TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH, 2017 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with French.  We then move on to Language Arts Writing.  This will be your very first period to begin planning your narrative.  I will discuss your success criteria (rubric) and review the planning process (brainstorming).  You should now simply think about the direction of your fiction narrative including setting (time and place) + conflicts that your main character (protagonist) will encounter.  I will be asking to see your brainstorming page before you are allowed to write your first draft!!!!!

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We begin a new Mathematics Strand today – Geometry.  We will begin by exploring how to plot a point along an x and y axis chart.  I will refer to a Powerpoint presentation and a web site (Math is Fun) to present this topic.  Your practice task will take place during classroom time.  Our next period is Health.  We will be reviewing the importance of vitamins and minerals + checking and correcting the vitamins and minerals assignment that is due today.  We will read and discuss the text “Nutrition and your Body”.  You will then need to complete the True/False task related to the text – for evaluation.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  You will access the “Mercury” assignment for checking and review.  We will now discuss the next planet in our solar system – Venus.  I will be referring to a web site/ App so that we may explore the facts.  Your review task regarding the facts of Venus is due tomorrow.  The remainder of this block will be available for you and your partner to work on your New France History project – this project must be completed by the end of this week!!!!

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:   I CAN….

  1. develop my ideas into descriptive sentences that communicate visual information.
  2. identify the 4 quadrant grid (positive and negative) and identify a point on the grid.
  3. explain why vitamins and minerals in my diet are very important in my growth and development.
  4. explain the importance of the sun in our solar system and how it help ensure my survival.
  5. work cooperatively with my partner in the completion of my History project.
  6. MD
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, 2017 DAY 2


This first block begins with Francais as hosted by MME.  Your next period is Language Arts Writing.  We will continue our discussion and exploration of Character and Setting development in a fiction story via Video and exemplars from your own readings.  You will present your character sketch and setting elements (where and when) that you will be using in your upcoming narrative.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will need to access last Friday’s assignment for checking and corrections.  Today is evaluation day for interpreting line/double line and bar/double bar graphs as well as the construction of a few graphs based on data provided.  YOU MUST USE A RULER TO CONSTRUCT THE X AND Y AXIS LINES AS WELL AS JOIN DOTS FOR THE LINE GRAPH AND CREATION OF BARS IN BAR GRAPHS!!!!!  NO PEN ALLOWED.  You have this entire block to complete this quiz.  If completed early, I will have a task for you to complete in Health.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We will continue to discuss the importance of the Sun in our solar system.  We will then move on to Mercury.  I will be referring to a Solar System App to present the facts about this planet.  We then go to a video to get a better impression of this planet.  Your first response task regarding Mercury is due tomorrow.  The final period of the day is History – we have the Chrome Books for you to finish up converting your jot notes into well developed paragraphs as well as organizing any graphics (photos, drawings, charts, maps,…..) regarding your New France topic.  Some of you may be ready to work on your display board (must include a very large banner containing your title – ie.  Fur Trade New France)

 

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can…..

  1. explain the elements required to establish a character and setting in a fiction story (narrative)
  2. create a setting that will complement my character for my upcoming narrative using my experiences from previous readings and from my imagination.
  3. MD
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2017 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER TGIF,

Your first block begins with Mathematics.  You must access yesterday’s bar graph task for checking and corrections.  Today’s big idea is the exploration (explain and apply) of the elements of the double-bar graph and when it should be used.  We will look at how a survey designer could design a survey that requires two different respondents (ie male and female,  Toronto vs Montreal,……_) and create a table containing data for each of the respondents.  I will refer to the internet and a Youtube video to demonstrate the use of the double bar graph.  You will then receive your assigned task that is due Monday.  You may work with a partner.  The remainder of this period will be Music.  You will have about 30 minutes to define the key terms in the “Making Music” Assignment. (or this period may occur during the last block after the assembly).

The middle block begins with Dramatic arts as hosted by MME.  Upon my return, we will work on Science.  Today’s big idea is our sun and how it’s importance to all life on this planet.  We will check out a few web sites and likely a video.  You may have to take notes for this period.  You may also need to sketch parts of the sun (or I may be able to hand out the layers of the sun…..you may need to label the layers).

The final block of the day begins with the Character Education Assembly.  I will review the behavioural expectations and the consequences for negative behaviours.  Upon our return, we will use the Chrome Books to complete the definitions task (elements of music) via dictionary.com and Google Docs.   You will need to access one of the school’s Dell laptops to access the Google Docs definitions for printing at the library printer.

 

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, 2017 DAY 5


This first block begins with Language Arts Writing.  You will find last Tuesday’s Narrative analysis p. 14/15 for checking and review of your answers.  We will continue our exploration of the elements of a narrative via powerpoint presentation/youtube video/ web site.  You may need to take notes.  The final period of this block is Language Arts Grammar.  You will access last Monday’s comparative/superlative adjectives assignment for checking and corrections.  You will then complete the next two pages in class.  (NOTE – ADJECTIVES TEST NEXT WEEK!!!)

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  Please find your bar graph assignment for corrections.  We will then review the elements in the creation of a good bar graph (double bar graph) via exemplars (images).  Your next task will require a pencil, colouring pencils, ruler, highlighter, and lined page.  I will supply the graph paper.  We will construct a chart and fill it with data that you will then display via a graph (this one is being evaluated).  I will discuss the success criteria.

The final block of the day begins with Physical Education.  You are expected to participate!!!!!!  NO NOTE = YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO PARTICIPATE!!!!  The final period of the day is Francais avec MME.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS: I can…..

  1. identify and explain the elements of a narrative including setting, characters, plot, conflict,…..
  2. correctly apply the proper form of comparative or superlative adjective and take care to spell the adjective correctly.
  3. identify and apply all elements required to create a complete bar graph (title, x and y axis variables,….) that accurately represents the data.
  4. participate actively in the Physical Education program and follow instructions as given the first time.
  5. MD
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2017 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then proceed to Language Arts Writing period 1.  We will be focusing on Character Analysis – We will discuss those elements that make up a character in a fiction story.  We will then view a video about the development of a main character in a story (author’s thoughts?).  Your first practice task is to complete a character analysis of Pepper from the “Little Boy” video as well as his brother and Hashimoto. This analysis is due this Friday for marking!!!!!

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterdays line graphing assignment for checking and review.  Our next lesson will focus on the creation of a bar graph to represent data from a chart.  We will check out a web site and a Powerpoint presentation + discuss the concepts/procedures.  Your first practice task is due tomorrow.  The final period of this block is Language Arts Grammar.  You will find Monday’s superlative/comparative adjectives task for checking and corrections.  If time allows, we will continue to practice these two concepts.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  I will be introducing our next big idea – Space Studies and Our Solar System.  You will be placed into groups of 4 (cards) to create an idea web to communicate your current knowledge in this area.  You will be presenting this during the second half of this block (20 minutes to prepare the idea web and 20 minutes to present.  The final period of the day is Health.  We will now review the importance of vitamins and minerals in your daily diet.  We will visit a web site or two and a Youtube video after we have read the text and discussed the ideas presented. Your task this period is to complete the 8 multiple choice questions based on the text…due by tomorrow for marking.

TODAY’S “I CAN” STATEMENTS:

  1. analyze a character in a story by using the guide and providing information such as character traits, physical traits, social and emotional traits.
  2. explain which type of data is best represented by a bar graph and identify all of the elements necessary to create a complete and accurate bar graph.
  3. identify and explain the comparative and superlative form of an adjective.
  4. share my ideas and knowledge with my group members in a cooperative and appropriate manner.
  5. explain the importance of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet and how they affect the growth and development of our body.
  6. MD
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2017 DAY 3


This first block begins with Francais.  This is followed by Language Arts Writing.  In part one of this period, I would like you to access your character sketch from a few weeks ago.  I would like you to obtain one more sticky note and write down all of the “What Kind” adjectives that you can that will describe your character (ie physical attributes, personality traits, character traits,  problem solving abilities, intelligence,……)  You will have about five minutes to do this.  We then move on to the lesson – how to write a good narrative.  We will first visit a web site or two and I will then hand out an information package for reading and discussion.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s Line Graph task for checking and we will discuss your results via a graph chart paper.  We now continue to explore double line graphs – we will look at some examples from google images as well as Youtube.  Your next practice task will require the remainder of this block as you will need to construct a double line graph from “scratch” using the data provided.

The last block begins with Music.  We will try again to begin the task of defining key terms via internet and using the chromebooks to complete the task of defining the terms in the assigned task.  I will use a few music exemplars to better understand words such as beat, tempo,…….  The final period of the day is History – we still have the Chrome Books so that you may complete your research and begin your Google Slides – or your hard copy organized with notes, photos, diagrams,…..

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2017 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Francais.  We then move on to Language Arts Grammar.  You will find last Thursday’s Adjectives task for checking and corrections.  This lesson will focus on using adjectives when comparing two or more items.  ie.  Aidon is tallER than Hassan.   Aidon is the tallEST student in the classroom.  I will refer to a web site and a video for this concept.  Your practice task is due tomorrow!!!!

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will now focus on representing data on a graph.  Today, we will focus on creating a line and double line graph to represent data collected and organized in a chart.  I will refer to a web site and a Powerpoint presentation to review this idea.  Your practice task involves interpreting a line graph then collecting data (pulse rate at rest then after exercise then after rest)  to display on a graph sheet.  This is due tomorrow.  The remainder of the time is set aside for you to work on either your health, music, or language arts tasks that are soon due.

The final block of the day begins with History – you have the first period to work on your History project – New France.  We have the Chrome Books for research and creation of your Google slides presentation.  The final period of the day is Physical Education (in gym).

MD

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can……

  1. identify and apply comparative and superlative adjectives in a complete sentence and spell them correctly
  2. identify the parts of a line and bar graph (title, x and y axis variable,….)
  3. translate numerical data correctly to a line graph (single and double)
  4. work cooperatively with a peer in researching and taking notes related to my New France History topic/
  5. MD
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH, 2017 DAY 1


This first block begins with Language Arts Grammar.  You will find your adjectives assignment for checking and corrections.  We will then discuss the formation of adjectives to describe a specific noun (howling dog, choppy seas,…).  We will visit a web site or two for this lesson.  Your practice task is due Monday for checking.  The next period is History.  You will have access to the Chrome Books to continue to research your topic and make notes.

The middle block begins with Dramatic Arts.  This is followed by Mathematics.  You must find yesterday’s Interpreting graphs for checking and corrections.  The remainder of the period is left over for the pop quiz – interpreting and analyzing graphs.  Once you have completed this task – YOU WILL FIND A QUIET ACTIVITY TO DO AT YOUR OWN DESK!!!!!).

The final block of the day begins with Music.  The goal is to define and apply specific musical terms such as beat and rhythm.  I will play examples of music from Youtube to further clarify their meaning.  We will then read a short text explaining these terms.  The assignment is to find the best definition for each word and write it down.  The final period of the day will begin with the submission of your Little Boy response task.  You will then receive a reflection sheet for the student conferences.  YOU MUST FILL IT OUT EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT COMING TO A REPORT CONFERENCE.  I will be collecting these responses to file in your OSR.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, 2017 DAY 5


This first block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterdays’s Frequency Table/Tally Chart assignment for checking and corrections.  We will conduct corrections  via correction sheet handouts.  Our next area of exploration is the interpretation of line and double line graphs.  We will visit a few web sites and perhaps a powerpoint slide show to review this concept.  Your task is to review both single and double line graphs and interpret the data displayed by answering questions.  This task is due tomorrow for checking.  If time allows, you will access yesterday’s grammar task – Adjectives (What kind, How many, Which one) for corrections and review.

The middle block begins with History.  We have the Chrome Books for this entire block so you must work on your History project.  You will be expected to take jot notes related to sub ideas of your big idea.  You will then convert those jot notes into paragraphs.  You may copy/paste photos and diagrams into your Google Drive folder for later use.  You and your partner are expected to remain on task and use your INDOOR VOICES.

The middle block begins with Physical Education (Indoor).  You MUST  have the appropriate clothing and shoes.  We will be conducting the Beep Test today.  To warm you up, we will first engage in the up-down game.  When you have completed your beep test, please report your “stage” score for recording.  Upon your return to the classroom, you will meet with MME for Francais.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH, 2017 DAY 4


This first block begins with Francais.  this is followed by Language Arts Writing.  Today, we begin to discuss identifying types of adjectives.  We will discuss the categories of adjectives (What kind, which one, how many?) via an internet site and a Powerpoint presentation.  Your first practice task is to categorize the adjectives on a worksheet and this is due tomorrow for checking and corrections.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterdays biased vs unbiased questions assignment for checking and corrections (verbal presentation and discussion of results) .  We will then discuss recording data on various types of charts.  We will visit an internet site and view a video.  Your practice task is due tomorrow for checking and corrections.  The final period of this block is Health.  We will now discuss the importance of fats in our daily diet.  We begin by finding out what you already know about this topic.  We will also discuss the dangers of dieting.

The final block of the day begins with History.  You have this period to continue to research your topic for your history project.  You should also be taking jot notes as YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COPY AND PASTE FROM INTERNET SITES AS THIS IS COPY WRITE INFRINGEMENT!!!!!! AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Please find photos and diagrams for your presentation.  Save them in your google drive.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can……..

  1. determine the difference between a biased and unbiased survey questions and create an unbiased survey question.
  2. identify and create different ways of organizing data from a survey in a chart.
  3. explain why daily consumption of fats in our diet is important for our health, growth, and development.
  4. conduct research on a given topic by remaining on task and using key words (google search) to find relevant web sites.
  5. MD
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