Friday, September 21, 2018

Poseidon: God of the seas and navigation


Reminders
MMS – 6
Complete questions 1 – 10 any 5 of your choice.
Pages 51 – 52

Complete Google Classroom homework
In the Cliffs – you will need to sign up to the prism website.

This is a reminder to attend the information meeting on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 pm regarding the proposed New York trip. Please be sure to come with your questions.

Please bring in your casual day money – Casual day is the last Wednesday of every month.

Bring in Terry Fox Pledges Forms

An Inquiry into Mathematics
The students learned how to apply strategies to solve expressions using mental math. No calculators allowed. The students learned to use friendly numbers, regrouping and simplifying to successfully add, subtract and multiply.


An Inquiry into Language
Spelling post test unit 2
The students continued working on their myths.
The students read and discussed Percy Jackson, chapter 12. We also read another book from the Odyssey. Odysseus has set off again for Ithaca, it’s getting exciting.

Unit of inquiry
The students began corrected the Greek gods fill in the blank activity and shared their responses from the comprehension work.

Have a great weekend.




Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Olympian Gods


Reminders
UOI – Gods and Goddesses fill in the blank

This is a reminder to attend the information meeting on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 pm regarding the proposed New York trip. Please be sure to come with your questions.

Please bring in your casual day money – Casual day is the last Wednesday of every month.
Bring in Terry Fox Pledges Forms

No Math homework
Grammar Skills and Spelling unit 2 tomorrow 

An Inquiry into Mathematics
The students corrected the problems from The Strategies Toolkit. Well done!

An Inquiry into Language
The students continued working on their myths.
The students read and discussed Percy Jackson for the second part of the period.

French
As usual please check out Mme. Villeneuve's blog.

An inquiry into Visual Art
As usual, the students had art last period with Mrs. Doucette. Please check the agenda for homework activities.

An Inquiry into Physical and Health Education
As usual please check out Miss. Cranfield’s blog.

Unit of inquiry
The students began studying the Greek gods. They made connections to the novel study and The Odyssey.  

The lesson will resume tomorrow.
Please complete the fill in the blank sheet for homework.

I’ve attached the comprehension questions to be complete during tomorrow’s lesson.




Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Any Last Words!

Reminders
Please bring in your casual day money – Casual day is the last Wednesday of every month.
Bring in Terry Fox Pledges Forms
Math homework page 48 – 49 strategies toolkit – All Questions

An Inquiry into Mathematics
The students took up the homework from lesson 5 Prime and Composite Numbers.  
The students had a period to complete the Strategies Toolkit questions. The students need to apply some of the skills learned in the first few lessons of the unit.

An Inquiry into Language
The students continued working on their myths.

An Inquiry into the Dramatic Arts
This afternoon the students discussed the Odyssey and played some drama games. The played Do you Believe me? and Last Words!
Well done!

An Inquiry into Physical and Health Education
As usual please check out Miss. Cranfield’s blog.

Music

As usual, the students had music last period with Mrs. Demetrio.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Prime and Composite Numbers!

Reminders
Outstanding IB posters and portfolio front page!
Step 3 of Myth Writing
Pick 1 phenomenon to research.
Compile 1/2 a page to 1 page of facts. 
Fill in Terry Fox Pledges Forms
NO Math homework

An Inquiry into Mathematics
The students took up the homework from lesson 4 Exploring Multiples.
They began learning about Prime and Composite Numbers. Check out this useful video on today’s topic.

An Inquiry into Language
The students began reading book 4 of the Odyssey. The students also began writing their myths. The first stage of writing myths is research of a natural phenomenon. Finally, the students read a chapter of Percy Jackson.

Writing Myths 101


Steps to writing a Myth

1. Pick out the natural phenomenon you want to write about.
Make it something that really interests you. If you live in the desert, you might want to think about the way a single rainstorm can cause a flood. If you live in the North, think about the way a snowstorm can cover the ground like an icy blanket. If you live near the ocean, consider the way the tide comes in and out each day. In other words, find something that is familiar that you can observe.

2. Observe carefully.
It helps to know a thing well before trying to make up a story about it. The old myths were created by poets and storytellers who were well-acquainted with nature. Find out as much as you can about the natural phenomenon that you've chosen. Go to the library and find out what it is scientifically — and read what other storytellers have said about it.

3. Write down what is actual about the phenomenon.
Keep a record of what you have observed or read. What are the smells, sights, and sounds connected to this natural phenomenon? If you are artistic, you might want to try drawing sketches or painting pictures. Think of yourself as a reporter, not a storyteller. 



An Inquiry into Physical and Health Education

As usual please check out Miss. Cranfield’s blog.







Friday, September 14, 2018

You are not... a common multiple!


Reminders

Terry Fox Pledges went home today

Math homework
Page 44 Questions 1 – 5 try question 4

An Inquiry into Mathematics
Lesson 4 Exploring Multiples
The students learned about multiples and how to find common multiples.

French
As usual please check out Mme. Villeneuve's blog.

An Inquiry into Language
The students submitted their paragraphs and OWA’s. The DRA’s are almost complete. The students had time to read The Lightning Thief and began chapter 4.

An Inquiry into Physical and Health Education
As usual please check out Miss. Cranfield’s blog.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 13, 2018

Homework reminders 

Math 
Page 41-42 questions 1 - 7

Language skills
unit 1

Spelling 
Unit 1 post test

Have a great evening.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DRA's


Reminders
No math homework this evening
Terry Fox Run is on the 27th more information to come.

Due Friday September 14th
IB Posters
IB Portfolio Self-portrait

DRA
This morning the students began their DRA’s. They had 2 periods to work on them and will hopefully complete them by the end of week.

French
As usual please check out Mme. Villeneuve's blog.

An Inquiry into Language
The students read chapter 2 of The Lightning Thief and took up the vocabulary homework.

An Inquiry into Physical and Health Education
As usual please check out Miss. Cranfield’s blog.

Music
As usual, the students had music last period with Mrs. Demetrio.