Category Archives: Grade 6 Homework
Practice makes perfect!
Homework for Thursday : ) You’re not the A Club for nothing!
p. 62 – 64
Social Studies Grade Six
Complete the UN questions.
Grade 5 Assignment
Complete third draft of the Cay for Wednesday.
If you have not received it yet, see Tr. Amira on Monday.
Grade 6 Assignment – Selling our product abroad: Step 5
Find out the currency where your headquarters are based.
Convert one unit of that currency into one unit of the currency in the country you are selling to.
Set a price for your product using both currencies.
What are Warm Fuzzies?
(adapted From the Urban dictionary).
You may have heard that grade five and six students are preparing warm fuzzies for each other as a way to say goodbye after a fruitful school year, elhamdullilah.
How it works:
Girls write at least one thoughtful and kind note for every female student in their class from now until the end of the year. Boys do the same for each other. On the last day of school, they will open up their fuzzy wuzzy bags to discover how appreciated they are by their class.
And everyone will have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside : ) As Muslims, we should always show our gratefulness to our friends!
Comparative Essay on The Cay – first draft due on Monday
Islamic Studies – Unit C, Chapter 2 & 3
Do Lesson Reviews, page 50 from workbook due on Tuesday
Thursday will be a test on both chapters
French Grammar Test on Monday
Math Test on Wednesday
Quran ayat 23 – 33 Surat Al Qalam
Sign The Cay Quiz ch. 11 -1 2
Noble Brother vocabulary words with definitions due on Friday (Test as well)
Social Studies assignment both due Monday
Please complete any missing Underground to Canada / EQAO – signed by parents for Monday
Rest up for EQAO : )
(I did not award students higher than a 40 on writing tasks. So students who received 40 should consider it equivalent to an A. However, parents and students can compare the complexity of their writing to the ones sampled in the link to see what a 50 or 60 would receive).
Note that I am overall quite pleased with the long writing tasks the students completed. The main area that most of the students could use more practice on is in answering short comprehension questions that require evidence from the text to support their answers.
Multiple choice questions will be answered in class, insha’Allah.
Students received their most recent EQAO booklets today with my comments and mark, based on the EQAO guidelines posted below. Click on the link to see examples of student work, and what the assessors look for.
Please note that for those students who received a mark of 30 or below on your short answer questions, please “beef” up your answer using evidence from the text.
Thank you and enjoy a well-deserved weekend!
Young, Inuit and Muslim: Maatalii Okalik-Syed’s faith journey
As a young Inuk woman, Maatalii Okalik-Syed is exceptional in many ways.
From a very early age, the 21-year-old native of Pangnirtung, Nunavut committed herself to helping others. She’s worked with several grassroots Aboriginal and Inuit organizations, all the way up to the Government of Nunavut. And now she’s set to graduate from Carleton University with a Human Rights and Political Science degree, minoring in Aboriginal Studies.
But an impressive resume is not the only thing that sets Maatalii apart. Maatalii is a Muslim, one of a small but growing number of Indigenous women in Canada converting to a religion most associate with the Middle East.
It’s not known exactly how many have converted, but some Indigenous Muslims report seeing more and more people like them praying at Ottawa-Gatineau mosques. People like Linda Soliman. A Cree woman originally from Fort Albany in northern Ontario, she credits Islam with strengthening her parenting skills and improving the relationship with her parents.
“You’re not the first person to ask,” laughs Maatalii as she tells the story of how she became a Muslim.
“I grew up in the eastern part of Ottawa. The elementary school I went to had people from different cultures and backgrounds and from different faiths,” Maatalii explains. “Same thing during middle and high school.”
And it was during high school that she would first become curious about her future faith. There to help answer her many questions about Islam was Bengali friend and classmate Ashique Syed.
Her religious curiosity only continued to grow when, by 2004, Maatalii accepted Islam as her new way of life. Four years later, she and Ashique married.
The ceremony took place in his family home. “It was a wonderful wedding, a mixture of both cultures,” says Maatalii.
But Maatalii admits the fact they were from different cultures did cross her mind, aware that, “traditionally, Bengali people would marry other Bengali,” she says.
There was also the language barrier to consider. “It was definitely a learning curve,” says Maatalii. “I’m picking up a lot of Bengali and he is taking Inuktitut language classes. We work together to make it work for both of our families,” she adds.
Such cultural support even goes beyond each other’s families. “I’ve done a lot of leadership work in the (Inuit) community and every step of the way he was doing it with me,” she notes. Last year, the couple went to her home community of Pangnirtung.
“We went fishing, and we caught 4 or 5 seals, and we also went caribou hunting. He actually skinned the caribou,” shares Maatalii. “Once school is done, we have wishes to go back there.”
In other parts of the world, the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Islam is more pronounced.
In Australia, one estimate pegs the number of Aboriginal Muslims at 1,000, enough to support more formal organizations like the Indigenous Muslim Support Network. And in Central America, Islam is gaining a foothold among some Mayans.
For Maatalii, news that other Indigenous people in Canada and around the world are converting to Islam comes as no surprise.
“It’s a religion of peace.”
Martha Troian (Lac Seul Ojibway) is an Ottawa-based journalist. This is her fourth MEDIA INDIGENA contribution.