Student Blog Setup!!
Please be sure to visit Google Classroom to follow the instructions on how to create your own website and blog as part of our classroom website.
Weebly student accounts allow them to share and have their work read by others without sharing their personal information and identity. Students are reminded to practice good digital citizenship and be respectful and responsible in their written posts/blogs, and in all communications with others (e.g., comments).
Our class is going to be participating in blogging activities with other Grade 6 classes around the globe over the coming weeks and months. Two of these activities that we will be starting within the next few days are: the 2015 Global Read Aloud: Fish in a Tree, and The Not Perfect Hat Club.
Stay tuned for more information about these activities!
Social Studies. Science. Language. Media Literacy. Math.
More than curriculum topics, these subjects address
many of the larger issues in our Global Community.
As Global Citizens, our youth need to become informed, aware, and educated about their role in many of the larger global issues, such as: child labour, poverty, consumerism, climate change, sustainable growth, ecological footprints, recycling, waste management, water rights/availability, loss of natural habitats, and invasive species to name just a few.
Too often it can be heard:
"What can I do?" "How can I help?"
"I'm just a kid, no one listens to me." "Why don't people care?"
Instead, I think we all need to be thinking and saying:
"If not me, then who?" "If not now, then when?"
"I can make my own choices." "I can learn about how others live."
"I can make a difference. Can you?"
We all have a choice. Our every action or inaction can lead to positive change and growth, or a continuation of the same mistakes as the generations before us. Refuse to make the same mistakes.
Educate yourself, become aware, identify what you believe in and spread the word:
I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, CAN YOU?
Pirates, Farmers and Cavemen
A big thank you to Mrs. Fohring for organizing three new and exciting scavenger hunts! There were three groups - the pirates, farmers, and cavemen. Each group had to solve each clue, then locate a book with the name of the clue in the title in order to find the next clue.
The farmer group finished finding all of their clues first this time.
Which group will complete the scavenger hunt first, next time around?
Graphs, Graphs, Graphs!
Your mission: Find 2 different graphs on-line or in the newspaper.
Copy and paste the images you find of graphs into a new Google Doc (or bring in the graph if in a newspaper or magazine)
Name your new Google Doc "NAME - Graphs".
Copy the URL and paste below your graph to source your graph.
Share them with Mrs. Losey via Google Docs.
Your mission is complete!!
The Results Are In!
Yesterday, the final ballots were counted and the Federal Election is officially over. This year, Canada voted for change. Canada's new Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau of the Liberals. The Canadian Liberal Party won the election with a majority government claiming a surprising 184 seats. The Official Opposition will be the Conservative party with 99 elected seats. The New Democratic Party saw a decrease in the number of seats, ending the evening with only 44 elected seats in the House of Commons.
Across Canada, the nearly 900,000 students who cast their vote in Student Vote 1015 were relatively consistent with the results in the official election, with the Liberals winning even more seats - 223!
To view the full results and breakdown by province for Student Vote 2015, check out their website: http://studentvote.ca/the-results/
Library Scavenger Hunt
Learning about the Dewey Decimal system and putting it into action...
Scientific inquiry process in action...
Student comments included:
"It's sooo hard. But really FUN!"
"It's not working..."
"How did you do that?"
Electrical Safety and KW Hydro
On October 6th, Dale and Melody from KW Hydro visited the grade 6 class to share some information about how electricity works, what some of the dangers are involving electricity and how everyone can be safe, both at home, school, and in the community.
Students: Don't forget to complete your electrical safety checklist you were given to use around your house and hand it in at school. Students who complete the checklist and hand it in will be eligible for a prize provided from KW Hydro!
Last month, our class was busy creating a set of imaginary puppets that we mailed to the English School in Helsinki, Finland. We were paired up through an international art exchange program called, "Dear You" that is based in Finland.
This month, the students created their second finished piece of art that we will send to our partner class in Finland, which was an imaginary "pop-up" place.
Check out the wonderful creativity that POPS out at you from the students in A3!
Canadians Care About Climate Change
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