Week 18 News

Hi everyone,

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

This week in Social Studies, we are applying our study of the Materials Economy to our final interdisciplinary performance task on relationships. The students will research the impact of the Materials Economy on a biome that they have studied in science, finding problems associated with the Materials Economy as well as finding and/or developing sustainable solutions. They will write and perform a TED talk style speech over the next three weeks.

In English, students are writing their scripts for a speech about a favourite book from the semester. They will perform the speech next week in class – Beck homebase will be on Wednesday 25th May and Vergel homebase will be on Thursday 26th May. Please help your child to practise their speech at home.

This Friday, May 20th is the last day for summer book checkout from the Library. All books not checked out for summer need to be returned by this day. The Genre Wheel reading project also finishes this week so all entries into their Genre Wheel logs need to be inputted by Friday.

Important information for the coming weeks

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed the last two long weekends.

In Social Studies, we are continuing our study of the Materials Economy and sustainability. We have focused on the relationships between extraction, production, distribution, consumption, and disposal. We are working our way toward an interdisciplinary project at the end of the year in which students write and perform a TED talk-style speech about how a specific ecosystem is impacted by the Materials Economy. In English, students are brainstorming and researching information for a persuasive speech they will write about a favourite book from Genre Wheel.

Some important information:

  1. Summer Book Checkout time will be given to students this Wednesday 5/11.

PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT for tips and information.

  1. Quiz this Friday 5/13 for SS. Students will demonstrate what they have learnt about the Materials Economy. We will review in class this week.
  2. Genre Wheel Persuasive Speeches will begin the week of 5/23.

Think that’s everything!

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