Students are reviewing double digit multiplication without decimals and then with decimals. We are preparing for our Geometry Unit (Shape and Space strand). This unit will begin with a review of perimeter and area of rectangles before moving on to other shapes including triangles and circles.
Assignments are found on Teams. (paper copies handed out in class)
Be sure to practice your times tables up to 12x12. Knowing these are very important if you want to be able to complete your assignments in a timely manner.
7A Language Arts
Students were given a list of all outstanding work today. Please be sure to hand this in by Friday. (Case Report for EW3 plus Journal Entries) See Teams Assignments for additional details.
7A, 7B, 7C Social Studies
Social Studies Assessment ~ Wednesday, Nov 18
- Empowerment & Disempowerment - What are they and examples
- Personal Empowerment - what is it and examples
- Types of Empowerment and basic examples
- Economic Empowerment
Open book assessment (notes and textbook allowed). Heavy emphasis on applying what we have learned.
All notes available on MS Teams under the Class Notebook tab in the Content Library
**MS Teams and paper/pencil options available
7A, 7B & 7C Social Studies
Due next SS class
List 5 examples of empowerment - be sure to explain how you or someone else is empowered by this.
You can choose to do this on paper or log into the Social Studies Team for your class and share your answer list there..
Friday, Sept. 11
Have binder or binders ready for learning.
Option 1 ~ using a binder for each subject area then you will need the following:
- LA (3 dividers - Reading, Writing, Notes)
- Math (3 dividers - Practice, Notes, Quick Checks
- Health and Social Studies can go in the same binder
Option 2 ~ using a single binder for all subjects be sure to have dividers for the following:
- LA - Reading
- LA - Writing
- LA - Notes
- Math - Practice
- Math - Notes
- Math - Quick Notes
- Social Studies
If you forgot to bring in your forms today, be sure to bring them in on Monday.
Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year
Students have two things to complete for Friday, Sept. 11th.
- Yellow and Blue Sheets
- Blue Sheet - parents read and correct information on the Blue sheet
- Yellow sheet - Read, check the appropriate boxes, parents sign
- Students sign into MS Office and then select Teams from the "waffle"
- Leave a message on Teams - tell me one boring thing about yourself
- Link to MS Office (outlook.office.com) - if you have any problems, please talk to me on Friday
First PE class will be on Monday so don't forget your indoor sneakers.
Add the App
Quick review of fractions, percent, and decimals. Complete for Friday.
Finding least common mulitple of pairs of one and two digit numbers. Students were reminded that this is connected to counting by 2, 3, 4, 5, etc and our divisibility rules.
*** NOTE: all work is uploaded with answers so that students can check their own work, but remember to try to do the work, showing your process, and then correct it. If you are getting questions wrong and don't know how to fix it, please ask questions.
LA 7A, 7B, 7D
Action Lead ~ In class today we went over our Action Leads and revised them to ensure the "spotlight" was on the action of the character rather than the character. For example;
I ran down the hall. ~ this sentence tells what I did
Feet pounding on the floor, lockers flying by, I tore down the hall toward the stairs. ~ In this sentence I have a "spotlight" on the action. I can "see" and "hear" what is happening.
Students should look at their action lead and ask themselves if the focus is on the character (I) or the action. They should then read the lead to someone and ask them what they "see" or "hear". If the audience is able to "see the movie" and they want to hear more, then goal accomplished. If not, given it another try.
Student's revised action leads are due Monday.
LA 7A, 7B, 7C
The following revisions should be completed:
Revision 1 - Explode the Moment (Put a "spotlight" on the most important part of your story and add the details (Active verbs, "show don't tell", use your senses)
Revision 2 - Thoughts and Feelings
Once these are finished, peer edit and rewite your memoir adding in all your revisions and edits.
Today, we worked on our Memoir leads today. By the tomorrow everyone should have submitted either an Action Lead or a Reaction Lead for their Memoir. Remember, you only have to submit the lead NOT the whole memoir.
Samples of Narrative Leads
Completed Cereal Box Project due tomorrow (Thursday, March 12)
Our next unit is Fractions
We will start tomorrow by reviewing how to find multiples of a given number.
Today we found and recorded the common (Benchmark) Decimal, Fraction, Percents.
1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/10, (3/4 & 2/3)
Find the Decimal and Percent for the following;
- 1/6 (hint; you know that 2/6 = 1/3)
Remember you can use a calculator for this but look for a pattern that you can share with the class tomorrow.
*** Rocket Project (Past Due)
For those who forgot to hand in their rocket project today - make sure you do it first thing in the morning
7A, 7B, 7D LA
If your draft was not completed in class today remember to complete it tonight. It is important that you remember the draft is simply taking the ideas from your graphic organizer and turning them into sentences so it should not be taking your more than 10, maybe 15 minutes.
Once your draft is finished, highlight (underline or use a highlighter), where you believe your "spot light" should be. This is the most important part of your memoir - the part that you plan to elaborate on.
We have been working very hard on our Memoir unit for the last 4 weeks. During this time we have looked at several sample memoirs and examined some of the tools these authors have used to communicate their ideas.
To begin we have focused on the "So What?" - what was the importance of the event/experience for the author
Now we are examining the authors use of Word Choice and asking ourselves how the author uses words to "paint the picture behind our eyelids".
- Powerful Nouns
- Active Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives
- Figurative Language
Now it is our turn to write. Students created a Heart Map full of possibilities. Next they selected 5 narrowed ideas and wrote what they believe was their "So What?"