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Mr. Orr: https://tysonorr.blogspot.com

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Thursday December 20, 2018

Tremendous Thursday! 

Today we had a fun last day at school! Enjoy your holidays and see you all in the new year! 

Communicator awards! 


Enjoy your holidays!!!

Math Review was given as optional over the holidays (We will be working on the Math Review when we get back. Some students wanted to get a head start so they were given the math review). 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday!

I am so proud of our grade 6 class and their performance last night! I will be posting a video very soon! If any parents have videos of the performance, please email me. :)

We began the working on our novel study project: summurising the text, answering comprehensions questions and researching about the fountain of youth.

Then we had French.

After first recess and lunch we continued with our novel study project. When we were finished, we worked on Haida art, related to our unit of inquiry. We also finished working on what Canadian identity would look like to an Aboriginal person and then drawing and writing about our own Canadian identity. 

After second recess and lunch some of us stayed to complete unfinished work and some of us went to gym.

1. Finish Novel study project
2. Complete Aboriginal Identity mind map 
3. Complete turtle shell 'my identity'
4. Compete Haida art 

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Tremendous Tuesday! 

We began the day with math. Today we focused on order of operations with decimals. 

We used our understanding of ‘Bedmas’ or ‘Pemdas’ to answer questions related to order of operations with decimals. 

Then we practiced for the Christmas concert.

After first lunch we began working on our final novel study project: Summarising the novel, describing the characters, the theme and researching about an explorer who went looking for the fountain of youth! 

Then we went to perform for our Christmas concert!!!! We did an incredible job!!! Come see us tonight at 7pm!!!

After second lunch we continued working on our final novel study project.


1.    Math sheets (order of operations)
2.    Novel study project 
3. Trip form due Thursday
4. Ski forms due Thursday
5. Casual Day tomorrow and Bake sale tomorrow 
6. Return IB binders

Monday, 17 December 2018

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Monday December 17, 2018

Marvelous Monday!

We began the day with math. We learned how to multiply and divide decimals. 

Next, we had French.

After we went to the dome to practice for the Christmas concert.

After lunch we chapters 20-24 of Tuck Everlasting. We are almost at the end!!! Will Winnie drink the water of immortality???? 

Next, we went to practice again at the dome. We are getting so much better and we are so excited to show our friends and family our Christmas concert performance tomorrow!

Have a great night! 


1.    Read and complete questions for chapter 24 and 25 and Epilogue (60-66)
2.    Math sheets on division and multiplication (up to page 91) 
3.    Trip forms

4.    Christmas concert tomorrow 

Friday, 14 December 2018

Friday December 14, 2018

Fantastic Friday!

We began the day with math. We worked on important mathematical skills that will help us throughout this unit on fractions and decimals. We reviewed how to multiply by 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001; add, subtract, multiply and divide and comparing and ordering decimals. We practiced these skills as a class and on our own.

Then we had French.

After first recess and lunch we discussed chapters 18 and 19 of Tuck Everlasting. 

Then we watched the Powtoon that each of us created on an Aboriginal group of our choice. 

After second recess and lunch we were given time to work on our homework.


1.    Read chapters 20, 21, 22, 23 of Tuck Everlasting 
2.    Math sheets (many students finished in class)
3.    Dress Rehearsal Monday – students are asked to wear a green/red/white shirt, black/dark jeans and a Santa hat
4.    Trip form due Thursday 

5.    Bring back IB binders 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Thursday December 13, 2018

Tremendous Thursday! 

We began the day with math. Today we focused on subtracting fractions. 

List multiples of the denominators if necessary. If the denominators of your fractions aren't the same, you'll need to make them the same. List the multiples of each denominator so you can find a number that both denominators have in common. For example, if you're doing 1/4 - 1/5, list all the multiples of 4 and 5 to find 20. 
·      Since the multiples of 4 include 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and the multiples of 5 include 5, 10, 15, and 20, 20 is the lowest number they have in common.
·      If the denominators are already the same, you can skip straight to subtracting the numerators.

Multiply both the numerator and denominator to get like denominators. Once you've found the lowest common multiple for your unlike fractions, multiply the fraction so the denominator becomes the least common multiple. 
·      For example, multiply 1/4 by 5 to get a denominator of 20. You'll also need to multiply the numerator by 5, so 1/4 becomes 5/20.

Make equivalent fractions for all of the fractions in the equation. Keep in mind that if you adjust 1 of the fractions in the problem, you'll need to adjust all of the fractions so they're equivalent. 
·      For example, if you've adjusted 1/4 to become 5/20, multiply the 1/5 by 4 to get 4/20. The original problem 1/4 - 1/5 becomes 5/20 - 4/20.

Subtract the numerators and keep the denominator the same. If you started with denominators that were the same or you made equivalent fractions with the same denominator, subtract the numerators. Write the answer and then write the denominator underneath it. 
·      Remember not to subtract the denominators as well.
·      For example, 5/20 - 4/20 = 1/20.

Simplify your answer. Once you have your answer, check to see if you can simplify it. Find the greatest common factor of the numerator and denominator and divide both numbers by it. For example, if you had an answer of 24/32, the greatest common factor is 8. Divide both numbers by 8 to get ¾. 
·      Depending on your answer, you may not be able to simplify it. For example, 1/20 can't be reduced further.

Next, we had French.

After first recess and lunch we discussed chapters 18 and 19 of Tuck Everlasting. 

Then we continued working on our Powtoon about our chosen Aboriginal group.

After second recess and lunch we had physical education. Some of us chose to stay behind to continue working on our Powtoon. 


1.    Read Chapters 18 and 19 and complete pages 48-51
2.    Math Sheets
3.    Finish Powtoon