Wow can you believe February is almost over?
Makers Space Learning Journey Celebration
Purpose: to celebrate the learning that took place and to provide inspiration in the MakerSpace room for other creative minds.
Here are the directions for our project due Thursday...Friday if you need the extra day.
We will use the computers next week to import your photos and text. Be sure you have all of your photos at school on Monday.
Each group is responsible for creating one project with images and text using comic life. Each member is responsible for writing his/her own quote which reveals the impact that this experience had on them. The images represent your groups' journey.
-81/2 x 11 size paper, use comic life
-images and or sketches
-personal learning quote (statement) that includes an explanation of the impact this experience had on you
(e.g. an aha moment, overall one sentence wrap up, summary, personal reflection statement, a quote, your opinion)
POST your opinions of another groups' makerspace project and explain why you feel this way. Comment using the Helpful of our THINK criteria. How can you help each group move their learning forward?
Begin preparing your own personal learning quote.
Have a look at the great playground games you led today.
Positive feels good!!
We gave each other positive comments today and here is a sample of what you said after this activity.
"I feel really good!" Slug
"I am going to put this on my wall." Black Bear
"This is cool." That kid
"It makes me feel special". Kawaii Peach
"Hugs all around!" Gus
Dark Knight- "This is going on my bulletin board at home."
Math gr. 6s pg.268 #1-3
Writing: Complete drafting your first two paragraphs for your media opinion write. (Some of you need to catch up as we did the introduction and first paragraph last week.)
Post your opinions for today's question.
Tomorrow we are going to do playground games with our buddies. We will think of stations to run but one will be skipping. Click on the following link to see some skipping songs. Some of these I used to play when I was a kid. Think of a skipping song or routine that you can share and work on with your little buddy.
Raffle tickets MUST be returned tomorrow morning
Field trip permission forms must be returned tomorrow.
What a great presentation by Kevin who reminded us so much more than how to paint our fish. He reminded us of some of the things that are important in life, such as love, respect, honour, humility,and empathy. POST to be the first to remember the missing two.
Here are some action shots from today; Pink/red t-shirt day- grade 7s against bullying! We are getting fit by skipping.
POST your opinions of our question of the day. Talk to each other. This should be a good debate because the vote was split in 1/2 yes/no.
Practice for our Slam poetry presentations
Finish grammar sheets
Grade 7s -see your teacher's site
Grade 6s correct your measurement quiz (If you received 7 or 8 you are finishing the 'draw an angle' practice)
Practice the game I put on the site last week to practice your measuring...it really helps!!
Raffle tickets must be returned tomorrow
Field trip notices are due tomorrow. We still need drivers:)
Gr. 7s - It sounds like the Tweedsmuir parent meeting went well last night and the Clayton meeting is tonight. See the information below. You are responsible for letting your parents know about this...notices went home a week ago.
Poetry 'revised and published' copy is due tomorrow. Add your designs around the border or as a background image.
POST your thoughts about today's debatable question. Be sure all work and yellow reporting duotangs are in class all week as we will be preparing for Monday when you report to parents.
Here are some photos of our gymnasts taken last week. See homework below - the language is not for homework.
Field trip notices
Jump Rope for Heart donations in envelope
Bring all work e.g. poetry and binders, etc. to school
Grade 6s you need your protractors and rulers here each day!
Here are the links to the slam poetry examples we watched today. How will you present your poem?
After watching these examples, what do you think is the most important thing to do when presenting your poetry? POST what criteria stands out for you the most?
At the bottom is another one you haven't seen...a female example.
What a great sharing session we had today of our Maker space projects. See the photos below.
Next week we are going to be preparing for our reporting session to parents. Take some time over this long weekend to think about your strengths, areas that need improvement and characteristics you would use to describe yourself as a learner.
POST your compliments to 3 of your classmates today, tomorrow and Saturday will be Day 21!
** Reminder that raffle tickets are due on Monday
Order forms for vegetables
Parent-student meeting for grade 7s on Monday, Feb. 23 at Tweedsmuir at 6 p.m.(see notice)
Clayton meeting is on Feb. 24th (see notice)
What a great day today...and no heads exploded!! We had lots of 'sic' actors though. See the photos below of some of our final drama activities.
We had a great conversation today about integrity, our values, respecting others and thinking of others, going beyond thinking of yourself. It is so great to teach students that care about their environment, classmates and selves. Thank you for being who you are!
Gr. 6s and 7s if you want the practice...Use this link to practice measuring angles.
What is in a name? The subject came up while reading the novel, The Boy on the Porch. Let’s share the meaning behind our names. POST after asking your parents how they decided on naming you or what your name means?
Also POST a compliment to 3 classmates for your gratitudes this week. Some of you have still missed this direction since Monday.
No school on Friday (ProD)
Bring raffle tickets by Monday
Order forms for vegetables went home
Wow FSAs make the grade 7s head explode. Thank you grade 6s for being respectful and aware that the gr. 7s needed quiet time to focus.
POST your 3 gratitudes about your classmates this week by giving them compliments. Some of you missed this direction yesterday. Go back and see the great examples.
Mrs. Farrell and I showed our moving design using a battery and different materials from Maker space. You will be able to play with these materials on Thursday and we will also be sharing what you made on Thursday.
Gr. 6s this is what you need to design in your math book tonight. Be ready to
practice measuring angles tomorrow.
Here is the homework: Also you just received another fundraiser notice regarding ordering fresh vegetable.
Today is Day 16 for our gratitudes...5 more to go! Does your brain feel happier yet?
Why don't we focus on positive compliments for our classmates this week.
e.g. I am grateful that Fecal Flatulence remembers his peer coaching without reminders. I am grateful that Tyler, little boy and defiant one spend so much energy creating thoughtful questions each day. I am grateful that shadow bacon remembered to take his hat off when he came into the classroom...very respectful.
* If you can't remember your classmate's nicknames, have a look at past blog comments.
What a beautiful day!
See Friday's site for reminders this weekend. POST your gratitudes today.
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