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The Canmore Museum

The Canmore Museum By Maddy    
Last week, the grade 6’s went to the Canmore museum. We talked about some characters that lived in Canmore.  Each person had a twin that was the same character. We had to introduce the character that we were to some other people. It was hard for me to describe my character because I speak french. We also learned how the Canmore community passed some laws. To help us to understand, we picked a group that you wanted to be in (wildlife, medicine, construction). After, we decided on the laws as a group. Finally, we took a look at the museum. The trip was very good.

Iroquois Decision Making

Iroquois decision making By: Mairi
This past week we have been working on learning the decision making process for the Iroquois. In class, we worked on either a flowchart or sketch notes of the decision making process. A lot of people didn't completely understand, so we tried it. We had to decide what day to hold our science test. We were divided up into tribes, Mohawk, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga and Onondaga. First, the tribes of Mohawk and Seneca made a decision by consensus. They chose wednesday. Then the tribes of Oneida and Cayuga come to a consensus. They chose tuesday. And the Onondaga chose monday. So we tried again. That time, we switched. Mohawk and Seneca chose tuesday, and Cayuga and Oneida chose wednesday. The Onondaga chose monday again. So we tried again. This time, Seneca, Oneida, Cayuga and Mohawk agreed on tuesday. The Onondaga chose monday. So we tried again. The four tribes agreed on tuesday again. But the onondaga chose monday again! So our clan mother, miss major h…

Moon Phases That Are Out of This World

Moon Phases That Are Out Of This World! By Venince
In Science we are studying Sky Science. We learned about the moon phases by using Oreo Cookies. Miss Major put us into partners and my partner was Erin. Erin did the moon phases by using the Oreos (because I don’t like Oreos) and I did the moon phases too but by drawing it. I remember the moon phases now!
Everyone is enjoyed it and when they get finished they got to eat the Oreo cookie. I will say that I really enjoy making moon phases even though I don’t like Oreos!

Building A Model

Building a Model By Erin        Almost every science period Sandra Becker from the university from Calgary  comes to our class to do research, then we go to the makerspace lab to work on our models. Our models are a deep thinking question about sky science that we did research on, to eventually start building a model to show the answer to our question. Some of our questions changed after doing some research. We have to use flexible thinking because maybe the model that we had in mind doesn't work, so we have to change it to make it work. At the end of every work period we write in our log books. We use the log book because it shows our thinking throughout the process of making our models.
        My question is, why is there microgravity in space? My question has changed after doing some research. It is now why do planets orbit. This relates back to my original question because the answer is because of the sun's gravity. My model is the moon, the sun and earth. Earth and the m…

Making Maps With Lynx

Making Maps with Lynx
By Darby
In the morning Lynx taught us how to use a compass and some survival skills for if your lost we also talked about how to use the stars to tell the directions. When we got to the cascade gardens we split into groups and spread out. We all made maps to  and hid a coloured marker for the other groups to find. We used a compass to tell the direction (baring) and degrees and we used paces to mark how many steps to take. Lynx told us about your dominant foot and if you plan to walk in a straight line you need to choose a landmark or else you will end up walking in a circle. The best part was getting to choose where you want to make your map and                                       using teamwork to get it done and working. The most challenging part was making sure your compass is facing the right direction, keeping count on your paces and making sure it makes sense. Knowing this skill is useful if you are hiking and get lost, because sometimes our phones don’t al…

Book Cafe

Book Cafe
By Amber
This week, Miss Major had something special planned for her class. She started the BookCafe! The purpose for the book cafe is for students to find the right book to read that is on their level. We were given a sticky note that had a coloured dot on it. She gave us those sticky notes to find a certain book that has a sticky note on it with same colour dot. We were even given menus, where we can write down short summaries and rate  the books that we read. Miss Major, also gave us all snacks everytime we rotated to a different book. She gave us an appetizer (magic reading beans), an entree (book worms) and dessert (bookmarks). Overall, it was a really fun experience and we got to learn a lot about how to choose books for our literacy circles.

The Grickle Grass Town Council

The Lorax Presentation
By Mickale

Kids from 6M has been doing a project about the book called “The Lorax”. They have to make an argument in certain roles and present it to “The Grickle Grass Council”. Miss Major kept a secret on who the mayor will be for our “Grickle Grass Council”. Eventually when it was the day to present our projects to the council, the mayor was KAREN SORENSEN!!! We told her what our arguments were and why we don’t want the thneed factories and why we do need the thneed factories, once Karen Sorensen heard our arguments, she decided to keep the thneed factories, but, they have to ask permission to the town/city if they could build one there. They also need to make sure that the animals and plants were not causing any trouble from the thneed factory. The council agreed too (Craig). So, the thneed will be still built in a good way and no harm.