G6 ESL, 29 May- 2 June, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 29 Tues 30 Wed 31 Thurs 1 Fri 2
EAP Learning Journey Presentation Children’s Book due EAP Learning Journey Presentation Science Assessment

SS PSA due

  ESL WIDA Reports go home   Math Assessment  Current Events: Taewoo, Minjae 

Two weeks of school to go- and the last assessments. It’s a very busy week.

EAP

In EAP students will practice and orally present their G6 Learning Journey.

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ENGLISH 

Students will read aloud their Social Issues book to ES students.

SOCIAL STUDIES

The PSA and paragraph are due.

SCIENCE

A final assessment on erosion will take place.

G6 ESL, 22- 26 May, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 22 Tues 23 Wed 24 Thurs 25 Fri 26
Science Assessment       Current Events: David, Hinako, James
      PowerSchool closes

It is the last full week of May and we have three weeks of school to go.

EAP

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.

 ENGLISH 

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.

SOCIAL STUDIES

The PSA will be worked on and a paragraph explaining what it means.

SCIENCE

The Plate Tectonic assessment is on Monday. Students will then learn about the process of erosion.

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G6 ESL 15-19 May, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 15 Tues 16 Wed 17 Thurs 18 Fri 19
EAP Quiz Current Events: Gellert, Theodor, Simon, Raphael

SS Assessment

Science Test

MS Idol

EAP

In EAP students will work on:

  • 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 

 ENGLISH 

Students will work on planning and creating their Social Issues storybook. You can also work on this at home.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

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.

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SCIENCE

Students will review the vocab and concepts related to plate tectonics for an assessment this week. Make sure you can plot precise coordinates on a map!

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G6 ESL, 8-12 May, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 8 Tues 9 Wed 10 Thurs 11 Fri 12
B block WIDA Reading G block EAP Quiz
Current Events: Ori & Bowen

EAP

WIDA testing will be completed this week. Tests are then moderated, (that means they are checked by other teachers) next week, and results will be available at the end of May.

In EAP sessions students will work on:

  • Finish WIDA Reading
  • Review grammar and vocab for an EAP Quiz on Friday (G block) & next Monday (B block)
  • Review vocabulary and concepts for the upcoming Material’s Economy assessment in SS
  • Review Science vocab on plate tectonics
  • Practice speaking skills in preparation for upcoming speeches in EAP.

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ENGLISH 

Students will plan and prepare their Social Issues picture book.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

This week students will look at the consumption part of the Material’s Economy. The case study for this will be water.

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Look at the resources your teachers have shared with you in Google Classroom or Google Drive to help you make connections and think deeply about the issues.

SCIENCE

Students will continue their study of Plate Tectonics.

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G6 ESL, 2-5 May, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

It’s May already and it’s another short 4-day week. This should be the last week of WIDA tests for EAP students. Remember to have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and keep calm and positive.

Mon 1 Tues 2 Wed 3 Thurs 4 Fri 5
HOLIDAY WIDA WIDA WIDA
Current Events

EAP

Part 2 of the WIDA Reading and Listening tests will be undertaken and then students will be finished. Yay!

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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.

ENGLISH 

Students will read picture books on Social Issues to gather ideas, and start planning their own picture book for an ES audience.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

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.

SCIENCE

Students will again continue learning vocabulary and concepts related to Plate Tectonics.

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G6 ESL, 24-28 April, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 24 Tues 25 Wed 26 Thurs 27 Fri 28
      Current Events Activity Day. Wear your house shirt
 WIDA   WIDA   WIDA   WIDA  


EAP


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.

ENGLISH 

Students will have their 3rd and final Social Issues Book Club looking through the lens of identity.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

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.

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SCIENCE

Students will begin learning about a new topic on Plate Tectonics.

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G6 ESL, 17-21 April, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

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.

Mon 17 Tues 18 Wed 19 Thurs 20 Fri 21
Activity Day sign ups 6pm on. Current Events: Midori, Benjamin, Hana, Aoi & Sawapo
Book Club Book Club Book Club
WIDA WIDA

EAP

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.

Brainpop Verb Agreement Quiz

ENGLISH 

Students will look through the lens of ­­­Fairness as they read and prepare for their second Social Issues Book Club.

SOCIAL STUDIES

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.

SCIENCE

Students will finalize their electrifying investigation on electrical circuits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 3- 7 April 2017

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 3 Tues 4 Wed 5 Thurs 6 Fri 7
EAP B Reading Assessment Eng Book Club Eng Book Club SL Presentations
Eng Book Club  EAP G Reading Assessment

 EAP

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.

ENGLISH

Students will focus on reading their book based on a social issue and will have their first Book Club meeting.

SOCIAL STUDIES

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.

SCIENCE

Students will continue their investigation of electrical circuits.

Happy holidays! See you back at school on Monday 17 April.

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G6 ESL, 27-31 March

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 27 Tues 28 Wed 29 Thurs 30 Fri 31
SLCs

MAP Testing    Math

Dismissal 12pm

  MAP Testing    Math
12.30- 2.30 A-K  SS SL assessment
3.00- 5.00 L-Z Short Story review due.

EAP

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.

ENGLISH

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.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will create and prepare their Service Learning presentation to be ready for Fri 7 April.

SCIENCE

Students will continue their investigation of electrical circuits. It will be electrifying!

 

G6 ESL, 20-24 March, 2017

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 20 Tues 21 Wed 22 Thurs 23 Fri 24
MAP Testing Language

Beck D & E  Benford C

MAP Testing Language

Benford F

MAP Testing Reading

Beck C & E Benford E

MAP Testing Reading

Benford E

 SS Debate SS Debate International Day. Wear national dress or house shirt.

EAP

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. 

ENGLISH

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.

SOCIAL STUDIES

In Social Studies, students will prepare and take part in a debate on Otzi’s death.

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SCIENCE

Students begin a unit on electricity. It will be electrifying!

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Check the ESL Science Resources for the vocab in this unit.

Electrical Circuit Vocab Cards