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 had a little chat with the chiefs. Eventually, we all agreed on tuesday, and tuesday it was. That is how the iroquois make decisions. I just hope it didn't take that many tries.
I thought this was a really good way to make decisions. This way, everyone agrees. Eventually.
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), I am very excited to begin the 2017 – 2018! We will be doing many exciting lessons and inquiry projects that will engage all students in their learning. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for your child’s success and I want you to know that I will do my very best to help your child reach their full potential. Working as a team will motivate your child to persevere and see how striving for success is always a rewarding experience. I will be using this class blog to post reminders, assignments and useful resources. Please check on a regular basis as this will be helpful with communication between school and home. Students will also take turns updating the home page with information a…
Nature Explorers: Trees and Forests By Cale On Tuesday September 14 we went on our first nature explorers trip. We walked to the Fenland Loop to learn about trees and forests with Lynx. We learned about what trees leaves look like and what shrub berries look like and how to identify trees. We did four leaf rubbings of these following trees/shrubs: wild rose, dogwood, willow and mayday tree. I am excited to learn what forest can do and how they help us live.
Grade 6 Curling Adventures By Renz Grade 6 went a curling adventure thanks to the PAUW foundation. Curling was fun everyone was a really good sport and everyone loved it. We went curling 4 times and then we went to the tournament this past Wednesday. I learned how to curl and I learned a lot from curling even how much it costs to upkeep the curling rink. Well I think I got the hang of it. I learned how to slide and push a really heavy rock all the way down to the button. I am glad we got to go curling because now I enjoy it instead of thinking it is boring.