Going green for St. Patrick's Day
So very glad to see the rain stop for a few hours. Students were able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. With the break only hours away, the run and fresh air did everyone a world of good.
Students had a chance to update their websites today showcasing their latest learning. Lots to look at so I would encourage everyone to take a peak.
I wish everyone a safe and restful break. The students have worked very hard this term and need to recharge as we head into the final months of the year!
1) LA - complete the writing of your speech. here are a couple of linkst that will help in the writing process:
Writing Body Paragraphs
The Grade 6/7s had a chance to perform their own version of the latest dance You Tube craze. Please enjoy our Harlem Shake.
One more sleep before spring break. Considering this, the students did well today to stay focussed.
We started the day with a great game of bench ball with Division 4. That game is a keeper.
After PE students learned how to create a strong introductory paragraph for their speeches which includes a strong lead,a clear thesis and a sentence explaining their arguments. The link is below for those who wish to re-watch this.
Once recess was over students completed a Science test on 'What is matter?' Many demonstrated a very solid understanding of the concepts covered so far in this unit.
1) LA - complete the introductory paragraph for your speech. Remember to include the three components stated above. Watch this link to remind yourself what a strong intro sounds like.
2) Art - complete Great Cartoon Blow up - due Friday
3) Popcorn Sale sponsored by the Think We team - $1 per bag - Friday
4) Wear green for St. Patricks Day - Friday
5) Bring in a board game to share - Friday
In the comments section of this post, let us know what your plans are for spring break. Comment on others posts too!
One of our classmates performed at the Talent Show today.
Boy, do the Titans have talent! It was an amazing experience sitting in the audience listening to the singers, watching the dancers, hearing the musical instruments being played and being amazed by the magician and storyteller. Who knew that our school community had all that talent. And I cannot forget to mention the dancing skills of the teachers as they performed the a Gangham style dance; the crowd went wild.
1) LA - complete the sub topic section on the big sheet for speeches
2) Math - complete the practise sheet on measuring angles
3) Science - Study for the quiz tomorrow. For extra studying click on the following link for practise quizzes: BC Science 7
4) Please return report card covers
Please remember that it is early dismissal tomorrow. Students will be dismissed at 1:37.
The Think We team will be holding a popcorn sale this coming Friday. Popcorn will be a $1 a bag.
In honor of St. Patricks Day, Friday will be wear green day!
It was another busy but fun day for our grade 6/7 classes. We celebrated our successes for the second term by participating in a morning of fun relays in the gym. It was a good thing to get the activity in with all the rain that came down outside.
We also practised measuring angles using a protractor. Not an easy concept so lots of practise still to come. Finally, we talked about the differences between physical and chemical changes in Chemistry. A good discussion ensued as to whether the caramelization of sugar was a physical or chemical change!
1) LA - publish To This Day responses on your blogs.
2) Math - complete worksheet on measuring angles.
3) Return report card covers
4) Speeches need to be a focus for everyone
5) Science quiz on Thursday
Painting done by Amanda. So beautiful.
Researching speeches, writing responses, learning how to use protractors to measure angles and reviewing Science concepts about matter - all in a day in division one.
Students are encouraged to remember to complete homework as there has been a few slips in the past week. Staying on top of assignments will allow students the chance to have a good rest over the two weeks of spring break.
1) Math - Complete the worksheet on measuring angles. Remember to bring in your geometry set for tomorrow. For extra practise with measuring angles, please go to this link - Measuring Angles
2) Science - study for quiz on Thursday. Tonight watch the following link which will introduce you to the concept of chemical and physical change: Chemical and Physical Changes. Takes notes as you watch and be ready to share your learning in class tomorrow.
Our resident photographer, Michelle, using her eye on Mt. Seymour
Report cards went home today. Students have worked very hard this term to grow as learners and need to be proud of how far they have come.
Spring break is in the air. With the sun out and the break only a week away it will be important to keep focus on the learning for one more week before everyone relaxes. Good decision making will be a focus each day for next week.
1) LA - choose your speech topic this weekend. Talk about possible topics with parents, think about whether or not your topic is of high interest to you, it is a topic your peers would be interested in and whether or not you can do research to build the depth of the speech.
2) Math grade 7s - math test needs to b signed for Monday.
3) Please return the signed cover of your report card as soon as possible.
Photos from our recent snowshoe trip have been uploaded in the Sharing our Learning Section of the website. Lots of smiles on the mountain top.
Today in Science the focus was on developing an understanding of density. We discovered that density looked at the mass of an object within a given volume. We discussed that a jar of feathers would not be as dense as a jar of marbles.
Division One had fun today busting moves to Just Dance videos as we were unable to use the gym. It was great to see everyone participate and have lots of laughs while getting some excercise.
No homework tonight - yippee!
Snowshoeing on Thursday.
Parents - we will be leaving the school at 11:00 and returning about 3:30. Please make sure you child has brought appropriate clothing for the mountain. I would recommend a small backpack be used for food, water and extra gloves. If the weather is wet, some students may need a second set of gloves to keep their hands warm. A set of water proof boots is also very important to keep the feet warm and dry.
A reminder of the power we hold in who we are.
Students learned today about the many differences in writing styles depending on the intended audience. As we have been developing the responses for "To This Day" students discussed how their writing would change if it was a personal diary versus a response for a global audience. Working alongside a peer, students made further revisions to their work ensuring clarity of thought and not giving too much of ourselves to the world.
1) Using the feedback given, make changes to your response "To This Day" and please have a hard copy to hand in tomorrow morning.
2) Math - Grade 7s - big test tomorrow on percents, continue to study.
Grade6s - Mr. Hong - no homework Ms Findlay - Ms Wilson - finish google presentation
3) Science - complete th worksheet on quantiti
3) Pencil Art is due for 2:30 tomorrow.
Reading, responding, sharing - all part of the process that allows us to better understand what it is we are reading. Today the students did all of the above as they discussed the main events that we have read so far in the novel, Hatchet, and then students continued to develop writing responses sharing their thinking.
Division One also had a chance today to view a number of excellent Science Fair projects as the grade 4 students presented their displays in the gym.
1) Response for "To This Day" - use the feedback that was given to you from your peers and revise your response. Please send me a copy of this either through email or through google docs as soon as you can. I would like to read them and give you feedback so that they can be finalized and published on Monday.
2) Math - grade 7s - STUDY! Each student needs to focus on the percents test that is coming up on Tuesday. Know how to find the percent of something, such as a discount or added taxes, as well as know how to find the percent such as when you want to know your percent on a test. Remember that you also will need to use estimation strategies and move between fractions, decimals and percents.
3) Pencil art
Grade 6s do not have math homework.
Please remember to bring in your snowshoeing notice on Monday.
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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