Science is due Monday...
PLEASE POST any questions you still have about your project...Be sure to copy all resources under the heading bibliography on your poster, brochure and google slides.
Parents please remind your child to bring their box or container to school on Monday in order to bring your clay mask home.
Also complete your math from Tuesday.
Today grade 7s received another practice for math 3.6.
Your self-assessment should be updated on Fresh grade. You are not only assessing what was easy today and a challenge but describe how you overcame that challenge or what you will do next time? Also what are your next steps for next week?
Another great day for us!! You have one more class period tomorrow to work on your science project. If needed, you can take it home to finish on the weekend. PLEASE POST any questions you still have about your project...For example, I was still reminding students today about copying each link (resource) beside the notes you wrote. I should be able to easily see how you wrote your point notes in your own words by clicking on the specific link you copied right beside those notes.
We completed our clay masks by painting them. Remember to bring a box or container to carry your mask home tomorrow.
Also tomorrow is your soapstone class so be prepared with your clothes, cloth and toothbrush.
Math: complete for Monday
What a great day! It started with an excellent speaker for the Think We team to inspire students to help with a reading initiative. See photos below.
Then we had an interesting and educational trip to the Surrey Arts Centre which included a tour to view various artists work and clay workshop.
POST a description of your mask, what you like most and least about it and your overall thoughts about the gallery exhibit.
I have included the link below of artist Graeme Patterson's work, "Secret Citadel".
Bring a shoe box size container to take your mask home.
same as yesterday, see teachers - due Monday
Science-all points notes should be in complete sentences and paragraphs for tomorrow so you can spend tomorrow and Friday's class working on your poster, brochure or imovie.
Writing-be sure to post your 100 word write on your blog.
POST whether you followed through with your act of kindness today. If so, how did that go? What happened? Did it affect anyone? How did you feel? If you did not follow through, or post yesterday, then explain what you could do tomorrow.
POST your thoughts about the theme and why you think our novel is called Wonder.
Remember tomorrow is our field trip to make clay masks, so wear clothing that is okay to get dirty. Please thank your parents for driving. We leave for the Surrey Arts Centre at 10:30 and should leave for Hillcrest at 2:20.
Today you received your rubric for assessing your science project. Pay attention the fully meets level of performance and its descriptors. Do you want to achieve this level? Do you know what you need to do to achieve that level? Are you willing to put the work needed into your project in order to achieve this level? Do you have any questions on how to achieve this level?
Writing: This week we have part of a sentence. Writers need to think carefully before they start as they will need to know what the story is. The prompt is:
…but later that day…
Questions to ask:
PE tomorrow...we switched this week due to our field trip on Wed.
In Wonder, Mr. Tushman talks of a simple thing called Kindness! "Being kinder than necessary."
POST:What is one act that you will do tomorrow to meet this goal?
Our field trip looks like it's a go for Wednesday thanks to parents who rearranged their schedules and can drive. Students who do not bring permission forms will stay at school under the supervision of another teacher.
What a great day today! Our soapstone is really coming along and we are learning to be more focussed in order to meet all expectations, including clean-up.
Today we read our final precept in Wonder. What is your precept of choice at this point?
I have given everyone feedback on their point form notes for our endangered species projects and reviewed the expectations. Be sure you follow the guidelines, especially when copying the links of sources you use right beside the notes you take.
Write your reflection for today's soapstone in your reflection book: what was easy? what was challenging? Why was it easy and difficult? How did you or are you going to overcome your challenges? What are your next steps going to be?
Edit and publish this to your Fresh grade page under Soapstone comments.
Science: Finish all point form notes and decide which representation you will use. Monday you will begin your published work.
French: due Wednesday
Clay Mask Workshop notices due on Monday. We are very short drivers so please ask your parents if they can help us out.
POST how you think you did on your math test.
Also ask if you have any questions about how to take your notes. Some of you are revising your notes in order to follow the instructions. You must use point form and you must organize your facts under your question or key subtopic.
You also must link every resource you use right beside the notes you are finding so I can measure the main ideas you are choosing and how you are putting them into your own words
Do not use words you do not know the meaning of. Some of you got caught today. Remember you are the experts of this topic and must understand exactly what you are writing.
Tomorrow is your last class day to find answers to the criteria questions.
Continue taking notes tonight.
French: Project due January 27th
Return field trip notice for clay mask sculptures.
Congratulations to the three groups who presented their Fine Arts projects from term 1. You showed committed, responsibility and creativity.
POST your species scientific name and see if your classmates can guess the common name.
You should review for your math test tomorrow.
Gr. 7s you need to complete the mid-chapter review and mark your questions to make sure that you are understanding each question.
Be sure to ask me for help before your test tomorrow. (It will have to be first thing during class as I have bball practice before school)
Science: Continue to take notes...use your criteria to find the key sub-topics...use the T-chart strategy to be sure you are choosing main ideas with few words and phrases.
- this will also help you write notes that are focussed and organized under your 'key' sub-topics.
Writing: Post your edited/revised write on your blog tonight. If beneficial, be sure to consider the feedback you received from your classmates.
French: Project due January 27th
Return field trip notice for clay mask sculptures.
POST:Any questions or difficulties you may have in math, science, writing or reading.
Remember your writing goals start now.
Fine Arts sharing is tomorrow for non-band students.
Well we have a good variety of projects of endangered species in Canada.
Continue your exploring of resources and reading for information on your species. You have until Monday to find all the information on your criteria sheet. Then you will work on your representation next week. It is due on Feb.1st
Your final draft for 100 word write is due tomorrow, then you will have a day to edit and revise before publishing.
Note: Math test mid-chapter for grade 6 and 7 will be on Thursday so be sure to look after your learning and get help tomorrow if there is something you do not understand.
When reading Wonder today, we learned that Auggie does not want to be known for the kid who loves Star Wars.
What are you known for?
You are beginning your endangered or threatened species projects. Tonight spend some time browsing and POST your top 3 choices for your project.
Here are many helpful websites but there are many more:
•Canadian Wildlife Federation
Then browse and find helpful resources. Be sure to copy these links on a google doc but do not start note taking yet as we will confirm your topic tomorrow in class.
Students have a mid-chapter test at the end of this week. Because of soapstone, you will have review and practise to do tomorrow and Wednesday. Then you will have your test on Thursday or Friday. Be sure to see me if you need any extra help before Thursday.
To review multiplying decimals that are larger than one, see this video. Be sure to practice estimating your answer first. For example, if you are multiplying 32.12 x 0.5, think 32 x 1/2 is 16, so I will get around 16 for my answer.
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment. We would love to find out more about you:)