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Grade 6 Class

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Grade 6 Class

October 2017

Such a beautiful time of year.  I feel the colours are especially vibrant this year ~ such a celebration of God's creation.

A BIG thank you to those parents who were able to come and meet with me during the interview sessions.  I feel it is a blessing to not only share about your children and their learning, but also to touch base with the parent and have a little insight into the home life of our students.  I appreciate this.

We are well in to the swing of school and work, now.  The students are becoming more familiar with me, my teaching style and my expectations, along with me learning and understanding what they need and how best to accomodate them. 
We already have a few assignments on the way ~ Our class novel, The Hatchet is entertaining the class as-well-as challenging them to think outside the box when it comes to interpreting then writing about the character. 
The class has been given their term project for Science and Socials ~ Genius Project.  This is largley an in-class assignment, however, check ins with your child will keep them on task and accountable to the time frame.
In Math, we have completed the first unit of Numeration (Place Value / Rounding) and students should have brought their test home for you to look at.  Please sign and then return this test.  We move on to Addition and Subraction next.  A reminder the students are signed up for the Mathletics program where they can practice their math skills online. 

A few dates to consider :
Cross Country Run Thursday 19th ~ after school
Friday Oct 20th ~ Pro D day - the staff will be travelling to Terrace for a Regional Gathering

Homework Book is the  best form of communication.  Please feel free to make notes, comments or requests in the HWB as I check these daily.  I also post important dates, assignments and information, along with weekly spelling words, on this web site each week.

Library is Monday - each student is able to take out two library books for a week.  They are to be returned / renewed each Monday.  If the books are not processed on Monday, the student is not able to take another library book.

PE is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - Full gym strip required i.e. Running shoes, shorts / leggings, t-shirt
                                                                            * missing gym strip 3 times within a term results in dropped grade
                                                                      -    Need written permission from parent if excused from gym (HWB), especially if for an extended time.

Novel - each student must have a novel in their desk for personal reading at all times.  There are books available within the classroom if necessary.

Reminder :  All parents who wish to volunteer / drive need a NEW driver's abstract and copy of your insurance papers
                    along with a Criminal Records Check on file (valid for 5 years)

Here's to a year of growth in learning, faith and social development......  And perhaps a little fun, too.
With kind regards, 
Lexie Wilson

Unit 5
pro ~ for, in favor of, positive

Vocabulary Definitions

probable   (adj)      likely; likely to move in a positive direction
proceed   (v)      to move forward; to go; to follow through with an idea or plan
projectile   (n)    a forward-moving object that was thrown or self-powered
prolong   (v)    to draw out; to make something moving forward last longer
promotion   (n)   movement forward in a company; a movement up into a better position in a job
propel   (v)    to cause to move forward
prospect   (n)    the act of looking forward in anticipation of something to come
protest   (v)    to forward a complaint, objection, or display of unwillingness