Homework for Thursday September 21st

Reminders

  • PA Day on Fri.
  • Pizza orders due Wed.
  • Green Heart orders (online only) due Thurs.

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 1 pretest on Mon.; back page #5-9 due Mon.
  • Math:  correct and finish large place value sheet; due Mon.
  • PHE:  Mon & Fri. 

Question of the Day: What will you do on your first day off of the school year?

 

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Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Yesterday’s Terry Fox Walk was a smashing success!  Mr. Paulton rallied us around his truck where the donations were coming in.  As I mentioned on Dojo, we brought in just over $100; it was approximately 20% of the entire school’s collection!  The walk itself was hot and sticky but considering Terry ran a marathon a day, I doubt anyone was complaining.

Word study is now underway.  Students are given 20 list words, but the focus is on usage and meaning (unlike our spelling dictations of old).  I also weave some grammar into the two-week cycle.  Students will have a practice test (called a pretest) on Monday, and a real test on Friday.  Students are encouraged to get to know their list words well.

In math we’ve been dabbling with numbers up to the millions; mostly by playing games but also doing old fashioned paper work.  Coming up, we’ll look at the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  I always tell my class that math is everywhere.  I encourage you to help keep their mental math skills in check, whether it’s a ride home from the apple orchard, hockey practice or dinner time talk.  Math is better learned in casual discussion if you ask me.

Looking forward to meeting you all at tonight’s Welcome Back BBQ at 4:30.  Happy Autumnal Equinox (tomorrow)!

Homework for Wednesday September 20th

Reminders

  • Welcome Back BBQ is Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • PA Day on Fri.
  • Pizza orders due Wed. Sept. 27
  • Harvest Fresh orders (online only) due Thurs. next week

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 1 pretest on Mon.; Your Notebook #2, 3 + sentences due Thurs.
  • Writing:  revisions due Thurs.
  • PHE:  Thurs. 

Question of the Day: Which would you rather have, a third arm or a third leg?  Explain why.

 

Homework for Tuesday September 19th

Reminders

  • Welcome Back BBQ is Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • PA Day on Fri.
  • Pizza orders due Wed. Sept. 27

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 1 pretest on Mon.; Your Notebook #2, 3 + sentences due Thurs.
  • PHE:  Thurs. 

Question of the Day: One thing I miss when it’s back to school is the lovely feeling of sleeping in.  Would you be willing to start school at 10:00am and be able to sleep in, but finish school at 4:30pm?  Why or why not?

 

Homework for Monday September 18th

Reminders

  • Welcome Back BBQ is Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Book orders due by Tues.
  • PA Day on Fri.
  • Pizza orders due Wed. Sept. 27

Homework

  • Word Study:  List 1 pretest on Mon.; #1-4 due Tues.
  • Writing:  2 brainstorms (the trip) due Tues.
  • PHE:  Thurs. & Fri.

Question of the Day: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

 

Student of the Week

Lydia gets the nod as our second SOTW of the year.  Lydia led the class in Dojo points over the week with 24, and she has been very efficient with her work time.  When she’s done, she quickly resorts to reading and shows great independence.  A super start, Lydia!  (Unrelated to 6M, Lydia also popped in three goals over two soccer games this week!)

Leave your congratulatory messages for Lydia here.

Homework for Friday September 15th

Reminders

  • Welcome Back BBQ is Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Harvest Fresh orders (online only) due by Sunday.
  • Book orders due by Tues.
  • PA Day on Fri.

Homework

  • PHE:  Thurs. & Fri.

Question of the Day: We’re two weeks into grade six.  What has been the biggest highlight for you so far?  (Or what have you enjoyed most?)