MONDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2018 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais as hosted by MME Fleming.  Your next period is Language Arts Writing.  We will continue to review poetry.  You will find your rough copy of your Cinquain for checking and review.  Your next task is to create a new Cinquain based on our Science study of Flight.  You should review your Science notes to find appropriate vocabulary.  This task will be evaluated for Language Arts writing.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  Today’s big idea is combinations and permutations – an area of probability involving probability trees.  I will be demonstrating an exemplar regarding possible combinations of various events.  I will also refer to a website or two and possibly a video to further explain the process.  Your first practice task is due tomorrow.  The remainder of this block is given over to you to work on your Cinquain.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We will review all that we have already discussed (fluids, forces of flight, parts of an aeroplane,..) in preparation for Wednesday’s quiz.   You will have the very final part of this block to work on your synchronized dance.  Hopefully, you have access to a speaker and music player.

MD

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THURSDAY, MAY 31ST, 2018 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING STUDENTS,

After Francais, we begin with Language Arts Writing – This is your time to present your Quatrain to your peers.  We then move on to explore Cinquains.  If time allows, we will check out a few websites to view exemplars and discuss the structure and intended message.

The middle block will be hosted by Officer Mortimer who will discuss bullying during his D.A.R.E. lesson.  You are expected to take notes in your DARE booklet as I will be evaluating part 2 of the booklet.  NOTE:  ROUGH COPY OF YOUR DARE ESSAY IS DUE NEXT TUESDAY FOR CHECKING AND EDITING!!!!!

The last block begins with Mathematics.  We will use this time for you to present your probability game.  Afterwards, you may set up an area in the classroom so that your peers may enjoy playing your game.  This should take up the remainder of this block.

 

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MONDAY, MAY 28TH, 2018 DAY 5


Good morning and welcome to EQAO day 1

The first and second blocks today will focus on EQAO assessment.   You will receive your personal booklet with detailed instructions.  I will review all instructions with you.  YOU MUST WORK QUIETLY ON YOUR EQAO ASSESSMENT.   YOU HAVE NO CHOICE!!!!  You will spend one block working on a Mathematics assessment and one block working on a Language Arts assessment.  If completed early, you may work on your Quatrain (neat copy with title page) assignment.  I will also have various tasks for you to complete if you have finished your Quatrain assignment (Hyperbole Figurative Language Assignment).  You also have a D.A.R.E. major assignment due in two weeks – your five paragraph essay based on lessons.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We will review the concepts involved in flight (drag, weight, thrust, lift) and check out a Powerpoint + video or Physical Education.  If raining, we will go to the gymnasium to enjoy a cooperative game.   If nice outside, we will engage in soccer-baseball.  The final period of the day is Francais with MME Fleming.

MD

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FRIDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING and welcome to TGIF,

This first block begins with Francais as programmed by MME Fleming.  The next period is Mathematics – we will begin with the presentations of the 4-square problem-solving tasks given last Wednesday.  You and your team members will come forward and post your solutions.  You are expected to explain your work.  The option is Language Arts Writing. We will continue with our Figurative Language lessons.  You must find last week’s Idioms task for review.  Our next topic is Hyperbole.  I will refer to a few websites/Powerpoint presentations as well as a Youtube video to help explain the definition and application of Hyperbole in your writing.  You will receive a practice task that is due next Thursday.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will continue to presen your 4-square problem-solving tasks along with your team members.  We will then view a video on the application of this problem-solving strategy.  I will present a final problem or two for you to practice this strategy.  They will be posted on the projector screen.  You will be applying this method of problem-solving next week during EQAO.  The final part of this block will be given over to you to work on your Quatrain – editing and publishing.

The final block of the day will see us outside for ball throw (field event) and we will be recording your scores.  The final period of this block will be your presentation of the probability game to the grade 4 class.

MD

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THURSDAY, MAY 24TH, 2018 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais as programmed by MME Fleming.  The next period is Geography – namely your first trade test.  You may consult your one-page jot (study) note during this quiz.  If done before the end of this block, you may work on your Language Arts (Iceberg Wranglers) task due tomorrow.

The middle block is given over to Officer Mortimer as he will present the next DARE topic.  You must have your booklet ready to go and I will be watching carefully for participation and on-task behaviours.

The final block of the day begins with the long and triple jump event.  You will have two attempts at each.  Your best score will be counted towards the ribbon and a chance to represent the school at the area track meet.

MD

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD, 2018 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Writing.  You must access yesterday’s practice task on Quatrains.  I will call upon you to present your Quatrain.  The next big idea is Cinquains.  We will check out a website and/or a Powerpoint/Prezzi presentation to learn about this type of expressive poem.  I will give you a practice task that is due tomorrow – you will be creating a few Cinquain one of which will later be edited and written in neat copy with graphics for evaluation purposes.  I will deliver the success criteria rubric tomorrow.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will be focusing on problem-solving strategies, specifically the four square method that we discussed earlier this year.  You will receive a few handouts that will outline the process.  You will also be placed in groups to practice and present a problem using this method.  YOU MUST BE PROFICIENT WITH THIS METHOD OF PROBLEM-SOLVING AS YOU WILL BE APPLYING IT FOR EQAO MATH PROBLEMS NEXT WEEK!!!!

The final block of the day begins with Geography.  We will conduct a review of all notes and handouts to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.  YOU MUST STUDY FOR THIS TEST!!!.  I will give you some time to compile 1 study note that you will create and bring into the test.  The next period is Science.  Again, there will be a test this Friday and you will prepare for it by reviewing all notes and create your one page study guide.

MD

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TUESDAY, MAY 22nd, 2018 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

After Francais, we will be examining a few short stories as part of our EQAO preparations.  We will read the stories together and you will be expected to complete the response tasks on the sheets provided.  This absolutely must be done as you will be submitting this to me tomorrow before we go to the Track events.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  This is your final period to complete your Probability game.  You must be ready to go with the game by next Tuesday (the grade 5 students will be our guests).  You absolutely must write down the theoretical probability for success as well as try out the game and record the experimental probability – THIS IS BEING EVALUATED!!!!  The final period is Lang. Arts poetry.  Please access last Thursday’s couplets.   We will discuss your results then move on to quatrains.  We will check out a site or two to get a good idea on how to construct a quatrain (rules and procedures) and how to develop an idea or topic.

The final block of the day begins with Geography.  We will continue on with Canada-US trade via the text I handed out last Thursday as well as a website and a video.  There is a response task for you to do on the handout and this will be evaluated.  Geography test on trade vocabulary and all of the topics discussed so far next week (probably next Wednesday or Thursday!!!).  If time allows, we move on to Language Arts Writing – Poetry.  We will review couplets via the internet site and a discussion.  You will receive a practice task to review.

MD

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MONDAY, MAY 13TH, 2018 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

The first block of the day begins with Francais.  This is followed by Language Arts Writing.  You must access last week’s task on Analogies for corrections.  Our next figurative language element is Idioms.  We will check out a website, a Powerpoint, and a video to get a good idea of the meaning and application of Idioms.  Your practice task is due tomorrow!!!!

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You have this time to complete your probability game board task by the end of tomorrow’s period- I expect that we will be presenting this to the grade 5 students early next week.  You and your partners are expected to clean up your work area once this work session is over.  The second half of this block will be for the introduction to poetry.  We will begin with the exploration of couplets.  We will view some exemplars on the web.   We will discuss the use of words in these poems as well as their construction and meaning.  Your first task involves the creation and interpretation of a few couplets – due tomorrow.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We need to continue to discuss the properties of air and how this relates to Bernoulli’s principle.  As I will be consulting a website/Powerpoint, you will need to take notes.  The final period of the day is Geography.  I will check last Friday’s History of Trade (no. 1-6 p. 20 response) and we will discuss your answers.  The next topic involves Canada/United States trade.  What do you already know about this?  We then move on to the text to read and discuss the ideas presented.

MD

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FRIDAY, MAY 11TH, 2018 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

Today’s first block begins with Language Arts Writing.  Please find the analogies task for review.  We then move on to our lesson on idioms.  I will refer to a website and a video to view and discuss exemplars (definition and application of idioms in sentences and short paragraphs).  Your first practice task is due tomorrow.  The next period is Geography – The History of Trade.  You will be reading and discussing a text about this topic (p. 18-19).  You will then need to complete the response (No. 1-6 on page 20) and this is due Monday.

The middle block begins with Dramatic Arts as hosted by MME. Fleming.  The second period of this block is Track and Field practice.  You should bring a water bottle with you.

The final block begins with Dance.  We will go out-of-doors so that you may have your second practice session.  You will need to bring your music source and speaker and you will need to find a spot along the paved area of the yard.   I must have a direct view of all groups at all times.  The final period of the day is Mathematics.  You must access yesterday’s experimental/theoretical probability game materials.  You have this period to continue to work on creating and explaining your probability game.

MD

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THURSDAY, MAY 10TH, 2018 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING,

Today’s first block begins with Language Arts Writing.  You will need to access yesterday’s Personification task for review.  Today’s Figurative Language element for study is Analogies (this one is a little tough).  We will take a look at a Powerpoint and a Youtube video to get a good idea of the definition as well as how they are applied.  We will discuss the meaning of the examples.  Your practice task is due tomorrow for checking (NOTE:  TEST NO. 1 ON FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE NEXT WEEK!!!!)  The next period is Dance….assuming that it is nice outside and that you can work on practicing your dance steps to music.  I will discuss the success criteria rubric at this time.  You are expected to remain on task and you are not allowed to visit other groups.

The middle block begins with D.A.R.E. as hosted by Officer Mortimer.  I will be observing your “on-task” behaviour as well as your focus.

The final block of the day begins with Mathematics.  Please find yesterday’s Experimental Probability task for review.  NOTE:  TEST TOMORROW ON THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PROBABILITY!!!!!  We will review both today to get you ready for tomorrow’s test.   The final period of the day is Geography – you will need to access your memories about Trade and why we trade.  We then move on to the History of Trade – reading the text and discussing the ideas presented.

MD

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