Research has shown that one of the ways students take ownership of their learning is through reflection. By looking at what we have done well (it is important to start there) then making a plan as to where to go students feel they are in control and will strive to reach higher goals. Today students looked at the past 4c weeks of 100 Word Challenge writes. Parents, take some time to have your child share their reflection document on google drive and have them explain their stars and wishes.
We have so much to be thankful for in our every day lives. This weekend is dedicated to this and I hope everyone spends a bit of time recognizing how lucky we each are. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
1) LA - comment thoughtfully on students' kidblogs - one from Mrs. Van's class, one from Mrs. Farrell's class and one from our own. Please also comment on 2 from somewhere around the world. On our kidblog site under blog roll (right side of page) you will see links to Divisions 3 and 5.
2) Math - see Thursday
3) Watch the video below and post a comment. This is a very powerful video for so many reasons. Sometimes adults question the kindness of humanity but this video shows that there is still much good in the world. What is one thing we can all learn from this clip? Explain your thinking so it is beyond just a quick one sentence. WHat did you feel as you watched it? What connections or thoughts did you have? Remember your basics -capitals and periods please.
4) Work on your websites
5) Read, read and read
6) Spend time with family. Get outside. Be active for a minimum of 60 minutes a day.
Some students are struggling with choosing a really good book to read. If you have a great book at home please bring it to school on Tuesday. We will begin to share what we are reading and set a goal for sustained independent reading time. A good book that we understand makes all the difference in the world.
Video Link: "Yes I Can"
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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