Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 4 – Geometry Transformations and Electrical Safety

In today’s math class, the Grade 6s reviewed transformations, i.e. translations, reflections, and rotations. Students practiced writing the coordinates for the vertices of a figure and its image/s. We discussed the amount of detail that needs to be recorded when recording transformations. It is not enough to just say, it’s a rotation, for example. The description of a rotation should include the coordinates of the turning point, the direction of the turn, and size of the turn. Students are encouraged to use tracings to correctly perform and label the vertices of the images following a transformation. Students are asked to complete the practice work on p. 96 – 99 of their MMS 6 Practice Books. They should also correct yesterday’s homework. Please remember to review the whole numbers unit test that went home with your child yesterday, sign it, and return it to school tomorrow.

We continued working on our Djibouti International Day project. Today we took time to ensure that everyone has emailed me their information and printed their pictures. Students who have not yet submitted their information to me via email need to do this tonight.

During our inquiry time, students learned about electrical safety. We watched various videos and students took notes about what they learned. We had a discussion after each video clip to discuss electrical safety. Students are going to create electrical safety posters using what they have learned. They were asked to team up with someone they have never worked with before. As a class we generated a checklist of criteria that make an effective poster. Students then got into groups to begin planning their posters.

Grade 6s attended gym class today.

Students should be working on their IB Learner Profile poster and be ready to present these on their scheduled date. Taran will be presenting tomorrow.

Some of our PYP classes will be hosting a bake sale tomorrow. Please bring about $2 if you would like to participate in the bake sale.

Soccer tryouts begin next, from 4 – 5 pm, week as follows:

Girls Soccer Tryouts – Tuesday, October 3rd & Wednesday, October 4th

Boys Soccer Tryouts – Wednesday, October 4th & Wednesday, October 11th & Friday, October 13th


Homework and Reminders

·        MMS 6 p. 96 – 99

·        Math test: review, sign, and return

·        Email me your Djibouti research/facts

·        Print and bring a large (A4) colour picture to represent your Djibouti research/facts

·        Return the signed last page of the student handbook if you haven’t already done this

·        Read for 20 minutes

·        Thurs., Sept. 28 –Bake Sale

·        Fri., Sept. 29 – Orange Shirt Day.

·        Mon. Oct. 2 – Golf Trip ( 9 am – 12 pm, wear gym uniform), Welcome BBQ (4 pm – 5:30 pm)

·        Tues., Oct. 3 – Girls’ Soccer Tryouts, 4 – 5 pm

·        Wed., Oct. 4 – Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer Tryouts, 4 – 5 pm

·        Thurs., Oct. 5 – International Day

·        Fri., Oct. 6 – P.D. – No school for students

·        Mon., Oct. 9 – Thanksgiving Day, No school

·        Wed., Oct. 11 – Boys’ Soccer Tryouts, 4 – 5 pm

·        Fri., Oct. 13 – Boys’ Soccer Tryouts, 4 – 5 pm

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