Hi Parents, 
Here is the weekly update for November 26-30, 2012 .  

General information:
A huge thank you to all parents who were able to attend the Term 1 Student Led Conference. 
-For those that could not attend, the Student Led Activity is on EDMODO. 
-You can complete this with your child at home. For Math, you will need a copy of the Oxygen Problem rubric (also posted on EDMODO).

-Report Cards: Please sign the parent comment sheet and return it with the report card folder. 

Winter Camp: Call for Volunteers
We require 4 parent volunteers for each homerooms winter (see dates below).
6.3: January 23-25
6.4: January 29-31

If you are interested in volunteering please email your child's homeroom teacher. All volunteers must have a valid police record check, and have filled out the school volunteer application. All volunteers should be comfortable participating in winter activities. We are looking forward to having you!!!!

This week, students will have an opportunity to polish their stories and their illustrations. A significant amount of time was provided for peer feedback today, so I will be collecting these stories Tuesday, November 27th.The completed storybook project will be due on Friday, November 30th. Students will also examine the rights and responsibilities of local and provincial government and begin our Shady Acres simulation. In this activity, students will work through the process of municipal government to decide on the future of Shady Acres; they decide whether to preserve the Shady Acres natural area, an untouched forest that provides shade, peace, and homes for animals; or to create the Shady Acres subdivision, providing much-needed economic development and affordable housing for humans.   

We will be reviewing operations with decimals and working with fractions and mixed numbers this week  in math. Trees and Forests will end this week and we will be starting the Sky Science unit. To start this unit, we will be looking at the history of human fascination with the starts, technologies used to observe and study space as well as some important thinkers from various cultures on the topic of Astronomy. Students will have time to work on Explorer projects on Thursday. 

Weekly Math practice is available on the class blog every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a chance for students to work with parents or Tutors to solve math questions and problems related to the math we are doing in class. The problems posted may also be taken from old Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT). Practice work sheets and books beyond this are available at:

 Chapters:  http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home/search/?keywords=math+practice&pageSize=12

 Class website: http://www.adaptedmind.com/Sixth-Grade-Math-Worksheets-And-Exercises.ht

Have a wonderful week!

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