Mean, Median, Mode and Range

We’ve made an anchor chart in class to help remember these terms.

To help you remember, you  might want to check out this catchy song:

Or even work on a lesson from Kahn Academy.

However you do it, make sure you memorize these terms!

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Book Trailers

Book Clubs Begin!

We will be starting book clubs in room 214! You will be receiving more information in class about how Book Clubs will work, but for now, your job is to look at the copies of the books that are displayed in class, and watch all 8 of the trailers below. After that, you will rank your choices for books, in order of preference. Number 1 means you are MOST interested in this book, number 8 means that you are LEAST interested in this book. Once the ranked ballots are submitted, Mme. Payne will make up the groups and let you know which book you’ll be reading. Remember, you may not get your first choice of books, but Mme. Payne will make sure you’re assigned a book that is the right level for you and will be interesting!

Rules for ranking books:

  • If you have read this book already, DO NOT rank it. Write I’VE READ IT next to the book title.
  • If you have seen the movie based on this book, DO NOT rank it. Write I’VE SEEN IT next to the book title.
  • DO NOT rank the books the same way your friends do. This will not lead to a happy book club! We will be doing 3 rounds of book clubs over the rest of the year, so you will have a chance to work with your friends at least once. Book clubs are tons of fun, but only when the groups are made up correctly, so don’t worry about what your friends want. Worry about what books interest you the most.

Book choices are due by the end of the day on Thursday February 16!

#1 Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo

#2 Holes, by Louis Sachar

#3 Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

#4 Sideways Stories from Wayside School, by Louis Sachar

#5 Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen

#6 Boy in the Dress, by David Walliams

#7 Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

#8 Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt

Can you guess what our Book Club theme is? Yes, that’s right, it’s books that have all been made into movies!

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Kahn Academy Math Practice

As an additional challenge this week, I encourage all students to take a look at the Kahn Academy math practice for grades 5 and 6. Check out the DATA MANAGEMENT sections and test out your understanding of graphs and your ability to solve problems based on data sets.




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Les Vagues d’immigration au Canada

30 vagues d’immigration au Canada

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Immigration Stories

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Happy New Year!

Aujourd’hui est ton jour. Relève le défi!

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Gr 6 Biodiversity Project – Striking Balance episodes

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Two Food Waste Webinars to Check Out!

Food Waste: From Farm to Table to Garbage Can

Food Waste and the Worldwide Food System

Click here for an interesting article about something being tried in Nova Scotia to reduce food waste.

What questions and ideas do you have after watching these webinars and learning about food waste in class?

Write your response in your reading journal.

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Webinar about Aquatic Ecosystems

Grade 6s – here is a webinar that unfortunately our class wasn’t able to attend because we had gym class, but the webinar was recorded and released as a video. It’s very exciting that we get to hear from a real live researcher who will tell us about aquatic ecosystems. Take a look!


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L’Halloween vient

Aujourd’hui nous avons pris plusieurs décisions à propos de l’halloween. Premièrement, merci à Logan, Sienna, Alex A., Ella, Leah et Anna qui vont fournir des citrouilles pour le concours. En plus, nous avons divisé les tâches pour la fête d’halloween.

La nourriture

Leah, Ella, Alexa, Ben, Keira, Jackson, Aaron, Gillian, Eamon, Harrison, Rory, Quincy

Les décorations

Jacob, Logan, Alex C., Anna, Natalie P., Alex A., Matthew R.

La musique

Emma, Carter, Annaleah

La mise en place et le nettoyage

Matthew Y., Victoria, Zara, Carly, Callie, Sienna, Rylan, Natalie S.

La fête d’halloween aura lieu l’après midi du 31 octobre.

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