I hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed your long weekend and were able to spend some quality family time together!
As usual, we are rolling along at a quick pace in Grade 6, Room 7.
We just wrapped up our school wide letter writing program. Our class had the honour/responsibility of being the postal sorters and carriers. Students volunteered some of their recess time to collect, sort and deliver the hundreds of pieces of mail sent around the school... Mrs. Foster provided a special "thank you" to the students last week with cupcakes!!
We are continuing to write persuasively in a variety of formats. All students were successful in writing and presenting persuasive speeches and rubrics have gone home for signatures. Thanks if you have already signed and returned your son or daughter's rubric. I am sending home a homework persuasion assignment. It is like a book talk, but students will be required to persuade classmates to read a novel they have recently completed. This assignment will go home this week and be due the week prior to March Break. It will involve a brief (1 to 2 min) oral presentation as well.
In reading, we are reading a class novel looking at character and plot development. Students will be asked to write a test at the end of the unit and to complete some writing activities with the novel. If anyone has a copy of the movie "Tuck Everlasting", I would love to borrow it to show the students after we finish reading... please don't allow your child to watch it beforehand, which may spoil the suspense in class!
We have just started our multiplication and division unit in math. Students typically did quite well on the geometry test, which will go home this week for signatures.
In science, we are completing our unit in electricity with a unit test this Friday, Feb. 24th. Students will need to complete a proof of study and all other notebook pages and hand this in on Friday before the test to be marked. As a culmination, students are also creating group circuit game boards in class.