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 Article posted April 19, 2013 at 04:28 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 438 Hope you're enjoying the PA Day! Here's what's happening this week: Monday, April 22 - P.A. Day Tuesday, April 23 - Earth Day litter clean-up Thursday, April 25 - DARE for grade sixes Friday, April 26 - Twin/Triplet Day! Homework due and multiplication and division facts speed test In Language we will be moving on to determining the main idea and summarizing non-fiction texts. We will also be wrapping up our mini unit on fractions, decimals and percent. There will be a short quiz at the end of the week. Students are encouraged to come in for extra help if needed. We wil also be assigning a group project in Social Studies. Watch for more information. Homework for this week: What percent might you use to describe each of the following? Justify your thinking.  (a) all   (b) almost all  (c) none   (d) almost none   (e) a little over half   (f) just less than one fourth Write each set of numbers as percents and order them from least to greatest.   (a) 16%, 1/10, 0.14, 0.9   (b) 0.98, 12/15, 87%, 0.89   (c) 40%, 0.59, 6/8, 0.38 Elizabeth has lived half her life in Toronto and one third of her life in Vancouver. She then moved to Aberfoyle. If she has lived in Aberfoyle for four years, how old is Elizabeth now? Show your steps and explain your thinking clearly. Article posted April 19, 2013 at 04:28 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 438
 Article posted April 12, 2013 at 05:52 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 196 Lucky you! Two extra days at home. Hope you enjoyed them. Due to Thursday and Friday school closures homework will be due on Monday April 15. Please remember to bring it! Have a great weekend! Article posted April 12, 2013 at 05:52 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 196
 Article posted April 5, 2013 at 03:51 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 385 Hello again! Here is what's happening this week: Monday April 8 - Colour Day (wear your team colour) Tuesday April 9 - Multiplication and Division Unit Test Friday April 12 - Multiplication and Division Fact Speed quiz Now that our Multiplication and Division unit is completed we will be starting a new unit in math. We will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percent and the relationship between them. Grade sixes will also be exploring ratios. Students will be finishing up their first narrative story and beginning to publish this as a picture book. Homework: # 1  Which amount is greater? Tell how you know. 1/3 or 3/8 of a bag of popcorn. 2/5 or 2/3 of a container of juice. 5/7 or 1/2 of a length of string. # 2  Jeff is 2/3 of a year older than Lisa. Lisa is 1/4 of a year older than Mark. If Mark is 10 1/2, how old is Lisa? (Hint: remember that there are 12 months in a year) Article posted April 5, 2013 at 03:51 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 385
 Article posted March 22, 2013 at 01:18 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 701 Hello again grade fives and sixes! It is a short week this week due to the holiday next weekend, so we have lots to do. Here is what's happening this week: Monday March 25 - Pizza orders due Thursday March 28 - DARE program begins Thursday March 28 - Independent reading plot line and summary due (this must be completed in class)  Thursday March 28 - Division fact quiz Friday March 29 - Good Friday holiday Monday April 1 - Easter Monday holiday D.A.R.E. begins this week for grade sixes. DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is provided to our school by the Puslinch Optimist Club in conjunction with the OPP. Officer Bob will be coming in once a week for 10 weeks to facilitate this program. We will be working on division in math this week including long division. Continue working on your basic division facts so that you will be more confident with long division. We will also be writing narrative stories in language, focusing on the correct use of quotation marks when writing dialogue. We are also wrapping up our science units on Energy and Electricity. Unit test dates will be announced soon for science and multiplication / division. Homework for this week:  Practice your division facts up to 144 / 12. A bus company expects to transport 2500 people to a football game. About how many 48-passenger buses do they need? Use estimation to determine the number of buses and show your work. Bonus: Determine the actual number of buses needed to transport the people to the football game. Article posted March 22, 2013 at 01:18 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 701

Article posted March 15, 2013 at 07:35 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 578

## Welcome Back!

We hope you had a fun and restful March Break. We are looking forward to the arrival of spring and some warmer weather.

Here is what's happening this week:

•  Friday, March 22: Earth Hour/Day and French Workshop (a.m.)

• Monday, March 25: pizza orders due

Homework:

1. Continuing with our focus of learning basic facts, this week's homework is to work on learning the division facts up to 9 X 9. There will be a quiz on Friday. One way to learn division facts is to write out each "fact family" (e.g. 3 X 6 = 18, 6 X 3 = 18, 18 / 3 = 6, 18 / 6 = 3).

2. There are 1776 steps in the CN Tower. The height of each step is 19 cm. About how many cm would you climb if you walked up all the steps in the CN Tower?  Use estimation to determine the approximate answer. Show your work.

Article posted March 15, 2013 at 07:35 PM GMT-5 • comment • Reads 578

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