Friday, May 23, 2014

-finish  any unfinished review packages
-review math formulas for area, perimeter, metric conversions

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

math package: choose one of the "big" (full page) problems to solve
-review  multiple choice: is there something  you have forgotten how to do? bring text book and/or notebook home for review

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

-finish short math package on Transformations (4 pages) or complete pages 1-3 of long package on Transformations

-return Jump Rope for Heart package, and picture money

Friday, May 16, 2014

math-finish EQAO review problems (due yesterday, late)
text book ( math) page 235 # 7, pg 241 #8, 
Unit Review pg 242-243 #4,5,9,10,11

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

-math package-3 EQAO word problems
-HB pages 94-95

***Jump Rope for Heart pledges due in office soon***

Monday, May 12, 2014

math HB pages 144 & 145, if you are finished move on to page 86

Friday, May 9, 2014

Math Homework Book: pages 144 & 145
-remember to work on your diorama and/or bring any necessary materials to school 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Come & See the Book Fair!

Math page 374 #1-6
bring materials for diorama

Monday, May 5, 2014  BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK!

-Math-page 361 # 8, 9
-math quiz tomorrow on perimeter, area of a rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, 
-collect and bring materials/box for diorama

Monday, April 28, 2014

Math pages 342 &342 read over
page 344 #1, 2,4, 6

***ONLY ONE DAY LEFT TO return permission letter and $6 for our trip to see "SHREK!"  at Patrick Fogarty  (Wed. April 30)

Friday, April 25, 2014

return permission letter and $6 for our trip to see "SHREK!"  at Patrick Fogarty next week (Wed. April 30)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Math quiz tomorrow 
complete # 14, 16, 18 on page 161 for review
Poetry Booklet, booklet due Friday, April 24
RRJ will be due Friday, April 24 also

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Math page 154 even numbers only (#4,6,8,10)

-continue work on Poetry Booklet, booklet will be due next Friday, April 24
** extensive class time has been dedicated to Poetry Booklet in past two weeks and limited time will be given next week to finish off and create good copies

Monday, April 14, 2014

-correct spelling; both test Unit 18 from Friday
 and pre-test from today Unit 19, many errors in both!! 
-errors written out neatly 3X

Math HB pages 62, 63

-continue work on Poetry Booklet, booklet will be due Tuesday, April 25 after Easter week-end
** extensive class time has been dedicated to Poetry Booklet and more time will be given this week, students should be able to complete and hand in by Thursday, but have week-end to complete if needed (due date extended due to Easter activities)

Memorize a poem: poems will be presented next week, Thursday and Friday
Guidelines : poem must be minimum 8 lines, no nursery rhymes, familiar stories (e.g. Dr. Seuss) or songs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Math: page 139 # 6,7 

movie buy out Friday

Friday, April 4, 2014

-get math test and report card signed and return (only 8 report card forms returned so far)

Math: page 128 # 4, 6, 8, and "Reflect"

page 129 read, and make point form list on tips for rounding decimals

page 130 # 1a. b. 2a. b. #4 all

**bring magazines to use for "Found Poetry"

-find poem (minimum 8 lines, no nursery rhymes!) to memorize

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Math HB pages 130,131, 46, 47

RRJ due Wednesday April 2

Monday, March 31, 2014

Math page 119 #1-3

finish title page for Social Studies "Canada's First Peoples" 

RRJ due Wednesday this week

Friday, March 28, 2014

-no homework assigned tonight but a few people have some reading to do


1) finish title page for Social Studies : "Canada's First Peoples" (should be neat, colourful, spelling correctly, illustrations must reflect the topic

2) reading for RRJ - due Wed. April 2

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

From Tuesday night- the website read-Math in Homework Book pages 125-128 (my apologies this was a "typo" , in class I only assigned to page 127)

Math (text book) pages 326 & 327 # 2. c, d, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12 

-a few missing Saint biographies still!!

-reminder: on Friday bring your snow pants and mitts 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

-Math in Homework Book pages 125-128
(my apologies this was a "typo" , in class I only assigned to page 127)

Biography of a Saint was due today (several students did not hand in yet)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Math page 318 # 3,4,6 -show your work, draw a picture to help you


HOMEWORK BOOK page 124, 125

-work on Biography of a Saint (due on Tues., March 25)

 Thursday, March 20. 2014

rough draft of BIOGRAPHY OF A SAINT due

(we have laptops booked for Friday but you should have significant data gathered already)

RRJ due  & free choice language activity due (20 min of class time will be provided to finish up these activities but they should be almost completed)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

-math page 315, #8-11

Upcoming work due on Friday: rough draft work on Biography of a Saint, RRJ, one free choice language activity

Monday, March 17, 2014

Math-Fraction page-find as many equivalent fractions as you can

**get report card signed and return if you haven't already done so

Monday, March 3, 2014


Thursday, Feb. 27

-return bottom portion of report card signed by parent(s)

-Language Arts duo tang due Monday with following assignments completed;

1) Olympic Rings & Flag-paragraph explaining symbolism

2) map of Russia, Sochi and surrounding countries

3) either Journal Entry of an Athlete or What Makes an Olympic Athlete? paragraphs

4) brief biography of Nellie McClung

5) your biography of Olympic athlete

6) KWL chart about Sidney Crosby

7) Listening Exercise response

(extensive class time, often with laptops for research has been dedicated to this series of assignments on the subject of the Olympics, Olympic athletes and writing a biography)

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Math page 302 # 1,2,4,5, 8

-get report card signed and return, complete "My Best Work" portion also

THURSDAY-Language Arts duo tang due to be handing in with all Olympic Work finished

FRIDAY -RRJ due : remember, minimum of 3 paragraphs

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

check out the Useful Links area-new math website!

Homework-page 297 complete the REFLECT question at the bottom of the page

-show examples

WED., FEB. 19, 2014

-one math problem!

TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014


-correct page 115 in your math homework book

-text book page 296 #3, page 297 #11


no homework for Family Day Week end,  but...

Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

Math Homework Book pages 112, 114,115

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Math pg. 293 finish #2-6

-find a good advertisement in the newspaper or magazine

-bring Olympic news clippings

-choose your Canadian Olympic athlete for your biography

Wed., Feb. 5, 2014

-finish the questions on page 290 in Math  #7-11

(3, 4, 5 were taken up in class today, completed #5 & 6 together and reviewed and started #7 in class

-finish Olympic Flag and paragraph about symbolism: of 5 rings, colours of rings, intertwining of rings, background colour

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Math pg. 290 # 3,4, 5 

mini-quiz tomorrow "What are fractions?"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

-Math HB pages 110 & 111

-return RRJ to school if you have forgotten it at home (they were due last Monday)

Friday, January 24, 2014

-get math test and KIDS Graduation signed and return to school

-second RRJ due Monday

 RRJ = Reader's Response Journal: student is responsible for writing a one paragraph summary of the book he/she is currently reading, a paragraph about how they can relate to the book and a one paragraph reflection 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

-speeches due tomorrow

-Math Retest tomorrow: finish HB page 76, 77, 78,79 and text book page 433 # 11, 12

Wed., January 22, 2014

-finish speech

-get math test and KIDS Graduation permission letter signed and returned

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

-today was last in-class session with laptops

-speeches due on Friday

**get math test signed please**

Monday, January 20, 2014

-work on speech, get speech package signed (outline and planning helper) 

-get math test on Data Management signed

Friday, January 17, 2014

-RRJ (Reader's Response Journal) due Monday

-minimum of 3 paragraphs

-speeches due next Friday

THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

-finish K.I.D.S essay

-math page 201 #8. 

-math quiz tomorrow-review types of graphs 

*choose a speech topic, start researching, get speech package signed, get agenda signed*


-Math: page 200 #4,  page 201 #6. 

-work on your KIDS essay if you need to (some are finished already)


I have asked all students to have a parent read over and initial their agenda as several important dates are listed. There is a copy above, as well as on my homepage and in the agenda tonight. Please initial so that I know you are aware of upcoming due dates. Thank you!

-work on K.I.D.S. essay due Friday, Jan. 17 

-students are required to complete an essay that explains what they learned through the K.I.D.S Program (Knowledge, Issues, Decisions, Supports) presented by the OPP

(formerly called DARE -Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education)

-minimum length is five paragraphs

-we have spent a great deal of class time reviewing the format of a five paragraph essay and time has been given to write the essay as well, either independently or with teacher support

Math-finish Creating a Stem-and-Leaf Plot page 1 and 2

*** start thinking about a speech topic, see due dates listed above,

-again, speech writing will be a part of Language Arts lessons and class time given, both to research and to write speech

-I strongly encourage all students to write KIDS essay and speech using google.docs so that there is easy access both at home and at school

-handwritten essays and speeches also acceptable, please be neat and legible***

Fri., Jan. 10, 2014


finish worksheet on Histograms

page 188-189   Questions 1,2,5,6

work on  K.I.D.S. essay due next Fri. jan. 17

TOY DRIVE -Thank you Anika and Africa for your great idea and all your hard work. Thanks to Owen and Tyler for pitching in, and to the whole Grade 6 class for their support and encouragement!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year


-all students must have novel at school by Friday, students who have not chosen a book will be assigned one

-K.I.D.S essays due Jan. 17

-speeches due


- complete title page and character traits for The Hypnotists


Tuesday, Dec. 17

-no homework!! (but all math on page 180 and 181 #1-6 should be done as it was homework on Monday, will check it tomorrow)

-bring craft $ if you haven't done so

Friday, Dec. 13

Good morning. Hope everyone is enjoying the snow day at home! Please remember to bring in your craft $$ for Monday. If you have small paintbrushes feel free to bring some in. They will be useful for small, detail work.

Geometry Review packages were due Thursday. If you were assigned this review please be sure to complete and return Monday. 

Monday, Dec. 9

Math page 180 # 1,2 

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Math page 174-175 # 3,4,5

-support toy & food drive

bake sale Wednesday, Dec. 11

-bring concert props!

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

-as noted Monday, narratives due tomorrow

-otherwise no homework being assigned as many students will be attending Mass tonight at St. Columbkille's

Wed., Dec. 4, 2013

-get Patterning and Geometry tests signed/return

-complete Geometry review package (if assigned)

**review package must be completed if you wish to do a "rewrite" and improve your mark**

Math pg. 174 #1,  

then read pages 178 &179 and create a chart of Types of Graphs (include example)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

-get Geometry test signed

some have Venn diagram review, some have review package, all students to correct test & get signed and return please

Monday, December 2, 2013

Math page 170-171 #1-3, #5

narratives due Friday, Dec. 6

Thursday, November 28-no homework assigned

-you could be thinking about your creative writing topic (or I have 3 to choose from)

Wed.Nov. 27, 2013


read page 47, 48

do 2 questions on pg. 48, record the strategy you used

create a list of strategies to help you solve math problems

Tuesday,Nov. 26, 2013

Math HB page 42 & 43

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Gift basket items or contributions-please send in this week

Geometry test-extra review today, test occurring tomorrow

KNOW: naming polygons, identifying triangles by side length or angle,

measuring angles with a protractor

REVIEW QUESTIONS: page 432 #6. & 7.

HATCHET-read Chapter 16

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Geometry test Monday-make sure you have worked on Unit Review:

Math textbook: page 106, 107 #5 plus 2 other questions (#1, 2 already done, #4. will not be covered on test, so....choose 3, 6, 7, or 8)

Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Math page 106 & 107 # 5, and choose 2 more questions to complete (choose the ones that challenge you!)

Geometry quiz tomorrow and test Monday

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

GIFT BASKET ITEMS FOR Faith Family activity

finish novel

-return Patterning Math 

-return Interview time form for Progress Report

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

-be ready to meet with your Literature Circle (novel chapters read, activity complete)

-be ready to finish you writing assignment "How has your character changed from the beginning of the novel?" 

**you can access "google.docs" at home and finish it, or read and bookmark points in your novel & be ready to finish in class on Monday

Tuesday, Nov.12, 2013

Literature Circles-look for proof of change and growth in your character (Chocolate River Rescue-choose ONE character to write about)

math page 88 # 1, 2

Friday, Nov. 8

Hatchet-Literature Circle group must be ready to present-read up to Ch. 10

all groups-reading

math-two page handout-Drawing Triangles with Protractor and Ruler

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

MATH HB pg. 34 & 35

Hatchet-Literature Circle group must be ready to present-read up to Ch. 10

all groups-reading

Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

Hatchet and Chocolate River Rescue Literature Circles; write a summary of Ch. 10

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

-Spelling-finish pg. 21 and 22 (most finished in class)

-Math homework from yesterday: Unit Review page 76 # 1 7, 11, 15, 16, 17 ; being collected tomorrow

-from today's math-label geometric shapes

-Literature Circles-you should have read up to assigned page in your novel and have your activity ready to present first thing (class time given today to start this)

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Math page 71 # 7b. , 8  page 67 # 8, 10, 12

Reminders only for today-Tuesday, Oct 29

Food Drive-let's help the food bank restock after Thanksgiving


-PICTURES HAVE BEEN SENT HOME-please return photos or payment

Monday, Oct. 28

Math page 71 # 8, 9, 10,

page 68 #8

Literature Circle groups-all groups meeting tomorrow-you should be ready to present, make sure you are up to date with your reading, and have your activity ready to share with your group

Thursday, Oct. 24

-math pg. 70 1.) a.b, 2) a.b., 4.,  7.  ***try it

Wed., Oct. 23

-finish Religion-The Ten Commandments

follow up question "What happens when we don't follow the commandments?"

-make a list of your ideas

Project Work

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

correct math, page 18, #4 & #6

FINISH HB pages 8-11

get your iCloud permission form signed-many students were able to log in today and continue with their work on the country they are researching

*if possible - visit Ramara library for a copy of the novel you wanted to read with your group, we need copies of BABOON by David JONES, CHOCOLATE RIVER RESCUE by Jennifer KENT, and THE BREADWINNER by Deborah ELLIS

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

No homework assigned tonight. (One third of class away attending

Cross Country Running Meet today.) Congratulations runners on a great day! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Knitwits fundraising monies due today. If you plan to order anything please send it in tomorrow so this fundraiser can be wrapped up. Thanks for your support.

MATH :  text book page 15, in class today: #1-7, #1-3 taken up in class,

# 4. + 6. assigned for homework tonight, also page 6 in HB

Spelling: correct errors from Unit 3 test and errors from this week's mini-list:  character, characteristic, solution, resolution, beginning

Tomorrow is World Hunger Day. We are starting a Food Drive to help the Food Bank restock after Thanksgiving. 

Thursday, Oct. 10   

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a lovely long week-end. No homework assigned.

Students did bring home the name of the country they are researching. (Each group has been assigned one of Canada's top trading partners.) Due dates will be posted.

Wed., Oct. 9, 2013

in your math text book , read page 13 & 14, 

Learn one new rule of divisibility! You should have the rule written in your notebook, and have 3 examples. 

*Students have been assigned a country (one of Canada's trading partners) to research. They could be looking for information for their group. **

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013

Math pg. 12 #1, 2, 3

Spelling page 11 # 1-3 and page 12 #1, 2


-math  HB pages 2,3,4 

-return signed tests please

Thursday, October 3 & Friday, October 4

-no homework assigned, some students have been asked to do some extra math review, some optional review has also been provided

**math re-test Monday, Oct. 7 for some students**

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

-get math test signed

 use your new copy of the word problems page (second page) from your test: do question over or correct any errors

-credit will be given for completed review and/or corrections as assigned

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Math: finish page 66 #1a., 2a., 3. and 5. 

(remember: 1 000 g = 1 kg and 1 000 ml = 1itre)

Book talks-due Wed., Thurs, or  Friday (9 presentations per day)


Question 1

In paragraph form answer the question, What is child labour?

Question 2

In a list record things that children do, that are not considered "child labour."

example - chores

Monday, September 30

Math page 62, #1. a,b,c,  2. a,b,c, 4, 6, 8

-finish your Teeny Tiny Book Talk and new book cover, presentations starting on Wednesday, Oct. 2 (this week)

-4 tests to be signed & returned to school; Math Review, Math Quiz, S.S: map of Canada, map of the world

Friday, September 27, 2013

-no homework tonight

Thursday, Sept. 26-there will be no homework assigned as students may be busy attending "Meet the Teacher" evening. Students will have their Social Studies tests (map of Canada, map of the world) to be signed and returned.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A question to discuss at home:   Why are goods (like t-shirts) made in other countries often cheaper than goods made in Canada?

Homework: finish the math in the Homework and Practice Book (HB) pages 22-25

***many students did not have Social Studies title page completed today, finish tonight!***

Tuesday, September 24 2013

-bring a t-shirt made in another country if you can

-finish Social Studies title page CANADA AND ITS TRADING PARTNERS

-get math quiz (review and Factors and Multiples signed and return)

Monday, Sept. 23,  2013

-study for Map of the World quiz tomorrow (we only did Map of Canada today)

-brainstorm with family member or use Internet....Who does Canada trade with? Why? 

(list 3 countries)

-some students chose to do a math review sheet, please complete and return tomorrow

-get first week of school math review signed and return



(your answer must written down, hand in before O Canada and Prayers)

Friday, September 20, 2012

Math - get review signed and return

-finish "Reading is Thinking" title page

Social Studies Quiz Monday, Sept. 23

 you need to know: two maps a) map of Canada (provinces, territories, oceans, USA, Alaska, )  b) map the world ( 7 continents, 5 oceans, compass rose, equator)

-Social Studies notebooks will be collected

Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

study for Social Studies quiz

**upcoming quiz** Monday, Sept. 23 Social Studies quiz-will cover two maps: map of Canada (provinces, territories, oceans, USA, Alaska, ) map the world ( 7 continents, 5 oceans, compass rose, equator)

HB (Practice and Homework Book) page 18,19

Wed. Sept. 18

Math page 46  #1-4 , 

-bring poster back to school if you took it home!

**upcoming quiz** Monday, Sept. 23 Social Studies quiz-will cover two maps: map of Canada (provinces, territories, oceans, USA, Alaska, ) map the world ( 7 continents, 5 oceans, compass rose, equator)

Tues, Sept. 17

Math-finish drawing and labelling rectangles that show the factors of each number from 2-20 (use graphing notebook)

-each rectangle should be labelled with the correct multiplication sentence

-be ready to present your inspirational poster this week!

Friday, September 13

Math page 44 #1-5

posters due Monday: your poster should have 1) your quote, your paragraph, your top ten , your self portrait, your family tree


-good job on the news articles!

Bonus: What is the smallest province? 

Give Mrs. Anthony your answer on Monday.  (neatly written on a piece of paper) First person to give me the correct answer gets a prize!

Thursday, Sept. 12

-look for an example of Canada being a part of the international community in the news: use a newspaper, the Internet, a magazine; bring it in to class if you can

-poster due on Monday, September 16 Do you need to work on your poster tonight?

Think! Plan ahead. Be responsible.

Wed. Sept. 11

-Math , finish page 41 #1-5, 7

-finish family tree

Mon. Sept. 9

Math page 37, #1, 3

Friday, Sept. 6, 

Math pg. 34 1,2,4,6,7

Thursday, September 5

-$5 for agendas being collected

-please return the bottom of our newsletter, it lets me know that you have seen our newsletter 


We have been working on developing our class rules through brainstorming and discussion. We have chosen the 3 rules that will guide us through the year and help us to create a positive learning environment.

1) I will strive to treat others the way I want to be treated.

2) I will work to 110% ( do my best) and allow others to do their work.

3) I will be respectful of the environment of the classroom, the school and the world around me.

All students have copied rules into their Religion notebooks. Tonight they are to complete a t-chart that lists some of the behaviours that the rule both encourages and discourages.

Wednesday, September 4

-no homework assigned this evening

 -$5 being collected for agendas

-Terry Fox Run Day and Meet the Teacher evening -September 26th-  stay tuned for more information