There are still 13 of you who need to hand in Groove forms in order to participate in this PE opportunity in two weeks.
There was also 1/3 of you who did not do your art samples for homework and many who did not print your 3rd draft. Please follow through on your homework activities as it greatly inconveniences the rest of us who are ready to move forward.
Gr.7s in Mrs. Van's class have a test tomorrow and gr. 6s have their test on Thursday. Your test gr. 6s is area and word problems.
Who threw their lunch in the garbage today? Just thinking about our poverty discussion. If you don't want to eat your lunch, take it home and eat it later. If you don't like what you have for lunch, inform your parents...please don't waste food.
Today we shared our group's thoughts about the causes of poverty. This is what we have shared so far. Tomorrow we will read some articles to give us more background information.
Post specific examples of poverty that you notice in your community of Surrey. What do you think the causes are?
Wow...last day of March tomorrow...can you believe it?
Congrats to our three gr. 6/7 representatives for participating in the assembly today. You were so brave - the only intermediates to go outside the box and push your learning to overcome your fear of presenting poetry in front of your peers. Way to go Bandola, Little Boy and Tyler. We are all very proud of you... so many approached me with positive comments about your slam poetry.
Also congrats to the band. You have come so far and sounded great!
Groove dance forms need to come back
Assess your speaking/content for presentations of statistics for Poverty (see email from me)
We worked today on our response drafts for Lovetobutcant and after a modelling session (thanks for volunteering Defiant One) we worked with partners to peer edit. Be sure to make changes and complete your draft #3 for homework. Do this on your google doc so you can print for tomorrow.
Today we dug a little deeper into the types and causes of Poverty. POST: How has your understanding of Poverty changed? Explain.
Coast Salish art
Missing some Groovin forms.
Writing: concrete poems due Monday. Be sure your shape gives as much meaning as your words.
Math - see Thursday
Reading responses - you have seen modelling of how to get started with editing your drafts. This is an opportunity to revise, make any changes, add, delete and combine sentences. Use your criteria checklist to make all revisions and to self-edit. We will peer edit on Monday.
Poverty: We shared our ideas about statistics, then did a reflection about our overall thoughts.
There are some powerful images below. POST your thoughts.
Art: We are beginning our art designs for our wooden fish cutouts. These are going to be legacies left behind at Hillcrest for many years so it is important to plan effectively before painting the wood. Here is the link for the Coast Salish design elements for our fish designs. Listen (so much better with words) to the design ideas, then practice this weekend putting some of the shapes together to create your own design. We will continue on Monday.
Poverty takes on many forms:
Great day today! Here are your reminders and tomorrow we will be continuing from here.
** There are many GrooveEdge parent consent forms still outstanding. Please ask your parents to sign and return tomorrow.
There are also still some outstanding reports needed. Please ensure they are signed and return to me tomorrow.
Where has your learning taken you this week? (think of all the LI we have covered in the various topics ) What areas of your learning are you proud of? What areas of your learning did you find challenging this week? What evidence can you provide that you are in the middle of your learning journey?
Our wonderful grade 7 group photo!!
In socials we are studying poverty. Today we shared our thoughts about what poverty means to us and why it exists. Post any questions about poverty that you have at this time.
Here is a link to the video clip on Poverty that you saw today...this time with words!
LA: You have received peer feedback today on your practice write. Did you find this helpful? Did you make corrections or change anything? Keep these drafts and notes in your writing notebook for reference when you write your speech.
Poem from term 2 is published and displayed showing how you moved your learning forward after feedback and revisions.
Concrete poetry: Think of a theme for tomorrow.
Grade 6s Text pg. 273 #5-9, Workbooks pg. 64 Test on measuring quadrilaterals Thurs.
Grade 7s Ms. Van pg. 224 #7-13
Welcome to 3rd term. Spring has sprung and I hope everyone had a fun-filled, restful Spring Break. Let's share some of our highlights. Post in the comments section.
I'll begin: My children and friends organized a surprise 60th birthday party for me...I did not suspect a thing because it is a month before my actual birthday. My mom and siblings came from Ontario and took me on a great holiday to Vancouver Island. I am so fortunate to have such a loving family and caring friends.
Here are the Makerspace Learning Journey inspiration pages you completed.
Only 10 of you posted your speech topics over the holidays. Have a look at what is there if you still have not posted and be sure to choose a different topic.
Topics: smoking, oil spills, racism, cancer, history of Riverview hospital, importance of trees, judgement, Syrian civil war, overcoming obstacles, best friends.
We are continuing our poetry unit with concrete poems. A Concrete Poem is a poem whose meaning is conveyed through shape or pattern on the page. The poem takes shape of the object it describes. The meaning is created by both, the way words sound and look. The print of the poem takes shape as a collage or picture to accentuate the meaning.
Here are some examples. Try this concrete poetry link to practice writing your own.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shadow Bacon!!
P.E. Monday/Wed this week so bring gym strip (remember to leave outdoor hoodie/sweatpants in class as we will go outside on the non-gym days that weather allows.)
You need a new exercise book for socials tomorrow. We are beginning our unit of Poverty this week.
• Post a statistic about Poverty in the comment section.
Be sure you are finished your 5 paragraph practice persuasive write.
Grade 7s Mrs. Van Area ...answer in units squared
Grade 6s Pg.272-3 #1-4
Have a great Spring Break!!
Here's a couple of reminders:
No homework unless you did not finish your conclusion for your persuasive write today.
Also start thinking about your speech topic and over the break POST your topic so we won't have repeats.
Purpose of speech: To inform or persuade
How to choose?: Think of your passions, ideas, interests, topics you feel strongly about. Then do some research to find information, details, and facts on your topic and see if you have enough to talk about.
Here are the highlights from today:)
Jump Rope for Heart!!
Great finish for our Slam Poetry first attempts. How can you improve next time?
Have a wonderful break!
Oh yeah...Way to go Bandola and Waffle! First attempt at slam poetry. How about some feedback?
We will continue hearing your Slam Poetry tomorrow.
Be sure to conference with your parents and return your yellow duotangs and report covers tomorrow if possible please.
Jump Rope for Heart assembly is Friday - return your fundraising envelopes.
French - due tomorrow
Science Learning Journey page is due tomorrow
Gr. 6s - quiz on measuring triangles tomorrow. Complete corrections, pg. 268-9 #4-9, pg. 63 in workbook should have been completed in class.
Mrs. Van gr. 7s - corrections, test and triangle page
Wow! What great fun learning from our artist, Richard Cole and author, Jane Watt today! Have a look at the beautiful, creative works of art and only in a half hour.
Tomorrow is our celebration...you have worked hard and deserve this. Castle Fun Park - here we come! Dress for the weather as it can be chilly outside while go karting.
As the newsletter stated, lunch is included as well as $6 game play,(which normally is enough for students), mini golf, go kart, and choice of bumper cars, batting cage, dream raiders, bowling or typhoon. You can bring extra money for added game play and other activities but this will be your responsibility.
Tell parents we leave at 9:30 and return at 2:30. If they wish to participate, the park will give them the group rate.
Homework for Wed.- no backpacks or books needed tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment. We would love to find out more about you:)