Friday October 5th: PD Day - No School.

Fall Break: October 8th – 14th. Back to school on Monday, October 15th.

Terry Fox:  Thanks very much for all of your generous donations. CSS was able to raise nearly $6000 for cancer research! Way to go! 

Scholastic Order for 6.4: Will be sent to Scholastic today.

Grade 6 Musical: “Once on a Housetop”by John Jacobson and Mac Huff 

Mr. Bolen and Ms. Drage are thrilled to announce an opportunity for the grade 6 students at CSS to sign up for the musical “Once On a Housetop” that will be presented on December 17th. There will be a 1:30 matinee for students of CSS and a 7:00pm evening performance for parents in the CSS gymnasium. All students who sign up to participate will automatically be cast in the show. Anyone interested in a leading role will be required to audition. Auditions will be held during lunch hours the week after fall break. (October 16-18, 2012) There will be a mandatory meeting at lunch, Monday October 22nd in the Music Room for all those who signed up. “Once on a Housetop” celebrates the many joyous ways that we all celebrate a very special time of year. This annual time of renewal and rebirth acknowledges our similarities and diversity. A group of chimney sweeps lead us on this cultural adventure through song, story and movement. “

Humanities:  

This week in Humanities, students will continue to have time to research their individual for their Historical Change Project. They must answer all of the questions on the assignment sheet and put these details into their Research Log. As well they need have a thorough Research Collector Document, (this can be in a MS Word, GoogleDoc or Pages format) which houses all of the following information:

1. The date of when they are researching

2. Each url address of every website they go to

This project will be due after we return from the break – students should have all of their research completed by the end of this week.

In addition to the research project, students will be starting a Character Sketch for the cross-curricular project we are doing with Math/Science on trees. The final product will have students creating an illustrated storybook about their Weaselhead tree.

Students will also have a “Their, They’re, There” quiz on Thursday before the break.

Math/Science:

Last week we asked our classes "Does the Weasel Head produce enough oxygen for all of Calgary?" In pursuing this question we are learning/reviewing how to measure perimeter and area in a 2 dimensional shape. This week we will use what we learned to calculate the area of the Weasel Head and create a scale for a map of that area. 

In Science most students are finishing up their tree research for their Tree Story. From here students will start to create characters and choose which scientific concepts to convey in their tree story. 

Both classes are starting to use Evernote in Math and Science to organize, document, and share the work we are doing. Please help ensure that your child has created a Math Notebook and a Science Notebook and invited me to Share these notebooks. Students in 6.3 did this Monday, 6.4 will do it Tuesday.

Have a safe & peaceful break!

 


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