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. There's always fun times when we LEARN TOGETHER in Class 62...
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!
Nov.19th-23rd: Return Report Card envelopes. Sign & return all math/paragraph work to portfolios. Confirm your conference time for Wed/Thurs/Fri this week. Design your paper airplane! Reading logs for November will be due Dec.3rd. Correct your angle work & review REFLEX ANGLES in math. In Language class, we are done Chapters 3/4 & looking at "conflict" to start the rising action in our stories. In Social Studies, we are continuing to ask good questions and jot note our resources properly with RESOURCES cited. Lots of work this week, keep up the GREAT efforts Class 62. You are the BEST!
Nov.22nd - You should have 16 signed items that have been marked in your portfolios, along with all your Reading Logs, and extra items. Your duotangs should be organized with all of your subject notes: are they in order with titles and dates? Student Led Conferences all this week: do you know your time? It should be written in your agenda book. Research your immigrant group at home, jot notes due by Monday. This weekend, get a bristol board or display sheet so you are ready to create your visual for your project next week. At home, practise making your paper airplane design: do you see the geometric angles in your design? We have completed creating & measuring angles, incl. reflex, for now: get your assessment signed and returned to your portfolio. We will come back to angles soon. We are currently looking at plotting points on a Cartesian Grid, as well as a bird's eye view of structures, both EQAO-based questions: check your yellow duotang for the handout.
GREAT TO MEET everyone this week. Nice to talk about what we are so PROUD of, and to set goals for the rest of TERM ONE. Remember the BOOK FAIR is coming so save your $$... Wed. December 5th at 12:15pm, we can go down and you can purchase items from the book fair. Stay tuned for details.
Nov.27th - Science/Math Assignment due Thursday: 4 sketches of your airplane design from bird's eye view, front, side, back, labelled with measured angles. Do a professional job! Reading: we completed the non-fiction "Leaf Cutters" article today with multiple choice questions, review how we did it, quiz tomorrow. Cartesian Grid assignment done today, please correct (see your notes) and sign & return to portfolios. Have you brought in your Social Studies board for your project? "Works Cited" should be typed up. Lot's of work this week, please check agenda books as always :)
Reading multiple choice exercise done in class for simple non-fiction text, please look it over, talk to your parents on how we do multiple choice! Sign & return. PLANE MATH-SCIENCE assignment due today. PLANE competition tomorrow! Do you know your regular & irregular polygons? What is a triangle? a decagon? a parallelogram? Review your math vocabulary!
CONGRATULATIONS Ronak & Olivia, winners of our mighty airplane flight competition. Their stream-lined designs, combined with stiff body and aerodynamic wing set enabled them to beat all the other planes. Way to go!
Dec.7th: PBL Inquiry Projects - Visual Display & Oral presentations due Tuesday, Dec.11th - practice your oral presentation and answering questions at home. You must be prepared for an audience on Tuesday! In Math, we are using angles, side lengths & shapes to build figures: review your math notes to ensure you remember what each polygon is. There are practice sheets in your math duotang & in your Yellow Weekly Work Duotang. In LA, we are reading our in-class novels & completing our Plot Graph. Remember to bring in a mug and spoon next week for a "Book Club" chat with your group. In Science, we are having a quiz on Monday: complete the review sheet & look over your notes. Check your agenda book to stay on top of timelines.
Dec.10th - Please get your science paragraph & 8 questions signed on "Living Things & Flight" assignment done in class. If you did not complete it properly, please fix it up. Remember to always give your BEST effort in everything you do! Also, return math quiz on "Creating a Shape", a quadrilateral with certain properties, signed, to portfolios. In your YELLOW DUOTANG this week you have another non-fiction article to read & answer the questions for Thursday. HOT CHOCOLATE BOOK CLUB: bring in your mug and spoon and a treat for Friday this week. Exciting times today with the "Miracle on Main" trip for gr.6 Student Council, and we also have a Xmas concert on Wed. end of the day. So much to do at TJS! Keep your focus keen & spirits high.
Dec.17th-21st: Students are busy in class reading their novel and discussing plot, character and analyzing theme. As well, in Science students are studying their choice of a living thing that flies: project is to be completed in class & presented Friday. Students also started to look at data collection & graphing with an in-class assignment for Data Management. All geometry work should be signed and returned, and notes put away safely at home; we will revisit Geometry in late January. APE: answer, proof, explain - students are working hard examining answers in the APE format for EQAO. Always check the yellow duotang each week to see new EQAO practise questions. Assembly for the dance-a-thon was today, Tues, and PJ Friday is our last day before the holidays. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE & SEE YOU IN 2019.
January: WELCOME BACK! We hope you had a relaxing holiday with friends & family. Now, back to work.... in LANGUAGE we will be finishing reading our novels, studying the plot graph, and particularly writing reading responses to character development and theme. What message is the author giving the readers? This requires inference skills, which we are practising in class each week. We are also writing a super short 2-page short story, to learn how to create an exciting title, setting, a key protagonist, rising action and a climax, with a lesson learned at the end. Students also are working on improving their grammar, spelling and punctuation skills with centre work. In SCIENCE, we will start the exciting unit on SPACE. In MATH, we are continuing to look at DATA MANAGEMENT with how to make fractions into % for our pie graphs, and working on EQAO data management questions for practise. CHECK AGENDAS weekly to see what's new in our class, and what students should be working on at home. December Reading Logs were optional, so hand one in if you read over the busy month of December. Students can start their own reading logs for January! PORTFOLIOS should be up-to-date with signed work: please check our list of items, as these are learning skills for the upcoming report card. Please call anytime you have a question or, write it in the agenda book. HAPPY NEW YEAR CLASS 62.
Jan.8th: Please 1.) Bring in indoor shoes 2.) make sure you have gym clothes 3.)get January newsletter signed 4.)look up videos and websites for SPACE info to share with the class 5.)start a new January Reading Log 6.)check YELLOW duotang for EQAO math questions to practise
Jan.9th - POLICE program Bravo starts next week, please sign permission form. Students are reviewing vocabulary and math notes on Scatter Plots for math. Students are also conferencing on their reading skills & refocusing on what needs to be improved upon. Keep looking for SPACE videos & articles to share! "Learning Skills Checklist" - please discuss this checklist as your child talks about how they feel they are doing in class, and the areas they can improve upon (due Monday)