Week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

posted Sep 29, 2020, 10:30 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 7:23 AM ]

         
MONDAY     
In Language, we read "The Most Dangerous Game" (http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/danger.html) and students wrote responses in their journals.  In Math, we looked at writing numbers in standard form and expanded form using exponential notation (powers of 10) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBAOJ9NdVdM).  In Health class, students finished researching their Health Disorders (concerning nutrition) and posted their findings in groups on Edsby. 

TUESDAY    
In Math, students wrote practice quizzes in Socrative on Place Value, Rounding, and Expanded form.  In Language, we started our mini-unit on Paragraph Writing. We focused on topic sentences.  In our Science class, we corrected worksheets 3 and 4 together and students wrote practice quizzes on Socrative. 

WEDNESDAY    
In Language today, students continued independent reading and we started exploring a new website that will help students monitor their reading and responses:  Biblionasium https://www.biblionasium.com/  In mathematics, we reviewed the topics in our first unit and students wrote a practice test.  All students received a review booklet.  Please sign your student's booklet so I know that you have seen it and are aware of our Math Unit Test on Friday, Oct. 2.

THURSDAY    
Students are reviewing for their math test tomorrow.  In language, we looked at topic sentence and students typed a paragraph into Edsby.    

FRIDAY    
We continue to focus on paragraph writing in Language Arts. Yesterday we wrote a paragraph focused on a topic sentence and posted it in Edsby. Today, we looked at unity in paragraphs and focused on eliminating sentences that don't belong (. In Science, we looked at Types of Succession and Human Impact on the Environment. Students read through part of the textbook (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NDQ1MmNhYWQwMmRmMTk5Yg) and answered questions on worksheet 5 (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NTQ2ZGQ4ODEwNWY0YTc5MQ).

Week of Sept. 21-24

posted Sep 21, 2020, 11:23 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 5:40 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
Today, we looked at the different genres of writing and their characteristics (https://www.ereadingworksheets.com/genre/) .  In mathematics, we learned about exponents, perfect squares, and square roots (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zUmvpkhvW8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-Sfvry_h3Q).  In Science, we learned about food chains, food webs, and the roles of the organisms in them(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1M9xD482s). 

TUESDAY    
In today's class, we reviewed genres and students selected a book for independent reading. Students should be leaving their books with me at school. In mathematics, we practiced B E DM AS and the order of operations. In Health, students looked up information about health disorders and how they can be caused by food choices or prevented by healthier choices.

WEDNESDAY    
We identified the genres of our silent reading books and posted introductions to them for our classmates in Edsby.  In mathematics, we practiced the order of operations and played a Kahoot (https://create.kahoot.it/share/order-of-operations/df77030c-62d1-4faf-a7e0-b81ba0b4661c) for review at the end of class.

THURSDAY    
Students focused on independent reading journals, reviewing proper sentence structure, and began looking at how to set up paragraphs.  In mathematics, we concentrated on reviewing B E DM AS once again (Kahoot is useful for review).  In Science, we started looking at food pyramids (numbers and biomass) and how energy decreases as it moves up the pyramid.

Week of Sept. 14-18

posted Sep 15, 2020, 5:29 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Sep 21, 2020, 5:24 AM ]

          
MONDAY         
Today we finished working on our masked selfies. Some students still need to colour them a bit at home. In math, we worked on a diagnostic test to review topics from Grade 6. I will try to upload the results to each child here on Edsby (I may have to send the paper copies home if that does not work).
         
TUESDAY    
Today we started correcting our Grade 6 diagnostic math tests (not for marks).  This is meant to be a review/reminder of subject material from last year.  In Science, we looked at abiotic and biotic factors as well as the needs of living things. 
         
WEDNESDAY    
Today, we finished correcting our math diagnostics (what students remember from Grade 6).  All students are asked to bring their test (not for marks) home so thier parents/guardians can see it.  Students are asked to reflect on areas of the curriculum they struggled with.  In Science class, we continued looking at Ecosystems.  In particular, we looked at relationships between organisms (lesson 2).  The worksheets are all under Uploaded Files and a digital copy of the textbook is also provided there:  https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NDQ1MmNhYWQwMmRmMTk5Yg
         
THURSDAY    
In Language class, we listened to a short story entitled "The Treasure in the Forest" by H.G. Wells. Students wrote a response in their journals (personal and never for marks). In mathematics, we practiced place value and rounding (from https://www.math-drills.com/). In Health class, we started looking at healthy eating (https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/).

FRIDAY    
We worked on coding today in class!  Students learned some of the basics in coding in Scratch and made their sprites move, have sound, etc.  In Math, we looked at finding the GCF using factor lists and finding the LCM using skip counting.  In Science, we finished investigating the relationships between organisms.

Friday, Sept. 11

posted Sep 11, 2020, 11:21 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Sep 11, 2020, 11:21 AM ]

         
A great end to our first week!
Today we worked on making a masked selfie surprise, we reviewed and practiced following the order of operations, and we learned about ecosystems and the needs of living things.

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