## Wednesday, 30 April 2014

### Homework: Wednesday April 30 2014

Homework: Wednesday April 30 2014

o Math: We had a quiz today on Area Do page . 87 in math workbook - Students need to make a structure with objects they have at home (very simple) and bring it in. the idea is to explore 3D shapes.
* Math EQAO booklet - Due Next Monday May 5th

Language: Write Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. * Write a story using all 10 spelling words due Friday
- Students need to finish up their summaries for "My Project" (three paragraphs - introduction - body - conclusion)

o Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21 (students should be in the planning of their short stories) * An outline (graphic organizer will be handed out to the students - students started this in class today)

## Tuesday, 29 April 2014

### Homework: Tuesday April 29 2014

Homework: Tuesday April 29 2014

o Math: Quiz on Wednesday - Estimating the area of a shape in cm (squared). Finding the area in cm (squared). Students need to also be able to recognize the need for a unit larger than the square centimeter.
* Starting 3D-Geometry and Measurement (capacity/mass) Do page . 85 AND 86 in math workbook
* Math EQAO booklet - Due Next Monday May 5th

Language: Write Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. * Write a story using all 10 spelling words due Friday
- Students need to finish up their summaries for "My Project" (three paragraphs - introduction - body - conclusion)

o Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21 (students should be in the planning of their short stories) * An outline (graphic organizer will be handed out to the students - students started this in class today)

## Monday, 28 April 2014

### Homework: Monday April 28 2014

Homework: Monday April 28 2014

o Math: Quiz on Wednesday - Estimating the area of a shape in cm (squared). Finding the area in cm (squared). Students need to also be able to recognize the need for a unite larder than the square centimeter.
* Starting 3D-Geometry and Measurement (capacity/mass) Do page . 84 in math workbook
* Math EQAO booklet - Due Next Monday May 5th

o Language: Write Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. * Write a story using all 10 spelling words due Friday
- Spelling workbook page 11 - 12 (students who did not finish this in class need to finish it for homework)

o Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21 (students should be in the planning of their short stories) * An outline (graphic organizer will be handed out to the students).

o Science: I have received the scientists in the school form back from 4 parents - JAK. Those parents have been emailed.

## Friday, 25 April 2014

### FRIDAY April 25 2014

Homework: FRIDAY April 25 2014

o   Math: DO pg. 10 and 12 in booklet. Do pg. 67 in Math workbook

o   Language:  Do Reading Comprehension "Columbus and the Arawak Indians"

o   Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21.
Class is starting a group project: Students need to begin collecting material and resources to                           create their diorama (Modern community v.s First Nation community). See post about social                          Studies project

o   Science: Scientist in the school will be in our classroom Friday May 2nd 2014 - I will need 4 parent volunteers. A form will be sent home tonight - the first 4 forms I get back on Monday will be invited to help out that day!

## Thursday, 24 April 2014

### First Nation vs. Urban Community (comparative project)

AA Parents/Guardians,

I am excited to announce our Social Studies project. Throughout this section of the unit students investigated and described the communities of First Nation peoples in Upper Canada around 1800. To finish this section of the unit students will create a diorama which compares First Nation communities of the past with our present day communities. This is a great way to integrate prior knowledge about modern urban and rural communities, First Nation communities around 1800's, Art techniques and Language Arts. This is an in-class project (some resources and other material should be brought in from home)

Students will need to be able to explain their work independently in class and be able to create a comparative report in English, discussing the differences and similarities between both communities.

What is a diorama?

" A diorama is a three-dimensional display created with two or more figures or models integrated with scenery. It's typically related to history or nature. It may depict a specific event such as the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, or a more generalized subject, like a World War I trench scene." Read more: Diorama Explanation | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_6569463_diorama-explanation.html#ixzz1l5wT2PYL

What is the Criteria for this Project?
This diorama will have two (2) sections. The first will be of a 3D creation of an Aboriginal village in the 1800's. The seconds part will be a 3D creation showing a present day urban community. The project will serve to show the similarities and differences that exist between the past and the present. It will also help them understand Canadian Heritage.  Below is a list of things that will be looked for in their diorama:

·         Art Expectations:
o   Texture (Look and feel of Concrete buildings vs. Animal hide wigwam or Wooden long house)
o   3D elements
o   Organization
o   Creativity
o   Size (is the pigeon bigger than the buildings created?)
·         Social Studies Expectations:
o   Does each community contain aspects discussed in class?
o   Tools
o   homes
o   community buildings
o   Land (i.e. forest vs. concrete roads)
o   Vocabulary

Now and Then: An Integrated Project Rubric
This rubric explains how students will be assessed for their project.

### Homework: Thursday April 24 2014

Homework: Thursday April 24 2014

o   Math: Do page 69 in math workbook "Moving On A Grid"

o   Language: Finish Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. Work on EQAO booklet due Friday

o   Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21. Class is starting a group project: Students need to begin collecting material and resources to create their diorama (Modern community v.s First Nation community). See post about social Studies project

o   Science: Get material for force project (as discussed with group) Slowing Movement (if students didn't already do so already)

## Wednesday, 23 April 2014

### Homework: Wednesday April 23 2014

Homework: Wednesday April 23 2014

o   Math: Finish page 65 in math workbook

o   Language: Finish Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. Work on EQAO booklet due Friday

o   Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21

o   Science: Get material for force project (as discussed with group) Slowing Movement

## Tuesday, 22 April 2014

### Homework: Tuesday April 22 2014

Homework: Tuesday April 22 2014

o   Math: Finish page 62 in Math workbook. Also do pg. 64 in math workbook

o   Language: Finish Spelling Sentences * Spelling Test Friday. Work on EQAO booklet due Friday

o   Social Studies: Work on “My Project” – Due May 21

o   Science: Get material for force project (as discussed with group) Slowing Movement

1. hang
2. held
3. idea
5. I've
6. join
7. key
8. language
9. led
10. life
11. lift
12. machine
13. line
14. mail
16. main
17. luck
18. map
19. woke
20. wrong

## Thursday, 17 April 2014

### HOMEWORK: OVER THE LONG WEEK END

AA Parents,

I hope you all have a restful long weekend.

Students should keep in mind the following tasks and dates.

HOMEWORK: Over the Long Weekend

LANGUAGE: 1. EQAO BOOKLET Ã  due FRIDAY APRIL 25
2. READING COMPREHENSION  Ã  due TUESDAY

MATH: 3. MATHWORKBOOK pg 61 “Sorting 2-D Shapes” Ã  TUESDAY

SCIENCE:  4. FRICTION WORKSHEET (some students are done this)

SOCIAL STUDIES: 5. “My Project” Ã  students can work on this if they have time over the long weekend. Ã  DUE MAY 21st

QURAN: Surat almursalt aya 25-28

## Tuesday, 15 April 2014

### Mathematics - 2D Geometry

AA Parents,

In Math this week we will be exploring the following topics

Exploring Tangrams (a tangram has 7 shapes)
Describing Congruent Shapes (congruent is when an object is identical in size and shape)
Symmetry (students will identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes
Communicate about symmetry (students will use math language to describe line symmetry in 2-D shapes)
Sorting 2-D Shapes
Describe, extend, and create geometry patterns

### Spelling Test Thursday April 17

Spelling list # 7

1. gum
2. haven't
3. hundred
4. inch
5. iron
6. January
7. June
8. laid
10. lesson
11. half
12. heart
13. hunt
14. insect
15. island
16. job
17. kept
18. lake
19. leave
20. lie

### Writing Project: Language/Social Studies

AA Parents,

Students will be assigned a Language Arts/Social Studies Assignment. A package will has been sent home with all the information. Students will be able to start it today in class if time permits.

1-Read the eight –page story “Brave as a mountain lion “.

2-Write on page 5 the names of:

Ã˜ The author

Ã˜ The main characters

3- Write a brief summary of the story: What is it about? (The topic) and few important details related to the topic (supporting details) – Do not exceed 5 lines

4-Write a list of new words you learned from the story (minimum of 6)

5- Find 5 words with the suffixes (-ation –ly -ful )

6-Make a drawing related to the book (hand drawn, please)

7- Imagine a different ending to this story

9-Make a plan of your own story by filling in the web (story map)

10- Provide an attractive title and make use of available resources (dictionary-word wall-peers’ help- support from your teacher)

This is a graded assignment so students should write neatly and answer questions to their full ability.

Your whole project starts APRIL 11th and should be done by MAY 21st

## Thursday, 10 April 2014

April 9, 2014
·         We are working on our new story “Le Chat et la Lune”. We did the following activities:
Ã˜  Practicing orally the vocabulary
Ã˜  Listening to the story
Ã˜  Saying the story following the gestures
Ã˜  Watching the play
Ã˜  Completing the first writing activity “Choisis le bon mot”.

·         On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, we are having the second test of this term.
The test has 3 sections:
-          Choisis le bon mot: oral
-           Choisis le bon mot: written

Spelling vocabulary list , DictÃ©e # 5:
1)      Maintenant
2)       comprends,
5)       premier,
6)      deuxiÃ¨me,
7)      troisiÃ¨me,
10)   gentil,
11)   gentille

·         In class we are working all the time on our vocabulary and oral reading. We focus on our pronunciation, fluency and expression.
·         We will start shortly “Les mots en ordre” .
·         We have started a reward system to encourage students to speak French in class. You may ask your child for the details.
·         If you wish to buy the DVD of the story, This is the website from where you may order it:

Amina Ould-brahim, OCT, PhD
French teacher and Science Coordinator

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah.

Dear Parents/Students,

The Grade 6 students are organizing a popcorn sale thisThursday, April 10. Be ready to buy some delicious popcorn! The prices depending on the size are: \$0.50, \$1.00, \$1.50, \$2.00.

## Wednesday, 9 April 2014

1. during
2. edge
3. enjoy
4. expect
5. feel
6. finally
7. flag
8. forest
9. free
10. fur
11. grain
12. hardly
13. huge
14. important
15. interest
16. jam
17. July
18. because
20. less

### MATH TEST FRIDAY

AA Parents

There is a math test on Friday April 11

Topics:

Time - Students need to know how to tell time (more than one way of telling the time). Students are also need to know how to measure time. Please see the booklet on time sent with your child.

Measurement - unit of lengths (converting m to cm / km to m etc) understanding which length is greater
- using a ruler to draw a line ( for example 7cm)
- estimating
- Finding the perimeter of an object. Understanding what is perimeter. The perimeter is the total length around the outside og an enclosed space. To fin the perimeter of an object you need to add up all the sides. (Please see the booklet sent home with your child)

## Monday, 7 April 2014

### BOOK FAIR

Dear Parents,
Assalamu Alaikum

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming this Wednesday and Friday! What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event.

We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Did you know that for every \$10 you spend at the Fair up to \$6 comes directly back to our school? Your support of this vital literary event is key in helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

You’ll find hundreds of quality books at our book fair with a wide assortment for all reading levels. On Monday, April 7, 2014, your child will be bringing home the book fair flyer that provides a preview to only a FEW  of the many books available for purchase at our fair.

The flyer also contains a special Family Event Draw ballot that parents can deposit during our book fair. You could win \$50 in books – \$25 for your family PLUS \$25 for your child’s classroom!

Don’t forget to mark the book fair dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you during our Scholastic Book Fair. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this great literary fundraiser. Mostly, thank you for believing in books and the importance reading has on your child’s future.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9 and Friday, April 11, 2014

TIME: 8:45 to 3:30 (both days)

WHERE: School Library

Sincerely,

Nancy-Ann Brethour,
Abraar School Librarian
70 Fieldrow Street
Ottawa Ontario K2G 2Y7
Tel: 613-226-1396

## Tuesday, 1 April 2014

### Telling Time: Online Games

AA parents,

Here are a few links the students can go on to practice telling time!

http://www.math-play.com/Tic-Tac-Toe-Time-Game.html

http://www.math-play.com/time-matching-game.html

1. drop
2. east
3. either
4. except
5. fair
6. fifty
7. fit
8. flower
9. forward
10. Friday
11. dry
12. easy
13. English
14. exciting
15. February
16. fight
17. fix
18. fool
19. fourth
20. frighten