So much excitement in learning on Thursday. In the morning I shared a very powerful video on one child's perseverance and how he let his imagination and creativity flow in Caine's Arcade. Hopefully students will remember this one as they work through their Genius Hour projects starting next week.
For the afternoon's Science lesson, rather than teaching concepts directly, students were given key terms and asked to make their own meaning through research, watching videos and using the textbook. I loved hearing the many conversations as partners tried to help their peers develop an understanding of plate tectonics.
What a great day for learning!
1) Lit Circles - Venn Diagram due Thursday
2) Math - grade 7s - quiz on Monday
- grade 6s no homework
3) Holocaust notice due ASAP
4) Grade 7 year book notices due Monday
Important Dates. Share with your parents!
ProD Friday, May 6
May 12th, Dance May 12 (8:30-9:30)
May 26th, Dance on May 26th (10:30-11:30)
May 13th Bake sale Think We
May 20th Western Day
May 25th Band Performance
May 30th ProD, no school
June 1 Parent Tea
June 3 Hot lunch
June 8th District Track Meet
June 10th Sports Day
June 16th Fun Night
June 20th Gr. 7s Playland
June 21 Gr. 7s Pancake Breakfast
June 22 Gr. 7 Clayton Heights Scavenger Hunt 9:50, Celebration Assembly 12:30 p.m.
June 23 Year end assembly, last day
Comment: How do you plan to show your mom how much she means to you on Sunday?
Riddle: I am used to bat with, but I never get hit. I am near a ball but it is never thrown. What am I?
Tuesday's answer: A mirror
Collaboration and critical thinking were at the centre of our learning today. Students worked as teams to discover the meaning of 'Culture' in our society. Before we share what our Canadian culture is with our friends in Romania it was important that each of us had a thorough understanding of the concept.
Students also worked collaboratively to give direction, clarification and feedback as we updated the ePortfolios on the student websites.
Finally, students discovered the relationship between finding the circumference of a circe and the radius/diameter of it. Soon the students will be challenged to put their knowledge of area, perimeter and volume to good use by creating a project around a real world situation.
1) Please return the Hatchet novel.
2) Please respond to the following in the comments section of this post: Today we discussed the meaning of culture. Identify three different items that are important to the Canadian culture. Please be specific. For example, do not say food, but what kind of food is considered a part of our Canadian culture.
3) Math - watch this link on Circumference of a Circle - Math Master Take note of the formula that is used to determine circumference of a circle.
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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