Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Grade 6 Who We Are Term 1 Week 2

Remember that we have a picnic this Saturday! 😊

Week 3 Homework: Monday- Finding the Volume  with PYP Math page 30; Reading
                                   Tuesday- 24 Hour Time p. 31; Reading
                                   Wednesday: Math; Reading
                                   Thursday: Spelling Word Practice
                                    Friday: Math and Reading
The class manipulated a 7 piece Chinese puzzle called Tangrams to form a camel.

                                                 We found out that shapes have faces too! 
Grade 6 helped Grade 5 study about complex and simple machines. We collaborated to make a working well with a pulley and lever. 
Congratulations to the birthday boy from our class! We sang "Happy Birthday" to him during our Morning Meeting!
Grade 5 and 6 played "Ode to Joy" on their recorders.

Here is a solo version of the same song that is accompanied by a piano.

We made this presentation on Tuesday in front of the whole school during our morning meeting to introduce what a “Learner Profile” is.

"Your  profile shows how you look on the side of your face. The learner profile shows what the learners or students should look like when they are learning. For our “Who We   Are” unit we have chosen the learner profile called caring. Each Tuesday, classes will be showing us something about caring. So, what is caring. It is all about treating people nicely and doing something that helps them. The opposite of caring is apathy or not caring. For example, if a person sits on a table then that person is showing that he or she doesn’t care if the table breaks and we have to buy a new one. You should ask the person if he or she cares about our school and seek help from your teacher, principal or parent. Remember it is all about caring. C is for Caring. A is for Attitudes. R is for Reaching. E is for Everybody. Please care about people." 

Week 2 Grade 6 Homework

Monday: Holiday Files and Missing Pieces Math
Tuesday: Guess My Rule and Graph the Table
Wednesday: Music- Play "Ode to Joy" on the recorder
Thursday: Study for your Spelling Test
Words: concern, various, relief, foreign, association, discussion, career, athletic, disease, familiar, accommodate, and parliament 

Friday: On Top of the World and International Charges (Math)
 We took a picture of our profiles and made a silhouette using Monkey Pic and Microsoft Word.

 During Science, we made a Punnett Square to see how we got our eye color from our parents. We learned about dominate and recessive genes.

Homework Week 1

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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