Week of Sept. 21-24

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

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). 

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.

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.

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 ]

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).
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. 
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
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/).

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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