We had a great day today! Be sure to follow through with your goals as you are now into the end of your 2nd week. Tomorrow we will assess how well you have been following through with your plan.
We are also learning about CRAAP. You received this resource to help you discern whether a resource is reliable or not. Band students you will need to copy the key ideas of this information.
See the music video to review this evaluation of resources
We had our 2nd workshop for the novel approach unit. The focus today was background knowledge and making connections. Be sure to ask your parents to initial this page after you explain what this strategy means. POST a specific example of how using setting a purpose, background information or making connections has helped your reading comprehension in the last two days.
Here is another good video to explain the difference between mass and weight. We will be moving forward in our science learning.
Skating notice for January 26 ...we now have enough parent drivers...thank you but you need to get your permission forms in tomorrow please.
Support the Think We team in their fundraiser $1 for a raffle ticket
Today was an assessment for learning about mass, gravity and weight. You already have an idea of what you may have been confused about or may have missed. You will receive my feedback in order to prepare for final unit assessments. Here are two of your classmates with a unique approach of using drama to share their understanding. Post what you liked about any or all of the presentations. Besides more time, what suggestions do you have for each other?
We had a great day today. One activity was to show our understanding of mass, weight and gravity. Some of us realized that we did not have accurate background information. This is a good learning opportunity to help us when we work on our final project. Use the previous links and resources on the class site to add more details to your notes and improve your knowledge. The key questions are what are they, how are they measured and what does it look like? (example)
We began our novel approach unit today. Be sure to share this information page with your parents and ask them to initial it.
Our first learning activity was a lesson on Setting a Purpose when we read. After Mrs. Jensen modelled the lesson, you had the opportunity to practice this skill. POST your opinion of this activity e.g.what you learned, how this is helpful, and what you thought of the activity and poem.
More homework reminders:
Grade 7s pg. 47 #1,2,3 Mrs. Fraction worksheet
Grade 6s pg. 50,51 and 52 corrections. pg.218 #3,5,8,9 Mark it please.
Finish your landmarks and share your map with me.
Skating notice for January 26 ...we still need parent drivers
Support the Think We team in their fundraiser $1 for a raffle ticket
"All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players." is an example of a famous metaphor. William Shakespeare is directly comparing the world to a stage, with the people playing " roles" as they go about their daily lives.
Here are some metaphors from the class:
• crystal light of the moon.`
• Life is just one huge rollercoaster.
• cloud of cotton candy
• detective listened to her tales with a wooden face.
• black carpet was the night in the mid day
• stars are crystals against the night sky
• There are plenty of other fish in the sea.
• he's a walking encyclopedia
• Science is a art.
• light flows into the bowl of the midnight sky.
• Rollercoaster of emotions
Complete your grammar from today: prepositions/compound sentences
Practice your French as your presentations are due tomorrow.
Gr. 6 -you have 2 math practice pages
Science: be sure you have detailed notes on the difference between mass, weight and gravity. You have many resources at your fingertips: use the Bill Nye video and short that I put on the class site last week, use the student comments about what they learned, and see the awesome videos below on Mass and Weight. One is only 6 minutes but it really explains the difference well. The other is 3 minutes but is a good illustration as well and introduces the term inertia.
For review click on this link to play a Parts of Speech game.
Do as many landmarks as you can tonight. You already have 5 completed so see if you can get another 5 done. (I know some of you had difficulties with the internet today so I will give you the extra day tomorrow) Remember we are checking for reliable sources next. It should look like this...see below. If you finish all 13 (one per province and territory), then share the document with me. You are ready to move onto the 'craap test'.
Great day today! We are learning how to make connections and find meanings in poetry. Be sure you understand the difference between poetic devices such as metaphors, similes and personification. POST an example of a metaphor.
Choose a math game (see the right side) to practice your skills in fractions. How many of you played 'Find Grampy'? It is hilarious.
We have planned our Lichtenstein art and will begin the draft next week.
Learning Intentions for Socials:
I can locate and use reliable sources.
I can identify and label places of interest on a map.
Next directions for google maps. Find one landmark, special site or tourist attraction in each province and territory. Be sure to create a new layer and to add tags for each landmark. Then do research on these and write one to two sentences to describe what one can expect or see when they visit the site. Then include the link of your reliable source. Homework is to complete 5 landmarks. This is to be completed after class on Monday.
See the short video below to review Gravity, Force and Work. Monday we will add to our notes. Thanks to those who participated in the site yesterday.
Another busy day! Our heads just about exploded when reviewing parts of speech though.
Be sure to email me your google map by tomorrow morning. We want to move to the next step.
In science we are exploring the concept of gravity, mass and weight. Here is the video we started watching in class. (we made it to about 9 minutes but it would be beneficial to watch the full 20 minutes. )
Watch the rest of it and POST what you learned. Note: Do not post the same ideas as your classmates. Read the comments before you post.
Shadow Bacon is reading one of our new novels funded by our wonderful PAC. He says that this book is teaching him what not to do at school!!
Great day today! We are well on our way to learning fraction skills.
By tomorrow all google maps should be shared with me. I will then email you your next task.
POST your poem from yesterday's personification homework and comment on at least one classmate's work.
We have planned our strategies for the goals we chose to focus on this term. You will receive feedback as to whether you have an effective plan or not.
You are also responsible for submitting evidence of working on your goal on Feb. 12th. Tonight you should create the tools you will use to organize and hand in as evidence.
Here are some of our New Year's Resolutions:
-to be more organized at home and at school
- to not go on Instagram as much
-to be more honest
-do not be so picky when eating
-to be more careful with my body because you won't get another body if you break it
-To not care what other people think (if it is bad.)
-to try new foods that I don't typically eat and share more of my thoughts and ideas
-to memorize all the names,places, and events in the hobbit
-to make the impossible possible
-to eat healthy and exercise more
be less a blunt
We also continued with our Forces unit. Today we practiced measuring the weight of the force (pulling down) of objects. This measurement is in Newtons. See if you can find the difference between mass and weight and explain how they differ when we are on Earth and our Moon.
Continue to share your opinions and reflections when answering classmates or responding to questions. Today's post: Name one example of how fractions are used in real life. **You may not use an example that someone has already stated.
Be sure to ask your classmates for help when confused or needing information. Your classmates would love to give you some assistance...especially those who are finished their google map.
I am impressed by thoughtful student responses and powerful reflections like the following:
We are working on our poetry today. Our next practice is on onomatopoeia and personification. You should also review the rhyming scheme practice we did before Christmas as you will get a quiz tomorrow on this.
Here is that helpful 'word' find wheel for writing more interesting words.
•Complete your goal plan and strategies. Be specific with your strategies...exactly what will you ask your parents to do...and exactly when, where, how many times a week, etc.
•Grade 7s complete your math practice: Friendly advice, determine fraction sheet
Practice Find Grampy to get ready for denominators
• Grade 6s fraction worksheet (try your best on 2nd sheet)
•Complete your google map activity. Once you have completed the provinces, territories and capital cities, share it with me. Be sure to use a different icon to differentiate different layers. eg. star for provinces, square for capitals. If you do not have success at home completing this task, come early tomorrow to finish.
LI I can read and follow clear instructions on how to complete a task.
I can correctly label and mark specific locations/landmarks using Google Maps. (Use layers,
marks, labels, scale, distances, area, different map views, embed/share links and resources,
I will email you your next steps once I have received your map.
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