Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Grades 5/6 Week 1 Who We Are Term 1 8/29/2017


Grade 6
PYP Math Equivalence (Fractions, Decimals and Percent) page 21 

PYP Math Adding and Subtracting Fractions page 22

PYP Math Assessment Unit 4

Study Spelling Words

Mixed Problem Solving

 Grade 6 read a story on Amazon Cloud about Jackie Robinson. He was the first black man in major league baseball. The book is about inclusion of different races.
 We looked at superstitions from Germany. A superstition is a belief in an excessively credulous belief in super natural events.
We are into our "Who We Are" unit of inquiry. Our lines of inquiry are: 1. How personal qualities and spirituality contribute to identities and inform world views. 2. How family, peers, and media influence how individuals interact in given situations. The key concepts of this unit are perspective and causation. The group is focusing on the attribute of confidence and the learner profile is reflection and open-mindedness. 
 We made identity connections with I.D. cards, culture, race and the "Bourne Identity" movie.
 We found out that all countries have superstitions and some are the same.
 Grade 6 made some rules and essential agreements for our classroom.

Our class is going to use a robot to help them clean the floors. Look how shiny they are!

Moritz has been labeling his books for our units of inquiry according to subject matter. 

 Grade 6 made an incentive chart to help 1st Grade with their reading. 1st Grade students get a star and gold medal if they can read the book that we have prescribed for them. If the child can't read the book then they still get a gold medal. 
We had Guided Reading with Grade 1. The primary teacher has allowed the upper grade students to start a Read to Lead program. 

We have been learning about Algebra and Cartesian Planes in Mathematics. We are also doing the Primary Years Program International Targeting Mathematics. 

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