I would like to thank everyone who came to the Future Forecast Product Convention this past week.  The students were very excited to show off all that they have worked on over the past month or so.  It was a great success!

This week is the first of 3 that will be short.  This week, in particular, will only have 3 days of in class learning.  Thursday is Activity Day and Friday is the start of our 4 day weekend.  In order to prepare for this Monday’s English class, students have been asked to choose one of their Genre Wheel books to  bring in.  This book should be their favorite from the project.  Over the next few weeks, students will understand why they liked the book so much, what others think about it, and then they will give a persuasive presentation to convince other Grade 6 students to read their chosen book.

Speaking of reading, students will continue to be given some time to read independently during class but we still hope that students will read for approximately 30 minutes every evening.  This past week we looked at some reading statistics and I think many students formed new goals for the next month of the Genre Wheel project.

In Social Studies, we will continue our study of the materials economy.  This week we will focus on production.  On Wednesday, students will participate in an interactive learning activity called the Trading Game.  It is a great way for students to understand how supply and demand works and how production fits within the materials economy.

Have a great weekend!

Week 33
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