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Jan 14, 2019

Book Report
The students have selected novels to complete a book report this month. Your child's book reports will be due on Thursday, Feb. 14th. The students will be given class time to read and complete activities, however, may have to complete some of the activities at home.

Please see the 'Sample Book Report' page below the 'English' heading on the side menu for a sample book reports that we did together in class.


Jan. 7, 2019

Math Websites

1) Multiplying and Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000

2) Multiplication Practice

3) Division Practice

4) Area of a Triangle

5) Area of a Parallelogram



Dec. 21, 2018

Christmas Websites







Oct 29, 2018

Link to Measurement Page


Oct 29, 2018

The Last Stanza of Monster Menu

Your menu is planned,

And it’s planned well.

I hope that the monster,

Thinks that it’s swell!



Oct 18, 2018

Oct 10, 2018

Oct 1, 2018


Sept.26, 2018

Sept.18, 2018

Sept.17, 2018

The sun was shining, the birds were singing and being outside was a great way to start the day. This morning, Mr. Wakefield took the class on a walk outdoors. We got out of our seats and followed him to the school yard.

Sept.12, 2018
A Note to Grade Six Students and Parents:

Confirmation Registration
Tuesday, Oct 30th @ 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall
Please bring with you:
·        A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate
(If they were baptized at Divine Infant Parish we already have one on file)  
·       Fee for Registration is $25.  Payment is by cash or cheque. 
Cheques should be made payable to Divine Infant Parish. 
 

Enrollment Mass for Confirmation
Sunday January 13th @ 6:30pm

 
Sponsorship Form and Patron Saint Project:
Please return signed form and Patron Saint project DUE April 28th
 
PRACTICE for Confirmation
Wednesday, May 15th, @ 6:30 – 7:30 ALL SCHOOLS
 
Reconciliation 
Wednesday, May 22nd, @ 6:30pm ALL SCHOOLS

 
Confirmation Ceremony
Late May or Early June - TBD


If you have any questions, you may contact Victoria Pusiak at 613-824-6822 x229 or victoriapusiak@rogers.com.



Sept. 4, 2018

Introductory Class Newsletters

Please see the 'Class Notes and Letters' tab on the side menu for links to the introductory class newsletters.



June 15, 2018

Camp Bonnenfant
Leave CGCS at 9:30 am
Return to CGCS at 4:45 pm

Items to Bring

1)  Extra Socks

2) Long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt

3) Pants

4) Rain jacket (depending on forecast)

5) Towel

6) Bathing suit

7) Hat

8) Sunscreen

9) Insect repellant

10) Labelled Water Bottle

11) Running shoes (closed toe)

12) Camera (optional)

13) Healthy snacks



June 13, 2018

Isometric Drawing Tool




June 5, 2018

Every Type of Poetry


May 15, 2018

Link to Surface Area and Volume Page


May 8, 2018

Polyhedron Practice #1



April 26, 2018

Link to Motion Geometry Page


April 18, 2018

Link to April Information Letter


April 10, 2018

Isometric Drawing Tool




March 28, 2018

Link to Probablity Page


March 8, 2018

Link to Multiples and Factors Games


February 23, 2018

Mrs. Mount's Class Website


February 20, 2018



February 16, 2018

Link to Fractions, Decimals and Percent Page


February 7, 2018

Link to Fractions Page

https://sites.google.com/a/ocsb.ca/5-6-wakefield/math-activities-and-worksheets/numeration/fractions-2


February 6, 2018

Equivalent Fractions Lesson

http://www.mathsisfun.com/equivalent_fractions.html


February 1, 2018

Welcome to Fractions!









January 17, 2018

Quadrilaterals Practice Page

Quadrilaterals Game #2

January 9, 2018

We are starting the new year with angles and triangles.  Below is a compilation of websites to help you practise the skills.  You will also notice a link to a times-table activities page.  PLEASE continue to practise your times-tables everyday until you have learned them.




MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 6, 2017

Lesson - Area of a Triangle

Practice - Area of a Triangle


Lesson - Area of a Parallelogram

Activity - Area of a Parallelogram

December 6, 2017

November 30, 2017

Metric Conversion

Converting Metric Units



November 13, 2017

Math Websites

1) Dividerama (5 correct)

2) Multiplaction (5 correct)



Converting Metric Units




Measuring Centimeters and Millimeters


November 13, 2017

Math Websites

Dividerama






October 27, 2017
Friday Math Lab

Decimals Games and Activities

October 22, 2017

IMPORTANT REMINDER
Confirmation Sacramental Preparation Meeting
Monday, October 30 at 7:30 pm 
Parish Hall, Divine Infant Church

Please bring your child's baptismal certificate and $25 in cash or cheque.

Note:  If you cannot make it, there will be another meeting on Saturday, November 4 at 11 am.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wakefield


October 22, 2017

Halloween Super Quiz

October 3, 2017

http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/Math Frog

October 2, 2017

Act of Kindness

Sept 25, 2017

Line Plots - Study Jams

Create A Graph

Sept 21, 2017

Sample Journal

Question: C.T. is really enjoying his voyage on the Mimi with his

grandfather.  Describe a time in your life when you have been on your own voyage.


C.T. is really enjoying his time on the Mimi with his grandfather and crew. Although, I have never been on a voyage on a boat, I have been on a number of trips. One of my greatest trips was my family vacation to Cuba. Two years ago during March Break, my family and I took a trip to Varadero, Cuba. It was an amazing trip with the beautiful, white sandy beach, warm sunlight and all-you-can- eat buffets.  The greatest day of the trip was the day we rented a car and drove to Havana. The people were so friendly and the city was filled with historical churches and buildings. It was one of the most memorable times of my life and I would love to visit again.

Legend

Introduction - Repeat the Journal Questions

Link - Link question to your experience

Topic Sentence - State topic simply

 Next Sentence - Start with WHEN and add WHO and WHERE

          Detailing Sentences - Three descriptive sentences describing the experience   
          Concluding Sentence - Final Thought


Sept 19, 2017

Reading Double Line Graphs

Sept 14, 2017

Program Night

Below is the link for the Program Night Slideshow. It works best if you have a gmail account and are signed in to Google.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email.


Best Form of Payment

This year, the preferred method of payment is School Cash Online.  SCO does not cost anything to use and it is quick and easy.  
You can find a link for SCO below and in the 'Class Notes and Letters' section of our class website.

School Cash Online

Supplies

The following is a list of supplies that would be beneficial for your child to have in his/her homeroom class.  
Please note that the school does provide materials to students if they do not have them (except shoes, of course).

* 1.5" binder

* 3 binder dividers

* Non-marking indoor running shoes

* Pencil case with pencils, pens and an eraser

* Enclosed pencil sharpener

*  Ruler

* Calculator


June 23, 2017

Paper Airplane Games

How Things Fly - Forces of Flight

How Wings Work


June 22, 2017


Time


June 19, 2017


June 14, 2017

Time Games #1

June 7 and 8, 2017


Rock Steady



24 Hour Clock



May 24, 2017





Science Webquests

May 9, 2017

May 2, 2017

1) Go to this website and work through lessons on slides, flips and turns: 

Practice

Games





April 11, 2017

Experimental Probability Activities:



April 4, 2017


March 28, 2017

Circuit Builder


March 28, 2017

Unit Pricing Lesson

Unit Practice #1


Ratio Games

March10, 2017

Percent of a Number

Lesson






March 3, 2017

BLOCK 1 -  Math WEBSITES

BLOCK 4 - WEBSITES

Music Websites

Name that Note

Note Racer

Notes Quiz

Notes Space Invaders

Sports Blaster

Car Race

Word Warrior


List of Astronauts

Canadian Space Agency

Astronaut Information





February 15, 2017
NASA

February 15, 2017
Happy Flag Day



February 9, 2017
Attention Grade Six Students:
Please bring in a 'child picture' for Leaving Ceremony ASAP.
Pictures can be emailed to Mrs. Martin at dale.martin@ocsb.ca.

Welcome to Introduction to Fractions Day!









February 8, 2017
REMINDER
Grade 6 Parent Info Night @ St. Matthew HS
7 to 8 pm

January 27, 2017
Math Lab



January 10, 2017

December 22, 2016
Christmas Websites







December 21, 2016

I have given the class a few suggestions to add to their Christmas lists:

1) Full pencil case - Students should have a soft pencil case with the following items in it:
- pencils
- pens
- 15 cm ruler
- protractor
- calculator (that fits in pencil case)
- eraser

2) A good book - The class will be beginning an independent book report when they come back in January.  
Your child can choose a book from the library or a book from home.  

Over the break, the students will not have any assigned homework.  
I have encouraged them to continue to practise their times-tables and read as much as possible.

Have a Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday!

Dec. 12, 2016

Dec. 6, 2016
Math Lab

Dec. 2, 2016


If done above games, Math Activity - Do 10 Correctly


Block 4 Art Samples
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Nov. 9, 2016

Nov. 3, 2016
Attention Grade 6 Confirmation Candidates
Enrollment Masses are Saturday at the 5 pm Mass and Sunday at the 6:30 pm Mass.

Oct. 28, 2016
Math Lab








Oct. 27, 2016
Note from Divine Infant Parish Regarding Grade 6 Confirmation
Greetings 
If there are any parents who missed the Confirmation registration and would like to register,  I am available to meet with them on Saturday Oct 29th @ 10:00am in the parish office or by appointment to register their child for Confirmation. 

Meeting should be about 20 minutes and parents are asked to bring  a copy of the childs Baptismal certificate (if not baptized at Divine Infant). 
Cost for the program is 25.00.

 God Bless, 
Victoria
Sacramental Coordinator
Divine Infant Parish

Oct. 26, 2016
Math Lab

Comparing/Ordering Games


Rounding Games




Sept.30, 2016
The class raised $91 for the Terry Fox Foundation and earned themselves a 
NO-HOMEWORK WEEKEND!!!



 Sept.29, 2016
A Good Week at CGCS
    It was a good week at CGCS this week. The highlights of the week were definitely Mathletics and the Terry Fox Run. On Wednesday, all of the students in grades two to six gathered in the gym for a fun-filled day of Math. That is right, you read correctly, Math. Mathletics is a fun program where the students had to do grade level math questions. Correct questions were tabulated and added to the school score. Together, the students completed almost 3500 math questions.


    Thursday was the morning of the annual the Terry Fox Run. Once again, the staff and students raised money to walk and run around the school for a full hour. It was a great event and everyone had a great time. Our morning class raised nearly $100 for the Terry Fox Foundation!

    Please remember to send in your non-perishable food items for our Food Drive.
Sept.22, 2016
A Note to Grade Six Students and Parents:
Sixth grade students are invited to prepare to receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2017.
A Parent Meeting will be held on:
Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:30 pm at Divine Infant Church
Make sure to bring:
* A copy of baptismal certificate
* A fee of $25 (Cheques made payable to Divine Infant Parish)

If you have any questions, you may contact Victoria Pusiak at 613-824-6822 x229 or victoriapusiak@rogers.com.




Sept.19, 2016
Please remember to pay for your agenda. (If you have not already, of course.)
The cost is $9. You can bring cash to school (No cheques)
or pay through School Cash Online.


Introductory Class Newsletters

Please see the 'Class Notes and Letters' tab on the side menu for links to the introductory class newsletters.


On Board for ‘The Second Voyage of the Mimi’

The Grade 5/6 classes will begin the year with the award winning series 'The Second Voyage of the Mimi'.  This is a language based program consisting of thirteen chapters in a continuing drama/adventure. The story is about life aboard the Mimi with Captain Granville and his grandson C.T., played by a young Ben Affleck.  In this series, the two Granvilles and a team of scientists explore the ancient Mayan Civilization in Mexico.


The study guide contains illustrated versions of the television segments adapted to a print format.  The students will read the chapters and complete related activities during the week. On Fridays, the class will watch the video episodes based on their readings.


Some of the Language Skills that will be covered include:

- Reading expository and narrative material independently and in groups

- Organizing information to convey a central idea, using paragraphs

- Revising and editing work in collaboration with others

- Using and spelling correctly the vocabulary for grade 6

- Proofreading and correcting final drafts

- Using different styles of writing to relay messages

(e.g. - narrative, persuasive, expository)


Mathematics

The students will begin the year by reviewing methods of tallying data and presenting it on bar graphs.  The students will have a great time learning more about their peers as they poll each other for favourites in various categories.  Group and individual activities will be the focus, as students construct single and multi-bar graphs.


The class will also be working with place value this month.  The students will be reading, writing, ordering, comparing and finding the mean, median and mode of numbers from 0.001 to 1 million.


In class, we will also discuss the importance of memorizing multiplication, addition, subtraction and division facts.  Quick and easy recall of these facts will greatly assist your child in reaching his/her full potential in the grade 6 math program.  Although drill is part of each school day, it is imperative that your child continue to practise the skills at home until they are mastered.

Religion

Our religion program focuses on the relationship each child has with God.  The students will start the program by examining themselves and the gifts that have been given to them by God.  They are also introduced to the responsibility of their gifts, to share them with others and use them to help to make the world a better place.

Supplies
The following is a list of supplies that would be helpful for your child to have in his/her homeroom class.  
Please note that there are extra materials available for students to share if they do not have them (except shoes, of course).

* Scissors

* 1.5" binder

* 4 binder dividers

* Non-marking indoor running shoes

* Pencil case with pencils, pens and an eraser

* Enclosed pencil sharpener

* Protractor

*  Ruler

* Calculator 






Congratulations Grade 6
Grad Video
Password: Conventglen2016

June 9, 2016
Links for Today's English Class:

June 8, 2016



May 12, 2016

April 26, 2016
HELP!  Your child needs a calculator at school.  We do our best to share but it is difficult when we are doing tests
 and quizzes.  Please ask your child if he/she has a working calculator at school.  If he/she does not, please give him/her one.  Thank you for your support.

April 26, 2016
Step 1) Go to this website and work through lessons on slides, flips and turns:
(You will need headphones)

Step 2) 
Practice:

Step 3) 
Games





April 25, 2016
ATTENTION CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES
Confirmation reconciliations are scheduled for Wednesday April 27th @ 7:00pm at the parish

April 25, 2016
Important Speech/Biography Dates
Fri., April 29 - Good Copy Due
Wed., May 4 to Fri., May 6 - In-Class Speeches
Wed., May 11 - Convent Glen Public Speaking Showcase (Tentative)
1:30 pm in Gym

April 21, 2016
Math Lab
Note to students:  You may play any of the games listed below:


April 18, 2016

Dear Parents:

The students are beginning to plan and prepare their speeches.  Over the next few weeks, your child will be selecting and researching a topic.  He/She should be very selective in choosing a topic.  In class, we will be discussing possible topics and the selection process.  (Please note that grade 5 students will be doing biography projects.)

The steps to planning, writing, practising and presenting a speech will be taught in class.  Your child will have many opportunities to research topics and conference with peers and teachers.  Please ensure your child is prepared by bringing his/her speech material to school every day.  Although the students will be given this class time to prepare and practise their speeches, preparation and practise at home are essential to each student’s individual success in public speaking. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION/DATES

ར    Speeches should be 3-4 minutes in length (A question and answer period of 1 minute will follow each speech).

ར    Public speaking skills will be taught/reviewed/practised in class.  Several conferencing periods will be made available for students to receive individual assistance/guidance.  However, students are encouraged to contact the teacher as soon as questions or concerns arise.


April 13, 2016
VERY IMPORTANT TO SIXTH GRADERS
PLEASE SEE 'GRADE 6 CONFIRMATION' TAB ON SIDE MENU FOR
IMPORTANT CONFIRMATION INFORMATION

Today's Math Games







April 4, 2016


April 1, 2016
Triangle Games




March 30, 2016
March 9, 2016

March 3, 2016

Grade 5 Work
While the Grade six students are at Divine Infant, the fifth grade students will have the following work to complete:
English: 
* Finish yesterday's newspaper activity
* RazKids Reading

Math:
* On Chromebook, play the following games on 24 Hour Time:

March 1, 2016
Grade 5 Work
While the Grade six students are at St. Matts, the fifth grade students will have the following work to complete:
English: 
* Choose and interesting article to read in Monday's Ottawa Citizen
* Complete information handout based on the article

Math:
* On Chromebook, play the following games on Time:
* Complete Math handout

Feb 26, 2016
Writing Folders Go Home Today
The students are bringing home their Writing Folders for parents to see.  The writing folder contains various pieces of writing, such as journals, stories and book reports.  Please note that parents are expected to sign the agenda indicating that they have seen their child's folder.  Writing Folders should be returned to school on Monday.






Feb 24, 2016
Read All About IT!
The classes started a newspaper study today.  Over the next month, the students will be learning all about newspapers as they read and analyze copies of the Ottawa Citizen.  The Ottawa Citizen will be delivered to our school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the month of March.  Thanks to the Parent Council for providing the funds to cover the cost of the newspapers and to the Ottawa Citizen for providing them at a discounted rate. 

While the students are learning about the newspaper, they will be introduced to the various writing styles a newspaper provides.  They will be writing their own articles and putting them together to create their own newspapers. The completed projects will be displayed in the hallway outside of our classroom at the end of March. You can periodically ask your child to show you his/her work on Google Drive over the next month.

Feb 23, 2016
Note to Parents: The edge program scheduled for this Friday Feb 26th (which originally was a confirmation evening) is an evening of a Massive worship concert being held at St. Matthew Catholic High School from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  
There will NOT be an edge program running in the parish hall this Friday.  

In Math, we have been working on decimals, fractions and percent.  This unit is very calculator dependent.  I have encouraged your child to bring in a personal calculator to use in class.  Although we do have calculators to lend out, they are different styles and often students have to share.  Your child will be using a calculator more often in class during term two and will definitely need one for the EQAO test.  It will help your child if he/she uses the same calculator on a consistent basis.


Congratulations to the afternoon grade 6 class for putting together a wonderful video on acceptance.  The video was shown at our assembly today.  To see the video, click the link below.  (Please note that although the video is on Youtube, it is not 'public'.  You must have the url in order to see the video.)


A BIG thank you to Mrs. Gamache for her assistance in producing the video.

Please see the Drama/Dance section of our Class Website for more class videos.

Feb 19, 2016




Feb. 17, 2016

As you know, the grades 5 and 6 students will be participating in a program which promotes active living through cross country skiing.  Our classes, the 5/6 and 6, will be going on Monday, February 22.

At the site, the students will be provided with cross country ski boots and skis.  Students will have to bring their lunches and plenty of water and juice.  They also need to dress for a day of winter fun and exercise.  Several layers of a non-cotton material should be worn on both their arm and legs.  The outer layer should be water resistant.  They should also bring extra socks and mittens as well as a face or neck warmer.


Feb. 17, 201

Links to Math Lessons for Percent, Decimals and Fractions




Feb. 9, 2016


Feb. 5, 2016
Grade 6 Parents - 
Tuesday February 9th, 2016 
Parent Info. Night for grade 6's into grade 7 
at St. Matthew H.S.  7 pm 



Feb. 5, 2016
Book Reports due next Friday!!!!














Please study your
TIMESTABLES




Jan. 18, 2015


Book Report
Jan. 15, 2015
The students have selected novels to complete a book report this month. Your child's book reports will be due on Friday, Feb. 12th. The students will be given class time to read and complete activities, however, may have to complete some of the activities at home.

Please see the 'Sample Book Report' page below the 'English' heading on the side menu for a sample book reports that we did together in class.

January 4, 2016


December 16, 2015

I have given the class a few suggestions to add to their Christmas lists:

1) Full pencil case - Students should have a soft pencil case with the following items in it:
- pencils
- pens
- 15 cm ruler
- protractor
- calculator (that fits in pencil case)
- eraser

2) A good book - The class will be beginning an independent book report when they come back in January.  
Your child can choose a book from the library or a book from home.  

December 9, 2015
A big thanks to Rob Halpin, Divine Infant Youth Minister, for visiting the grades 5/6 and 6 classes to teach us about the meaning of Advent.

Dear Santa

December 9, 2015

I have asked the students to include school supplies in their Christmas letters to Santa.  In their pencil cases, students should have some pencil crayons, pencils, pens, a ruler and a calculator. 

Please note that we do have extras in the class to share for students who are missing any of the above items.


Math - Measurement

December 9, 2015

The class is beginning to work with measurement in Math class. The students are learning about the metric system and conversion of linear metric units. 

Over the next few weeks, the class will be working with perimeter and area. The students will be expected to draw rectangles given various perimeters and areas.


Nov. 30, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015
Comparing Decimals
Practice

Games


Nov. 23, 2015
Be the Change You Want to See in the World
- Gandhi


Nov. 13, 2015
Friday Math Lab
 Please complete the following activities:
Activity #1 - Complete 8 questions correctly
Activity #2 - Complete 8 questions correctly
(Note: You may use a times-table chart but NO CALCULATOR for the above activities)


When done Activities #1 and 2, you may work on any of the following activities:
Activity #3 - Choose Level 3



English Activity
    I walked slowly toward my grandfather's house.  He had left it for me in his will. I looked up at my ancestral home for the first time and dread seeped through my body...

Reminder of Confirmation - First Gathering!
IF you were unable to register for Confirmation for 2016, we will have another registration opportunity:
SATURDAY NOV 14th @ 10:00 am in the Parish Hall 6658 Bilberry Drive ON K1C 2S9
alternate date if you cannot attend on the 14th,
SUNDAY NOV 22nd @ 2:00 pm in the Parish Hall

  * All workbook and information will be provided.  Please bring a copy of your child's baptismal certificate in order to register. Cost of the program is $20.00.


October 3, 2016
Christmas came to Room 132 early this year.  
The students turned popular Christmas songs into SPOOKY Halloween songs and sang them for their classmates.  
Our Christmas-Halloween activity was concluded by watching the classic film, 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'!

Congratulations to all the sixth grade students who participated in the Haunted House.  
Together, we raised around $900!!




Haunted House Announcement
Dear Mom and/or Dad,
The haunted House is going to start at 5:50 pm and run until 7:30 pm.  I NEED to be at the HH at 5:00 pm in order to be ready.  Please pick me up at the Haunted House between 7:30 and 7:45 pm.  If I am going home with someone else other than you, I NEED a note.

I also need to come to school prepared for my performance tomorrow, as we are doing it during the day, too.  I need black socks, black pants, black magic gloves, and a black, long sleeved shirt.  
Please remind me.

Thanks so much.  Have I told you lately how lucky I am to be your child.  I am surely blessed.  
Love
(Your name)

P.S. I will be home after school.





Oct. 19, 2015
Grade 6 Confirmation Meeting
The Grade 6 Confirmation Parent Meeting will take place on 
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm in the Church 
or
Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall.

If you have ANY questions about your child and confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Oct. 5, 2015
Another congratulations to the 5/6 am class for bringing in 299 food items for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The class won the first prize for the contest. Each student won two tickets to see the Ottawa Redblacks game Tuesday night vs. the Toronto Argonauts! 
The students will be bringing home vouchers for the free tickets.

The grade 6 pm class came in 2nd place with 212 cans.  
They won 2 sets of two free tickets to raffle off for two lucky students.

A big thanks to the Sluban Family for donating the prizes for our Food Drive.

Oct. 2, 2015
Congratulations to the Grade 6 PM class for bringing in $42 to support the Terry Fox Foundation. The class earned a 'No Homework' Friday.

Math Lab Options


At 3:20 pm


Oct. 1, 2015
Congratulations to the Grade 5/6 AM class for running/walking a class total of 150 000 000 millimeters during the Terry Fox Run yesterday.
More importantly, the class brought in $46 to support the Terry Fox Foundation and earned a 
'No Homework' Thursday.

Sept. 23, 2015
Thanks to all the parents who visited our classroom for Curriculum Night.  If you were unable to make it, I have emailed your child my presentation.  Please ask your child to show it to you and let me know if you have any questions.

I have also sent home Confirmation information sheets with sixth grade students.

Sept. 22, 2015
Everyone is working hard to get the school ready for Curriculum Night.  It begins at 6:30 pm in the gym.  Hope to see you there.

Sept. 18, 2015
No Homework Weekend!!!  HOOOORRRAAAYYY!!

Confirmation Meeting Dates Released!
The Grade 6 Confirmation Parent Meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm in the Church or Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 am in the Parish Hall.

If you have ANY questions about your child and confirmation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 
Sept. 9, 2015
Dear Parents, 
We recently signed up to use an exciting new educational game called Prodigy. The game is a fun way for your child to practice their math skills in class and at home! Learn at home! Have you ever wished your child was as addicted to learning as they are to video-games? With Prodigy, your child can continue their learning at home, exactly where they left off at school. It takes less than 2 minutes to get started: 
2. Click 'Play Prodigy'
3) Enter your child's username and password (Written on the front page of his/her agenda) 

Let me know if you have any difficulties accessing the game.




Sept. 8, 2015

Introductory Class Newsletters

Please see the 'Class Notes and Letters' tab on the side menu for links to the introductory class newsletters.


On Board for ‘The Voyage of the Mimi’

The Grade 5/6 and 6 classes will begin the year with the award winning series 'The Voyage of the Mimi'.  This is a language based program consisting of thirteen chapters in a continuing drama/adventure. The dramatic/adventure story is about life aboard the Mimi with Captain Granville and his grandson C.T., played by a young Ben Affleck.  In this series, the two Granvilles and a team of scientists, sail to Georges Bank to complete a census on humpback whales.


The study guide contains illustrated versions of the television segments adapted to a print format.  The students will read the chapters and complete related activities during the week. On Fridays, the class will watch the video episodes based on their readings.  Click on the link below to see a young Ben Affleck describe the series:

                            Voyage of the Mimi Sneak Preview


Some of the Language Skills that will be covered include:

- Reading expository and narrative material independently and in groups

- Organizing information to convey a central idea, using paragraphs

- Revising and editing work in collaboration with others

- Using and spelling correctly the vocabulary for grade 6

- Proofreading and correcting final drafts

- Using different styles of writing to relay messages

(e.g. - narrative, persuasive, expository)


Mathematics

The students will begin the year by reviewing methods of tallying data and presenting it on bar graphs.  The students will have a great time learning more about their peers as they poll each other for favourites in various categories.  Group and individual activities will be the focus, as students construct single and multi-bar graphs.


The class will also be working with place value this month.  The students will be reading, writing, ordering, comparing and finding the mean, median and mode of numbers from 0.001 to 1 million.


In class, we will also discuss the importance of memorizing multiplication, addition, subtraction and division facts.  Quick and easy recall of these facts will greatly assist your child in reaching his/her full potential in the grade 6 math program.  Although drill is part of each school day, it is imperative that your child continue to practise the skills at home until they are mastered.

Religion

Our religion program focuses on the relationship each child has with God.  The students will start the program by examining themselves and the gifts that have been given to them by God.  They are also introduced to the responsibility of their gifts, to share them with others and use them to help to make the world a better place.

Supplies
The following is a list of supplies that would be helpful for your child to have in his/her homeroom class.  
Please note that there are extra materials available for students to share if they do not have them (except shoes, of course).

* Scissors

* 1.5" binder

* 4 binder dividers

* Non-marking indoor running shoes

* Pencil case with pencils, pens and an eraser

* Enclosed pencil sharpener

* Protractor

*  Ruler

* Calculator











June 24

Dear Mr. Wakefield's Class

Congratulations to each and every one of you! Although I had such a short time with you this year, it has been a pleasure to see your growth and the dedication you all put into your school work. This will serve you well as you head into High School. 

Best of luck at your new schools in the Fall.  Have a great summer!

Miss Roach 



June 24

Grade 6 Trip Items to Bring

1)  Extra Socks (2-3 pairs)

2) Long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt

3) Pants

4) Rain jacket (depending on forecast)

5) Towel

6) Bathing suit

7) Hat

8) Sun screen

9) Insect repellant

10) Labelled Water Bottle

11) Running shoes (closed toe)

12) Camera (optional)



* No food items or snacks, including gum.

* No electronics, such as

radios, I pods, cell phones or Game boys

June 8, 2015

June 4, 2015 



June 3, 2015 


June 2, 2015 

June 1, 2015 

Our next student will be remembered for...

In the future, he/she hopes to... and ...

Please welcome, ...



May 25, 2015
Baby Pictures

In preparation for the leave taking ceremony, I am asking all the grade 6 students to bring in a picture. The picture should be around age 3-5 years; the first day of school would be great. I will scan the pictures and return them. Please make sure the student’s name is clearly written on the back. If possible, you can scan the pictures and send them to me via Dale.Martin@ocsb.ca.
Students are not to show these pictures to anyone, in order to maintain an element of surprise for their Leave taking Ceremony.

Thank you,

Dale Martin




May 20, 2015
Jack and Diane

School Climate Survey

May 19, 2015
Please see French tab
 
 
May 14, 2015 
4th Block Options
* Typing Tutor
* Raz Kids
* Math - Numeration - Order of Operations Games
* Math - Algebra Games
Science - Flight
 


May 5, 2015 
Congratulations to all the grade 6 students for all the hard work and practice on their speeches.
 
Finalists
Payton
Oscar
Agape

Entertainment Speakers
Tye
Shashwat
Connor

Public Speaking Finals will be held Thursday, May 7th at 1 pm @ Convent Glen School. 
Family and friends welcome.


April 8, 2015
Miss Awad's Email Address

April 1, 2015
Attention 
* Grad Photos Tomorrow!!!!!
Students should wear a white collared shirt.

* Please see French Tab on Side Menu

* Holy Thursday Play
Starring 
The Room 132 Drama Guild
Thursday, April 2 at 9:30 am

 
 
 
 
March 26, 2015
Animal Defense Mechanisms

March 13, 2015
Have a great March Break!


March 4, 2015

 Webquest


March 2, 2015 
Please see French Tab
 
Feb. 13, 2015
No homework.  Have a great Family Day Weekend.

Feb. 9, 2015
Please see French tab.
 
 
Feb. 6, 2015
Next week in Room #132:
Monday - Kindness Week Kick-off Assembly 
Tuesday - Grade 7 Parent Meeting at St. Matts
Wednesday - Skating 4th Block
Thursday - Winterlude Trip & Report Cards
Friday - Kindness Week Assembly 

Jan. 26, 2015
I stand corrected. Click link to find out why:

Jan. 21, 2015
Please see French tab.
 
 
Dreambox
Jan.20, 2015
Convent Glen Catholic has purchased DreamBox Learning's Math Program,
an online, Intelligent Adaptive Learning program that helps all students
achieve better, faster math proficiency.

Your student can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week using this link:


To access DreamBox on iPad, go to http://www.dreambox.com/ipad, or search
for "DreamBox Math" in the App Store. When prompted in the app, use this
School Code:
bau5/conventg


Book Report
Jan.19, 2015
The students will be selecting novels to complete a book report this month. Your child's book reports will be due on Friday, Feb. 13th. The students will be given class time to read and complete activities, however, may have to complete some of the activities at home.

Please see the attachments in the 'English' below for a sample book report (You Are Special) and a book report outline.

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Congratulations to Room 132 for being the first recipients of the Magic Broom.  
No Homework tonight!



Sample Book Report
'The Paper bag Princess'
by 
Robert Munsch

Main Character

    Princess Elizabeth is the main character of "The Paper Bag Princess". Elizabeth is about 13 years old and is small and skinny. She has wild hair and wears a burned paper bag dress. She has a burnt crown on her head and smells like ashes. Elizabeth is smart and cunning as she out smarted the dragon to save Ronald. She is also brave and strong. She went to the dragon’s cave and faced the fire breathing dragon. Princess Elizabeth is the hero of the story. 


Setting

    The setting takes place over the time of one day in Medieval Times. There are princesses, princes, knights, kings, and queens. There is a dragon's lair in a big cave with huge wooden doors. The ground is littered with horse and knight bones that the dragon has killed. The Dragon's lair is surrounded by burnt forests. The castle is close to the Dragon's lair and there is a pathway of stones leading to it.

Another setting is the princess’s room.  It  is surrounded by pictures of the snobby prince, Prince Ronald. She has a queen sized bed all to herself. 

 

Plot

    Elizabeth is going to marry Ronald.  One day, the dragon destroys the castle and captures Ronald.  The dragon takes Ronald to his lair to get his shiny gold. Elizabeth clothes get burned off and she finds a paper bag on the ashes to wear as a dress. She knew were the dragon was because the trail way of bones and ashes. She decided to be brave and try to rescue the prince.

    In the end Elizabeth, outsmarts the dragon. She tells the Dragon to burn down 50 forests and his next breath only a little dust came out. Elizabeth told the dragon to fly around the world in 10 seconds and he did it again and again. After he did it again, he was so tired he fell asleep.  So Elizabeth tried to rescue Ronald .  Ronald was stubborn and said " Come back and rescue me when you don't smell like burnt ashes, and when your wearing a proper dress and not a paper bag." So Elizabeth ran out of the castle and called Ronald a bum. (He truly is a bum)

 


 






I have given the class a few suggestions to add to their Christmas lists:

1) Full pencil case - Students should have a soft pencil case with the following items in it:
- pencils
- pens
- 15 cm ruler
- protractor
- calculator (that fits in pencil case)
- eraser

2) A good book - The class will be beginning an independent book report when they come back in January.  
Your child can choose a book from the library or a book from home.  



Math Class







What will happen on the trestle Padlet


Chapter 17C
“It sure is hot, I said.  “a glass of lemonade woud really taste good  Hannah laffed.  "andrew is known all over riverview for his subtlety.”
I scowled at her, angered by the simpery way she spoke to john, but hannah jus laffed agan.  "Run along andrew  It's way past your bedtime.  
"Yes,  John agreed  growing boys need there rest.  Before I could think of a fitting reply, Mama appeared in the doorway.  “Stop pestering your sister, andrew,"  she said.  “It’s time you were upstairs in bed.




December 8,2014
Math Lab Third Block

Please play angle and triangle games in the Geometry section.

 


December 8,2014
A Message from Miss Roach

Hi Mr. Wakefield’s Grade 6’s

 

I wanted to wish you all a great holiday and a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a great Christmas break spent with family and friends.

I am looking forward to being back in the classroom with you in the Spring. It was a great pleasure student teaching you all.

 

Take care and see you soon!


Miss Roach



November 19, 2014


November 17, 2014
Anti-Bullying Slideshows
Sample #1

Sample #2


November 4, 2014
Any family who missed registration, 
please contact Victoria Pusiak at 613-824-6822 x 229
She will register you privately so you may begin the preparation for Confirmation in 2015

November 4, 2014
Block 3

12:45 – 1:00 – Typing Tutor

1:00 - 1:10 – Times Table Games

1:10 - 1:20 - Math Frog – Dividerama

1:20 - 1:45 – Raz Kids Reading

1:45 - 1:55 – Free Time (Note:  Free time must be EARNED)


October 24, 2014 
After Math Test

Space Games

or

Practice Timestables

or

Typing Tutor

 or 

RazKids

Free time - 3 :10 - 3:20

October 23, 2014 
Class Updates
Math
The students will be finishing their unit on place value with a test on Friday.  This is the second test of the unit and will focus on decimals.  Over the past few weeks, the class has been practising reading, writing and expanding numbers to the thousandths place.

Our next unit will be on patterning.  The students will be looking to extend patterns and apply two-step patterning rules.  

Basic facts continue to be stressed in the class.  The students have been practising two-digit by two-digit multiplication, three-digit by one-digit division, as well as timestable facts.  If your child has not committed the timestable chart to memory, please practise with him/her on a daily basis.  Quick and easy recall of timestable facts will assist your child in all areas of the math curriculum.

English
The students completed the Voyage of the Mimi series last week.  As a concluding project, the students have split into groups and are pretending they are shipwrecked on a deserted island.  The castaways must use supplies from the shipwreck and island to build models of shelters.  

The class has also started narrative writing this week.  The students will be practising the skills of narrative writing and using these skills to write haunted house stories for Halloween next week.  Please remember that your child uses Google Apps for his/her writing at school.  As a result, you have access to it at home.  Make sure you ask your child to share his/her story with you next weekend.

After Halloween, the class will begin an amazing novel study.  The story, ‘Time For Andrew’, is an exciting book about time travelling.  It deals with two boys from different eras meeting in an attic and the exciting events that unfold after they change places.  The messages and language in the story are mesmerizing and make it a joy to read and teach.

      The students will be learning a number of skills by completing the novel study.  Some of these include:

  Paragraph formation

  Reading comprehension

  Descriptive language adjectives and adverbs

  Dictionary skills

  Figurative language

  Using support from the text

  Oral, independent and

            small group reading

Please take the time to discuss the story with your child, or read along with the class.  It will be a rewarding experience for you and your child.

Music

The class was introduced the the ukulele this week.  The students will be learning to play the ukulele in music class this year.  Due to the nature of the instrument, the children will be learning to play chords and using chording techniques to play songs.  

They have already learned their first song, 'Brother John'.

Science
The students recently began a space unit in science class.  The children began by learning about the planets in our solar system.  Your child will be adopting a planet and making a promotional poster to highlight all of the interesting facts about it.



October 21, 2014 
Sens Spirit Day
Wednesday, October 22

October 1, 2014 
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Sept. 29, 2014 
After CASI

Sept. 24, 2014 
Block 4 Chrome Book Schedule 

2:15 – 2:25 – Typing Tutor

2:25 – 2:35 – Math Frog – Multiplaction

2:35 – 2:55 – Raz Kids Reading

2:55 – 3:05 – Space Activities (Under Science on the Side Menu)

3:05 – 3:20 – Free Time (Note:  Free time must be EARNED)


Sept. 18, 2014 
Program Night
Thanks to all of the parents who came to visit the classroom on Program Night.  If you were unable to make it, please see the link below for the class presentation.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

Like C.T., on the `Voyage of the Mimi`, the students began writing journals.  In class, we have reviewed a format to follow in writing journals.  Please see the Journal Writing link under English on the side menu.


Sept. 12, 2014 
Play Class Jeopardy


Sept. 11, 2014 
Math Lab
12:45 - 1:00
Practise 4's Timestables
or

1:00 - 1:25
Multiplying 
2 digit by 2 digit

1:25 - 1:45
Create a Double Bar Graph and Double Line Graph

1:45 - 1:55
Free Math Time



Sept. 9, 2014 
Notes
* All office notes, agenda money ($8) and pizza money are due on Wednesday.

* The class schedule has been changed slightly.  The updated version is posted in 'Class Notes and Letters'



* Timestables
Quick and easy recall of math facts are critical to a student's success in Math.  As a result, the students will be focusing on learning timestable facts this month. 

This week, the students practised their 3's.  Next week, the class will focus on the 4's tables.  
Please practise with your child on a nightly basis.

* Voyage of the Mimi 
The students watched the first episode of 'The Voyage of the Mimi' today.  
Ask your child to tell you about the crew or voyage.
Please note that you can follow along with the episodes on Youtube.



Sept. 2, 2014 

Supplies
The following is a list of supplies that would be helpful for your child to have in his/her homeroom class.  Please note that there are extra materials available for students to share if they do not have them (except shoes, of course).


* Scissors

* 1.5" binder

* 4 binder dividers

* Non-marking indoor running shoes

* Pencil case

* Enclosed pencil sharpener

* Pencil crayons

* Thin markers

* Protractor

* 30 cm ruler

* Calculator

* Highlighter

* Double pocket folder

* Glue stick

* Pencils

* Pens

* Eraser

* 1 duotang











Attention Sixth Grade Parents
June 25, 2014 
A St. Matt's orientation package was given out with your child's report cards.  Please ask him/her for it as it contains important information and dates.
St. Matt's resource teacher, M. Dugay, has asked that all students wear their yellow St. Matt's t-shirts when they attend the school's bar-be-que in August.


Leave-Taking Information
June 24 
10:00 am 
Year-End Mass 
at Divine Infant Parish 

1:00 pm 
Leaving Ceremony
at Convent Glen
Note:  If you take your child out for lunch, 
please ensure he/she is back at CGCS by 12:45



Netbooks
  June 4, 2014
On the Netbooks, you may:
1) Typing Tutor
2) Science - Activities
3) Raz Kids Reading
4) Times Table Games
5) Spelling and Grammar Activities

Class Magazine
  May 21, 2014
Check out our class magazine.  Hot off the presses!  Just click the link below:

From the Church
  May 21, 2014
Good morning Parents

Just a reminder for the students and families that an evening of reconciliation prior to Confirmation is scheduled for  this evening 
WEDNESDAY MAY21st @ 7:00pm in the church
I have a number of priest attending thus I anticipate that it should last about an hour.  

As well an information meeting and practice is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4th  7:00pm  This meeting is to review the specific information for the Confirmation ceremony it is important that students attend please note, it will be held in the church 

Students and a parent are asked to attend both sessions and if a candidates sponsor would like to attend they too are welcome!  
I look forward to seeing you on Tonight!  

God Bless,
 
Victoria

RedBlacks
                                                                                                                                      May 16, 2014
Our new football team, “The Red Blacks”, is starting this fall. 
We are fortunate to have some members of their organization and team visiting us on Tuesday, May 20
 and we invite students to wear red and black that day!


Grade 6 Confirmation
                                                                                                                          May 13, 2014
Just a reminder for the grade 6 students and families 
that an evening of reconciliation prior to Confirmation is scheduled for 
WEDNESDAY MAY 21st @ 7:00 pm in the church
They have a number of priest attending thus it should last about an hour.  

As well an information meeting and practice is scheduled for 
Wednesday, June 4th @ 7:00pm  
This meeting is to review the specific information for the Confirmation ceremony.
 Please note, both evenings will be held in the church 

Students and a parent are asked to attend both sessions. 
If a candidate's sponsor would like to attend, they too are welcome.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Victoria at 613-824-6822 x 229

Math Homework
May 12, 2014
For homework tonight, your child should be working in the IXL program. Grade 6 students should complete skills Y2 and Y3. Fifth graders should do T4 and T5.

English Magazine Study
Informative Article
May 7, 2014
This week, the students have been working hard on their third magazine article. This latest one is an informative article. Your child has selected and researched a topic. He/She started working on his/her good copy in class today. Your child will continue to use the Google Draw program to complete magazine projects.  
Please look over his/her articles with him/her. The good copies are due on Monday.

Please see the 'Magazine Study' section for an attached sample article.

Class Notes, Letters and Forms
May 6, 2014
Please see side menu for attachments of class forms, letters and notes.

Grade 6 Parents' Meeting
April 25, 2014
There will be a grade 6 parent information meeting in the Convent Glen library on Wed., Apr. 30 at 6 pm.  
We will be focusing on the year-end trip and leave-taking ceremony, and addressing any questions.

Class Twitter
April 17, 2014
Our class is now on Twitter.  Please see Side Menu for Class Tweets.

Confirmation Information
April 16, 2014
Please see Side Menu for dates and information on Grade 6 Confirmation.

Homework Update
April 15, 2014

Due to the recent rash of absent students and school activities, many students have missed daily activities.  As a result, I have assigned a number of things for the students to work on independently at home and during available class time.  

1) Good Copy 'How-To' Magazine Articles should be finished Wednesday, April 23.  (See below and side menu for more details.)

2) Speeches - Students may choose to present their speeches today, Thursday, April 16 or Tuesday, April 22.

3) Students are expected to log on to IXL and work on 3D Geometry skills for 30 minutes this week.  If they complete these skills, they can choose other skills to practise and reinforce.  I have also told fifth grade students that they may work at the grade 6 level if they choose. If your child does not have access to a computer or internet at home, he/she may choose to stay in during recess to work on his/her IXL activities.  (See below for more details)

Extra - Please also remember that your child has a Raz-Kids Reading account.  He/She has a number of personally leveled readers and related activities that he/she can work on.


Magazine Study
April 15, 2014

The class began a magazine study last week. Over the next few weeks, the students will be reading various magazines and analyzing a number of articles.  The class will also be given opportunities to create different magazine articles of their own.  The unit will conclude with each student selecting a personal article to contribute to a class magazine.

The students are currently working on their first personal article, a 'How-To' article.  Your child has selected a procedure to describe and broken it down into five or six steps.  He/She will also need an introduction, additional information, and a related picture.  Please note that I have attached some sample articles in the 'Magazine Study' section on the side menu.

In order to create a magazine-syle lay-out, all good copies of magazine articles will be done using the Draw program of Google Apps.  Ask your child to show you his/her 'How-To' article this weekend.


IXL Math Website
April 14, 2014

I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom for the next 30 days. 

IXL is a comprehensive math review site with an unlimited number of practice questions in hundreds of skills—all of which are aligned to the provincial curriculum. 

One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

Go to www.IXL.com

Enter your child's username and password in the upper right corner and click the button to sign in.

Username: (firstname-last initial-719) ex.: christopherw719

Note: There are a few exceptions. Those students usernames are in their agendas.

Password: (School Password)

Click on Maths at the top of the page and navigate to your child's grade level.

Find a skill to practise.


    • Speeches
April 10, 2014
Grades 5 and 6 speeches will be delivered to the class on Wed., Apr. 16 and Thu., Apr. 17.  
Please make sure your child is practising!

Grade 6 Confirmation
April 10, 2014
Below is the link for the Divine Infant Parish Grade 6 Confirmation Information Page:

If you have any questions, please let me know.

New Math Unit
April 9, 2014
Our student teacher, Mr.Hutchison, has started a new math unit that combines Measurement and Geometry concepts. The students have been learning about 3-D pyramids and prisms. Your child should be able to distinguish between the various polyhedra and identify numbers of edges, faces and vertices. Recently, the class has been applying these skills to solve problems involving volume and surface area (Gr. 6 only). Please help your child by asking him/her to identify prisms and pyramids in the real world.

Book Reports and Speeches
April 8, 2014
The students received their book report evaluations today. They are currently working on making corrections. Once corrections have been made, your child will add his/her book report to his/her portfolio. Ask your child to bring the book report evaluation home for you to see.

The students will be delivering their speeches in class next next week. The sixth grade students have been working hard at planning, writing and practising their speeches.  
The fifth grade students will be reciting their biographies for their speeches.  
Fifth grade speeches will consist of the famous quote for an introduction, and then each of the chapters from the biography.
Please ask your child to say his/her speech for you this weekend.

Picture Day
April 2, 2014
Just a reminder that tomorrow is Spring Picture Day.  
Please note that sixth grade students should wear white shirt.

TIMELINES
April 2, 2014
There are a number of due dates approaching for your child.  
Please note that your child has been given time to conference with teachers and access to computers each day in class.
* Please look in the 'English' section for attached files containing outlines and criteria for each of the projects.

Book Reports
Due on Friday, April 4th

Grade 5 Biographies
All good copies (chapters 1,2 and 3, timeline and quote) due on Monday, April 7th.
Students will be putting their biographies on Bristol Boards on Monday and Tuesday.

Grade 6 Speeches
* Good copy on cue cards due April 4
* In-class speech presentations begin on April 14
* Convent Glen Speech Presentation – During Education Week, May 5-9

Google Apps
March 28, 2014
Your child has been working hard on his/her book report and biography/speech. The students have been typing their projects at school on Google Apps. This is a great word processing tool as it allows your child to save his/her work from school and have access to it on his/her home computer. In order to access Google Apps, your child needs to log onto Google (or Google Mail). His/Her username is his/her first name.last name@ocsbstudent.ca. His/Her password is Welcome2FL (First and last initials).
So, if your child's name is John Smith, he would log in as:
john.smith@ocsbstudent.ca
Welcome2JS

Please take some time this weekend and log onto Google Apps with your child.


Help!  Our Class Needs Magazines!
March 17, 2014
Our class is going to be starting a magazine study in a few weeks.  
If you have used magazines that you can donate to the class, please send them in with your child.
Thank you

Homework Over the March Break?
March 7, 2014
The only assigned homework for the March Break is to have fun!
However, I have encouraged the children to read each day.  
Students can read their book report books or log onto Raz Kids to do some online reading.  
Practising timestables is also a very worthwhile activity.

Have a wonderful break.

Book Report
March 4, 2014
The students will be selecting novels to complete a book report this month. Your child's book reports will be due on Friday, April 4th. The students will be given class time to read and complete activities, however, may have to complete some of the activities at home.  

Please see the 'English' section for more information.

Meeting
February 10, 2014
   Parent Information Meeting for parents of grade 6 students at St. Matthew High School at 7 pm.

Absences
February 7, 2014
   If your child is absent from school, you can arrange to pick up his/her missed work at the office. Please email me that you will be picking it up and I will have it ready for you at the office by 2 pm. Please note that if you do not email me, I will keep your child's work in the class for when he/she returns.
    My email address is:
christopher.wakefield@ocsb.ca

English - Main Idea, Relate and Retell
Updated February 4, 2014
    Now that the class has finished our novel study, 'Tuck Everlasting', the students will be learning various styles of writing to report on their reading. This week, the children will be reading various grade and age appropriate reading materials and writing 'retells' and 'relates', as well as describing the main idea of the stories. In class, we will be practising these skills together, in small groups, and individually. Your child has an outline of the various styles in his/her homework binder. The following is an outline for each:

Main Idea

In paragraph form, describe the main idea of the story.  Explain the moral, lesson or main message.  Use examples from the story to support your idea.

          **** Make sure you do not do another 'Retell'.  ****

Example
The main idea of 'The Three Little Pigs' is that hard work always pays off.  In the story, the first two pigs build their houses out of straw and sticks.  It is not hard to build them, but the houses are flimsy and the big, bad wolf has no problem blowing them down.  The third big works hard and builds a house out of bricks.  The wolf is unable to blow that house down.  The third pig proves that hard work always pays off in the end.

Relate - Relate the story to a personal experience. You may use one of these formats:

- Text to Text (relate the story to another book)

- Text to World (relate to an event in the world

- Text to Self (relate to a personal experience)

***  MAKE sure your topic sentence(s) explain the link between the story and your experience.  For example; In the story the 'Three Little Pigs', the pigs all build houses. This reminds me of when my family moved into our first house. Although we did not actually build it, the house was brand new...”***

Retell - In paragraph form, summarize the main elements of the story. The opening sentence about what the story is about, followed by the characters, setting and main problem...For example; The Three Little Pigs” is a story about three brothers that learn some valuable lessons about the value of hard work. In the story, three brothers head out into the world to build houses.  

        The rest of the paragraph:

          - Describe the event(s) that link between main problem and solution

- Solution (how the main problem is resolved)



Math - Geometry
January 27, 2014
    The students began to work with angles today in Math class. Over the next few weeks, the class will be learning about angles, triangles and other polygons. Your child will be using a protractor to measure and draw angles and construct triangles. At home, you can ask your child about various angles and polygons that make up the real world.

Better Answers
January 17, 2014
 
The students have been working on Better Answers in class. The Better Answer Formula is a process that
students can use to help them write well-organized, good-looking, smart-sounding paragraphs when answering
questions on reading materials.
The students are encouraged to answers questions with at least three sentences:
Sentence #1 - Restate the question as a statement
Sentence #2 - Describe and/or explain the answer
Sentence #3 and 4 - Add additional detail to explain why or how, or add personal insight.
Please have a look at your child's answers in his/her 'Tuck Everlasting' homework this weekend to see if he/she is using the 'Better Answers Formula.

Electricity
January 13, 2014
    Our next unit in science will be shocking! Over the next few months the class will be learning all about electricity. Electricity is a form of energy that students encounter every day. Students will already be familiar with many of the uses of this convenient source of energy. Building on their prior learning, students will explore devices that convert electricity to other forms of energy. The building of circuits will further strengthen students' understanding of how electrical systems work.
    We live in an age when everyone is concerned about how we use electrical energy and how we will continue to meet the demand for it. Students will be given the opportunity to think about how electrical energy can be conserved both at home and at school and about alternative ways of producing energy. They will learn to think critically about the information and ideas they encounter.
In addition, it is important that students learn to identify and demonstrate an understanding of practices that ensure their personal safety and the safety of others when working with and around electricity. 
Over the Break
December 13, 2013
Dear parents, 
    I just wanted to let you know that I have ceased giving homework for the rest of the year.  (The calendar year, not school year.) 
As a result, your child may have an inordinate amount of free time next week and over the Christmas holiday.  I have discussed this free time with the children and suggested they use some of their time to practise their reading, typing and times-table skills.  
    I have links for websites to practise all three of these skills.  Our typing tutor is a great program.  I have asked the students to try to learn the 'home row'.  Quick and easy recall of times-tables is also essential in all areas of the Math Curriculum.  Finally, I have told the students that the only way to become a better reader is to practise their reading.  Raz-Kids (link on side menu) is a personalized reading program for your child.
    I hope your child takes advantage of this 'free' time to improve his/her skills for school.
Best regards,
Mr. Wakefield


Christmas Concert
December 13, 2013
Dear parents, 
    You are invited to the school's Christmas Concert next week.  
Good Kids - Sunday Best, 
hair done neatly (Bows and ribbons for girls and combed nicely for boys)
Bad Kids - Dirty/torn t-shirts and pants, messed up hair

'Must be Santa'
* Dress like an adult 

'Nuttin' for Christmas' 
    Our class has been split in two and will be combining with Mrs. Gamache's 3/4 class or Mrs. Prosser's 1/2 class for the show.  Mrs. G.'s group will be performing 'Nuttin' for Christmas' and Mrs. P.'s class will be doing 'Must be Santa'.  Each of the children have been given roles for the show.  Below is a list of costumes for the various roles:
Christmas Games Website
December 10, 2013
Click on the link below for fun Christmas games and activities:

Dear Santa
December 9, 2013
I have asked the students to include school supplies in their Christmas letters to Santa.  In their pencil cases, students should have some pencil crayons, pencils, pens, a ruler and a calculator. 
Please note that we do have extras in the class to share for students who are missing any of the above items.

Convent Glen Volleyball Teams
November 29, 2013
Congratulations to the following Room 132 athletes for their success at the school board volleyball tournament:
* Marissa
* Jack M.
* Nic R.
* Oscar

Math - Measurement
November 29, 2013
The class began to work with measurement in Math class. Last week, the students learned about the metric system and conversion of linear metric units. 
Over the next few weeks, the class will be working with perimeter and area. The students will be expected to draw rectangles given various perimeters and areas.  
In class, the students are working on designing and constructing blueprints of zoos.  They will be calculating the cost of the fencing  for the animal pens 
(perimeter)
 and ensuring the animals have enough room to live (area).  The zoos will be hanging on the walls outside of our classroom.

Tuck Everlasting
November 29, 2013
The students began an exciting novel study last week.    The following is a summary of 'Tuck Everlasting':
    This story is a fantasy about a family named Tuck who accidentally stumble upon a spring in a wood, which has the ability to give eternal life. They don’t realize at first what they have drunk until they realize that their bodies are not aging and they cannot be hurt or harmed in any way. They travel quietly around the countryside; never staying in one place too long so that people will not realize their secret. Into this family comes Winnie Foster, a little girl in search of freedom. She learns their secret and falls in love with them so deeply that she will do anything to protect them. The family and Winnie then must face a villain who would steal their secret for himself.

Better Answers
The students will be reading the chapters in class and completing related activities.  Please note that we will continue to work on 'Better Answers' in our chapter work.  Students are expected to provide answers in short paragraph form.  The first sentence of their answers should restate the question.  The remainder of the paragraph explains the answer and tells 'why'and 'how'.  Answers should be 2-4 sentences in length. 

Science Test Tuesday
November 29, 2013
The students will be writing their science test on Matter on Tuesday. In class, we made study sheets to help prepare for the test.  
Please note that science duotangs will also be turned in on Tuesday.  The students must have the activities completed by this time.

Good Bye Mr. Fritz
November 29, 2013
Mr. Fritz, a student teacher from University of Ottawa, said good-bye to the students on Friday, November 29th.  He was with the class for the month of November and taught story writing and measurement.   We all wish him well in his future as a teacher.

Binder Rule
November 28, 2013
The Binder Rule is a new classroom rule that states that all students MUST bring home their binder and agenda every night regardless of whether or not they have homework. 

November 5  
Please play the following games:
* Rounding Decimals `Study Jams Problem and Test Yourself`
10 Minutes of Math Games - Rounding Decimals
15 Minutes of Math Games - Comparing Decimals - Fruit Shoot
Remaining Time - Your Choice, but must choose from Class Website


October 30 -Free Healthy Living Program for Grade Six Students
The YMCA-YWCA ofthe National Capital Region would like to introduce you to the V Kids Academy - a free 12-hour healthy
lifestyle program designed specifically for grade six students.

October 11 - Check out our new personalized Reading Program.  
Go to the Raz-Kids Reading Program Link