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, 6-9 June, 2016

 

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK?

GENERAL

It is the final week of sixth grade for the year 2015-16. Let’s make it a good one! There are only 3 ½ days of school to go…

Students have regular classes on Monday and Tuesday.

There is no homework.

 Please make sure you have returned all your library and textbooks.

Also, start clearing those lockers out now! Bring a plastic bag or extra bag to carry belongings home.

On Wednesday there is a special program.

  • You go to your regular E  & F block class.
  • You will go to your HB for Advisory. Time to clear out your lockers.
  • 11.40am- 2pm 6thgrade movie time in designated classrooms
  • 2pm- 2.45 Year Book signing in Covered Court.

Thursday is a half-day and the final day for students. There is a shortened schedule.

  • 7. 30- 8.15 Period 1
  • 8. 20- 9.05 Period 2
  • 9. 05- 9.20 BREAK
  • 9. 25- 11.20 G6 PARTY in AMR
  • 11. 30 Final MS ASSEMBLY
  • 12. 00 Dismissals and SUMMER HOLIDAYS BEGIN!

Power school will be open to view report cards on 15thth June.

An individual email will be sent out on Wednesday about good read books for your reading level and RAZ Kids. Meanwhile, if you want some good books to read, go to the Scholastic website and search for the Summer Reading Challenge. Sign up and challenge yourself. This is one option you can try.

http://www.scholastic.com/summer/

EAP students:

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/stacks/

Stronger readers in English:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/file/sc2013-booklist-1012.pdf

Very strong Readers in English:

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/sites/default/files/asset/file/sc2013-booklist-ya.pdf

Have fun reading & have a fabulous summer!

REMINDER

Mon 6

Tues 7

Wed 8

Thurs 9

Fri 10

Regular Day Regular Day Regular morning Shortened classes. Teacher Work Day
    G6 movies & year book signing G6 party & assembly

 

      11.30 MS Assembly.

12pm School’s out!

 
Lost & found viewing.

Trash for treasure.

Lost & found viewing.

Trash for treasure.

Lost & found viewing.

Trash for treasure.

Lost & found viewing.

Trash for treasure.

PowerSchool opens 15 June

 

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G6 ESL, 30 May- 3 June, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

Two weeks of school to go!

EAP

In EAP students will work on:

  • Reviewing prepositions.
  • Preparing for their interview (the last EAP assessment)
  • Participate in a reading a play to practice oral fluency and reading skills.

EAP Interview Task & Rubric

 ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, SCIENCE & MATH

It’s interdisciplinary week!

This week all core classes are allocated to your Biome research project. Your Ted Talk presentations on your biome will take place on Thursday and Friday. 

Relationships Project Schedule

Interdisciplinary Relationship Rubric

REMINDERS 

Mon 30 Tues 31 Wed 1 Thurs 2 Fri 3
      Ted Talk Ted Talk
EAP A Interview EAP A Interview   EAP H Interview EAP H Interview

 

 

G6 ESL 23- 27 May, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

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

EAP

In EAP students will work on:

  • Reading comprehension.
  • Learn about prepositions.
  • Practice speaking for the English book presentations.
  • Prepare for the final EAP assessment- an oral interview.

 ENGLISH 

Students will polish their scripts on a Genre Wheel book, practicing their persuasive speeches. Presentations will take place on Thursday and Friday

Continue reading for your GW challenge and submit those summaries! You have 2 weeks to go!

SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE

This week students will continue to integrate SS, Science and Math. They will gather data, review the problems facing their biome and suggest solutions.

REMINDERS 

Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thurs 26 Fri 27
Eng book Script due Eng book Script due (Benford F)   Eng Book Presentations Eng Book Presentations
  Tutorial   Tutorial Benford GW summaries due
Twin or Triplet Day PJ Day Free Dress Day (Child Hope donation) Crazy Hair & Hat Day Free Dress Day (CRIBS donation)
        PowerSchool Closes 

  

 

 

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 16-20 May, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

We are back to our regular 2 classes for each block this week.

EAP

In EAP sessions students will work on:

  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Review vocabulary and concepts in SS & Science
  • Take a vocab and sentence structure quiz
  • Practice speaking skills in preparation for the upcoming speeches in English.

Vocab cards are also in the Q4 Science and SS resources in the ESL Resources folder. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1rYbECz6le2klhSYrl-c_P9VTNUj3xn_GhlKtXu6lro0/edit#slide=id.p13

You should know all the science terms and the materials economy terms which include: extraction, production, distribution, consumption, disposal and sustainability.

 ENGLISH 

Students will finish their script on a Genre Wheel book and start practicing their persuasive presentations.

Continue reading for your GW challenge and submit those summaries! You have 2 weeks to go!

SOCIAL STUDIES 

This week students will integrate SS & Science. They will look at how the materials economy affects the biome they chose to research.

SCIENCE

Students will review the vocab and concepts related to the ecosystem, food chain and food webs in preparation for a Quiz coming up at the end of the week.

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REMINDERS 

Mon 16 Tues 17 Wed 18 Thurs 19 Fri 20
EAP Vocab Quiz EAP A EAP Vocab Quiz EAP H Science Quiz
 Free Dress Day
Bearcat Idol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 9-13 May

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

It is the last 4-day week before the end of school. WIDA testing is complete. Tests are now moderated, (that means they are checked by other teachers), and results will be available at the end of May.

Mr Ken will still be absent this week due to his broken arm. We wish him a speedy recovery.

EAP

There is one class for A block and two classes for H block this week.

In EAP sessions students will work on:

  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Review vocabulary and concepts for the upcoming Material’s Economy quiz in SS
  • Review Science vocab on ecosystems
  • Practice speaking skills in preparation for the impending speeches in English.

ENGLISH 

Students will continue their persuasive presentations for a Genre Wheel book.

Keep reading for your GW challenge as well – and submit those summaries! Again, it has been wonderful to see many students making the most of the long weekends and reading!

SOCIAL STUDIES 

This week students will review the Material’s Economy. They need to be able to:

  1. Identify the stages
  2. Define the terms
  3. Describe or give examples
  4. List the negative effects of the stages

Here are some videos you can watch on certain stages:

Mining & Extraction

Renewable & Non- renewable Resources

The Story of Electronics

E-waste

Ghana E-waste

Overconsumption

If these videos do not open, please go to the ESL Resources SS Q4 folder.

SCIENCE

Students have all started researching a particular biome. This will continue and should be completed by the end of the week. This work is integrated with Math, English and Social Studies and will form the basis of a Ted Talk in the last week of school.

REMINDERS  

Mon 9

Tues 10

Wed 11

Thurs 12

Fri 13

Election Day. No school.

Bring cookies for Project Awesome.

Bring cookies for Project Awesome.

 

SS Material’s Economy Quiz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6 EAP 2- 6 May, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

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.

Mr Ken will not be here this week as he broke his arm and is in hospital.

EAP

The Listening Part 2 WIDA test will take place on Tuesday for EAP A.

The Listening & Reading Part 2 WIDAs will take place on Thursday and Friday for EAP H.

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Students will have one more lesson to proofread and revise their mini persuasive essay on their Genre Wheel book. This is due Tues for Block A students. It is due Friday for Block H students. There will be no retakes for this assessment as you have had a lot of class time to polish these.

ENGLISH 

Students will work on their persuasive presentations for a Genre Wheel book.

Keep reading for your GW challenge as well – and submit those summaries! It has been great to see so many students making the most of the long weekends and reading!

SOCIAL STUDIES 

This week an in-depth study of the Distribution, Consumption and Disposal components of the Material’s Economy will take place. There is some new vocab for this unit, so make sure you check the vocab lists in the ESL Resources folder.

SCIENCE

Students will again continue learning vocabulary and concepts related to Ecosystems. Web quests (see the email sent by Mrs. Vergel with all the links) should be finished. There will be a bingo game and Kahoot to check your vocabulary!

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REMINDERS  

Mon 2 Tues 3 Wed 4 Thurs 5 Fri 6
SCHOOL HOLIDAY GW essay due EAP A block     Current Events:
        GW essay due EAP H block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6 ESL 25- 29 April, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

GENERAL

It’s a short week this week. I do not see H block at all as we have Activity Day of Thursday and Friday is a holiday.

A block will continue with WIDA testing Remember to have a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and keep calm and positive.

EAP

The Reading Part 2 WIDA test will take place on Monday as well as individual student speaking tests throughout the week. Ms Guiry and Ms O’Regan will conduct these.

Students will continue with their a mini persuasive essay on one of their Genre Wheel books. This is due Tues for Block A students.

Keep reading for your GW challenge as well – and submit those summaries!

ENGLISH 

Students will work on their persuasive presentations for a Genre Wheel book.

SOCIAL STUDIES 

Last week students viewed the video “The Story of Stuff.” This week the focus is on the Production component of the Material’s Economy. There is will also be an interactive game called the Trading Game to learn how supply and demand works.

SCIENCE

Students will continue learning vocabulary and concepts related to Ecosystems. They will be doing web quests in class (see the email sent by Mrs. Vergel with all the links) and a bingo game to practice vocabulary.

REMINDERS  

Mon 25

Tues 26

Wed 27

Thurs 28

Fri 29

WIDA testing-reading & speaking WIDA testing- speaking WIDA testing- speaking ACTIVITY DAY- wear your house T shirt HOLIDAY