Grade 6s continued learning about decimals in math class. Today students practiced adding and subtracting decimals. They also learned how to mentally multiply a decimal by 10, 100, 1000, 10 000. Everyone is asked to complete p. 54 – 57 of the MMS 6 practice book for homework. Corrections on previous homework in the decimal unit should be done too if applicable.
We continued working on our City of Ember novel study. Students met in their literature circle groups and discussed the fourteenth chapter using their assigned roles. Once discussions were completed, students were assigned a new literature circle role for the fifteenth chapter. Some students used class time to read Chapter 15. While they read they worked on their role response and also worked on completing their graphic organiser. Students who did not complete this in class are to complete it for homework. We will have literature circle discussions again tomorrow. It is important that each group member complete the reading and their response for the daily group discussions.
During today’s inquiry time our goal was to develop an understanding of what is meant by the physical, economic, political, and social aspects (PEPS) of a country or region. Students played a ‘Fun with Photos’ game. They grouped the photos into 4 categories: physical, economic, political, and social. Students had correct placements confirmed and incorrect placements had to be regrouped until all were correct. They played this game three times, each time with a different set of photos. Each time they recorded the criteria they used to place a photo in a particular category. At the end of the games, the class used the clues they had gathered to create a definition for the terms ‘physical, economic, political, and social’.
In language, students continued reading samples of fable and legend writing and discussing the criteria for effective story writing. Students will use this list of criteria to help them improve their story writing.
We had some time for car building today.
Grade 6s attended French and gym class today.
Homework and Reminders
· MMS 6 p. 54 – 57
· Language: What is the difference between a fairy tale and a legend?
· Science Fair: Collect any materials you may need for your car construction
· Novel Study: Chapter 15 & Reading Response due tomorrow
· Tues., Oct. 31 – Spirit Day: Harvest/Halloween Dress Up – No weapons, scary masks.
· Mon., Nov. 20 – Curling trip
· Dec. 1st – Curling trip