This is what focused reading looks like. What a great day of learning today!
We are exploring the properties of matter and discussing the issue of child labour.
Here are the questions you had after reading about Matter in your text. See if you can find the answers tonight and post your answer for all to read.
1. What is numerical value?
2.If water freezes would it be half liquid and half solid?
3.What is the cooling state of matter called?
4. What is volume?
5. What is a fixed state?
6. What degrees does fools gold melt at?
Math due Monday gr. 6 pg. 188 !7,8,11,12, Draw 3 number lines, label 0 and 100% .
Then label where the following percents goe: 1st line: 70%, 2nd line 45% and 3rd line 25% . Remember to use benchmarks not a ruler for measuring.
gr. 7 no homework in math
Bring your magazine picture for art tomorrow.
Science -complete notes on matter after reading pg.102-110
Band and French tomorrow
It was fun to have some of our grade 8s return to help in our classroom today. Isn't that amazing that they wanted to spend the day with you rather than take their ProD day off:)
Good work today on our Found poems...complete published copies of Found poems (conversation poems typed and illustrated, magazine word poems glued on coloured construction paper and pictures can be cut out and glued on)
Be sure to complete your math homework
gr. 6- 2 worksheets practising estimating percents and pg.188 #1-3
gr. 7 pg.157 #1-15
Gymnastics tomorrow...bring gym strip
Last couple of days for our penny drive
Anti-Bullying t-shirt orders are due tomorrow.
Only homework is to be sure you have a magazine picture for your scale art for Friday and to write your draft of your found poem:
Found poem criteria:
-it is a poem that has been created from text or conversation.
-it has a clear purpose and topic
-it uses specifically chosen words to create your tone
-you use strategically placed white space and line breaks to create the effect
-spelling and punctuation are correct
Choice number one:
If you overheard the conversation:
Arrange the words as lines in a poem, paying attention to line breaks, white space, capitalization and punctuation. You can leave out words from the conversation but you cannot add words or change the order of your words.
Choice number two:
If you are using words from a magazine:
Pick out words or phrases that you think are especially poetic and that appeal to you.
Lay the words out and decide on how to order them.
Then add words from the magazine (articles like 'the, an and a', conjuntions like 'and', prepositions like 'as, to, which,, that')
Write your lines out so you will remember how to glue them tomorrow.
Bring your words in an envelope to school tomorrow. You will get an opportunity to glue them on your good copy.
% Can you rearrange these characters to explain this meaning? Answer here.
Remember to bring a magazine picture for your next art project.
Math: gr. 6 worksheet(pg.83)
-corrections of what we marked today
- bring an example of how percent is used in real life (hint: look in the newspaper or food items)
gr. 7 pg 156 #2-5, 7
Poetry - prepare for your found poem by eavesdropping (with permission) on a conversation (write down what you hear and bring to school)
French- mon extraterrestre due tomorrow
Thanks to the team of helpers for setting up the gymnastics equipment.
What an awesome day Friday was with our 'Today's Meet' activity. I found our discussion very interesting and we are off to a great start in creating our criteria for writing deeper thinking questions.
Math homework from Thursday is due Monday
Roy Lichtenstein Art is to be completed for Monday
Yay, Brian was the first to figure out our word scramble. Who will be the first to solve this one? dihcl
Bring a magazine picture for our next scale art project. Be sure to leave an edge of about 2 cm when cutting out.
Homework and reminders:
Band and French tomorrow
grade 6 pg. 184-5 #3,5,6,7,8,9 (due tomorrow
Guess this word:
Yay to Mew...first one to get the challenge correct.
Today's word challenge: (email me when you have it)
gr.6 Lesson 1 worksheet both sides
4 ratio examples from the class and one word problem on pg. 181
Revise your biography poem (see criteria and rules on structure, punctuation and spelling)
Label map of Africa using your latitude and longitude coordinates
Remember to email me your animoto. I will email you when I receive it. If you don't know how to link it on your website, I can show you tomorrow.
Complete the locating of your countries in Africa by using the latitude and longitude.
We will label these in class.
Complete your google doc practice of QWIL from today's reading of Wonder pg. 144-162
First Draft: Write 4 stanzas for your Biography poem.
gr. 6 pg 180 #1-6
gr. 7 pg 140 #3-7
The first person to email me with the correct answer below wins a candy.
Find the word by unscrambling these letters:
Here is a photo of your teachers skiing at Whistler last Saturday. Students and teachers had a wonderful trip and if you would like to try skiing or snowboarding in March, let me know.
Finish labelling the continents/oceans map and the following countries on the countries map:
Canada, Great Britain, Uzbekistan, China, Russia, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Bolivia.
Poetry -answer questions 1-9 for the Biography poem
Math gr.6 ratio worksheet
gr.7 pg.136 #3,4,5
Gmail me your animoto passion projects tonight or tomorrow at the latest.
Complete your QWIL and summary for today's reading.
Questions that I have
Wows, what strikes me as interesting or intriguing
Images created in my mind
Language that is exquisite
Reading: Finish QWIL stickies and summary for the section we read today.
Animoto Passion project due Tues. on site (you need to have your site updated with a blog page called Passion Project and criteria copied. Then link your project on this page. Also send me your link when you are finished to my gmail.
Art: Complete drafts of onomatopoeia art (Roy Lichtenstein style) for Monday. The image should reflect the word!
Think about the expression of your subject (if you have one) eg. if it is an angry word, the character should have an angry expression. Below are a few examples. Watch this clip to learn some background information about Lichtenstein. Then answer this question below:
What do you think about his art?
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