Giving peer feedback to improve learning.
Understanding how degrees of longitude equate to miles, discussing what would make a strong book talk and practising our decimal skills were all part of the day in the COOL zone.
It was wonderful to see the excitement enter the eyes of the students as I shared a couple of my favourite student reads. Both titles Divergent and Uglies were gobbled up by the students with a number of kids hoping to read them next. This is the power of a book talk!
1) Study for Math test tomorrow.
3) Penny Drive - bring in your pennies! (see below)
The Think We team is supporting Free the Children's We Create Change Campaign. The team will be collecting pennies to help provide safe drinking water for people in developing countries. For every $25 collected one person will have access to clean water. Please support the leadership team by digging up all those pennies and help the team help others less fortunate in the world.
Completed our Found Poems today - amazing poetry stemming from words that had no original connections!
Students are gearing up for their unit tests in Math this coming Thursday. Check out the links on the side bar for Mathmaster as it will help with review.
1) Math - Unit test on Thursday
Grade 7s - pg 145/146 - 1a, 4a, 6 a and b, 13 a and b, 16a
Ms Findlay - pg 321
Mr. Hong - check website, update stocks
Ms Wilson - pg 316/317 #1, 4
2) LA - COmplete Found Poems, hand in tomorrow morning
3) Socials - complete the worksheet
4) Response - As a class we have been working on our Found Poems for a number of classes. What is one aspect of this kind of poem that you enjoyed? What is something that you struggled with?
FOUND Poems: Evidence of Creative Thinking
The students worked on their Found Poems this morning. It was great to see their imaginations at work and their ability to push their thinking in new ways. I believe some of the students have discovered an enjoyment for this type of poetry writing. To end the day I shared an inspiring video on two brothers who were named Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year 2012. So great to see inspiration coming from every day super stars rather than Hollywood's example. If you wish to watch the clip, here it is: https://www.facebook.com/SIKids?filter=2 It is the video with the tree branch.
1) Math - Unit test on Thursday both grades
Gr. 7s - pg 126/127 # 4,5, 8, 11, 14
Mr. Hong - pg 307 # 1,2,5,6; stocks, check website
Ms Findlay - pg 320 - # 10 - 15
Ms Wilson - pg 312/313 # 6,7,8,9,11,15
2) Websites - upload link to poetic devices songs presenation
3) French - Les Corps review
4) PE Tuesday
5) Respond in the comments section to the following: After watching the video today on Connor and Cayden many of us were inspired. Each of us took away a different message and connected in some way. What message did you take from watching that clip? What did you connect with? What was meaningful to you?
PAC meeting has been cancelled tonight.
It has been a wonderful week being back at it with the students. So much was covered to start the year, and all the students were engaged in their learning.
In Language Arts we continued to work on creating Found Poems. It was interesting to see that so many have difficulty moving away from writing in paragraphs to letting go and being creative; this process is wonderful. Students start on a new art project today which based its structure from Roy Lichenstein's 1960/70's art. Bold color, impact of image, onomatopoeia connection. I am looking forward to seeing their creations next week.
1) Math - study, study, study. Both grades have their unit tests on Thursday. Spend 20 minutes a day reviewing decimals.
2) Websites - upload google presentation of Poetic Devices in Song Lyrics. Remember to change the viewing to view only. These are to be uploaded to your EPortfolios. Remember to include a Learning Intention and what you learned. LI - I can demonstrate my understanding of a variety of poetice devices.
3) LA - bring novel that you completed over the holidays for our book talk on Monday.
Continents, countries, provinces, Great Lakes, oceans - so much to learn! Division one students are becoming much more familiar with these concepts and are excited to share their knowledge.
We also learned about Found Poems today. Using words from conversations or text that were not originally used for poems - hum, creative concept and fun to do.
1) Math Grade 6 and 7 unit tests will occur next Thursday. Both grades need to start reviewing the concepts covered in the decimals unit. A little review each day will ensure success in one week.
Grade 7s - complete worksheet 3.6 for tomorrow.
Grade 6s Mr. Hong - stock market
Ms Findlay - worksheet and complete pg 317 if not done yet
Ms Wilson - pg 312 #4
2) LA - poetic device quiz tomorrow
3) Socials - watch the you tube on Longitude and Latitude.
4) Leave a comment - in the comments section of this post please state one thing that you learned today in our Socials Studies session. Remember to use complete sentences with proper spelling and punctuation!
We spent time today reviewing poetic devices and completing a google presentation demonstrating our understanding of these devices. Students are becoming much more familiar with these terms and how they can be used to create meaning in writing. Tomorrow we will start to create our own poetry using some of the poetic devices we have learned.
1) LA - complete Poetic Device presentation and share with Mrs. Middleton - Thursday
2) Math - grade 7s - p 123 #1,2,3,5
Mr. Hong - stock market
Ms Wilson - pg 312 #3
Ms Findlay -
3) Socials - complete worksheets on mapping
4) PE tomorrow
Girls Basketball practise tomorrow morning 7:45.
Poetic devices, long division and geography of the world - quite an array of topics covered today. In Language Arts the students are demonstrating their knowledge of poetic devices through song lyrics. Similes, metaphors, alliteration and rhyme are all very evident within many songs as students are quickly realizing.
Yesterday I gave a mini pre test on geography skills to see where the students' knowledge was. It was quite evident that work needed to be done in a variety of areas so we started with the basics: what is a continent, country and province and where do we live. Becoming more familiar with the world is something that most students can work on.
1) Math - Grade 7s - worksheet on division
Mr. Hong - stock market
Ms Findlay - worksheet, pg 313 # 9,10,13 bonus 14 and 15
Ms Wilson - write out strategy examples
2) LA - if you need, look up more lyrics to ensure you have all 6 poetic devices covered
3) Socials - maps due on Thursday. Read the instructions carefully so that you do not miss out on what is expected.
Welcome back to all the students and our parents. It was great to see everyone looking so happy and relaxed. From the sharing session we had this morning many of the students had at least one are two special moments over the holidays.
Without wasting any time, we dove into many topics today and refreshed some from before the break. Time to oil up the brain cells!
1) Math grade 7s - complete corrections from review and answer the three division questions. Show all your work.
Ms Findlay - pg 307/308 #2,3,4,7,10
Mr. Hong - work on stock market
2) LA - complete chart on poetic devices. Pick at least 3 songs that have lyrics where you can easily pick out some poetic devices. Copy those lyrics onto a document so that you can use them on Tuesday.
3) Read (just read, don't do) the Book Talk that has been shared on google drive.
4) Complete this Reading Survey
5) PE Strip Tuesday
I am a grade 7 teacher who has been teaching in the Surrey School District for over 28 years. I love to read, garden, walk, and spend time with family, friends and my golden retriever Kona.
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Batter's Up Baseball
Division without decimals
Math Antics - Percentages
Finding a Percent
Percent Word Problems
Percent of a Whole Number
Khan Academy - more on Percents
Parts of A Microscope
Wet Mount Microscopy
San Diego Zoo
Gorillas in Rwanda
Classification of Life
CNN for Kids
Time for Kids
Pencil Crayon Shading and Blending
Creativity Requires Time
Moon Shot Thinking
Obvious To You, Amazing To Others
A Pep Talk from Kid President
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