WELCOME parents & students to this exciting year of GRADE 6. Please check our website weekly for updates, news items, announcements, etc. to keep up to date on all of the wonderful learning experiences you will be doing each week in school. For the first week of school, please sign and return the Class Newsletter and paperwork, as well as the Student Information form, so that your contact information is on file. NOW let's enjoy our time together. Please note: HDSB has said teachers should not post pictures of students as of Nov.1, 2018...... Ms. Fleming, Gr.6 Teacher, TJSPS
Sept. 4th - Please read through the YELLOW duotang "Home" with your child which includes: timetable, newsletter, reading log INFORMATION. Please sign the newsletter and fill out the info. form for Ms. Fleming's files. Thanks!
Sept. 5th - MATH - Worksheets are given out in ORANGE duotang & students have a math workbook. ADDITION & SUBTRACTION of whole numbers is our focus to start. Use the PROPER PROBLEM SOLVING METHOD. Students can take home math notes to practice & review!
Sept. 7th - LINE ART, please sign & return to portfolios! MATH QUIZ on addition & subtraction of whole numbers TUESDAY. Please bring in all of your forms. GREAT to see our students bond this week with intro. welcoming activities such as "SELFIES" and "GRADE 6 GAMES". Have a great weekend everyone.
Sept.10th - MATH QUIZ tomorrow, study! Read 15 min and log each night. Starting addition & subtraction of decimals this week! Check agenda for due dates, quiz dates, etc..
Sept.11th - Students are working on addition & subtraction of decimal numbers, including some EQAO sample questions (yellow duotang & math duotang). Also, we have been practising our READING SKILLS: prediction, vocabulary finder, summary & inference using an EQAO short story "Nobody Knows the Difference". Please have Quiz #1 on whole numbers signed & returned to portfolios when it is marked. Students are also doing a FANTASTIC JOB on their selfies!! (see pics)
Sept.13th - Please correct your math quiz in your notebook and get it signed, and return to your portfolios. LEARNING SKILLS goals chart - get signed & return. Review DECIMAL work (addition & subtraction & problem solving) in math notes. Bring outdoor shoes and clothes for outdoor gym from now on!
Week of Sept. 18th - 21st: MULTIPLICATION Students in gr.6 multiply 4-digit by 2-digit numbers (3452x66) first with a calculator, then independently. Do you know your timestables up to 12x FAST & ACCURATELY? Practise at home using flash cards, games, and songs. We are also practising READING ALOUD for our fluency test, and students should record themselves to improve! We are also starting SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES this week! FUN times & HARD WORK at TJS! Gotta love Grade 6. :)
Canada & the World: Do you know your maps? Oceans, continents, provinces, territories... review your notes!
Sept.25th - Practise your multiplication (7895 x 89) without a calculator. Also work on speed & accuracy up to 12x. Get Quiz #1 signed for multiplication, and also sign "Mad Minute" work and goals.
WRITING - Warming up with personal journal entries, & reviewing what a proper paragraph looks like: topic sentence, descriptive body sentences & a conclusion. Students are self-editing their work, making sure they have no spelling errors, correct grammar & rich vocabulary!
MAPPING QUIZ will be Mon. October 1st. It ties in with our first unit of study about Canada's identity & how we all got here in this amazing country. BUT FIRST we need to know: where is Canada in the WORLD? What are its provinces, capitals and territories? Oceans? North, South, East & West: where are we?? What continent are we in? Students did a pre-quiz to test their knowledge, now STUDY!! :)
DIVISION is our next topic of study: 4-digit by 2-digit using a calculator to start. We will come back to more difficult multiplication questions when everyone has time to know their 12x timestables. PLEASE get word problem quiz #2 for simple numbers in multiplication signed & corrected (when you get it back), back to our PORTFOLIOS!
SEPT 28 is TERRY FOX RUN - Please donate using the following link for our school: http://www.terryfox.ca/TigerJeetSinghPSMilton
WED OCT 3rd - ASSEMBLY - Grade 6 Student Council & Class 62 are helping out with our first big TJS assembly!! WEAR WHITE SHIRTS!!
MAP QUIZ - Correct, sign & return! Now, how did your family make its journey to Canada?? Think of DEEP questions to ask your grandparents and parents, aunts & uncles, about how they ended up here in CANADA!
Oct.2nd - OCTOBER newsletter coming home, please read and sign. RESEARCH QUESTIONS - students will be asking a family member about their journey to Canada: due after Thanksgiving weekend! DANCE-a-THON basket theme: FUN SCHOOL STUFF & STICKERS - please see newsletter sent home!
Thursday MATH QUIZ on long division 4-digit by 2-digit using a calculator. Keep practising on your own time with no calculator. Do you know your timestables?
- DANCE-a-THON THEME: Fun Stickers, Sticker books, colouring stuff, FUN school supplies a kid would want!! Please start donating items. Newsletter was sent home. PLEASE buy treats for dance online (we do not take $$). Thank-you for your support.
Oct.9-12th - Students are practising all of their 'Number Sense' skills with NO calculator for a final unit test this week. Also, we will be reviewing Place Value (millions to thousandths) & BEDMAS for Order of Operations (65+45 (5x2) -3) Please have your child review notes every night & redo questions, and catch up on any questions still not completed. Yellow duotang questions will also be sent home for practice. MATH is about review & practice every day!
UNIT ONE MATH TEST - this THURSDAY! Complete and correct your REVIEW sheet to study. No calculators.
October 15th - Did you correct your math test, get it signed and return all your signed items to your portfolio? LEARNING SKILLS: self & teacher observations sent home Friday: set a GOAL for this month before Progress Reports. Please return your slip with your CONFERENCE time and date in November. UNITED NATIONS REPORT on CLIMATE CHANGE - what can we do now to lessen the impact of climate change on earth? Interview a Relative about their JOURNEY to CANADA: due Monday. 'Order of Operations': did you explain BEDMAS to your parents?
Oct.16th - FIELD TRIP form coming home, please sign and return and pay online. PORTFOLIO in Yellow Duotangs needs to be signed. Order of Operations quiz Wed. Try the homework questions on the worksheets for practice, we will take them up in class. Have you brought in DANCE BASKET items? Busy days here at TJS!
October 17th - BEDMAS quiz today. Students are also working on their Canada presentations which will be presented Monday: rehearse over the weekend! We are also doing experiments in class with balloons to show air has mass in our FLIGHT UNIT, review your science notes! Health Journals due Thursday.
Oct.22nd - GREAT job on today's oral reports using a media slideshow for our Social Studies Inquiry about how are families arrived in Canada! Pls sign & return to your portfolios! PATTERNS: review the EQAO examples we completed in class. Create your own patterns using numbers and using shapes. Get ready for our TRIP Friday outdoors all day long! Dress in layers and bring lots of snacks and drinks. HALLOWEEN is next week, dress in black & orange or a costume if youw ant for the parade.
BUSY WEEK AHEAD: Oct. 29th - Patterns Quiz for math, Tues is CUPCAKE SALE for Grade 6 Student Council members, Wed is DANCE and Orange & Black day parade, you need to also have your info. and ideas for a written piece on the UN Report on Climate Change: what can we do as a nation to help our planet? Be ready with your sources. Did you try out moving an object in your sink to see what happens for SCIENCE? Write down your observations.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Grade 6 Student Council - Cafe today, fabulous teamwork serving staff tea and coffee and desserts for donations towards the Halton Women's Shelter. You should be proud of your volunteer work & your efforts to help people in need. Thanks to all who donated.
Nov. 12th-16th: We have completed our PATTERNS unit with an introductory lesson and activities on algebra & integers. Please sign algebra multiple choice check-in EQAO questions completed last week. Our new unit of study is GEOMETRY and students usually love working with shapes! The are many terms and formulas to memorize, so students should review their notes and examples at home nightly. We have also begun another INQUIRY project where students have chosen an immigrant group who has contributed to Canada's identity: stay tuned for details. In science we had PILOTS Carson & Matt tell us all about flying and our local airport. You can be 14 yrs of age and fly: did you know that? In LANGUAGE we are starting our literature circle NOVEL STUDY to be read in class and some work done at home. Busy times in Class 62!