I have had a lot of fun with everyone this last week, and I look forward to some exciting learning projects. I especially enjoyed seeing the cookie creations, the catapult designs, and the way students learned to be mindful of what they are experiencing in the moment.
This week we will be learning about inflation, the scientific method, and how to write personal stories.
We have picture day the 13th, and Parent Welcome Night is coming up on the 19th.
Welcome to Grade 6, a year of learning, challenging ourselves to grow, and finding joy in understanding life. I am here to make sure students have everything they need to grow into the person they want to be, to understand themselves and find their purpose in our community.
As we begin the year, we will start by organizing our tools and materials so that we know where everything belongs and how to find it.
Please label all student supplies. In addition to labeling supplies, please unpack all materials and help your child organize themselves as much as possible before the first day of class. The first few days back are very exciting, having school supplies ready to go helps support students as they organize their new lockers and desks eliminating a degree of chaos for your child in the classroom.
See the blog for an example of how students will organize supplies this year.
Your child will be in Portable 6 located beside the library.
Entering and Exiting the Portable:
The student will enter through the East facing door. This will allow students to wash their hands upon entering the classroom and then organize their personal items in the locker area. Students generally exit the classroom through the East door.
If you happen to stop in to visit us, please knock on the WEST facing door.
On Tuesday morning we will be entering through the EAST facing door, there will be a sign to direct you where to go in case you aren’t sure! You are welcome to escort your child to the portable but will be unable to enter the classroom at this time.
8:45 am Portable 6 will be open for your student to enter. Upon entering the classroom ALL students will first wash their hands, then proceed to prepare for the day.
8:55 am Class begins: If a student comes late to school, please come directly to portable 6 and follow the morning routine (enter through a west-facing door). Wash hands first, then quietly prepare for the day.
2:55 pm Class dismissal: Students will line up outside and will await pick up.
*see class blog for daily schedule
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We are excited for our Greenhouse Fundraiser on Friday! We will have basketball games to watch as well as some interactive skills challenges for the younger ones between games. There will be pizza for sale as well as concession treats! Due to this even being outside of school hours, all students Grade 6 and under must either be accompanied by an adult or by a sibling/family friend Grade 9 or older. We hope to see you and your family there!
Next Saturday is Movie Night – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs at 5:30 and National Treasure at 7:30! With the $5 admission, you can support our fundraiser for a green house in the school garden.
All students Grade 6 and under will need a parent (or adult) to attend with them as this is not a drop off event. Doors open 5:30pm and the movie is from 6-7:30pm. We will have snacks such as candy, chips, juice boxes, pop etc. for sale at the concession to raise money for our Greenhouse Project!
We are having a field trip to the zoo on May 24. We need parent volunteers to lead small groups of students, and we can get 1 chaperone free for every 3 students. Just make sure to have your up to date criminal record check in with the office and your own transportation. Permission slips have been sent out.
Spelling: There will be no list this week. We will focus on spelling rules.
Writing: We are learning how to create a plot in a story.
Reading: We are learning to infer from observations.
Math: We are learning to solve equations.
Social Studies: We will be learning about animals and plants that the Inuit use.
Science: We will about soil and particles.
Art: We will learn to create perspective and distance with lines.