Reminder: Home Reading

Just a reminder that LC 6 Home Reading started yesterday and a sheet was sent home.  See link below if the sheet didn’t make it.

Home Reading Expectations:

  • Minimum 15 minutes independent reading
  • Minimum 5 days a week
  • Complete home reading log nightly
  • Parents are asked to initial each entry
  • Home reading sheet will be sent out at the beginning of each month and is to be returned on the last day of the month

Home Reading Log

Candidates Running for Municipal Election Visit GCMS

Please look for the yellow permission note going home today about upcoming Candidate visits.  Parents are asked to sign and return the form by this Friday.

Candidate Permission Form

Learning Community 6 is excited to announce that starting next week, Monday, September 25, 2017, we will be hosting many candidates running for office in our upcoming municipal election. As you may already know, this great learning opportunity connects to the Social Studies curriculum for grade 6.

Candidates have been asked to share the ‘Big Ideas’ of their campaigns and to make connections to the following Social Studies curriculum outcomes:

Students will:

6.1.1 – Recognize how individuals and governments interact and bring about change within their local and national communities.

6.1.4 – Analyze the structure and functions of local governments in Alberta through exploration and reflection.

Following the presentations and a variety of in-class tasks, students will be asked to select a candidate to complete an end project around.  More details on this project will be available at a later date. Then, on October 16th, students in Learning Community 6 at Greystone Centennial Middle School will be part of the democratic process by participating in a mock municipal government election.

The attached PDF has links to all candidate websites visiting our class, subject to change.

Home Reading Starts Monday

All students in Learning Community 6 will be participating in a Home Reading program this year.  A ‘Home Reading Log’ will be sent home at the beginning of the month and is to be handed-in on the last school day of the month. Students are asked to read for a minimum of 20 minutes a night, 5 days a week. Students are expected to neatly print the date, the title of the book read and the number of minutes they read each day, and we’re asking parents to initial the reading log on a daily basis, confirming what was read.  

Thank you for your support in promoting reading!

Extra Home Reading Log Note

Reminders

  • Picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Free Family BBQ tomorrow, Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6-7
  • Brown Bag Biography is due Friday, be ready to share
  • Math homework – adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing DUE TOMORROW
  • Choir meeting tomorrow at lunch

Great First Week

It’s been a great first week in 6N!  A few highlights include:

  • Balloon Pop
  • Paragraph writing
  • Brown Bag Biography
  • Mini Olympics
  • 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility, Relationships
  • School Assembly
  • Human Chalk Art
  • Pancake Breakfast

I plan to set up a class shared picture folder online, like last year, but to do so, I need 2017-2018 school year paperwork to be updated.  Please visit the Parent Portal to sign the 4 papers (Locker License, FOIP, CASL, Responsible Use of Technology. Unfortunately, I don’t have paper copies of these documents. If you need a paper copy, please contact the school office at (780) 962-0357.  The Parent Portal is also where the school division would like school fees to be paid.

All students are now set up on Google Classroom. Have your child give you a tour of our classroom. This year, students can invite their parents to follow them in our classroom.  I will be showing the class how to do this next week.

Continue to bring in pictures for your Brown Bag Biography.

 

This Week

A few reminders for this week:

  • Send in pictures for ‘Brown Bag Biography’
  • Hand design due Friday
  • Math and Me 10 questions due Thursday
  • Return 3 page package of notes (signed) by Friday – sent home today
  • Return orange info sheet – sent home yesterday