TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 2017 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with Language Arts Reading.  You will find yesterday’s Scientific Classification Story for further reading and discussion.  You will have about 20 minutes to prepare for Thursday’s fluency test.  You may find one peer reader to practice.  The remainder of this block is the preparation and boarding of the bus for our trip to Round’s Ranch.  HOPEFULLY, YOU ARE APPROPRIATELY DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION AND HAVE YOUR LUNCH KIT AND WATER WITH YOU!!!!

Upon our return from Round’s Ranch, we will work on collecting leaves for our next Visual Arts period (On Thursday – leaf etchings).  The final period of the day is Francais with MME.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2017 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Reading.  I will be introducing the next reading focus – a prepared text entitled “Scientific Classification”.  We will first define a few terms via dictionary.com and I will have you copy these down in your journal.  We will then read through the text together paying close attention to the ideas presented as well as the structure of the text and the information prompts offered within the text itself.  NOTE:  THERE WILL BE A READING FLUENCY TEST LATER THIS WEEK.

The middle block of the day may begin with the library presentation of our guest speaker:  Mr. S. Brouwer.  We will discuss the behavioural expectations prior to going to the presentation.  Upon our return, we will the move on to Social Studies – European Explorers.  We will continue to view the powerpoint presentation and take notes as required.  We will also begin the story of our first European explorer – Jacques Cartier.  We will read an information card re. facts.  We will then view a video to help consolidate the facts.  The response task is due tomorrow.

The final block begins with Mathematics.  You will receive your GCF/LCM quiz at this time.  I will explain everything on the test to make sure that you fully understand the instructions.  IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!!  Once you have completed the test, you may work on the Classification of Living Things word search/crossword puzzle.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can….

  1. read a text and summarize what I have read as well as explain the main idea with proofs from the text.
  2. listen to an oral presentation and carefully think about what the presenter has said.
  3. explain the reasons for Jacques Cartier’s exploration voyages from France to the “New World”.
  4. solve various Mathematics problems involving Factors and Multiples using appropriate strategies.
  5. MD
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2017 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TGIF,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Reading.  I will be introducing the new text for reading and analysis – Scientific Classification.  We will be reading and defining specific terms (www.dictionary.com via laptops/Chromebooks).  You may work in teams of two depending on availability of the technology.  Please save to your google drive/docs and print here or to the library printer.  You will need to make 2 copies as each person requires one.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s word problems (factors and multiples) for checking and corrections .  I will be calling upon a few volunteers to present their solutions and rationale.  We will then engage in a comprehensive review of factors and multiples as there will be a test this upcoming Monday.  You may use all of your assignments + videos.  You may also make up or download a pre-test to practice your skills.  Somewhere in here will be school photos at the gymnasium.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We will continue to discuss the classification of plants and animals (text + response task).  You will complete p.29 no. 1 to 5.  The final period of the day is Health.  You will find the “Water” multiple choice task for exchange and marking.  We will now discuss the importance of carbohydrates in our daily diet. (What do you already know about this concept?).  We will read the provided text and discuss the ideas presented.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2017 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  This is followed up by Language Arts.  We begin this period with outstanding presentations of the opinion essay (all MUST present).  You will submit your opinion essay for evaluation with rubric (success criteria).  If time allows, we will begin the next Reading topic – Scientific Classification.  You will receive the text that we will read together and discuss.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You must access yesterday’s factor tree assignment for checking and corrections.  We will continue to review factors and multiples via internet and with practice tasks that we will solve together on the anchor charts.  Your next task (factor trees) is due tomorrow for marking.  You will have some classroom time to work on this task and seek assistance as required.  The remainder of the time is given over to Health – We will find the “water” assignment (multiple choice) for exchange and corrections/marking.  We will then discuss the next big idea – Carbohydrates.  We will first discuss what we already know.

The final block of the day begins with Social Studies.  We will continue with our discussion and readings regarding the first European explorers to reach this  continent.  We will then read the short text about the first explorers and discuss the ideas presented.  Our first explorer to be further studied is Jacques Cartier.  I have several sites that we can visit to view his voyages as well as the motivation for exploring the new world.  The final period is Physical Education.  We will be going to the gymnasium to play a few cooperative games (THE GAUNTLET AS WARM-UP AND KICK BALL AS THE MAIN EVENT).  I expect that you will be participating and wearing appropriate indoor physical education clothing.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS: I can….

  1. explain my ideas before my peers and clearly defend my opinions.
  2. explain how to find the prime factors of a large number using the factor tree method.
  3. retell facts about the first European explorers to come to North America and the reasons for their coming here.
  4. MD
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, 2017 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s practice task for GCF and LCM.  I will be checking this task.  I will then call upon volunteers to go to the anchor charts to record their solutions.  Our next big idea to explore is the factor tree.   But first……to get us in the right frame of mind – a multiplication/division speed test (15 minutes).  I will then use anchor charts + web sites to introduce the factor tree (you will need to know your math facts for this).  I will also have a multiplication chart available for those who need it (no calculators for non-iep students).  Your practice task is due tomorrow.  If time remains in this block, you may complete the touch ups of your body parts assignment as it is due for marking today.  Those of you who have completed this task will engage in self evaluation and we will post your body parts art.

The middle block begins with Mme and her Arts lesson.  The final period will be Language Arts Writing.  Those of you who have yet to read and respond to your opinion essay will do so today.  YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY FOR EVALUATION AFTER YOU HAVE PRESENTED IT TO YOUR PEERS!!!!

The final block of the day begins with Science.  You will find yesterday’s response (p. 23-24 no. 1 to 11) for checking and I will deliver the correction sheets that you and your elbow partner will use to check your work.  We now move on to classification of plants and animals (chapter 3) by reading p. 28 together and discussing/highlighting key concepts.  You will then work with your elbow partner on the response task p. 29.  The final period of the day is Social Studies.  We will quickly review Explorers of Canada.  I will be using a web site + video and possible a Powerpoint presentation to get us started.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can….

  1. explain the purpose of a factor tree and apply the factor tree strategy to find all the prime factors of a given number.
  2. read and respond to my opinion essay by giving complete answers to questions raised by my peers and teacher.
  3. identify the main classification categories for plants and animals and explain how the specific characteristics of a plant or animal places it in that category.
  4. explain the motivation for the first explorers to leave Europe and explore North America.
  5. MD
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2017 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING STUDENTS,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  You will find last Friday’s GCF and LCM task for checking and corrections.  I will hand out a corrections sheet and you will buddy up with an elbow partner to conduct corrections.  I will then lead a review lesson on least common multiple and greatest common factor using anchor charts and internet sites (possibly a powerpoint presentation).  Please pay close attention as these two concepts can be tricky.  Your practice task is due Thursday for possible marking – MAKE SURE IT GETS COMPLETED!!!!!!

The middle block begins with the Arts as hosted by MME.  The final period of this block will be Language Arts Writing – your opinion essay is due today for reading and submission for evaluation.  I will be choosing presenters via the playing cards.

The final block begins with Social Studies.  We are still exploring the Beothuk first nation people.  You will find the response task from last Friday’s discussions and reading of the text.  The final period is Science.  You have this period to work on the response task (no. 1 to 11 on page 23 and 24).  You may work alone of with ONE partner.  It is due tomorrow.

NOTE:  ROUND’S RANCH FIELD TRIP CANCELLED TOMORROW AND REBOOKED FOR NEXT WEEK….WILL ANNOUNCE FINAL DATE LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS: I can…

  1. explain the terms greatest common factor and least common multiple and solve problems involving both concepts.
  2. read my opinion essay to my peers with clarity (fluently) and answer questions about my topic in detail with proofs in my answers.
  3. explain how the Beothuk first nations people lived and how the first contact with European explorers affected them.
  4. answer questions about the Classification of Living things and the 5 kingdoms using information from the text.
  5. MD
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2017 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TGIF,

This first block begins with Francais.  This is followed by Language Arts Writing.  You will be working on your neat copy of your opinion essay (Microsoft Word or Google Docs or handwritten in blue ink).  You must also provide a title page as per expectations explained.  The neat copy + title page are due this upcoming Tuesday for presentation and marking.  If completed all these tasks, you may work on your “Body Parts” visual arts assignment.

The next block begins with Mathematics.  We will review/correct yesterday’s factors and multiples assignment.  The next lesson will focus on GCF (Greatest Common Factor) and LCM (Least Common Multiple).  I will be using anchor charts and web sites to introduce these two important concepts.  Your practice task will be due Tuesday for checking and corrections.  The remainder of the time for this block will be Health.  You will finally receive the “Food as Fuel” text for reading and discussion.  The multiple choice task is due for evaluation by the end of this period of by Tuesday.

The final block begins with Science.  You will find yesterday’s 5 Kingdoms task for corrections and review.  We then read about and discuss the major vocabulary regarding classification (order, species,….).  The response task to this text is due next Tuesday.  The final period of the day is Social Studies.  This period begins with the Vikings task that we will complete together p. 10 to 11.  We will then read and discuss the story of the Beothuk clan (now extinct).  We will view a few websites and a video + text.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. organize my thoughts to create complete sentences that clearly express an idea.
  2. define and explain GCF and LCM and create examples for each term.
  3. explain how food is fuel to help keep my body healthy and growing
  4. identify and define key terms that are related to the 5 kingdoms of living things.
  5. MD
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5TH, 2017 DAY 3 MEET THE TEACHER EVENING 5 TO 6:30


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with French.  This is followed by Language Arts Reading.  We will begin to read the new story – “Scientific Classification” .  We will discuss the ideas that are presented and review fluency skills.  If time allows, you will be asked to identify and write down the main idea of this text and explain what genre of text this is + at least three proofs that support your answer.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s assignment (PRIME VS COMPOSITE NUMBERS + FACTORS).  I will be checking today’s homework.  We will continue to review prime and composite numbers but really focus on factors and multiples.  I will be using a ppt presentation as well as anchor charts to review these two major concepts.  Your practice task is due tomorrow for checking.  The final half hour of this block will be nutrition.  I will ask you to submit yesterday’s “Food as Fuel” task for marking.  Our next discussion will be about the importance of water in our daily diet.  We will begin with a discussion that will tell me what you already know about this topic.  We will then visit a web site about water facts as a daily diet element.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  You have this period to complete p. 23-24 (you have this already) no 1 to 11 due tomorrow.  The final period is Visual Arts.  I will be presenting our next big idea – ‘BODY PARTS” as per the exemplar that I have posted at the front of the classroom.  You will receive an instruction package + rubric outlining the success criteria.  You may begin your sketching of the major components as per the instruction package.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. demonstrate fluency when reading a short passage (pronunciation, expression, flow,…)
  2. explain the difference between a prime and composite numbers and give examples.
  3. explain how water is so important for our bodies
  4. identify and explain the five kingdoms of living organisms
  5. MD
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2017 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then follow up with Language Arts writing.  You have this period to write your rough draft (in pencil and double spaced) but first, I will remind you of what you need to consider (grammar, run-on sentences, vocabulary use,……).  I will also discuss the criteria for the title page.  You MUST use this period wisely as there is only one or two more reserved for the opinion essay.  I expect that EVERYONE will be ready to type their neat copy this Friday.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will be exploring factors and multiples of whole numbers.  I will be using anchor charts, an internet site, and a video to introduce these two big ideas.  I will also have guest students come forward to solve a few problems.  Your practice task will be due tomorrow and I WILL BE CHECKING THE HOMEWORK TOMORROW!!!!  The next period is Health.  I will continue where we left off yesterday due to all of the interruptions and behavioural issues we faced during the last block.  You will also receive the reading task that we will read together.  The response is due tomorrow for marking.

The final block begins with Social Studies.  We will complete the Vikings task/response to the text then begins discussing the first nations tribe known as the Beothuk.  I will be using a video to further explain the culture after we have read the text and discussed a few ideas.  The final period is Physical Education in the gymnasium.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. think about and apply the rules and procedures for writing a draft copy of an essay taking care to form well-developed paragraphs including double-spacing, complete sentences, and application of words that fit my main idea.
  2. explain the difference between a factor and a multiple
  3. identify factors and multiples of whole numbers.
  4. explain how “food as fuel” relates to my own physical and intellectual development.
  5. MD
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 2017 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Language Arts Writing.  We should have Chromebooks available to us so that you may work on your neat copy or rough draft of your opinion essay.  I will reserve at least 30 to 40 minutes of this block for you to explore the classroom website.  I will lead us through the navigation and links available to you for every curricular area.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will quickly review what we have learned about decimals and I will use the anchor charts to demonstrate exemplars.  You will then receive the decimals test (add, subtract, multiply, and divided by base 10 + word problems).  Once you have completed the test, you will find an activity (rough copy of your opinion essay, Visual Arts colour task, word search,….) to quietly work at your desk.  NO TALKING ALLOWED!!!!

The final block of the day begins with MME who will work with you on a “non-french” activity.  The final period of the day is Physical Education in the Gymnasium.  We will conduct a warm up task first followed by a cooperative game with Mr. Murphy’s grade 6 class.  YOU ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES!!!

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can……

  1. convert my jot notes into sentences that express an idea clearly.
  2. add, subtract, multiply a decimal with a decimal using appropriate strategies (not a calculator)
  3. divide a decimal by a base 10 number understanding which way to move the decimal and by how many place value.
  4. participate in a Physical Education activity by following all instructions and demonstrating that I am a good sport.
  5. MD
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