Monday, June 12, 2017

Upcoming field trips....

A reminder that the field trips forms are due this Thursday!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Grade 6 students will have the opportunity to take part in an educational tour of the Exchange District, which will cover curricular outcomes such as the Winnipeg General Strike, a tour of the Moon Rock Exhibit at the science museum, which touches on outcomes in the space unit in the science curricular, and a guided tour of the Confederation Exhibit at the Manitoba Museum, which is part of the grade 6 social studies curriculum.
We will be leaving right after attendance at 9:00 am and returning to the school by 3:15 pm. Students should bring a bag lunch, and be dressed appropriately for the weather.

The cost of the activity is $13.00 per student, which will cover the cost of the tours and the school will be covering the cost of transportation.

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Grade 6 students have the opportunity to go to SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas to see the brand-new movie, Smurfs: The Lost Village, in FRENCH: Les Schtroumpfs: Le village perdu! What a great way to celebrate a year of French learning! We'll be leaving right after attendance at 9:00 a.m. and will return to school by 12:15 p.m. Students should therefore bring a lunch with them on that day, as we'll be eating upon our return and the canteen will be closed.


The cost per student is 11.00$, which includes the movie admission and the bus transportation. Please note that the concession will not be open during our time at the movie theatre.

Book Talk Information

Below you will find the criteria we created as a class to create an effective book talk.  I have also included the link to our "Good Book Talk" video.  I look forward to seeing all the presentations on Thursday!


Friday, June 9, 2017

So much learning!!!

We have been so busy learning over the past few weeks, which means LOTS of big due dates coming up to show understanding of the concepts we've been covering.

Here are some upcoming due dates to keep in mind:

Monday, June 12th
Descriptive Paragraph (en fran├žais)
Adjectives are WAY more complicated in French!

Thursday, June 15th
Book Talks
We've been doing SO much reading about the events of WWII, and now we get to share our fave, or least fave book with the class.

Prime Ministers of Canada Twitter/Instagram Project
Could you sum up a prime minister's contributions to Canada in 140 characters or less?  Our kiddos will be attempting just that through Twitter and Instagram! (using an offline template of course:)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Our learning...and some homework

As part of our learning about WWI, we studied varying perspectives about conscription.  Following a "tea party" format, we each received write-ups that presented us with a character, a history and a perspective about conscription.  We had to study and assume the role of our characters as we mingled with each other at a "tea party".  We introduced ourselves and then engaged in conversations about our history and our opinions about conscription. We had to meet at least two other people, and listen to their points of view.  Once we had mingled for a bit, each student had the responsibility of sharing someone else's story and opinion about conscription.  Finally, with the information we learned, and after learning about differing perspectives about conscription, we wrote an persuasive paragraph, supporting our own points of view.
These paragraphs are due tomorrow:)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Propaganda Posters WWI

In sciences humaines, we have been learning about WWI. The picture below illustrates our shared write about propaganda posters from WWI, specifically, their audience, purpose and the strategies that the artist used to accomplish his/her purpose. 
Following the shared write, students wrote in groups of two, then independently, about the posters that are illustrated to the right of our shared piece.

We are poets, we are artists...

We have been busy getting in touch with our artistic sides in ELA.  After we finished our book reviews, we were excited to get creative with our writing.  Published pieces are due tomorrow, so stay tuned for more pics!