Yay...awesome photo of the spirit our grade 7s showed on pj day!
Our first snowfall!
What a busy day we had on Friday! We experienced some cool chemical change demonstrations. POST the demo that impressed you the most and why!
Some of you took photos...please email them to me so I can put them on the site. Because we ran out of time, we will see the rest on Monday.
We have completed almost all of our first book commercials and many of us are anxious to read the novels shared.
We also handed in our socials ancestral essays and I am looking forward to reading these and learning about those who are connected to you.
Our goal is for all to participate and to have fun.
We worked on Christmas art - using chalk pastels, ornaments on a bough...you were great 'older buddy' helpers today!
We also created our class Christmas advent calendar which we will start on Monday.
A small group of volunteers planned our 'Decorate the Door' art and the class will work on the decorating throughout next week. Another small group is planning a class skit for one of our drama opportunities.
There is no homework as long as you have everything up to date and handed in. (If you are unsure, check with the week's class site reminders.)
Have a great weekend!
Oooo chemistry is cool!! Thanks for those who started us off with green foam and magic balloon filling! Can't wait until tomorrow.
PJ day tomorrow (How do you make antifreeze? ...........Take away her pjs) Ha Ha !!
Last day to bring toonies for the Think We fundraiser. Thank you for all your donations.
Next week we will be asking for Cloverdale community Christmas Hamper donations.
Tomorrow is the last day for your gr. 7 grad wear orders to come in.
Socials: Ancestral essays are due tomorrow (Be sure to include your question, typed essay, rubric with what you would like me to pay attention to, artifacts, and edited draft)
** A ton of you forgot your edited drafts today so be sure they are at class tomorrow.
Mapping practice from yesterday is due tomorrow.
Science: Chemical change demonstrations tomorrow
Book Talk: due tomorrow
I am collecting your reading notebooks tomorrow as well.
Be thinking of what you can write in your envelope for our class advent calendar tomorrow. (Something that the class can do when we open our envelopes each day e.g. stand up and sing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas".) **Shhhhh don't give it away so it will be a surprise when we open the envelopes.
Please remind parents to sign up for your conference (see email from Ms Wilson)
Chemical change demonstrations start tomorrow. Be sure you have your lab reports filled in and can explain exactly why it is a chemical change and not a physical change.
Those of you who have not emailed me your topics, I assume you confirmed with Ms B today so you do not have a duplicate demonstration. I also assume you have all the materials you need.
No lighting fire allowed here. I have emailed those who chose those demos and if you intend on doing that, it must be done at home with supervision and either record it and show us or bring in the result and explain.
Socials: Ancestral essays are due tomorrow. You will be given class time tomorrow if you need to publish them but the edited drafts should be done. Refer to the criteria and marking rubric to check what you need to include. Do you have your artifact/authentic piece of evidence? Did you check your writing that it makes sense? punctuation? spelling? interesting introduction?
Mrs. Farrell's class has a test tomorrow. Do you know exactly what will be on this test? Have you done extra practice so you are 100% prepared?
Mrs. Middleton's class: see website
Gr. 7's: We will discuss your guess and test strategies for problem solving and begin division tomorrow.
Book commercials tomorrow.
Skit ideas? Only one Deck the Door idea so far! Christmas Fun...ho ho ho!! Post more here.
First of all I thought you needed a bit of humour tonight. New vocabulary... 'aloof'
Okay now that you've had your laugh break, here's the homework:
Math:gr.7s no new homework...we reviewed estimation skills and will discuss problem solving Thursday.
gr. 6s Mrs. Farrell pg.321 #A-G
Mrs. Middleton pg. 319 #1-4
Show parents your Lester assessment after you meet in the discussion group.
Book talks will continue on Thursday (everyone should have theirs done and ready to go)
We began our 1st draft of answers to questions today and completed our introduction. Tomorrow you will finish the draft, self and peer edit and if ready you can publish and print. Thursday will be the final day for publishing. Remember to bring a photo of the artifact(s) or documentation that goes with your essay. Let me know if you need me to photocopy something.
(this is your writing this week but remember to check Kidblog to see if someone commented last week)
Refer to the lesson on leads and introductions when revising your socials introduction.
Your chemical change demonstration lab report should be filled out and the demonstration should be ready to go for Thursday. Email me the items you need but cannot find to see if I have them. If not, then you will need to choose another idea. Let me know if you have not chosen an idea yet.
Remember safe but interesting (choose an idea that is unique and will teach your classmates about chemical changes)
Remember to work on your goals
Post your ideas for our Christmas skit and Deck the Doors theme!
Think We toonie drive until Friday. Thank you for your support!
Remember this video of cool reactions.
Gr. 7s who are interested in giving input to parents regarding your year end party, there is a meeting until 3 p.m.on Nov. 28 after school in the gym.
Think We toonie drive
French: les maths #1-30
Reading: Lester strategy and summary assessment **Show parents your answers and teacher feedback this after you have had your oral discussion
Be ready for book commercials
Gr. 7s more work on 3.5 today, need to show parents your multiplication of decimals test (Some were given extra practice to prepare for retest for some tomorrow)
Gr. 6s Mrs. Farrell:pg. 317 #1-4
(writing)-no kidblog this week as your writing is for socials
Socials: Today we wrote our introductions and tomorrow we will put together our drafts. You need to ask enough open questions to make an interesting in-depth essay about your ancestral past.
Science: Decide on your chemical change demonstration (with your partner or on your own). You will need to bring the materials in Wed/Thurs.
Tomorrow we will fill in your lab sheet and plan for your demonstration on Friday or Monday.
Here is another cool demonstration.
We had a great day today of assessing for learning. We assessed our 2 goals for this week and are going to share this with our parents this weekend. We are reminded of what we promised to do with our parents at home to support our learning. This will be part of our final report card focus.
You were reminded to show parents your socials mapping quiz results. Did you do that?
Watch these amazing chemical reactions!! Some you can't do at home!
Homework for Science: Do some research on chemical change and choose one or two demonstrations that you could do. On Monday you will choose a partner and plan your demonstration.
POST: What are the differences between a physical and chemical change?
gr.7s: 3.5 guess and test problems
gr.6s: Middleton pg.317 #2,3,4
Farrell pg.320 #10-15
We reviewed and shared open-ended questions, then added the other less detailed but important questions. You were also asked to number these questions in the order that you will ask them.
Interview your primary or secondary source this weekend and bring your information to school on Monday.
Great day today...I have your writing books so I can give you feedback before you do your summative write.
Book commercials are continuing
Socials: Have your 10 open-ended questions ready for class tomorrow
Art: Tomorrow is the deadline for your orders to come in.
Math: grade 7s you have a multiplication of decimals test tomorrow
Science: We observed our first demonstration of physical/chemical change and will continue tomorrow.
Wacky tacky day...oh my! What great fun and what wacky students and staff! Once again you top the cake for being the wackiest of wacky. I don't know if that is a good thing or not.
What a great day of learning!
Today we also discussed what makes an effective comment as we responded to our book commercials. We thought that giving evidence and details from the novel is important. We also think that explaining our opinions is important. When we question, wonder, and speculate, we further others' thinking. We had a thoughtful discussion about that in class today.
Art: We completed our animal art projects today and sent them home with the order forms. The orders are due tomorrow, Nov. 20th, and if needing another day to order, Friday Nov. 21st at the latest is your parents wish to order an item for this PAC fundraiser.
(If you are not finished, please complete tonight and bring in tomorrow so I can take your photo)
Socials: You are to choose your 'person of interest' who you would like to interview for your Ancestral Past assignment. POST here who you are choosing and for homework bring five of your own open-ended questions. (You may choose the same ones that you brainstormed with your group today)
Reading: no reflection today but there is an Edmodo question if you wish to chat with your international friends. (By the way, they are from Colorado)
Be sure you have your best practice reflection printed out. We will be doing something with that on Friday.
Books commercials continue all week and next week.
Math: gr. 7s you have a test Friday (multiplying decimals) and all classes have the same homework as Tues. due tomorrow.
Wednesday is WACKY WEDNESDAY! Get ready with some wacky ideas. Leave a comment about some wild and crazy ideas of what to wear, do with hair, etc. tomorrow.
Art- Tonight you need to complete your animal drawing. If you are ready to begin colouring, use pencil crayons to colour. If you choose to practice the blending strategy, start at 8 minutes 14 seconds for some great tips on blending with pencil crayons alone.
Grade 7s-Complete the mid-chapter questions to review for your test on Friday (No math on Wednesday)
Click on the video for multiplying decimal review.
Writing: Complete revisions and editing for your 100 word write and post your published copy. Remember your writing goal.
Socials: Think about who you would like to interview. Tomorrow we will begin developing questions.
We are close to finishing our global read aloud novel 'One For The Murphys'. Here is the author Lynda Mullaly Hunt answering student questions about this book. You asked some of the same questions and will hear her responses. Only watch to 19 minutes!!! (wait until we read to the end to watch the rest)
We have started our animal art project. See the poem below for a review of the important elements of art. HW- On your good copy paper given to you today, draw (in pencil) the shapes to outline your animal. You should use the entire space and include details such eyes, ears, fins, feet, etc. See google doc shared if you cannot find a step by step procedure.
Reading: POST your thoughts... Mrs. Murphy tells Carly that a measure of a true friend is when you are yourself when you are with them. What are your thoughts about this?
Writing: see below or view on Kidblog
Week#12 – The Night Zoo Keeper has posted this week's writing prompt. (Many of you have chosen writing as your goal so this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself. Use one new descriptive words, vary one or more sentence lengths and beginnings and edit for conventions.)
Here is your prompt! Complete draft,(by tomorrow), self-edit, ask one peer to give feedback, revise and post on Kidblog by Wednesday.
Good evening and welcome back to the Night Zoo. You join us here in dark times I am afraid. The evil Lord of Nulth has declared war on imagination and his reign of terror is in danger of destroying the Night Zoo and creativity once and for all.
The Night Zoo needs your help! Your first task is to watch and listen carefully to this short story about the Lord of Nulth.
Video not playing? You can read the story here or watch it on Vimeo
Now complete the story by writing 100 words, beginning with:
He was shocked to find…
Tips: Remember to describe what is in the sack and explain what happens to the Lord of Nulth and his guards after he opens it.
Good luck young zookeepers!
One lucky writer will win a Night Zookeeper Fan Club membership pack delivered to their school. Five showcase winners will also receive a special surprise for their wonderful writing this week!
Grade 7s-Show parents your adding/subtracting math test
-mark your math and come tomorrow with any questions that you may have. We will review multiplying numbers greater than 1 and less than 1 before your test on Friday.
Bring interims and all work
Be prepared for book talks
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