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 38

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will continue solidifying knowledge of when we use the past continuous tense vs past simple. Students will also complete a graded writing assignment based on their experiences during the past school year. The end of the week we will complete further practise for the continuous tense as well as vivid and sensory word usage

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Topics
Ecology

Human Impact on the Atmosphere

Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
Atmosphere, greenhouse effect, air pollution, particulate, pollutants, ozone, smog, acid precipitation, air quality.

Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 3 (Human Impact on the Atmosphere). Discussion about how human’s actions affect the atmosphere of the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions

This week students will conclude chapter 12 by examining outliers and its effects. Then, students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. They will learn another mean of presenting information: box plot. Finally, they will learn data distribution using mean absolute deviation. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Effects of Outliers
  • Box Plots
  • Mean Absolute Deviation

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Week 37

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will continue solidifying knowledge of when we use the past continuous tense vs past simple. Students will also complete a graded writing assignment based on their experiences during the past school year. The end of the week we will complete further practise for the continuous tense as well as vivid and sensory word usage

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Topics
Ecology

Human Impact on the Atmosphere

Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
Atmosphere, greenhouse effect, air pollution, particulate, pollutants, ozone, smog, acid precipitation, air quality.

Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 3 (Human Impact on the Atmosphere). Discussion about how human’s actions affect the atmosphere of the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 13: Variability and Data Distributions

This week students will conclude chapter 12 by examining outliers and its effects. Then, students will explore the last chapter on variability and data distributions. They will learn another mean of presenting information: box plot. Finally, they will learn data distribution using mean absolute deviation. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Effects of Outliers
  • Box Plots
  • Mean Absolute Deviation

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Week 36

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will focus on vivid words and phrases. We will introduce 10 spelling words on Tuesday, which are all vivid words. On Wednesday, students will practice writing using these new words and then on Thursday we will continue with the continuous tense. On Friday we will have a spelling test as usual.

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

WEEKLY OVERVIEW 10/02/20 –14/02/20 (WEEK 36)
Grade 6 Science Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Course Topics
Ecology Human Impact on Land
Vocabulary Words
Subject Words  urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation, flocculation, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, microbial load, coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection, recreational, residential, transportation, agricultural, commercial, industrial, decomposers, erosion, urban sprawl
Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 2 (Human Impact on Land). Continuation of last week’s discussion about how people’s activities affect the quality of water on the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil. 

 

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 12: Data Displays and Measures of Center

This week we will start the last unit of this school year on statistics. We will begin with statistical questions and why we should care about statistics. Then, students will learn to describe how the data is collected and explore dot plots and frequency tables. At the end of the week, students will take a mid-chapter test and explore measures of center. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Recognize statistical questions
  • Describe data collection
  • Dot Plots and frequency table
  • Measures of Center

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Week 35

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

We will start the week with spelling words, read a story from Bold Moves on Tuesday and then focus on grammar Wednesday – Thursday. This week’s grammar focus will be solidifying knowledge of the continuous tense, contractions and organization in writing. We will then have a spelling test on Friday as usual

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Course Topics
Ecology
Human Impact on Water / Human Impact on Land

Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
urbanization, land degradation, desertification, deforestation, flocculation, pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, microbial load, coagulation, sedimentation, disinfection, recreational, residential, transportation, agricultural, commercial, industrial, decomposers, erosion, urban sprawl

Synopsis
Unit 4, Lesson 1 (Human Impact on Water) and Unit 4, Lesson 2 (Human Impact on Land). Continuation of last week’s discussion about how people’s activities affect the quality of water on the planet. Understanding of how human beings use land and how this usage affects the soil.

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume

This week we will conclude the chapter with the topic of volume of rectangular prisms. After that, students will start their geometry project. This project will last until the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Volume of Rectangular Prisms

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Week 34

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will have 10 new spelling words as normal. Tuesday we will get back into Bold Moves by reading The Asteroid Belt and completing all the activities. Wednesday and Thursday we will focus on the continuous tense. Friday we will have a spelling and definition test

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume

This week we will continue where we left off last week on surface area. Students will explore surface areas of prisms and pyramids. Then, we will conclude the week with volume of rectangular prisms. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Surface Area of Prisms
  • Surface Area of Pyramids
  • Fractions and Volumes
  • Volume of Rectangular Prisms

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Week 33

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

WEEKLY OVERVIEW
20/01/20 –24/01/20
Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Course Topics
Ecology – Human Impact on Water

Vocabulary Words precipitation, reservoir, surface water, groundwater, freshwater, water pollution, potable, aquifer, wastewater, water pollution, water quality, runoff

Synopsis – Unit 4, Lesson 1 (Human Impact on Water). Understand the impact that human activities such as fishing, development, and pollution can have on water.

 

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 11: Surface Area and Volume

This week we will start a new chapter on surface area and volume. This chapter we will explore surface area and volume of three-dimensional figures. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Three-dimensional Figures and Nets
  • Explore Surface Area Using Nets

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Week 32

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

We will start the week with 10 new spelling words. On Tuesday we will read Stone Puzzles in Bold Moves and complete related activities. On Wednesday students will continue their Comparing and Contrasting essays which we started last week, and then self-correct them. Thursday the school is closed and Friday we will have a spelling and definition test as usual.

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Course Topics
Ecology Power Station Types

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words fossil fuel power plant, nuclear power plant, hydroelectric power plant, wind powerplant, solar power plant, biomass power plant, geothermal power plant

Synopsis
Unit 3, Lessons 3 and 4 (Non-renewable Energy Resources and Renewable Energy Resources).Review of the
different types of power plants. Description of how each work along with the advantages and
disadvantages of using them.

 

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 10: Area

This week we will continue finding the area of regular polygons. Then, we will explore area of composite figures. Students will have a review and take a test at the end of the week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Area of Regular Polygons
  • Composite Figures

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Week 31

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

“We will start the week with 10 new spellings and definitions. On Tuesday we will read The Olympics Yesterday and Today in Bold Moves and completed related activities. Wednesday we will recap the simple past, present and future tenses and begin an activity on comparing and contrasting. On Thursday, students will write a short essay using what they have learnt about how to compare and contrast. Friday we will have a spelling and definition test.”

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Course Topics

Ecology Power Station Types

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words fossil fuel power plant, nuclear power plant, hydroelectric power plant, wind power
plant, solar power plant, biomass power plant, geothermal power plant

Synopsis
Unit 3, Lessons 3 and 4 (Non-renewable Energy Resources and Renewable Energy Resources).Review of the
different types of power plants. Description of how each work along with the advantages and
disadvantages of using them.

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 10: Area

This week we will start with more practice on area of parallelograms and triangles. This will make sure that students have mastered these figures, as they are fundamental figures in geometry. Then, they will continue the chapter with area of trapezoids. After that, students will take a mid-chapter test. For the rest of the week, students will learn an approach to find the area of regular polygons. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Area of Trapezoids
  • Area of Regular Polygons

Overview

Ch. 10: Area

This week we will start with more practice on area of parallelograms and triangles. This will make sure that students have mastered these figures, as they are fundamental figures in geometry. Then, they will continue the chapter with area of trapezoids. After that, students will take a mid-chapter test. For the rest of the week, students will learn an approach to find the area of regular polygons. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Area of Trapezoids
  • Area of Regular Polygons

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Review and Exam Week

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

 

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

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Week 26

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

We will start the week with the final spelling words for this part of the semester. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be focussed on grammar. We will recap the perfect tense, verb forms, and regular and irregular verbs. Friday will be a spelling test as usual

 

Science Banner 2

Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Course Topics
Ecology Renewable Energy Resources

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words energy resource, biomass, wind energy, geothermal energy, hydroelectric energy, solar energy

Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 4 (Renewable Energy Resources), pages 170 – 180. Continuation of the discussion of how
people use energy and resources. Completion of Practical Power Plant project.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 8 Algebra: Relationships between Variables

This week we will start with the last chapter test before midterm exam. After that we will explore chapter 9 on relationships between variables. This chapter is relatively short, so we should be able to finish it within a week. First, we will explore the distinction between independent and dependent variables. Then, we will move to present equations on table and graphing relationships. We will skip section 9.3. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Independent and Dependent Variables
  • Equations and Tables
  • Graph Relationships

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Week 25

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will start with 10 new spelling words as usual. On Tuesday we will use the Bold Moves book and read Stone Puzzles and complete related activities. Wednesday we will learn about the past perfect, present perfect and future perfect tenses, and practice using them in the grammar books. Thursday will be Sports Day and Friday we will have a spelling test

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 8 Algebra: Equations and Inequalities

This week students will continue solving equations involving multiplication and division. Students will take a mid-chapter test after that. Then, we will begin to explore the topic of inequalities. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Solve Multiplication and Division Equations
  • Solutions of Inequalities
  • Write Inequalities

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Week 24

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will have 10 new spelling words as usual. On Tuesday students will write a report about last week’s field trip. Wednesday and Thursday we will focus on grammar and then Friday will be a spelling test as usual

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

This week we will conclude chapter 7 with a chapter test. Then, we will begin chapter 8 on equations and inequalities. This chapter emphasizes solving equations and inequalities. We will skip modeling topics (8.3 and 8.5) because of the time constrain. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Solutions of Equations 
  • Write Equations
  • Solve Addition and Subtraction Equations

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Week 23

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

 

This week we will start with spelling words as usual. We will then read a story from Bold Moves and complete the related activities on Tuesday, and focus on grammar on Wednesday. We will have a spelling test on Thursday this week as on Friday we will be out of school on the Field trip.”

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words  savanna, prairie, Arctic Tundra, Alpine Tundra, taiga, tropical rain forest, forest, deciduous forest, desert, grassland, mountain, ecosystem, environment, plain, hill, plateau, ridge, valley, canyon, mesa, cave, volcano, cliff, glacier, ice field, dune, sand hill, coral reef, freshwater, saltwater, lake, reservoir, pond, mangrove, swamp, bog, marsh, stream, ocean, beach, coast, wetland, lagoon, atoll, spring, island, geyser, glacier, peninsula, delta, ice field, archipelago, bay, oasis, waterfall
Synopsis
Review of all previously studied land-based and water-based habitats, with particular emphasis towards textual understanding of each habitat’s description 

This week’s lessons also include careful study of sentences curated from the following textbook pages: 77-79, 81-82, 119, and 208-209.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

This week we conclude chapter 7. We will now cover the application of algebra in solving problems by combining like terms. We will also revisit properties of addition and multiplication, and how to apply them to identify equivalent expressions. Students will receive a review and take the test next week. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

 

  • Combine Like Terms
  • Generate Equivalent Expressions
  • Identify Equivalent Expressions

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Week 22

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

We wil start the week with ten new spelling words which students will need to learn how to spell and use. On Tuesday we will read “The Caves Where Art Was Born” and complete the associated activities. On Thursday we will focus on grammar with work on verb tenses, and will also explore “writing with focus”. Friday will be a spelling and vocabulary test.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words  coral reef, freshwater, saltwater, lake, reservoir, pond, mangrove, swamp, bog, marsh, stream, ocean, beach, coast, wetland, lagoon, atoll, barrier reef, spring, island, geyser, glacier, fjord, peninsula, delta, ice field, archipelago, bay, cape, isthmus, oasis, waterfall, strait, continental shelf, seamount
Synopsis
Review of Earth’s different water-based habitats. Basic descriptions of each land-based habitat, which its flora and fauna. Description of the important kinds of bodies of water found on land-based habitats. 

This week’s lessons also include careful study of sentences curated from the following textbook pages: 77-79, 81-82, 119, and 208-209.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

This week students will extend what they’ve learned about algebraic expression and evaluate them. Then, students will take a mid-chapter test. After that they will apply algebraic expressions in real life problems and learn about like terms and how to combine them Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

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Week 21

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 7 Algebra: Expressions

This new semester students will explore the unit of algebra. This first week of the second semester, we will explore the first concept of algebra, namely expressions. We will start out with exponent, order of operations, and algebraic expressions. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Exponents
  • Evaluate Expressions Involving Exponents
  • Write Algebraic Expressions

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Week 18

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will focus on writing and grammar. We will start the week with a writing exercise for students to practice writing with a purpose. They will plan a persuasive piece of writing which will be written up on Tuesday. On Wednesday we will focus on pronouns and will then continue with A Series of Unfortunate Events on Thursday. On Friday students will finish off their writing pieces and grade them themselves, and we will begin to review grammar

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 6 Units of Measure

This week we will conclude chapter 6 with convert units of weight and mass, and distance, rate, and time formulas. Then, we will begin our math project at the end of the week. This project may continue to the review week, but we should have sufficient time to review for the final exams. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Convert Units of Weight and Mass
  • Distance, Rate, and Time Formula

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Week 17

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week we will have 10 new spelling words. We will read a story in Bold Moves about Redwood Trees being cut down and also watch a short film on the topic. The grammar focus will be different types of sentences. We will continue reading A Series Of Unfortunate Events and have a spelling test on Friday.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words  eutrophication, pioneer species, succession, biodiversity, urbanization, biodiversity, stewardship, conservation
Synopsis
Unit 2, Lesson 4 (Changes in Ecosystems) and Unit 2, Lesson 5 (Human Activity and Ecosystems). 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 6 Units of Measure

This week we will conclude chapter 5 on percent with a chapter test. Then, we will move on to the last chapter on units of measure. Students will learn to convert units of length, capacity, weight, and mass. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Convert Units of Length
  • Convert Units of Capacity
  • Convert Units of Weight and Mass

 

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Week 16

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royles

This week students will have 15 spelling words which will be introduced on Monday. On Tuesday we will read After The Apple Fell in Bold Moves and complete the associated activities. On Wednesday students will have a journal writing task which will need completing for homework. We will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events on Thursday and have the spelling test on Friday as usual.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words
Subject Words eutrophication, pioneer species, succession, biodiversity
 

Synopsis

Unit 2, Lessons 1 – 4 (Terrestrial Biomes, Aquatic Ecosystems, Matter and Energy in Ecosystems, Changes in Ecosystems). Review of the different types of aquatic and terrestrial environments. Review and expansion on the flow of energy and the cycles of matter in ecosystems.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 5 Percents

This week we will conclude chapter 5 on percent. Students will learn how to find a percent of a quantity as well as finding the whole from a percent. They will also learn to solve percent real-life problems. At the end of the week, students will take a chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Percent of a Quantity
  • Problem Solving: Percent
  • Find the Whole from a Percent

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Week 15

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

 

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

This week we will continue our lessons on percent. At the beginning of the week, students will review conversion of percents to fractions and decimals and vice versa. Students will learn how to find a percent of a quantity as well as finding the whole from a percent. At the end of the week, they will review and take a mid-chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
  • Write Fractions and Decimals as Percents

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Week 14

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

 

This week I will introduce the new spelling words and then students read Stranded On The Ice in Bold Moves and complete the associated activities. We will then explore what we learnt in the story further by watching a short documentary about Ernest Shackleton and The Edurance. Students will then be required to write about the explorer and his adventure. We will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events later in the week and as usual have a spelling test on Friday.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words/Subject Words
electricity, engine, power plant, coal power plant, nuclear power plant, generator, pump, condenser, energy source, power lines, transformer, power outlet, wires, battery, fuel cell , fossil fuel, petroleum, natural gas, coal, carbon, pollution, pollutant, air pollution, water pollution, uranium, gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, nuclear fuel, atom, proton, neutron, electron, radiation, carbon dioxide, smog, transportation, heating, cooking, generate energy/electricity, appliance, burn, mine, coal mine (mining)

Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 3 (Nonrenewable Energy Resources). Conclusion of study of Natural Resources (Unit 3, Lesson 2). Main types of nonrenewable energy resources. How people use nonrenewable energy resources. The pros and cons of using each resource.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

This week we will conclude our unit on rates. Students will apply unit rates to real life situation. Then, they will extend their knowledge about unit rates and apply them to problem solving when using equivalent ratios does not work, and take a chapter test to show their understanding. Next, we will begin our lessons on percent. Students will learn to convert percents to fractions and decimals and vice versa. At the end of the week, students will take a mid-chapter test. Students will learn, explore, and apply the followings:

  • Test on Unit Rates and Algebra: Problem Solving
  • Write Percents as Fractions and Decimals
  • Write Fractions and Decimals as Percent

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Week 13

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

We will begin the week by reading The Case Of The Missing Garter Snake and completing the associated exercises in the Bold Moves book. Wednesday we will focus on grammar and Thursday we will continue reading A Series of Unfortunate Events. For Thursday’s homework students will be asked to write a paragraph about a favourite day of theirs and ensure they punctuate it correctly, following on from our grammar class. Friday will be a spelling test as usual.

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

 

Course Topics
Ecology Natural Resources
Vocabulary Words
Subject Words  natural resources, material resources, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, energy resource, energy resource, coal, oil, natural gas, air, water, sun, heat, wind, minerals, wood, plants, animals, soil, metal, rocks, fossil fuel, land, sand, gasoline, glass, cotton, plastic, petroleum, glass, steel, rubber, leather, iron, gold, copper
Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 2 (Natural Resources). Continuation of the study of natural resources. How human beings use natural resources to survive and to make life easier. Study and practice of language needed to describe their usage.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates

This week students will will continue the lessons on unit rates and how to apply unit rates to problems that cannot be solved by typical ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Find Unit Rates
  • Algebra: Unit Rates

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Week 12

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

We will start the week with spelling words and will then get back into the Bold Moves book by reading “The Volunteers” story. Students will complete associated activities in that book and their grammar activity books. We will go over common and proper nouns and discuss writing conventions and how these are used to increase understanding of a text. We will also continue with A Series of Unfortunate Events and as usual have a spelling test on Friday

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Ecology / Natural Resources

Vocabulary Words / Subject Words
natural resources, material resources, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource, energy resource, energy resource, coal, oil, natural gas, air, water, sun, heat, wind, minerals, wood, plants, animals, soil, metal, rocks, fossil fuel, land, sand, gasoline, glass, cotton, plastic, petroleum, glass, steel, rubber, leather, iron, gold, copper

Synopsis
Unit 3, Lesson 2 (Natural Resources). Acquisition of the names of natural resources and human uses for each of them. Application of English in describing how people use natural resources in daily life, as well as in describing from where certain resources originate.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

Overview

Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates

This week students will continue to explore ratios, rates, and unit rates. Then, we will extend the concept to algebra, using equivalent ratios. Students will receive a review and take a mid-chapter test. Then, we will continue the lessons on unit rates and how to apply unit rates to problems that cannot be solved by typical ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following:

  • Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables
  • Problem Solving: Use Tables to Compare Ratios 
  • Find Unit Rates

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Week 11

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Grade 6 English
Teacher Rachel Royals

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Grade 6 Science
Teacher Darrius Serrant

Vocabulary Words

producers, consumers, decomposers, food chain, food web

Synopsis
Introduction to the food chain and the food web.

 

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Grade 6 Math
Teacher Jen Forrister

 

Overview

Ch. 4: Ratios and Rates

This week we will begin the new unit on ratios and rates. This unit contains 3 chapters: ratios and rates, percent, and units of measure. In this chapter, first, we will explore ratios, rates, and unit rates. Then, we will extend the concept to algebra, using equivalent ratios. Students will learn, explore, and apply the following this week:

  • Investigate: Model Ratios
  • Ratios and Rates
  • Equivalent Ratios and Multiplication Tables

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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

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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

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