With the school year coming to an end the grade 6’s have been finishing up several items. We are finishing up the novel Tunnels of Time. It was a great book to go along with our trip to Moose Jaw to see the tunnels and tour the city. We were joined by the grade 6’s from Dundurn and had a great time! We completed a unit in math about perimeter and area and are now focusing on patterns and equations. In Science we are wrapping our unit on space and the students have been working very hard on Social Studies projects about quality of life in Canada and other countries around the world. I can’t wait for the presentations on Wednesday. What a great group of students I have been able to finish out the school year with. I wish everyone a safe and fun filled summer with friends and family.
News and notes from the Grade 6 Classroom. In ELA we have been looking at Myths and Legends and how people tell stories. In Math we are taking a CHANCE studying probability. Our trip to Shekinah Retreat Center was an amazing experience filled with teambuilding, ziplining, and an exhausting hike (only minor injuries). We are hosting a fundraiser for our Moose Jaw Trip, selling raffle tickets to throw a pie in a teacher’s and student’s face! In Science, we have been SHOCKED to see how much there is to know about electricity. Finally, we are enjoying the warm weather. YAY!
Hello from the Grade 6 classroom! Here is a brief look at the happenings in our class! We are pleased to welcome our new student Megan, transferring from Martensville. In Health we are starting to look at body image and what a healthy body looks like. In Science we are almost finished with science and ready to move on to the study of electricity. In ELA we have done creative writing featuring zombies as well as some practice public speaking.
Hello from the Grade 6 classroom. Here is a brief list of current events. Our 6’s are studying child labour in ELA with the novel “Iqbal”. In Physical Education we are looking at gymnastics and combative games. We are wrapping up Flight in science and will soon be moving on to Electricity. In Health, we are studying Nutrition. Outside of academics, we are looking forward to curling with the Dundurn grade 6 class. Happy Spring,
We have been busy adding and subtracting decimals. Students are catching on quickly. Our flight unit in science is really taking off so to speak. Trying to figure out the most aerodynamic shape, the students are really coming up with some creative designs as well as some flops but we all learn from our mistakes. If you get a chance to come to the grade 6 room come and see our origami scenes. We have done some cooperative games in Phys. Ed. Can you guess what activity they like the best? If you said floor hockey you would be right. The potluck meal we had during the “no bus” days was enjoyed and we will have another when we are sure the weather will cooperate. We went on a field trip with Dundurn grade 6’s to get to know them as we will be together in grade 7. It was a lot of fun.
From Mr. Vedress grade 6 class.
It’s been a busy month for the Grade 6 classroom. We have finished Animal Classification in Science and have moved on to Flight. In Math we are beginning to look at decimals, and in art we are working on origami. Outside of academics we cheered loudly as a class at the Senior Boys Basketball tournament on January 13th. On January 17th we are having a class potluck for lunch. 2012 is looking like an exciting time for Grade 6!
The grade 6s start their day with 20 minutes of In Motion activity each day.
In ELA they are reading Half Brother and talking about relationships and children’s stories. In Math, students are practicing multiplication and learning geometry. Social Studies has them finishing their Saskatchewan symbols posters. Science has been busy trying to finish plants and animal classification. Next, we will be moving on to flight. In Phys. Ed. we are working on our basketball and floor hockey skills as well as fitness.
The Grade 6 class had a successful October getting to know each other. The 6’s hosted a scareriffic haunted house on Halloween (scaring more than a few staff members and high school students in the process). November was filled with Remembrance Day activities including the annual poster competition. Upcoming activities include Christmas concert practice and experiments exploring the best bird beak shape in science. In ELA we are exploring relationships by reading “Half-Brother”, a novel about a family that adopts a chimpanzee with the purpose of teaching it sign language. Never a dull moment in Grade 6!
“October has certainly been a time for change in the Grade 6 classroom. Mr. Vedress has taken over teaching duties and we are also pleased to wel- come new student Faith to our classroom community. Thegrade 6er’s raided couches and car seats for loose change and managed to raise an impressive $43 for the Children’s Hospital Fashion Show, showing great community spirit! We have begun the practice of starting every day off with an In-Motion walk in the playground, and in Science, we are looking at animal adaptations by designing our own movie monsters!”
Mr. Mat Vedress
Grade six has gotten off to a good start. This year we hope to do many different fun and exciting learning experiences. Currently in math we are working on patterns and the difference between equations and expressions. Classification and organization are key for our new science unit, as the students know. Along with this we are learning about mapping and Canada’s Atlantic neighbours in social studies. Last but not least, in English, we are taking rocketing off the start of the year with a sci-fi unit.