Monthly News!

Welcome to October in Grade 6T! 

This e-teacher page is a means for you to stay abreast of upcoming units of students and events throughout each month. 

I hope that everyone has had a great start to the school year and everyone is settling into a routine.  This month we are well into the swing of Grade 6 and students are starting to practice routines and expectations consistently.  We also have the beginnings of Halloween fever starting so I encourage everyone to be prepared.

Please ask your child about his/her learning each day.  This will not only keep you informed, but it will also help your child review information presented in class.  I also encourage you to remind your children to read nightly, review Math facts daily and always be prepared for class activities.

Please refer to this e-teacher page for the latest information about units of study for each upcoming month.  As well, I will keep a list of important dates to remember for that month as well. 

I hope everyone has many things to be thankful for at this time and have numerous blessing bestowed upon you.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Language Arts

This month in Language Arts we will be focusinig on a variety of things:

1.  Reading - Guided Reading for Grade 6

                 - Novel Study - Tuck Everlasting

                 - Book Share novels (various)

2.  Writing - Empowering Writers

3.  Spelling - Boggle blitz and High Frequency words

4.  Grammar work, Handwriting practice

 

 

Math

This month in Math, we are beginning our second unit of study called Understanding Number.  In this unit, students will be learning how to use place value to represent whole numbers greater than one million, solve problems involving large numbers, using technology, determine multiples and factors of numbers less than 100, solve problems involving multiples, identify composite and prime numbers, apply the order of operations to solve multi-step problems, and demonstrate an understanding of integers.

Science

This month in Science, students will be finishing our first unit of study called Trees and Forests.  In this unit students will identify reasons why trees and forests are valued, describe kinds of plants and animals found living on, under and among trees, describe the role of trees in the nutrient cycles and in the production of oxygen, identify general characteristics that distinguish trees from other plants, describe and classify leafs, branches and trees, and identify trees found in our local environment.

Social

This month in Social Studies students will be finishing our first unit called Democracy.  Students will learn about the principles of democracy, how people participate in democracy, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and how we can make a difference in a democratic society.

Other

Some other information that may interest all of you:

In Gym, students will participate in games.

In Art, students will be working on line.

In Health, students will be participating in the DARE program.

In French, students will be learning about food.

Dates to Remember

Monday, October 1-5 - Read-in Week

Wednesday, October 3 - Assembly - 9:00

Wednesday, October 3 - Early Dismissal - 2:15 p.m.

Friday, October 5 - PD Day - no school

Monday, October 8 - Thanksgiving Day - no school

Tuesday, October 16 - Picture retake day

Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26 - Marty Chan - Author in Residency week

Friday, October 26 - Family Dance

Wednesday, October 31 - Halloween celebration - pm only

Please remember, if at any time you need to speak with me regarding your child's education, any difficulties he/she may be experiencing,  or clarifications on matters at school that require more than a note in the agenda, please contact me at the school and we can arrange to make an appointment to discuss matters.  I am not always availabe before or after school without notice and your concerns may not be able to be addressed if you happen to just pop in.  Setting up a time to meet with me is your best route of action.  I thank you in advance for your consideration and I appreciate your understanding.