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Week of November 20th in Grade 6

2020-11-20T13:09:17-04:00November 20th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, Thank you for your partnership so far in quarter two.  I encourage parents to email me if they have questions about their child’s quarter one report card. This week we started our presentations for the World War 2 Major Assignment.  It has been great to see how hard the [...]

Week of November 16th in Grade 6

2020-11-13T14:00:22-04:00November 13th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, What a short week! This long weekend you can expect your children to be finishing their major Social Studies project on a World War Two topic. Costumes for the Christmas Presentation-November 16  All students in grades 1-6 will need some type of clothing to complete their costume for filming. [...]

Week of November 9th – Grade 6

2020-11-06T15:33:16-04:00November 6th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We’ve finished the first quarter!   We are thankful that we have been able to have one full quarter of in-person learning.  Thank you for your work at home this quarter to ensure your child’s success. Costumes for the Christmas Presentation-November 16  All students in grades 1-6 will need some [...]

The last week of Quarter 1!

2020-10-30T15:33:09-03:00October 30th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had another great week of learning! In Math, we are a few days into our fractions unit.  This unit is quite long in terms of days spent. As stated before, quarter 2 will bring more challenging math for the students, as quarter 1 was mostly review material.  Please [...]

Week of October 26th in Grade 6

2020-10-24T10:14:42-03:00October 24th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had another great week of learning, and we also started to print our 3D designs!  Ask your child for more information about our current 3D printing plans with the time we have in our Engineering period. In Math we are concluding our factoring unit and moving into our [...]

Week of October 19th in Grade 6

2020-10-16T15:28:10-03:00October 16th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had a short but productive week of learning! In Math, Grade 6 continues to dive deeper into factoring.  This week we discussed prime and composite numbers, as well as factoring by primes.  In Social Studies we started our study of World War 2.  For an assignment, the students [...]

Week of October 13 in Grade 6

2020-10-09T16:02:56-03:00October 9th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had another full week of learning! In Math, Grade 6 has finished their measurements unit and has just started factoring.  In Social Studies this week, the grade 6 students completed group presentations on different Canadian battles of World War One. The students did an excellent job of their [...]

Week of October 5 in Grade 6

2020-10-03T08:56:29-03:00October 3rd, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, It’s October!  A month has gone by quickly with all the newness of school.  In Math, Grade 6 has completed their whole numbers unit, and they are well into their measurement unit.  This week in Social Studies we explored what life was like in the trenches of WW1.  We [...]

Week of September 28 in Grade 6

2020-09-25T15:37:54-03:00September 25th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, Thank you for your patience this week as we dealt with a weather-related cancellation.   In Social Studies we continued along in our study of WW1 this week.  Students are tasked with writing a letter replying to Prime Minister Borden’s call to send able-bodied men to fight.  This fictional letter [...]

Week of September 21 in Grade 6

2020-09-19T12:43:05-03:00September 19th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, Thank you for your continued support of the Grade 6 students as we progress into the new school year.  This week would’ve brought increased homework, and the Grade 6 teachers appreciate your work at home with the Grade 6 students. As always, please feel free to email me with [...]

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