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Thursday, May 24, 2018

posted 24 May 2018, 10:29 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Day 3


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May 24th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  Ontario requires food service providers with 20 or more locations in the province -- such as restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, grocery stores and movie theatres -- to include the number of calories for each food and beverage item on their menus, labels or tag. The United States government recently passed a similar law that requires all major restaurant chains to post the calories of their dishes on their menus. Studies have demonstrated that having calorie information about food causes diners to cut back on the number of calories they consume. This can help people lose weight and avoid the dangers of obesity, especially since some foods have more calories than you might think. Choose 1: How would knowing the calories in your food options affect your order at a restaurant?  2. What are some ways parents could help their children eat healthily or avoid becoming obese? 3. Should the government be responsible for people’s nutritional habits or choices? 4. Should schools monitor students’ weight and health?  Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On

  2. Direct Instruction and Guided Exploration: Solving Algebraic Equations Using Algebra Tiles

  3. Nelson Review Packet for Algebra


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): Review unmastered topics 2) Patterning and Algebra Quiz: May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problems of the Week 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud; The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. 600 Series Chromebooks: Revising 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay for Daily Writing Prompt Topic  - Use the success criteria as a checklist or reference sheet. (periods 5 and 6)


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1


Other Agenda Items

  1. Bring your lunch, hat, and sunscreen for tomorrow’s field trip to Fort York.

  2. Independent Reading Text









Wednesday, May 23, 2018

posted 22 May 2018, 12:44 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Day 2


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May 23rd Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   Throughout human history, some people have always had more than others. Enormous wealth has distinguished emperors, kings, queens, medieval barons, and modern business tycoons from ordinary people. However, the gap between richest and poorest has fluctuated. Currently, it is getting wider. Some religions say, “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil”.  Also, studies have stated that after a certain point, being rich stops making people happy. And the desire to keep earning more can often make us greedy and selfish. Also, isn’t it shameful to keep so much money, when there are children starving all over our world? Of course, some people disagree with the aforementioned and believe the following. If wealthy people earned the money legally and honestly, while contributing to the society they live in, then what is the harm? Rich people pay far more in taxes, which helps to keep schools and hospitals open for everyone. Many. also give generously to charity on top of that. What wealthy people do with the leftovers is up to them — after all, they earned them. Choose:  Is being rich immoral? 2. How much money is “too much” for one person to own? (Is there such a thing?) 3. Are wealthy people selfish? 4.  Should wealth be celebrated or mocked? 5. If you had one million, how much of it would you give away to good causes? 6. Is it wrong to love money? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. TIPS Handouts: Vocabulary of Problem Solving & Problem Solving Using Equations (Team 74)


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): Review unmastered topics 2) Patterning and Algebra Quiz: May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problems of the Week 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


  1. Read Structures Informational Handout

  2. Completion of Structures Handout in Preparation of Next Week’s lab: Spaghetti Structures


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes: Patterns of Rivers and Oceans (Period 4)

  2. Library Computers: Revising 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay for Daily Writing Prompt Topic  - Use the success criteria as a checklist or reference sheet. (Periods 1 and 5)


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1


Other Agenda Items

  1. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  2. Independent Reading Text









Tuesday, May 22, 2018

posted 22 May 2018, 12:34 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Day 1


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May 22nd Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   It has become one of the defining questions of our age. Are you a “laurel” or a “yanny”? Not sure? Last week, the recording at the start of an audio clip went viral, sparking a fierce debate which, beneath the surface, explores fundamental questions about how we experience the universe. It all starts with “laurel” and “yanny”. Which one did you hear? Chances are you have friends who heard the opposite. But how can one sound be interpreted in two different ways? Science has the answer. The recording is of the word “laurel”, but it contains both high and low frequencies. It is these higher frequencies (and the patchy sound quality) which make some people hear “yanny” — it depends on which frequency your brain focuses on. But instead of settling the issue, this explanation only leads to harder questions. If our senses can deceive us, how can we rely on them? For that matter, can we be sure that what we experience is real? And does this mean that everyone has their own different version of “reality” whirring inside their brains? But this would mean that… there is no such thing as “reality” at all? These questions have vexed philosophers for millennia. Among the first sceptics was an ancient Greek philosopher called Pyrrho. Born in 360 BC, he believed that our senses reveal nothing about the true nature of the world. Think about colour. To one person, a basket of mixed apples will appear red and green. To someone with colour blindness, the same apples would all look a brownish-green. To a hungry bat they will be shades of black and white. Colour exists in the mind of the observer — not in the apples themselves. Other philosophers like René Descartes have argued that “reality” could actually be all a vivid dream, stating we cannot rely on senses to disprove this claim. This idea had a modern re-imagining in the film The Matrix.  Choose 1:  Is there such a thing as reality or is it just an illusion? 2. Can we rely on our senses? 3. Is all experience subjective? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala



Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On: Brain Pop Video: Solving Algebraic Equations

  2. Assessment for Learning: Patterning and Algebra Quiz #1

  3. Brain Pop Video and Group Quiz: Equations with Variables & Graphing Linear Equations


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): Dividing Both Sides of an Equation (3:13)  and Google form question 2) Show parents your heart and breathing rate data. 3) Patterning and Algebra Quizzes: May 22 and May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.



Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. Shared Reading, Discussion, and Jot Notes: Patterns of Rivers and Oceans

  3. 600 Series Chromebooks: Using Success Criteria Rubric to Revise 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1

5) Learning SKills Reflection


Other Agenda Items

  1. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  2. Independent Reading Text









Friday, May 18, 2018

posted 18 May 2018, 10:39 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, May 18, 2018

Day 5


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


Congratulations to April’s Students of the Month: Zainab, Rubab, and RJ


May 18th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   On May 19th, Rachel Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry (Prince Henry of Wales). Meghan will be the first non-white member of the royal family, since 1818 and Queen Charlotte, who was of African ancestry.  Despite her ambiguous phenotype, Meghan Markle’s mother is “black” and her father is “white”. Due to Meghan’s father’s illness, she will be given away (walked down the aisle) by Prince Charles, Harry’s father, instead of her own father. The tradition of “giving away” a bride has its roots in the early history of marriage, when partnerships were often more about trade than love. Fathers would receive a dowry in exchange for their daughter’s hand in marriage; walking her to her new husband was essentially a property swap. Gradually, attitudes began to change. In the 12th century in Europe, the Catholic Church began to see marriage as a religious sacrament. Around 500 years ago, the Church of England vowed that Prince Harry and Meghan will exchange their vows on a Saturday — in which they promise to love and cherish each other “till death us do part” — were written in the Book of Common Prayer. However, Meghan is likely to omit the promise to “obey” her husband, as Kate Middleton and Princess Diana both did. In the Victorian era, love was finally seen as an important foundation for marriage, rather than just an added bonus. Today, marriage is considered a commitment between equals, but it is not always until death. In North America, almost 50% of marriages end in divorce; Meghan herself has been married before. Meanwhile, fewer young people are choosing to get married in the first place. Choose 1: Do you want to get married one day? 2. Are weddings sexist? 3. Is marriage a thing of the past? 4. Are you planning to watch the royal wedding? 5. Should the monarchy be abolished? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala

  7. Riptide TV


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds ON

  2. Review Assessed Unit Test: Fractions, Ratio, Rate, and Percent

  3. Using Systematic Trial (Guess and Check/Test) to Solve Equations: Nelson Textbook p.p. 290-291, # 5 and 4 choice questions

  4. Compliments Reward Period (period 7)


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): Evaluating an Expression using Substitution (1:15), Adding and Subtracting from Both Sides of an Equation (2:09)  and Google form question 2) Show parents your assessed unit test for fractions, ratio, rate, and percent. 3) Patterning and Algebra Quizzes: May 22 and May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


  1. Review Lab: Use the Force – What do you think will happen to the lines on a marshmallow when a force is applied to it?


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. Discussion: This Week’s Writing Prompt Topics


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text









Wednesday, May 16, 2018

posted 16 May 2018, 12:10 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Day 3


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


Congratulations to April’s Students of the Month: Zainab, Rubab, and RJ


May 16th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  This week, as throughout history, the names of Israel, Palestine and Jerusalem were at the heart of fierce global debate. The US has opened a new embassy in Jerusalem. President Donald Trump’s decision to move it from the coastal city of Tel Aviv has caused huge controversy. In the Palestinian exclave of Gaza yesterday, at least 52 people were killed and 2,200 wounded. When a mass of Palestinians attempted to cross the border fence that separates Israel from Gaza, things quickly turned violent, with Israeli soldiers responding with rifle fire. Tens of thousands of Palestinians took part in the protests, which spread to the West Bank. In Jerusalem, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her Jewish husband, Jared Kushner, attended a ceremony to mark the new embassy’s opening. Jerusalem lies on the heavily disputed border between the current versions of Israel and Palestine. Israel regards Jerusalem as its “eternal and undivided” capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The move was brought forward to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, further angering Palestinians. Yesterday, Palestinians marked Nakba Day, commemorating the displacement that followed the declaration of Israeli independence. Trump has officially recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking with decades of US neutrality on the issue and putting the US out of step with many of its allies. Condemnation was swift and wide-ranging, with both the king of Saudi Arabia and the Reform Judaism movement criticising the move. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the embassy move would be “good for peace”. Recent events seem to contradict that. Choose 1:Should the US have moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? 2.Will Israelis and Palestinians ever make peace? 3.Which plays a greater role in preventing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: territory or religion? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds on

  2. Direct Instruction and Guided Exploration: Solving Equations by Inspection (Isolating the Variable) and Systematic Trial (Guess and Check/Test)

  3. Solving Equations by Inspection (Isolating the Variable): Nelson Textbook P. P. 286-287: Completion of Practice Questions, # 5 and 4 choice questions


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s):Intro to 2-step equations (5:11), Evaluating an Expression Example (2:00) and Google form question 2) Show parents your heart and breathing rate data. 3) Patterning and Algebra Quizzes: May 22 and May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.



Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. 600 Series Chromebooks: Writing 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Remember purpose, audience and success criteria!

  3. Library Computers: USSW: Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Writing: Free Write


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text









Tuesday, May 15, 2018

posted 15 May 2018, 09:58 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Day 2


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


Congratulations to April’s Students of the Month: Zainab, Rubab, and RJ


May 15th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   For almost 1.6 billion people, today marks the beginning of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year.  The religious tradition takes place every year, during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and moves around 11 days each year. Muslims believe that it was during this month that the Prophet Muhammad was first visited by the archangel Gabriel, in a cave near Mecca, in AD 610 and the first teachings of the Quran were revealed to him. During Ramadan, Muslims do not take any food, water or other pleasures, between sunrise and sunset. They have a morning meal, called the suhoor, before dawn; at dusk, they break their fast with the iftar. The idea is to purify your soul by detaching from material pleasures and coming closer to Allah. It is also a chance to reflect on those less fortunate than you. At the end of Ramadan, Muslims will celebrate the festival of Eid-al-Fitr.  Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam — the five core beliefs that provide the foundation of the whole religion. The others are prayer, giving to charity, making a pilgrimage to Mecca, and a sincere faith that: “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger. Healthy Muslims generally regard observance to Ramadan. However, under most interpretations of Islamic law, there are exceptions for the ill, vulnerable, pregnant, elderly and very young. Other faiths observe fasting too. The traditional Jewish calendar includes several fast days; the most commonly observed is Yom Kippur, when Jews fast for 25 hours. Christians often make sacrifices during Lent. Some Buddhists fast in the hope it will help them abandon all desire and achieve enlightenment. There is no scientific evidence for the benefits of fasting. Nonetheless, some believe fasting is a test of character, requiring discipline and sacrifice. Others believe fasting alters the way our bodies function, bringing health risks and making us unproductive and inattentive.  Choose 1: What would be the most difficult thing for you to give up? 2. Is fasting still worthwhile? 3. Apart from breakfast, would you take part in a fast? 4. Is it always necessary for our actions to be scientifically justifiable?  Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. 600 Series Chromebooks: Explorelearning.com Gizmo and Completion of Assessment Questions: Solving Two-Step Equations


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s):One-Step Equation Intuition (4:38) and Google form question 2) Show parents your heart and breathing rate data. 3) Patterning and Algebra Quizzes: May 22 and May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


  1. Jot Notes: Types of Forces; Tension, Compression, Torsion, Shear

  2. Lab: Use the Force – What do you think will happen to the lines on a marshmallow when a force is applied to it?


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. Patterns of Rivers and Oceans: What happens when earth's water systems change? What are the characteristics of rivers and oceans? How are we changing rivers and oceans? How can we protect rivers and oceans? Learning Goals: Describe characteristics of water systems; Describe how natural systems and people change water systems; Analyze topographic maps

  3. 500 Series Chromebooks: Writing 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Remember purpose, audience and success criteria!


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  3. Library Books Due: June 8th









Monday, May 14, 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 10:57 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Monday, May 14, 2018

Day 1


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


Congratulations to April’s Students of the Month: Zainab, Rubab, and RJ


May 14th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   Cats are mysterious creatures to us humans for many reasons. One of these reasons is that cats seem to always land on their feet whenever they fall. In fact, cats can be dropped upside down and still land on their feet, every time. But, how do they do this? It seems to defy the laws of physics. Things can't spontaneously start rotating or spinning in space. And if something rotates one direction, there has to be something counter-rotating the other direction. And if you-- for instance, if you sit in a chair that can spin, if you twist your upper body to the left, say, the chair is going to rotate a bit to the right.  It took physicists 75 years to crack the case of flipping cats: The answer has to do with momentum -- That's Conservation of Angular Momentum-- that there's this equal and opposite reaction to any rotation action. The cat's spine is so flexible, when it's in the V shape, it can move its body in two different directions,rotating against itself. So, instead of flipping over all of its body in one roll, the cat turns its front legs one way and its back legs the other. At the same time, the cat pulls its front legs in and stretches its back legs out. This helps the front body starts spinning more quickly than the back-- according to the Law of Conservation of Angular Momentum. Then, when the front legs are in the right position underneath its shoulders, the cat quickly pulls on its back legs so, they can rotate in line with the front. Choose 1: Are cats or dogs better pets? 2. Would you like to have a cat for a pet? 3. What other things move too quickly for you to see, so you would like to see them in slow motion? 4. How do you think studying cats’ landings could be used in developing new technologies?  Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to describe linear patterns and relationships, using multiple representations (e.g.,  equations, table of values, graphs, models/pictures, words, numbers). Secondly, we are learning to identify and apply algebraic situations in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems using  patterning and algebra. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On

  2. TIPS Handout and Activity: Getting to the Heart of Math, Mathematics of Life and Breath


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s):Equations of Sequence Patterns (8:36) and Google form question 2) Show parents your heart and breathing rate data 3) Patterning and Algebra Quizzes: May 22 and May 29 4) Review co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 5) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 6) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms



LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. 500 Series Chromebooks: Writing 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Remember purpose, audience and success criteria!

  3. Riptide TV

  4. Discussion: Last Week’s Writing Prompt Topics


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for  May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text









Friday, May 11, 2018

posted 11 May 2018, 10:21 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, May 11, 2018

Day 5


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May 11th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   Tensions flared across the Middle East as Trump pulled out of Iran’s nuclear agreement. Here are five things that some say might happen. Firstly, Iran might launch an assault on Israel.  Iranian troops are now in Syria, fighting for the Assad regime. Syria’s neighbour, Israel, views Iran as a threat and has already killed Iranian forces with airstrikes. Without the deal, Iran may be emboldened to launch retaliatory attacks of its own, which could spark a war between the two states. Secondly, Saudi Arabia might bomb Iran. Iran and Saudi Arabia are currently fighting a proxy war in Yemen, but have avoided direct conflict. However, shortly after Trump’s announcement, Iran-aligned forces in Yemen fired a salvo of ballistic missiles at the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Some see this as a sign of deliberate escalation, which Saudi Arabia may respond to with direct attacks on Iran. Thirdly, Iran might develop nukes and Saudi Arabia could go to war. In the weapons deal, Iran is free to build nuclear missiles — which would give the US a clear pretext for military action. However, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, wants to keep the deal alive, in spite of America’s exit, Fourthly, Worldwide nuclear arms race might be sparked. If Iran builds nuclear weapons, it won’t be the only country the US will have to worry about. Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia would all want their own atomic arsenals too. Then there’s North Korea. With the Iran deal breaking down, some think Kim Jong-un will now be sceptical of any denuclearisation proposals Trump makes when the pair meet later this year. Fifthly, Trump’s gamble pays off . Trump predicts that economic sanctions will force Iran back to the negotiating table. Right now, this seems unlikely.  Choose 1: Should young people care about the actions of world leaders? 2. Should all of the world’s nuclear weapons be destroyed? 3. Is Trump wrong to scrap the Iran deal?  4. Is the world a more dangerous place now? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala

  7. Riptide Tv & popcorn/Lollipop


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to represent fractions as different things: parts of regions, parts of sets, parts of measures, division or ratios, and percents. Secondly, we are learning to recognize which representation -- fraction, decimal, or percent, rate, ratio -- is more useful in which situation. Thirdly, we are learning how to identify and apply proportional and non-proportional situations in the real world. Fourthly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve problems involving proportional thinking (fractions, rate, ratio, percent).  Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On

  2. Co-Construction of Success Criteria for Patterning and Algebra

  3. Looking for Patterns and Exploring Houses (Team 74)

  4. NCTM Handout: Patterns and Happy Counting


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s):What is a Variable (3:18) , Writing Expressions with, Variables (1:37) and Google form question 2) Contribute to co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 3) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 4) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


  1. Review Handout for Bill Nye the Science Guy Video

  2. RTMS: Structural Stress, Fatigue, and Failure?


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. 500 Series Chromebooks: Canadian Citizenship Challenge


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for For May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text










Thursday, May 10, 2018

posted 10 May 2018, 11:17 by Ms C Heiss RTMS   [ updated 14 May 2018, 10:56 ]

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Day 4


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May10th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   One of history’s most famous volcanic eruptions happened in 79 AD, when the Italian town of Pompeii was wiped out by Mount Vesuvius in a single afternoon. Last Friday, when school teacher Amber Makuakane closed her door, she knew she may never return. She took her two children, a bag of clothes and some important documents — and said goodbye. Later, her fears were confirmed; she spotted her home in ruins in aerial footage of Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano has been erupting on the island since May 3rd. At least 26 homes have been destroyed so far, with hundreds more at risk. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world; technically, it has been erupting for the last 35 years. Kilauea sits above a hotspot of molten rock a few miles under the ground. The magma needs a way out; normally, it bubbles up in the surrounding national park. However, last week there was “a major readjustment with the volcano’s plumbing system”, according to one scientist. The lava began erupting in a new area to the east — right beneath people’s homes. “Lava is extremely gassy,” one scientist explained; it is like shaking a can of Coke and waiting for it to explode. As the pressure built up underground, fissures cracked open in the streets. Elsewhere, vents spat out toxic sulfur dioxide and “lava fountains” taller than the CN Tower. It’s not over — there has been about one earthquake an hour since May 3rd, and there is still more magma waiting to burst free. Luckily, no one has lost their life yet. Choose 1: Would you live near an active volcano? 2) If you had to flee your house, which three things would you take with you? (Not including people and pets.) Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to represent fractions as different things: parts of regions, parts of sets, parts of measures, division or ratios, and percents. Secondly, we are learning to recognize which representation -- fraction, decimal, or percent, rate, ratio -- is more useful in which situation. Thirdly, we are learning how to identify and apply proportional and non-proportional situations in the real world. Fourthly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve problems involving proportional thinking (fractions, rate, ratio, percent).  Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On

  2. Co-Construction of Success Criteria for Patterning and Algebra

  3. Jot Notes: Vocabulary for Patterning and Algebra

  4. Looking for Patterns and Exploring Houses Handout (Team 73)


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s):Number Patterns: Visualizing Sequencing Relationships (2:27) and Google form question 2) Finish Finding patterns Handout 3) Contribute to co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra 4) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: Creating Problems 5) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


  1. Review Handout for Bill Nye the Science Guy Video

  2. RTMS: Structural Stress, Fatigue, and Failure?


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. Library: Book Exchange and Reading


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for For May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text









Wednesday, May 9, 2018

posted 9 May 2018, 11:45 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Day 3


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


May Birthdays: Ibrahim (5), Reem, Ethar (7), Brian (22)


May 9th Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):   Stretching for well over 162 kilometres, just off the coast of Australia is the world’s largest living structure: the Great Barrier Reef. It is so colossal that it can be seen clearly from space. This vast belt of marine life is now in terrible danger. Huge sections of the reef are dead. By some estimates, around a quarter of its coral has died in the last two years. In aid of one of its greatest treasures, the Australian government has pledged approximately $482 million Canadian dollars to help save the reef. It is the largest single investment for reef conservation and management in the country’s history. “We’ll be improving the monitoring of the reef’s health and the measurement of its impacts,” said environment minister. “The more we understand about the reef, the better we can protect it.” The money would be used to improve water quality, control predators, invest in coral restoration and enhance underwater monitoring. Why is it dying? The main reason is a phenomenon called “bleaching”, which occurs when corals become stressed and lose their algae and colour. This happens when seawater becomes warmer. Unless conditions change quickly, bleached corals starve to death. It is estimated that over 90% of the reef has been affected by bleaching. When corals die, many sea creatures lose a key source of food. This then affects every animal further up the food chain, including human beings. “Science is well aware of what is killing coral on the Great Barrier Reef — it’s the excess heat that comes from burning fossil fuels.” In other words, humans are at fault.” Choose 1: Can money save the Great Barrier Reef? 2. Is raising money the key to saving the environment? 3. What could you do to help endangered ecosystems? 4. Are you interested in visiting the Great Barrier Reef? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics

Learning Goals: Firstly, we are learning to represent fractions as different things: parts of regions, parts of sets, parts of measures, division or ratios, and percents. Secondly, we are learning to recognize which representation -- fraction, decimal, or percent, rate, ratio -- is more useful in which situation. Thirdly, we are learning how to identify and apply proportional and non-proportional situations in the real world. Fourthly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve problems involving proportional thinking (fractions, rate, ratio, percent).  Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Minds On

  2. Review and Self-Assessment: Patterning and Algebra: Assessment as/for Learning: Nelson Do You Remember? P.P. 121 and 271

  3. Co-Construction of Success Criteria for Patterning and Algebra

  4. Jot Notes: Patterning and Algebra Vocabulary


Math Homework/Lesson (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): Number Patterns Seeing Relationships (2:35) and Google form question 2) Contribute to co-constructed success criteria document for patterning and algebra. 3) University of Waterloo Problem of the Week: This Strikes a Chord! 4) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit (s).


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Homework/Lesson (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

  2. 600 Series Chromebooks: Pre-Writing 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay for Daily Writing Prompt Topic and Check-In

  3. 600 Chromebooks: USSW: Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Writing: Free Write


LA/HG Homework (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) 5-Paragraph Persuasive Essay - Due  June 1 5) Prepare for the Canadian Citizenship Challenge (mock/practice exam)  by studying the Discover Canada Study Guide - class ID 20805 - Due May 11th


Other Agenda Items

  1. May 17th: Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy Workshop

  2. Permission From for For May 25th York Trip

  3. Independent Reading Text









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