Friday, March 24, 2017

Last Day of Term 2

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

It has been a very busy but productive term. We completed multiple large assignments (speeches, autobiographies, biographies, colony projects, Hatchet projects), reviewed and upgraded our grammar knowledge on prepositions and connectives, and learned several new secondary preparation skills such as paraphrasing and how to properly cite website information.

Term 3 is ahead of us and as always will be equally busy. We will begin new units on Human Rights in Social Studies, and Language Arts will see us continue our Suspense/Mystery stories before moving onto play scripts, screenplays, story boarding, and poetry.

Big school events will be the Disney Trip, Sleep Over Party, and of course, GRADUATION!

Please keep these big events in your mind to help prepare for them.

Homework for the break will be: Complete the journal entry on graduation, complete your ancient civilizations and rivers projects, have your planning booklet completed for your suspense stories.

Other than the journals, most of these other assignments should be nearly completed already. Several students are already done their River projects and Suspense/Mystery story planners.

Therefore, all students should be able to enjoy their break as much as possible! I know I will!

I'll see everyone on April 3rd!

Mr. Aldridge


Thursday, March 23, 2017

March Japanese class JNL Newsletter

Dear Parents of Grade 6 

  Thanks to your cooperation, we will be able to finish Term 2 tomorrow.
 I hope everyone will have a nice spring break. 

The Grade 6 JNL students have Japanese homework during spring break. They have to finish their kanji skill book (blue pages) and write their journal. Please check it with your children. 

 Here is monthly Japanese class newsletter. Please enjoy reading it.
                                                                               Ms. Hayashi

After reading the story “Yamanashi”, the Grade 6 students also read “Ihatobu no yume” about the author, Miyazawa Kenji who is one of the most famous writers of Japanese literature. I introduced them a famous his poem “Amenimo makezu” and encourage them to memorize it.
Next topic was the story called “Choujyuugiga o yomu”. “Chojyugiga” is the national treasures. It is the old Japanese picture roll and said to be the originator of cartoons. They tried to appreciate the beautiful details of the picture from that story.
 Next topic was “Konoe watashiwa kou miru”. They looked the painting and then described their feelings caused from that painting. They are still working at this topic, so we will continue it next term.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wed, March. 22

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

Today's Events: Today we had PE where we had Free Time, we had the same in ICT. In math we had our retest.

Today's Homework: Read 20 minutes, finish Cambridge Prep.

Today's Message: Rehearsal for Talent Quest is tomorrow! Have a proper lunch and your costumes ready.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

Today's Events: Today we had LA where we read two scenes of Macbeth, finishing Act 2. We also had SS where we worked on our Ancient Civilization River's projects.

Today's Homework: Read 20 minutes, think of ideas for our term end party, prep test for math retest which will be tomorrow, ondoku for Japanese class.

Today's Message: We are into the final week of Term 2! Busy week with many school events going on. Those in the Talent Show, remember to have your costumes in and that you have practice all day on Thursday. Talent show is Friday.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March. 17th

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

Today's Events:

Today's Homework: Read 20 minutes, Journal #18 due Monday,

Today's Events: Class activity is today and we are going to 109 Cinemas. Those traveling back to the school with me should be back at around 18:30 or so. All other students will be picked up from the theater, return home on their own, or will depart on the way back to campus.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16th

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

Today's Events: Today we had LA where we read Macbeth and worked on Hatchet projects. We also had SS where we worked on researching Ancient River Civilization projects. Finally, we had Math where we practiced for the test which is tomorrow.

Today's Homework: Read 20 minutes, Hatchet projects due tomorrow, Math & Science Test tomorrow, Journal #18 due Monday, ondoku.

Today's Message: 109 Cinema Class Activity is tomorrow! Money is due, make sure you have enough on your Suica/Pasmo, bring extra money if you wish to buy snacks at the theater.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wed. March 15th

Dear Grade 6 Parents,

Today's Events: Today we had PE we had Free Time. In LA we did Hatchet projects. Finally, we had Math where we worked on graphs.

Today's Homework: Read 20 minutes, Hatchet projects due Friday, Math and Science Test are on Friday, Journal #18 due Monday, ondoku.

Today's Message: Movie Party on Friday. Make sure you have money on your Suica card.