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## The Reason We Divide

As Grade 6s move into looking more closely at divison, the question of "why" always comes up. Here are some connections they made!

## Evidence and Investigation - Handwriting Analysis

One of the teachers wrote Mr.Dyck a nasty note about needing more time at lunch to get coffee. To help him out, the Grade 6s went around the school and analyzed a sample of writing from each teacher. Which one of our fantastic teachers did this?!

## Evidence and Investigation - Footprints

Grade 6 students tracked the difference in their footprints while walking or running. They were looking for depth, clarity, distance of stride, and any other observations they noticed.

## Why do we have day and night?

Grade 6 students spent some time exploring why we have day/night on Earth.

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## June 3, 2022

It's been a busy few months in Grade 6 prepared for PATs and finishing up the play. Here are some pictures documenting some experiments in Science (Air & Aerodynamics) and Math (purchasing supplies to build a spaceship - practicing adding/subtracting decimals).

## Mar. 4, 2022

Can you see what books we are reading?

## January 28, 2022

Can you solve the puzzle?

## First Two weeks of January 2022

We have been busy growing our understanding of ratios, such as simplfying them and finding equivalent numbers. We have also started our unit on Evidence and Investigation and the snow outside gave us the perfect canvas to study footprints. What other skills will we learn that will help solve a crime?

## Room 21's Week at City Hall School

We've been busy busy busy in Grade 6. This month Ms. M&M's class won the bottle drive and have some secret plans they hope to put into motion. We also welcomed 2 student teachers from the University of Lethbridge: Mr. Lucas in Room 14/15 and Mr. T in Room 21. They will be at Nellie until December 16.

As you can see in the pictures, students have been hard at work learning about all sorts of things.

• Social: Looking into local government structure and how decisions are made, getting ready for City Hall School (Nov29-Dec3 M&M, Dec 6-9, 13 Delaney/Schmitz)
• Science: Wrapping up Trees and Forests and moving on to Evidence and Investigation
• Math: Understanding improper fractions, mixed numbers and decimals up to the ten thousandths
• LA: Short stories, Show, Don't Tell writing snippets, reading comprehension
• Gym: Floor Hockey & Games

As we get closer to the end of the 2021, we are excited to share in celebrations and prepare for report cards!

## Oct. 1, 2021

This week the grade 6s travelled to the foothills to OH Ranch for their first field trip! It was an incredible time filled with lots of experiences. Students observed the effect that wind, sun, and water have on what trees grow and where. They also discussed sustainable practicing in ranching and tried a few popular ranch activities. On Wednesday, in honour of Orange Shirt Day, the sixes focussed on learning why hair and braiding is important to indigenous cultures. If you see a grade 6 student ask them what they know on this topic! We're excited to continue learning about indigenous peoples throughout the rest of the year!

## Sept. 24, 2021

The federal election has been keeping us focused and we were so glad to get the chance to vote. The national Student Vote results can be found here and Nellie's results are here. The rest of the week was spent wrapping up some place value in Math, doing an experiment that tested how much oxygen leaves produced, and exploring South Glenmore Park on our first walking field trip.

## Sept. 17, 2021

We've had another fantastic week here in Grade 6 at Nellie. Again we spent lots of time outside and observing our world. Students had a fun learning about foreground, middle ground and background in our Emily Carr inspired art (you can try it at home here. As promised there are a few snapshots of our #naturegrams from our novel Wishtree. Next week we are so thrilled for the Federal Election and Student Vote! How will our students will vote compared to the rest of the country...?

## Sept. 10, 2021

The first two weeks of Grade 6 have been full of learning, fun, and lots of time outside! We have started to look into our first area of study in Science, Trees and Forests. Nellie is so lucky to have our own little nature area and quick access to South Glenmore Park. Tied in with science is our first novel, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. It is a fantastic story and everyone should read it if they get the chance. Have you seen the latest post on #Naturegram? Look for new posts soon!