Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Have a wonderful vacation with family and friends and I will see you on January 5th.
What a week...from finishing Christmas art to performing in the assembly...I am proud of everyone's efforts and look forward to next term's adventures. Thank you for all the thoughtful gifts...it truly is a gift to have you in my class this year!!
No Homework over the holidays but remember to explore the google maps when you have free time as we will be doing an assignment with google maps in January beginning with labelling and measuring distances. Other helpful links.
Searching other places of interest and imagery.
Also for those who did not hand in your French to Mlle Dy, you should email her to explain your next steps.
Sorry the site wasn't published until later Div 2...
Thanks for checking back.
PJ Day tomorrow!!!
For your writing pleasure...Here are some helpful adjectives from a fellow classmate.
Check out this interesting links for socials.
Earth hero: Save the Elephants.
7 Continents Interesting Facts
Explore the google map
(Be sure you can place names on the map of Canada and can show distances.)
Poetry - finish draft, edit if time so you can print tomorrow
Tomorrow is our last day before vacation...no homework over vacay but you could read or play with the google maps if you want to.
We will clean up tomorrow, finish our Christmas ornaments and activities and then in the afternoon will have time to celebrate together. Feel free to bring personal games to play.
Bring a container that will protect your ornament when you take it home tomorrow.
On the 16th of December, Div 2 gave to me...lots of singing, hugging and celebrating the Christmas season. It was especially a great deal of fun exchanging names for the day, albeit a bit confusing! Very creative idea! I hope some of you follow through with the other ideas you talked to me about ...we only have tomorrow and Friday!
Speaking of tomorrow...Secret Santa gift exchange is tomorrow ...Thursday!! Don't forget or your secret pal will be without a gift.
Poetry homework is to practice a 2 verse poem using rhyme. Include 4 lines for each verse and write the rhyming scheme. Check today's notes if you are unclear of how to do this.
French - poster to be completed tomorrow
Socials: we are moving on to Google maps learning but some of you need to practice more latitude and longitude. (You know who you are)
Here is a link to the intro for our next unit of study.
Check out this link for some more interesting things you can do.
Trek to Gombe, Tanzania
Choose 5 locations that you wish to visit in the world. Include the city, country and specific landmark name if it is a landmark. POST your responses.
e.g. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
Oooo getting close now!! Three more days until break!
What a great day! More ornaments were made and I was so impressed by your patience.
Here is the link for those who wish to do another. paper ornaments
All Art orders were handed out today. There were some beautiful wall plaques and fridge magnets, etc.
Homework: We are beginning a poetry unit. Finish the cut and paste activity for poetry devices and examples. POST the title of your favourite poem and tell why. If it is short enough, share the poem with us.
French due on Thursday
Spelling strategies for your 5 words this week and be prepared for test on Thursday.
Secret Santa gift exchange is Thursday. If you have already shopped, bring your item to me tomorrow, wrapped with the recipients name on it and in a grocery bag to hide the wrapping job.
See you tomorrow...we have advent calendar items to catch up on!!
Congratulations to all students who were a part of the assembly today including band, our dance and the Dings extraordinaire. It was great entertainment and a good way to get us into the Christmas spirit.
These snowmen ornaments are turning out great.
Here is the group who worked on our Christmas Deck the Doors.
Check out the conveyor belt!
Just a few reminders about homework:
-Finish another 5 latitude/longitude practice.
-French script and banner are due Dec.18th
-5 more spelling words from your personal spelling errors. Be sure to create your own strategies. POST one unique strategy you have created for one of your words. This might help give your classmates some ideas.
Secret Santa gift exchange is Thursday
** For those who want to preload (prepare ahead)...we are moving on to Fractions after the holidays.
Christmas Joke of the day:
Why was Santa's little helper depressed?
He had low 'elf' esteem!
Great day today...can't wait until Monday's assembly. Post what you did with your buddy today? Swimming was awesome! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL HOLIDAYS:)
5 spelling words - practice for your quiz on Monday ** Note: there are a couple of links under LA on the right side to refer to when you need help with transitions and connections when writing.
5 latitude/longitude practice
French-good copy script and banner due Thurs. Dec. 18th (you have the criteria sheet...be sure to use it)
Christmas assembly on Monday 15th at 10:45
Shhhhhhh............... it's a secret. We chose our Secret Santa person today. The limit is $10 and we will open our gifts on Thursday.
On the 11th day of December, Div 2 gave to me .....be like fish!!!!
Joke of the day:
What do elves learn in school?
What an amazing conversation you had on yesterday's website. I especially found the following comments to be insightful and thought-provoking. This are what some of you stated:
I imagine my tree kind of like The Giving Tree because it gave me the opportunity to build my tree fort and in return I give it respect by not destroying it or harming it in any way shape or form. I imagine The Giving Tree to be kind of like the Lorax because he cuts down the tree bit by bit and then when he comes back when he is old the tree is nothing but a stump. The tree is still nice to him by allowing him to sit on said stump and rest. In the Lorax the forest is cut down and used up and nothing is left but a wasteland. At the end when all the trees are regrowing the old man comes out and sees the beauty. Both stories are about not using up environmental resources.
The giving tree gave everything to the boy, and somehow still managed to be happy. I guess this is how parents feel about their children.
I related to this because parents put their children first to love and take care of them and make sure they are safe before then thinking of themselves.
Personally I am happy that I don't get whatever I want because when I am older I need to rely on my self and not other people.
Here are the students with their little buddies practicing their Christmas song.
Here is one of my favourite Christmas songs. What is yours? POST!
...and our amazing Deck the Doors by our Art committee!!
Please ask parents if they can drive to our swimming field trip on Friday as we do not have enough drivers at this point.
Grade 7s: Here is a great game to play to review for your long division test
We didn't get to the advent calendar today, so tomorrow we shall open two.
Today we read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. POST your thoughts about that story and how it connects to you.
What do you get when you cross Santa with a detective?
On the 9th day of December, Div 2 gave to me... sharing our family traditions, group around Ms W and singing Jingle Bells and singing Santa Claus is coming to town to the other gr. 7s
Grade 7s you have a test on division on Thursday. Be sure you know how to divide decimals using a grid, number line and long division.
Gr. 6s Mrs. Middleton's math: Waffle says you need to complete a poster by tomorrow in class
We still need drivers for our swimming field trip. Please ask your parents again just in case they are able to drive this Friday.
POST: We heard some wonderful family traditions...share your family traditions here...
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