It is the last full week of May and we have three weeks of school to go.
In EAP students will work on their final EAP assessment- an oral presentation on their G6 Learning Journey. Presentations will take place in class next week.
Students will polish their drafts and publish their Social Issues children’s book. The due date was originally Friday, but teachers have said you can have until early next week, so check with your English teacher regarding your classes’ final due date.
The PSA will be worked on and a paragraph explaining what it means.
The Plate Tectonic assessment is on Monday. Students will then learn about the process of erosion.
Take a vocab and sentence structure quiz (B block)
Prepare for a speaking assessment in coming up in 2 weeks
Review vocabulary and concepts in SS & Science
Prepare for the SS assessment on the Materials Economy
Continue to read Social Issue books to support English
Students will work on planning and creating their Social Issues storybook. You can also work on this at home.
You should know all the terms related to the materials economy, which include: extraction, production, distribution, consumption, disposal and sustainability. You should be able to explain the positive and negative effects on each component of the economy.
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.