Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Note from Mrs. Breau

Dear Grade 6 Students and Families,

Just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for such a fantastic first term. I have so enjoyed being your teacher and getting to know all of you. We have shared so many good memories and have learned so much along the way.

Parents, as always, thank you so much for all your support this year. It is no wonder your kids are so wonderful, after meeting many of you! I am so blessed to be teaching at such a wonderful school and to be a part of such a supportive and loving community.

Friday was bittersweet. I am so excited to begin my new journey in life, but sad to leave such an amazing class. BUT, this isn’t goodbye. I will be seeing you all really soon!

Take Care,


Mrs. Breau

Monday, February 5, 2018

Agenda Update & Math Review


Good Morning Everyone,

Here is a quick look at our week ahead and different due dates coming up this week.

Agenda:

Literacy:

Writing: We are working on our alien essays- We have been organizing our jot notes into a graphic organizers

Due Dates:
-Intro mini lesson will be on Tuesday, February 6th
-Conclusion mini lesson will be on Friday, February 7th
Due Dates
-Body Paragraphs due Thursday, February 8th
-Essay draft copy is due Monday February 12th - Peer editing will take place on this day
-Alien Share Day is scheduled for February 26th

Reading Workshop: We completed a reading assessment with a story called "Overcome"- we will be self assessing these this week
- We are continuing working with our novel Undergrounders


Math- Geometry Test on Thursday
- Blog review will cover BEDMAS and whole number multiplication and division - DUE WEDNESDAY
-Geometry review will be completed in class on Tuesday and Wednesday as we need protractors
- Our next unit of study will be fractions


Science:
-Alien creation day will be Wednesday - please bring anything that you think you would  need  for  this.
-We will be looking at the moon and the its phases this week


Math REVIEW

Use BEDMAS to solve the following questions.







Find the product.



Monday, January 29, 2018

Alien Report Guidelines & Agenda Update


Agenda Update:
Math- Geometry - We are focusing on constructing triangles and quadrilaterals based  on established criteria
Literacy- Writing - We will starting our body paragraphs this week for our essay
Reading - Undergrounders  -We will be doing a reading activity to a story called "Overcome"
Science- Planet research due on Wednesday
Van Go Art- We will be doing our Van Go Art activity on Wednesday
Character Assembly - Wednesday @ 10:05 a.m.
Alien Share Day - February 26th

*****Build A Better Me Day is looking for empty 500ml plastic bottles.  (water, Gatorade, vitamin bottles).  We are needing them to allow each student to make their own glitter/mind jar.***

Three Parts:

1. Introduction:
- opening sentence to introduce the general topic, catch reader's attention- hook the reader
-In two or more sentences introduce your planet and outline the defining characteristics that you will be addressing in your body paragraphs
-introduce the name of your alien
-A sentence to indicate the adaptations that your alien has to successfully live on your planet

2. Body Paragraphs
- one full  paragraph for each of the characteristics and the adaptation your alien has to cope with it
The paragraphs should be in the order in which they are mentioned in the introduction
 Each paragraph should include:
-a topic sentence to introduce the particular characteristics of the planet
- one to three sentences to add scientific details that describe the characteristic
-one to three sentences to describe the features of your alien that allow it to live successfully with this characteristic
-a sentence that sums up the paragraph and leads to the next characteristics in a logical way

Example:
Saturn is very cold. It has a temperature of -285 degrees Fahrenheit. The rings are made up of ice, snow, rock and gases. Due to the cold, Satuloops have red eyes that shoot heat rays. The rays can heat and burn different objects when needed and melt ice for water. Satuloops also wears red bracelets on both wrists. The bracelets allow Satuloops to stay warm.  

3. Conclusion
- A paragraph that restates each of the characteristics of your planet and a summarization of how your alien is well suited to live there.
- This paragraph should be around 4 to 6 sentences long

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Space Websites

www.space.com
www.nasa.gov
www.nationalgeographic.com/categories/space
www.universetoday.com
www.esa.int

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Media Presentation Schedule

 Media Presentations 

Students will be presenting their commercial and presenting their analysis next week. This will project will be both an oral presentation mark as well as a media mark. NO MORE time will be given in class for this assignment.

Media Presentations Schedule

Monday:
Zoe
Bella
Sawyer
Vanessa
Abby
Stella
Preston
Davis
Evelyn
Anthony
Parnell


Tuesday:
Jacob
Rachael
Matthew
Josh
Brandon
Rachel
Lilly
Lachlan
Jake. M
Owen
Noah


Wednesday:
Jake. D

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Commercial Analysis #1

Cover Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPK8B7IiHTo


Polly Pocket

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU42y_CyKNQ

Subway Commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxqRg2Nohso


Shake' N Bake Commercial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM46AKFIbuk


Here are the prompts/subheadings to guide you through your analysis

Product Name:
What is the overt message? (What is the obvious message?)


What is the implied message? (What is the hidden message?)



Who is the target audience?


What are three strategies that are used during this advertisement? Support your thinking.








Monday, January 15, 2018

Agenda Items

Agenda Update:


Space: We will be finishing up the content on the planets, sun and moon this week
-Students will be starting their alien project on Thursday- See post below- there are many components - PLEASE DO NOT GO TO FAR AHEAD, because there is a certain order and criteria :)

Health: Menu cooking assignment is due January 22nd - please have parents fill in feedback sheet

Math: We will be starting geometry this week -please bring in protractors

Literacy:
Reading Workshop- Keep logging your reading minutes :) Half way party will be in the middle of February- more info to follow
Media- We will be working on our commercial analysis this week


Here is  the link to help support Rachel's hockey team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkFdOUwDS4I

Agenda:
Van Go forms will be coming home this week

Have a great night! Stay warm!