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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Thursday September 20, 2018

Tremendous Thursday!!
The first Grade 6 extra curricular activity is upon us. They will be going to a golf range on  October 1. Permission forms have been sent home and are due back on Monday, September 24th. There is no cost, as it has been included in the tuition. 

Our Terry Fox event is just around the corner. This is an annual event here at SJA. As we have done every year, we are asking donations. Pledge sheets have been sent home, and will be due by Wednesday, September 26th. The class with the highest amount of money collected will win an ice cream party! Thank you in advance for your donations!

October hot lunch can now be ordered. The site will close on September 26th at 3:00 PM, so please get your orders in before then, as the site cannot be re-opened. October hot lunch payments are due by October 10th. Please ensure you are ordering under the correct grade and teacher.
Important dates/items:

Thursday, September 20 – Welcome Back BBQ from 4-5:30 PM
Monday, September 24 – Golf permission forms due
Tuesday, September 25 – Bake Sale
Wednesday, September 26 – Bake Sale, Casual Day, Terry Fox pledges due & October hot lunch orders due
Thursday, September 27 – Terry Fox run
Friday, September 28 – Orange Shirt Day

Caribou Math Contest is an online mathematics contest that is held 6 times per year. Last year we did a trial run with a few students from Grade 6 and above. This year we are going to offer it to students in Grades 3 and up. This is something that will be done on a student’s own time. This will not be a focus of our math program. That being said, Dr. Kaur and Mr. Lee-Guide have offered to run a math club on Wednesday morning beginning at 8:00 AM for those who are interested. There is a $15 annual fee that must be paid and the test times begin at 7:15 AM. Committed students will write the tests on:

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

We began the day watching two videos and having a conversation about when we would use each graph: bar graph, line graph and pie chart. It is important for us to understand that each graph has a purpose and a specific job to play when it comes to displaying the relevant data. 

. . . a Line graph. 
Line graphs are used to track changes over short and long periods of time. When smaller changes exist, line graphs are better to use than bar graphs. Line graphs can also be used to compare changes over the same period of time for more than one group.
. a Bar Graph. 
Bar graphs are used to compare things between different groups or to track changes over time. However, when trying to measure change over time, bar graphs are best when the changes are larger.
. . . a Pie Chart.
Pie charts are best to use when you are trying to compare parts of a whole. They do not show changes over time.


Then we continued to talk about line graphs and that their job is to track trends. We looked at examples as a class and using the information we determined if the trend was increasing, decreasing or staying the same and then we predicted how the trend would continue. 

We then worked on graphing information using a line graph and a bar graph. We did so using excel or google spreadsheets and we also created both these graphs by hand and answered questions about the information presented. 

Next, we had French.

After first recess and lunch we continued researching for International Day.

Then we had Music. 

When we returned, we got into our literature circles and fulfilled our specific roles within our groups. Ms. Jaskolka will sit with one group every day and take part in our literature circles and observe each of us in our roles. 

After second recess and lunch we discussed and watched videos about electrical safety. It is so important that we understand electrical safety so that we can keep ourselves and those around us safe. Students can continue to watch these videos on electrical safety and tomorrow we will create posters encouraging and teaching others how to be safe with electricity.

1.    Read Daily
2.    Novel Study- Literature Circle role for chapter 2 
3.    Math sheets on line graphs
4.    Research for International Day
5.    Op Art due tomorrow

6.    Laptops tomorrow

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