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca


Ms. K’s Weekly Update! Sept 12 – 16th, 2022

Looking Back

·       What a wonderful full week! I am very proud of all of the students and their efforts towards reaching their learning goals this week.

·       We reflected upon the 7 Grandfather Teachings and the personal meanings that they have in our life. Ask your child about the teaching that is most meaningful to them.

·       Students shared their mini-project called “Meet Me”- Google Presentations. Ask your child all about it and how it tied into our wellness curriculum.

·       Students completed their first narrative writing piece in Language Arts using a picture prompt: “A Message in a Bottle”.  Ask them about their story.

·       In Math, we completed our final grade 6 assessment to see where students are requiring the most support. We began our first Math unit this week. We have started working on division and multiplication skills in order to solve problems.

·       In Science, students are working on their Trees and Forest project Mission I. Please visit our Google Classroom for project details.

·       In Social Studies students are working on their Election Projects as they campaign together for our next debate on Sept. 22nd.  

Looking Forward

·       In Language Arts we will be beginning our first novel study. We will be reading the book: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.

        This is a beautiful book outlining the themes of individuality, conformity, and kindness. We will also be sharing our              “Message in a Bottle” stories during our first Authors Chair this coming week.

·       In Science we will be starting our Trees & Forests Mission II project!

·       In Math we will be problem solving using long division and multiplication skills.

·       In Social Studies we will be having our election debate and continue learning about the 3 levels of government.

·       I also look forward to our first trip to Fish Creek on Thursday!

*Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

*Remember to check our Google Classroom regularly with your child.

Important Dates and Reminders:

·       Meet the Teacher– Sept 22nd & 23rd – No School on Friday, Sept 23rd - (do not forget to book your time slot when the online booking system is running again.  Conference options are available in person or online)

·       Orange Shirt Day is on Sept. 29th

·       Truth & Reconciliation Day Sept 30th – No School

·       Fish Creek Friday dates: Please see the sheet that your child brought home this week for all the dates! Our first trip is on Sept. 22nd.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

Ms. K's Weekly Update! - Sept 6 – 9, 2022

 

Looking Back

·       This week has been such a wonderful one and I am so proud of each and every student and their efforts to putting their best foot forward and adapting to the grade 6 classroom environment with ease.

·       In Math we have been problem solving as a class. Students have been faced with mathematical problems that have challenged their prior knowledge of basic math facts which required them to solve using strategies in which they needed to use more than one math skill.

·       In Language Arts, we completed a reading comprehension test to help us gain knowledge of where everyone is at reading level wise. We have also been writing in our journals using wellness prompts each morning to get our creative juices flowing before entering the narrative writing process next week.  

·       In Science, we began watching a video which shared how Earth’s systems affect one another. We began our first unit, Trees & Forests, with a discussion about what we already knew about trees. We learned about some different types of trees a here in Alberta, why trees and forests are important, and how trees are classified.  We also went outside to sketch two tree types and leaf shapes to gain real life examples as to how we classify trees.

·       In Social Studies we are learning about Canadian Government  and Democracy. We started our election project this week  and student speeches were shared today!  I am so proud of our candidates! Well done!

Looking Forward

·       We will be finishing our baseline testing this week.

·       I am so excited to begin our first Trees & Forest project on Monday!

·       Math will start to get going this week as we gain a sense of where are students are with problem solving skills and basic math facts.

·       "Meet Me" Projects will be presented this week and I am so very excited to hear them all!

·       Our election process and campaigning begins in Social Studies.

·       We will begin story writing in Language Arts!

Just A Few Reminders:

·       Remember to always feel free to connect with me should you have any questions or wonderings!

·       Please check Google Classroom for updates as they  will be added to the stream/newsfeed to keep you in know about what is happening in the classroom.  

Important Dates

·       Meet the Teacher – Sept 22nd & 23rd – No School on Friday, Sept 23rd (you can choose an in-person or virtual meeting)

·       Truth & Reconciliation Day Sept 30th – No School

·       Fish Creek Friday dates TBD



Ms. K’s Weekly Update!                                                                                                                 Sept 1 – 2, 2022

Looking Back:

·       What a wonderful start and first two days of our new and fresh 2022/2023 Woodbine School Year!!!

·       It was great to meet all of your wonderful children this week. I truly look forward to fulfilling year.

·       This week we reviewed class expectations, discussed how our classroom runs and flows, and learned about the power gratitude and setting daily meaningful intentions to achieve our goals. Ask your child about our Gratitude and Intention Board!

·       Students took part in two STEM Design Challenges. Ask them about what they did and how they did it!

·       We began a mini-project called “Meet Me”- Google Presentation. Ask your child all about it and how it tied into our wellness curriculum.

·       Students wrote me “teacher letter” describing themselves and who they are as unique individuals and communicated their learning needs.

·       We also began a Name Art project, in which every design aspect symbolises a piece of themselves.

·       Thank you for raising wonderful beings! They came to school prepared to learn and engage in discussion. They have settled in well to their new learning environment which brings me such joy. 

Looking Forward

·       In grade 6 we will be beginning some baseline testing to get an idea of where everyone is and where we need to go from here.

·       Our Science Trees & Forests unit will begin this week!

·       Our Math will begin this week.

·       This Meet Me Projects are due Friday.

·       In Social Studies we will be starting a class election campaign this coming week.

Please always remember that you can contact me at any time should you have any questions or wonderings! I truly value open communication!

Our Google Classroom is up and running so please remember to check regularly with your child.

Important Dates and Reminders:

·       Labour Day Monday – No School

·       Meet the Teacher – Sept 22nd & 23rd – No School on Friday, Sept 23rd

·       Truth & Reconciliation Day Sept 30th – No School

·       Fish Creek Friday dates TBD 

 

Have a Wonderful Long Weekend!

If your child has not already mentioned, I love quotes! So be prepared for a weekly quote attached to these blog messages!

Sincerely,

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca





      


Dear Grade 6 Families,

My name is Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani and I am simply delighted to be your child’s Grade 6 teacher this year.  I hope you have had a wonderful and serene summer with your friends and family.  I look forward to collaborating with you as we journey through this exciting, fresh, and new school year together.  

I have been a teacher with the Calgary Board of Education since 2011 and have taught a variety of grades & subjects from Gr.4- Gr.12 as well as kindergarten.

I am a certified yoga teacher and enjoy sharing mindful practices with the wonderful beings that I am so fortunate to teach.  I have lived and travelled all over the world and I am very proud to call Calgary my home. I spent my summer holiday with friends and family, enjoying lakes, nature trails, creating art, reading, paddle boarding and volunteering at the Equine Therapy Center.

I look truly look forward to learning more about you and your child this year. To learn more about what we will be covering in Gr.6, please use this Learn Alberta link below: http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mychildslearning/grade6.html#1 

I hope you have all been able to subscribe to SchoolMessenger via our school website:  https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/Woodbine/Pages/default.aspx, to ensure you receive messages and information about our classroom such as important reminders and information on field trips and dates to remember. This will be my main form of communication. Your child will also be enrolled in our private Gr. 6 Google Classroom this year. This will be an area where you can find supportive resources, helpful links, and subject material organized by topic as the school year goes on.

Our first day of school is Thursday, September 1st , starting at 8:55am. Your child’s classroom is room 21.   Your child will be entering the through the grade 5 doors at the back of the school. Teachers will be outside available to help you find your room and entry door should you require assistance.

Supervision for students begins at 8:40am every morning, with school starting 8:55am.  Students are released to go home at 3:40pm Monday to Thursday and 12:50pm on Fridays.  Your child will be dismissed through the grade 5 doors.

When picking up your child during the day, we require you to check them out through the office.  Our school calendar for the year will also be attached to this letter.  As you can see, it’s going to be a busy year! 

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I am always available to support you and your child in answering any questions or wonderings you may have and to support your child’s learning needs. I truly appreciate open lines of communication.

I am looking forward to embarking on this special Grade 6 journey with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Ms. Fay Kazi-Tani

Gr. 6 Teacher

ffkazitani@cbe.ab.ca

 

“I’ve always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings.” ~ Jenny Han



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RT @AlbertaEd: Participate in an virtual online engagement session to share your views on career education programming for grades 7-12. + Tue, Nov. 22 from 6-8 pm + Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm + Francophone: Tue, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm Register at https://t.co/ZSh3XODSRk https://t.co/z16xTIJE2b

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