Wednesday, September 7, 2016

First Day of Grade 6

It was a busy first day back at school. We began with an activity to help us get to know each other. Students created a name page that included their interests. Groups of students got to know the interests of those sitting at their table. Everyone then had a turn to introduce someone to the class. It was a nice way for everyone to start warming up their oral presentation and listening skills.

Students then listened to a presentation about expectations regarding their mind set, failure, being internationally minded, using the action cycle as we learn, behaviour, house spirit, and routines. Please ask your child what we discussed.

We then did a walk about the school for everyone to become familiar with where rooms are in the building and what the boundaries are during recess. All this took so long that we missed first recess :-(. We aim to do better tomorrow.

The 6s attended French class with Mme. Stella and Gym class with Mr. Slyk.

Once the 6s got back to room 16 they worked through a test to determine their understanding of concepts involving whole numbers.

After second recess the class got their binders and dividers organised. These are coming home today. Students read about the benefits of reading. As an exit ticket students had to tell me why they should read daily. The Grade 6 class is challenged to read for 30 minutes each day. They should complete an entry in their reading log daily. Reading logs will be checked on Fridays.

At the end of the day we headed to the auditorium for a house game. Well done to Zeta for winning the first round and to Theta for winning the second round.

Homework & Reminders

·         Read for 30 minutes and record your reading in your log

·         Friday: Spirit Day - wear house colours

·         Friday: Hot lunch orders are due

·         Friday: Signed last page of student handbook is due

·         Friday: Reading logs are due

·         Sept 15: Welcome BBQ, 4 – 7 pm

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