We have had a busy first few weeks in our grade 6 classroom!
Please check out the “Student of the Week” tab. There is an updated schedule for our Student of the Week presentations.
In math, we have been studying place value of whole numbers (to one million) and decimals (to the thousandth place value). We have been ordering and comparing whole and decimal numbers, and representing numbers in standard form, expanded form, and words. In the next few days we will be rounding numbers, examining prime and composite numbers, and factoring.
We will be having a math quiz on Wednesday, October 4th on these concepts. There is a practice quiz in the math section of this blog, if you wish for extra practice.
In language, we have been reading our class novel The City of Ember, and have been doing various comprehension activities with this excellent book! We have been visualizing, making predictions, making connections, and asking questions. We have also incorporated many drama activities (interview the character, acting out scenes, and trying to consider what each character is thinking based on his/her actions). Furthermore, students have been working on their own independent reading and have been “buzzing” about their books with their table group. During the first week of school, students wrote their own autobiography flip book, and now are working on paragraph writing, using the Answer Sandwich model.
In science, we are learning about electricity and sources of energy that can be transformed into electricity. Tomorrow we will discuss static and current electricity.
In social studies, we have been talking about the different experiences that immigrants have when they arrive to Canada. We are looking forward to beginning our first inquiry project shortly.
Overall, we have had a very busy first few weeks of school!
I’m looking forward to a great school year! 🙂