MONDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 2017 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO MONTH 2 OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR,

We begin this day with Mathematics.  You must find last Friday’s task on solving word problems with decimals.  We will definitely check this assignment and I will ask for a few volunteers to come forward to discuss their solutions on the white board (including concluding statement).  We will then review how to answer word problems for all four mathematical processes (add, subtract, multiply, divide).  I will refer to a web site or two and a video as well as exemplars on chart paper.  We will examine the wording to help us figure out which operations are required and which numbers to deal with.  The final task will be given and explained – practicing word problems in all 4 operations with decimals.  It is due tomorrow.  NOTE – MATH TEST THIS WEDNESDAY COVERING ALL THAT WE HAVE DONE WITH DECIMALS……STUDY!!!!!!

The middle block begins with Language Arts Writing.  You have this first period of the block to work on your rough draft.  I will also be explaining the need for a title page and the expectations for creating a title page.  YOU MUST WRITE YOUR ROUGH DRAFT IN PENCIL AND DOUBLE SPACE FOR EDITING PURPOSES.  The rough draft must be completed by Wednesday!!!!  The final period of this block will be Language Arts Reading.  The title of the short story is “The Magic Library Card”.  We will discuss the concept of fiction vs non-fiction followed by reading partners to read and discuss the concepts.  The response task is due tomorrow for marking.  NOTE:  READING FLUENCY TEST TOMORROW!!!

The final block of the day begins with Physical Education.  Depending on the weather, we will either be going out-of-doors or to the gymnasium for co-operative games.  YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO HAVE APPROPRIATE CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR AND LISTENING SKILLS.  Upon your return to class, MME will meet your for Francais.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. explain and apply appropriate strategies to solve mathematics word problems involving decimals (what numbers do I deal with and do I add, subtract, multiply, or divide?  What in the problem indicates my choice?)
  2. apply my knowledge of grammar when writing my rough draft making sure to capitalize the first word of each sentence and place the appropriate punctuation.
  3. read a short text and identify the main idea + supporting ideas.
  4. listen to instructions and act upon them the first time they are given.
  5. MD
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2017 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TGIF,

After French with MME, we move on to Language Arts Writing.  We still have access to the Chromebooks and at this point in the preparation phase of your Opinion essay, you should have all or most of all the facts you will use to support your opinion.  Your next major task is to convert those jot notes into sentences and create a rough draft of one introduction, two main body paragraphs, and one conclusion (NOTE – I will discuss how to create a sentence from jot notes via internet site).  We will also discuss the grammar concepts I will be looking for – punctuation and capitalization.

The next block begins with Mathematics.  You will first find your homework for  checking and corrections.  Our next big idea to explore is word problems with decimals and determining whether we add, subtract, multiply, or divide.  I will refer to a youtube video and anchor chart exemplars to explain.  Your next task will involve solving word problems involving decimals (including concluding statement) due Monday for marking.  If you complete the task before the end of the block, you may work on your Visual Arts.

The next block begins with Science.  We will continue along with the Classification system and the 5 kingdoms via the text to read and discuss and a video.  You must respond to the text as per the questions included in your short story package – due Monday.  The final period of the day is Health.  We will hear from any outstanding groups – presenting the idea web for “Nutrition”.  I will then hand out our first Nutrition lesson “Food as Fuel”.  We will read and discuss the concepts.  The multiple choice task must be completed individually as it is for evaluation.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. convert my ideas into complete sentences with a capital letter to begin the sentence and the correct punctuation to end the sentence.
  2. express my opinion in a topic sentence and support it with facts that I have found during my research.
  3. multiply and divide a decimal by base 10 number and explain how it affects the movement of the decimal point.
  4. identify the five kingdoms of living things and give a few examples for each kingdom.
  5. explain how food fuels my body so it can do work.
  6. MD
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING,

After Francais, we then move on to Language Arts Writing.  I have booked several Chromebooks so that you may finish up your research for your opinion essay.  You can begin your rough copy (I will discuss the expectations for creating a rough copy) with introductory paragraph.  I expect complete sentences.  I will also discuss the issue with run-on sentences.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  You will first find yesterday’s multiplication task and I will choose a few volunteers to come forward to offer their solutions on the anchor charts.  We will then explore the multiplication of decimals via base 10 numbers.   I will be using a web site and Powerpoint presentation as well as anchor charts to present this big idea.  Your practice task is due tomorrow (NOTE – ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE BY BASE 10 TEST NEXT TUESDAY!!!!!).  The final period begins with the presentation of your idea web for nutrition + questions from your peers.  If time remains, we will begin our first formal lesson for nutrition – We will read a short story entitled “Food as Fuel” and discuss the ideas presented.  The multiple choice questions + “Think About” response are due tomorrow.

The final block of the day begins with Visual Arts – we will continue with the colour wheel (specifically complimentary colours).  We will view a quick video and proceed to the task – p. 56 to 58.  The complimentary colours task is due next day 2.  The final period of this block will be Science.  We will continue to discuss “The Classification System – 5 kingdoms” via the Powerpoint and take notes.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN…..

  1. apply the programs available to me on a technological device (Chromebook) to complete my research on my Opinion topic.
  2. multiply a decimal by a base 10 number and explain the movement of the decimal by n places.
  3. explain how food is used as fuel for our bodies.
  4. explain and identify the complimentary colours and give examples
  5. explain and describe the classification system (taxonomy).
  6. MD
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 2017 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

The first block begins with French.  This is followed by Language Arts Reading.  We will begin a new story today – SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION.  We will be reading this short text and discussing the concepts.  You may have some time to practice reading with a peer as we will have a fluency test either tomorrow or Friday.

The middle block begins with Mathematics.  We will first find yesterday’s multiplication task for checking and corrections.  We will then explore and review long division.  I will be using anchor charts and a few exemplars.  I may also use a video and/or web site to further explore as there are many steps for you to correctly follow.  I will then have each of you solve a few problems (decimal divided by whole number and decimal divided by decimal).  I will call upon volunteers to present their solutions.  Your practice task is due tomorrow and you will have the remainder of this block to work on it.

The final block of the day begins with Visual Arts.  We will be exploring colour – primary, secondary, and tertiary.  I will be using a Youtube video and web site / Powerpoint to explore and discuss this big idea.  We will also discuss how it is that humans can see colour and how it can be applied in daily life.  The handout that you will receive requires colouring pencils.  It will be due next day 2.  If time allows, we will continue our explorations of Vikings for Social Studies.  We will likely review their voyages and the theory that they were the very first Europeans to reach North American Shores.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I can…..

  1. explain the concept of Scientific Classification and why this is so important.
  2. read a text passage fluently at a comfortable pace and with good pronunciation of most to all words.
  3. describe the procedures for dividing a decimal by a whole number and by another decimal.
  4. identify the primary, secondary, and tertiary colours and explain how two primary colours can create a secondary colour. (colour wheel)
  5. explain Vikings as explorers.
  6. MD
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2017 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  I will be checking yesterday’s practice task – adding and subtracting decimals.  I will be asking a few volunteers to go to the anchor charts to show us their solutions.  We will now explore the multiplication of decimals (two or three digits by two digits).  I will be using anchor chart exemplars as well as a web site to assist.  Your task for tomorrow is to practice this skill.  I will be checking this task tomorrow.  The remainder of this block will be Health.  I will be introducing your first big idea – NUTRITION.  You will be placed in groups of 4 to develop an idea web on this topic based on prior knowledge.  You will have about 40 minutes to get this done.  You will be presenting your ideas to your classmates later this week.

The middle block begins with Language Arts Writing.  We will continue where we left off yesterday regarding your opinion essay.  By now, you should have your topic chosen and you should have developed your approach via the first graphic organizer.  You will have access to technology to research your topic.  Find as many facts as you can and jot them down in your journal.  The final period of this block is Francais with MME.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  We will continue with our discussion about the Five Kingdoms via notes and discussion as well as a video.  You may need to take notes from a ppt or web site today.  The final period of the day is Social Studies.  You will find yesterday’s Native People p.5 to 6 task for checking and review.  We will now briefly discuss the arrival of the Vikings via internet site and short story.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2017 DAY 5


GOOD MORNING,

The first block of the day begins with Mathematics.  Today’s lesson will explore addition and subtraction of decimals.  I will be using anchor charts and web sites to assist in reviewing these two operations with decimals.  You will receive a practice task that will be due tomorrow – I will first have you complete an addition and subtraction speed test with whole numbers to get you to steer your thinking in that directions.  If time allows, I will finish off this block by having the remainder of the students who have yet to present their paragraph do so.

The middle block begins with Language Arts Writing.  I will be instructing you on how to begin your opinion essay.  You will receive a graphic organizer or two to help you to organize/plan the direction of your opinion essay.  You will also have a choice as to your topic (upon my approval).  I will first show you an example of an opinion essay to get you started.  Your graphic organizer will be due tomorrow.  Francais with MME follows.

The final block of the day begins with Science.  You will find your response to “Why Classify” no. 1 to 8 for checking and corrections.  We will then read about the five kingdoms.  You will need a highlighter as we discuss each important point.  I will supplement the reading with visuals from the internet for each kingdom.  The final period of the day is Social Studies.  We will be reading a short story about Native Peoples of North America.  There is a short response task based on the story for you to complete.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN……

  1. apply the correct procedures for adding and subtracting decimals to the thousandths.
  2. choose a topic for my opinion essay and create a plan for the construction of my essay
  3. identify the five kingdoms and give one or two examples of organisms that belong to each one.
  4. explain at least five facts about the Natives of North America.
  5. MD
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2017 DAY 4


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TGIF AND THE END OF WEEK THREE,

This block begins with Mathematics.  You will find yesterday’s compare and order decimals task for checking and corrections.  We will discuss the strategies used to correctly order and compare and I will be asking some of you to come forward and to demonstrate your answer on the anchor charts.  You will then receive your brief Mathematics quiz (order and compare decimals) to complete.  Once you have done this, you must find yesterday’s Science task (questions 1 to 8) on Why Classify and complete it.  Once this is completed, you will either clean your desk of all loose items then you may work on the Classification Word Search.

The middle block begins with Language Arts.  We will complete any of the paragraph presentations.  I will then introduce “How to Write an Opinion Essay”.   I will use the internet (Youtube) to review the procedures and process.  You will then receive the information text that we will read and discuss.  Mme rounds out this block with Francais.

The final block of the day begins with Physical Education.  If it is nice outside, we will go to one of the baseball diamonds to play soccer / baseball.  If not available, we will go to the gymnasium to engage in warm up activities followed by cooperative games (kick the can + over/under). The final period of the day is Science.  We will check and review “Why Classify” response task p. 17 no. 1 to 8.  You will then go to p. 18 to try the classification task (5 minutes) and we will then take up the answers.  The final part of this period is a video about why we classify living organisms.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN….

  1. compare and order three digit decimals by applying appropriate strategies such as using a chart labeled tenths, hundredths, thousandths,…
  2. explain the purpose of an Opinion Essay and how to construct the essay.
  3. follow instructions exactly as given and demonstrate fair play when involved in physical activities.
  4. explain in detail why we classify living things using appropriate terminology.
  5. MD
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2017 DAY 3


GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO THE FIRST DAY OF FALL,

The first block begins with Mathematics.  You will need to find yesterday’s decimals (compare and order) for pick up and marking.  Our next lesson involves adding and subtracting decimals.  I will use anchor charts and a Powerpoint presentation to demonstrate the procedures.  I will give you the opportunity to practice a few problems involving both addition and subtraction.  I will also present a few word problems for you to solve.  Your practice task will be due tomorrow but you have the remainder of this block to complete the task.

The middle block begins with Language Arts Reading – CASI RESPONSE.  You must access yesterday’s “Owls in the Family” short story to help you answer these questions.  If you do not finish your CASI before Mme comes in, you will be given some time tomorrow to complete the task.  MME comes in for Francais during period 4.

The final block begins with Mr. Thompson – He will introduce an activity that YOU WILL participate in.  Your final period of the day is Science.  You will find yesterday’s “Why Classify” task for checking and corrections.  We will now explore the five kingdoms.  I will use a Powerpoint presentation and we will view it together discussing the text and graphics.  Finally, you will receive “The Five Kingdoms” text that we will read and discuss together as well as make connections with knowledge that we already have.

 

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2017 DAY 2


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  You will need to find your decimals task assigned yesterday for checking and corrections.  Today’s lesson will continue to focus on comparing and ordering decimals to the thousandths.  I will be using anchor charts and a video (possibly a Powerpoint presentation) to further demonstrate the strategies and process used to accurately compare and order.  You will have plenty of classroom time to work on this task.  You also have the remainder of the period ( once you have completed the Mathematics task) to work on your “Simon the Pizza Freak” title page or your portfolio.

The next block begins with Language Arts Reading.  We will be reading the CASI story together.  (For students on reading iep, your story will be available on your SEA laptop…..you may listen to the story using your headphones).  This is to help you prepare for tomorrow’s CASI response task.  The next period is Language Arts Writing.  We will continue to discuss how to create a paragraph (topic sentence) and I will give you some time to create a minimum 5 sentence paragraph re. a topic of my choice.  You will then read your paragraph to the classroom.  We will conduct 2 stars and a wish for positive criticisms.

The final block of the day begins with Social Studies.  A pop quiz on Beringia will be the focus of this period.  I will give you specific instructions and you must listen carefully.  You will have up to 30 minutes to complete the test.  You will use words and graphics (drawings) to explain your thinking.  The final period of the day is Science.  I will be introducing the big idea – Biodiversity.  We will discuss this term and we will read the internet definition.  You will then receive the first story about classification.  We will read and discuss the concepts in this story.  The response task no. 1 to 8 is due tomorrow.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN……

  1. explain and apply the appropriate strategies to help me correctly compare and order decimals to the thousandths place value.
  2. read a text and make personal connections with the ideas in the story
  3. answer a question about a text and find proof from the text to help clarify the answer.
  4. create a minimum five sentence paragraph that contains a topic sentence and expand the topic with examples.
  5. explain in words and drawings the Beringia (Ice Bridge) theory in complete ways
  6. define the terms biodiversity and classification and explain how classifying helps organize items.
  7. MD
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2017 DAY 1


GOOD MORNING,

This first block begins with Mathematics.  We will continue to explore the application of decimals via anchor charts, web sites, and a Youtube video.  Specifically, we will continue to review fractions and decimals and how they are converted from one form to the other.  You may need your calculator for today’s lesson.  The practice task “Decimals Worksheet” is due tomorrow.  The remainder of this block is given over to you to work on your Visual Arts Drawing to Scale task.

The middle block begins with Language Arts Writing.  We will continue yesterday’s lesson – Writing a 5 paragraph essay + Writing an opinion essay.  I will continue to use visual aids + exemplars to help you to fully understand the process and procedures for the above concepts.  Today’s task is to write an introduction (topic sentence) for any topic you wish to introduce.  Minimum of 60 words or five lines.  Francais with MME rounds out this block.

The final block begins with Social Studies.  We will now discuss the first nations to establish this continent.  We will read a short text together and discuss the ideas presented.  The response on p. 5 to 7 is due tomorrow for checking and corrections.  The final period of the day is Science.  I will be introducing “The Diversity of Living Things” topic with a “What do you already know” discussion.  Our first reading task “Why Classify?” will be read together along with a discussion of the important concepts.  You will need to highlight key sections.

TODAY’S LEARNING GOALS:  I CAN…..

  1. explain and apply the procedures for converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
  2. apply the appropriate strategies to help me either upscale or downscale and original drawing into an image copy in an accurate way (shape, detail,…)
  3. understand and explain the concept of “topic sentence” and construct an introductory paragraph to properly introduce the big idea for an essay.
  4. define “Classification” of living things and give examples as to why this is a good strategy to use.
  5. MD
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