Sensational Sixes

Grade 6 Election

Last week the Grade 6’s participated in another exciting ILT based on The Democratic Election Process. This was done over the course of three days.

On Day 1 they were instructed to get into groups of four. In these group they came up with their own party- it had to have a name, slogan, logo, etc. They had to then select a party leader and as a team, create an electoral poster with the use of their iPads. Following this, they learnt the importance of reaching all the political parties target by creating an Afrikaans pamphlet for their created party. Speeches were made, presented and a class vote was cast. It was great for the students to let their creativity, group and leadership skills reign free.

one of the election posters that were made

one of the election posters that were made

the Afrikaans pamphlets

the Afrikaans pamphlets

On Day 2 they had to work in pairs to create a powerpoint with regards to the change in South Africa’s Coat of Arms, our flag, etc. It was great to see the students creating amazing slide shows with the use of their iPads- they know so much!

an amazing keynote slideshow

an amazing keynote slideshow

On the last day- Day 3, was the grand finale! After using some mathematical skills and compiling a graph, the preparation for the final vote commensed. Alterations and appointments with Mr. Preston were made in final preparation. All the Grade 6’s, along with their teachers met in the hall to listen to the final four speeches. Ballot papers were handed out and votes were made and counted. The competition was stiff, and the winner was announced- Cami Nieuwstad!!! Congratulations to all involved!

the students Maths graphs regarding poll numbers

the students Maths graphs regarding poll numbers

voting in the hall

voting in the hall

the students getting a feel for the election queues

the students getting a feel for the election queues

the Grade President- Cami

the Grade President- Cami

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EXCITING TIMES!

IUGUWith Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, James Walker and the ILT all happening, there’s no wonder why Grade 6 is full of exciting times…

During the past week Cape Town has experienced top international performers at the Cape Town Stadium. Elkanah learners who were lucky enough to attend the concerts couldn’t sit still at school while waiting for their parents to collect them.  Justin Bieber, of course being top priority on Wednesday last week, put on a great show making his fans very proud to be Beliebers!

The Walker family has a new member, their new-born baby boy, James. This is very exciting for the Walkers as well as the Elkanah family! The Kestrels had a great time preparing a surprise baby shower and making Mr Walker wear a dummy and use a bottle during his break.

The ILT has kicked off and by the amount of talking happening in the class you can tell the Grade Sixes are thrilled with their integrated tasks!

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