G6 ESL, 30 Jan- 4 Feb, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

There is plenty happening at ISM this week. We will have a lot of visitors at our school as ISM in hosting the IASAS Basketball tournament. There will be games in the MS and HS gyms all day Thursday through to Saturday. Go along and support your fellow Bearcats and show your Bearcat spirit!

Mon 30 Tues 31 Feb 1 Feb 2 Feb 3
  Science Energy Quiz Science Energy Quiz    
         
Spirit Week

Pajama Day

Spirit Week

Tropical Day

 

Spirit Week

Squadgoals Day

Spirit Week

Green, Yellow, White Day

IASAS

Spirit Week

Bearcat Spirit IASAS

EAP

There will then be a rotation of stations again where students circulate around different tables with tasks related to Social Studies and Science vocabulary building. In Writing, we will start to review tenses and writing in the third person. There will also be independent and buddy reading time with both fiction and non-fiction texts

ENGLISH

Students will have creative writing time to practice what they learned about character and point of view last week. They will also focus on setting, then introspection.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will learn about different theories and the evolution of early humans through a variety of sources. There is a lot of challenging vocab with this unit, so make sure you review the Vocab Cards. Note taking skills will be also used when students view the video on human evolution called “Walking With Cavemen.”

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SCIENCE

Students will have an Energy Quiz in the second science lesson of the week. They will then start learning about magnets and undertake a task researching magnetic strength. They will go work their way through the scientific method to complete this task.

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G6 ESL, 23-27 January, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

We have a new classmate joining us. Welcome Gellert! We hope you and your family settle in well to ISM and Manila.

Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thurs 26 Fri 27
    Semester 1 Report Cards available online   Wear your house shirt 
 Last day for CWW forms to be turned in
 

 EAP

Students will start each lesson with a game or activity to practice their speaking and listening skills. There will then be a rotation of stations where students circulate between vocabulary games (related to Science and Social Studies), sentence structure tasks (to support grammar and writing), and reading activities (to improve skills and the short story reading and writing unit in English.

ENGLISH

In Reading Writing Workshop this week there will be a focus on character and point of view. Students will compare and contrast different fairy tales to study stereotypes and different types of writing techniques.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

In Social Studies students will be discovering their world and themselves. This week we will introduce the unit, look at the essential questions and think about “digging deeper” (literally and figuratively). Students will also spend some time reviewing the vocabulary and concepts associated with chronology and timelines.

Current Event Presentations will also be introduced and modeled. There is the expectation that every student will present a news item about a current piece of news that is happening in the world to the class once during the semester.

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SCIENCE

Students will record what they know about energy, then “discover” different forms of energy while undertaking a variety of tasks in the lab. There will be a quiz on different types of energy in the near future.

Energy Vocab Matching

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G6 ESL, 16-20 January

What is happening in G6 ESL?

It’s a very busy week with three core assessments for the second week of the second semester.

Mon 16 Tues 17 Wed 18 Thurs 19 Fri  20
Eng Cornerstone Assessment in class # 1 Eng Cornerstone Assessment in class # 2 SS Service Learning group presentations
Science Quiz Science Quiz

EAP

Students will begin each lesson with a game or activity to practice their speaking and listening skills. There will then be a rotation of station activities where students circulate between energy vocabulary games (prep for the new science unit), publishing their holiday haiku on the computer, short story reading and ePortfolio reflections.

English

Students will prep, draft and write the Cornerstone writing assessment over two days in class time. They will continue reading short stories in preparation for writing their own.

Social Studies

Students will work on their Service Learning projects and present the work and ideas they have done so far. Group presentations will take place in class on Friday.

Science

Students will undertake the Matter quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Check Google Classroom EAP or the ESL Resources to help review.

They will then learn about the different forms of energy on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to review the vocab cards on this topic. There are also plenty of books to read in class.

Energy Vocab Matching

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G6 ESL, 9-13 January, 2017

What is happening in ESL this week?

Welcome to 2017 and welcome back to school! It will be exciting to hear all the holiday stories from around the world. We are about to embark on the second semester of Grade 6 and it will be as busy as the first!  I trust that  2017 will be a marvellous year for all of us.

Changes:

Remember there is no Wellness this semester. Advisories are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tutorials are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mon 9 Tues 10 Wed 11 Thurs 12 Fri 13
Student HOLIDAY Semester 2 and Quarter 3 begin
Advisory (just for day 1) Advisory Tutorial

The theme for Quarter 3 is DISCOVERYThe essential questions for this unit are:

  • How do discoveries happen?
  • How do new discoveries affect the truth?
  • Why would a discovery not be accepted?
  • What makes things true?

EAP

In EAP students will discover themselves as poets by writing haiku about their holidays. They will discover what phonemes are and how to use them in writing and spelling. They will also reflect on their semester 1 work and update their eportfolio.

ENGLISH

The new unit in English is focused on discovering yourselves as writers and what makes a good story. Students will read short stories together in class from different books and an anthology collated by Avi, called “Best Shorts.”

All students are encouraged to read selections in this book and any other short stories they may come across. Students will be analyzing and looking at techniques and strategies authors use to write an effective short story in order to prepare and guide them through the process of writing their own short story later in the term.

Students will also be reading short stories in preparation for the G6 Cornerstone writing assessment that will take place next week. This will be an expository piece of writing that reflects all the skills students learned and practiced in semester 1.

SOCIAL STUDIES

In Social Studies students will rediscover their Service Learning project. They will review the work their group has done to date, and make plans for implementing their service.

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SCIENCE

Students will review the Matter unit for an upcoming quiz.

When that is done next week, they will “discover” different forms of energy while undertaking a variety of tasks in the lab.

G6 ESL 12-15 December, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

 It is the last week of the semester and everyone is looking forward to the break. Let’s finish strong!

Mon 12 Tues 13 Wed 14 Thurs 16 Fri 16
Book Talk Presentations B Book Talk Presentations B Conflict Projects due F Book Talk Presentations G Block HOLIDAY
Conflict Projects due D Half day. School finishes 12pm.

EAP

Students will practice and present their book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly in front of an audience.

Also, make sure you have a “just- right” book to read for the holidays. RAZ Kids and Epic are on line options for reading as well.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will complete their conflict projects, share and peer review them.

SCIENCE

Students will reflection on their learning about solids, liquids and gases. There will be a quiz on this topic when you get back to school in January.

UPDATES

Farewell Genil!  We wish you all the best in your new country.

Congratulations to Ai, Seungbihn and Sam for exiting ESL. Well done!

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G6 ESL, 5-9 December, 2016

What is happening in G6 ESL this week?

 There are 9 more school days left and lots of work to finish before the end of term! Keep organized, try your best, and end the semester strongly. There’s also Sports Day on Friday which will be loads of fun.

Mon 5 Tues 6 Wed 7 Thurs 8 Fri 9
SS Research due EAP Book Talks   EAP Book Talks Sports Day

Wear House shirt

      Eng Novel Study essay finished.  


EAP

Students will practice and present their book talk on their Novel Study book. The focus is on speaking fluently and clearly with adequate details in front of an audience.

Homework: Finish Book Talk speech if it is not done and practice your speech.

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ENGLISH

Students will draft and revise their Novel Study essay on conflict. This is to be written at school only.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will finish their research and start planning and creating their conflict presentation for Social Studies. Presentations will be due Monday 12th December.

Homework: Finish research if it is not done and create presentation.

SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. They will continue working their way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating!

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 28 Nov- 2 Dec, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ESL CLASSES THIS WEEK?

Mon 28 Tues 29 Wed 30 Thurs 1 Fri 2
    HOLIDAY    
        SS Conflict research due
  EAP B Vocab quiz   EAP G Vocab quiz  

 EAP

Students will

  • Practice reading and speaking aloud with poems and energizers
  • Continue reading skills through a study of The Iron Man.
  • Prepare for an oral book report

There will be a vocab quiz on important vocabulary you should know. Students will continue to prepare and practice for their oral book report in EAP next week.

ENGLISH 

Students will start drafting a literary essay on conflict in their novel using the EmPower method as a guide.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will work on their own independent project showing the causes and effects of a conflict that occurred in the 20th century.

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SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

 

 

 

G6 ESL, 21-25 November, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ESL CLASSES THIS WEEK?

Mon 21 Tues 22 Wed 23 Thurs 24 Fri 25
        Novel Study due
         Service Learning Research due (Benford’s classes)
         

 EAP

Students will

  • Practice reading and speaking aloud with poems and energizers
  • Continue with The Iron Man and identify different types of sentences in the story.
  • Prepare for an oral book report

Next week there will be a vocab quiz on all the important vocabulary you should be learning this quarter. Words and their definitions you need to include:

Conflict Matter Decrease Character
Cause Solid Dissolve Setting
Effect Liquid Disperse Plot
Movement Gas Expand Conflict
Research Increase Contract Theme
Fragment Run-on sentence Compound sentence Complex sentence

ENGLISH 

Students will work independently on their Novel Study project. They will also confer (talk) with a teacher about conflict in their novel. All tasks should be completed by Friday 25 Nov.

Homework: Novel Study tasks

SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will learn about the effects of WW1. They will then begin their own research project on a conflict that has occurred in the world sometime during the last 100 years. Service Learning groups should also have made contact with their service-learning partner by Fri 25 Nov and be thinking about solutions.

SCIENCE

Students will continue conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases.  Work your way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Make sure you know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards

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G6 ESL, 14-18 Nov, 2016

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN ESL THIS WEEK?

 GENERAL

Mon 14 Tues 15 Wed 16 Thurs 17 Fri 18
  EAB B Reading Assessment      
Astronaut Visit        
All Choirs concert     All Bands Concert  

EAP

EAP B will have The Iron Man Reading assessment on Tuesday.

Students will continue the study of the Iron Man, incorporating the reading strategies and analyzing the elements of fiction in the book.

Students will also have some additional time in EAP to continue their Novel Study tasks.

Homework: Novel Study project, reading.

ENGLISH

Students will continue their Novel Study project. There will be mini lessons on character, plot and cause and effect. For homework continue NS tasks.

All NS tasks are due Fri 25 Nov.

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Students will continue to learn about the concepts of cause and effect, and conflict, through the study of WW1.

Vocabulary to learn for this week:

  • militarism
  • ally
  • alliances
  • nationalism
  • empire
  • imperialism
  • assassination

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SCIENCE

Students will be in the lab again this week conducting experiments with solids, liquids and gases. They will work their way through the handouts with lots of predicting, observing, testing, and evaluating! Students should make sure they know the words on the vocab cards below.

Matter Vocab Cards