Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Spelling Bee

We began our day by working on math. We took up yesterday’s homework on the volume of triangular prisms. We took time to carefully go over questions 4, 7, and 9 as those were the questions students had most trouble with. Students are encouraged to attempt these problems again to ensure they understand how to do them. Today’s lesson was about surface area of triangular prisms. We used what we learned about calculating surface area of rectangular prisms in term 2 to help us understand how to find the surface area of triangular prisms. Students are asked to complete practice work on p. 367 to 369 of the MMS textbook. For questions 1, 2, and 4, students need to only do parts a), c), and e) if applicable. Students can expect to use 1 whole page to show their work per problem. Grade 6s will be writing a unit test on Wednesday, May 25.

We then attended the spelling bee. Well done to all students representing our class. You all did well. Congratulations to Rachel, Adam, and Rohan for taking first, second, and third place respectively. These three students will represent our school against The Maples Academy on Monday, June 6.

We continued working on gaining a better understanding of how to write a good narrative in the form of a fable or legend. The class read more samples of student writing in pairs. They discussed the strengths of each writing piece and the areas the student needs to improve on. They added their ideas in groups of four to chart paper. These ideas will be used to create a checklist to help Grade 6 students write a great narrative as their final writing piece this term. Today students learned that a fable should teach a moral or a lesson.

Grade 6s attended Gym class with Mr. Slyk and French class with Mme. Villeneuve.

Spelling bee finalists, please keep practicing your spelling bee words and more for the contest against The Maples Academy.

Look out for after-care letters about the month of June coming home today.

Check out our summer camp web-page: http://www.stjudesacademy.com/Page/Summer-Camp. Here you can find detailed itineraries for the weeks and the registration forms!
Please keep in mind the weekly cost includes lunches, a snack and two field trips!

Registration for the first few weeks is filling fast we don't want you to miss your chance!

Homework and Reminders
  • MMS p. 367 - 369, Unit test on Wednesday May 25
  • Be sure to have your novel study work at school tomorrow
  • Friday, May 20 – PD Day, No School for students
  • Monday, May 23 – Victoria Day, No school
  • May 24 – Hot Lunch orders due & After-Care Payments due
  • May 25 – MMS Unit Test
  • May 26 Track and Field at SJA
  • May 27 Track and Field: Finalists to The Maples Academy
  • May 28 – Summer Fiesta
  • June 2 – Arts Night  1 - 2 pm, and 7 pm – 8 pm performances
  • June 6 – Spelling Bee with The Maples Academy
  • June 8 – Casual Day & Graduation
  • June 10 – Report Cards, Last day of school

No comments:

Post a Comment