Welcome to my blog! I will try to update this every few weeks, or even more often during the busier times of the year. I will let you know through the agenda when I have updated the blog.
I wanted to give you a brief outline of some of our subject areas for the next month or two.
In language we are working on reading and summarizing non-fiction materials, reviewing parts of speech and paragraph writing.
In math we are currently working on a patterning and algebra unit. Following that we will work on place value-large and small numbers. I like to have small impromtu quizzes to check for understanding and then a bigger unit test at the end of each unit. Notice will be given prior to the unit tests through the agenda and this blog.
We have begun our science unit on Space. This is a really interesting unit for the kids. We will be tracking the moon phases for one month starting very soon. Later in the unit, students will work in small groups to create an in-class project to teach their classmates about a chosen planet. Watch in the agenda for details.
Currently we have Phys. Ed. on days 2 and 5 (Mondays and Wednesdays for now). We are working on running and soccer skills for the next few weeks.
The much anticipated DARE program for Grade 6 students usually begins around Thanksgiving. This very important 10 week program teaches students about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drug use and how to foster healthy peer relationships.
I look forward to meeting or reaquainting with you at the barbeque later in the week. Hopefully you are able to make it! Let's hope this lovely weather sticks around for it!