Students will review vocabulary for the Materials Economy in Social Studies and Plate Tectonics in Science. They will practice using subordinate clauses with this vocabulary to create more complex sentences.
Students will read picture books on Social Issues to gather ideas, and start planning their own picture book for an ES audience.
This week an in-depth study of the Distribution component of the Material’s Economy will take place. There are lots of resources to read and view to support your learning, so make sure you check Google Classroom or your Drive for the links.
Students will again continue learning vocabulary and concepts related to Plate Tectonics.
WIDA testing will continue. Make sure to have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and keep calm and positive. The WIDA writing test will take place on Monday (B Block) & Thursday (G Block) as well as individual student speaking tests throughout the week.
Students will continue practicing grammar skills and check how to use commas, colons and semicolons correctly.
Vocab will be reviewed for the Materials Economy in SS and the new unit on Ecosystems in Science.
Students will have their 3rd and final Social Issues Book Club looking through the lens of identity.
Last week students viewed the video “The Story of Stuff” and a number of other resources to understand the process of Extraction in the materials economy. This week the focus is on the Production.
Welcome back to school, the final quarter and the last eight weeks of sixth grade! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and you are ready for the bustling and busy term ahead.
A big welcome to two new students: Hinako and James.
Enjoy being back at school and the week ahead.
Activity Day sign ups 6pm on.
Current Events: Midori, Benjamin, Hana, Aoi & Sawapo
This week WIDA testing starts for EAP students and will continue over the next month. A letter went home to parents before the holiday. Students will have a WIDA test each for Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. It is very important all students have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and keep calm and positive.
In class students will continue practicing their reading skills and put into practice all the grammar they have been learning by writing fluent and correct paragraphs, with a special focus on verb agreements (again), as well as commas, colons, and semicolons.
Students will look through the lens of Fairness as they read and prepare for their second Social Issues Book Club.
The Social Studies focus of the relationships unit will be to explore the economic and the global impact of consumer choices- our relationship with the rest of the world, and think about sustainability. There are a lot of new words to learn for ESL students!
We will begin the unit by viewing and discussing a video called “The Story of Stuff” as an introduction to the unit and the Materials Economy. It will be helpful to preview and review this video to make sure you understand the vocabulary. On youtube, you can find this video with subtitles in your language, including Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.
Students will finalize their electrifying investigation on electrical circuits.
In EAP students will continue practicing their reading comprehension, and undertake a reading assessment. They did not get to study apostrophes last week; so will review them this week to strengthen grammar skills.
Students will focus on reading their book based on a social issue and will have their first Book Club meeting.
Students will continue to prepare for their Service Learning presentation. Parents, family and friends have been invited to attend the Service Learning Celebration at 7.30am on Fri 7 April.
Students will continue their investigation of electrical circuits.
Happy holidays! See you back at school on Monday 17 April.
In EAP students will practice their reading strategies and comprehension. There will be a reading assessment next week. They will also review how to use apostrophes correctly to strengthen their grammar.
Students will finish their review of their own short story using persuasive writing techniques.
They will also select and start reading a book for their Social Issues Book Club.
International Day. Wear national dress or house shirt.
In EAP students will undertake and complete an EAP assessment writing a news article about a current event. Students are expected to apply all the grammar and sentence structure skills they have been learning. They will also review how to use prepositions more fluently in their speaking and writing.
Students will write an opinion piece in a review of their own short story. Persuasive writing techniques will connect nicely to persuasive speaking techniques used in SS.
In Social Studies, students will prepare and take part in a debate on Otzi’s death.
We hope you had a great time at the MS Party on Friday and took the weekend to rest and recover.
Coming up: MAP Testing will begin the week of 20th March.
In EAP students will focus on reading a nonfiction article and writing about a Current Event. They will be expected to apply all the grammar and sentence structure skills they have been learning about. Students will also practice reading skills and comprehension with short stories and articles.
Students have been reading a lot of short stories. Now it is time to review one and learn about persuasive writing techniques.
In Social Studies, students will continue their Otzi investigation. Research and note taking will be done, and students will prepare to debate their theory on how Otzi died.
We have another busy week ahead as G6 students complete some assessments and plan and prepare for their Service Learning Project and the MS Party on Friday.
EAP B Vocab & Grammar Quiz
EAP B G7 Course Registration
EAP G G7 Course Registration
Eng short story final due
EAP G Vocab & Grammar Quiz
SS Current Events: Alerik & Koharu
In EAP students will take the vocab & sentence structure quiz. Students will continue to look at characteristics of nonfiction texts, read texts and practice their reading comprehension. Students will learn how to use the rewordify program to help their reading.
Students will also sign up for their G7 course registration during EAP. At this stage all students will write that they are doing EAP in G7. End of year testing will be conducted in April & May, and students will be informed if they will be remaining or exiting EAP towards the end of the school year when all their grades, assessments and results are in. If students exit, they will select another language or elective at that time. Please make sure you know what your elective choices are and that you have discussed them with your parents. Course registration can only be done at school. Block EAP B will sign up on Tuesday 7th March. EAP G will sign up Thurs 11th March.
I hope you had a restful holiday and enjoyed relaxing with family and friends. Now it’s back to work and six weeks to go until the fourth quarter and Easter break.
SS Neolithic Revolution Assessment
SS Neolithic Revolution Assessment
SS Current Events & Service Learning
In EAP students will review sentence structure, verb tenses and verb agreements for a quiz next week. Students will also look at characteristics of nonfiction texts, practice their reading comprehension, and have some additional time to learn vocab for English, SS and Science.
In English, students are continuing to draft their short stories. The foci this week is to add description and dialogue to their writing.