On Monday April 3rd, students will begin presenting their career project presentations. We have brainstormed the list of questions in class, and today we will use the computer lab block to work on finishing our projects. I will be showing slides in this block concerning presentation guidelines. I have attached the powerpoint here for reference.
As students will be writing their rough drafts over spring break, here is an example essay(starts on page 7) that I went over today in class and had students highlight. It is obviously much more advanced, and the students are not writing a research paper. However, if students so wish, they are allowed to do internet research, but are not obliged to cite their sources.
For English/Socials we will be writing an essay about our opinions on Residential Schools. A rough draft of the essay will be due March 27th, and the good copy will be due on April 3rd. This Thursday, students are expected to have a rough outline (thesis statement and three topic sentences). This due date is so that students can clarify any questions on this Friday's English/Socials work block. We are in compacted curriculum and unfortunately have very little time to give towards this class, so there will need to be work done at home.
This is an opinion essay. Students are expected to write whether or not they think it is important to learn about and understand the history of Residential Schools. If students do not have an opinion, they can simply choose a side and try to prove their point. Students are expected to use materials given in class as evidence (such as Fatty Legs, shi-shi-etko video, shin-ci-canoe notes, Indian Act notes, and journal reflections).
If there are other essay topics I am open to student's suggestions as long as they are approved.
I have attached a sample essay outline, and the rubric.
Yesterday we had a block for Career Education. For April 3rd, students are asked to interview an adult in a career they are interested in exploring. Students can interview parents. Attached are the list of questions the class collectively wrote. Students are also responsible for a visual aid of the career. For example, students must include pictures associated with the profession. Students can use a variety of mediums to create their visual aid- posters, videos, powerpoints, scratch animations.
Here is an updated study sheet of what students should be familiar with for each body system for the test on Thursday March 9th. There will be a review session on Wednesday to prepare.
On February 27th, our class learned about the three levels of government. We discussed who the prime minister, premier, and local mayor were, and what types of responsibilities they had. We played a competitive game and saw who could match their responsibilities under the right level of government the fastest.
Each student wrote a question on a post-it note and put it on the whiteboard. One of the questions was chosen as a quick write journal entry.
Students had to write four sentences on the question: What would it be like if there were no government?
Mme Carla Mountali
Grade 6 Intensive French Teacher at General Brock Elementary