WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER7TH, 2016


GOOD MORNING STUDENTS,

Following French will be Language Arts reading.  In preparation for Friday’s CASI, we will discuss summarizing a text.  I will be using a Powerpoint demonstration + a video to get the point across – all this after I ask you what you thing “Summarizing” is about and how you do this.  This should take us close to first nutrition break and recess.

The next block begins with Language Arts reading part 2.  We will quickly review what was discussed and viewed during first block.  I will then give you a practice task that requires you to read a short passage and to summarize the text in writing – you will need to find a duo-tang or binder section and label it “Language Arts Reading”.  You will do this task in pencil.  The next period is Mathematics.  We will review yesterday’s practice task – reading and writing large numbers.  I will then review with you how I conducted yesterday’s Mathematics lesson (modelled lesson).  You will then be grouped as per playing cards and given a Number Sense/Numeration concept (ie equivalent fractions, composite and prime numbers, factors and multiples) in which to research and find ways to present a lesson to your peers – we begin presentations Thursday and Friday.  Your PRIME diagnostic Mathematics test will take place next Monday or Tuesday!!!

The final block of the day begins with Mathematics.  You have about 40 minutes to work with your team to develop your lesson using whatever resources/materials you need as well as practising your presentation.  The final 50 minutes of the day will be the review and establishment of S.M.A.R.T. goals for this upcoming school year.  We may review this acronym via websites and video.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS/SUCCESS CRITERIA:  I can….

  1. explain how to summarize a short text using effective strategies.
  2. summarize a text by recording important facts about the text.
  3. work co-operatively with my peers to accomplish specific goals and conduct research to gain information about a specific concept (ie scientific notation, equivalent fractions).
  4. MD
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2016 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING STUDENTS AND WELCOME TO THE INTERMEDIATE DIVISION,

Your seat and desk have now been assigned as per the playing card that you have received. Please tape this card to the top left corner of your desktop as this will be your card for the school year.  I will be using these cards to create groupings or to choose the order of presentation.  I will first give a tour of the classroom including use and expectations of available technologies.  I will also discuss methods of evaluation and classroom expectations regarding behaviours.  You will then have some time to complete your name card and tape the card on the corner of your desktop.

The next activity involves a reading student survey.  You will be given a form to fill out and return.  Please make sure that you include your name on the survey.  I will be using the results of the survey as part of your student profile.  The following period will be Mathematics.  The upcoming lessons this week are to help you prepare for the diagnostic test to be given early next week.  We will begin with number theory – specifically, factors and multiples, divisibility rules, whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, prime factorization, and scientific notation.  Today, we discuss factors and multiples.  I will be using anchor charts, web sites, and a video to review these concepts.  You will receive a practice task and this you may complete with a partner.

The final block of the day begins with a lesson on establishing goals – specifically SMART goals.  We will define S.M.A.R.T. via a web site and your own experiences.  We will view a video that will assist you on how to construct SMART goals.  You will also receive a package of information (guide) as well as task sheet in the creation of your own SMART goals for this upcoming school year.  Any time remaining in this block will be devoted to an out of doors activity…weather permitting.

NOTE:  SOMEWHERE IN THIS DAY PLAN WILL BE FRANCAIS…AS I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE THE SCHEDULE AS OF TODAY.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can….

  1. apply appropriate listening skills by establishing eye contact and avoid speaking out of turn.
  2. think about and respond to simple questions or requests regarding a specific skill (reading) in complete and accurate ways.
  3. understand and explain the meaning and application of factors and multiples in whole numbers.
  4. define and apply the concept of S.M.A.R.T. goal and create my own goals for this upcoming school year.
  5. MD
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