Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Day 3 – Air Expands and Contracts

We began the day celebrating Pancake Tuesday with our Pancake Eating Contest. Well done to Zeta who game in first place for both the games and the eating contest.

In today’s math lesson we reviewed rates. Students learned about average and unit rates. We also practiced using drawings, tables, and graphs when solving problems related to rate. Students are asked to complete p. 37 – 39 of the MMS 7 book for homework if they did not get done in class. Students will be writing a test this Thursday. Students are bringing their Fractions, Percents, Ratios, and Rates test home today. Please take time to review this test with your child, sign the test, and return the test to school tomorrow.

In our inquiry unit we conducted more experiments that helped us to understand the properties of air. Ask your child to tell you about today’s investigations and what they learned. Students worked together to create a checklist for their first project in this unit. They will be making a mind map that shows all the properties of air we have learned about. They will then use the mind map as a study tool to prepare for ‘The Properties of Air’ test which will take place on Wednesday, February 21st.

The St. Jude’s Speech competition took place last Friday. Congratulations to Rishaan for placing first, Jarniko for placing second, and Lucas for placing third in the Grade 6 section of the event. Rishaan has been selected to represent our class and compete against our sister school, The Maples Academy. This inter-school contest will take place this Thursday, February 15th starting at 10:30 am. All are welcome to attend.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Spirit Day. Students are invited to come to school dressed in red, white, and pink.

Please note that there is no school for students this Friday as it is a Professional Development Day for teachers. There is no school on Monday, as it is Family Day.

On Tuesday after the long weekend, we will begin working on our art project for our flight unit. Students will need to bring in a t-shirt that they don’t mind getting very messy with paper mache. Students are also asked to bring in newspapers.

Keep collecting pledges and donations for the Jump Rope for Heart Event.

Homework and Reminders

·        Bring in newspapers

·        Math

o   MMS 7 Complete pages 37 – 39

o   Test on Thurs. Feb. 15

·        Wednesday, February 14th

o   Spirit Day: Valentine’s Dress up – wear red, pink, and white

·        Thursday, February 15th

o   SJA v TMA Oral Competition

o   Math test

·        Friday, February 16th – PD Day, no school for students

·        Monday, February 19th – Family Day – no school

·        Tuesday, February 20th

o   Jump Rope for Heart school event – come to school wearing your gym uniform

o   Bring a t-shirt to wear while you work on your art project

·        Wednesday, February 21st – Properties of air test

·        Thursday, February 22nd – Anti-Bullying Day

·        Friday, February 23rd – Skiing Trip

·        Wednesday, February 28th – Casual Day

·        March 5 – March 9: Spirit Week

·        Friday, March 9th – Skiing trip

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