Happy New Year! Here is what we will be working on in the month of January...
French and English Now that we have a better handle on our paragraph writing, we are working toward essay writing. This month, students will be focusing on "La francophonie" - and will be investigating and writing an essay discussing the various aspects of French culture for various French regions around the world. Students will be focusing on such things as food, traditions and celebrations, music, literature, etc. The focus of this month's French book report is reading either a biography or an autobiography of a French Canadian and reporting on their life and contributions to Canada. Students will also be focusing on grammar - specifically present and past tense verbs! Each week, we will be tackling 10-12 verbs in the hopes of having them memorized and incorporated into our writing. We hope to work fluently with 100 of the most common French verbs by the end of the year! Our English book reports are also focusing on the biography or autobiography of an important Canadian. We will also be working on writing our own autobiographies as an extension of our studies on biographies and what it means to be Canadian.
Math In math, we will be focusing on patterning and numerical patterns.
Social Studies and History Our grade 6 students will be focusing on Canada's involvement in the international arena. Some of our guiding questions will include: Why is it important for Canada to be involved with countries around the world? Why does the well-being of the world’s people and the environment depend on international cooperation? In what ways is Canada’s economy related to the global economy? What do Canada and Canadians do for other people around the world? What else can we do? With the lens of "Cause and Consequence", our grade 7 students will be taking a look at various aspects of Canadian History including: New France and British North America, 1713–1800 and Canada, 1800–1850: Conflict and Challenges.
Art We are starting our Visual Arts class. Our first project involves creating our own logo and motto that we will present to the class. The logo and motto are to be representative of us, as individuals.
Physical Education and Health In Phys Ed, we are exploring the game of ball hockey as we learn to work together safely, strategically and collaboratively. In Health, we are engaging in group inquiry projects looking at the various factors that influence our diets, our food choices, and what it means to be healthy. We will also be taking a look at various eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, and obesity.
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