MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2018 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Language Arts Grammar.  We will first review the application of Homophones via Powerpoint and Youtube video.  You will find your handout of the list of Homophones that I gave you the week before.  We will review the list.  Your next practice task (application of Homophones / correct spelling) is due tomorrow.  The next period is Language Arts Writing.  Those of you who have yet to complete your neat copy of “The Monkey’s Paw” alternate ending will do so as we have the Chrome Books.  The rest will continue to work on their Grammar then create a word search using terms provided for the Science topic of Electricity.  (NOTE:  presentation and submission of your neat copy of the alternate ending story is due tomorrow along with your rough draft, book cover, and editing check list)

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will now review the basic formulae for perimeter and area of a parallelogram and a triangle.  I will present the review via anchor chart exemplars and a website.  To check on comprehension, you will receive a basic practice task that I will collect and check tomorrow.  The next period is Dramatic Arts with MME.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We finally begin with our “What do you already know” discussion on the topic of Electricity.  I will then show you a student prepared Prezzi on this topic containing the overall areas of study (You will find out which secondary concepts that we will explore and what type of activities we will do).  The final period of the day is Geography.  We will continue to discuss and explore the 5 Themes of Geography and put each one to practice via text reading, discussion, and application through a response task.  I will refer to a Youtube video to better visualize each of the 5 themes and how they are applied in real life situations.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN…..

  1. determine the meaning of Homophones such as to, two, and too and apply them correctly in full sentences.
  2. edit my work via a checklist by carefully reading and re-reading checking for capitalization, punctuation, sentence structure, and spelling.
  3. recall and apply the formulae for a quadrilateral and a triangle and apply them correctly based on the data using correct calculation techniques.
  4. access facts that I know about Electricity and explain them clearly during a classroom discussion
  5. identify and define the five themes of Geography with examples for each.
  6. MD
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TGIF,

Your first block begins with Health.  You will be presenting your findings about Why someone becomes a bully (factors) and why bystanders choose to be bystanders.  You will need to sign into your Google account via the mac mini and present your slides.  I will be assessing your work via success criteria discussed as well as your ability to answer questions in detail. (Questions from the audience and teacher).  The next period is Language Arts Writing – We have the Chrome Books signed out for those of you who wish to begin your neat copy of your Alternate Ending to “The Monkey’s Paw” (only after you have had two peers help edit your story!!!!!!!)

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will access yesterday’s Area/Perimeter of an irregular shape assignment for checking and corrections.  We will conduct corrections via the anchor charts posted on the board.  We will then further explore another complex problem involving area and perimeter but with additional factors such as cost of materials (we need to review calculating GST on materials purchased).  This work is due Monday.  The remainder of this block is dedicated to further presentations of the Bullying research task 2 (Why a person becomes a bully).

The final block of the day begins with Physical Education.  We begin with a warm-up activity.   You will then listen closely to all instructions given for the next cooperative game.  Teams will be chosen via squads and equipment will be set up.  The final period of the day is Francais as hosted by MME.

LEARNING GOALS FOR TODAY:  I CAN….

  1. present my ideas clearly and logically (Google Slides Presentation about Bullying) and answer questions from my peers in detail.
  2. explain my thinking using appropriate vocabulary
  3. apply appropriate editing skills (as per editing checklist provided) to make required corrections in my own story.
  4. cooperate with my peers during the peer- led mathematics lesson involving perimeter and area of quadrilateral and triangles.
  5. listen to and act upon specific instructions given during Physical Education in a timely manner.
  6. MD
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2018 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais as hosted by MME.  We then move on to Language Arts Writing.  You will continue to create your rough draft of the alternate ending to “The Monkey’s Paw”.  We will also discuss editing features including what to look for (ie capitalization, end punctuation,…..).  Those of you who have completed your rough copy will then find TWO different peer editors to check your story.  DOES IT MAKE SENSE?  DO ALL SENTENCES BEGIN WITH A CAPITAL LETTER?  IS THERE DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE USED?   Please note the editing checklist provided.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s irregular shape area and perimeter task for checking and corrections.  I will ask for volunteers to come forward to present their solutions.  The remainder of the period is dedicated to review of area/perimeter of irregular shapes via video and a final task that is due tomorrow for evaluation.  You and your team mates will be presenting your irregular shape to the classroom paying close attention to all steps involved (formula for area and perimeter, units used,….)    The next period involves the presentation of your Health (Bullying research no. 2) Google Slides show.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  I will be introducing our next big idea – Electricity.  I will ask you to reveal what facts you already know about this topic via discussion.  I will then outline what major sub categories we will be exploring such as the electron, materials that conduct or resist electricity,……)  The final period is Geography.  We will continue with our Powerpoint presentation on the 5 Themes of Geography and discuss each major concept along the way.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2018 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with Francais as hosted by MME.  We then move on to Language Arts Writing – you will now begin to convert your jot notes into full sentences.  Please add descriptive language (adjectives and adverbs) and please maintain the same tone of the story as written by its author.  I expect to receive the neat copy by next Monday or Tuesday.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s irregular shapes task for checking and I will be asking a few volunteers to come forward to present their solutions via the anchor charts.  We will then view another video on solving word problems involving irregular shapes (area and perimeter).  Your next task (word problems) will require a multi-step approach as you will need to find more than just the area and perimeter.  You will need to use these answers to calculate costs of various items that are related to the shape (a room, a garden,….).  Any left over time will be for the review of this afternoon’s Science test.

The final block of the day begins with quiet reading.  The final 60 minutes of this block is dedicated to the Science test.  I will be posting the exact essay question on an anchor chart at the front of the classroom.  You will need a lined page or two.  Please double-space your response.  You are not allowed any notes to help you.  If you paid attention to our lessons and reviewed your notes, this should NOT be a problem.  If completed early, please double check your response then you will work on your mathematics.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:   I can…..

  1. incorporate descriptive words (adjectives and adverbs) when expressing my ideas in written form.
  2. explain how to solve area and perimeter problems of irregular shapes using appropriate formulae and strategies to break up the irregular shape into regular parts.
  3. recall facts and apply my knowledge of exploration of space to explain my thoughts about this concept.
  4. MD

 

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2018 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Health.  We have access to the Chrome Books so you will be finalizing your research task on “How a bully becomes a bully – factors leading to….)  I expect that you will be able to present your findings tomorrow.  You will be evaluated for this task as per the success criteria discussed.

The next block begins with Mathematics.  You will first find yesterday’s circumference and area of quadrilateral shapes assignment for checking.  Today’s big idea is the exploration of how to solve the area and perimeter problems in irregular shapes. We will conduct a full word problem trial of an irregular  via web site and if time allows, via anchor chart.  Your next task is due tomorrow for marking.  The final period of this block is Language Arts writing.  You will continue to construct your rough copy of the alternate ending to “The Monkey’s Paw”

The middle block begins with Geography.  We will begin with the 5 major concepts of Geography.  I will refer to a Powerpoint presentation.  YOU WILL BE TAKING NOTES FOR THIS LESSON.  The final period of this day is Science.  We will review exploration of space in preparation for tomorrow’s final space studies quiz.  I expect that you will review all notes for tomorrow’s test as you will not be allowed to bring in any crib notes for this test.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. explain and demonstrate the factors in someone’s life that could lead to that person adopting Bullying behaviours.
  2. explain how to find the perimeter and area of an irregular figure using appropriate calculation methods (formulae)
  3. convert ideas formed in a graphic organizers into complete sentences that communicate a specific idea (with supports using descriptive language)
  4. identify and define the five themes of Geography.
  5. MD
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MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2018 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Language Arts Writing.  You must submit your Monkey’s Paw response task as it is due today.  I will now introduce your next major writing task – the alternate ending to the short story “The Monkey’s Paw”.  We will review exactly where you are to take over (final rising action scene just before the climax all the way to the final resolution).  I will be handing out a task descriptor + success criteria rubric.  You must first plan your story using the story outline sheets provided (graphic organizers).  You must complete a rough copy in pencil and double spaced.  The remainder of this block will be language arts grammar – please find last Thursday’s homophone task for checking and corrections.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find “Rocco the Robot” area task for checking and presentation on the anchor charts at the front of the classroom (volunteers chosen to show their solutions).  Your next task involves calculation of area and perimeter of irregular shapes.  I will be using a powerpoint presentation and video to present the concept.  You will need a ruler and calculator for this task.  The final period of this block is Dramatic Arts with MME. (reversed order

The final block of the day begins with Science.  You will find last Thursday’s What does an Astronomer do? for checking and corrections.  You must present your short answer re. you are an astronomer……..    I will be calling upon you to present your answer.  The next period is Health.  You will continue to work on your “How does a bully become a bully” research task (using Google Slides or in hand writing).

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2018 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with the Music test.  I will explain in detail what you need to do for this test.  The first part of the test begins with the “Clapping of the rhythm and identify the notes/rests” section.  I will guide you through the entire test so I suggest you pay close attention to all instructions given.  Once you have completed the test, you will either access your Monkey’s Paw response task to complete and/or pick up the homophones task that is self-explanatory.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s area/perimeter task and I will deliver the correction sheets.  Your next task is to continue to practice calculating area of specific 3 and 4 sided figures – due Monday.  The next period is Health.  You will be conducting a google search using the Chrome Books – the big idea is finding information about why a bully becomes a bully and why bystanders are bystanders.  You will need to take notes as I expect that you will have this task done for presentation.  You may share this information via Google Slides.  THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL TASK SO DO NOT ASK TO BUDDY UP….THE ANSWER IS NO.

The final block begins with the Character Ed. assembly and I expect that you will demonstrate appropriate audience skills.  The final period is Francais with MME.

MD

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 25TH, 2018 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER TGIF,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s perimeter and area task for checking and corrections.  We will now discuss the measurement of the perimeter and area of an irregular shape with straight sides.  I will use an anchor chart to present this step-by-step method.  We will view a Youtube video to further review this concept.  Your practice task is due Monday for review.  The next period is Language Arts Grammar.  We will continue to review Homophones via exemplars and a list of homophones.  The next practice task will likely require reference to the list that I will give you.

The next block begins with Music.  You will receive a pop quiz on counting rhythm + reading notes + time signature.  You are not allowed to have your notes with you during this quiz.  Please take your time and review your quiz after you have completed it.  This is a time critical quiz so you have only 40 minutes to complete it.  The final period of the day is Health.  We will now begin to discuss why people bully and why others are bystanders.  We begin with a discussion to draw out your ideas and beliefs.  We will then read a text and discuss the ideas.

The final block of the day begins with the Character Education assembly in the gymnasium.  You are expected to demonstrate good listening skills and attentive behaviours at this time.  The final period of the day is Francais avec MME.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN…..

  1. apply the appropriate formula to find the perimeter and area of parallelograms and triangles when solving problems involving combined shapes.
  2. choose the correct homophone that fits the context of the meaning of a sentence.
  3. count the rhythm of a measure in 4/4 time (whole notes, half notes, quarter notes,….)
  4. identify line and space notes according to their name (EGBDF  & FACE)
  5. share my ideas about bullying including the bystander and factors that may lead someone to bully others.
  6. MD
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2018 DAY 4


Good morning,

Your first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Reading/Writing.  I will give you a bit of time to work on your Monkey’s Paw reading response but it is due by the end of today.  I will also introduce the next writing task – the alternate ending to the Monkey’s Paw.  We will review the plot diagram and I will show you at what point in the story that you will “take over”.  The success criteria will be presented.  I will be giving you a few periods this and next week to brainstorm ideas.  You will have a graphic organizer or two given to you tomorrow to help organize your ideas.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s perimeter and area task for corrections and review.  We will review the area of a triangle via web site and video.  Your next practice task is due tomorrow.  You may use a calculator to assist you as required.  The next period is music.  You will access yesterday’s counting task for corrections.  NOTE –  this is to be exchanged with a peer for marking purposes.

The final block begins with Science.  We will continue with yesterday’s lesson on space exploration (tools and technology + major events).  We will view a website or two and a video to give us a good idea about this topic.  You may need to take notes (Science test next week on space exploration….take notes).  The final period is Health.  You will find your E.R.A.S.E. bullying task and submit for marking.  I will then choose answers at random to read to you and we will discuss the results.  If time allows, I will be delivering to you the next Bullying task for reading and discussion.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. respond to a question about a text using the R.A.P.P. model finding proofs from the text to support my answer.
  2. identify and apply the formulae for perimeter and area of a parallelogram and triangle in various problem situations.
  3. count the rhythm in every measure of a staff including notes and rests.
  4. distinguish between 4/4 and 3/4 time signatures in music
  5. identify and explain the various types of exploration technology used to explore space.

MD

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 23RD, 2018 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Reading.  We will continue with the reading fluency test that we began last Friday.  You will also receive your reading response task for “The Monkey’s Paw” that is due this upcoming Thursday.  During the reading test, you will be assessed via success criteria rubric by a peer and your teacher.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find last Friday’s perimeter and area of a square, rectangle, and triangle note.  I made a few copies for those of you who were not here at that time.  We will use this note to review the concepts + a website and a video.  Your first practice task is due tomorrow.  You will need a ruler and a calculator for this task.  PENCIL ONLY!!!!  The final period of this block is health.  I will be asking you to find your “E.R.A.S.E. Bullying” website response task for completion.  It is being collected tomorrow for evaluation purposes.  If completed, please work on your “The Monkey’s Paw” response task and/or the book cover.

The final block of the day begins with Music.  We will review reading space and line notes as well as note/rest value and counting beats.  I will use a website and a video to review these concepts.  Your practice task is due tomorrow for marking.  The final period is Science.  We will begin our next area of study – space exploration.  We will discuss the methods of exploration and check out examples on the internet.

MD

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