Week of Sept 9th

 

Dear Parents,

 

Thank you for attending our Curriculum Night last night. I hope it was informative and helpful. For your reference, I’ve attached the slides and if there are any further questions, please feel free to email me.

 

This week we continued investigating into chemical and physical changes that affect matter. We conducted two experiments to do this. The first involved a match, boiled egg and a beaker while the second involved creating our own mini lava lamps. Ask your child about how they used these to explore and carry out the scientific method. In math, we continued working with patterns and trying to represent them in multiple ways including graphically and algebraically (we’re still working on these). In literacy, we worked on determining what information is interesting and what is important in our reading. We also planned out a short explanatory text which we will draft next week. Lastly, we spent some time deepening our understanding of empathy and what it means to be empathetic.

 

Class Parents

One thing that I only had a chance to talk with a few of you about was the role of class parent. In Grade 6 there is not a great need for class parents as all official communication will be coming via email or blog. Any communication on social media is personal and not official school communication. Also, at this age, students take on the role of organizing class parties themselves. Therefore, we might not have a need. However, if you would like to be a class parent, please let me know. 

 

Important Dates:

Mon-Fri Sept 16-20: Lit Blitz

Tues Sept 17 – International School Library Day (DDD – national dress)

Fri Sept 20 – Pancake and Pajama day (DDD – PJs)

Fri Sept 27 – Lower School House Day

Tues Oct 1 – No School

Thurs/Fri Oct 3-4 – 3 Way Learning Conversations

Mon-Mon Oct 7-14 – October Break

 

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