Weekly Update - November 19, 2021
This week continued to focus around patterns, input/output tables, and graphing. Students continue investigating the relationships between the values and how they translate into graphical representations of data. In addition, science revolves around the study of flight and the scientific properties of air. Lastly, students continue to explore scientific events around the disappearance of Amelia Earhart. Next week, students will build upon their understanding of the scientific method when observing in-class demonstrations.
Weekly Update - November 12, 2021
This week in Math we created two step linear patterns, created/wrote rules for these patterns and worked on input and output tables for two step pattern rules. Most classes wrote their second linear patters check in this week. The rest of us will write ours next week. We will then be moving on to graphing.
We started our unit on Air and Aerodynamics by learning more about Amelia Earhart and the mystery surrounding her plane crash and read a current event article regarding a way to solve the mystery of her disappearance. Next week we will be learning more about air and its properties.
Weekly Update - November 5, 2021
This week in Science, we started our new units, Air and Aerodynamics and Flight. Please see attached unit plan
The Thrill of Flight
Bill Nye Flight
This week in Math, we studied Input/ Output machines and how to complete T charts and determine a pattern rule for each table.
Input/ Output video
Weekly Update - October 29, 2021
This week in Grade 6 Mathematics, students begun their first learning cycle around the Patterns and Relations stem, with a focus on input/output machines and building patterns. Earlier in the week they completed a pre-assessment. The pre-assessment helps teachers determine student strength and growth areas going into a new unit and a great measure of improvement at the end of the unit. Below are some helpful links as an introduction to the unit.
Introduction to Number Patterns
This week in Grade 6 Science, students concluded the Evidence and Investigation unit. By the end of this week or early next week, students should have completed and submitted their Crime Scene Project as well as the Evidence and Investigation Unit Quiz. Please check PowerSchool next week to see your child’s mark and feedback. Next week, students are beginning the next unit – Air and Aerodynamics.
Weekly Update - October 15, 2021
This week in Math we continued learning about Angles. More specifically, we learned how to classify angles as acute, obtuse, straight, reflex or right angles. We also learned how to measure and draw angles using a protractor. Next week we will be finishing up our unit on angles with a Quiz later in the week.
In Science we continued our evidence and investigation unit by continuing to learn about various types of evidence important to an investigation such as tire tracks, animal tracks, DNA, hair and fiber. Next week we will be starting our final project for this unit ! Ask your kids what DNA stands for they might be able to answer it!
Weekly Update - October 8, 2021
This week in Math, we studied angles and how to identify them as Acute, Right, Obtuse and Straight angles. We started to learn how to use a protractor to draw these angles.
Angle and Degrees
This week in Science, we continued with our study of Evidence and Investigation. Once we wrap up all the concepts we will make our own mystery cartoon and crime scene diagram (No Death or Blood). A rubric will be posted on Google Classroom for the students to follow.
WhoDunnit? Test Your Awareness
Weekly Update - October 1, 2021
This week in Grade 6 Mathematics, we concluded our Integers unit with a quiz. Students should have brought their Integers quiz home and discussed their grades and feedback. Their grades and feedback are also posted in PowerSchool. Later in the week we began our Angles unit. The learning intentions for this unit are for students to be able to name, estimate, describe and classify angles, as well as draw and label angles. Students will be provided with a protractor to use during the unit.
This week in Grade 6 Science, students enjoyed a field trip to the YouthLink Interpretive Centre where they worked together to solve a fictitious crime and engaged in programs about online safety, drugs and healthy relationships. A big thank you to our parent volunteers who attended - we couldn’t have attended without you! Back in class, students are learning more about handwriting analysis where they compared handwriting samples to identify potential matches.
Weekly Update - September 24, 2021
In grade 6 science, we continue to focus on topics within the Evidence and Investigation unit. This week there were a variety of topics covered such as; witnesses, observations, footprints and other forms of evidence. The students are learning about these topics to prepare themselves for the exciting Youthlink Police Interpretive Centre field trip that will occur over the next couple of weeks.
In grade 6 math, integers remain a large concept discussed within classrooms this week. Students continued to work to identify, explain, and utilize integers within mathematical problem solving and activity based tasks. Number lines activities and integer tiles are examples of some of the tools students used this week to wrap up this unit. Looking toward next unit, students will be learning about different types of angles.
Weekly Update - September 17, 2021
In Grade 6 Science, we are well into our unit on Evidence and Investigation. At the moment we have been focusing on observations and inferences as well as the role witnesses play in an investigation. Students have learned about the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations and the difference between observations and inferences. We looked at a variety of comic strips and then made observations and inferences based on what we saw and inferred was happening.
In grade 6 Math, we are well into our first unit, Integers. We first started with a focus on place value and representing large numbers in various ways such as through written, expanded and standard form. We have explored the meaning of the mathematical term “integers” through a Frayer model, and have been introduced to negative and positive numbers and their placement on a number line.
Weekly Update - September 10, 2021
This week in Math, we completed our MIPI tests and tested the basic facts up to 12 times 12.
We started studying integers, decimals and place value
Integers (negative numbers)
Self correcting multiplication quizzes
This week in Science, we started learning new terms of Observation and Inference and the differences between them. We then proceeded to learn Qualitative and Quantitative observations.
Observation and Inference