Filipiniana

Filipiniana Day Schedule for Friday 21 Oct.

Morning blocks: D, E &  F – regular times

11:30 – 12:00 = Advisory

12:00 – 12:15 = Parade

12:15 – 1:00 = Barrio Fiesta /Lunch

1:00 – 1:50 = MS Activities (review  Vertical House Groups)

1:50 – 2:00 = Transition to the FAT

2:00 – 3:00 = Program in the FAT

  • Bring some cash tomorrow for the Barrio Fiesta so you will be able to purchase delicious Filipino treats. You’ll need to buy food tickets at the entrance to the MS Courtyard to purchase food.
  • There will be a Bake Sale for Haiti, TODAY, at lunch! We are supporting the country after Hurricane Matthew. Bring $!
  • On Filipiniana tomorrow, wear either a PCC tee-shirt (for sale outside Kantina), traditional Filipino attire, or your House Shirt!

 

G6 ESL 17- 21 October

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN G6 ESL THIS WEEK?

GENERAL

Mon 17 Tues 18 Wed 19 Thurs 20 Fri 21
Special Schedule Special Schedule Special Schedule Regular day Regular schedule blocks 1-3
12pm Dismissal 12pm Dismissal 12pm Dismissal   Filipinana
PT Conferences PT Conferences PT Conferences   3pm Holiday!

We have a one more week to go before our mid-term break.

This week Parent- Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, Tues and Wednesday. That means students have Mon, Tues and Wed afternoons off. I know you will be very upset about that (not)! Of course I know you will spend the afternoons READING and working on any unfinished projects!

Conferences are for teachers to meet with parents only. Next semester we will have Student Led Conferences.

Please note that there are special schedules on Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri.

The special scheduled for Friday’s Filipinana,  will be sent out in a separate blog post.

EAP

Students will:

  • Review types of sentences (G group).
  • Practice speaking for their Science presentation.
  • Practice reading strategies with “The Iron Man.”
  • Play some vocab games to practice verb tenses and verb agreements.
  • Complete any unfinished assessments in EAP, Eng, SS and or Science.
  • Reflect on their learning over Quarter 1.

Phew! We will be busy!

ENGLISH & SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will finish their Create a Society projects on Monday and begin voting. As you finalize the finishing touches to your amazing Create A Society projects, review the checklist sheet, and make sure you have everything you need! Also, remember to use the rubric to help guide you.

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Students will also select an appropriate book to read over the holidays in preparation for the Quarter 2 Novel Study unit.

SCIENCE

Mung Bean Lab Presentations will continue from Monday to Wednesday. Make sure you practice speaking audibly (loudly) and clearly at home. It is a good idea to video yourself, and then you can really see how you are. Think about volume, eye contact, gesture, fluency and confidence.

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Work hard this week, and you can celebrate with a well- deserved week’s holiday!

 

G6 ESL 10- 14 Oct, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ESL CLASSES THIS WEEK?

Mon 10 Tues 11 Wed 12 Thurs 13 Fri 14
EAP B Writing assessment EAP G Writing assessment
Eng/ SS Society Project Eng/ SS Society Project Eng/ SS Society Project Eng/ SS Society Project Eng/ SS Society Project
G5 & G6 Party

GENERAL

Wow, what wonderful time we had at CWW. I hope you rested over the weekend and are ready for the busy week ahead.

Remind your parents to sign up online for Parent Teacher Conferences next week if they have not done so.

 EAP

Students will:

  • Write an expository paragraph about CWW for an EAP writing assessment.
  • Review verb tenses to support writing and speaking skills.
  • Continue reading The Iron Man in class to practice reading strategies.
  • Science- mung bean lab report

ENGLISH/ SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will immerse themselves in their Create a Society project. This will continue all week in both subjects. Students will SYNTHESIZE all the learning that they have been doing in Social Studies to date and TRANSFORM it into their own society. This collaborative task will be challenging, but enjoyable! Each student will write their own paragraph on the government and economic system in their society. As a group students will create a visual showing the government hierarchy, and list the rights and responsibilities of citizens on a poster board.

Make sure you keep to the schedule and that all group members participate and collaborate so you all do the best job you can possibly do. Read the Performance Task Handout and Rubric carefully and use them to guide and help you know what is expected.

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society-project-Eng essay-rubric

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SCIENCE

Students should finish writing their mung bean lab report, and practice presenting (speaking) it out loud so you are as fluent as can be.

G6 ESL, 3-7 October, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN G6 ESL?

We have an exciting week ahead with 3 days of classes then CWW!

Mon 3 Tues 4 Wed 5 Thurs 6 Fri 7
MAP Math MAP Math Book Club #4 CWW

Be at school at 6.45am

CWW
 SS Quiz (Benford) SS Quiz (Benford & Beck)
Parent Conference sign up opens 8am Parent Conference sign up Parent Conference sign up Parent Conference sign up Parent Conference sign up

EAP

Students will:

  • Review SS Government vocab and terms in preparation for the quiz on Wednesday.
  • Continue practicing the reading strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning and inferring through a book study of “The Iron Man.”
  • Review different types of sentences- simple, compound and complex.
  • Practice expository paragraph writing using a hamburger analogy, and the EmPower method.

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Homework:

  • Reading
    • (BC #4 reading and jobs)
    • RAZ Kids
  • SS review
  • Packing for CWW

ENGLISH

In Writing Workshop students have reviewed the basic structure of expository writing. They have been meeting FRED and practicing writing paragraphs to get them to be as informative and as fluent as possible. This week students will continue to practice these expository writing skills so they are ready for the Create A Society performance task.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will review for the quiz so after the CWW they are ready to use these concepts in the Create A Society performance task. Students will SYNTHESIZE all the learning that they have been doing in Social Studies to date and TRANSFORM it into their own society. This task will be challenging, but creative and enjoyable!

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SCIENCE

Students will show their understanding of the scientific process by writing their mung bean lab report and preparing to communicate it orally.

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G6 ESL, 26- 30 Sept, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN G6 ESL?

 MAP tests will be conducted this week. Language starts on Monday and Reading is on Wednesday & Friday. Make sure you have a good night’s rest, eat a healthy breakfast and bring a healthy snack on those days!

Mon 26 Tues 27 Wed 28 Thurs 29 Fri 30
MAP Langauge Benford C, Beck D & E MAP Language Benford F MAP Reading Beck E & C Benford C MAP Reading Benford E
Book Club # 3

EAP

Students will practice writing expository paragraphs to support work in English classes.

B group will work on subject & predicate in sentence structure and G group will work on fragments and run-ons to help their writing.

Students will also continue to practice their reading strategies through a study of The Iron Man.

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Homework

  • Reading
  • Book Club Prep
  • SS review (quiz next week)
  • No redink up to date

ENGLISH

Students will practice writing expository paragraphs using the EmPower method. This is preparation for writing their own expository explanation for the upcoming Create A Society project.

The third Book Club meeting will be on Wednesday 28 Sept. Make sure you have

  1. Read chunk 3
  2. Summarized chunk 3
  3. Completed your BC role/ job
  4. Ready to discuss your wonderful book

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will review government and economic systems for a quiz next week.

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Make sure you know the vocabulary and understand the terms. Check the materials in the SS folder in ESL Resources.

Government Resources

For the Service Learning Project students will prepare an interview.

SCIENCE

Students will have their cell quizzes returned. They will then show their understanding of the scientific method or process by writing their mung bean lab report. Vocabulary associated with this process is in the ESL Science file.

Mung Bean Task Resources- Scientific Process

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G6 ESL, 19-23 Sept, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN G6 ESL?

We have a full week of school ahead. It will be great to see EAP B group after a 2-week break.

Mon 19 Tues 20 Wed 21 Thurs 22 Fri 23
Science Quiz Science Quiz SS Interview Mr Willey
Eng Book Club # 2

Library

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EAP

Students will

  • Review cell terms and their function for the Science quiz on Wed/ Thurs.
  • Practice the reading strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning and inferring through a book study of “The Iron Man.”
  • Practice writing summaries.
  • Review fragments, run-ons and what makes a complete sentence.

Homework:

  • Reading
    • (BC #2 reading and jobs)
    • RAZ Kids
  • Noredink EAP B or G

ENGLISH

Book Club # 2 will be on Wednesday 21st. Make sure you have:

  1. Read chunk 2,
  2. Summarized chunk 2,
  3. Completed your BC role/ job,
  4. Be ready to discuss your wonderful book.

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Use the sentence frames here to help you prepare what you write and what you say.

Book Club Summary Scaffold

Use the summary sheet here to help you write your summary.

Book Club Sentence Starters

Students will also learn the difference between narrative and expository texts. They will learn to write expository paragraphs using a method called EmPower for the upcoming Create A Society performance task.

SOCIAL STUDIES

In SS students will discuss the term hierarchy. They will start talking about citizenship and people’s rights and responsibilities also in preparation for the upcoming Create A Society  task.

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On Friday, Mr. Willey will visit classes so you can interview him for the Service Learning project.

SCIENCE

Students will have a final review for the quiz that will take place in classes on Wed and Thurs.

Use these videos to help you review, and check the Science folder in ESL Resources. Make sure you know the vocab definitions. Try the Quizlet, or make your own flash cards to help you study!

http://www.theclassifiedsplus.com/video/video/PHTvqW7CzXY/parts-of-the-cell.html

http://www.theclassifiedsplus.com/video/video/-zafJKbMPA8/cells-cells-parts-of-the-cell-rap.html

G6 ESL, 12-16 Sept, 2016.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN G6 ESL?

Mon 12 Tues 13 Wed 14 Thurs 15 Fri 16
HOLIDAY HOLIDAY/ TEACHER PD DAY Book Club # 1
Gini Rojas Gini Rojas

We have a specialist ESL presenter, Gini Rojas, in school this week, so students may see a few visitors passing through their classes.

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Remember to return your CWW forms, and sign up for the great G6 CWW Talent Show!

 EAP

This week in EAP G class students will

  • Review parts and functions of cells, and compare and contrast them.
  • Participate in a fast writing challenge, and practice writing summaries.
  • Practice the reading strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning and inferring through a book study of “The Iron Man.”

 Homework:

  • Reading (BC reading and jobs are fine)
  • Practice vocab for SS government topic
  • Noredink
    • Students are expected to now do EAP B or EAP G noredink tasks, unless they have been given permission to do the one set in English class. If you are not sure, see Ms. O’R.

ENGLISH

Book Club (BC) will start this week. Students are expected to have read Chunk 1 by Thursday, summarized the chunk and prepared for their first BC role.Students will then learn to use the EmPower method to write expository paragraphs.

 Homework:

  • Reading (Read chunk 1, summarize chunk 1, BC role)

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will continue to learn the terms and concepts that are used to describe social structures and government systems. They will participate in a range of tasks to help develop a solid understanding of the terms below:

  • Government
  • Society
  • Democracy
  • Communism
  • Monarchy
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Theocracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Transitional Government
  • Capitalism
  • Socialism
  • Communism

It will be useful for students to discuss the meanings of these words with their parents to help understand the terms in their first language (if you have not done so already). All students are asked to talk about what kind of government and social structure is in place in their home country. Feel free to talk about other countries as well, perhaps other countries your family has lived in, or visited, or countries that are in the news at the moment. Be prepared to come and share this information with classmates.

SCIENCE

Cell activities will continue. Students should have finished their analogy and will review for a quiz on cells next week

Check this video out for a cool analogy.

http://www.theclassifiedsplus.com/video/video/UmHFVP4Sw8w/the-cell-is-like-a-city.html

Check these videos out to help you review.

http://www.theclassifiedsplus.com/video/video/PHTvqW7CzXY/parts-of-the-cell.html

http://www.theclassifiedsplus.com/video/video/-zafJKbMPA8/cells-cells-parts-of-the-cell-rap.html

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G6 ESL, 5-9 Sept, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

Mon 5 Tues 6 Wed 7 Thurs 8 Fri 9
EAP Parts of Speech Quiz Eng Book Club starts EAP Parts of Speech Quiz  
     
Tutorial   Tutorial

EAP

This week EAP students will have their first vocab quiz on the parts of speech.

Students should have their graphic organiser with their notes to study. They can also review the grammar rock and brainpop videos.

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Remember to check the ESL Resources  O’Regan 2016-17 file to find this information. (See the bar on the right of this blog)

ESL Resources O’Regan 2016-17

Students will have some time reading in both classes, and also practice a writing technique called “Fast Writing.”

Finally they will review science vocabulary related to cells, and the form and function of cells.

Homework:

  • Reading RAZ Kids (15 mins everyday)
  • Noredink EAP
  • Review for Parts of Speech Quiz.

ENGLISH

Book Clubs will be introduced. Yahoo! Students will be shown a selection of books available and make a choice. Book Club groups will then be determined and students can check out their book and start reading. There will be mini lessons on different reading strategies over the next two weeks. We will be going through all the details step-by-step in class.

Homework:

  • Reading new Book Club book- chunk 1 (Eng)
  • Noredink

SOCIAL STUDIES

Terms and concepts that are used to describe social structures and government systems will be introduced. Students will participate in some fun role-plays to help learn and understand these concepts. Below are the terms we will learn about:

  • Government
  • Society
  • Democracy
  • Communism
  • Monarchy
  • Constitutional Monarchy
  • Theocracy
  • Dictatorship
  • Transitional Government
  • Capitalism
  • Socialism
  • Communism

Students will then be introduced to different types of Government Systems. There will be a lot more vocabulary to learn with this unit!

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SCIENCE

Students should have finished their Information Gap. They will practice and review their learning on cells and make an analogy poster. Again, make sure you check out the ESL Resources Science Folder to help you!

 

G6 ESL, 30 Aug- 2 Sept, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

Mon 29 Tues 30 Wed 31 Thurs 1 Fri 2
HOLIDAY Eng- Small Moment Writing Assessment in class Eng- Small Moment Writing Assessment in class
Tutorial Advisory- Birthday Celebrations

EAP

In classes this week we will:

  • Practice reading- review  “Just Right Books”- 5 Finger Test, A- Z program, buddy reading
  • Review Parts of Speech- finish Gathering Grid, station rotation.
  • Review science vocabulary related to cells.
  • Practice fast writing.

Homework:

  • Reading a “Just Right Book” in English.
  • Learn cell vocab for science.
  • Finish Gathering Grid. Learn vocab for Parts of Speech. (Quiz next week).

ENGLISH

Students will review teacher comments on their small moment # 1 writing. They will then select another story seed to plan and write a small moment # 2 narrative in class on Thursday and Friday. This is to be done at school without help from parents or tutors.

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Teachers will continue to read aloud “The Giver.” For some ESL students who find this book too challenging, they can read an audiobook independently at this time.

Homework:

  • Reading a “Just Right Book” in English.
  • No redink: Adjectives and Capitalisation & Pronouns lessons, practice and quiz should all be completed. (This is from last week).

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will continue planning their Service Learning Project with their team.

They will learn about the MISO research method to help collect information for their project.

SCIENCE

Students will continue work on and finished their Information Gap task. This will help  learn and review the form and function of cells, and related vocabulary, for a quiz in 2 weeks.

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G6 ESL, 22- 26 August, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL?

EAP

In EAP students will

  • Review “Just Right Books,” the 5 Finger Test, and practice reading skills.
  • Individual reading assessments will begin. (These are one on one with a teacher).
  • Review Parts of Speech.
  • Study science vocabulary related to cells.
  • Review the SS command terms.
  • Practice fast writing.

 Homework: 

  • Reading a “Just Right Book” in English.
  • Learning and reviewing vocab for:
    • English (parts of speech)
    • SS (command terms)
    • Science (microscope & cell vocab)

English

Students will select one of their paragraph drafts to develop into a small moment/ personal narrative. This will have a beginning, middle and end. Parts of Speech will also be continued (pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs) as students continue to look at the structure of language and focus on improving their word choice in writing.

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Teachers will continue to read aloud “The Giver.” For some ESL students who find this book too challenging, they can read an audio book independently on the laptop at this time.

Homework: work on small moment 1 drafts.

Social Studies

Students will look at global issues and relate them to the Philippines. Make sure you check out the ESL Resources Q1 SS Folder to help you review the command terms and problem-solving vocabulary for SS.

Science

Students observed and sketched different cells last week. This week they will prepare their own slides using fresh onion cells, their own cheek cells, and pond leaves. There is a practical lab assessment at the end of the week so attend tutorials if you need more help using the microscope.

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  • Remember to wear closed-in shoes when you are in the science lab.
  • Again make sure you check out the ESL Resources Science Folder to help you!

Homework: Make sure you can use a microscope and can identify  the parts of a microscope.

REMINDER

Mon 22 Tues 23 Wed 24 Thurs 25 Fri 26
Science Lab Practical assessment Science Lab Practical assessment
Small Moment 1 due (Beck HB)
Small Moment 1 due (Benford HB)
Small Moment 1 due (Hamaguchi & Vergel HB)
Open House 5pm (Parents only)