How to write a good lead? I could ask a question, reflect on the idea, create action, or use dialogue. All of these are great ways to grab the readers attention. Today we shared our leads and then used the immediate feedback to improve. A chance to show our learning.
1) Math test on Friday. Grade 7s pg 89/90 due Friday.
2) Respond to your peer's blog comments on your on line journal.
3) Complete the note taking about gorillas. Link - San Diego Zoo
4) Journal #8 - due on Monday but get it done when you can.
5) PE Thursday
6) Bring your photos for sure tomorrow (Thursday). We will be starting our digital story in the afternoon.
7) In the comments section of this post please answer the following: What is one thing you have learned in Science over the last two days?
It was so great to have the four days off to rest and recharge as we head down the home stretch to Christmas. It is hard to believe that we are only 6 weeks away from Christmas holidays. This afternoon was spent learning about how all living things are classified. Learning about taxonomy and the stages of classification is helping us better understand how we are related.
1) Math test has been postponed again until Friday. The teachers felt a bit more time was needed to ensure students understand the concepts.
Grade 7s - pg 84 #1, 3, 4, 7,8,9
2) LA - comment on your 7:00 clock partner's journal entry from this week. Please be thoughtful, take your time, edit before publishing.
3) Comment on assigned student from Miss Kirr's class. Click on the following link: Kirrscholars
4) Upload your 5 Kingdoms evaluation from your gmail onto your Evernote.
Once again, the Titan family made us all proud. Between recess and lunch the school population gathered in the gym and shared songs, poems, and videos on why November 11th is an important day for all of us. The art work, the voices of the younger students singing - all created a lasting impact on the audience.
1) LA - complete your 7th journal entry on your blog site.
2) LA - complete a first draft of a response for The One and Only Ivan in your reading journal. Follow the notes you took today as a guideline and check your shared file on google docs for my example. Remember that what I wrote was only the beginning of a possible response. We will be reviewing and peer editing on Tuesday. If you are unsure of how much you should have written, you should not have less than 1/2 of a page. For some, you can do this on computer and bring in your printed copy.
3) Math - study for your math tests on Wednesday. If you spend about 15 minutes a day, you will be well prepared.
4) Photography - have your completed portfolio for Tuesday. This should contain approximately 10 photos of those things that remind you of Fall. Remember to focus on the skills you have learned when taking your photos. Bring in your photos on a USB.
Have a wonderful 4 days off.
What a fun afternoon learning how to work with clay and creating individual masks. The creativity was flowing and each mask is amazing and unique. The morning was spent watching a movie called Urban Gorilla produced by National Geographic. It focused on the reasons why zoos have been taking in gorillas but also showed some of the less than great homes that some gorillas find themselves in. A thought provoking video which made us laugh but also made us feel sad.
1) Response to video - go to Sharing Our Learning tab, the to Reflections and answer the post thoughtfully.
2) Math unit tests have been moved to Wednesday - study.
3) Photography - work on that portfolio
4) Journal #7 needs to be published by Monday.
Today was all about why we recognize November 11 in Canada. Often times the students file into the gym for the Remembrance Day assembly, know that Flanders Fields is an important poem and that it is a solemn occasion. We took time today to research some questions we had around this day, shared our new knowledge and asked many more questions about the two World Wars. Everyone now has a deeper understanding of the significance of the day.
1) Math - both grades have unit tests Tuesday, Nov. 13. Grade 7s complete booklet, pg 69 #1,2,3 and check Mr. Hong's website. Grade 6s - study.
2) Clay workshop tomorrow.
It was so great to see the sun today especially after all our rain yesterday. Division 1 paid back to our community by heading out and picking up garbage in the morning. The students were also given a chance to connect with a grade 8 class from Iowa. We are hoping that they will visit our websites soon and so we can build further connections.
1) Math - Both grades have their unit tests next Tuesday, after the long weekend. Start studying and you will all do well. Grade 6s - worksheet; grade 7s worksheet booklet 2.5
2) Science - use the peer feedback form and work to improve your learning. I will check off project completion tomorrow.
3) PE Tuesday - bring your gym strip.
4) Clay workshop on Wednesday - still needing one
The energy level was considerably different today than yesterday. The trick or treating last night caused some to be very tired. Not such a bad thing as all were very settled and focused on their work today. Students worked hard on their Science projects about The 5 Kingdoms. The project is due tomorrow so many last minute items, such as creating a correctly formatted bibliography, were part of the tasks. In Language Arts students learned the importance of starting our writing with a strong hook or lead. These were applied to our Fall writes.
1) Science project due Friday. Please see your google drive for a copy of the criteria if you have lost it. Go through each of the items ensuring you have followed the correct criteria. Please use either CItation Machine or Bibme as the bibliography citing tools.
2) Journal - please write for 15 minutes tonight in your journal. Halloween would be a great topic. Remember that you can post anytime this week for your #6 entry on your website. Waiting until Sunday night is not necessary. Just remember to follow the criteria for a polished p
3) Photography - I hope that you have begun your portfolio of pictures that will be used in connection to your Fall write. We will introduce the actual format and details at the beginning of next week so getting a head start would be great.
4) Math Grade 6s - pg 228, #3,5,6,7; grade 7s - worksheet
5) Ski notices
6) Grad wear orders due tomorrow.
7) Clay workshop forms - still some to come in. We need parent drivers, please.
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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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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