December 10 - 14


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What's Happening This Week:

Monday - Friday 1st block - Mrs. Sambles, Libby's mom, will be in to read from her manuscript, Beni and the Dreamsnatchers. This is a story in keeping with our Global Citizenship initiative and our being aware of issues in the world, similar to the novel Iqbal. This story is about an 11 year-old boy in West Africa who gets tricked into working on a cocoa plantation in a foreign country, thinking that he is actually going to a well-paid job so that he'll be able to pay for a doctor for his dad.
Wednesday, December 12th - 
St. Gabriel will again be working to fill Advent Hampers. 
Friday, December 14th - 1:30 - Kindergarten Christmas Concert
                                                     - Beyblade Day


As a Grade 6 class, we are responsible to bring in coffee and tea for the Advent Hamper. Items can be brought in to the homeroom class between December 3rd and December 12th - that's Wednesday.
                 
                         

Upcoming:

Monday, December 17th - 9:20 - 3rd Week of Advent Assembly & Meet the new principal, Ms. Richichi.
Wednesday, December 19th - 9:00 - Earl of March Band
Thursday, December 20th - 9:30 PJ and Movie with Mrs. Montgomery

In Math:

The results from the Math test will be going home on Monday.  Keep an eye out for it. Overall, the scores were very good.  As always, please sign and return when you have finished looking through it.  Thanks. 

Our next unit will Patterns. We will work hard to complete this unit before the Christmas break. Cross your fingers!


In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 12 - 
This will be the last unit until the new year.  The last week before Christmas break can be hectic, at home and at school.
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We have completed our Iqbal presentations. The grading sheet will be going home on Monday. Again, the students did an excellent job presenting their ideas through Google Slides, making blogs, creating videos and conducting interviews in unique ways.  Excellent work, Grade 6!  Again, look through it and sign and return it when you are done. 
We continue to practice our reading using EQAO readings/questions from past years.  There are copies in the Reading section of their binders.  We will also be working on grammar practices, too.

December 3 - 7



    

What's Happening This Week:

Monday, December 3rd - 9:20 - short Advent Celebration
Tuesday, December 4th - Scholastic Book Orders are due
Wednesday, December 5h - Math Test
Friday, December 7th - Wear your ugly Christmas sweater for Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Upcoming:


Friday, December 14th - 1:30 - Kindergarten Christmas Concert

St. Gabriel will again be working to fill Advent Hampers. Here is a link to the parent letter:

                  Advent letter 2018


As a Grade 6 class, we are responsible to bring in coffee and tea. Items can be brought in to the homeroom class between December 3rd and December 12th.
                 
                         


In Math:

The test for this unit will be on Wednesday, December 5th covering Prime/Composite numbers, Factoring, Multiples, Greatest Common Factor (GCF), Least Common Multiple (LCM), and Order of Operations (BEDMAS or BOMDAS). 

Our next unit will Patterns. We will work hard to complete this unit before the Christmas break.

In Language Arts:

Scholastic Book Orders are due on Tuesday, December 4th.
SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 11
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We have completed our Iqbal projects.  We start presenting on Monday; names will be picked at random.
We continue to practice our reading using EQAO readings/questions from past years.  There are copies in the Reading section of their binders.  We will also be working on grammar practices, too.

November 26 - 30




What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday, November 27th - Double Lunch Day
Here is a link to more information about Double Lunch Day.


In Math:

Our next unit involves many different terms and tasks, such as: Prime/Composite numbers, Factoring, Multiples, Greatest Common Factor (GCF), Least Common Multiple (LCM), and Order of Operations (BEDMAS or BOMDAS). 

The test for this unit will be on Tuesday, December 4th

In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 10
LIBRARY day is Tuesday       big guy carrying a lot of books

We have completed reading the novel Iqbal. We are now working on a report.  Acting as a Canadian reporter, they must report on what they learned about Bonded Labour.  They can present their findings in any format that the students want. This report will presented to the class in a 2-5 minute presentation.  We start the presentations around November 30th, or in the first week of December. Class time if offered this week to do their research and build their presentations.
We will also be starting to practice our reading using EQAO readings/questions from past years. As how it was.  There are copies in the Reading section of their binders.  We will also be starting on the grammar practices, too.

November 19 - 23



What's Happening This Week:

Wednesday, November 21st - Parent Council Meeting at 7 p.m.
Friday, November 23rd - Flower Power Day

Upcoming:

Tuesday, November 27th - Double Lunch Day

In Math:

The test results will be out Monday so watch for them at home.

Our next unit involves many different terms and tasks, such as: Prime/Composite numbers, Factoring, Multiples, Greatest Common Factor (GCF), Least Common Multiple (LCM), and Order of Operations (BEDMAS or BOMDAS).

Just so you know, this is what is to be known by the end of Grade 6:


  • Show understanding of and the use of whole numbers to 1 000 000 and decimal numbers to thousandths (e.g. 0.001)
  • Count by tenths, hundredths, and fractional amounts
  • Read money up to $1000 and represent it using bills and coins
  • Add and subtract whole numbers and decimal numbers to thousandths
  • Use multiplication and division facts to multiply and divide 4 digit whole numbers by 2 digit whole numbers, decimal numbers to tenths by whole numbers
  • Understand equivalent fractions
  • Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents
  • Use and apply ratios and unit rates

In Language Arts:

SPELLING THIS WEEK is Unit 9
LIBRARY day is Tuesday - we are going back after a two week absence!        big guy carrying a lot of books

We will continue with our reading of Iqbal. Once we have completed reading the novel sometime this week, there will be a writing assignment.
We will also be starting to practice our reading using EQAO readings/questions from past years.

November 12 - 16



What's Happening This Week:

Monday, November 12th - Book Orders are Due
Tuesday, November 13 -  will be the Grade 6 Remembrance Day assembly beginning at       
                                                             approximately 10:30.
Wednesday, November 14th - WE Day for some of the selected Grade 6 students. 
Thursday, November 15th - Grade 6 Math Test

Friday, November 16th - PD Day = No School for students.

Upcoming:


In Math:

Our Test is on Thursday, November 15th: Divisors with 1 and 2 digits and multiplication and division of decimals.

In Language Arts:

NO SPELLING THIS WEEK - due to PD Day
NO LIBRARY THIS WEEK  - Due to Remembrance Day assembly         big guy carrying a lot of books

We will continue with our reading of Iqbal. Next up will be a writing assignment once the novel is complete.  We will also be starting to practice or reading using EQAO readings/questions from past years.

November 5 - 9



What's Happening This Week:

This week - November 5 -9 is our STEAM event at the Science and Technology museum. 
 We will be leaving the school at 9:00 a.m. and returning around 2:30 each day. 

Upcoming:

Sunday, November 11th - Remembrance Day
MOnday, November 12th - Book Orders are due
Tuesday, November 13 -  will be the Grade 6 Remembrance Day assembly beginning at       
                                                             approximately 10:30.
Wednesday, November 14th - WE Day for some of the selected Grade 6 students. The balance will be with Mr. Mayhew for the day and will be having WE Day activities.
Thursday, November 15th - Grade 6 Math Test
Friday, November 16th - PD Day = No School for students.

In Math:

We have completing double digit division and are working on multiplication and division of decimals. This will continue when we return from STEAM on November 12th.
Our Test is on November 15th: Divisors with 1 and 2 digits and multiplication and division of decimals.

In Language Arts:

NO SPELLING THIS WEEK
NO LIBRARY THIS WEEK           big guy carrying a lot of books

October 29 - November 2


Wow!
Another month is behind us as we head into November.



What's Happening This Week:


Tuesday, October 30th Progress Reports go home.

Wednesday, October 31 - Happy Halloween - Be Safe! Have Fun!
                                                    - Orange and Black Day

Thursday, November 1st - Parent - Teacher Interviews
Check for your time and recognize they are only 10 minutes each.  If you would like more time to discuss your child, please make an appointment with me.  I am at school every morning by 8:00 and leave at 4:00.  Other times can be arranged.

Upcoming:

Next week - November 5 -9 is our STEAM event at the Science and Technology museum. Information about this went home last week and needs to be signed and returned this week. There were 2 sheets to be completed.
 We will be leaving the school at 9:00 a.m. and returning around 2:30 each day. 

In Math:

We are completing double digit division and next we will work on multiplication and division of decimals.

In Language Arts:

For Spelling , we are on Week #8;
Library Day is Tuesday.

We are finishing our Canadian soldier research.  This will be due on October 31st and these mini-posters will be put on display for our Remembrance Day assembly.
Our Novel Iqbal has begun with a lot of discussion concerning children working in harsh conditions.  We write notes about what has occurred and then have questions to answer and discuss.  All information and a link to the novel can be found in your child's Language Arts folder within Google.