Ms. Van Kessel's Class - Grade 6/7

2018 - 2019

100 East Church St

N0E 1Y0
Phone: 519 443-8942



Welcome to Miss Van Kessel's Class Page

An area of focus in grade 6/7 at Waterford Public School is developing a positive climate to maximize student success. This includes the character education emphasis and the use of the Tribes ideals.

The Tribes program is based on the idea that children must learn to work together in long-term groups, or tribes, in order to learn how to respect and care for their fellow classmates.

Four agreements are honoured:
Mutual respect

Attentive listening

Appreciation of others and no-put downs

The right to pass and participate


Character Attributes:


Respect-- Treat yourself, others and the environment with care and dignity


Integrity-- Be honest, sincere, trustworthy and reliable; actions and words align


Responsibility-- Be accountable to yourself, family and friends; share, give, volunteer in community; be dependable


Cooperation-- Recognize contributions, applaud effort and work; Recognize and appreciate how you and others
contribute to the overall effort and success of your organization or group.

Perseverance-- Act with courage, tenacity, determination and with a commitment to hard work.; Never give up. Believe in yourself and try your best.

Compassion-- Demonstrate kindness, caring and thoughtfulness; empathize with others


Humility-- Be humble and recognize your limitations; strive for mutual benefit


Inclusiveness-- Create an environment where we honour differences and diversity; be fair and equitable

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GRADE 6/7 WILDCATS' SCHEDULE 2018-2019

GRADE 7 SCHEDULE

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

DAY 5

Period #1
8:50 - 9:50 (60)

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

Period #2
9:50 - 10:30 (40)

HISTORY

SOCIAL STUDIES

HISTORY

SOCIAL STUDIES

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

Nutrition/Recess
Period #3
11:10 - 11:50 (40)

MATH

MATH

MATH

MATH

MATH

Period #4
11:50 - 12:30 (40)

FRENCH

FRENCH

FRENCH

FRENCH

FRENCH

Period #5
12:30 - 1:10 (40)

MATH

MATH

MATH

MATH

ARTS**

Nutrition / Recess
Period #6
1:50 - 2:30 (40)

GEOGRAPHY/ARTS**

SOCIAL STUDIES

PHYS. ED

GEOGRAPHY

SOCIAL STUDIES

PHYS. ED

GEOGRAPHY

SOCIAL STUDIES

Period #7
2:30 – 3:10 (40)

SCIENCE/ARTS**

ARTS**

SCIENCE

HEALTH

SCIENCE

**ARTS - VISUAL, DRAMA, DANCE, MUSIC IN MODULES**

* DPA - 12:50 - 1:10 or 2:50-3:10 Days 1, 3, 5

Elementary School Year Calendar

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Classroom News

Week of June 3rd to June 14th, 2019

scroll down to view previous/current week

Subject

Topic/Assignment/Homework

Due Date

English



Reading - Paper or Plastic or Cotton?, Bottled or Tap Water?; Independent novels; Currents4Kids, What in World

Writing - No Red Ink Lessons, Expository position pieces

Media - Cereal Box Design Gr. 7 Heat/Gr.6 Space OR Natural Hazards

Oral - think/pair/share; Hamilton Spectator Current Events; debates


Mathematics




Data Management - Math trek Probability, Experiments dice/spinners

Geometry & Spatial Sense -

Measurement - surface area and volume of 3-D

Number Sense -

Patterning/Algebra - Prodigy variables, expressions, equations

Problem Solving Strategy - Use or Make a Table/Use or Look for Patterns/make a model

Problems of the week - U of Waterloo website

http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/resources/potw.php

Manga High challenges

GEDSB Grade 7 Calendar Questions

GEDSB Grade 6 Calendar Questions

Prodigy Game


Science

Revolution - Climate Change - Global Warming - Environmental Impacts - Greenhouse Effect

Gr. 7 Heat in the Environment

STEM Challenger: Porosity - Water Filter Designs

Gr. 6 SPACE

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classroom.html

Gizmos - explorelearning.com

Steve Spengler Science Experiments

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/



History


Social Studies

(Past & Present)

Canada's Past - Battles for the Continent - Seven Years War, American Revolution, War of 1812

United Empire Loyalists


Canada's Past - Gr. 6 Newcomers - Ethnic Communities - Loyalists - Historical Poster Come to Canada


Geography



Social Studies (Global)

Mapping Skills, Climate Change, Global Warming, World Water Patterns

https://www.explorelearning.com/


Mapping Skills, Climate Change, Global Warming, World Water Crisis

Physical & Health Education

Low Organized Games -RPS Games, Flag TAg games

3-Pitch, Frisbee

shorts/track pants, shirt, running shoes, deodorant(stick)--Day 2 & 4

Running Shoes - every day


Music



Visual Art

Yarn & Foil Relief

Tessellation Tiles

Hole Punch Pointalism

Drama/Dance





Drama: STOMP/Reader's Theatre


Dance: STOMP, Novelty dances


.


Dates, Reminders and Special Events

Donations of Boxes of Kleenex appreciated

June 3 WDHS Band Performance - 9:15 a.m.

June 5 County Track and Field Port Dover

June 6 Library Books Due

June 7 PA Day

June 10 Intermediate 3-Pitch Tournament - class dispersed to other classes, Fire and Evacuation Drill

June 12 Junior 3-Pitch Tournament

June 14 OPP Canine Unit 2 p.m.

June 17 Buddy Bench Painting, J/I ROAR assembly 2pm

June 18 Nutrition Program yoghurt bar

June 20 Gr. 7 and 8 Trip to The Factory in London, Talent Show 11:10

June 21 CAGE Track and Field

June 24 Report Card #2, Grade 8 Graduation at WDHS

June 25 Gr. 4 to 6 Trip to Medieval Times 7:30 am departure

June 27 Last Day for Students

June 28 PA Day



Technology Update:

1. Office 365 for STUDENTS – as of September 2015, students now all have access to the same O365 tools

(Outlook e-mail, One Drive File Storage, Microsoft Office Online, etc.) that staff members can use.

Students access O365 from the same web address as staff – http://login.microsoftonline.com.

Student email addresses are “username“@granderie.ca where “username” is the student’s GEDSB computer login.

The password is the same as the student’s GEDSB computer login password.

2. FREE Microsoft Office Licenses – all Grand Erie staff and students now have access to FIVE FREE licenses of

Microsoft Office 2016 through their Grand Erie Office 365 account. For details on how to install Office on your personal

devices, check out the blog post on FREE Microsoft Office at https://tntposts.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/free-microsoft-office/.

login to Office 365 https://login.microsoftonline.com/

select Install Office 201_ icon in top right

Week of June 17th to June 27th

Subject

Topic/Assignment/Homework

Due Date

English

Reading - Currents 4 KIds assessment; Disasters

Writing - Expository and news report

Oral - Literature Circle book talks

Media - Cereal Box Design

Mathematics



DMP - probability game designs

GSS -

MMT -

NSN -

PAL -

Problem Solving Strategy - Use or Make a Table; Look for a Pattern; Act it Out; Logical Reasoning

http://cemc.math.uwaterloo.ca/resources/potw.php
Manga High challenges
GEDSB Grade 7 Calendar Questions
GEDSB Grade 6 Calendar Questions
Prodigy Game

Science


Gr. 6 SPACE and Flight

Gr. 7 Structures - towers and tables



http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classroom.html

Gizmos - explorelearning.com

Steve Spengler Science Experiments

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/


History


Social Studies (Past&Present)

Canada's Past - Rebellions 1838


Canada's Past - Newcomers - Immigrant Groups


Geography


Social Studies (Global)

Mapping Skills Application


Physical & Health Education


bring running shoes, shorts/track pants, socks, shirt to participate Days 2 & Day 4

Running Shoes - everyday

3-Pitch and Frisbee

Music


Visual Arts

Hole punch art

bottle fish

paper bag rod puppets

Drama/Dance


Dance - novelty dance compositions; STOMP the playground


Drama - Reader's Theatre

Reminders


Dates, Reminders and Special Events

Donations of Boxes of Kleenex appreciated


June 17 Buddy Bench Painting, J/I ROAR assembly 2pm

Juner 18 Nutrition Program yoghurt bar

June 20 Gr. 7 and 8 Trip to The Factory in London, Talent Show 11:10

June 21 Volunteer Tea 2pm, CAGE Track and Field

June 24 Report Card #2, Grade 8 Graduation at WDHS

June 25 Gr. 4 to 6 Trip to Medieval Times 7:30 am departure

June 27 Last Day for Students

June 28 PA Day


Technology Update:

1. Office 365 for STUDENTS – as of September 2015, students now all have access to the same O365 tools

(Outlook e-mail, One Drive File Storage, Microsoft Office Online, etc.) that staff members can use.

Students access O365 from the same web address as staff – http://login.microsoftonline.com.

Student email addresses are “username“@granderie.ca where “username” is the student’s GEDSB computer login.

The password is the same as the student’s GEDSB computer login password.

2. FREE Microsoft Office Licenses – all Grand Erie staff and students now have access to FIVE FREE licenses of

Microsoft Office 2016 through their Grand Erie Office 365 account. For details on how to install Office on your personal

devices, check out the blog post on FREE Microsoft Office at https://tntposts.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/free-microsoft-office/.

login to Office 365 https://login.microsoftonline.com/

select Install Office 201__ icon in top right


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http://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/

http://nlvm.usu.edu/

http://www.aplusmath.com/

https://www.explorelearning.com/


MangaHigh Math Skills

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Discovery Science

http://www.freerice.com/


Christmas on the Web

https://www.math-drills.com/


http://www.math-aids.com/

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