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Day Schedule

Day 1 - Gym, STEM
Day 2 - Music, Library, Health
Day 3 - Gym, STEM

Day 4 - Gym, Music, Info Tech (today)

Day 5 - Gym, Info Tech,The Arts


Announcements

Grade Sixes Lead The Way!

We are encouraging grade 6 leadership from all students and encourage that become involved various opportunities to practice leadership school.

Office Helpers
Library Helpers
Kindergarten Helpers
Equipment Managers
STEM Mentors
Cross Country Running
FLL team
Me To WE
WECO
Chess Club
Guitar Club
Borden-ball
Soccer
Slo-pitch
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Basketball
Track and Field

Are some of the many examples to become involved at school.

Communication and Our Google Classroom // Homework Club Continues!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, updates or concerns by e-mail at franca.genco@tdsb.on.ca or call me directly at the school 416 396 6635 during French 9:30-10am. Daily . Also ask your students to show you our Google Classroom Apps and activities on line where they can easily e-mail me with assignments and ask questions for clarification as well as complete assignments.

Have you connected to our classroom SEESAW where you can see, listen and comment on your child's daily school activities and learning? If not, ask your child for your personal devices QR code today.

Homework Club Begins the Week Of October 31st every morning 8- 8:40am in room 19

Fantastic Experience of the Grade 6's

We have had such a fantastic 2018 already! Our FLL team had an excellent opportunity to share and learn through gracious professionalism at the Ontario Innovation Celebration where we met the Water Brothers in person (We have had 2 Google Hangouts with them too!) and shared our innovation for TDSB water flushing with our FLOW FILTER. Our area superintendent also came in to listen to our innovation as well. Our girl's volleyball team and the grade 6 co ed teams both went on to the finals!!! We wrote convincing persuasive essays to meet Commander Chris Hadfield and our Entire class was invited to see the premiere of Lost in Space and listen to and ask Commander Chris Hadfield questions at the Ontario Place I MAX Cinesphere! Such fantastic memorable experiences!

Classroom Activities

Learning In and Outside of the Classroom!
Sunday, April 29th, 2018

We celebrated international Water Day by experiencing several interactive "Learn by the seat of your pants National Geographic Google HangOuts" this time with our STEM grade 1/2 buddies In which we had camera spots to ask questions about our environment with the experts, engineers, and international advocates and how we can make a difference!
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Our Fantastic Learn by the Seat of your Pants Google Hangout Broadcasts!

The Water Brothers YouTube Live Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIwr3kXP5Us

The Galapagos Islands and diving https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtXEXabG738



All the MATHS!
Sunday, April 29th, 2018

All students are encouraged to challenge themselves with math puzzles and fun math activities and review by playing card games with your friends and family, @Mathletics @ Khan Academy @ Mash it up Math, @ Illuminations @ MATH
ANTICS, etc... check out the links below! Look for math in your everyday lives.
Math

We are well into our math program. Along with several ministry and board resources the students are prepared for future textbook work with the Nelson and Pearson programs. Much of math is learned using problem-based learning. Concepts and skills are taught in 2-4 week periods which include daily practice work booklets or a specific research/ tasks / games- activity. At times math homework is assigned to review current lessons and is taken up the following day for consolidation. Please ensure that all homework is returned daily and organized and stored in backpacks.

Topics this them: Positive Growth mindset with all MATHS, Patterning and Algebra, Measurement, Geometry 2D and 3D, Working on fluidity and automaticity with numbers using Daily Number talks, Speedway Math, and Problem Solving across all strands utilizing and developing various efficient strategies.



Space Travel The Mars Rover Landing Simulations!
Sunday, April 29th, 2018

The grades sixes have begun the science unit SPACE and performed several experiments to discover and better understand space discovery and travel. Many have presented their Space Inquiry Infographic Posters and our very exciting pop bottle rocket send off!

This Month we Stemifid the Mars Rover landing with our STEM buddies using coding of our Dash and dot robots!

Other topics in Science this year will be investigated through scientific inquiry, research, experimentation and technological problem solving (STE(A)M) Topics will include; Air and Flight, Space, Biodiversity, and Electricity and Electrical Devices.



Upcoming Events/Trips
Monday, April 30th, 2018

Science Centre April 13th
WE Walk for Water April 27th
Track and Field @Birchmount May 4th
Individual Yearbook Pictures May 8th
Talent Show May 9th-10th



May 15th Parent Night at Joseph Howe
May 17 Spring Concert formal band a strings pictures/ possibly Slo Pitch
May 25th Ultimate frisbee (Finalizing the date)


EQAO May 22-25th

May 26th Fun Fair
Kearney Outdoor Ed May 28-30th
June 5th Harbourfront Latin Dance and Clay Creatures
West Rouge
June 20th Tennis
June 22 Student Orientation @ Joseph Howe
Grade 6 Farewell Monday June 25th
Grade 6 Luncheon Tuesday June 26th


Documents

Welcome to Grade 6 2016 and 2017!
Strategies Used When Solving Problems
Problem Solving Communication
EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
Ontario Math Guide for Parents
Text Talk
Persuasive Essentials
Effective Communication with Problem Solving
Divisibility Rules Poster
Great paragraph writing Anchor
Data Management Classroom Success Criteria
Large Number Place Valur Chart With Decimals
Place Value Chart With How To Say the NUMBER
A Great Math Solution
Steps For Problem Solving
Tips For Taking The TEST
Problem Solving Learning Goals
Metric Conversion Stair
Success Criteria -Communicating
Grade Six Curriculum Anchor Charts


Links

3D earth explorer
A Great Literacy Link
A great Spelling Guide
Canadian Geographic for Kids
Canadian Space Agency Updates with Chris Hadfield, Commader of ISS
Cool Math Games
Create an Electronic Graph
Dance Mat Typing
Division Video
EQAO-information and practise and rubrics with Math, Reading and Writing
FLL Challenge Guide and Information
FLL Resource Videos
Forest of Reading
Grade 6 Math booklet Answers
Grade 6 Nelson Online practice questions
Grade 6 Practice tests and GUASS Math pactice
Hour of Code
Illuminations- A great Math Link
Khan Academy
Letter Generator
Mathfrog- University of Waterloo / fun online games and practise grade 4,5,6
Multiplication Flash Cards
Narrative Writing Games at Scholastic
National Geographic for Kids
Nrich- rich problem solving
Pitch Yaw Roll How Airplanes Change Directions
Read Write Think
Relating Area of Rectangles, Parallelograms & Triangles
Spelling Link
The Steps to Long Division - video
TVO EQAO Great Problem Solving Videos
TVO Mpower log in link
Typing Games
XtraMath