Hi, my name is Cass Claude and I am excited about teaching Grade 6 at Cold Lake Middle School this year! I have spent the last ten years teaching Grades 5-8 and look forward to my fourth year at this amazing facility.

My teaching assignment this year includes Mathematics, Science, and Mathematiques to students in grade 6.

I encourage students and parents to consult my homework and class notes below for information regarding homework assignments and events happening at our school.

Grade 6 Curriculum at a Glance

Homework Icons:

Math Homework Icon:

Science Homework Icon:

Scratch Tutorial

**Homework and Class** Notes

**Thursday, June 26th:**

**Enjoy your last day of school today and have a great summer vacation everyone! All the best to you and your families and good luck in grade 7! **

**Tuesday, June 24th:**

Schedule of events this week:

Tuesday, June 24th:

*DARE GRAD this morning.*

*Class Party this afternoon (Blocks 4 and 5 after lunch).*

Wednesday, June 25th:

*9:00 a.m. Grade 6: Individual Student Awards*

*Afternoon: Swimming at the swimming pool*

Thursday, June 26th:

*10:00 a.m. School Awards and Slideshow in the gyn*

*Afternoon: Trip to the movie theatre / Distribution of 3rd term report cards*

Monday, June 16, 2014:

P.A.T.s start on Wednesday.

Bring materials home to study

You can access old exams that have been released by the Alberta Government by consulting this website!

Thursday, June 12, 2014:

Math: Students are encouraged to finish the worksheets they were given today related to fractions, ratios, percent and decimals. They could also complete the cumulative review for chapters 4-7 on page 238 of their textbooks.

Science: Today reviewed some questions from our Trees and Forests Unit and students have been given review questions from the Sky Science unit to practice with.

**Wednesday, June 11th, 2014:**

Students are reminded that they have 3 achievement tests to write next week:

**Wednesday:** Language Arts

**Thursday:** Mathematics

**Friday:** Science

One way to practice is to do practice tests on the Exam Bank Website.

Today in math class, students reviewed chapters 1-3 from their textbooks. I prepared these review notes to help them.

**Monday, June 9th, 2014**

**Air and Flight Unit Test tomorrow** in Science: You can use this pre-test in addition to the Jeopardy Review Below to help you get prepared.

Your Chapter 10 Math test (probability) is also tomorrow.

**Monday, June 2nd, 2014:**

**Science Test (Air and Flight) on Thursday: Review Jeopardy Review.**

**Math test Probability on Thursday (for students who were absent today, review Chapter 10, Lessons 1-2)**

Probability Games

Note to students and parents: As the school year quickly approaches its end, our focus this week will be on finishing the Grade 6 Math and Science Curricula. This means that **students should expect a unit test on Air and Flight later this week in Science class and on Probability (Chapter 10) in math class.** After this week our focus will be on reviewing the material learned throughout the year to help students get ready for their *Provincial Achievement Tests*.

On a personal note, my wife and I are expecting the birth of our second child some time in the next couple of weeks. As a result, students may expect to have a substitute teacher fill in for me for a few days.* *I have prepared various review materials for this teacher to give students in my absence if the birth occurs before they write their tests. (My wife is not fond of the idea of going 2-3 weeks overdue in order to accomodate my teaching schedule ).

**Monday, May 26th, 2014:**

Students participating in Track and Field Wards competition are reminded to finish Chapter 4, lesson 5 for Wednesday.

All students should start preparing for the Math Unit Test on Chapter 4 which will take place this Friday and a unit test on Aerodynamics and Flight which will take place next week.

**Friday, May 23, 2014:**

Students completed Chapter 4, Lesson 4 in Math class today. Students in 6C tested the parachutes that they made in class yesterday.

**Thursday, May 22, 2014:**

Students are practicing making parachutes in science class and learning how to write questionnaires and perform experiments to attain data in Math class. Students have also learned how to display their results using double bar graphs.

**Tuesday, May 20th, 2014:**

**Paper Airplane Site Link**

**Wednesday, May 14th, 2014:**

Mrs. Urlacher and I look forward to reading the stories and news articles that students wrote today as part of their ELA Part A achievement tests. Good luck to the students representing our school at the School Band Competition in Red Deer. Reminder to all students, be prepared to write your **Math Chapter 11 (Polygons) unit test on Tuesday** of next week. You can use this pre-test to help you prepare. Here are the answers to the pre-test.

**Monday, May 12th and Tuesday, May 13th:**

Students were engaged in Track and Field activities on these two days. Congratulations to everyone for trying their hardest in these events.

In math class, students worked on Chapter 11, Lessons 6 and 7 in preparation for their **unit test** which is scheduled for next **Tuesday, May 20th.**

**Friday, May 9th, 2014:**

Today, students worked on Chapter 11, Lesson 5 in math and learned how blimps, helicopters, jet engines and rockets work in science.

LA PAT next Wednesday (morning).

Track and Field next Monday and Tuesday (P.M. only).

**Wednesday, May 7th, 2014:**

Students have been learning to classify triangles according to side and angle (I.E. Chapter 11, Lessons 1- 4) and about how hot air balloons and other lighter than aircraft can fly. Please discuss these things at home.

Students should also start preparing for Track and Field competition which will take place next Monday and Tuesday (afternoons only).

Finally, students should be reminded to sharpen-up their writing ability (i.e. short story and news article writing) as they write Part A of their L.A. P.A.T. on Wednesday, May 14th.

**How to make Pacman in Scratch**

**Thursday, May 1st, 2014:**

Bird Flight poster due tomorrow (see link below).

Chapter 8 Math test tomorrow. We completed the pre-test in class today.

**Wednesday, April 30th, 2014:**

**Science:**** **Bird Flight Adaptations poster due Friday

**Math:** Chapter 8 Math test this Friday. We completed the Chapter 8 review today.

**Tuesday, April 29th, 2014:**

Ensure that you understand volume by finishing at least questions 1-6 of Chapter 8, Lesson 10.

**Thursday, April 25th, 2014:**

No new homework. Have a good weekend!

**Tuesday, April 23rd, 2014:**

Math Homework: Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 7: Angle Relationships in Quadrilaterals. A protractor is not needed for questions 2-9 (neither is a calculator).

**Monday, April 22, 2014:**

**Earth Day homework: Clean up a natural area.**

**Otherwise, no new homework (unless you were absent, in which case, complete Ch 8, Lesson 6). **

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**Thursday, April 17th, 2014:**

For students in 6c and French Immersion, complete the Chapter 8, Mid Chapter Review. (Students in 6u should feel free to review this lesson as well, but it is not a requirement.)

**Happy Easter! **

**Wednesday, April 16th, 2014:**

Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 5 for homework. You will need to use a ruler and a protractor for this assignment. If you do not have a protractor, you can use this protractor template to help you.

**Tuesday, April 15th, 2014:**

**Poster Project Worksheets**

**Bird Flight Adaptations**

**Bird Wing Silhouettes / adaptations for flight**

National Geographic Birding Website

Canadian Bird Encyclopedia

All About Birds

Hinterland Who's Who Birds

Scratch Game Programming Site (from simple to complex): http://www.eastonhome.co.uk/Scratch/

(If your sound does not work, simply follow the steps in his scripts)

**Monday, April 14th, 2014:**

Discuss adaptations for flight possessed by birds and insects. Practice measuring / estimating angles at home.

**Friday, April 11, 2014:**

Discuss the bird flight with your parents.

Bring protractors to school on Monday.

**Thursday, April 10th, 2014:**

Please complete Chapter 8, Lesson 3: "Estimating Angle Measures"

**Wednesday, April 9th, 2014:**

Discuss Bernoulli's principle with your families and explain how it is related to self propelled aircraft.

**Tuesday, April 8th, 2014:**

Math: Chapter 8, Lesson 1 is due tomorrow.

**Monday, April 7th, 2014:**

Please bring protractors to math class this week.

Students reviewed how to classify angles as acute, right, obtuse, straight or reflex in math class.

Students in 6C learned about "Bernoulli's Principle" in Science class.

Angle Games

**Friday, March 28th, 2014:**

Students wrote their Chapter 5 Math test today. In science we conducted two really cool experiments related to air pressure. If you were absent from school, check out the videos below:

Can experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl657tCCudw

Egg in a Bottle experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctJyu5ete6Y

**Wednesday, March 26th, 2014:**

In math class today, students worked on Chapter 5, Lesson 6. Students should be prepared for the Chapter 5 test on Friday.

**Transformation game links:**

Shape Mods

Transformation Game 2

Tran Star

Robo Packer

Tetris Game

**Tuesday, March 25th, 2014:**

Students are encouraged to complete p. 164 (from Chapter 5, lesson 5) in math and to discuss some of what they have learned about air and air pressure at home with their families.

**Scratch Game tutorials:**

**Please complete them in order:**

**Race car game:**

**http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Your-Own-Car-Racing-Game-in-Scratch**

**Pong: **

**http://nebomusic.net/basicpongdirections.pdf**

**Pacman (more advanced): http://scratched.media.mit.edu/sites/default/files/PacMan%20Lesson.pdf**

**Monday, March 24th, 2014:**

Today in math, students completed Chapter 5, Lesson 4. In science class, we did various experiments and demonstrations related to the properties of air.

**Thursday, March 20th, 2014:**

Today, students started Chapter 5, Lesson 4 in math.

Link for new 5/6 Computer Option class: Scratch Getting Started Link

**Wednesday, March 19th, 2014:**

Students completed the Chapter 5, Mid Chapter Review in math class today. Grid paper available here.

**Tuesday, March 18th, 2014:**

Students completed Ch. 5, Lesson 3 in Math class today.

**Monday, March 17th:**

Students started learning about rotations in math and the properties of air in science. Report Cards went home. P-T interviews can be booked for Wednesday evening. No new homework.

**Friday, March 14th, 2014:**

Students wrote a unit test in Science Class today, those who missed it should expect to write in on Monday. Report Cards go home on Monday.

**Thursday, March 13th, 2014:**

Evidence and Investigations test tomorrow. Review this your jeopardy booklets and this pre-test.

**Wednesday, March 12, 2014:**

Today marked the last day of Canada's Mission in Afghanistan.

**Transformation game links:**

Shape Mods

Transformation Game 2

Tran Star

Robo Packer

**Monday, March 10th, 2014:**

No new homework, but students should begin studying for their upcoming CSI test.

**Thursday, March 6 th, 2014:**

Transformations Game

**Wednesday, March 5th, 2014:**

Websites for Today's Classes

Math

Algebra Games for Math Class:

**Balance Scale game for Wednesday's Math class**

Pre algebra scale game

Algebra Puzzle Space Game

Weigh the Wangdoodles Game

**Science:**

**Forensic Science Games for Science Class (Click on this Line)**

**5/6 Computer Option:**

Scratch Game Programming Site (from simple to complex): http://www.eastonhome.co.uk/Scratch/

(If your sound does not work, simply follow the steps in his scripts)

**Monday, March 3rd, 2014:**

**Math: 6C an 6U** have a math test tomorrow, they should review **this second pretest** to help prepare for it. Students in **French Immersion** have their test on Wednesday and **should review this pretest.**

5/6 Computer Option:

Scratch Game Programming Site (from simple to complex): http://www.eastonhome.co.uk/Scratch/

(If your sound does not work, simply follow the steps in his scripts)

**Thursday, February 27th, 2014:**

Since students can expect a test early next week and a pre-test in class tomorrow, they are encouraged to review Chapter 1 of their math books for homework.

**Wednesday, February 26th, 2014:**

For students in 6C and 6U, Review the Chapter 1 Review. Bring home newsletters.

**Tuesday, February 25th, 2014:**

For students in 6C and 6U, finish Chapter 1, lesson 6

Links for Computer class: Medal Standings; Create A Graph Site

**Friday, February 21st:**

For 6C, finish questions 1-4 from Chapter 1, Lesson 5

For 6U finish questions 1-3

**Thursday, February 20th, 2014:**

Math: Finish Chapter 1, Mid Chapter Review

**Links for Science Class:**

**Finger Print Game**

Finger Print Game #2

**Wednesday, February 19th, 2014:**

**Students were engaged in "Hands-on" activities during Science and Math class today. No new homework.**

**Tuesday, February 18th, 2014:**

**5/6 Basketball after school today**:

Team 1 Girls at Art Smith, (Grade 6) Boys at Holy Cross

Team 2: (including Grade 5 boys) both teams play at NHS

**Math work** assigned today: Complete Chapter 1, Lesson 3

**Wednesday, February 12th, 2014:**

All math students in grade 6: finish Chapter 1, Lesson 3, questions 1-5.

**Tuesday, February, 11th, 2014:**

For students in 6C and 6U: Finish Chapter 1, Lesson 2.

**Monday, February 10th, 2014:**

For students 6C, finish all of Chapter 1, Lesson 1.

Students in 6U, finish qs 1-4 of Chapter 1, Lesson 1.

**Friday, February 7th:**

Today in math class, students were given an overview of our next unit on Patterns and Relations (Pre-Algebra).

In science, students practiced their observation and inference skills while examing different types of animal tracks.

**Click here to view an edition of the Cold Lake Sun which contains a photograph and short article regarding our CSI Mock Crime Scene from last week:**

**Thursday, February 6th: **

**Today was a Ski Day for our students:**

**No new homework.**

**Tuesday, February 4th, 2014:**

**Computer Option Class:**

**Check out these Valentine's Day Projects to inspire you to make your own:**

**Cute Kitties**

"Sailor Valentine"

"Happy Valentine's Day"

Valentines Interactive Chocolates

Chapter 9 Math test tomorrow for 6C and 6U. Review lessons from this chapter and the Chapter 9 Pre-test you were given today. (This test will take place on Thursday for my French Immersion students).

Students in 6U and 6C should finish the "Bike Tire Track" booklet for homework (if not already completed and handed-in).

**Monday, February 3rd, 2014:**

Students in 6c and 6U finished the Chapter 9 Review today and are encouraged to begin reviewing / studying for the math test on Wednesday.

Students in 6C have also been asked to finish the "Bike Tire Track" booklet for homework (if not already completed and handed-in).

**Thursday and Friday, 2014:**

Mr. Claude will be away on these days due to the illness of a family member.

Math:

On Thursday, students will be asked to work on booklet to practice their multiplication and division of decimals skills.

On Friday, students will be asked to finish the odd numbered questions from the Chapter 9 Review.

**Science:** Students will be discussing how police study shoe prints and impressions to capture criminals.

**Wednesday, January 29th, 2014:**

Math: Finish Chapter 9, Lesson 7

**Tuesday, January 28, 2014:**

**Some of our Grade 6 Class will be on television tonight:**

Tune-in to the CBC or CTV Lloydminster news. Or try You Tubing: "Cold Lake Middle School" or CSI Cold Lake and see what turns-up.

Links for Math Class:

http://www.mathplayground.com/division01.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/division02.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication03.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/multiplication04.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/mathman_multiplication.html

**Monday, January 27th, 2014**

Math: Finish p. 312 of Chapter 9, Lesson 6

Science: Mock Crime Scene tomorrow: Please come to school on time.

**Friday, January 24th, 2014:**

**Math: **

**Finish Chapter 9, Lesson 4 Estimating Quotients (i.e. if not yet finished).**

**Thursday, January 23rd, 2014:**

**Scratch Game tutorials:**

**Please complete them in order:**

**Race car game:**

**http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Your-Own-Car-Racing-Game-in-Scratch**

**Pong: **

**http://nebomusic.net/basicpongdirections.pdf**

**Pacman (more advanced): http://scratched.media.mit.edu/sites/default/files/PacMan%20Lesson.pdf**

**Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014:**

All 3 Grade 6 Math Classes: Finish the Chapter 9, Mid Chapter Review

If interested in taking part in the Science Olympics, write a short rationale about why you think you'd be a good candidate.

Please return your CSI FOIP form a.s.a.p..

Tell your parents about what you learned during the Fingerprinting Lab that you did today with Officer Skinner.

**Tuesday, January 21st, 2014:**

Math 6C Finish questions 1-8 of Chapter 9, Lesson 3

Math 6U Finish questions 1-15 of Chapter 9, Lesson 3.

**Monday, January 20th, 2014:**

**Math 6c and 6U: Finish Q # 6, 8 and 12 of Chapter 9, Lesson 2.**

**Thursday, January 16th, 2014:**

**http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted**

**Wednesday, January 15th, 2014:**

Due to bad roads and bus cancellations, we are not having a regular school day today. Homework that was due today will now be due tomorrow.

Basketball practices after school today are cancelled**.**

**Tuesday, January 14th, 2014:**

Math 6c and 6u: Finish p. 294 of Chapter 9, Lesson 1

Please return CSI FOIP Forms and Ski Trip Forms (due Monday)

Girls B'Ball practice tonight after school and Boys B'ball practice tomorrow both end at 5 p.m.. Please have a ride home arranged in advance.

**Thursday, January 9th, 2014:**

Science Test on Monday.

Please return Ski Trip forms.

Return CSI "FOIP" form.

**Wednesday, January 8th, 2014:**

Math test tomorrow for all students.

Science Test on Monday.

Please return Ski Trip forms.

Return CSI "FOIP" form.

**Tuesday, January 7th, 2014:**

For students in 6U: Complete the Chapter 7 Math Review.

For students in 6C: Complete the Sky Science Practice Test.

**Monday, January 6th, 2014:**

**Chapter 7 math Test on Thursday**

**Sky Science Test on Friday.**

**Bring home Ski trip Sheets**

**Scratch Downloads**

**http://wiki.classroom20.com/Scratch+Lesson+Plans**

**Friday, December 20th, 2013:**

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all! See you all in 2014!

We will have our Sky Science Unit Test during your first week back: during your downtime, feel free to study your Sky Science Review Notes.

We will also have our Chapter 7 Math test shortly after our return. I encourage you to practice your improper fraction and Mixed number conversion skills and to review chapter 7 during the break.

**Thursday, December 19th, 2013:**

Our Christmas Concert is at 7 pm tonight. Performers are asked to come at 6:30 p.m. if possible.

Plan for tomorrow:

In class movie in blocks 1 and 2.

Class Party: Block 3 (please bring treats)

We are walking to the movie theatre in the afternoon tomorrow. Please be prepared to walk outside on a cold day. (Wear toques, mitts, warm coats and boots etc.)

**Tuesday, December 17th, 2013:**

*Deadline to bring back movie forms (for Friday) is tomorrow*.

**Class Party scheduled for Block 3 on Friday: Please bring treats!**

**Christmas Concert is on Thursday evening at 7 p.m..**

Math homework: Chapter 7, Lesson 7 Question #5

**Scratch Link (Check out the links from October 1st to learn more skills).**

**http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted**

**Monday, December 16th, 2013**

Unfortunately, the previous two weeks have been lost from my Teachers' notes. Sorry for this unforeseen glitch!

Math Homework: 6C an 6U: Finish questions #6 and #7 from Chapter 7, Lesson 6.

**Friday, November 29th, 2013:**

**Math:**

Due to many student absences today, the Chapter 6 Math test has been postponed until Monday of next week. Please try to attend school on Monday and be prepared for your test. The Chapter 6 Test is also scheduled for my French Immersion Class.

**Science:** Finish the Sunlight and Shadow Booklet you were given in class.

**Thursday, November 28th, 2013:**

Chapter 6 Math test tomorrow for 6C and 6U: Study / Review Chapter 6 in your textbooks and the pre-test you were given in class today

**Good free Christmas Music Site:**

**http://www.christmasgifts.com/free-christmas-music**

Nu Beat Christmas Songs

**Wednesday, November 27th, 2013:**

Math:For students in 6C and 6U: Finish the Chapter 6 review (i.e. if not done in class) for homework.

**Tuesday, November 26th, 2013:**

Math homework due tomorrow: Complete Chapter 6, Lesson 7. Version francais ici!

Science Homework for students in 6C and 6U only (due Wednesday): Finish Charting the Moon for November and December of 2013.

**Monday, November 25th, 2013:**

Math Homework for all grade 6 students: Finish Chapter 6, Lesson 6 for homework. Version Francais ici!

Science Homework for students in 6U only (due Wednesday): Finish Charting the Moon for November and December of 2013.

**Thursday, November 21, 2013:**

Thanks to all of the parents who came and visited with me during parent teacher interviews this week! No new homework in Math or Science is assigned. Students should talk to their parents about the "Be the Change" Bully awareness workshop we attended today.

No school tomorrow. Have a great long weekend!

**Tuesday, November 19th, 2013:**

No new homework tonight. For students who were absent today, please complete Chapter 6, Lesson 4 in math for homework.

**Monday, November 18th, 2013:**

Finish the Chapter 6, Mid Chapter Review for homework.

**Friday, Nov 15th, 2013:**

Optional Math homework: Finish Ch 6, Lesson 3.

**Wednesday/ Thursday, Nov 13 / 14th, 2013**

No new homework in math or science.

Students have information to bring home related to the **bookfair** taking place next week during parent-teacher interviews (i.e on Tuesday and Wednesday evening next week).

**Tuesday, November 12th, 2013:**

Students made scale drawings of the class bulletin board in math class and will start making planet posters in Science class tomorrow. No new homework.

**Thursday, November 7th, 2013:**

No new homework in Science or Math for this weekend. No school until Tuesday.

**Wednesday, November 6th, 2013:**

**Planet Statistics:**

http://www.astro-observer.com/solarsystem/compare/statistics.html

Solar System Research Sites:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/our_sun.htm

http://kids.nineplanets.org/intro.htm

**Wedneday, November 6th:**

No new homework. Remembrance Day Ceremony tomorrow morning (block 2/3) wear your uniform if you are a cadet, guide, scout etc.

**Tuesday, November 5th:**

**Math homework:** Finish questions 8-15 of Chapter 6, Lesson 1. (If not finished your homework from yesterday, also complete questions 1-7).

**Monday, November 4th, 2013:**

Math homework: Finish questions 1-7 of Chapter 6, Lesson 1

**Friday, November 1, 2013:**

No new homework in Math or Science

On Monday, Mrs. Urlacher and I will be away at a Gr. 6 Cohort meeting: Mr. Glubbish will be here in my place.

**Wednesday, October 30th, 2013:**

Science Test (Trees and Forest Unit) tomorrow morning. Study your notes from class, practice tests and you may wish to try the Quest A+ online test available here: An attachment with the questions to this online test is attached here.

**Tuesday, October 29th, 2013:**

**Science test on Thursday morning: Review class notes, Trees and Forests Review Notes, Jeopardy Review Notes.**

**Halloween party during block 3 (please bring treats). **

**Friday, October 25th, 2013:**

**Science essays** on the Importance of Trees and Forests due Tuesday (at the latest).

Students who missed class today should be prepared to write their math tests on Tuesday.

**Science test** tentatively planned for next Thursday.

**No school** for students on Monday (Teacher in-service day).

**Halloween party** planned for next Thursday during block 3 (i.e. before lunch). Please bring treats, but please avoid foods with nuts, pork or gelatin.

**Thursday, October 24th, 2013:**

Math test tomorrow for 6C and 6U. Please review pre-test(s) and Chapter 3 in your textbooks.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2013

Math: Finish ch. 3, Lesson 9

Math test: Friday

**Monday, Oct. 19th, 2013:**

No new math or science homework today. Students can start preparing for the math test (Chapter 3) on Friday.

**Friday, Oct. 18th, 2013:**

Integer Games for Block 6:

Integer Train

Brain Racers Integers

**Digit Drop Integers**

Golden Zeroes Game

**Thursday, Oct. 17th, 2013:**

Bring home Interim Reports today, show them to your parents. Make a goal for the rest of grade 6, and return your goal to school tomorrow (detach the cover page from your report).

For French Immersion Math Students: Finish Chapitre 3, Lecon 7 (due Friday)

**Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 2013:**

No new homework today. Progress reports go home with students tomorrow. Please assist them with setting a goal on the cover pages of their reports and have them bring it back to school on Friday.

**Thursday, Oct. 10th, 2013:**

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Good Luck in Edmonton, Hunter!

No new homework.

**Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 2013:**

We will have a short, mid-chapter quiz in math class tomorrow. Students may wish to review previous lessons and the lesson we completed in class today: Chapter 3, Lesson 4.

**Tuesday, Oct. 8th**

**Homework:**

**Students in 6c and 6u: finish Ch. 3, Lesson 3: Primes and Composites**

"Characteristics of 4 Trees" Example

Helpful Websites:

http://www.abtreegene.com/trees.html

**Monday, Oct. 7th, 2013:**

Today in Math Class, students in 6C and 6U worked on Ch. 3, Lesson 2 (Multiples). No new Homework. Picture Day is Wednesday.

Scratch Lessons for Computers Class: http://wiki.classroom20.com/Scratch+Lesson+Plans

**Friday Oct. 4th, 2013:**

"Characteristics of 4 Trees" Example

Helpful Websites:

http://www.abtreegene.com/trees.html

**Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2013:**

**Factors and Multiples Games for block 6:**

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/GreatestCommonFactor.htm

http://www.math-play.com/Factors-Millionaire/Factors-Millionaire.html

http://www.hoodamath.com/games/factorfeeder.html

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-math-lines-xfactor/

http://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/multiple/multiple_frenzy.htm

http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-crazy-taxi-m12/

http://www.math-play.com/Factors-and-Multiples-Jeopardy/Factors-and-Multiples-Jeopardy.html

http://nrich.maths.org/5468

No new homework for today. Pie Auction in block 3 tomorrow: Bring baked goods / money to support Charite (not mandatory).

Place Value Sites for Math Class:

The Place Value Game

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

Place Value Pirates: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm

Place Value Puzzler: http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

Duck Place Value: http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5

Comparing Numbers Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/games

**Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 2013:**

**Science:** For students in 6U and 6C who did not finish their mid-unit quiz in science and will not be attending regular classes tomorrow (e.g. if you are a cross-country runner), please complete it for homework before class on Friday.

**Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 2013:**

**Homework for math class:**

Use an organized method (e.g. "the rainbow method") to find all of the factors of 100.

**Links for Computers Class:**

**Scratch Getting Started Link**

Scratch lesson plan downloads

Scratch Video Lessons for kids website 1 (For Students with Headphones)

Scratch Video Lessons website 2 (For students with Headphones)

Tell a haunted story (for Halloween) in Scratch Video

**Monday, Sept. 30th, 2013:**

Math 6C and 6U review / complete the divisibility rules and multiplication tips booklet you received in class today. Discuss your results from your Chapter 2 test on Numeration.

**Friday, Sept. 27, 2013:**

Link for Computers class: **Scratch Getting Started Link**

Scratch Exercises Link

**Wednesday / Thursday Sept. 25th/26th:**

On Wednesday, students wrote a math test on Chapter 2 (Numeration). On Thursday, they learned about multiplication tricks and ran the **Terry Fox Run**. There was no homework in Math or Science on either of these days, but students has some to complete in Social Studies and L.A..

**Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013:**

**Math test tomorrow (Ch. 2)**

**Inside-Out Day tomorrow**

**Pizza Day tomorrow**

**Terry Fox Day Wednesday**

**Monday, Sept. 23, 2013:**

In math class today, students in 6c and 6u were given a pre-test to help them prepare for the math test on Wednesday. They have the option to work on it tonight to help them prepare for the test. We will be reviewing it in class tomorrow.

Students in French Immersion should finish the "Revision du Chapitre" from class today.

Link for Computers class: **Scratch Getting Started Link**

**Thursday / Friday September 19 /20th:**

Students should have finished the Chapter 2 review in preparation for a math quiz next week.

**Wednesday, September 18th, 2013:**

For homework, grade 6 students must finish Chapter 2, Lesson 8 in math class. Disponible en francais ici!

**Links for Computers Class:**

**Classic Pong Game**

**Scratch Getting Started Link**

**Scratch Pong Tutorial: **

**Tuesday, September 17th, 2013:**

No new homework in math or science. Students are encouraged to bring back their RSVP sheets for our Meet the Teacher BBQ happening this Thursday, to collect pledges for the Terry Fox Run and to remind their parents that there is no school for students on Friday.

**Monday, September 16th, 2013:**

**Math Games for **Monday Block 3 (6U)

**Friday, September 13th, 2013:**

For students in **6C only**,** finish questions 1-4 of Chapter 2, Lesson 6.**

**Math Games for Friday**, block 3.

**Thursday, September 12th, 2013:**

**No new homework in math or science.**

Students should bring home "Bearacter Education" Form from FCSS and, if interested in becoming a safety patroller, a Safety Patrol Parent Consent letter.

**AMA Safety Patroller Game Site (for computers class)**

**Educational Games Site for Computers Class**

**Wednesday, September 11th, 2013:**

No new homework.

**Tuesday, September 10th, 2013:**

Homework for math class: Chapter 2 Mid Chapter Review - Here is the French Version

**Website for Computers**** Class:**

http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted

**Monday, September 9th, 2013:**

No new homework assigned. To practice their skills, students may wish to do Chapter 2, Lesson 5, question # 4.

**Friday, September 6th, 2013:**

There was no new homework assigned today. Students worked on Chapter 2, Lesson 4 in their math books and were engaged in an activity that demonstrated how different elements in a forest ecosystem are interconnected.

**Thursday, September 5th, 2013:**

Math: Finish numbers 3 and 4 on Chapter 2, Lesson 3. *En Francais ici*.

Pancake breakfast tomorrow morning. Wear pink for Bully Free Day.

**Wednesday, September 4th, 2013:**

**Finish number 10 a,b,c, from Chapter 2, Lesson 1.**

**Tuesday, September 3, 2013:**

**No new homework.**

**Friday, August 30th, 2013:**

**No homework.**

Bring home September Newsletter and Mrs. Urlacher's e-mail request form.

**Thursday, August 29th, 2013:**

Welcome to a brand new year of school! Regular classes start tomorrow. Items students should bring home today include: 1) Brand new agenda (to be read by parents), 2) School Division 1-page and monthly calendars, 3) Student Handbook (to be signed by parents), 4) Kids Plus Insurance Papers, 5) Student Technology Agreement (to be signed by parents).

**Thursday, June 27, 2013:**

Toontastic Grade 6 Tribute

**Tuesday, June 25, 2013:**

Schedule for the remainder of this week:

**Tuesday P.M**.: Bowling trip

**Wednesday P.M.** Swimming at JJ PARR

**Thursday morning:** Awards Ceremony, Afternoon: trip to movie theatre: "Monsters University 3D"m Report Cards go home (last day of school).

**Monday, June 24, 2013:**

Our Aboriginal Day celebration is this afternoon.

**Wednesday, June 19th, 2013:**

Students can use this released PAT from 2009 to help them prepare for the Social Studies test. Please note: The answers are listed at the end of the test.

**Tuesday, June 18th, 2013:**

Please get ready for your Science test tomorrow. Review previous notes from earlier in the year and check out some of the science links I have placed on this webpage throughout the year.

You can also try "googling" Quest A+ to do some practice tests online.

**Friday, June 14th, 2013:**

Please review the released math PAT from 2008 and the Released Science PAT from 2010. Please note they are different from the practice tests that were assigned yesterday.

**Thursday, June 13th, 2013:**

Please review The Released math PAT from 2010 and the Released Science PAT from 2008. Both of these contain answers to check your work.

**Wednesday, June 12th, 2013:**

For math, review Chapters 8-11 in preparation for your PAT: French Version

**Tuesday, June 11th, 2013:**

In class today, we reviewed Chapters 4-7 in math class and the Sky Science Unit in Science class. Please continue this review at home tonight.

**Monday, June 10th, 2013:**

In class today, we reviewed Chapters 1-3 in preparation for our achievement test next week. Students are encouraged to continue practicing the skills for these chapters tonight. If you do not have your text books or (in the case of French Immersion students) your study booklets with you, you can consult many of the links that I have placed on my teachers' notes throughout the year which pertain to those chapters, or simply go to the downloads tab above, click on academics, grade 6, math and then find appropriate material to study.

**Thursday, June 6th, 2013:**

This weekend, students should complete the Chapter 10 Chapter Review in Math and review the Trees and Forests Unit to prepare for your Science p.a.t.. Refer to links below from November 8th if you do not have material to study.

**Wednesday, June 5th, 2013:**

For students in 6C and 6U who were absent this afternoon, please finish Chapter 10 Lessons 1 and 2.

If you are going to Track and Field Districts or otherwise going to be absent tomorrow, please finish the Chapter 10 Mid Chapter Review in Math.

**Tuesday, June 4th, 2013:**

Students wrote a unit exam in science today and did the Chapter 4 Review in Math Class to prepare for the test they have tomorrow.

**Monday, June 3, 2013:**

Be prepared for your Air and Flight Science Unit test tomorrow:

In addition to other notes you have been given in class, you should study your "Jeopardy Notes" and your Pre-test.

Air and Flight Mind Map

Airplane structure and Function

**Friday, May 31, 2013:**

Study for your Flight and Air Science test on Tuesday.

**Monday, May 27th, 2013:**

Students wrote their chapter 11 math tests today and made paper airplanes in science class. No new homework.

Click on this link to learn new paper airplane designs.

**Friday, May 24th, 2013:**

Chapter 11 math test on Monday. You can prepare for it by looking over the lessons from the book, the mid chapter and Chapter review, and the pretest that you were given in class today.

If you have not yet handed the Chapter 11 review that was due today for homework, please hand it in on Monday.

**Thursday, May 23rd, 2013:**

Finish the Chapter 11 review for homework.

**Wednesday, May 22, 2013:**

Math: Finish Chapter 11, Lesson 7.

**Tuesday, May 21st, 2013:**

Math: Finish Chapter 11, Lesson 6 for homework. Here is the French version.

Science: For students who were absent, watch these videos (and take notes) on how Helicopters fly: Part 1, Part 2

**Thursday, May 16th, 2013:**

Mrs. Urlacher and I enjoyed marking your stories today! Please complete the Chapter 11 Mid Chapter Review for homework if you have not already done so and have a wonderful and safe long weekend! See you all on Tuesday!

Information links for Science class:

How Helicopters work or Helicopters Encyclopedia Britannica for Kids

How Jet Engines (i.e. Gas Turbine Engines) work or Jet Propulsion Encylcopedia Britannica for Kids

How Rocket Engines Work

Since Mr. Claude and Mrs. Urlacher are busy all day marking the stories and news articles that students wrote yesterday, both had a substitute teacher today.

**Wednesday, May 15th, 2013:**

Students wrote their L.A. writing P.A.T. this morning and had track and field again this afternoon, so there is no new homework.

**Tuesday, May 14th, 2013:**

No new homework, prepare for the L..A. P.A.T. tomorrow.

**Monday, May 13, 2013**

No new homework. Complete all homework assigned last week (see below).

**Thursday, May 9th, and Friday May 10th, 2013:**

Mr. Claude was away on Thursday, but the substitute teacher assigned Chapter 11, Lesson 3 for homework in math and students watched a video on flight in science class.

Friday's homework: Finish Chapter 11, Lesson 4 "Constructing Triangles". Students will require a ruler and a protractor for this activity. Here is a link to the French version of this lesson.

On Wednesday, students were given **field trip forms for swimming and bowling** at the end of the year. Swimming will cost $5 / student and Bowling will cost $8 per student. These forms are due by next Wednesday.

This weekend, students should be preparing for their **Language Arts Part A P.A.T.** which will take place on Wednesday morning (practice story writing and news article writing).

**Track and Field** will take place on Monday and Wednesday afternoon next week. Students should dress for the events and the weather.

**Wednesday, May 8th, 2013:**

Students wrote their Chapter 8 Math tests yesterday, and today finished Chapter 11, lesson 1 on classifying triangles by side length.

In Science, we have been learning about the control surfaces of fixed-wing aircraft and how they effect the three basic movements of pitch, roll, and yaw.

**Monday, May 6th, 2013:**

Study for your Chapter 8 Math test tomorrow.

**Friday, May 3rd, 2013:**

Finish / Review the Chapter 8 Review and earlier lessons from Chapter 8, in preparation for your test next Tuesday. Understand how to classify and measure angles with a protractor, how to calculate the perimeter of a polygon and the area of a rectangle. Also, understand how to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism and solve problems with volume.

**Thursday, May 2nd, 2013:**

Math: Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 10 for homework.

**Tuesday, April 30th, 2013:**

Math: Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 8 for homework. Aussi disponible en francais: Chapitre 8, Lecon 8

Reminder to parents: Our **DARE graduation** celebration is scheduled for tomorrow during block 4, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. (Parents are welcome to attend).

**Monday, April 29th, 2013:**

No new homework today, but for students who are not yet finished their animal flight posters in science, they are already overdue.

Also, for those students in 6C and 6U who will be away tomorrow morning for the Leadership Field Trip, please finish Chapter 8, Lesson 8 (this is due Wednesday, but you may wish to get started on it if you are going to miss math class tomorrow morning).

**Wednesday, April 24th / Thursday, April 25th:**

Science: Flight Posters are due at the end our science block on Monday. If you are not almost finished, please work on them during the long weekend. Please refer to poster links from earlier this week and from Friday of last week to help you (i.e. listed under the dates below).

Math: If you have not yet done so, please complete Chapter 8, Lesson 7. The "gist" of this lesson is that the 4 angles on a quadrilateral always equal 360 degrees, so if you know 3 of them, you can find the fourth by adding them together and subtracting the sum from 360 degrees.

**Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013:**

Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 6 Questions 1-6 (at least)

In addition to the links I have previously placed on this site to help you with your poster project for science, check out this poster template sheet to make sure you have all of the information you require.

**Monday, April 22nd, 2013:**

**Math Homework: Finish Chapter 8 Lesson 5**

**En Francais**

Science Homework:

Continue the research that you require for your Flight poster (see links under Friday's entry). You will have only one more class period to complete your research.

**Friday, April 19th, 2013:**

**Today in science, students started researching the characteristics of an animal that flies in order to complete a poster project next week.**

**The following links direct you to some good resources for finding information for your poster:**

**Poster Project Worksheets**

**Bird Wing Silhouettes / adaptations for flight**

National Geographic Birding Website

Canadian Bird Encyclopedia

All About Birds

Hinterland Who's Who Birds

In math class, yesterday, students should have finished Chapter 8, Lesson 4, and today they should have at least finished up to # 3 on Chapter 8, Lesson 5.

**Wednesday, April 17th, 2013:**

No new homework today. Fine Arts Showcase tomorrow night

**Tuesday, April 16th, 2013:**

**Websites for 6 Claude Math Class (block 4) Please visit them in the order below**

Spy Guys Working with Angles

How to Use a Protractor

Protractor Practice

Homework: Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 3 (Due Wednesday) French Version

**Monday, April 15th, 2013:**

No new homework.

**Thursday, April 11th, 2013:**

Finish Chapter 8, Lesson 1 for homework. En francais.

Bring protractors to class for next week.

**Tuesday, April 9th, 2013:**

Be prepared for your math test tomorrow on transformations:

To help you prepare, you can review the second pre-test from class today:

English version

French version

**Monday, April 8th, 2013:**

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

Website for Science Class: Air and Aerodynamics Webquest. Try to complete the booklets that you are given at the beginning of class (i.e. Tasks 1-3 only).

Homework: Math: Review / Complete your Chapter 5 Pretests from class today to prepare for your test this Wednesday.

**Wednesday, March 27th, 2013:**

Thank you to all the parents who came to chat with me at Parent Teacher Interviews last night; it was a pleasure to see you all!

Math homework tonight:

For 6c and 6 FI: Finish the Chapter 5 Review.

En Francais

You may need this extra grid paper.

For students in 6U, since you missed math today, this assignment will be due after tomorrow's class (i.e. after the Easter vacation).

**Tuesday, March 26th, 2013:**

Parent Teacher Interviews Tonight (no new homework).

**Monday, March 25, 2013:**

**Math: **

Finish Chapter 5, Lesson 5 Questions: 2,3,4,6,7,8

En Francais

For more practice Transforming Shapes, after you have finished your homework, chores etc., you may wish to play Tetris online. If your parents allow you to play enough, you may one day be able to challenge Mr. Claude for Tetris Supremacy, but the probability of that happening is very small.

**Thursday, March 22, 2013 / Friday, March 23rd, 2013 (Buses cancelled):**

Please complete the "Air, Air Air" webs from science class. Use the Mother Nature's Book Collection, "Air, Air, Air" booklet that you were given in class to write notes about the properties of air on the web sheet you were given in class.

**Wednesday, March 20th, 2013:**

No new homework.

**Tuesday, March 19th, 2013:**

Finish the Chapter 5, Mid Chapter Review for homework (due tomorrow).

"En francais"

**Monday, March 18, 2013:**

Study for your science test which will take place tomorrow. (see links under Thursday's entry)

If you missed math class, try reading through Chapter 5, lesson 3 and practicing a few of the questions to get caught-up.

En francais: Chapitre 5, Lecon 3

**Thursday, March 14th, 2013:**

Start studying for your science test which will be written next Tuesday:

You may wish to review the following documents to help you:

Evidence and Investigation Pre-Test

Quest A Plus practice tests

Animal Tracks worksheet

Making Tracks worksheet

Bike tires and tracks worksheet

Hypothesis writing worksheet

**Wednesday, March 13th, 2013**

Acids and Bases video

**Tuesday, March 12th, 2013:**

Finish questions 1-4 on Chapter 5, Lesson 1. You can use yesterday's homework link (below) if you have forgotten your book.

**Monday, March 11th, 2013:**

I would like to extend a big congratulations to al grade 5 and 6 students who played basketball at the tournaments this past Saturday. You all represented our school extremely well!

**Homework:**

Math: Finish the translations table at the top of page 149 in your textbooks.

**Friday, March 8th, 2013:**

No new homework, but students should show their parents their results from the Chapter 1, Patterns and Relations Test.

BBall Tournament tomorrow:

Boys show up at NHS at 7:45 a.m.

Girls be at our school by 8:45 a.m.

http://www.mangahigh.com/en_us/games/transtar

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/math/transformation.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/ShapeMods/ShapeMods.html

**Wednesday, March 6th, 2013:**

Math test tomorrow (i.e. on Chapter 1, Patterns and Relations), Review the pre-tests and pre-test key you were given in class today.

Winter Olympics resume tomorrow in blocks 5 and 6.

Grade 5 / 6 Basketball tournaments take place this Saturday and start at 8 a.m.. Girls play at our school (i.e. Cold Lake Middle School) and boys play at Nelson Heights School in Cold Lake North.

**Tuesday, March 5th, 2013:**

Finish the Chapter 1 Review. Due tomorrow.

En francais.

**Monday, March 4th, 2013:**

**No new homework.**

**Thursday, February 28th, 2013:**

**Homework for Math Class: **

Finish Chapter 1, Lesson 6 for Monday. (Hint: Make a table for each question to help you find a solution).

Aussi disponible en francais.

Go to the following website for science class.

**For Science 6u Class,** Use the following websites to answer questions on your worksheet about "Eyewitness Basics" and "Crime Scene Basics"

**Eyewitness Basics**

http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/**eyewitnessbasics**.**ppt**

**Crime Scene Basics**

http://sciencespot.net/Media/FrnsScience/crimescenebasics.ppt

**Wednesday, February 27th, 2013:**

**Websites for math class:**

Pre-Algebra Balance Scale Games:

Chapter 1, Lesson 5 "Equivalent Equations"

http://www.mathplayground.com/AlgebraEquations.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/algebraic_reasoning.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/add-subtract-balance.html

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/poddle-weigh-in/

**Monday, February 25th, 2013:**

Finish the Chapter 1, mid Chapter Review: Due Tuesday.

**Friday, February 22, 2013:**

Finish Chapter 1, Lesson 3: Questions 1-6. Aussi disponible en francais.

**Thursday, February 21, 2013:**

Finish Chapter 1, Lesson 2 for homework (English class only).

**Tuesday, February 19th, 2013:**

Website for Science class with 6U: http://flashface.ctapt.de/

**Tuesday, February 12th, 2013:**

**Prepare for your math tests tomorrow. Use the pre-test from class to help you..**

**Monday, February 11th, 2013**

**Agenda entry for today (Dr. Bruce Banner, substitute teacher)**

Math test on Wednesday.

Science activity (if not finished in class), complete the drawing of your shoe's out-sole which itemizes 3 class characteristics (e.g. specific patterns etc) and 3 accidental characteristics (e.g. worn out rubber, gum stuck to shoe etc.) on your shoe.

No school on Thursday or Friday (Teachers' Convention)

No school next Monday (Family Day).

Basketball today after school:

A Teams play Ecole Voyageur (Girls first)

B Teams: No games today (cancelled)

**Friday, Feb. 8th, 2013:**

**Website for Science class:**

**http://flashface.ctapt.de/**

Math Homework: Please finish the Chapter 9, Review. Due Monday.

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**Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 2013:**

**No new homework. B-Teams have B'ball game at Holy Cross after school tomorrow. Ski Day tomorrow.**

**Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 2013:**

Math Homework: Finish Chapter 9, Lesson 6

En Francais (Pour les eleves en immersion, il faut completer seulement les nombres impairs: 3,7,9,11,13,15)

(**Monday, Feb. 4th**

**Today's Agenda:**

**http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/178743**

Homework today:

**Science:** If still not finished the "Hypothesis Worksheet" that was due today, finish it by tomorrow at the latest (see link under Thursday's entry below).

**Math:** Finish at least up to number 6 of Chapter 9, Lesson 4.

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**Thursday, January 31, 2013**

For all of my math students: Finish the Chapter 9 Mid Chapter Review. Due Monday for marks.

Aussi disponible en francais.

**Today's Agenda**

**http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/176225**

Finish the hypothesis worksheet (due Monday)

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**Wednesday, January 30, 2013:**

**Homework for today:**

Math Homework (due tomorrow):

All students must finish Questions 1-6 from Chapter 9, Lesson 3 (at least).

Aussi disponible en francais ici.

**Agenda for today.**

Great online review of some concepts that we are learning in math (i.e. Multiplying Decimals).

**Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013:**

For students in 6U and 6FI:

Finish questions 1-9 of Chapter 9, Lesson 2

Aussi disponible en francais ici!

**Today's Agenda: http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/175090**

**Monday, January 28, 2013**

Finish questions 1-4 of Chapter 9, Lesson 2

Aussi disponible en francais ici!

**today's agenda**

**http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/173457**

**Other Toontastic Cartoons (Just for fun)**

Monster or Monkey?

http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/173375

Monster to Monkey

http://toontube.launchpadtoys.com/173398

**Friday, January 25th, 2013:**

Students have no new homework, but should show / discuss their results from the Chapter 7 math test that they got back today. Have a great weekend!

**Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013:**

No new homework.

**Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013:**

No new homework.

Tomorrow is "Inside-Out" Day.

**Monday, January 21st, 2013:**

Website for science class today.

No new homework tonight for students.

We are starting the Multiplication and Division of Decimals (Chapter 9) unit in math class and the Evidence and Investigations ("C.S.I.) unit in Science.

Ski forms and Money were due today, but must be handed-in by tomorrow at the very latest.

**Wednesday, January 16th:**

Chapter 7 Math Test tomorrow (see links below)

Deadline for Science Olympics letter is tomorrow**.**

**Friday, January 11th, 2013:**

For students in 6c and 6U, complete Chapter 7, Lesson 7 for homework.

Pour les eleves en immersion, finisser Chapitre 7, Lecon 7 pour les devoirs.

Sky Science Test: Next Tuesday

Chapter 7 Math test: Next Wednesday.

Ski Trip forms and $ due January 21st.

Science Olympic letters due next Thursday.

**Thursday, January 10th, 2013:**

For students in 6U only, finish Chapter 7, Lesson 6 for homework.

**Sky Science Test **next Tuesday

**Chapter 7 Math tests** next Wednesday.

**Ski trip** forms and $ due January 21st.

For students wanting to be part of the **Science Olympics**, you have until next Thursday to hand in your paragraphs that explain why you are a good candidate to represent our school.

**Wednesday, January 9th, 2013:**

No new math homework. Continue studying for your science test next week. Use the Jeopardy review that we did in class to help you.

Ski trip forms and $ due January 21st.

For students wanting to be part of the Science Olympics, you have until next Thursday to hand in your paragraphs that explain why you are a good candidate to represent our school.

**Tuesday, January 8th, 2013:**

**Math homework**: Students in 6C and 6U finish Chapter 7, Lesson 5, Questions 1-6.

Pour les eleves en immersion, finisser Chapitre 7, Lecon 5: 1-13.

**Science:** Start studying for your unit test next week.

**Monday, January 7th, 2013:**

Happy New Year everyone!

There is no new homework today, but students can start reviewing for their Sky Science Unit test and their Chapter 7 (fractions) test in math, both of which will occur next week.

Students should also bring home their ski trip permission forms today (i.e. for a trip in February) and the results from their Chapter 6 math test.

**Friday, December 21st, 2012:**

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you. Have a wonderful break. I look forward to teaching you all again in 2013!

Mr. Claude

**Thursday, December 20, 2012**

Class party tomorrow morning.

Movie trip in the afternoon.

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Website for Thursday afternoon.

**Wednesday, December 19th, 2012:**

No new homework. Check out the CBC coverage of Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield's launch towards the International Space Station.

**Tuesday, December 18th, 2012:**

Here are the notes and homework on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers with division.

For students in French Immersion, use the homework listed above for students in the English stream to do your own homework. (Changer les memes fractions impropres que les eleves en anglais utilisent en haut.)

* Reminder to students in our home room, our class party will be on Friday morning instead of on Thursday.

**Monday, December 17th, 2012:**

**Pre-Holiday Class Party Change: **

**Our class party will now take place on Friday, December 21st in blocks 2 and 3 instead of Thursday as previously announced. Sorry for any confusion / inconvenience that this change may have caused.**

Please finish Chapter 7, Lesson 1 for Homework.

Pour les eleves en immersion, Finisser Chapitre 7, Lecon 1.

**Friday, December 14th, 2012:**

No homework for this weekend. Check out this cool Online Planetarium (Star Gazer)

that we will be viewing next week!

**Class Pre-Holiday Party**

Note to parents: 6C and 6U are both planning to have a "pre-holiday" class party on Thursday, December 20th at the end of the day (i.e. during block 6 from 2:30 -3:25p.m.). I encourage students in my homeroom to bring in treats / drinks etc. if it is something that they would like to do.

Next Friday, our school is planning on providing a Turkey Lunch for all students and to attend a movie in the afternoon at Grand Square Cinema. Permission Forms for the movie must go home today.

**Thursday, December 13th, 2012:**

Today students wrote their Chapter 6 (Ratios and %) tests in math class. Tomorrow we will start talking about proper and improper fractions.

Also tomorrow, students will get the chance to try out the sun dials we have created in class (weather permitting) and write a quiz about sun dials, sunlight and shadows.

**Tuesday/ Wednesday, December 11th,** 12th, 2012

Mr. C. will be away tomorrow (Wednesday) at teacher meetings. Students will receive the second of two pre-tests to help them prepare for the math test on Thursday. Students should review chapter 6 in their textbooks and some of the links below to help them further.

All students participating in the Christmas concert tomorrow should arrive by 6:45 p.m.. Students in the school band need to arrive by 6:30 p.m..

**Monday, December 11, 2012:**

Students should review Chapter 6 in their Math textbooks to prepare for the math test later this week.

**Thursday, December 6th, 2012:**

In preparation for the test next week, students should complete the Chapter 6 Review over the weekend. Students can skip questions 3 and 8 of this review.

The French Version of this review is here.

**Wednesday, December 5th, 2012:**

No new homework, but students should start preparing for the math test on Ratios and Percents ( that they can expect next week.

Also, students may wish to practice singing the "Longitude / Latitude Song" for fun and to solidify their understanding of this scientific concept.

**Tuesday, December 4th, 201****2:**

Math: Finish the rest of Chapter 6,Lesson 6 (See link under yesterday's entry).

**Monday, December 3rd, 2012:**

(For students in English classes) Finish questions 1-4 on Chapter 6, Lesson 6.

**Friday, November 30th, 2012:**

Math: (not for students in French Immersion) Finish the "Working with Scales" booklet. Due Monday.

**Thursday, November 29th, 2012:**

Math:

Please finish Chapter 6, Lesson 4 (Chapitre 6, Lecon 4) for homework.

Science: Ask your child why we experience seasons. As a follow-up see if they can explain why Canada has different time zones and why the days are so much shorter during our winter than they are during our summer.

**Wednesday, November 28th, 2012:**

**Math Homework:**

Finish questions 1,2,5 and 8 from the Chapter 6, Mid Chapter review.

**Tuesday, November 27th, 2012:**

Finish all of the odd numbers from Chapter 6, Lesson 3 for homework. Due tomorrow.

En francais

**Monday, November 26th, 2012:**

In science today, students watched the first 12 minutes of this Solar System video and wrote notes about the sun and each of the planets based on the video.

*In math class, students began learning about percent.*

**Thursday, November 22, 2012:**

Math Homework: Chapter 6, Lesson 2 "Equivalent Ratios" will be due Monday.

Finish questions 8-14.

Pour les eleves en immersion, completer Chapitre 6, Lecon 2.

**Students in 6U must have their planet posters finished by Monday.**

**Wednesday, November 21, 2012:**

Students have continued working on their Solar System posters in Science. No new homework.

**Tuesday, November 20, 2012:**

No new homework tonight. Students are learning about equivalent ratios in math and starting posters about planets in our solar system.

Solar System Song

**Monday, November 19, 2012:**

No new homework tonight. In Math class today, students learned about equivalent ratios by drawing a scale drawing of our class bulletin board. In science,students conducted research to learn about a planet in our solar system.

**Wednesday, November 14, 2012:**

Finish Chapter 6, lesson 1 for homework.

Pour les eleves en immersion, completer page 180 de Chapitre 6, Lecon 1.

**Tuesday, November 13, 2012:**

No new homework.

**Monday, November 12, 2012:**

**No new homework.**

**Thursday, November 8th, 2012:**

Science test on Monday: Students who are missing notes can click on the following links to help them study:

Trees and Forests P.A.T. practice, Classifying 4 Trees assignment, Levels of the Forest, Science Unit Mind Maps, T_and_F jeopardy answers, Trees and Forests review notes, Leaf Classification, Parts of a Tree notes, Fungus, Lichens and Conks Masters

**Wednesday, November 7th:**

Remembrance Day Ceremony tomorrow at 10:20 a.m..

No new homework today, but students should study for their science test on Monday.

French Immersion kids should prepare for their math test tomorrow.

**Tuesday, November 6th, 2012:**

Math test (chapter 3) tomorrow. Finish / review your pre-test tonight.

Science Unit Test (Trees and Forests) on Monday.

Pour les eleves en immersion: on va avoir ton examen sur jeudi. Finir le pre-examen de chapitre 3 comme devoirs ce soir.

**Monday, November 5th, 2012:**

Since busses were not running today, students did not have a regular school day. As a result, our Math test has been postponed to Wednesday of this week. The Chapter 3, Review that was assigned on Friday will be collected tomorrow.

Also, students should expect to write the Trees and Forests Unit Test either Thursday of this week or Monday of next week and are encouraged to study their notes from class to prepare for it.

**Friday, November 2nd, 2012:**

We will have our Chapter 3 Math Tests on Tuesday.

Finish Chapter 3, Review for Homework. Due Monday.

Pour les eleves en immersion: Chapitre 3, Revision

**Thursday, November 1st, 2012:**

Today is a snow day. Students who came to school did some extra review in their core subjects today, but we did not advance in any subject area. Hopefully regular classes will resume tomorrow.

**Wednesday, October 31st, 2012:**

Happy Halloween! No homework.

**Tuesday, October 30th, 2012:**

Tomorrow is Halloween, students are encouraged to wear costumes and to bring treats for the Halloween Party that we are having in block 6.

For students in my English math classes, finish numbers 6 and 7 of Chapter 3, Lesson 9.

Pour les eleves en immersion, completer numeros 6,7 et 8 de chapitre 3, lecon 9.

**Monday, October 29th, 2012:**

Our Website is back!

Use the order of operations from Ch. 3, Lesson 9 to find Mr. Claude's Lung Capacity using the following formula:

41 x height in cm - 18 x age in years - 2690

* Mr. C. is 37 years old and 185cm tall.

Pour les eleves en immersions, il faut completer numeros 1 et 2 de chapitre 3, lecon 9.

If students have not yet finished their Mid Chapter reviews from Chapter 3 in Math class or their Characteristics of 4 Trees booklets from Science class, they are both overdue.

**Friday, October 19th, 2012:**

Finish the Chapter 3, Mid-Chapter Review Due Tuesday

Finish the Characteristics of 4 Trees assignment. Students have already received 3 class periods to complete this assignment and will receive no more class time to do so. It is due Thursday, so that students without internet access at home are able to use the school's computers at lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday to complete it.

The following websites can help with this assignment:

http://members.shaw.ca/aelf/tree_types.htm

www.abtreegene.com/trees.html

**Thursday, October 18th, 2012:**

Students are encouraged to complete Chapter 3, Lesson 4 in math if they have not already done so in class.

Due Wednesday of next week, students should finish the Characteristics of 4 Trees assignment that we have been working on in school during the past two science periods. Internet access is required to complete this activity. Ample time has been given to students to complete it in class, but if they do not have internet access at home, they should make use of our computer lab at lunch time on Monday and Tuesday of next week to complete it.

**Wednesday, October 17th, 2012:**

In science class today, students researched and recorded the characteristics of different trees using the internet.

In math class, students learned how to find the prime factors of whole numbers.

No new homework.

Website for Science Class: www.abtreegene.com/trees.html

**Tuesday, October 16th, 2012:**

For students in 6U only, finish Chapter 3, lesson 3, questions 1-4.

**Thursday 10/11/12**

No new homework.

**Wednesday, October 10th, 2012:**

Homework: for 6U students and students who did not finish their homework from yesterday: Finish the questions at the end of the multiplication tips and divisibility rules sheets that you were given in class today. Pour les eleves en immersion, completer les questions apropos de les regles de divisibilite.

**Tuesday, October 9th, 2012:**

Welcome back!

Homework: for 6C students only (i.e. students in my homeroom). Finish the questions at the end of the multiplication tips and divisibility rules sheets that you were given in class today.

Students are learning how to classify trees by looking at their leaves and are starting a new unit on number relationships in math. Also, students in my homeroom each received a free piece of pizza for showing their school spirit last week.

**Thursday, October 4th, 2012:**

**Links for Math class:**

The Place Value Game

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

Place Value Pirates: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm

Place Value Puzzler: http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

Duck Place Value: http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5

Comparing Numbers Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/games

**Links for Science Class:**

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/deforestation.html

http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/index.htm

**Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012:**

No new homework.

**Tuesday, October 2nd 2012:**

Students in grade 6 have a math test tomorrow. You may use this pre-test to help you study.

**Monday, October 1st:**

No new homework assigned in either math or science classes. All of my math students should be aware that we have a math test coming up on Wednesday of this week.

Pie Auction tomorrow in block 3.

School assembly in block 6.

**Friday, September 28th, 2012:**

No new homework, but students can expect a math test during the middle of next week and are encouraged to study for it.

**Thursday, September 27th, 2012:**

All grade 6 math students: Please finish Chapter 2, Lesson 8 question 1-10. You may skip question number 6. For French Immersion students, Cliquer ici!

**Wednesday, September 26th, 2012:**

If you were not here today, please complete Chapter 2, Lesson 6 in your math textbooks.

Students should have brought home the newsletter for October today.

Tomorrow is Terry Fox Day. Pledges and money can be returned to Mrs. Urlacher. We will start our run at 2:00 p.m..** **

Tomorrow is also "Wacky Hair Day", so get creative!

**Tuesday, September 25th, 2012:**

We started chapter 2, lesson 6 today and will continue it in math classes tomorrow. No homework.** **

**Monday, September 24th, 2012:**

No new homework today.

Tomorrow is School Colours Day: Wear black and yellow!

Thursday is Terry Fox Run Day.

Friday is Food Bank Friday:bring in an item for the food bank have your name entered into a draw to win free pizza from Danny's pizza!

**Tuesday, September 18, 2012**

**Students in English math classes finish numbers 8,9,10 in chapter 2 lesson 4 (see link under yesterday's entry below).**

**Monday, September 17th, 2012:**

Students began Chapter 2, Lesson 4 in class today and will continue it tomorrow.

Les eleves en immersion on finit jusqu'a numero 2a de Chapitre 2, lecon 2.

**Friday, September 14th, 2012:**

For homework in math class, please finish question #s 4 and 5 from Chapter 2, Lesson 3.

Pour les eleves en immersion, on doit finir question # 5 de Chapitre 2, lecon 3.

**Thursday, September 13th, 2012:**

No new homework today in math or science.

Students in grade 6 received a presentation today from the Alberta Motor Association on how to be a school safety patroller. Students interested in becoming a safety patroller can retrieve a permission form (i.e. to be signed by a parent) from the office and return it to Mr. Claude.

**Wednesday, September 12th, 2012:**

Finish numbers 10 and 11 from Chapter 2, Lesson 1.

Pour les eleves en immersion, il doit finir les questions en math jusqu'a question numero 7.

**Tuesday, September 11th, 2012:**

No new homework today.

**Friday, September 7th, 2012:**

Pour les eleves en immersion, vous avez un autre classe (lundi) pour finir vos affiches.

**Thursday, September 6th, 2012:**

Students in my math classes have been exploring the value of one billion (which as it turns out is really, really big). In Science, students have started to think about the importance of Trees and Forests.

No homework has yet been assigned in either of these classes.

All students will be treated to a **pancake breakfast tomorrow **morning, starting at 8:15 a.m.. As students arrive at school thereafter, they will be served pancakes in our hive. Bring your appetites!

Tomorrow is also **Anti-Bullying Day**: Students are encouraged to wear pink in order to show zero tolerance for bullying at our school.

**Tuesday, September 4th, 2012**

Welcome (back) to CLMS! Since this is the very first day of school today, students will have a few items to bring home. These include:

1) Option letters (to be signed by a parent / guardian)

2) letter for parents from Mr. Claude

3) Your agenda

No homework today. Real classes start tomorrow!

**Great Links for Grade 6 Students**:

Provincial Achievement Test Online Practice Site

SCIENCE LINKS

**Trees and Forests Unit:**

**Alberta Forest Genetic Resources Council Website:**

**http://www.abtreegene.com/trees.html**

**Blue Planet Games**

**Tree Statistics:**

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree#Tallest_trees

Trees and ForestsWebquest links:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/deforestation.html

http://www.fao.org/forestry/en/

http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/index.htm

**Air and Aeroydynamics / Flight**

Can experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl657tCCudw

Egg in a Bottle experiment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctJyu5ete6Y

Egg and Water balloon in a bottle experiments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpC5zlmtm-g&feature=related

Egg in a bottle experiment

Bernoulli's Principle Experiments

Flight Experiment Videos

1) A recap of Bernoulli's principle levitating a ping pong ball,

2) A demonstration of how a hot air balloon works using a garbage bag and a hair dryer.

3) A demonstration of how dirigibles are able to control elevation using a helium balloon, a styrofoam cup and some paper clips.

4) A demonstration of how Newton's 3rd law of motion and how jet engines work using some balloons, a long string, and a straw.

5) A demonstration of how rockets work using a combination of baking soda and vinegar and

6) Mentos candy and Diet Coke.

(Do not try the rocket experiments at home.)

Paper Airplane Sites

**http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/shadow.php**

**http://www.cheapflights.com/promos/science-of-flight-paper-airplanes/** Thank to you Ms. Lee and her students from Colorado for sending us this link!

"Understanding Flight" Videos

1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khCnTpZzfeA

2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-JCF3S-QEM

3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvE9iTwo2Ys

4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRl5k0zLG_M

Dinosaur to Birds Evolution Videos

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Sky Science

Great Astronomy Site for kids:

http://www.ellejet.com/jets-observing-the-skys.php (Thanks Ms. Kelly Graves and students!)

How the Earth was Made Video

**Year of the Solar System Widget:**

Solar System Song

Bill Nye Outerspace video:

http://www.gamequarium.org/cgi-bin/search/linfo.cgi?id=7296

Solar System Website:

http://teach.fcps.net/trt8/SolarSystem/Planets.htm

Phases of the Moon You Tube Videos:

Rap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRNzepe4wI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXK63GpwUqs&feature=related

Educational Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aFGNGEcDOk

Bill Nye:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl89fdJ7JUM&feature=related

Rock and Roll Educational Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vXWXqGmPCk&feature=related

Changing of the Seasons

Tutorial

http://daphne.palomar.edu/jthorngren/tutorial.htm

YouTube Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KouS3mzlwM

Online Planetarium (Star Gazer)

Constellations Webquest:

http://mrscienceut.net/StarryNight.html

Webquest worksheet

Season Change Gizmo:

http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cExtAccessSecure.dspResource&ResourceID=656&certificate=authorizer%3DLearnAlberta%26userid%3DLA41%26i%3D1%26expires%3D2011%252F01%252F24%2B13%253A30%253A16%26hash%3DkBuchT9QT2FCUkjBM4tyOA%253D%253D

**Planet Statistics:**

http://www.astro-observer.com/solarsystem/compare/statistics.html

Solar System Research Sites:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/our_sun.htm

http://kids.nineplanets.org/intro.htm

**Evidence and Investigations Unit:**

**Finger Print Game**

Finger Print Game #2

**Tire Forensics**

Dragon Fly T.V. Forensics Episode

Mystery of the Hidden Mine Game

PDF version of the 2010 Released Science P.A.T.

**MATH LINKS:**

**Transformation Games:**

Shape Mods

Transformation Game 2

Tran Star

Robo Packer

Grid Paper

The Place Value Game

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

Place Value Pirates: http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm

Place Value Puzzler: http://www.funbrain.com/tens/index.html

Duck Place Value: http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=496&engine=5

Comparing Numbers Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/games

"Spy Guys" Alberta math interactive site:

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell10.swf

"Transformations" Math Games link:

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/transformation-games.html

Pre-Algebra Balance Scale Games:

http://www.mathplayground.com/AlgebraEquations.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/algebraic_reasoning.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/add-subtract-balance.html

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/poddle-weigh-in/