Previous Weeks – Grade 6

Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.

Grade 6 Archive 2016/2017

Grade 6 Archive 2017/2018

Grade 6 Archive 2018/2019


Week 8

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

We will go through the definitions of the week’s spelling words which students will need to learn how to use and spell. Tuesday students will use information gathered last lesson to create a poster/report about the 1918 Flu Pandemic with their partner. Wednesday we will focus on tidying up grammar issues as well as looking at how to use a semi colon. Thursday we will finish watching the first episode of A Series of Unfortunate Events and then continue reading the novel as a class. Friday will be a spelling and definition test

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Subject Words
Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Water Cycle, producers, consumers, decomposers, food chain, food web

Synopsis
Discussion about the Water Cycle, the Nitrogen Cycle, and the Carbon Cycle. Introduction to the food chain and the food web.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Ch. 3: Rational Numbers

This week, we will continue the last half of chapter 3. Students will be introduced to the concept of absolute values and how to compare numbers with absolute values. Then, we will shift to the topic of ordered pairs and coordinate plane with rational numbers. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Absolute Values
  • Compare Absolute Values
  • Rational Number and the Coordinate Plane
  • Distance on the Coordinate Plane

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Week 7

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

At the start of the week I will introduce the new spelling words, there are 10 and each has a ‘matching pair’ which sounds alike but has a different meaning. We will discuss these types of words and students will write sentences using them. We will then continue exploring and investigating the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, following one from last week’s work. The grammar focus midweek will be on punctuation, subordinate conjunctions and predicates. We will watch one episode of A Series of Unfortunate events later in the week which covers all we have read so far. There will be a spelling test on Friday

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words
Carbon Cycle, Nitrogen cycle, Water Cycle

Synopsis
Discussion about the Water Cycle, the Nitrogen Cycle, and the Carbon Cycle.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

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Week 6

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

To start the week I will introduce the new spelling words, five of which students will need to know how to use in a sentence, they will practice writing sentences using these. We will continue with the next story in Bold Moves and then do some exercises to strengthen grammar skills. Later in the week we will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events and students will be required to write a summary of what we’ve read. There will be a spelling test on Friday

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Major types of freshwater and saltwater environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.

pond, lake, river, stream, estuary, wetland, bog, marsh, swamp, bayou, aquatic
ecosystem, freshwater, sunlit zone, twilight zone, dark zone, abyss, photic zone,
epipelagic zone, mesopelagic zone, bathypelagic zone, aphotic zone, abyssopelagic zone,
hadalpelagic zone, low tide zone, middle tide zone, high tide zone, splash zone

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

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Week 5

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

Hi Richard,

Please see below and attached:
We will begin the week with the Bold Moves book, reading The Mixed-Up All-Stars story and completing the exercises. Midweek we will further expand students’ knowledge of prepostions, following on from last week. We’ll then continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events and will finish the week with the spelling and definition test.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Ecology
Aquatic Ecosystems

Subject Words
pond, lake, river, stream, estuary, wetland, bog, marsh, swamp, bayou, aquatic ecosystem, freshwater

Synopsis
Major types of freshwater and saltwater environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 2 Fractions

This week, we will begin multiplying fractions. We will learn to simplify the fractions before we multiply them for easier calculations. This will mark the middle of the chapter, and students will complete a mid-chapter review activity on the first half of the chapter: converting fractions and decimals, comparing and ordering fractions and decimals, and using a number line to visualize fractions and decimals. Then, we will explore fraction divisions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Simplifying Fractions
  • Divide Fractions

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Week 4

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

We will begin the week by introducing the new spelling words and reading a story from the Bold Moves text book which utilises these words. Midweek we will focus on grammar by developing students’ use and knowledge of prepositions and words ending ‘consonant + le’. We will then continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events as a class and finish the week with a spelling test.”

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words

desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna

Synopsis
Major types of land-based environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 2 Fractions

This week, we will begin chapter 2 with the relationship between fractions and decimals. Students will learn to convert between fractions and decimals as well as comparing them. Then, they will learn to multiply and simplify fractions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Compare and Order Fractions and Decimals
  • Multiplying Fractions
  • Simplifying Fractions

Previous Weekly Summaries


Week 3

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

Hi Richard,

Sorry I didn’t get this to you on Friday.
Weekly Summary: “This week we will read the next story from Bold Moves as a class and continue expanding vocabulary from that. There will be exercises to complete based on that story as well as homework linked to the class novel. The will be 15 spelling words, some of which students will need to know the definitions of.”

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Subject Words
desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna
Synopsis
Major types of land-based environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals

This week, we will continue exploring decimal operations with multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers and by decimals. This will mark the end of chapter 1. Therefore, students will review for a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Multiply Decimals
  • Divide Decimals by Whole Numbers
  • Divide with Decimals

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Week 2

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

During week 2 we will read ‘The Comic’ from the Bold Moves workbook and complete related activities and worksheets. Students will learn the difference between declarative, imperative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences and how they can be used. We will also begin reading ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ as a class. We will have a spelling and definition test on Friday for the week’s spelling words.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words

biotic factor, abiotic factor, niche, habitat, desert, tropical grassland, temperate grassland, tropical rainforest, temperate deciduous forest, temperate rain forest, taiga, tundra, alpine, savanna

Synopsis
Major types of land-based environments and the characteristics that make them what they are.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals

This week students will learn about greatest common factor (GCF) and how to apply them. After that students will take the first mid-chapter test. Then, we will explore decimal operations, namely addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Greatest Common Factor
  • Apply the Greatest Common Factor
  • Add and Subtract Decimals
  • Multiply Decimals

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Week 1

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

The first week will be focused on getting to know each other and introducing the class rules and what we will be learning. We will do a variety of activities to help us get to know each other while also practicing writing and speaking skills. The first topic and spelling words will be introduced towards the end of the week.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Formal and practical definitions of science, ecology, and the environment. Purpose of science in general and of ecology specifically. Levels of organization of an environment.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Ch.1 Whole Numbers and Decimals

This is the first week of school year. First, we will establish class communication. This includes getting to know each other, introducing classroom rules, Q & As, and taking a math skill test. Then, we will explore/review division and multiplication skills as well as the concept of factor and multiples. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Divide Multi-Digit Numbers
  • Prime Factorization
  • Least Common Multiple
  • Greatest Common Facto

Previous Weekly Summaries

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