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.
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…
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.
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.