Hi Parents,
Here is the weekly update for September 24th to September 28th

Terry Fox run is Thursday morning. Feel free to come cheer on the runners at North Glenmore Park. Grades 4-6 run at 9:30am

Pledge forms should be returned by Sept. 27th
Scholastic is due October 1st

This week students will be conducting research for their Inspirational Stories of Change assignment. We will discuss website credibility, bibliography writing, and research strategies early in the week. Students will also brainstorm effective presentation techniques and begin to think about how they can demonstrate their understanding to the class in a creative, engaging, and informative way.

In the coming weeks, students will be writing a creative story based on the tree that they have chosen in Science. We will go over plot and character development this week. The final product for this assignment will be a children’s book. If we have any parents who are experts in the field of writing or illustrating, please contact Ms. P. We would love to have you in!


In Science we are starting a cross curricular project for our Trees and Forests units. Students have adopted-a-tree and over the course of the next weeks will be creating stories about their tree that also includes scientific facts. 

This week in Math we are looking at calculating the Oxygen production of the Weasel Head area and determining its benefits to Calgary. This problem will be posted on the website at the end of Monday. This question will cover estimation strategies, working with decimal numbers, and continue to develop problem solving skills. We will also be reviewing and building on multiplication and division strategies. Last week we had our second Computation Quiz. Math Computation Quizes will happen about every two weeks. These are intended to see how kids are doing with math operations and word problems. The weighting of these quizzes on your child's grades are small, but it provides me with a quick snapshot of a students strength and areas to work on.   

Jody Pereverzoff
Grade 6 Humanities Teacher

John Cadman
Grade 6 Math/Science
Terry Fox Run - September 27th
Student have received pledge forms. You can also donate online. 

Students have received their first quiz  and I will be returning and discussing the quiz with them on Tuesday. Students will have an opportunity to make improvements to their quizzes and hand it in again – the goal is always for students to learn and understand what we are doing in school, so I encourage every student who did not earn 14/14 on the quiz to take time to ask questions and make the improvements! Students will be taking these quizzes home to share with you as well. Again, please discuss, sign and have your child return as soon as possible. 

Students have also started our new project titled Inspirational Stories of Historical Change. Students are working in partners or individually on this inquiry project. For more details, please find a copy of the assignment on the Humanities Resource site.

Students will have a variety of small homework assignments this week based on discussions we are having in class. Please see student agendas for homework topics. 

Hello Parents, 
Here is the weekly update for September 5-7, 2012

Computers: We are experiencing minor problems with the new Mac Books. Some computers have "re-imaged" themselves overnight. 
Student should get into the habit of backing up their work. 
With this in mind, every student needs their own Memory Stick (thumb drive) so they can save their data.  
Computers may start coming home after Camp Sweet, once all Technology Agreements are signed and returned. 

Everyone is really excited to go to camp next week. 
6.3/6.4 will be going to Camp Sweet Sept. 10-12, 2012
The bus for camp will be leaving Monday, Sept 10th, at 9am sharp. 
If you have any questions concerning Camp Sweet, please contact your child's homeroom teacher. 
Please Complete and Return informed consents and Health Forms promptly.

Technology Orientation - Wednesday Sept. 5 - 6:00pm  ==> For new CSS parents

School Council Meeting - Wed., September 5 - 7:00pm


In Social Studies, students will reflect on and assess  their understanding of the four pillars of democracy. 
Students will also begin to explore the values, rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens and they will examine how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects individual and collective rights.
In Language Arts, students will begin to create descriptive paragraphs using the 5 senses. In this writing unit, Students will begin to develop their vocabulary while also reviewing sentence and paragraph structure. 


In Science students will start to present their chosen forest topic this Thursday. There will be some class time on Wednesday to put the finishing touches on these presentations.
Students who are behind on this assignment should plan to talk to me about working at lunch or spending time at home on this project. 
In Math, we will spend this short week looking at Factors and Multiples. 

Have a great week, 

Jody Pereverzoff
Grade 6 

John Cadman
Grade 6