It was such a pleasure to hear our grade 7 band play today. They have come so far and should feel very proud of themselves. Also congratulations to those who introduced the songs.
We had a very busy day today beginning with a run or power walk. Did this exercise help your focus?
We also started our probability unit.
Be sure to complete the probability practice with one die. If you don't have a die, you can finish it on Monday.
Reflection has been a very important part of our learning this year. We are combining our photography skills with the reflection of our own learning to make a final personal learning journey project.
Post at least one quote or descriptive language that you will be using in your personal learning reflection projects to describe your growth and learning.
Also begin to plan the images and text that you will use in order to describe your learning over this year grade 6s and two years grade 7s.
Remember to use the skills you have learned in photography such as rule of thirds, what your center of interest is (focus/depth/foregound/background), amount of details, perspective and converging or leading lines, symmetry, contrast, colour, light, and making sure you have a meaning behind your photo. This is called symbolism. Also think about the mood or emotion you are trying to create.
You have French on Monday and bring PE clothing each day as we are starting to see the nice weather and can go outside for more fitness breaks.
Shout out to our athletes competing in the track meet on Wednesday. We are very proud of you.
Also thanks to all for your support for Ghana and the Think We initiative with freezies.
Please remind parents that our Fun night basket is the raffle theme and we are asking for donations...anything from scratch and win, prizes, and chance games to travelling car games for the kids...hey how about some probability ideas!!
Remember there is no school on Tuesday unless there is a settlement. Due to conflicts there are a few changes in our schedule of events. Here is the updated list in our busy June.
Important Upcoming Dates (Please see highlighted text for changes.)
No school tomorrow due to rotating strikes. Post what you intend on doing with your time tomorrow.
Give newsletter to parents.
Bring $1 (for half) or $2 (for whole), to buy your freezie on Friday. Thanks for supporting your Think We team and helping Ghana.
Remember to bring your items for our Fun night theme basket.
Bring gym strip on Friday.
Grade 7's bring yearbook and dance forms and money.
Art for next week:
Bring a box the size of crackers, cake mix, granola, etc. If you don't have an empty one, ask mom or dad if you can empty the contents and bring the box.
Fun wonky ball break time!
Also we learned about illustrations from the author Dianna Bonder. She stressed how important it was to revise and revise as an artist.
Post what else you learned from her in today's assembly.
Homework: Grade 7's math test tomorrow
-complete overdue reading responses and google them to me
-gr. 7's yearbook and dance reminders
Comment on the image to the left. What techniques are being used? What do you think of it? What works? What don't you like? What meaning do you get from this photo?
Today we practiced taking photos of perspective, the bird's eye and worm's eye view. On Tuesday we will finish downloading them to our photography page in order to practice some critiquing.
grade 7s math test on Wed. Integers
-rest of class see your teacher's site
Now that we have had a conversation about our reading, revise your responses (except Bug, Chuck, Coolman and Bugs Bunny.) and send it to me on a google doc.
Our Fun night theme basket is lotto theme. Thank you for all donations.
Remember there is ProD on Monday
Grade 7's bring $5 for a yearbook and your dance forms
Some still have interims to bring in.
Check out the awesome models for socials!
We had a couple of interesting conversations about the 'big idea' with our reading today. I also appreciated all of your opinions and connections when we read the response about anorexia.
Tomorrow I would like to meet with a couple more groups and discuss what you responded.
Therefore reading responses are due tomorrow for Smudge and the Freedom Quilt.
Math test 7s on Wednesday for integers, review practice sheets and self-test.
ProD on Monday so you have lots of time to practice and come with questions before the test.
Socials models are due tomorrow...use criteria sheets to complete this to the best of your ability.
Gr7s $5 for yearbook
interims please asap
Happy Birthday and welcome back Joe!
Math-gr. 7s worked on subtracting integers today
(With counters) pg. 264 #1,2a,3a,6b, pg. 271 #4
Mrs. Jensen and I started talking about how to write a powerful response to your reading.
Post the important factors of a powerful response. What do you remember from our discussion.
If you have a booklet, draft a response to share. Otherwise you can finish yours tomorrow morning.
Socials models are due Friday...many of you need to do some extra work at home. Use your criteria sheet.
Read this critique by Cookie. Post a comment: an example of what is good about this critique.
(You know it is good if you would want to see this show after reading this? Why or why not? Are you learning any information other than the plot? What else do you think should be in a critique?)
In 1991 Disney needed to make a comeback form their 1989 film 'The Little Mermaid'. Since the film was a huge success they had to make a movie that made them come back to Disney for more. When Walt Disney was alive he always wanted to do a film based off of the old fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast'. The people that worked at the Disney company knew this and twenty years after Water Disney passed away they made the film. While working on the film the animators said that they felt as if Walt was right behind him.When the film was released it was a huge success. The animated feature made a whopping $145,863,363 which was $120863363 more than than the budget was to make it.
When Belle, an outsider who wants more in her small town in the heart of England is sent to a castle by her abandoned father she figures out that not an ordinary prince and subjects live there. A prince beast and house hold tools rest there as they are living with a curse. When young and handsome the prince thought that everyone that was ugly was evil. One day an old lady showed up at his castle. She offer him a rose and when he denies because of her looks she shows her true identity which is a young and beautiful mistress. The rose that she was offering has the curse inside, When she turns him into an ugly animal she explains to him that if someone can't love him until all the pedals fall off he will be a horrid beast forever, Being bitter of his curse the beast over reacts and makes Belle his prisoner. As Belle searches the castle with Cogsworth a miniature grandfather clock and Lumiere a candle stick she figures out about the curse and about the rose. Beast finds her and he chases her as she runs away from the castle. After being chased by wolves the Beast gives Belle a room. After sharing the castle together for I'm guess a month they start to go found of each other. Later they learn that their maybe something more. After they have a nice dance in the ballroom the beast decides to show Belle his magic mirror. This mirror can show you anything and anyone. After asking to see her father Belle sees that her father is in a sticky situation.
Belle needs to get to him so he decides to give up his chance of ever becoming a human again and lets her go.
She goes back to castle after saving her father and right before the final peddle falls off the rose she admits her love for the beast. He turns back into Prince Adam and they live happily ever after.
This movie is excellent the plots lesson is obviously very clear, beauty is within.
I really like how they leave the time that Belle was trapped in the castle up to you rather than just telling you.
I give this movie a good 4/5. It's a Disney classic you won't wanna miss.
Science quiz tomorrow
Math -see home class gr. 7 Ms W mark own work, correct and come with questions. Show parents your percent problems test.
Social models due Friday
Thanks to Mr. Morrow for his lesson on aperture and shutter speed.
Grade 7's bring $5 for your yearbook.
Yeehaw!! Wasn't that fun! Thanks to parents for the wonderful pancake breakfast and dancing. We had a blast!
Tues. Bring gym strip
Socials models-day 4 in class so bring everything you need to work on them.
Math - see your teacher's site from Thursday
Science test-review your notes and the google doc review.
Howdy Partners! Tomorrow is our special pancake breakfast during class (9:30) and line dancing. Thanks parents. It is also Western day so show your spirit and dress in western gear!
**Bring your cameras each day in order to continue our photography unit. I can lock personal cameras in our cupboard for safety.
Fun night basket: lotto theme.
Interim went home today. Enjoy sharing your work with your parents. I will gmail you the total number of homework tallies so you can assess that as well. Everything on that list should be in your binder to show parents your marks to date. Be sure to assess your goal today.
Gr. 7 in div.2 math: Pg 250 #2b, 3b, (on number lines), pg. 256 #5, pg. 260 #1b, c, d, e, f (use pictures-counters), and #4, 5, 7, and 8 symbolically. (but you should always draw counters or use the number line to help you)
Science quiz on Tues.-see google doc we created today to review.
Socials project day 3 tomorrow (large working chunk in class so bring all materials you can find)
Bring your cameras each day in order to continue our photography unit. I can lock personal cameras in our cupboard for safety.
Fun night basket: lotto theme
See parent gmail for all up and coming dates of events.
Comment on your google doc regarding your photos.
Quiz on electricity on Tuesday.
Math gr. 7's pg 246 #3-8
Socials: Day 2 tomorrow for ancient civilization model.
Assess goal today on your sheet.
I saw this and it reminded me of Baconeater! I couldn't resist...:)
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