Monday, April 30, 2012

Week of April 30 - May 4, 2012

Friday HW
1.  Math Unit 8 Quiz Lessons 10 and 11 (Equivalent Ratios and Rates) on Wednesday May 9.
2.  Math Unit 8 Final test on Friday May 11.

Thursday HW
1.  Math HW Book pages 126-27.
2.  Math Quiz Unit 8, Lessons 8 and 9 on Friday May 4.
3.  Last book report of the year due tomorrow.
4.  Myth booklet pages 7 and 8 to be completed tonight if you dd not finish it in the two class periods.

Wednesday HW
1.  Last book report of the year is due on Friday May 4.
2.  Social Studies booklet pages up to page 10 should be complete by Thursday.  We have worked on all the preceding pages in class in addition to page 10 today.
3.  Math Quiz # 4:  Unit 8 Lessons 8 and 9 (percent and ratio).

Tuesday HW
1.  Math Quiz Unit 8, Lessons 6 7 on Wednesday.
2.  Final book report of the year is due on Friday May 4.
3.  Math HW book pages 124-125.

Monday HW
1.  Math Quiz Unit 8, Lessons 6 and 7 on Wednesday May 2.
2.  Math HW book pages 122-23.
3.  Last book report of the year due on Friday May 4.
We had 8 students away today due to badminton and illness, which hindered our ability to take up new work.  As well the Primary concert saw our first two periods taken up for band and strings student performances.  As a result there is limited work for absent students to catch up on.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of April 23-27, 2012

Friday HW
Thank you to those students who wore green today.  The photo was lovely.
1.  Last book report due Friday, May 4.  (I know the package said Thursday but I will hold to the May 4 date.)
2.  Math Text work for pages 314-15 # 1-12 should be complete by Monday.  We had about 1.5 periods to work on those activities in class.
3.  The races went off smoothly today with limited breakage and maximum fun.  Thanks again to the students for their hard work.
4.  Next Math Quiz on Wednesday May 2:  Unit 8, Lessons 6 and 7.

Thursday HW
Last night's Fair was well-attended and fun.  Thank you to all the parents who came out.  Student work has been evaluated and most projects went home last night.

1.  We will have races tomorrow with the electrical cars in the afternoon.  Please bring your car to school for the afternoon if it is still in good repair and has a working battery.  There is no time for building and repair during the race period I have scheduled.
2.  Tomorrow is a Library period.
3.  Wear green tomorrow for Green Day.  we will photograph our school outdoors tomorrow afternoon.

Wednesday HW
There will be no homework tonight due to the Science Fair.

Tuesday HW
1.  Science Fair for parents is Wednesday night 6:30 - 7:30 PM on April 25.
2.  Electricity Drawing Machine design report due with colour and written work tomorrow.
3.  Math Textbook work pages 310-11, #1-13.  We had time yesterday and today to complete this after the concepts were introduced.  Students that did not take home a hundreds grid can easily reproduce one in their Math notebooks by making a 10 X 10 grid square.
4.  The Pourquoi tale writing activity, which is an EQAO look-alike, was edited by me over the past weekend and students are working on making good copies from their rough work.   This is an entirely in-class assignment, as EQAO will be, and is due on Friday morning by lunch.  Most students are well on the path to completion.  There are a few who did not have a rough draft ready last Friday and still do not.  Please talk with your child to find out how her/her progress is coming along to help reinforce my encouragement in class.
5.  There will be a CASI evaluation on Thursday morning.  Students who are at badminton or are absent for other reasons will have to catch up as soon as they return.

Monday HW
1.  Science Fair for parents is Wednesday night 6:30 - 7:30 PM April 25.
2.  Math HW book pages 120-121.  A significant number of students have been skipping their homework practice in the past week. 
3.  Math Unit 8 Lesson 3 quiz tomorrow.  The previous quiz had a very high class average of 85%.  Way to go!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Week of April 16-20, 2012

Wednesday HW
1. Math quiz Friday Unit 8 Lessons 1 and 2.
2. Test pack due with corrections and parent signature on Thursday April 19.
3.  Electric vehicle returned home today.  Bring it back on Wednesday April 25.  It must go home to prevent damage while we assemble the remaining parts of the Science Fair presentations. 
4.  Iroquois Creation Myth cartoon due in class to hand in on Friday April 20.  We have completed a substantial amount of this work already in classs.

Tuesday HW
1.  Math HW book pages 112-113.
2.  Math quiz Friday Unit 8 Lessons 1 and 2.
3.  Test pack due with corrections and parent signature on Thursday April 19.

Monday HW
1.  Math HW Book pages 110-111.
2.  Bring electric vehicle to class on wednesday.  It should be fully built and decorated by this point.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Week of April 10-13, 2012

Thursday HW
We will have 3 more periods on Friday for Electric Vehicle building on Friday.  The progress for most students is remarkable.  They are very focussed on the build process and are taking a great deal of pride in their works.  The portfolio items documenting the process are almost half done as well.  Students are reminded that these pages are also important to the process and final evaluation as well.
1.  Library period tomorrow.  Please return any books.
2.  Math Unit 7 test on Geometry concepts for the year.  Moved to MONDAY.  Review earlier geometry ideas such as attributes, types of triangles, protractor use and 3D drawings as well.
3.  Electricity design challenge building continues tomorrow for 2 periods.  Students should take the vehicle home on the weekend to add decorative features and refine the design to make it run better.
4.  Sign and returrn test pack with corrections on Thursday April 19.

Wednesday HW
The students worked very well today on their electric vehicles.  Several actually finished one that they could test.  Students will have more time in class tomorrow to work on the vehicles and to test them.  It is important to be prepared for class to get the most benefit out of the time. 

1.  Bring a shoebox to store your vehicle safely and protect it from harm.
2.  Electricity challenge building continues tomorrow.
3.  Unit 7 Math unit test on Friday.  The students should ensure they are familiar with earlier geometry concepts from unit three (isosceles and right angled triangles, measuring angles, attributes) as well as we head toward the EQAO test.

Tuesday HW
1.Transformations quilt due in class mounted on the construction paper handed out today.
2.  Electricity challenge building starts in class tomorrow.
3.  Math Unit 7 unit test on Friday April 13.

Monday, April 2, 2012

April 2-6, 2012

  • EQAO dates for Grade 6 from May 28-31.  Please do not schedule appointments all day during those four days.  Thank you.
  • Update April webpage with April newsletter is updated.  Check and see at for upcoming events in our class.
Wednesday HW
1. Math HW book pages 108-109
2. Math Quiz Unit 7 Lessons 3 to 6 on Thursday.
3. Book Report due April 5.
4. Cereal box for Art on Tuesday.
5. Electrical car building on Wednesday in class.

Tuesday HW
1.  Math HW book pages 106-107
2.  Myths booklet page 4.
3.  Poetry Exercise # 8
4.  Test pack due with signature and corrections on Wednesday.
5.  Math Quiz Unit 7 Lessons 3 to 6 on Thursday.
6.  Book Report due April 5.
7.  Cereal box for Art on Tuesday.

Monday HW
1.  Math HW book pages 104-05.
2.  Poetry exercise # 7 (Metaphor Master) in Writing notebook.
3.  Myth Booklet page 4.  This is an example of a "Pourquoi" tale.  Students will shortly begin planning, drafting and creating a pourquoi tale as an in-class, writing "on demand" activity.  They will not be able to work on it at home.
4.  Math Quiz on Thursday April 5, 2012:  Unit 7, Lessons 3 to 6.
5.  Test Pack due with corrections and parent signature on April 4
6.  Cereal box for next Art class (Tuesday after Easter break)
7.  Book report due on April 5.