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Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

posted by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

Day 8


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Nov. 13th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook): Should the Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) tests be optional? According to the Government of Ontario, the purpose of EQAO tests is to ensure that there is accountability between school boards and schools in Ontario. In other words, the test was developed to figure out the quality of education that Ontario’s students are getting. By providing these yearly standardized tests, the Ministry of Education hopes to increase the quality of education in Ontario, while also using the tests to make plans for future improvement. EQAO tests are intended to measure the students' ability to: Make sense of what they read in different kinds of texts; Express their thoughts in writing using appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation; Use appropriate math skills to solve problems.  In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against EQAO tests being optional.  Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.



Example:EQAO tests should not be optional.

Pros/Proposition/For/Affirmative (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against/Negative (negative things that weaken the argument)

- could be a very effective and powerful assessment tool to improve learning, teaching, and the education system as a whole

- stress and anxiety of EQAO tests is too much for children





Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Revise/Edit: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph and Conferences

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 3: Learning Goals: Analyze the causes of conflict among the French, the British, and First Nations in North America during the Seven Years’ War; Consider the significance of different key people and events throughout the war; Understand the consequences of the war and the conquest on different groups of people; Create and analyze maps related to the Seven Years’ War What Were the Causes of the Seven Years’ War? Was the British Victory Inevitable? How Did the Seven Years’ War Impact First Nations? How Did the Seven Years’ War Impact the French?


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  

2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  

3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5

4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contest: A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program

7) Optional Writing Contest: CBC First Page Student Writing Challenge: Due Nov. 29

https://www.cbc.ca/books/new-cbc-creative-writing-challenge-invites-students-to-imagine-canada-s-future-in-150-years-1.4269274

Your challenge is to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future, with your protagonist facing an issue that's typical today and setting the scene for how it's all playing out in a century and a half.


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 14th: Completion of Student-Led Conference Form

  3. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

posted 12 Nov 2018, 12:00 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018

Day 7


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Nov. 12th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook): Should Remembrance Day be a statutory (required by law) holiday in Ontario?  Currently, Remembrance Day is a holiday in all provinces and territories except for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. People employed by the federal government also get the day off. One day, every year, we honour people around the world, men and women,  who died in service to their country. Yesterday was Remembrance Day and many people around the world wore poppies, attended ceremonies, and visited memorials to mark the armistice (agreement to stop fighting) declaration of November 11th, 1918.  Remembrance Day was first held on November 11th 1919, exactly one year after the truce which effectively ended World War I. Although at the time it was called “the war to end all wars”, many more have followed. During Remembrance Day commemorations, Canadians also revisit the poem for Remembrance Day.  In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow, written by the Canadian poet (also physician, author, and artist), John McCrae, in 1915. The poem, which McCrae composed after witnessing the death of a close friend, evokes the fragile, blood-coloured flowers that bloomed in No Man’s Land during World War I, and grew on the newly-dug graves of fallen soldiers. Despite the importance of Remembrance Day as a time to respect and honour those who died for our freedom, there is still an ongoing debate about whether or not it should be a mandatory holiday for all Canadians. The Royal Canadian Legion (organization which supports Veterans and their families) has campaigned against a Remembrance Day holiday for more than 40 years. They are worried that making Nov. 11th a legal holiday would change people's attitudes and they might not bother making the effort to attend local ceremonies. In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against making Remembrance Day a statutory holiday in Ontario.   Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example: Remembrance Day should not be a statutory (required by law) holiday in Ontario.

Pros/Proposition/For/Affirmative (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against/Negative (negative things that weaken the argument)

-like Labour Day and other statutory holidays, Ontarians would treat it as just another day off work and an opportunity to visit the shopping mall

- schools would do more to treat it is an important occasion and teaching moment

-no one who fought in WWI is even alive to remember it - holiday is pointless

- would encourage future generations to remember the horrors of war and learn from history



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Revise/Edit: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph and Conferences

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 3: Learning Goals: Analyze the causes of conflict among the French, the British, and First Nations in North America during the Seven Years’ War; Consider the significance of different key people and events throughout the war; Understand the consequences of the war and the conquest on different groups of people; Create and analyze maps related to the Seven Years’ War What Were the Causes of the Seven Years’ War? Was the British Victory Inevitable? How Did the Seven Years’ War Impact First Nations? How Did the Seven Years’ War Impact the French?


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  

2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  

3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5

4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contest: A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program

7) Optional Writing Contest: CBC First Page Student Writing Challenge: Due Nov. 29

https://www.cbc.ca/books/new-cbc-creative-writing-challenge-invites-students-to-imagine-canada-s-future-in-150-years-1.4269274

Your challenge is to write the first page of a novel set 150 years in the future, with your protagonist facing an issue that's typical today and setting the scene for how it's all playing out in a century and a half.


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 14th: Completion of Student-Led Conference Form

  3. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:09 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

Day 6


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Debate Catch-Up: While Mrs. Heiss is attending the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, use this week to catch-up on your incomplete responses to the daily debate prompts.



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Pre-Write/Write: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 2: P.P.46-64: What Shaped Canadien Culture? Why Was the Fur Trade Significant? What Caused Tensions to Rise? Were the British Justified in Expelling the Acadians?

  4. Ensure that room 226 is extremely organized for Mrs. Heiss's return.



LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  3. Nov. 18: Report Cards Sent Home

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:07 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

Day 5


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Debate Catch-Up: While Mrs. Heiss is attending the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, use this week to catch-up on your incomplete responses to the daily debate prompts.



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Pre-Write/Write: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 2: P.P.46-64: What Shaped Canadien Culture? Why Was the Fur Trade Significant? What Caused Tensions to Rise? Were the British Justified in Expelling the Acadians?

  4. Distribution of Report Cards (Team 74)



LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Return Signed Report Card Envelope

  3. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  4. Nov. 18: Report Cards Sent Home

  5. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:05 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Day 4


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Debate Catch-Up: While Mrs. Heiss is attending the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, use this week to catch-up on your incomplete responses to the daily debate prompts.



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. USSW: Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading: Free Write (Write About Website)

  3. Pre-Write/Write: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph

  4. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 2: P.P.46-64: What Shaped Canadien Culture? Why Was the Fur Trade Significant? What Caused Tensions to Rise? Were the British Justified in Expelling the Acadians?



LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  3. Nov. 18: Report Cards Sent Home

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:02 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Day 3


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Debate Catch-Up: While Mrs. Heiss is attending the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, use this week to catch-up on your incomplete responses to the daily debate prompts.



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Pre-Write/Write: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 2: P.P.46-64: What Shaped Canadien Culture? Why Was the Fur Trade Significant? What Caused Tensions to Rise? Were the British Justified in Expelling the Acadians?



LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  3. Nov. 18: Report Cards Sent Home

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip































Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

posted 4 Nov 2018, 05:00 by Ms C Heiss RTMS   [ updated 4 Nov 2018, 05:03 ]

Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Day 2


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Debate Catch-Up: While Mrs. Heiss is attending the Teachers’ Institute on Canadian Parliamentary Democracy, use this week to catch-up on your incomplete responses to the daily debate prompts.



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing a paragraph.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  2. Pre-Write/Write: MeTube Assignment: Retell, Relate, and Reflect Paragraph

  3. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes for Chapter 2: P.P.46-64: What Shaped Canadien Culture? Why Was the Fur Trade Significant? What Caused Tensions to Rise? Were the British Justified in Expelling the Acadians?


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23

5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers

6) Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Page Application: Due Nov. 15th

https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/about-page-program


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 15 and 16th (am only): Student-Led Conferences

  3. Nov. 18: Report Cards Sent Home

  4. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

posted 2 Nov 2018, 13:17 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Day 1


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Nov. 2nd Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook): Should Canada discontinue Daylight Saving time? Every spring and fall, Canadians turn their clocks back or forward one hour to make the best use of the daylight. It is called Daylight Saving Time. When the clocks are turned back in the fall, it will be brighter in the mornings as we go to school and to work. New research shows this time change has a big downside: an increase in crime. By looking at crime patterns, researchers discovered that robbery rates increase when it's darker for a longer time in the evenings.  Some experts are in favour of Daylight Saving Time that they say it should be made permanent, meaning not turning the clocks back in autumn.  They say that the problems caused by disrupting people's body clocks cause problems, such as car accidents and increased rates of hearts attacks, could be avoided by making Daylight Saving Time a permanent fixture. Other studies have suggested that although Daylight Saving Time was introduced to save energy, any reductions in electricity are offset by increased use of heating or air conditioning and also vehicle fuel. Environmentalists also question whether daylight saving time actually saves any energy.  In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against Canada discontinuing Daylight Saving Time.  Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.



Example:  Canada should discontinue Daylight Saving Time

Pros/Proposition/For/Affirmative (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against/Negative (negative things that weaken the argument)

-some studies have linked the early evening darkness to depression and mental health problems

-longer evenings motivate people to get out of their house for activities like shopping and dining -- good for economy



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Riptide TV and Popcorn/Lollipop


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  3. Debate Activity: Devil’s Advocate (Team 74)

  4. Compliments Reward Period (Team 77)


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23 5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers



Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Independent Reading of Self-Selected Text or Reading Assessment


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

posted 2 Nov 2018, 13:16 by Ms C Heiss RTMS   [ updated 2 Nov 2018, 13:18 ]

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Day 10


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


November Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Congratulations to September and October Students of the Month: Sarah, Thusi, Sabrina, Akash, Jivitesh


Nov. 1st Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook): Are kids more stressed today? Everyone has experienced stress, which is your body’s response to physical, emotional, and  mental demands made on it. A surge of hormones is released when people are stressed and that helps them deal with the danger or threat, but it also affects the nervous system and can cause health problems. When we experience a lot of stress, our bodies don’t easily return to a relaxed state. How much stress we experience growing up can affect our health later in life. This was discovered during a study which assessed the emotional health, diet and habits of hundreds of people from childhood through adulthood. They analyzed the relationship between stress and disease and found people who had persistent stress were at the highest risk for disease. Surprisingly, people who had periods of high stress, when they were between the ages of 7 and 16, showed a high risk for chronic illness, even if they were not stressed as adults. In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against kids being more stressed today.  Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:Kids are more stressed today.

Pros/Proposition/For/Affirmative (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against/Negative (negative things that weaken the argument)

-compared to 10+ years ago, surveys report that young people feel more stressed

- amount of stress has not changed --stress has always been a normal part of everyday life and kids need to get used to it



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  3. Review Me Tube Assignment Expectations

  4. Gallery Walk for Retell Paragraph

  5. Table-Group Activity: Relate Paragraph for Big Yellow Taxi

  6. Video Clip: Historical Significance (Teams 77)

  7. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes: Historical Significance, How did the land change after the Treaty of Utrecht? How did the Treaty of Utrecht affect relations in North America?


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Lyrics for Favourite Song - Due Nov. 5 4) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23 5) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers



Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Complete Handout: Analyzing Your Significance Sketch



Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nominee for September and October Students of the Month

  3. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

posted 31 Oct 2018, 10:41 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

Day 3


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Optimism/Positivity Habit: Paradigms and Principles


October Birthdays: (4) Kareem, (10) Abeerah, (16) Sourojeet, (18) Raaniya


Oct. 31st Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook): Should hate speech be treated the same as a hate crime?  Hate speech is sometimes difficult to define. Hate speech is speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of attributes such as skin colour, phenotype, religion, ethnic origin, national origin, or sexual orientation.  Some people use hate speech to express bias, superiority, bigotry or prejudice. Hate crimes are extreme forms of bias and prejudice, fueled by ignorance and the power of fear. Some examples of hate crimes are the murder of Jews by Nazis, persecution of Muslims during the former Yugoslavia, and the lynching of black Americans during slavery.  The Criminal Code of Canada says a hate crime is committed to intimidate, harm or terrify not only a person, but an entire group of people to which the victim belongs. The victims of hate speech or hate crimes are targeted for who they are, not because of anything they have done.   In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against hate speech being treated like hate crimes. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:  Hate speech should be treated like a hate crime.

Pros/Proposition/For/Affirmative (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against/Negative (negative things that weaken the argument)

-effects and terrorizes communities, not just individuals, for things they cannot change (e.g., skin colour, ethnicity)

-hate speech will eventually lead to hate crimes

-different or offensive viewpoints are protected under freedom of speech -should someone be penalized for their beliefs and motive?



Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


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

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

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

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

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts by making connections. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day and generating ideas for writing.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Furthermore, we are learning to listen effectively. Lastly, we are learning to understand that historical significance depends on three criteria.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: Maze Runner by James Dashner

  3. USSW:Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Writing: Free Write  (periods 1, 2, and 5)

  4. Gallery Walk for Retell Paragraph

  5. Table-Group Activity: Relate Paragraph for Big Yellow Taxi

  6. Video Clip: Historical Significance (Teams 74 and 77)

  7. Shared Reading, Discussion and Jot Notes: Historical Significance, How did the land change after the Treaty of Utrecht? How did the Treaty of Utrech affect relations in North America? (Teams 74 and 77)


LA/H/G Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Me Tube Assignment - due  Nov. 23 4) Optional Writing Contests: a) A and E Lives that Matter a Difference Essay Contest - due Dec. 31 Essayhttp://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/ b) Speakers Award for Youth Writers (fiction/fiction) - due Nov. 8 https://www.ola.org/en/visit-learn/programs/speakers-award-youth-writers



Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Colours Silhouette Assignment and Completion of Rubric

  2. Significance Sketch: Mind Map for the History of the World/Canada (most historically significant events, in your opinion)

  3. Complete Handout: Analyzing Your Significance Sketch



Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text for Weekly Book Chats

  2. Nominee for September and October Students of the Month

  3. Nov. 22: Finlayson field trip

















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